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Online courses are often offered under the categories of distance learning, home study or flexible learning and the course content is provided as e-learning which utilises electronic technologies. It is one of the most popular study modes for people looking to further their skills, or gain a qualification alongside their careers and private lives. It is an area that has seen significant growth as the benefits to learners, organisations and software companies become obvious.

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
100% Effective Ltd
         
(75)
3 months
200 GBP
Distance
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training teaches you Lean Six Sigma methods so you can take an active role in...
Proofreading and Editing Level 4 Diploma
College of Media and Publishing
         
(66)
3 months
412 GBP
Distance
This course has attracted plenty of positive course reviews like the one below. You can read all of them in the review...
Copywriting Level 4 Diploma
College of Media and Publishing
         
(54)
80 hours
412 GBP
Distance
On this course, you’ll be working with 1-2-1 with Justine Holman, who is a professional copywriter and copywriting consultant. Justine...
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
100% Effective Ltd
         
(51)
6 months
1,100 GBP
Distance
Lean Six Sigma combines the best of two proven business improvement approaches - Lean and Six Sigma. Both rely on...
Terrorism Studies
KNect365 Learning
         
(46)
Online
1,999 GBP
Distance
Terrorism Studies This Certificate in Terrorism Studies is a highly popular online programme dedicated to understanding terrorism and developing new...
Business & Administration Level 2 Certificate - Free Online Course
vision2learn
         
(45)
14 weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This free online course leads to the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration. In addition to...
Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Diploma Level 4
NCC Home Learning
         
(37)
240 hours
468 GBP
Distance
The modules of the Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma have been based around the professional standards for HLTA status. This...
Webmaster - Html & Css Course
Distance Learning Centre
         
(34)
120 hours
225 GBP
Distance
If you are interested in becoming a Web Designer or simply want to build your own website, or perhaps a...
Lean Organisation Management Techniques - Free Online Course
vision2learn
         
(32)
9 weeks
0 GBP
Distance
With this free vision2learn online course, delegates will get to grips with the concepts and practices of lean organisation management,...
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate Level 3 RQF
NCC Home Learning
         
(27)
180 hours
474 GBP
Distance
The Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools course is aimed at individuals looking to work within a school as a...
Genealogy Diploma Level 3
NCC Home Learning
         
(25)
360 hours
408 GBP
Distance
Family history research is said to be the fastest-growing hobby in the UK, as well as being the second most...
ICA Introductory Certificate Series
International Compliance Training
         
(24)
3 months
595 GBP
Distance
Short Introductory Courses ICA Certificate courses have been developed to meet the needs of people like you; regulatory or financial...
AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
AVADO
         
(22)
210 hours
 
Distance
AVADO offers award winning online AAT courses are designed with a single objective to help you reach your full potential...
Human Resources Diploma Level 3
NCC Home Learning
         
(22)
200 hours
408 GBP
Distance
The Human Diploma Level 3 is aimed at providing the learner will all the knowledge needed to work in a...
Business Administration Diploma
NCC Home Learning
         
(21)
200 hours
408 GBP
Distance
The Business Administration Diploma Level 3 requires learners to gain a detailed knowledge and aquire additional skills within a relevant...
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
100% Effective Ltd
         
(21)
12 months
1,550 GBP
Distance
Lean Six Sigma helps businesses to reduce waste, improve quality and increase staff morale with an approach founded in data...
Teaching Assistant Diploma Level 3
NCC Home Learning
         
(21)
200 hours
408 GBP
Distance
The Teaching Assistant Diploma Level 3 is aimed at providing the learner will all the knowledge needed to work as...
NEBOSH National / International General Certificate (IGC) in Occupational Health & Safety - Online
KBA Training
         
(20)
Self-paced
800 SGD
Distance
This online NEBOSH National General Certificate (a UK-specific qualification) and NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety course...
ILM Level 5 and 7 Qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring
Worthlearning
         
(19)
9-12 months
1,295 GBP
Distance
The ability to coach and mentor is a core leadership skill. Managers and leaders embarking on these qualification courses will...
IT User Skills Level 2 - Free Online Course
vision2learn
         
(19)
14 weeks
0 GBP
Distance
Today, working knowledge of computer and software is essential. With this free course by vision2learn, eligible candidates can build the...
Equality & Diversity Level 2 Certificate - Free Online Course
vision2learn
         
(18)
9 weeks
0 GBP
Distance
With this free online course on equality and diversity in the community, society and the workplace, candidates can gain an...
IT Support Technician Certification Bundle with 5 Exams
Hudson
         
(16)
12 months online access
749 GBP
Distance
What’s included in this certification bundle? This bundle contains 5 separate certification courses and 5 official certification exams, that are...
International Language Course - 34 Languages to choose from
International Career Institute
         
(15)
14 - 31 Weeks
 
Distance
 ...
Counselling Diploma
NCC Home Learning
         
(14)
200 hours
408 GBP
Distance
The Counselling Diploma course is designed to give the learner knowledge of counselling and different counselling theories. Description The Counselling...
Autism Awareness for Educators Level 3
NCC Home Learning
         
(13)
130 hours
336 GBP
Distance
Over one in one hundred children now are diagnosed with autism, although this figure is increasing all the time and...
CIPD Foundation Diploma in Human Resource Practice
ICS Learn
         
(13)
15 months
2,135 GBP
Distance
A career in human resources has the potential to take you places, and our 100% online  CIPD Human Resource Practice Diploma  course...
CMAcert e-learning (Competent Mortgage Advisor)
Simply Academy
         
(13)
12 months
595 GBP
Distance
(Price is exclusive of VAT) If you are a newly CeMAP® qualified adviser looking to improve your skillset and potential...
Diploma in Customer Service – Online
Global Edulink
         
(13)
75 hours
45 GBP
Distance
Overview Are you looking to develop your customer service skills? Give your career a boost with the well-recognised Global Edulink’s...
Human Resource Management Diploma Level 4
NCC Home Learning
         
(13)
240 hours
570 GBP
Distance
People play an integral part in an organisation. Having the right people with the right skills in your company, will...
The Mechanics of Project Finance
IFF - International Faculty of Finance
         
(13)
16 weeks
2,299 GBP
Distance
This intensive 16-week course, The Mechanics of Project Finance, offers delegates the opportunity to master the skills of the field via...
Criminal Psychology Diploma Level 4 
NCC Home Learning
         
(12)
240 hours
432 GBP
Distance
This Criminal Psychology course can be studied without any prior knowledge or can be studied as a follow-up programme from...
Forensic Science Diploma Level 3
NCC Home Learning
         
(12)
200 hours
408 GBP
Distance
This Forensic Science Diploma will examine this fascinating subject area. Forensic Science can be simply defined as the application of...
Lean Six Sigma Champion Belt
100% Effective Ltd
         
(12)
1 month
200 GBP
Distance
Online Lean Six Sigma Champion Belt training, learn at a time and pace to suit you. This flexible and interactive...
Blogging Level 3 Diploma
College of Media and Publishing
         
(11)
30 hours
125 GBP
Distance
This course has attracted plenty of positive course reviews, like the one below. You can read all of them on our own...
CIPD Intermediate Level 5 Certificate/Diploma in HR Management Online
DPG plc
         
(11)
4 months
2,750 GBP
Distance
Are you an aspiring or existing HR Manager/Business Partner or are you looking for the next step of your HR...
IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (exam included)
Hudson
         
(11)
12 months online access
549 GBP
Distance
Key Points: Provided by an IASSC fully Accredited Training Organisation (ATO): Hudson Exam fee paid for/included to sit the official...
IT Technician as a Career for Beginners with 5 Exams
Hudson
         
(11)
12 months online access
749 GBP
Distance
If you’ve ever considered working as an IT Technician, but felt you lacked the knowledge or skills to launch your...
Life Coaching Diploma Level 3
NCC Home Learning
         
(11)
200 hours
408 GBP
Distance
Whether you are studying this course for your own pleasure or you wish to build a career in Coaching, this...
Mindfulness Diploma
Centre of Excellence Online Ltd
         
(11)
150 hours
123 GBP
Distance
The course introduces you to the subject by answering the question, What is Mindfulness?. This gives insight into the concepts...
Nutrition and Health Level 2 - Free Online Course
vision2learn
         
(11)
15 weeks
0 GBP
Distance
Do you want to learn more about the impact that food has on health? Would a nutrition qualification help advance...
Psychology Diploma Level 3
NCC Home Learning
         
(11)
200 hours
408 GBP
Distance
It is the study of the mind and behaviour. Learners will examine how psychologists have developed their understanding of human...
IASSC Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (exam included)
Hudson
         
(10)
12 months online access
449 GBP
Distance
Key Points: Provided by an IASSC fully Accredited Training Organisation (ATO): Hudson Exam fee paid for/included to sit the official...
Lean Bundle
100% Effective Ltd
         
(10)
6 months
193 GBP
Distance
Lean is a Business Improvement methodology used across industries worldwide to increase efficiency by reducing waste. When implemented successfully, the...
Nursery Nurse Diploma Level 3
NCC Home Learning
         
(10)
200 hours
408 GBP
Distance
This Nursery Nurse Diploma course leads to a Level 3 award certificated by ABC Awards. It has been designed to...
Autism Awareness Level 2
NCC Home Learning
         
(9)
160 hours
300 GBP
Distance
Autism is a diverse and mystifying condition that has been the focus of much scientific research over the last few...
Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching Certification Bundle with 3 Exams
Hudson
         
(9)
12 months online access
749 GBP
Distance
What’s included in this certification bundle? This bundle contains 3 Cisco CCNP certification courses that you will have 12 months...
Diploma in LTE & Advanced Communications
Telecoms & Tech Academy
         
(9)
9 months
2,145 GBP
Distance
This diploma level online programme is university accredited and covers all aspects of Long Term Evolution (LTE), ranging from services...
Infection Control Level 2 Certificate - Free Online Course
vision2learn
         
(9)
13 weeks
0 GBP
Distance
With this free online course by vision2learn, delegates can learn the principles and practices of infections and infection control, plus...
Microsoft Office 2013 Certification Bundle with 5 Exams
Hudson
         
(9)
12 months online access
749 GBP
Distance
What’s included in this certification bundle? This bundle contains 5 Microsoft Office 2013 courses (beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels) and...
Psychology of Criminal Profiling Diploma
NCC Home Learning
         
(9)
200 hours
408 GBP
Distance
This  Psychology of Criminal Profiling Diploma  is a very intriguing and fascinating course and has been introduced due the increasing...
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What are online courses?

Online courses, or e-learning, uses information and communications technologies to provide innovative ways to learn. It is often used interchangeably with Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) although the latter covers a broader area that includes technology enhanced classrooms and learning with technology.

Online learning is a recognised form of learning and one can earn diplomas, certificates and degrees through these programs. It has been embraced by traditional education institutions and many of them now have e-learning interventions available to their learners.

E-learning utilises various other media to enhance the learning experience and to enable efficient communication between students and tutors. These include:

  • Printed materials such as manuals, books, etc.
  • Video conferencing
  • Online forums
  • Online information
  • CD's and DVD's
  • Email

Benefits of taking online courses

Online courses gives you the flexibility to study at your own pace and from wherever you choose. A wide range of courses are available online and are generally not limited to any specific start dates or durations. The learner benefits from acquiring new knowledge and skills while limiting the impact on their professional and private lives. Organisations benefit because their employers receive the required learning without leaving their place of work for extended periods of time. There is therefore minimal impact on the business and its outputs.

Online courses are often, although not always, cheaper than equivalent classroom courses. Some of the reasons for the reduced cost can be attributed to savings related to classroom facilities, catering, printed material, travel, accommodation and a dedicated lecturer. E-learning also scales well in the sense that once it's created, it can be distributed to an infinite number of learners without significantly impacting overhead.

A further benefit is the borderless capability of e-learning. Thanks to e-learning, courses can be offered to people across the globe often reaching individuals who would have found extreme difficulty in taking classroom courses.

Online courses are also a very good way of supporting widely distributed software. Think of Photoshop or Microsoft Word as examples. People can become proficient users of these applications just through completing online courses. The benefit for the learner is obvious in that they get to enjoy economic and personal value in learning these applications. A major benefit for the software companies is that they can distribute their applications as widely as possible taking comfort in the fact that their consumers will take responsibility for their own learning.

Using electronic media for learning is becoming more and more valuable and practical. It enables a much further reach for companies that provide the training and it also makes it possible for remote individuals to acquire knowledge and skills. Training solutions are becoming ever more elaborate and with the emergence of virtual reality (VR) one could expect a giant leap in this area in the near future.