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E-Learning / Distance Training Courses

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.

Investing in your own career through ongoing training really pays off!

With Sussex Business School, you will benefit from a personal tutor who will work with you to tailor your own approach to your studies, helping to ensure that you get the best return on your investment.

Proofreading and Editing Level 4 Diploma
College of Media and Publishing
         
(65)
3 months
245 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
         
(52)
80 hours
245 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...
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
NCC Home Learning
         
(37)
240 hours
456 GBP
Distance
The modules of the Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma have been based around the professional standards for HLTA status. This...
Personal Assistant Diploma
NCC Home Learning
         
(36)
200 hours
408 GBP
Distance
The competitive advantage to be gained through its people is today at the forefront of all forward thinking organisations. These...
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,...
2009 Sage 50 Plus Sage 2012
E-Careers
         
(29)
Flexible
400 GBP
Distance
Implement the smooth running of your company’s finances by learning to master your Sage Software with our 2009 Sage 50...
Sage Master Package 2017: Sage IAB, Sage Payroll 1 & 2, Sage 50, Excel & Book Keeping Basics
Brooklands College
         
(27)
479 GBP
Distance
About Sage and Payroll Sage is the UK’s most popular accounting software, used by thousands of businesses of all sizes....
Sage Master Package 2017: Sage IAB, Sage Payroll 1 & 2, Sage 50, Excel & Book Keeping Basics
Tower Hamlets College
         
(27)
479 GBP
Distance
About Sage and Payroll Sage is the UK’s most popular accounting software, used by thousands of businesses of all sizes....
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate Level 3 QCF
NCC Home Learning
         
(27)
180 hours
474 GBP
Distance
This provides successful students with a qualification listed on the National Qualifications Database. The course aims to enable learners to...
Sage Master Package 2017: Sage IAB, Sage Payroll 1 & 2, Sage 50, Excel & Book Keeping Basics
Barnet and Southgate College
         
(26)
479 GBP
Distance
About Sage and Payroll Sage is the UK’s most popular accounting software, used by thousands of businesses of all sizes....
Sage Master Package 2017: Sage IAB, Sage Payroll 1 & 2, Sage 50, Excel & Book Keeping Basics
Milton Keynes College
         
(26)
479 GBP
Distance
About Sage and Payroll Sage is the UK’s most popular accounting software, used by thousands of businesses of all sizes....
Sage Master Package 2017: Sage IAB, Sage Payroll 1 & 2, Sage 50, Excel & Book Keeping Basics
South & City College Birmingham
         
(26)
479 GBP
Distance
About Sage and Payroll Sage is the UK’s most popular accounting software, used by thousands of businesses of all sizes....
Genealogy Diploma
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  offer 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
A successful business is one that effectively and efficiently manages its resources, to provide a service or product that exceeds...
Business Administration Diploma
NCC Home Learning
         
(21)
200 hours
408 GBP
Distance
Did you know that there are over 4.7 million people in the UK currently working in Business, Administration and Governance?...
Teaching Assistant Diploma
NCC Home Learning
         
(21)
200 hours
408 GBP
Distance
This Teaching Assistant course has been developed to enable those working, or hoping to work, in the role of ‘teaching...
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...
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2 RQF
NCC Home Learning
         
(19)
180 hours
420 GBP
Distance
NCC has produced this workbook for the Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools RCF. You may well be...
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...
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Award Level 3 RQF
NCC Home Learning
         
(17)
180 hours
432 GBP
Distance
NCC has produced this workbook for the Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RCF). You may...
International Language Course - 34 Languages to choose from
International Career Institute
         
(15)
14 - 31 Weeks
Distance
 ...
Teaching Assistant Essentials
Barnet and Southgate College
         
(15)
249 GBP
Distance
Gain up-to-date information on the current curriculum and what is expected of you as a TA. Learn how to plan...
Counselling Diploma
NCC Home Learning
         
(14)
200 hours
408 GBP
Distance
The aim of this course is to introduce you to the theory and practice of Counselling skills in a way...
Teaching Assistant Essentials
E-Careers
         
(14)
249 GBP
Distance
Gain up-to-date information on the current curriculum and what is expected of you as a TA. Learn how to plan...
Autism Awareness for Educators
NCC Home Learning
         
(13)
130 hours
336 GBP
Distance
The Autism Awareness for Educators programme has been designed and created to provide students with a greater knowledge and understanding...
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...
Creative Writing Diploma
NCC Home Learning
         
(13)
200 hours
408 GBP
Distance
Creative writing is one of the most enjoyable past-times and whether you are writing just for enjoyment or because you...
Diploma in Customer Service – Online
Global Edulink
         
(13)
80 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...
CMAcert e-learning (Competent Mortgage Advisor)
Simply Academy
         
(12)
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...
Criminal Psychology Diploma
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...
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...
Life Coaching Diploma
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
127 GBP
Distance
Mindfulness is a modern concept, which describes the adoption of a new mindset, which can measurably alter ones outlook and...
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
NCC Home Learning
         
(11)
200 hours
408 GBP
Distance
If you have ever wondered why people do the things they do, then the Psychology course is for you! Psychology...
Nursery Nurse Diploma
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...
Proofreading Diploma
NCC Home Learning
         
(10)
240 hours
470 GBP
Distance
Whether you intend to do proofreading on a professional basis or simply wish to improve your knowledge, this Level 4...
Autism Awareness
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...
Customer Service Diploma
NCC Home Learning
         
(9)
200 hours
408 GBP
Distance
This Home Learning programme has been developed to enable those working, or hoping to work, in a customer service role,...
Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology
Oxford Learning College
         
(9)
1 year
365 GBP
Distance
Course Synopsis  This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma course in Anatomy and Physiology aims at providing a foundation in the...
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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.