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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.

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Certificate in Marine Drilling
Lloyd’s Maritime Academy
12 weeks
1,549 GBP
Distance
This popular professional development training explores the marine drilling sector as a central part of any offshore development, both in...
Search and Social Media Marketing Distance Learning
Salford Professional Development
990 GBP
Distance
This distance course from Salford Professional Development is taught over ten weeks, with one four hour session a week. It...
LLM in Maritime Law
Lloyd’s Maritime Academy
26 months
10,795 GBP
Distance
The renowned part-time distance learning LLM from Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and the World Maritime University develops leading knowledge and awareness...
Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Energy
Lloyd’s Maritime Academy
12 months
5,450 GBP
Distance
This Postgraduate Diploma equips shipping managers for the future by delivering the knowledge and critical understanding they need to shape...
Postgraduate Diploma/LLM in: Financial Services Law, Regulation and Compliance
Informa Professional Academy
12 months
Distance
This online postgraduate course from London Metropolitan University will help students develop an in-depth and practical understanding of financial services...
Postgraduate Diploma/LLM in: Media and Entertainment Law
Informa Professional Academy
12 months
Distance
This online distance postgraduate programme from London Metropolitan University will cover Media and Entertainment Law. The course is taught by...
Certificate in Commercial Management and Procurement
Lloyd’s Maritime Academy
16 weeks
1,549 GBP
Distance
The Certificate in Commercial Management and Procurement delivers the essential knowledge and skills required to build and enhance your knowledge...
Diploma in Terminal Management
Lloyd’s Maritime Academy
12 months
3,199 GBP
Distance
Today's terminal managers operate in a demanding environment. They have to balance a wide variety of processes and demands to...
Onshore and Offshore Pipeline Systems (Professional Certificate)
Engineering Institute of Technology
3 months
650 GBP
Distance
The Engineering Institute of Technology delivers industry specific courses online, worldwide. This course has been specifically tailored to suit industry...
Prof. Certificate of Competency: Selection, Commissioning & Maintenance of Shutdown, Blowdown, Severe Service & Choke Valves
Engineering Institute of Technology
3 months
650 GBP
Distance
Emergency Shutdown Systems (ESD) are a fundamental part of the safety systems associated with oil and gas, utility and other...
Certificate in KPIS for Ports and Terminals
Lloyd’s Maritime Academy
12 weeks
1,549 GBP
Distance
In the ports and terminals business we are all trying to monitor and improve operational and cost efficiencies, whether as...
Diploma in Maritime Safety Policies and Regulations
Lloyd’s Maritime Academy
12 months
3,199 GBP
Distance
Diploma in Maritime Safety Policies and Regulations - Distance Learning Course The course will improve your career prospects and your...
Certificate in KPIs for Shipping
Lloyd’s Maritime Academy
12 weeks
1,549 GBP
Distance
This distance learning course provides understanding of how to use business analysis to map business processes at a high level...
Certificate in Offshore Field Development
Lloyd’s Maritime Academy
12 weeks
1,549 GBP
Distance
Certificate in Offshore Field Development - Distance Learning Course The Certificate in Offshore Field Development teaches the process of offshore oil...
IDM Professional Certificate in Content Marketing
The Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing
1,500 GBP
Distance
The IDM Professional Certificate in Content Marketing course is designed to teach participants how to become experts in content marketing...
The IDM Award in General Data Protection Regulation
The Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing
         
(2)
1 day
100 GBP
Multiple (2)
This course from the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing will teach participants about the legislation involved in the General...
Safety / HSE Cases
Risktec Solutions
         
(3)
8 weeks
1,010 GBP
Distance
This distance learning  Safety / HSE Cases course delivers a full overview of the aim, uses and content of a...
ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business
AZENTIAN
10 weeks per paper (3 papers)
65 GBP
Distance
This on-line diploma in partnership with ACCA-X is suitable for anyone looking to do an introductory qualification in accounting and...
Fundamental E&I Engineering for Oil & Gas Facilities (Professional Certificate)
Engineering Institute of Technology
         
(2)
3 months
650 GBP
Distance
The Engineering Institute of Technology delivers industry specific courses online, worldwide. This course has been specifically tailored to suit industry...
Mechanical Engineering Technology (Advanced Diploma)
Engineering Institute of Technology
         
(2)
18 months
5,280 GBP
Distance
The Engineering Institute of Technology delivers industry specific courses online, worldwide. This course has been specifically tailored to suit industry...
NEBOSH General Certificate
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - RoSPA
130 hours
1,595 GBP
Multiple (3)
This NEBOSH National General Certificate is held by over 150,000 indviduals throughout the UK, making it the most popular health...
PgDip/Masters in Public Procurement
Informa Professional Academy
8 months
Distance
This distance postgraduate/masters programme from King’s College London aims to provide students with an up to date understanding of the...
Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in Economics for Competition Law
Informa Professional Academy
8 months
Distance
This distance learning programme from the Centre of European Law at King’s College London will lead to a Postgraduate Diploma/Masters...
Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in EU Competition Law
Informa Professional Academy
8 months
Distance
This distance postgraduate/masters course comes from one of the world’s leading centres of European law, King’s College London. Because this...
Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in European Union Law
Informa Professional Academy
8 months
Distance
This rigorous distance programme from King’s College London will provide participants with an edge in the competitive job market of...
Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in UK, EU & US Copyright Law
Informa Professional Academy
8 months
Distance
This postgraduate/masters programme from King’s College London, one of Europe’s leading centres in European Law, is brought to students via...
Sewage and Effluent Treatment Technologies (Professional Certificate)
Engineering Institute of Technology
3 months
650 GBP
Distance
The Engineering Institute of Technology delivers industry specific courses online, worldwide. This course has been specifically tailored to suit industry...
Certificate in Oil & Gas Production Engineering
Knect365 Learning
12 weeks
Distance
Gain essential understanding of oil and gas production terminology and basic engineering equations, procedures, and models. This programme delivers a solid...
The Mechanics of Derivatives and Financial Products
IFF - International Faculty of Finance
16 weeks
1,999 GBP
Distance
The Mechanics of Derivatives and Financial products distance learning course is designed to provide information on the uses and applications...
Certificate in Transport Logistics
Lloyd’s Maritime Academy
12 weeks
1,549 GBP
Distance
This logistics training course provides a comprehensive grounding in all aspects of freight transport, and how they fit in to...
Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Electrical Systems)
Engineering Institute of Technology
         
(25)
18 months
5,280 GBP
Distance
The Engineering Institute of Technology delivers industry specific courses online, worldwide. This course has been specifically tailored to suit industry...
Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Power Industry)
Engineering Institute of Technology
2 years
6,250 GBP
Distance
Through this two-year interactive online course, participants will gain a comprehensive overview of current electrical engineering practices in the power industry....
Diploma of Leadership and Management
Engineering Institute of Technology
1 year
2,500 GBP
Distance
The Diploma of Leadership and Management is a live, interactive online programme which will provide you with the key skills...
Industrial Automation (Advanced Diploma)
Engineering Institute of Technology
         
(11)
18 months
5,280 GBP
Distance
The Engineering Institute of Technology delivers industry specific courses online, worldwide. This course has been specifically tailored to suit industry...
Mechanical Design Concepts for Non-Engineering Professionals (Professional Certificate)
Engineering Institute of Technology
         
(2)
3 months
650 GBP
Distance
The Engineering Institute of Technology delivers industry specific courses online, worldwide. This course has been specifically tailored to suit industry...
Certificate in Learning and Development in Shipping
Lloyd’s Maritime Academy
16 weeks
Distance
A good knowledge and understanding of learning and development and HR management in shipping can help businesses to plan staff...
Valuation: Residential Property Programme
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
100 days
695 GBP
Distance
This course will build on your existing knowledge of valuation by studying the leading industry valuation techniques for Residential Property....
IDM Award in Data Fundamentals
The Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing
1 day
595 GBP
Multiple (2)
This online course from the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing will give participants a qualification in Data Marketing, teaching them...
Introduction to Management
The Institution of Engineering and Technology - IET
1 hour
35 GBP
Distance
Finding the style of management that suits you and your team can be challenging. This Introductory session will give you...
Certificate in International Oil & Gas Contract Law
Knect365 Learning
12 weeks
Distance
Professional development in legal regulations governing operations and commercial agreements in the upstream and downstream sectors Detailed knowledge of the key legal...
Certificate in Petroleum Engineering
Knect365 Learning
12 weeks
Distance
Explore geology, fluid flow, reservoir simulation, drilling operations & production systems The six detailed modules of this programme are designed...
Evolving the Core Network—EPC, PCC, IMS & VoLTE
Telecoms & Tech Academy
3 months
1,245 GBP
Distance
This three-month online programme will introduce participants to the core network technologies and architectures that are being currently adopted by...
Finance in Telecoms
Telecoms & Tech Academy
3 months
1,245 GBP
Distance
This three-month online programme takes participants through the financial aspects of running a successful business in the telecoms/communications industry. The...
IDM Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing
The Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing
         
(4)
1 day
2,575 GBP
Multiple (2)
This qualification course from the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing gives you a unique opportunity to explore the operational...
Building Surveying Series: Right to Light
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
30 hours
495 GBP
Distance
This course will give you a more thorough knowledge base of environment and sustainability issues, planning daylight rights, and legal...
Certificate in Marine Pollution Prevention and Management
Lloyd’s Maritime Academy
12 weeks
1,549 GBP
Distance
This course provides a convenient solution and delivers a current, comprehensive knowledge of the overall framework governing marine pollution, including...
Diploma in Telecoms Business
Telecoms & Tech Academy
         
(1)
9 months
2,145 GBP
Distance
The rapidly changing telecommunications business environment is continuously working to maximise opportunities to develop products, services and partnerships in as...
Free Webinar: Leadership 2030 - What will it Take?
NSF Health Sciences Pharma Biotech Consulting
0.5 hours
0 GBP
Distance
NSF International webinars provide you with short, interactive sessions with NSF’s world leading experts on topics of current concern. They...
Advanced Diploma in International Transfer Pricing
Informa Professional Academy
1 academic year
Distance
Transfer Pricing is a huge problem for international multinationals, this is especially true in developing countries. In response to this,...
Certificate in Construction Project Management
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
         
(5)
6 months
995 GBP
Distance
Tailored to deliver the project management technical and practical skills to construction quantity surveying professionals, this certificate will provide you...
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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.