E-Learning / Distance Training Courses

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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.

e-learning / Online / Distance
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Fundamentals of Process Plant Layout & Piping Design (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...
NEBOSH General Certificate
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - RoSPA
130 hours
Multiple (3)
This NEBOSH National General Certificate is held by over 150,000 indviduals throughout the UK, making it the most popular health...
Classification & Statutory Surveys
IBC Academy
12 weeks
1,549 GBP
Distance
This comprehensive distance course from Lloyd’s Maritime Academy provides participants with a thorough understanding of classification and statutory surveys. Attendees will...
Advanced TCP/IP-Based Industrial Networking (Professional Certificate)
Engineering Institute of Technology
3 months
650 GBP
Distance
The Engineering Institute of Technology delivers industry specific courses online, worldwide. The Professional Certificate of Competency in Advanced TCP /IP Based...
Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
Seaton Rail Limited
3 months
350 GBP
Multiple (3)
Flexible, online study This Assessing Competence in the Work Environment course is delivered online and is highly flexible, allowing you...
Certificate in Ship Registration
IBC Academy
12 weeks
1,549 GBP
Distance
Through this Certificate from Lloyd’s Maritime Academy participants will gain a solid understanding of the obligations and duties of flag...
Certificate in Bunkering Operations and Management
IBC Academy
12 weeks
1,549 GBP
Distance
Delivered part time over 12 weeks, this distance course offers a comprehensive and practical introduction to the bunkering industry. Delegates...
Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC) Online
ICMA Executive Education
3 months
900 GBP
Distance
This is an introductory qualification offered online for anyone intending to pursue a career in the financial markets. The programme is designed...
Securities Operations Foundation course (SOFC) Online
ICMA Executive Education
3 months
900 GBP
Distance
This is an introductory level qualification to be offered in the online format. The course is designed for anyone willing to enter a...
Quantity Surveying in Practice
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
6 months
695 GBP
Distance
The need for chartered quantity surveyors is rising significantly, which is why having the right skills and knowledge is extemly...
A Beginners Guide to EU Regulatory Affairs - Online Academy
PTI
4 weeks
1,060 GBP
Distance
This eight module online course is ideal for those looking for a foundational knowledge of European regulatory affairs. The course...
Clinical Research Project Management - Online Academy
PTI
4 weeks
1,060 GBP
Distance
Through this detailed eight module online course participants will learn how to implement effective project management techniques that will help...
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...
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...
Understanding Clinical Evaluations - Online Academy
PTI
4 weeks
580 GBP
Distance
Through this four module online course participants will gain a firm understanding of managing clinical evaluation reports throughout the lifecycle...
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...
Civil and Structural Engineering (Advanced Diploma)
Engineering Institute of Technology
2 years
6,250 GBP
Distance
The Engineering Institute of Technology delivers industry specific courses online, worldwide. This course has been specifically tailored to suit industry...
Diploma in Marine Accident Investigation
IBC Academy
12 months
3,199 GBP
Distance
This Diploma in Marine Accident Investigation training programme is designed to provide delegates with a solid foundation for effective marine accident investigation...
HR Analytics Webinar Series 2016 – Foundation
CIPD Training
5 hours
0 GBP
Distance
Gain an understanding of HR analytics with five one hour webinars from CIPD Training.  It is becoming more vital to...
Substation Design - Main Equipment (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...
Valuation: Foundation Programme
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
180 days
795 GBP
Distance
Regulatory efforts to improve the oversight of market valuations and prevent market instability are raising the importance of accurate and...
Diploma in Port Management
IBC Academy
         
(3)
12 months
3,199 GBP
Distance
Since 1999 this Diploma in Port Management has been the go to professional development course for personnel in the ports...
Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering for Oil & Gas Facilities (Advanced Diploma)
Engineering Institute of Technology
         
(10)
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...
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...
Process Control Incorporating Loop Tuning & Advanced Control Strategies (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...
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) & SCADA Systems (Professional Certificate)
Engineering Institute of Technology
         
(10)
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...
Personal Track Safety E-Learning
Seaton Rail Limited
1 day
50 GBP
Multiple (2)
This PTS E Learning is the pre requisite course for the PTS initial. This E Learning module MUST be completed...
Certificate in Naval Architecture
IBC Academy
         
(4)
14 weeks
1,699 GBP
Distance
Over the course of 14 weeks, this distance learning programme will provide delegates with a comprehensive view of naval architecture...
Online MBA
EU Business School
1 year
17,300 EUR
Distance
The full time Online MBA by the EU Business School is an internationally accredited programme, with ten various specialisation options....
Certificate in Shipping Business
IBC Academy
12 weeks
1,549 GBP
Distance
Today, the global shipping industry fulfills a critical role in international trade and the global economy. This distance learning certificate...
Diploma in Maritime Management and Leadership
IBC Academy
         
(2)
12 months
3,199 GBP
Distance
Excellent management can transform the success and effectiveness of any organisation operating the in the global and competitive maritime industry....
Evolving the Core Network—EPC, PCC, IMS & VoLTE
Telecoms 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...
Telecoms Marketing & Developing the Customer Proposition
Telecoms Academy
3 months
1,245 GBP
Distance
This three month online programme examines the role, techniques, and implementations of marketing practices for telecoms operators/communication service providers (CSPs)....
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,...
Electrical Power System Protection (Professional Certificate)
Engineering Institute of Technology
         
(1)
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 Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
6 Months Distance Learning Programme
995 GBP
Distance
This Corporate Real Estate and Facility Management training course is designed to provide delegates with a firm understanding of topics...
Certificate in Marine Surveying Practices
IBC Academy
12 weeks
1,549 GBP
Distance
Gain a developed knowledge of marine surveying with this flexible course from Lloyd’s Maritime Academy. Ideal for maritime professionals and aspiring surveyors,...
Diploma in Crew Management and Agency
IBC Academy
         
(4)
12 months
3,199 GBP
Distance
Designed for professionals with management or recruitment responsibility, the distance learning Diploma in Crew Management  will provide an overview and...
Diploma in Telecoms Business
Telecoms 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...
Loan Documentation
Euromoney Learning Solutions - Legal Training
3 days
1,250 GBP
Multiple (7)
This three day course focuses on loan transactions with a specific focus on the agreement and the legal implications of...
Advanced Financial Modelling
Ethan Hathaway
60 days
999 USD
Distance
This course is designed to provide you with a range of techniques, ideas, concepts and methodologies that will take your...
Clinical Investigations and Post Market Clinical Follow-Up Studies - Online Academy
PTI
5 weeks
700 GBP
Distance
Through this detailed five module course participants will gain an essential understanding of the newly finalised Medical Device Regulation and...
Data Communications, Networking & IT (Advanced Diploma)
Engineering Institute of Technology
         
(1)
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...
Gas Turbine Engineering (Professional Certificate)
Engineering Institute of Technology
         
(5)
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...
How to Manage Foreign Exchange Risks and Minimise Losses and Maximise Returns
Ethan Hathaway
90 hours
999 USD
Multiple (3)
This foreign exchange training course provides in depth working knowledge of the foreign exchange (FX) product and market environment. You...
Medical Device Software and Apps - Online Academy
PTI
3 weeks
460 GBP
Distance
Through this detailed three module course participants will gain a solid understanding of the regulatory requirements surrounding software and mobile...
Practical Solutions For Establishing In-Vitro In-Vivo Correlation - Online Academy
PTI
4 weeks
1,060 GBP
Distance
Through this eight module course participants will gain a firm understanding of in vitro in vivo correlation and how its...
Fundamentals of Petroleum Economics
IBC Academy
         
(3)
12 weeks
1,549 GBP
Distance
This Fundamentals of Petroleum Economics course provides an essential A Z overview of the key economic factors and dynamics affecting...
Building Surveying: Principles in Practice
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
995 GBP
Distance
Gain practical insight into the application of the core principles of building surveying. The modules cover contract administration, construction and...
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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.