Distance Learning


We know that everyone’s circumstances are different and committing to a course can sometimes be a little daunting.

Now, you can learn YOUR way with our brand new range of Distance Learning courses.

Whether you’re looking to pursue a passion, pick up a hobby or start a new career, you can enjoy the flexibility of learning where and when you want.

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What is Distance Learning?

Distance learning is simply online learning.

It is similar to studying at college but you will study in your own time, at your own pace with all resources available online alongside the support and guidance from specialist tutors.

If work or home commitments are preventing you from coming to college, our range of distance learning courses are a perfect fit to suit individual lifestyles.

What courses can I study through Distance Learning?

Our distance learning courses cover a wide range of study topics including Counselling Skills, Business Administration, Alcohol Awareness, Understanding Autism plus many more.

With over 40 courses to choose from, the opportunities are almost endless.

For a full list of courses, click here.

What is the cost?

Most of our distance learning courses are free for those who are eligible.

To meet the criteria, you must be:

  • 19+
  • Living in England
  • Lived in EU for 3 years or more other than for study
  • Not enrolled on an apprenticeship
  • Not completed the course previously

You will also need to upload some evidence including payslip, P60 or benefit statement as well as upload ID (birth certificate, DL or passport and payslip, P60 or benefit evidence dated within 3 months). Evidence will be destroyed after enrolment in accordance with GDPR

Following completion of the course, you will receive a recognised qualification completed within 12 weeks.

Please note: there may be a withdrawal fee of £75 if you do not complete the course within specified time.

How does Distance Learning work?

Your study will all be delivered online with the guidance and support from our specialist course tutors.

You will complete assessments and coursework all online without the need to come to college.

You will also receive a recognised qualification following completion of the course.

How do I apply?

You can apply straightaway online via the link here.

Select the course you wish to apply for and click ‘apply now’.

Our team will then be in touch to go through the next steps so you are ready to start your new journey!

Get in touch

If you have more questions about distance learning courses, get in touch with Vicki Robinson.

Maths & English

NEW | We are now offering English & Maths Distance Learning courses!

You can study..

  • Level 1 Functional Skills Maths
  • Level 2 Functional Skills Maths
  • Level 1 Functional Skills English
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English

*Learners should only sign up to 1 course at a time and complete this course prior to enrolling on another one.

*This course is accredited by City and Guilds and examinations can be sat remotely providing your PC complies with the software requirements. Alternatively, the examinations can be sat in either TyneMet College or South Tyneside College and your tutor will advise on this after enrolment.

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