Study flexibly and achieve a career-enhancing qualification

Whether you are interested in progressing in your current job role or would like to study for a new career opportunity, our wide range of online distance learning courses allow you to study around your current work and life commitments.

Progress your Career

Develop your existing skills, enhance your career prospects or change career direction with courses that you can study alongside your current job role.

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Flexible study

Fit your studies around your life. Distance learning allows you to complete your work when and where you like and a time that best suits you.


You will be assigned a dedicated tutor to support you during your studies. They will be on hand to answer your questions and offer help, support and guidance.

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Recognised qualification

Achieve a fully accredited Level 2 qualification within 12 weeks. Course start dates are staggered throughout the year.

Online Courses Available:


Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health Level 2

It is important that everyone has a good understanding of mental health. If you want to learn more about mental health concerns to effectively support children and young people that you work with, or those you care for in your own life, this level 2 course is perfect for you.

This online course will provide a deeper understanding of how to support children and young people’s mental health and also emotional well-being. You will learn about the issues facing children and young people such as depression, anxiety and conduct disorders, as well as factors that affect their mental health and the impact mental health problems can have on them and their lives. You will delve into the risk factors that contribute to ill mental health, legislation that supports and why undesirable behaviours may present. All of these things will enable you to transfer knowledge learnt into practice and allow for a more compassionate and empathetic approach to support.


Understanding Autism Level 2

If you wish to learn more about neurodiversity, or you work with individuals who have autism then this course would be ideal for you. You will learn about autism and how it affects the way individuals communicate, interact and process information, sensory difficulties, and legislation. This will enable you to understand how to respond effectively and provide a person-centred approach to care. Having a better understanding of autistic spectrum condition will enable you to support individuals to live a healthy and fulfilled life.


Mental Health Awareness Level 2

If you would like to gain a better understanding of mental health and mental health concerns, then this course would be appropriate for you. It will allow you to gain new knowledge and skills for your personal life as well as your career. It covers lots of different mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety, phobias, depression, dementia, eating disorders and schizophrenia. You will learn about the signs and symptoms of different mental health conditions and how to manage them, as well as gaining an understanding of mental health legislation and guidance.


Principles of Dementia Care Level 2

If you are interested in learning more about dementia or are currently supporting an individual who has dementia, then the Principles of Dementia Care Level 2 course would be the perfect course to extend your understanding of the condition. On this course you will learn about different types of dementia and the signs and symptoms that are presented. You will look at varied approaches to dementia care and how dementia affects the way people behave and interact. The course enables you to learn more about how to effectively communicate with individuals who have dementia and how to ensure care is person centred, meeting individual needs. Having a better understanding of this condition allows for more effective and compassionate care.


Principles of End of Life Care Level 2

Principles of End of Life Care Level 2 will give you the knowledge you need to support your role as a care worker for people approaching the end of their lives. You will learn how to support and manage pain and discomfort, as well as gaining insight into the impact of dementia on end-of-life care. The course enables further development of the compassionate skills needed for supporting families and friends with the loss and grief process as well as an awareness of the importance of self-care.


Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent Level 2

This Level 2 course is aimed at those who have an interest or are already working in local authorities, schools, colleges, uniformed services or health and social care. It allows you to be more aware of the importance of Safeguarding and the Prevent Duty and how to include these principles in your day-to-day work practices. It will give you a greater awareness of the Safeguarding and the Prevent Duty, how to monitor safeguarding when online and the responsibilities and procedures involved. It will also give you a clearer understanding and how to raise concerns effectively.


Nutrition Level 2

It is important that everyone understands nutrition and healthy living. This course will allow you to explore and consider nutritional needs of a variety of individuals. You will also start to gain an understanding of how to use food and nutrition to plan a healthy diet. In addition, you will develop insights into the principles of weight management, and we’ll help you understand the more serious topic of eating disorders, something that impacts around 700,000 people in the UK.


For more information or to apply for a course please call 0161 280 8200 or email:

* Terms and conditions apply. You must be 19+ to be eligible to study for free and have been an EU resident for a minimum of three years for purposes other than study. Please note, there will be a charge for those learners who do not make all reasonable attempts to complete the course which is a cancellation fee of £125. This is a contribution to our costs associated with the course.