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.

two adult learners using a computer
Adult typing on a keyboard

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. This will either be in person or online.

Adult Typing on a laptop
Adult Writing on paper

Recognised qualification

Achieve a fully accredited Level 2 qualification within 12 weeks. You can start at any time throughout the year.

Online Courses Available:

Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health Level 2

It’s important that everyone has a good understanding of mental health. If you want to learn about mental health issues to 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 teach you about supporting children and young people’s mental health and emotional well-being. You will learn about issues facing children and young people like depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, as well as factors that affect their mental health and the impact mental health problems can have on them and their lives.

Understanding Autism Level 2

If you work with autistic people, or if someone you know is autistic, this course is a great way to increase your knowledge about the condition. On this course you will learn about how it can affect the ways people communicate, interact and process information. Learners will also learn how to support autistic people to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

Mental Health Awareness Level 2

Learners can increase awareness of Mental Health problems with this fully online Level 2 course.

You will gain new knowledge and skills for your personal life as well as your career. It covers lots of different mental health problems, including stress, anxiety, phobias, depression, dementia, eating disorders and schizophrenia. You’ll 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

In this Principles of Dementia Care Level 2 course, you will learn all about the varied approaches to dementia care. You’ll gain insight into how dementia affects the way people behave and interact, as well as how best to communicate with people who have dementia.

Principles of End of Life Care Level 2

Principles of End of Life Care Level 2 will give you the knowledge you need to perform 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. You'll start to develop the compassionate skills needed for supporting family and friends with the loss and grief process.

Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent Level 2

This Level 2 course is aimed at those who want to work in local authorities, schools, colleges, uniformed services or health and social care needs to be aware of safeguarding and the Prevent duty and how to include these principles in their day-to-day work practices. It will give you a greater awareness of the Safeguarding and the Prevent duty, the responsibilities and procedures involved, and how to raise concerns effectively.

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.