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Training at Work: Online Course

Ever wanted to learn a new skill or develop your knowledge? We’ve collated a list of online course available in the South East Midlands. These distance learning courses range from childcare to logistics, run by local colleges, universities and other training providers.

Local Further Education

Bedford College
Courses: Range of subjects such as Childcare, Adult Care, Health, Nutrition, Business, Equality & Diversity and Safeguarding.
Audience: Learners over 19+ and living in the EU for the past 3 years
Website: www.bedford.ac.uk/our-courses/subjects/distance-learning 
Accreditation: NCFE/CACHE Accredited

Central Bedfordshire College
Courses: Courses to add something extra to a CV, gain new knowledge in an area of interest or progress in your current job.
Audience: Learners over 19+ and living in the EU for the past 3 years
Website: www.centralbeds.ac.uk/online-courses
Accreditation: NCFE/CACHE Accredited

Milton Keynes College
Courses: A wide range of Level 2 courses which are free to study.
Audience: Learners over 19+ and living in the EU for the past 3 years
Website: info.mkcollege.ac.uk/distance-learning
Accreditation: NCFE/CACHE Accredited

Tresham College
Courses: Courses on Business, Management and Mentoring plus Health and Social Care.
Audience: Learners over 19+ and living in the EU for the past 3 years
Website: www.tresham.ac.uk/sectors/distance-learning/
Accreditation: NCFE/CACHE Accredited

Local Higher Education 

University of Bedfordshire 
Courses: Cost-effective, convenient way to study for your degree.
Audience: All
Website: www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/course/distance/
Buckinghamshire New University
Courses: Business – BA(Hons) Business Management Top Up, International MBA, International MBA Top Up and Human & Social Sciences, Masters in Mental health and wellbeing in education, Masters in Applied Positive Psychology, Positive Psychology in Coaching (short course)
Audience: All
Website: https://bucks.ac.uk/courses/
Accreditation: BA(Hons), MBA

University of Northampton
Courses: Programmes of study encompassing a wide range of methods of learning, teaching and assessment to help people gain the skills needed for work.
Audience: All
Website: www.northampton.ac.uk/student-life/distance-learning/

The Open University

Courses: OpenLearn – over 10,000 hours of online courses and content, all free of charge. This includes employability courses specifically focused on the core skills.
Audience: All
Website: www.open.edu/openlearn
Accreditation: Some with digital badges

The Open University 
Courses: FutureLearn – short online courses to online degrees to help develop professionally and/or personally.
Audience: All
Website: www.futurelearn.com/
Accreditation: Microcredentials and degrees

Local Authorities

Central Bedfordshire Council 
Courses: Distance-based learning to support wellbeing and mental health.
Audience: Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough residents.
Website: Adult learning coursesLuton Borough Council
Courses: E-Modules available for GDPR, Universal Credit, Management of Stress, and Legionella awareness, with more coming soon
Audience: All
Email: [email protected]

Other providers

BT Skills for Tomorrow 
Courses: Digital skills courses designed to help SME owners, employees and for self-development.
Audience: All
Website: Skills for tomorrow Coursera
Courses: Free and paid for courses for digital, engineering, science and business.
Audience: All
Website: www.coursera.org/
Accreditation: Some Professional and MasterTrack Certificates

Ditto Sustainability
Courses: Environmental learning with 75% of online catalogue available free of charge.  Supports a wider understanding of the environmental agenda and include UN Sustainable Development Goals, Circular Economy and Climate Emergency.
Audience: All
Website: https://www.dittosustainability.ai/rio-engage-with-circular-learning
Accreditation: Many of the courses are accredited to CPD

EdX
Courses: Online courses including computer science, language, data science, engineering, humanities, business and management.
Audience: All
Website: www.edx.org/

JCS Training
Courses: Wide range of IT & Business/Management training and development as well as F2F delivery live Interactive virtual training is available on many of the courses.
Audience: All
Website: https://jcstraining.com/training/news/interactive-virtual-training/

KEITS Training Services
Courses: A range of short distance learning courses which can be completed in as little as 4–8 weeks.
Audience: Learners over 19+ and living in the EU for the past 3 years.
Website: www.keits.co.uk/keits-short-courses.php
Accreditation: NCFE/CACHE Accredited

LinkedIn Learning
Courses: A variety of courses on business, technology and creative.
Audience: All
Website: www.linkedin.com/learning/

Online Learning College 
Courses: Range of courses including A-Levels, Business and Management.
Audience: All
Website: www.online-learning-college.com/distance-learning/
Accreditation: Some A Levels and NCFE Accredited

Online Business School
Courses: University pathway programmes with Undergraduate and Postgraduate Diploma Awards and some short courses.
Audience: All
Website: www.onlinebusinessschool.com/
Accreditation: Some level 6 and 7 awards

Qube Learning
Courses: The courses cover a range of sectors including Healthcare, Health & Social Care, Leadership & Management, Transport & Logistics and more. Use code: QUBEVISIONAPR to checkout for free.
Audience: All
Website: courses.qube-vision.com

Qube Learning
Courses:
• Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading Principles
• Level 1 Certificate in Digital Skills
• Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage Principles
Audience: Jobseekers in receipt of benefits or those employed but on less than £16,009.50 annual gross salary.
Website: eu.jotform.com/form/83373020417348
Accreditation: NCFE/CACHE Accredited

Training 4 U Services
Courses:
Over 30 work-based learning courses available.
Audience: All
Website: https://www.training4uservices.co.uk/
Accreditation: Some International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) and Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA)

TCHC
Courses: A range of over 30 courses for CPD in the work place
Audience: All
Website: https://www.tchc.net/individual/current-courses
Accreditation: Some Level 2

TCHC
Courses: Functional skills courses including IT, social media, English and Maths
Audience: All
Website: https://www.tchc.net/individual/class2cloud
Accreditation: Level 1 and 2

Udemy 
Courses: 100,000 online video courses including business, marketing, IT & software and personal development.
Audience: All
Website: www.udemy.com/

Workers’ Educational Association (WEA)
Courses:
A variety of online courses free of charge during the Summer Term (April – July) for personal development and work related
Audience: All
Website: https://www.wea.org.uk/liveonlinelearning

Pearson – UK Learns
Courses:
UK Learns provides access to certified courses that are of value to employers. Many are free of charge, some for a limited period. New courses and functionality added regularly.
Audience: All
Website: https://uklearns.pearson.com/
Accreditation: Some certified

Green Penny
Courses:
All short courses, taking between 20 minutes and half a day to complete. All courses are provided in association with Highfield Qualifications, an awarding body in the UK.
Audience: All
Website: https://www.greenpenny.co.uk/elearning-courses/
Accreditation: Some certified

Digital Boost
Courses:
Purpose is to help charities and small businesses get essential digital skills through matching organisations with digital experts to offer one to one guidance and practical webinars for free.
Audience: Charities and small businesses
Website: https://www.digitalboost.org.uk/

COVID-19 Training

Acaccia Training
Courses: Free 2-hour CPD session to support understanding of Mental health and guidance on how to support others.
Audience: All
Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mental-health-first-aid-cpd-course-tickets-101751194562Acaccia Training
Courses: Free 2-hour CPD session on Infection Control.
Audience: All
Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/infection-prevention-and-control-cpd-course-tickets-101753541582

Central Bedfordshire Council
Courses: Distance-based learning to support wellbeing and mental health.
Audience: Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough residents.
Website: https://courses.centralbedsglobal.net/AvailableCoursesList.asp?COL=SessionStartDate&SRT=ASC

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