What is distance learning?
Distance learning allows you to do just that – study at a distance, wherever you want, whenever you want – you don’t have to be based local to us or travel to any of our campuses, you simply plug in and progress with your chosen course with support from our Distance Learning team.
Study in the comfort of your own home and flexibly around your existing commitments, at a pace that suits you.
With a variety of subject areas for you to choose from including health and social care, mental health, education and training, nutrition and health and business management, we can help you gain the skills that matter the most to you.
Whether you’re looking to update or upskill for an existing job, or take a first step towards a new career, these courses can help you, whatever your needs.
To be eligible to undertake our free distance learning courses you must meet the below criteria:
- Living in the UK and aged 19+
- If you are aged 19-23 you must hold a full Level 2 qualification and not currently enrolled on an apprenticeship
- Aged 24 or above – free to everyone
Individuals who reside in the following devolved local enterprise partnerships (LEP) cannot be funded through us and will need to contact their local provider:
- Greater Manchester Combined Authority
- Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
- Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority
- Cornwall Combined Authority
- West of England Combined Authority
- West Yorkshire Combined Authority
- North of Tyne Combined Authority
- Tees Valley Combined Authority
- West Midlands Combined Authority
- Greater London Combined Authority
"I came to study at Dearne Valley College as the teaching is excellent and has fantastic construction facilities."Brendan Marshall Bricklaying - Former Student of Rawmarsh Community School