We have introduced a range of useful qualifications to help you prepare for work or upskill in your present role. With each course you are assigned a tutor who will support you through the qualification, but we also offer support at the College too, to help make sure you are able to complete the course.

The list of current distance learning courses is given below. Click on the name to find out more, and then ‘apply now’ on the course page to start your journey to a new qualification.

Business, Management & Finance

Principles of Team Leading Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)Principles of Customer Service Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)Distance Learning – Certificate in Principles of Business Administration (VRQ)Information, Advice or Guidance Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)

Childcare, Health & Social Care

Awareness of Mental Health Problems Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)Working with People with Mental Health Needs Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)Understanding Nutrition and Health Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)Common Health Conditions Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)Principles of End of Life Care Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)Equality and Diversity Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)Cleaning Principles Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)Understanding Autism Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)Dementia Care Principles Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)Principles of Care Planning Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)

Please note: due to funding regulations it is only possible to enrol on one course per person at any one time.


Are you eligible for a free place on one of these courses?

  • You must be aged 19+
  • You must live in England (not available to people living in Ireland, Scotland or Wales)
  • You must have been an EU resident for at least 3 years
  • No qualifications are necessary for you to start the course.

All learners are subject to an eligibility check before you can start the course. You may be required to forward information to us about your current employment or income/benefit status to allow you to get started.

NEW E-Learning Programmes

Stoke on Trent College is now working in partnership with e-Careers to provide an additional range of distance learning courses in areas such as Project Management and Accounting.  These courses are available at significantly reduced rates.  Please click here for more information.