We have a growing range of useful qualifications to prepare you for work or to help you gain new work related skills and qualifications. With each course you will be assigned a tutor to support you through the qualification plus we also offer support at the College to help you succeed in your studies and to complete your chosen course. Level 2 courses are FREE (subject to criteria, see below) in the majority of cases.

The list of current distance learning courses is given below. Click on the name to find out more. You can then ‘apply now’ on the course page to start your journey to a new qualification, or ‘sign up’ at the top of this page.

Childcare, Health & Social Care

Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace Level 2Certificate in Understanding Technology Enabled Care Level 2604-44- Certificate in Understanding Personal Care Needs Level 2Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses Level 2 CertificateIntroducing Caring for Children and Young People (QCF) Level 2 CertificateUnderstanding Safeguarding and Prevent Level 2 CertificateCertificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental HealthUnderstanding Specific Learning Difficulties Level 2 CertificateFalls Prevention Awareness Level 2 CertificateCustomer Service for Health and Social Care Settings Level 2 CertificateUnderstanding Behaviour that Challenges Level 2 CertificatePrinciples of the Prevention and Control of Infection Level 2 CertificateAwareness of Mental Health Problems Level 2 CertificateWorking with People with Mental Health Needs Level 2 CertificateDementia Care Principles Level 2 CertificateUnderstanding the Safe Handling of Medication Level 2 CertificateUnderstanding Nutrition and Health Level 2 CertificateUnderstanding the Care and Management of Diabetes Level 2 CertificateCommon Health Conditions Level 2 CertificateUnderstanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care Level 2 CertificatePrinciples of End of Life Care Level 2 CertificateEquality and Diversity Level 2 CertificatePrinciples of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities Level 2 CertificatePreparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 2 CertificateCleaning Principles Level 2 CertificateUnderstanding Autism Level 2 CertificatePrinciples of Care Planning Level 2 Certificate

Business, Management & Finance

Certificate in Understanding Tenant Support in Social Housing Level 2Understanding Retail Operations Level 2 CertificateCreating a Business Start-Up Level 2 CertificateUnderstanding Workplace Violence and Harassment Level 2 CertificatePrinciples of Customer Service Level 2 CertificatePrinciples of Team Leading Level 2 CertificatePrinciples of Business Administration Level 2 CertificateInformation, Advice or Guidance Level 2 Certificate

Information Technology & Administration

064-38 -Understanding Data Protection and Data Security Level 2 Certificate

Hospitality & Catering

Certificate in Understanding Excellence in Customer Service for Hospitality

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 the Level 2 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.

For more information on our Distance Learning courses please contact the team on 01782 603572

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.

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