Distance Learning with Stoke on Trent College

Find out more about our Distance Learning courses

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 area(s) you are interested in to find out more. You can then ‘apply now’ on the course page to start your journey to a new qualification.

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

The quality of the training materials provided, the font size, text and layout of the books are really good, especially to a dyslexic like myself. The access to the online platform, E-assessor is very good and easy to understand for submitting assessments.

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My assessments have always been assessed and marked very quickly with encouraging comments if I need to resubmit. My assessor has been an excellent support and has constantly encouraged me to ask for any help and to ensure I complete my tasks within the deadlines. She has been very understanding and it has been a pleasure to work with her and Stoke on Trent college to complete this Level 2.

From application to completion, the service I have received has been excellent, which is important for someone with a special learning difficulty, as accessing education and gaining qualifications can be extremely overwhelming if the support is not there.

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.

My experience with the College has been an outstanding one. I have done several Distance Learning courses with the College and the support has been excellent from day one. From the sign up process I had communication and choices about If I wanted a paper assessment or electronic to meet my individual learning style. 

My tutors have given me prompt and robust feedback, always at the end of an email or phone if required. If I have had to complete any resubmissions, support and guidance has been given to me to allow me to pass the resubmission so that I can achieve the qualification.

The feedback given from the tutors is very detailed and allows you to go off and do additional reading on the subject if you wish. A very good service, keep it up! I will be doing more learning with the College.

New Level 3 Programmes

These courses have a tuition fee but are available FREE to individuals aged 19+, subject to criteria, as part of the Adult Skills Guarantee Scheme.  If you are not eligible for the Adult Skills Guarantee offer, other funding or an Advanced Learning Loan may be available.  For further information please visit our Fees and Financial Support pages.

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.

Case Study

Denise came to the College looking to acquire some highly desirable qualifications in a new field after working in the arts sector for 21 years. Before studying at the College, she had no formal qualifications in Social Care.

Now, Denise has qualifications in Challenging Behaviours; Working with People with Mental Health Needs; and Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care, which have formed the basis of a new and exciting career path. Soon after, Denise was offered a job with the NHS as an activity’s worker at Harplands Hospital, working on the dementia ward.

“I really enjoyed all the online courses I’ve done with the College. I’m certain all the qualifications I’ve gained has helped me land the job at Harplands Hospital!”

Denise Hogan

Stoke on Trent College, Distance Learning Student
Denise Hogan – Distance Learning Student