Education, Jobs and Teaching
College, university and training companies provide distance learning programmes to study for students who would to obtain a qualification from professional, school, and university undergraduate and postgraduate level courses. Distance learning is a more flexible form of learning where you as a student can study from home, work, on the move with minimal or no attendance to an actual university or college. The majority of distance learning courses require some form of attendance, even just to sit an examination or attend a 2 day residency seminar.
Not all distance learning study is appropriate for every qualification, although most courses of study by distance learning through a college or university is becoming more popular, and as a result universities and colleges in the UK and abroad are providing more opportunities for distance learning.
Distance learning courses can be studied using prepared written books, notes or online material accessible from the learning provider website. Guidance and support is still available from course tutors and many colleges and universities provide learning environments to study such as libraries, computer rooms and work areas to use should you wish.
Not all students and learners are suitable to distance learning and may prefer a more structured approach to gaining a qualification and additional learning. Distance learning allows you to create your own study plan and choose when to complete course work within the course of the time of study.
Distance Learning Courses and Qualifications
Qualifications you can study by distance learning include:
Work based learning
Many courses to study by distance learning including:
Undergraduate Degree: Management, business, history, mathematics, English, languages
Masters Degree: Business, law, humanities, management, education
Doctorate Degree: Engineering, business, management geography, science, education
Professional: Education, police studies, accounting, law
Work Based: Health & safety, hospitality, building
School Level: A level, GCSE, standard grade/Higher
Studying for a qualification by distance learning is he same as a full time qualification from the same course provider, giving the same value when you achieve the qualification you studied. Courses studies by distance learning means you can continue to work full time or do something else during your course.