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Distance Learning

These are courses where you learn at home, usually on a computer, laptop or tablet. For paper versions please contact your Project Worker.

There are courses to help your career, improve your skills and expand your knowledge in subjects like Equality and Diversity, Diabetes and Mental Health. You will get a recognised Level 2 qualification certificate when you complete the course.

The courses may be free but due to devolved funding this depends on your postcode so check with the provider first, but they will be free for many Usdaw members. Where there is no charge, you need to complete the course to avoid an administration fee.

Due to recent changes to funding requirements in the devolved nations, Learning Curve can currently only fund these courses to learners in England. If you are a learner in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland interested in finding out about the distance learning course offer in your area please contact your Lifelong Learning Project Worker.

You need to be confident in your computer skills and be able to use word processing software, complete forms and send emails. You also need to have access to a computer which has the Microsoft and Adobe software and can access the internet.

If you are confident with your IT skills you can go to learningcurvegroup.co.uk to see what’s on offer or and register for a course.

Your Project Worker can tell you more.

In Scotland Usdaw’s Lifelong Learning project is working with our training provider The Learning Curve Group and West College Scotland to offer learners in Scotland fully funded distance learning courses. The courses, accredited by West College Scotland and delivered fully online, cover a range of topics from Mental Health Awareness to Understanding Retail Operations. The registration and enrolment process is online now and you can see what information you need to provide as well as the full range of courses here.

NEW for our members in Wales!
Level 2 accredited Mental Health distance learning course at no cost to you. Fully funded by Usdaw’s Wales Union Learning Fund on request. For more info on this or other courses email: [email protected].

The Skills Network
Usdaw has partnered with The Skills Network to offer members who work or live in Wales access to a wide range of qualifications through distance learning. The courses are interactive and engaging, and will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to excel.

Over 20 courses to choose from (short CPD courses coming soon), including Mental Health, Autism, Team Leading, Retail, Business Admin, Counselling Skills, Digital Skills and much more.

For more information visit: https://usdaw.theskillsnetwork.com

If you have a question about learning please contact us.

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