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Distance Learning Courses

FREE short courses leading to nationally recognised qualifications.

We have a range of short distance learning courses which can be completed in as little as 4 – 8 weeks. These are fully funded, meaning there is no cost to either the learner or the employer.

These courses cover a number of key areas from Equality and Diversity, Principles of Team Leading, Principles of Customer Service to Awareness of Mental Health Problems.

Courses on offer include:

  • Understanding Retail Operations
  • Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Customer Service for H&SC Settings
  • Principles of Care Planning
  • Principles of Dementia Care
  • Principles of End of Life Care
  • Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection
  • Understand Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • Understanding Autism
  • Understanding Behaviour that Challenges
  • Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
  • Understanding Dignity & Safeguarding in Adult H&SC
  • Understanding Nutrition and Health
  • Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in H&SC
  • Working with People with Mental Health Needs
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Principles of Customer Service
  • Principles of Team Leading


  • For your existing workforce (aged 19+)
  • Lived in the EU for three years

What does the training programme offer?

  • A nationally recognised Level 2 qualification in 4 – 8 weeks
  • Personal and professional development for staff designed to increase service standards
  • Access to a professional trainer for the duration of the course
  • An opportunity to study in your own time (following enrolment and induction session at our Tooting centre)

To book:

To enrol on one of these courses just click on the link below and book an assessment:


The assessments take place at our Tooting centre every Friday from 3pm to 5pm. At the assessment you will undertake a short English and Maths test and then have an induction onto your chosen programme.

It normally takes 4 – 8 weeks to complete the course at home. A specific tutor will be assigned to help you progress through the qualification.

For further details please contact:

T: 020 8918 7272
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South Thames Colleges Group
Business Centre
71 Tooting High Street
London SW17 0TQ

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