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Learn something new this summer: Distance learning courses available

08 July 2022
Banner image in bright colours with distance learning courses, learning from home as text and an image of a man smiling in top right

Banner image in bright colours with distance learning courses, learning from home as text and an image of a man smiling in top right

Distance learning courses in a wide range of topics are on offer from Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's Learning and Skills Service this summer.

The courses, ranging from digital skills to health and fitness, can be completed in your own time and at your own pace.

This summer there are some new introductory 'Essentials' packages on offer. These courses group together complementary modules and are a great way to develop skills with options available to progress to accredited courses where learners can gain nationally recognised qualifications.

The vast majority of all distance learning courses are fully funded, which means they are free as long as they are completed.

Councillor Nigel Cooke, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Housing, said: "A wide range of subjects are on offer through these distance learning courses which means there's something for everyone, whether you're looking to boost your CV or just want to learn something new.

"The courses are delivered online so they're great if you need flexibility to choose when and where to study and the vast majority won't cost you anything as long as you complete the course.

"You can learn at your own pace and will also be assigned a personal tutor to ensure you have the support you need throughout the course. Don't hesitate to sign up!"

The new essentials packages include:

Personal Development Essentials:

  • Personal Development for Success
  • Developing Behaviours and Attitudes for Life and Work
  • Developing Personal Confidence and Self-Awareness

Employability Essentials:

  • Exploring Job Opportunities
  • Preparing for Interviews
  • CV Writing
  • Managing Personal Finance

First Steps in Leadership Essentials:

  • Understanding Leadership
  • Leading and Motivating a Team
  • Stress Management      

Mental Health Essentials:

  • Understanding Stress
  • Understanding Anxiety
  • Understanding Depression

Health and Social Care Essentials:

  • Safeguarding Adults and Children
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Prevention and Control of Infection

Everyday Safety Essentials:

  • Importance of British Values
  • Importance of Online Safety
  • Mental Health Awareness

Sustainability Essentials:

  • Principles of Sustainable Communities
  • Principles of Sustainable Energy Management
  • Principles of Sustainable Transport

The list of accredited courses includes:

  • Behaviour that Challenges in Children (Level 2)
  • Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People (Level 2)
  • Special Education Needs and Disability (Level 2)
  • Understanding Autism (Level 2)
  • Understanding Autism (Level 3)
  • Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses Affecting Children (Level 2)
  • Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health (Level 2)
  • Introducing Caring for Children and Young People (Level 2)
  • Understanding Autism (Level 3)
  • Awareness of Mental Health Problems (Level 2)
  • Understanding Mental Health (Level 3)
  • Self-harm and Suicide Awareness Prevention Level 2
  • Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace (Level 2)
  • Lean Organisation Techniques (Level 2)
  • Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values (Level 2)
  • Information, Advice or Guidance (Level 2)
  • Principles of Customer Service (Level 2)
  • Principles of Business Administration (Level 2)
  • Principles of Team Leading (Level 2)
  • Living in a Fair and Diverse Society (Level 2)
  • Equality and Diversity (Level 2)
  • Understanding Data Protection and Data Security (Level 2)
  • Caring for the Elderly (Level 2)
  • Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (Level 2)
  • Principles of Dementia Care (Level 2)
  • Principles of End of Life Care (Level 2)
  • Principles of Care Planning (Level 2)
  • Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care (Level 2)
  • Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care (Level 2)
  • Falls Prevention Awareness (Level 2)
  • Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities (Level 2)
  • Understanding Behaviour that Challenges in Children (Level 2)
  • Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties (Level 2)
  • Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes (Level 2)
  • Common Health Problems (Level 2)
  • Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection (Level 2)
  • IT User Skills (Level 2)
  • Principles for Digital Skills in Employment (Level 2)
  • Understanding Nutrition and Health (Level 2)
  • Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings (Level 2)
  • Allergy Awareness (Level 2)
  • Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care (Level 3)

To see the range of courses on offer and enrol, visit the Learning and Skills Service website.

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