Looking for Distance Learning?

Thinking about starting a new career? Want to improve your employability or develop your professional knowledge? Too busy to commit to full-time traditional studies?

If yes, our distance learning courses could be just what you’re looking for!

Home study courses offer you the flexibility to study when and where you want, at a pace that suits you. And, whilst you don’t need to attend college, if you live close to one of our North Devon or Mid Devon campuses, you can also access our extensive libraries and learning resource centres.

If you have been out of education for a while and feel you need additional support to reach your full potential, don’t worry – your personal tutor can support you with anything from sentence structure to building your confidence!

Don’t wait, start your learning journey today! 


This is the best distance learning college I have found, by far.

Layla, former student on Certificate in Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities.



Our Level 2 Distance Learning courses are FREE if you meet the eligibility criteria below:

  • You must be aged 19 or over before the start of the academic year (01/09)
  • If aged between 19-24, you must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above
  • Resident in the UK or EU country for the past three years
  • Live in England (excluding postal areas below). If you live in Greater London or West of England please contact us on how to apply.

These courses cannot be funded for individuals currently on an apprenticeship. If you are on an apprenticeship, please contact the Distance Learning office prior to making an application.

From August 2019, educational funding became devolved to local government in many counties in England, therefore we are unable to offer free courses to the following authority areas: Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Tees Valley and West Midlands. If you are unsure which area you fall under, please contact the Distance Learning team.

Please note: These courses are part-subsidised by the Education & Skills Funding Agency and so there is no cost to you or your employer, but if you do not complete the course inside the agreed timescale without a valid reason, you will be charged £125. Only one course can be studied at any one time to qualify for the full fee remission.

Need further assistance?

Please get in touch with the Distance Learning Team:

Mon - Fri: 08:00 - 16:30