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Retrain or upskill with our brand new online courses!

We’re excited to offer lots of new online and distance learning courses and qualifications for adults. You can study online with Nottingham College, in the comfort of your own home or from your workplace.

Many of these part-time courses are free* to adults looking to retrain or upskill. Others are short introductory courses that cost from just £28.50.

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic, and new technologies at home and at work, have led to higher demand for remote learning options, as people look to retrain or build skills for the future.

Whether you choose a shorter Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course of around four hours, or commit to a more in-depth qualification, all courses are delivered in bite-sized chunks. This makes them ideal for people who are looking for flexible study options.

*fully funded - subject to eligibility criteria. More information can be found on our finance pages, or why not get in touch for more details?

Information for individuals

Many of the new online courses are free to adults who meet certain eligibility criteria (find out on our finance pages) and the shorter CPD options are priced from just £28.50 for a four-hour course. So not only can you add to your CV and build your skills from home or work without having to travel to a venue, but you can do so in an affordable way.

Information for employers

We can take the stress away from organising online training for your workforce in a number of professional areas.

From affordable generalised introductory courses in Health and Safety, First Aid and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, or Leadership and Management, to sector-specific training such as AAT Accounting, IT skills and healthcare, we can help with training for business.

Browse the courses online, then contact our Employer Services team to discuss booking and payment options, or group training requirements.

You can call them on 0115 945 7260 or send an email to business@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk.

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Advanced Bookkeeping - Level 3 Unit Resource and Revision Guide (CPD) - Online Learning

These online bookkeeping resources have been developed to prepare you for complex accounting tasks, including advanced double entry bookkeeping, and acquisition and disposal of non-current assets.

Alcohol Awareness (CPD) - Online Learning

Our Alcohol Awareness distance learning course aims to raise awareness of the harmful effects of alcohol use and the possible health issues surrounding its consumption, as well as where to seek help if needed.

Awareness of Mental Health Problems (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This qualification is designed for anyone looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill-health.

Awareness of Substance Misuse (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will teach you everything you need to know about substance misuse; develop your knowledge on an important, contemporary issue; and equip you with a skill set that is highly transferrable.

Bookkeeping Controls - Level 2 Unit Resource and Revision Guide (CPD) - Online Learning

These online AAT resources have been developed to prepare you for recording financial transactions using double entry bookkeeping, reconciling a bank statement to the cash book, journal adjustments and basic costing principles.

Bookkeeping Transactions - Level 2 Unit Resource and Revision Guide (CPD) - Online Learning

These online learning resources have been developed to prepare you for processing customer transactions, processing supplier transactions, and processing receipts and payments.

Conflict Management (CPD) - Online Learning

Are you looking to complete some conflict management training? This course aims to give you the knowledge and understanding to manage conflict in many forms, as well as learning how to best positively support individuals – an essential skill in…

COSHH Risk Assessment (CPD) - Online Learning

Are you looking to study a COSHH course online? This short, auto-marked programme will provide you with the knowledge you need to undertake a COSHH risk assessment and to classify different hazardous substances and how they cause harm to the…

Dementia Awareness (CPD) - Online Learning

Our Dementia Awareness course will provide you with the vital knowledge needed to begin tackling dementia, through understanding what it is and how to support those who are affected by it.

Digital Skills for Work (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

The purpose of this qualification is to allow learners to demonstrate understanding of and competency in digital literacy skills.

Discipline in the Workplace (CPD) - Online Learning

Are you interested in studying one of our online leadership courses? This course aims to give you the knowledge needed to understand discipline in the workplace, including tribunals, grievances and disciplinary procedures.

DSE Risk Assessment (CPD) - Online Learning

Are you looking to complete your DSE training online? This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand workplace risks and how to identify and remove any likely hazards.

Elements of Costing - Level 2 Unit Resource and Revision Guide (CPD) - Online Learning

These online learning resources have been developed to prepare you for using the cost recording system within an organisation, using cost recording techniques and providing information on actual and budgeted costs and income.

Equality and Diversity (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This course is ideal for those who need to develop an awareness of issues surrounding equality and diversity.

Ethics for Accountants - Level 3 Unit Resource and Revision Guide (CPD) - Online Learning

These online learning resources have been developed to enable you to understand the need to act ethically, recognise how to act ethically in an accounting role and identify the appropriate action to take in relation to unethical behaviour.

Explore the Principles of Healthy Eating (CPD) - Online Learning

Are you looking to complete a healthy eating course? Online materials and assessments make this course accessible to anyone, anywhere.

Falls Prevention Awareness (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

The purpose of this qualification is to increase awareness and understanding of falls and their prevention.

Final Accounts Preparation - Level 3 Unit Resource and Revision Guide (CPD) - Online Learning

These online learning resources have been developed to prepare learners for complex accounting tasks including advanced double-entry bookkeeping, and acquisition and disposal of non-current assets.

Fire Safety Principles (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand fire hazards and risks and how to effectively identify and control any hazards.

Food Safety Awareness (CPD) - Online Learning

This course will give you the knowledge you need to understand the key aspects of food safety and will increase your awareness of the risks and diverse health issues relating to food safety

GDPR (CPD) - Online Learning

By completing this course, you will be equipped with a greater understanding of GDPR, including how to apply its principles in your work and how it promotes the rights of individuals in relation to data collection and management.

Health and Safety in the Workplace (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to carry out risk assessments and to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards.

Improving Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

Within this qualification you will gain knowledge and understanding of the positive effects of exercise on long-term health and well-being.

Indirect Tax - Level 3 Unit Resource and Revision Guide (CPD) - Online Learning

These online learning resources have been developed to prepare you for applying VAT legislation, completing VAT returns, and reporting VAT related information within an organisation.

Induction Essentials (CPD) - Online Learning

This qualification aims to give fundamental training to new starters, or to update existing employees’ training, in essential areas such as rights and responsibilities, manual handling, health and safety, fire safety and DSE risk assessment.

Induction of New Staff (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to provide you with knowledge of the induction process for new staff. It is ideal for anyone who is or is aspiring to become a line manager.

Information, Advice or Guidance (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

You will develop knowledge and understanding of the key principles of information, advice or guidance and applying these within their own context.

Introducing Caring for Children and Young People (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This qualification covers the responsibilities of being a parent and also covers the skills needed when babysitting

Introduction to First Aid – Zone 1 (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to provide you with the knowledge you need to understand the key areas of first aid.

Introduction to First Aid – Zone 2 (CPD) - Online Learning

This is a great course for anyone who is interested in first aid, as it will provide you with crucial skills that apply to all aspects of work and everyday life.

Introduction to First Aid – Zone 3 (CPD) - Online Learning

This course will enable you to increase the safety of yourself and others in the workplace and in other everyday environments.

Introduction to First Aid – Zone 4 (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to provide you with the knowledge you need to understand the key areas of first aid.

IT User Skills (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This course aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and competence in a range of different IT areas.

Leading and Motivating a Team (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to give you the knowledge needed to understand how to lead and motivate a team, through effective communication, motivation and individual and team development.

Management Accounting: Costing - Level 3 Unit Resource and Revision Guide (CPD) - Online Learning

These online learning resources have been developed to prepare you to apply techniques required for dealing with costs, analyse and review deviations from budget, and apply management accounting techniques to support decision making.

Manual Handling Safety at Work (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the risks associated with manual handling and how to deal with these risks.

Mental Health Awareness (CPD) - Online Learning

This course is an ideal starting point if you are interested in mental health, either for your personal life, or professional interest.

Mental Health Awareness (NCFE Level 1 Award) - Online Learning

The qualification is appropriate for a wide range of people with an interest in raising their own understanding of mental health issues.

Organising and Delegating (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the core skills required to deal with management responsibilities and to develop as a leader.

Performance Management (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will build your knowledge of the core skills needed to manage performance and underperformance and to give feedback in the workplace.

Personal Development and Employability Essentials (CPD) - Online Learning

This employability course will introduce you to many sought after skills in the world of employment including managing social behaviours, understanding stress and anxiety, personal identity and developing employability skills.

Personal Money Management (CPD) - Online Learning

This course will enable you to think about your money more carefully and will help you to budget more specifically.

Planning and Allocating Work (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will build your knowledge of the core skills needed to plan projects and to monitor and manage performance.

Prepare to Deliver Excellent Customer Service (CPD) - Online Learning

This course provides you with key knowledge in relation to the principles of customer service and what it takes to deliver good customer service.

Prevention and Control of Infection (CPD) - Online Learning

By completing this course, you will be equipped with a greater understanding of how to prevent and control the spread of infection, both in the workplace and in the home.

Principles of Business Administration (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

In this qualification you will gain the knowledge is required to work in a range of environments in a business administration role.

Principles of Care Planning (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

In this qualification you will gain the knowledge is required to work in a range of environments in a care planning role.

Principles of Customer Service (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This qualification provides you with the knowledge required by employers to work in a range of different environments in a customer service role.

Principles of Dementia Care (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

In this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles of caring for those with dementia.

Principles of End of Life Care (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

You will develop knowledge and understanding of the key principles needed when working in end of life care settings.

Principles of End of Life Care (NCFE Level 3 Certificate) - Online Learning

This qualification provides learners with an understanding of the principles of end of life care.

Principles of Internet Safety (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to increase awareness of e-safety and improve knowledge of the dangers online when using the internet.

Principles of Team Leading (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This qualification is designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding required to successfully lead a team.

Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health and Social Care Setting (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

You will develop a knowledge and understanding of controlling infections within health and social care settings.

Principles of Weight Management (CPD) - Online Learning

Are you looking to increase your understanding of weight management by completing a weight management course? Online content and assessments make this course accessible for anyone, anywhere.

Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This qualification aims to give you the knowledge and understanding to work with individuals with learning disabilities or difficulties.

Rights and Responsibilities (CPD) - Online Learning

This course covers all the key information needed to understand the key roles, rights and responsibilities of both employees and employers in the workplace.

Safeguarding Adults and Children (CPD) - Online Learning

This online course aims to give you the knowledge you need to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding the safeguarding of adults and children. This includes how to recognise, respond to and reduce the likelihood of abuse.

Sexual Health Awareness (CPD) - Online Learning

This course provides a wealth of information that will increase your understanding of sexual health issues.

Solving Problems and Making Decisions (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will build your knowledge of how to define, investigate and analyse problems and how to evaluate your options.

Spreadsheets for Accounting - Level 3 Unit Resource and Revision Guide (CPD) - Online Learning

These online resources have been developed to prepare you for using spreadsheet software to organise data, using relevant tools to manipulate and analyse data, using software tools to verify accuracy and using techniques to prepare and report accounting information.

Stress Management (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to deal with management responsibilities and to develop as a leader.

Synoptic Assessment Preparation - Level 2 Revision Resource (CPD) - Online Learning

Our Synoptic Assessment Preparation Online Revision Resource contains everything you need to fully prepare for the Foundation Synoptic Assessment (FSYA).

Synoptic Assessment Preparation - Level 3 Revision Resource (CPD) - Online Learning

These all-inclusive online revision resources will help to recap on the key areas of Units 1 to 4 of the Advanced Diploma.

Understand Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This qualification is designed primarily for individuals working with, or intending to work with, vulnerable adults in the health and social care sectors.

Understand the Principles of Exercise and Fitness (CPD) - Online Learning

This short ‘CPD certified’ programme of learning is a great addition to your CV to show your commitment to health and fitness and is also ideal for heightening your awareness of positive lifestyle changes and the benefits they can have.

Understanding Anxiety (CPD) - Online Learning

Are you looking to increase your understanding of anxiety by completing an anxiety training course? This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the causes and effects of anxiety, along with its management.

Understanding Behaviour that Challenges (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This qualification is designed to increase your awareness and understanding of behaviour that challenges and its effects.

Understanding Children's and Young People's Mental Health (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

Studying this qualification you will increase knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health.

Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

The purpose of this qualification is to increase learners' knowledge and understanding of common childhood illnesses.

Understanding Depression (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to give you the knowledge required to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding depression and anxiety – an essential skill for anyone who works with individuals who have depression and anyone who would like more…

Understanding Eating Disorders (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to give you the knowledge required to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding eating disorders, as well as an awareness of the harmful effects eating disorders can have on individuals and those closest to them.

Understanding Equality and Diversity (CPD) - Online Learning

This course introduces you to the key aspects of equality and diversity and the importance of equality and diversity in the workplace, in society and in communities.

Understanding Leadership (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will develop your understanding of leadership styles and qualities, providing you with the core skills needed to progress as an effective leader.

Understanding Nutrition and Health (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This qualification is designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of nutrition and health.

Understanding Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

The purpose of this qualification is to increase the learner’s knowledge and awareness of the Prevent Duty and safeguarding,

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This qualification aims to give you knowledge of different Specific Learning Difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported.

Understanding Stress (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to give you the knowledge required to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding stress and raise awareness of the harmful effects stress can have on individuals and those closest to them.

Understanding the Safe Handing of Medication in Health and Social Care (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

You will develop knowledge and understanding of the key principles of handling medication within heath and social care settings.

Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication (CPD) - Online Learning

This course is ideal for anyone currently working in a role where they need to administer medication, or for those who wish to progress into a role of this nature.

Work Effectively in Finance - Level 2 Unit Resource and Revision Guide (CPD) - Online Learning

These online learning resources have been developed to enable you to understand the finance function within an organisation, use personal skills development in finance, produce work effectively and understand corporate social responsibility.

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