Free distance learning courses launched by Telford College

Published: December 20, 2017

A new series of distance learning courses have been launched by Telford College, allowing people to study in their own time, with no course fees.

Twenty different courses are listed on the new programme, including customer service, dementia care, team leading, information advice and guidance, counselling, and understanding nutrition and health.

Katie Parsons, employer engagement manager from the college, said: “With people living increasingly flexible lifestyles, we want to make sure that everyone has access to some form of learning.

“By signing up for a distance learning course, learning is either available online or by correspondence, and there is no need for a student to attend college.

“Students have a work pack posted to them. They use revision material supplied and do their own research to answer the questions in the packs.

“The courses cover a broad spectrum, including health-related programmes such as awareness of mental health problems, care and management of diabetes, and working with people who have mental health issues.

“We are also offering distance learning programmes for people who want to gain a better understanding of challenging behaviour, equality and diversity, and the principles of care planning.”

The courses run for a maximum of 12 weeks. To qualify, people must be over the age of 19, and in employment. Although course fees are free, there are some small postage costs involved.

To find out more details about the distance learning courses, contact Telford College on 01952 642335, or email