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learndirect offer a selection of Access to Higher Education Diplomas as well as other professional development courses and qualifications. So no matter if you are trying to improve your job prospects or want to go to University take a look at our .

All of our courses in the subject areas below are from recognised UK awarding organisations that are moderated by Ofqual, in addition all Access to HE Diplomas are QAA recognised at level 3. Every course is also eligible for government backed funding, to find out more look at our ways to pay. Finally our new learning platform makes the online learning element of your course easy to use and fun.

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Access to HE Diploma courses

Access to HE Diploma courses

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business and Management)

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education)

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Professionals)

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery)

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing)

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science) - Medicine and Healthcare Professions Pathway

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science) - Biochemical Pathway

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science) - Biophysical Pathway

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science) - Natural Science Pathway

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Health) - Biology Pathway

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Health) - Health Studies Pathway

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science) - Psychology and Sociology

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science) - Psychology with Criminology

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Humanities)

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Work)

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Sports Science)

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities)

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Engineering)

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computer Science)

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health and Social Care)

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Radiography)

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Psychology)

Access to Higher Education Diploma (English Studies)

Access to Higher Education (Computer Science and Maths)

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Land Based Science)



Healthcare courses

Healthcare courses

Foot Health Care Practitioner (RQF) Diploma Level 3

TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF) Level 3

Counselling Skills (RQF) Level 2

Counselling Skills (RQF) Level 3

Nutrition & Health (RQF) Certificate Level 2

Beauty Therapy Techniques (RQF) Level 3 Diploma

Gym Instructing and Personal Training Practitioner (RQF) Level 3 Diploma

Child Psychology

Clinical Nutrition

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Counselling Children and Adolescents

Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology - Advanced

Anger and Aggression Management

Diet and Nutrition Advanced

Diet and Nutrition Advisor

Diet, Exercise and Fitness

Mental Health and Social Care

Allergen Awareness

Care Certificate


Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Communication Techniques

Confidence Building

Creative Imagery

Depression Management

Developing Self Esteem

Dysfunctional Family Counselling

Gestalt Therapy

Grief and Bereavement Counselling

Inner Healing

Integrated Therapeutic Counselling

Journal Therapy

Mentoring Christian Ministry


Biochemic Tissue Salts



Chinese Medical Theory

Colour Therapy

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Crystal Healing

Feng Shui


Hand Reflexology


Hopi Ear Candling

Hot Stone Massage

Indian Head Massage

Meridian Healing Techniques

Caring at Home

Health and Social Care

Eating Disorders


Compulsive Behavioural Disorders

Counselling Skills

Counselling Skills - Advanced

Drug, Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling

Joint Professional Life Coaching and Counselling

Joint Professional NLP Practitioner and Humanistic Counselling


Mindfulness and Counselling Skills Diploma - Joint Award


Psychotherapy - Advanced

Rogerian Therapy

Aroma Stress

Aromatherapy - Gentle Touch

Ayurveda - A Foundation

Crystal Healing Practitioner

Flower Essences


Herbalism - Clinical

Holistic Healing

Holistic Healing Professional Practitioner

Holistic Health Therapist




Yoga Teacher

Caring for Older People

Caring for People with Learning Disabilities

Dementia Awareness

Drugs Awareness

End of Life Care: TQUK Level 3 Certificate (RQF)

Clinical Weight Control

Culinary Herbs


Nutrition for Children and Adolescents

Nutritional Therapy

Personal Fitness Trainer

Sports Coaching

Sports Injuries

Sports Massage

Sports Nutrition

Sports Physiology

Sports Psychology

Sports Science

Sports Therapist

Behavioural Therapy


Conscious Romantic Relationships

Memory Enhancement

Neuro Linguistic Programming

Neuro Linguistic Programming - Advanced

Professional Therapeutic Counselling

Regression Therapy - An Introduction

Counselling Skills (RQF) Level 2 plus Substance Misuse Awareness

Transactional Analysis

Understanding Domestic Abuse and the Restorative Process

Contemporary Social Policy

Drug Awareness Studies and their Applications

Ethics and Values in Social Care

Evaluative Research Methodology, Nursing and Health

Human Growth and Development in Social Care

Innovations in Health and Social Care

Legal Aspects of Health Care

Lifespan Development In a Mixed Economy of Care

Loss and Social Care

Mentorship in Health and Social Care

Moving and Handling Clients Safely

Protecting Vulnerable Adults from Abuse in Social Care

Provision of Activities in the Care Setting

Psychological Aspects of Caring in a Mixed Economy

Qualitative Research Methodology

Research Methodology in Nursing and Healthcare

Social Care Competence In Practice

Social Care in Community Care

Social Care With and Within Groups

Social Care with Children and Families

Social Context of Caring in a Mixed Economy

Using The Law In Social Care

Using Theories In Social Care

Working Across Boundaries in Social Care

Working in Health Care

Food and Environmental Allergies

Food Hygiene and Healthy Eating

Human Nutrition Skills

Improving Personal Exercise and Nutrition

Living Foods Nutrition


Weight Management and Consulting

Pilates Trainer Professional

Sports Electro-Therapy

Stress Management

Stress Management - Advanced

Stress Management - Fundamentals

TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young Peoples' Mental Health

Accountable Social Care

Digital Dentistry

A Guide to Tooth Whitening for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists

Bloodstream Infections (BSI) - Session 4: E coli

Bloodstream Infections (BSI) - Session 1: MRSA

Bloodstream Infections (BSI) - Session 2: Candida

Bloodstream Infections (BSI) - Session 3: K Pneumoniae

Bloodstream Infections (BSI) - Session 5: Enterobacteriaceae

Domiciliary Dental Care

Enamel Erosion: Diagnosis

Enamel Erosion: Tooth Wear

Enamel Erosion

ETW: Basic Erosive Wear Examination (BEWE)

New Perspectives on Enamel Erosion: From Diagnosis to Prevention

Occlusion Simplified

Radiography (Regulations Update 2018)


Anatomical Structures and Systems (DNNET II vol 1)

Communications 2: Communicating With Your Patients

Communications 3: Communicating With Your Team

Communications 4: Communication and Consent

Health and Safety (DNNET II vol 1)

Infection Control (DNNET II vol 1)

Key Skills 3: Clinical Record Keeping

Key Skills 3: Infection Prevention and Control

Key Skills 3: Legislation and Good Practice Guidelines

Key Skills 3: Medical Emergencies

Key Skills 3: Risk Management and Communication

Key Skills 3: Team Training

Medical Emergencies (DNNET II vol 1)

Oral Disease (DNNET II vol 2)

Oral Health Promotion (DNNET II vol 2)

Orthodontic Procedures (DNNET II vol 2)

Pharmacology (DNNET II vol 2)

Radiography (DNNET II vol 1)

Record Keeping (DNNET II vol 1)

Special Care Dentistry

Surgery Routine (DNNET II vol 1)

Vulnerable Patients - Safeguarding Adults (Level 2)

Vulnerable Patients - Safeguarding Children (Level 2)

Working With The Dental Team (DNNET II vol 1)

Mental Health and Counselling Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

Business courses

Business courses

Diploma in Business Administration (RQF) Level 3

Certificate in Practical Entrepreneurship (RQF) Level 3

Certificate in Retail Knowledge (RQF) Level 3

Management (RQF) Diploma Level 3

Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership (RQF) Level 3

ILM Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (Coaching Pathway)

ILM Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (Mentoring Pathway)

ILM Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management


Business Accounting

Business and the Environment

Business Communication (Byte Size Skills Course)

Business Communications

Business Contracts (Byte Size Skills Course)

Business Decision Analysis

Business Economics

Business Economics Professional

Business Environment (Byte Size Skills Course)

Business Finance

Business Finance Professional

Business Functions

Business Law

Business Lifestyle Skills

Business Management

Business Management

Business Marketing

Business Operations

Business Planning

Business Planning and Project Management (Byte Size Skills Course)

Business Skills

Business Strategy (Byte Size Skills Course)

Business Studies

Business Writing


FCA Compliance

COSHH Essentials

Healthy Eating at Work

Financial Management

Financial Services

Financial Strategy

Business Law

Change Management

Communication Skills

Conflict Management

Credit Management

Executive Office Skills

Level 2 Customer Relations

Marketing Communications

Essential Bookkeeping

Finance and Accounting

Introduction to Bookkeeping

Introduction to Payroll Systems

Management Accounting

Project Management

Risk Management

Transport Management

Events Management

Food and Beverages Management


Hotel Management

Human Resource Management (HRM)

ILM Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring

Sales and Marketing (RQF) Level 3

Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Managing Finance and Information

Better Trading Award

Clothing Production

Debt Management Skills

Descriptive Statistics

e-Business - Introduction

e-Business and the Consumer

e-Business Impact on Business Processes

e-Business Management

e-Business Strategy

e-Business: Applications, Models and Technologies

Foundations of English Law

General Management

General Production

Governing Business Development

Inferential Statistics

Information Resources Management

International Business

International Business Strategy

International Human Resource Management

Introduction to Construction Management

Legal Office Management

Managing People

Managing the Enterprise

Mediation and Negotiation

Medical Office Management

Motivation by Rewards

Office Management

Office Management Executive

Operating Environment

Operations Management

Operations Planning Control

Organisation Structures and Processes

People in Organisations

People, Organisation and Management

Planning and Decision Making

Planning and Managing a Support System

Practice Promotion and Management

Principles of Management

Product and Operations Management

Professional Business Development

Project Management - Advanced

Purchasing and Materials Handling

Quantitative Methods

Retail Management


Retirement Homes Management

Safety Management

Small Business Management

Stores Management

Strategic Management

Supervisory Development

Supervisory Management

Technology and Knowledge Management

Technology in Business

Workplace Health and Safety

Workplace Law

Currency Trading for Individual Investors

Positive Customer Care

European Hospitality Management

Snack Bar-Cafe and Fast Food Management


Personnel Management

Principles of Human Resource Management

Strategic Human Resource Management


Market Relations


Marketing Advisor

Marketing Management

Marketing Strategy

Press, Publicity and Profile Raising

Public Relations

Public Relations Consultant

Sales Consultant

Sales Management

Telemarketing Professional

Vehicle Selling Professional

Stress Consultant - Corporate and Professional

Stress Counselling in the Workplace

Stress Management Coaching and Consultancy Professional (Advanced)

Introduction to Digital Marketing

Lifestyle courses

Lifestyle courses

Animal Psychology


Beauty Make-up Professional

Beauty Therapist Level 3 - Principles

Beauty Therapy Level 2 - Principles


Carpentry and Joinery

Criminal Psychology


Environmental Waste Management

Master Herbalist (Phytotherapy)

Nail Technician - Professional

Veterinary Support Assistant

Wedding Floristry

Wedding Planner

Wedding Planner and Events Management

Private Investigating


Reflexology for Foot Care Specialists

Farm Machinery Care

Digital Photography


Holistic Beauty Therapist


Eco Building Design


Environmental Aspects and Impacts

Environmental Legislation and Policy

Environmental Management

Criminology for Beginners

Forensic Science

Home Security Planning

Interior Design


Guest House Management

Effective Parenting

Developmental Psychology

Exercise Physiology

Fitness Management

Crime Writing

Farming Management

Garden Design

Garden Maintenance




Moon Gardening

Mushroom Growing

Animal Psychology - Advanced

Aquarium and Fishkeeping

Beauty Salon Management

Beauty Salon Management Professional

Holistic Massage

Manicure and Pedicure

Nail Art and Design

Nail Technician Professional - Acrylic

Nail Technician Professional - Complete

Nail Technician Professional - Gel

Remedial Massage


Forensic Science and Profiling

Security Management

Security Management Advanced



Clairvoyancy - Understanding the Practice

Dream Analysis - Understanding the Practice




Psychic Counsellor

Rune Divination


Tarot and Cartomancy

Tarot Master

Tasseography and Lithomancy

Citizenship - Introduction

Interior Plant Care

Stable Management

Art of Combining Photography and Painting

Basic Camera Handling Skills

Photo Journalism

Massage for Special Needs

Natural Nail Manicure

Teenage Beauty Make-Over Specialist

Women's Health (ProFemme) Practitioner

Basic Philosophy

Personal Magnetism

Positive Thinking

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Primal Therapy


Autogenic Training

Colour Reflexology

Complementary Health Care

Dowsing for Health

Energy Anatomy

Flower Essence Therapy

Holistic Back Practitioner

Human Physiology and Health

Hypnotherapy - Professional

Intrafocal Healing

Intuitive Healing


Japanese Holistic Healing Practitioner

Medicinal Herbs

Meridian Psychotherapist

Moon and Health


Oriental Health Diagnosis

Oriental Remedial Therapist

Pharmacology - Introduction

Pharmacology and Pain Control

Pharmacology for Health Workers


Prevention and Control of Infection

Reflexology - Gentle Touch

Relaxation Therapy

Sidereus Healing Techniques

Vegetarian & Vegan Nutrition Consultant

Vibrational Medicine

Yoga in Health

Environmental Auditing and Reporting

Environmental Improvements

Identity Theft


Industrial Sociology

Introduction to Research Awareness in Social Care

Introduction to Social Care Practice and Theories

Learning and Social Care

Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Care

Practising Social Care

Social Studies


Competition Winner

Dress Making and Fashion Design

Electricity - Fundamentals

Debt Buster

Effective Parenting Skills

Effective Public Speaking

Family Healthcare

Health and Wellbeing

Home Staging

Money Management

Mystery Shopping

Parenting Skills - Early Years

Personal Money Management

Property Investment

Starting Your Own Business

Stock Trading

Understanding Body Language

Child Psychology Skills

Developmental, Learning and Behavioural Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Education In Psychology

Educational Psychology

Forensic Psychology

Industrial Psychology

Introduction to Psychology

Introductory Psychology

Neuro Psychological Immunology


Psychology - Advanced

Relationship Psychology

Workplace Psychology

Women's Stress

Air Cabin Crew Operations

Air Passenger Health, Safety and Lifestyle (Airline Medical Care)

Airline and Airport Conflict Management

Airline and Airport Customer Care

Airline and Airport in Preparation for Employment

Airline and Airport Passenger Service Agents

Airline Cabin Crew

Check into Travel

Tourism Management

Caption Writing

Comprehensive Writing

Editing and Proofreading

Fiction Writing

Freelance Journalism

Novel Writing

Poetry Writing

Romantic Fiction Writing

Scriptwriting - TV, Film, Stage, Radio

Writing and Selling Travelogues

Writing Biographies, Autobiographies and Family History

Writing for Children

Writing Historical Fiction

Writing Saleable Articles

Writing Short Stories

Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness

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