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Courses and qualifications

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.

See what interests you most. It's your life and your career, so this decision really is all about you

For further information please see our Learner Handbooks, these are designed for you to use throughout your learning with us. We have included lots of information that we hope you will find useful.



Teaching and Education courses

Teaching and Education courses

Certificate in Advice and Guidance (RQF) Level 3 NVQ

Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) (RQF) Level 3

Certificate in Education and Training (RQF) Level 4

Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) CACHE Level 3 (RQF)

Diploma in Playwork CACHE Level 3 (RQF) (NVQ)

Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF) Level 4 Certificate

Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Special Educational Needs (RQF)

Special Educational Needs (SEN) - Advanced

Teaching Assistant: Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)

Teaching Assistant: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools (RQF)

Teaching Assistant: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF)

Teaching Assistant: Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF) Level 3

Teaching Assistant: Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate (RQF) Level 3

Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare CACHE Award Level 3 (RQF)

Child Minder (CACHE Level 3)

Autism Awareness

Basic Maths

Child Psychology

Counselling Children and Adolescents

Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

Child Day Care

Instructor Skills

Life Skills Coaching

Bullying in Schools

Classroom Behaviour

Child Care

Child Care and Education

Children and Young People's Workforce Early Learning and Childcare Level 3

Life Skills Coaching - Advanced

Autism Awareness - Advanced

Child Development

Child Development - Advanced

Caring for Children (CACHE) Level 1 Diploma

Child Behaviour

Child Minder: Supporting vulnerable children (CACHE Level 3)

Children and Computers

Evaluating Open Learning

Exam Preparation

Lifestyle Consultant - Business

Lifestyle Consultant - Personal

Mood Disorder Management and Coaching Practitioner

Peak Performance Coaching

Drama In Education

General Principles of Teaching

Improving Learning Skills

Middle Years Award in Positive Parenting

Playwork

Supporting Open Learners

Teaching English as a Second Language

Why and When to Use Open Learning



Healthcare courses

Healthcare courses

Foot Health Care Practitioner (RQF) Diploma Level 3

NCFE 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

Diploma in Personal Training and Fitness Instructing (RQF) Level 3

Child Psychology

Clinical Nutrition

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Counselling Children and Adolescents

Foot Health Practitioner

Foot Health Practitioner (Advanced)

Foot Health Practitioner (Advanced) – Fast Track

Foot Health Practitioner - Fast Track

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

Housing

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

Acupressure

Biochemic Tissue Salts

Biochemistry

Chi-Kung

Chinese Medical Theory

Colour Therapy

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Crystal Healing

Feng Shui

Genetics

Hand Reflexology

Homeopathy

Hopi Ear Candling

Hot Stone Massage

Indian Head Massage

Meridian Healing Techniques

Caring At Home

Health and Social Care

Eating Disorders

Diabetes

Compulsive Behavioural Disorders

Counselling Skills

Counselling Skills - Advanced

Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling

Joint Professional Life Coaching and Counselling

Joint Professional NLP Practitioner and Humanistic Counselling

Meditation

Mindfulness and Counselling Skills Diploma - Joint Award

Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Advanced Diploma

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy - Advanced

Rogerian Therapy

Aroma Stress

Aromatherapy - Gentle Touch

Ayurveda - A Foundation

Crystal Healing Practitioner

Flower Essences

Herbalism

Herbalism - Clinical

Holistic Healing

Holistic Healing Professional Practitioner

Holistic Health Therapist

Kinesiology

Shiatsu

Yoga

Yoga Teacher

Caring for Older People

Caring for People with Learning Disabilities

Dementia Awareness

Drugs Awareness

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

Clinical Weight Control

Culinary Herbs

Nutrition

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

Co-Dependency

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

Macrobiotics

Weight Management & Consulting

Pilates Trainer Professional

Sports Electro-Therapy

Stress Management

Stress Management - Advanced

Stress Management - Fundamentals



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

Accounting

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 (SAC)

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

GDPR

FCA Compliance

Manual Handling

COSHH Essentials

Healthy Eating at Work

Financial Management

Financial Services

Financial Strategy

Business Law

Change Management

Communication Skills

Conflict Management

Credit Management

Dental Practice Administration

Executive Office Skills

Customer Relations

Marketing Communications

Essential Book-keeping

Finance and Accounting

Introduction to Book-keeping

Introduction to Payroll Systems

Management Accounting

Sage 50 Accounts Level 1

Sage 50 Accounts Level 2

Sage 50 Accounts Level 3

Sage 50 Accounts Levels 1, 2, 3 Package

Project Management

Risk Management

Transport Management

Events Management

Food and Beverages Management

Hospitality

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

Foundations of Wills Writing

Franchising

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 & 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 & Management

Principles of Management

Product and Operations Management

Professional Business Development

Project Management - Advanced

Purchasing and Materials Handling

Quantitative Methods

Retail Management

Retailing

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

Anger Management Professional Coaching and Consultancy

Positive Customer Care

European Hospitality Management

Snack Bar-Cafe and Fast Food Management

Waitering

Personnel Management

Principles of Human Resource Management

Strategic Human Resource Management

Advertising

Market Relations

Marketing

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 & Professional

Stress Counselling in the Workplace

Stress Management Coaching and Consultancy Professional (Advanced)


Lifestyle courses

Lifestyle courses

Animal Care

Animal Psychology

Aromatherapy

Beauty Make-up Professional

Beauty Therapist Level 3 - Principles

Beauty Therapy Level 2 - Principles

Calligraphy

Carpentry and Joinery

Criminal Psychology

Criminology

Dog Grooming Professional

Dog Grooming Professional Advanced

Environmental Waste Management

Master Herbalist (Phytotherapy)

Mindfulness and Life Coaching Diploma - Joint Award

Nail Technician - Professional

Veterinary Support Assistant

Wedding Floristry

Wedding Planner

Wedding Planner and Events Management

Private Investigating

Reflexology

Reflexology for Foot Care Specialists

Farm Machinery Care

Digital Photography

Anti-ageing

Holistic Beauty Therapist

Massage

Eco Building Design

Ecology

Environmental Aspects and Impacts

Environmental Legislation and Policy

Environmental Management

Criminology for Beginners

Forensic Science

Home Security Planning

Interior Design

Meteorology

Guest House Management

Effective Parenting

Developmental Psychology

Exercise Physiology

Fitness Management

Crime Writing

Farming Management

Garden Design

Garden Maintenance

Horticulture

Hydroponics

Landscaping

Moon Gardening

Mushroom Growing

Animal Communication

Animal Health

Animal Psychology - Advanced

Aquarium and Fishkeeping

Dog Obedience Trainer

Dog Walking and Pet Home Sitting Professional

Equine Business Management

Equine Energy Therapy

Beauty Salon Management

Beauty Salon Management Professional

Holistic Massage

Manicure and Pedicure

Nail Art and Design

Nail Art and Design (excl. kit)

Nail Technician Professional - Acrylic

Nail Technician Professional - Complete

Nail Technician Professional - Gel

Remedial Massage

Conservation

Forensic Science and Profiling

Security Management

Security Management Advanced

Cleaning

Floristry

Clairvoyancy - Understanding the Practice

Dream Analysis - Understanding the Practice

Numerology

Palmistry

Parapsychology

Psychic Counsellor

Rune Divination

Spirituality

Tarot & Cartomancy

Tarot Master

Tasseography & Lithomancy

Citizenship - Introduction

Interior Plant Care

Energy Healing for Animals

Equine Energy Therapy - Advanced

Healing for Companion Animals

Pet Grooming Advanced

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

Psychotechnics

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

Iridology

Japanese Holistic Healing Practitioner

Medicinal Herbs

Meridian Psychotherapist

Moon & Health

Naturopathy

Oriental Health Diagnosis

Oriental Remedial Therapist

Pharmacology - Introduction

Pharmacology and Pain Control

Pharmacology for Health Workers

Physiology

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

Accountable Social Care

Citizenship

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

Sociology

Competition Winner

Dress Making and Fashion Design

Electricity - Fundamentals

Debt Buster

Effective Parenting Skills

Effective Public Speaking

Family Healthcare

Health & Well-Being

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

Psychology - Advanced

Relationship Psychology

Workplace Psychology

Women's Stress

Air Cabin Crew Operations

Air Passenger Health, Safety & 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