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Courses and qualifications

Courses and qualifications

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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 available courses.


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.


  • Learner Handbook A2HE
  • Learner Handbook QCF-RQF


A-level courses

A Level Psychology


A Level Biology


A Level Chemistry


A Level English Language


A Level Maths


A Level Accounting


A Level Economics


A Level English Literature


A Level Sociology


A Level Business Studies


A Level Physics


A Level History


A Level Classical Civilisation


GCSE courses

GCSE courses

GCSE (9-1) English Language


GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Foundation Tier


GCSE Out of Hours Tutorial


GCSE Marked Mock Exam


GCSE Within Office Hours Tutorial


GCSE Psychology


GCSE Biology


GCSE Chemistry


GCSE Economics


GCSE English Literature


GCSE Sociology


GCSE Business Studies


GCSE Physics


GCSE History


English and Maths courses

English and Maths courses

Functional Skills English Level 2


Functional Skills Maths Level 2


Functional Skills Information Communication Technology (ICT) Levels 1 and 2 – Standard


Open Awards Centre Based Functional Skills Maths Exam


Open Awards Centre Based Functional Skills English Exam


Open Awards Online Functional Skills Maths Exam


Open Awards Online Functional Skills English Exam


Functional Skills English Level 2 Inc. Open Awards Online Exam


Functional Skills Maths Level 2 Inc. Open Awards Online Exam


Functional Skills Maths & English Level 2


Functional Skills Maths & English Level 2 Inc. Open Awards Online Exam


GCSE (9-1) English Language


GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Foundation Tier


ESOL Entry Level 3 - Online Study Book


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




Supporting Open Learners


Teaching English as a Second Language


Why and When to Use Open Learning


#GetaJob - Child Care Package


#GetaJob - Customer Service Package


#GetaJob - Hair and Beauty Package


#GetaJob - Health and Social Care Package


#GetaJob - Hospitality Package


#GetaJob - Management Package


#GetaJob - Retail Package


#GetaJob - Teaching Assistant Package


TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism


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 (Medicine and Health Care Professions)


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)


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


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




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 & Alcohol Abuse Counselling


Joint Professional Life Coaching and Counselling


Joint Professional NLP Practitioner and Humanistic Counselling




Mindfulness and Counselling Skills Diploma - Joint Award


Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Advanced Diploma




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 & 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


IT courses

Certificate in Web Design and Development (RQF) Level 3


Cyber Security


Excel 2007 Basic


Excel 2007 Intermediate


Excel 2007 Advanced


Excel 2010 Basic


Excel 2010 Intermediate


Excel 2010 Advanced


Excel 2013 Basic


Excel 2013 Intermediate


Excel 2013 Advanced


Excel 2016 Basic


Excel 2016 Intermediate


Excel 2016 Advanced


Outlook 2010 Basic


Outlook 2013 Basic


Outlook 2013 Intermediate


Powerpoint 2010 Basic


Powerpoint 2010 Intermediate


Powerpoint 2013 Basic


Powerpoint 2013 Intermediate


Powerpoint 2013 Advanced


Powerpoint 2016 Basic


Powerpoint 2016 Advanced


Start Using Excel


Start Using Outlook


Start Using Powerpoint


Start Using Word


Word 2010 Basic


Word 2010 Intermediate


Word 2010 Advanced


Word 2013 Basic


Word 2013 Intermediate


Word 2013 Advanced


Word 2016 Basic


Word 2016 Intermediate


Word 2016 Advanced


Publisher 2013 Basic


Publisher 2013 Advanced


Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing


Information Technology


Introduction to Digital Marketing


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 (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




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


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


Foundations of Wills Writing




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




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




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 & Professional


Stress Counselling in the Workplace


Stress Management Coaching and Consultancy Professional (Advanced)


Introduction to Digital Marketing


Lifestyle courses

Animal Care


Animal Psychology




Beauty Make-up Professional


Beauty Therapist Level 3 - Principles


Beauty Therapy Level 2 - Principles




Carpentry and Joinery


Criminal Psychology




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 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 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




Forensic Science and Profiling


Security Management


Security Management Advanced






Clairvoyancy - Understanding the Practice


Dream Analysis - Understanding the Practice








Psychic Counsellor


Rune Divination




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




Autogenic Training


Colour Reflexology


Complementary Health Care


Dowsing for Health




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 & 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


Accountable Social Care




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 & 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 & 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


Short Courses

Working in business and administration


Using Equipment and Resources


Taking Phone Calls


Planning and Preparation


Effective Communication


Customer Service: Being competitive - stand out from the crowd


Customer Service: Building relationships - aim to exceed expectations


Customer Service: Complaint procedures - a structure for solutions


Customer Service: Difficult situations - a guide to dealing with problems


Customer Service: Effective communication – dealing with customers in writing


Customer Service: Organisation - the secret of successful service delivery


Delivering good customer service


Customer Service: Reflection and development - continuing improvement


Customer Service: Rules & regulations - a guide to your responsibilities


Customer Service: Understanding customer service - get the essentials


Customer Service: Working with others - a guide to making a difference


Developing Your Customer Service Performance


Giving Good Customer Service


PRINCE2 Foundation


PRINCE2 Practitioner

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