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Taking a course doesn't have to be costly, and reed.co.uk features a wide range of Free courses, including classroom based courses, online courses and distance Learning courses. Eligibility for each course may vary, so it's important to contact the course provider for full terms and conditions.

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  • Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills

    Develop your knowledge, understanding and competence in a range of different IT areas
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This course will encourage you to think about how IT can be used in different ways as you are introduced to specific tools that will aid you in utilising IT in everyday life. You will consider the best softwares and tools for specific tasks and will do this with the view of imp read more about Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication

    Develop your knowledge and understanding of safe handling of medication
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This course covers the different types of medication and what they are used for. You will also gain an understanding of how to store and dispose of medicines in a safe way, how to administer medicines safely and how to ensure that record keeping and audits are completed correct read more about Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Level 2 Certificate in Improving Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition

    Gain a detailed understanding of the concepts of health and well-being
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This qualification aims to equip you with a detailed understanding of the concepts of health and well-being, including basic anatomy and physiology. You will learn about the role of nutrition in exercise, including energy requirements and fluid replacement, and then learn about read more about Level 2 Certificate in Improving Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Business Fundamentals: Project Management

    FutureLearn
    Free
    Great Service
    • Online
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • TOTUM card eligible

    Gain the basic skills to manage all phases of project lifecycles effectively, using the most appropriate methods and tools.

    • Online
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • TOTUM card eligible
  • Level 2 Certificate in Behaviour that Challenges in Children

    Develop an in-depth knowledge of behaviour that challenges in children
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This qualification will provide you with a detailed understanding of behaviour that challenges in children, including how such behaviour can be assessed and the avoidance techniques that can help minimise the effects of behaviour that challenges. You will look at how different read more about Level 2 Certificate in Behaviour that Challenges in Children

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Dementia Care Level 2

    Online FREE course to help you learn key principles in supporting and caring for those with dementia
    vision2learn
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 16 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification

    This Level 2 course provides learners with the key principles in supporting and caring for those with dementia, enabling them to actively assist individuals with the condition using appropriate methods. Learn about factors that contribute to effective dementia care Gain a p read more about Dementia Care Level 2

    • Online
    • 16 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification
  • Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace

    Complete online for FREE when it suits you, with study materials and tutor support. Care for peoples mental health
    Learning Curve Group
    Free
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 7 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification

    Around 450 million people currently experience mental health problems. Recent reports suggest that over 12 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in just one year. It’s important that employers are transparent and open about mental he read more about Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace

    • Online
    • 7 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service

    Underpin your knowledge required to work in a range of different environments in customer service
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This qualification will provide you with the underpinning knowledge required by employers to work in a range of different environments in a customer service role. You will develop essential knowledge of how to carry out customer service related tasks such as how to manage infor read more about Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT

    FutureLearn
    Free
    Great Service
    • Online
    • 5 weeks · Self-paced
    • TOTUM card eligible

    Improve your understanding of depression and anxiety and find out more about an effective and evidence-based treatment: CBT.

    • Online
    • 5 weeks · Self-paced
    • TOTUM card eligible
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity & Safeguarding in Adult Health & Social Care

    Gain a thorough understanding of the importance of dignity and safeguarding in health and social care
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This qualification will provide you with a thorough understanding of the importance of dignity and safeguarding, and is valuable to those working in, or looking to work in, the health and social care sector.

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Understanding Autism

    FutureLearn
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • 12 CPD hours/points

    Understand more about autism, including diagnosis, the autistic spectrum and life with autism, with this online course.

    • Online
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • 12 CPD hours/points
  • Lean Organisation Management Techniques Level 2

    Online FREE course to become a more effective team player at work
    vision2learn
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 9 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification

    Are you looking to gain a better knowledge of Lean Management Techniques? Do you want to upskill and have a certificate to add to your CV? Become a more effective team player at work and discover how to implement business improvements with a FREE online Level 2 qualification read more about Lean Organisation Management Techniques Level 2

    • Online
    • 9 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification
  • Level 2 Certificate in Event Planning

    Learn how to plan, organise and evaluate events
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This qualification will introduce you to the skills that are required to plan, organise and evaluate events by developing their knowledge and understanding. Areas covered include marketing methods and resources, market research, human resources, communication and customer servi read more about Level 2 Certificate in Event Planning

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Computer Engineering - Level 1 to 3 available - FREE course for Londoners

    We are a charity supporting Londoners for over 35 years! Apply today for a free accredited course
    ELATT East London Advanced Technology Training
    Free
    • Distance + live classes
    • 30 hours · Part-time or full-time
    • Tutor support

    Computer Engineering Level 1 (Starter): Become a computer engineer with a FREE course at ELATT! We are a charity supporting Londoners to better themselves through education for over 35 years. Please only apply if you live in a London Borough. ELATT's comprehensive Compute read more about Computer Engineering - Level 1 to 3 available - FREE course for Londoners

    • Distance + live classes
    • 30 hours · Part-time or full-time
    • Tutor support
  • Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People

    Gain an introductory understanding of childcare
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    Available via distance learning, this qualification will give you an introductory understanding of childcare through exploring young children’s development, the value and importance of play, how to plan a healthy diet and the importance of safeguarding and welfare.

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Understanding Coding Level 2

    Increase your knowledge and the principles of coding.
    vision2learn
    Free
    Great Service
    • Online
    • 15 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification

    Are you looking to gain a greater understanding of the different stages in the software development cycle? Do you want to gain knowledge of coding terminology and the key principles of writing code? Do you want to have a certificate to add to your CV? This qualification is de read more about Understanding Coding Level 2

    • Online
    • 15 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification
  • Working in the Health Sector Level 2

    Online FREE course with tutor support to gain industry-relevant skills
    vision2learn
    Free
    Great Service
    • Online
    • 15 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification

    This nationally accredited FREE online Level 2 qualification provides a broad and balanced introduction to the health sector and the multitude of career paths that exist within it. Learn about best practice for a wide range of health sector roles. Improve your communication read more about Working in the Health Sector Level 2

    • Online
    • 15 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Mental Health Care Worker

    Develop your understanding of the principles of the mental health care worker
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This course will equip you with a detailed understanding of mental health and mental health issues, the principles of the mental health care worker, approaches to care and management and the duty of care in adult health and social care, and change and support in relation to men read more about Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Mental Health Care Worker

    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Level 2 Certificate in Safe Handling of Medication in Health & Social Care

    Complete online for FREE when it suits you, with study materials and tutor support. Learn Safe Handling of Medication
    Learning Curve Group
    Free
    • Online
    • 7 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification

    Modern medicines are powerful substances which have beneficial effects for millions of people worldwide. However, inappropriate use or handling of these substances can have severe, or even fatal, consequences. Up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines is essentia read more about Level 2 Certificate in Safe Handling of Medication in Health & Social Care

    • Online
    • 7 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification
  • Understanding Autism Level 2

    Online FREE course to increase your knowledge and understanding of autism
    vision2learn
    Free
    Great Service
    • Online
    • 10 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification

    This popular course is designed for learners who wish to develop an understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism. Successful completion of this course leads to a nationally-accredited Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism. This is a Government fund read more about Understanding Autism Level 2

    • Online
    • 10 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Care Planning

    Enhance your knowledge of nutrition and health in health and social care settings
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This qualification aims to improve your understanding of your role in supporting the preferences and needs of individuals in relation to their care and support. It will also enhance your knowledge of nutrition and health in health and social care settings, as well as how to sup read more about Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Care Planning

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Caring for Vulnerable Children

    FutureLearn
    Free
    Great Service
    • Online
    • 6 weeks · Self-paced

    Develop an understanding of some of the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children, with this free online course.

    • Online
    • 6 weeks · Self-paced
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Warehousing

    Gain a detailed understanding of a variety of warehouse processes
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This course will equip you with a detailed understanding of a variety of warehouse processes, including manual handling, stock checks, processing orders, storage and packaging of goods and assembling for dispatch. You will also look in detail at the customer service process and read more about Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Warehousing

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration

    Complete online for FREE when it suits you, with study materials and tutor support. Learn Business Administration Skills
    Learning Curve Group
    Free
    • Online
    • 7 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification

    The level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration gives you the knowledge to work in a range of different environments in a business admin role. Whether you would like to brush up on your skills or pick up some new ones, this course will give you the knowledge yo read more about Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration

    • Online
    • 7 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification

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