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  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care

    Improve your knowledge of dementia care
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This qualification aims to provide you with the vital knowledge needed to begin tackling dementia through understanding what it is and how to support those who are affected by it. It also ensures that you will develop an essential understanding of caring for people with dementi read more about Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Level 1 Award in Awareness of Substance Misuse

    Gain an introductory knowledge to the dangers and risks of substance misuse
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This qualification aims to introduce you to the dangers and risks surrounding substance misuse. You will learn about different types of substances, why people take drugs, the laws surrounding drugs, the effects of drug use and perceptions of substance misuse.

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

    Improve your understanding of nutrition and health
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This qualification aims to improve your understanding of nutrition and health, covering factors such as the principles of healthy eating and weight management, nutrition in the context of eating disorders and how to prepare food safely in a home environment.

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention & Control of Infection

    This course will prepare you for tackling the outbreak of infection in hospitals and health care settings
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This qualification aims to prepare you for tackling the outbreak of infection in hospitals and healthcare settings by aiding you in understanding the many causes of infection and how it can be spread, as well as how you can help control it.

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

    Gain a comprehensive understanding of issues related to different types of learning disabilities
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This qualification aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of issues related to different types of learning disabilities and how these affect individuals in their daily lives. By studying this course, you will cover a range of topics, including safeguarding and p read more about Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Digital Media Production Level 1 - 3 Available - FREE course for Londoners

    Online live study with your tutor, tutor support and exams included
    ELATT East London Advanced Technology Training
    Free
    • Online + live classes
    • 8 weeks · Part-time or full-time
    • Tutor support

    Become a digital media producer with a FREE course at ELATT Our courses are currently taught live online using Zoom. We have daytime and evening courses available. We are a charity supporting Londoners to better themselves through education for over 35 years. Please only ap read more about Digital Media Production Level 1 - 3 Available - FREE course for Londoners

    • Online + live classes
    • 8 weeks · Part-time or full-time
    • Tutor support
  • Learn to Trade Online - Introduction to Trading

    Online Streamed Trading Course For Beginners
    Trading College Limited
    Free
    • Online + live classes
    • 3 hours · Part-time
    • Tutor support

    Looking to learn how to trade the markets from home, make a second income, and develop a new skill? Join Lee as he tellss you the ins and outs of day and swing trading. This is a free live-streamed course that will give you an introduction to trading and how to start. We' read more about Learn to Trade Online - Introduction to Trading

    • Online + live classes
    • 3 hours · Part-time
    • Tutor support
  • Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care

    Complete online for FREE when it suits you, with study materials and tutor support. Better understand Dementia Care.
    Learning Curve Group
    Free
    • Online
    • 3 months · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification

    There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK today, with this number expected to rise to over one million by 2025. The Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care enables learners to develop knowledge and understanding of caring for individua read more about Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care

    • Online
    • 3 months · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification
  • Web Design & Development - 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
    • Tutor support

    Web Design and Development Level 1 (Starter) Our courses are currently taught live online using Zoom. We have daytime and evening courses available. We are a charity supporting Londoners to better themselves through education for over 35 years. Please only apply if you live read more about Web Design & Development - FREE course for Londoners

    • Distance + live classes
    • 30 hours · Part-time
    • Tutor support
  • Cyber Security FREE Webinar

    Find out if Cyber Security is the career for you!
    e-Careers
    Free
    Great Service
    • Online + live classes
    • 3 hours · Part-time
    • Tutor support

    Cyber candidates are very much in demand across All industries. Join us at our exclusive Virtual Learning Cyber Security event, to find out how you can be part of the Cyber Security revolution and what a Cyber career actually looks like. Start time: 5.30pm Agenda: Wel read more about Cyber Security FREE Webinar

    • Online + live classes
    • 3 hours · Part-time
    • Tutor support
  • Awareness of Mental Health Problems - Level 2

    Claiming benefits? Live outside London? Free accredited qualification!
    Strive Training
    Free
    Great Service
    • Online
    • 7 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification

    Develop mental health awareness. An understanding of mental health problems is an increasingly in-demand asset. Reassure your potential or current employer with your knowledge of common mental health problems and available interventions. Join 40,000 learners who have upskill read more about Awareness of Mental Health Problems - Level 2

    • Online
    • 7 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification
  • BCS Business Analysis FREE Webinar

    Discover the essential tools, techniques & uses for Business Analysis
    e-Careers
    Free
    Great Service
    • Online + live classes
    • 3 hours · Part-time
    • Tutor support

    Business Analysis Free Webinar Is Business Analysis the career for you? Find out for free by joining our Business Analysis Masterclass, where you get an introduction to our Business Analysis courses & programmes with David Smallwood, one of our most experienced and high read more about BCS Business Analysis FREE Webinar

    • Online + live classes
    • 3 hours · Part-time
    • Tutor support
  • FREE CSCS Test, Card and Level 1 Construction Environment (LONDON & SOLENT ONLY)

    Classroom delivery by Zoom. CSCS Test and Level 1 exam at one of our London/Solent Centres. See eligibility details
    Learning & Skills Solutions
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance + live classes
    • 4 weeks · Part-time
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included

    Our FREE CSCS course enables you to work on major construction sites and progress your career within the construction sector. CSCS test and Level 1 Health & Safety Construction Environment exam must take place at our centres in STRATFORD, LONDON or THE SOLENT (Portsmou read more about FREE CSCS Test, Card and Level 1 Construction Environment (LONDON & SOLENT ONLY)

    • Distance + live classes
    • 4 weeks · Part-time
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
  • Financial Instruments Explained

    Learn what it is traders trade.
    My Trading Skills
    Free
    • Online
    • 1 hour · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Certificate of completion

    Do you know your derivatives from your cash markets? Too many traders don’t actually know what it is they’re trading so we’re going to hit the ground running in this course with a really detailed look at financial instruments. We’re going to examine the differences between cash read more about Financial Instruments Explained

    • Online
    • 1 hour · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Certificate of completion
  • The Importance of Iron for Health and Wellbeing - Free Online Pharmacy CPD Course

    All courses are certified and can be used towards CPD for revalidation with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
    Health Professional Academy
    Free
    • Online
    • 1 hour · Self-paced
    • 1 CPD hours/points

    Over 25 free CPD topics for Pharmacy professionals. Each takes only 30min to complete and receive free CPD certificate.

    • Online
    • 1 hour · Self-paced
    • 1 CPD hours/points
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration

    Develop your knowledge to successfully work in a business administration role
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This qualification will give you the underpinning knowledge that is required to ensure you can successfully work in a range of different environments in a business administration role. You will develop essential knowledge of how to carry out administrative tasks such as how to read more about Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Software Development Level 1 - FREE course for Londoners

    Become a software developer and learn to develop complex applications using different programming languages.
    ELATT East London Advanced Technology Training
    Free
    • Distance + live classes
    • 30 hours · Part-time
    • Tutor support

    Become a software developer with a FREE course at ELATT Our courses are currently taught live online using Zoom. We have daytime and evening courses available. We are a charity supporting Londoners to better themselves through education for over 35 years. Please only apply read more about Software Development Level 1 - FREE course for Londoners

    • Distance + live classes
    • 30 hours · Part-time
    • Tutor support
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

    Increase your understanding of challenging behaviour in adults
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This qualification aims to explore possible causes which could explain why people behave as they do, helping you to develop your understanding and deal with these situations in an appropriate way. You will look at the impact and possible justification for these behaviours, cons read more about Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

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

    Online FREE course enabling you to manage and treat diabetes
    vision2learn
    Free
    Great Service
    • Online
    • 11 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification

    This course provides a great starting point in understanding a widespread condition becoming increasingly prevalent within the UK. Gain an understanding of this widespread condition and gain a nationally accredited qualification Discover more about the biology behind diabet read more about Diabetes Care Level 2

    • Online
    • 11 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification
  • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People

    Learn how to recognise that bullying is taking place
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This qualification will develop your understanding of bullying, including how to recognise that bullying is taking place and how to take action to stop it. This qualification covers the definitions of bullying and cyber bullying, legislation that relates to bullying, the effect read more about Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Diagnosing Pre-eclampsia - Free Online Midwifery CPD Course

    All courses are certified and can be used towards CPD for revalidation with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
    Health Professional Academy
    Free
    • Online
    • 1 hour · Self-paced
    • 1 CPD hours/points

    This free learning module can be used towards CPD for revalidation with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).Read the clinical review, complete the online assessment and receive your free CPD certificate. Available 24/07.

    • Online
    • 1 hour · Self-paced
    • 1 CPD hours/points
  • Free Courses for Pharmacy Assistants and Pharmacy Technicians - Over 25 Certified CPDs

    All courses are certified and can be used towards CPD for revalidation with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
    Health Professional Academy
    Free
    • Online
    • 25 hours · Self-paced
    • 25 CPD hours/points

    Over 25 free CPD topics in Pharmacy, all academically approved and certified. Read the clinical review, complete the online assessment and receive your free CPD certificate. Available 24/07.

    • Online
    • 25 hours · Self-paced
    • 25 CPD hours/points
  • Level 2 Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection

    Learn how to effectively prevent and control the spread of infection
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This course will equip you with a greater understanding of how to prevent and control the spread of infection, both in the workplace and in the home. You will also gain knowledge of how to identify infections, as well as the different types of infection.

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance

    Learn how to provide effective information, advice and guidance
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    By studying our level 2 Information, Advice or Guidance (IAG) course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the key areas associated with providing effective IAG, including signposting, referrals, record keeping, confidentiality and communication/listening techniques.

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

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reed.co.uk advertises a large variety of courses which are delivered by a range of learning providers. The courses on offer vary in time duration and study method, with many offering tutor support. Whether you want to study for a regulated qualification, or take a course which provides CPD points/hours or qualifications, there are a number of learning options available.

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How you study a course will depend on the course you take and the study method you choose. The most common ways are by enrolling on to an online course where the content will be accessed online or by enrolling on to a classroom course where the course will be taught in an in-person classroom format, at a given location. reed.co.uk also advertises distance learning courses and in-company courses from a variety of learning providers.

What free courses are available?

reed.co.uk has free courses available for students. These free courses are a great way to explore a subject you’re interested in without a financial commitment, and will enable you to further understand how you would like to study.