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  • Learn to Trade Online - Introduction to Trading

    Trading College Limited
    Online Streamed Trading Course For Beginners
    • 4,696 enquiries
    • 3 hours · Part-time
    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' …
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  • Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Professionals)

    Learning Curve Group
    Ideal for Health Professionals. Pay nothing for this course if you progress onto university.
    • 344 enquiries
    • 12 months · Self-paced
    If your dream career is to work in the healthcare sector, or you’re looking to make a career change, the Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals) is a level 3 qualification designed to prepare you to study a range of healthcare related degrees. If you don’t have the grades y …
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  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

    The Skills Network
    Understand how to support individuals with autism
    • 3,447 enquiries
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    This course will give you an understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism. You will look at the person-centred approach and the influence that positive communication methods can have and will gain an understanding of how individuals with auti …
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  • Infection Control Level 2

    vision2learn
    Best practice and knowledge of how to control the cause and spread of infection in hospitals and other settings
    • 22,582 enquiries
    • 13 weeks · Self-paced
    This FREE online Infection Control qualification provides you with fundamental knowledge and understanding of how to control the cause and spread of infection in a variety of settings. Develop your knowledge of the control and prevention of infection. Contribute to a happy, …
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  • Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Principles

    Learning Curve Group
    Complete online for FREE when it suits you, with study materials and tutor support. Learn the Principles of Cleaning
    • 3,372 enquiries
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    If you're starting a career in the cleaning industry, the level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Principles is the best way to brush up on your skills and show your competency to employers in one of the largest business sectors in the UK. You will know the difference between routine …
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  • Amazon AWS Cloud Computing Webinar

    e-Careers
    Discover how to launch your career in Cloud Computing | AWS Authorised Training Partner
    • 2,434 enquiries
    • 2 hours · Part-time
    e-Careers is proud to be an Authorised AWS Training Partner The skills gap continues to grow, providing a huge opportunity for jobseekers to upskill and learn the dynamic world of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and become highly sought out for your certification. There are current …
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  • Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery)

    Learning Curve Group
    Become a Midwife. Pay nothing for this course if you progress onto University.
    • 356 enquiries
    • 12 months · Self-paced
    If being a midwife has always been your dream job, or you’re looking to make a career change, the Access to HE Diploma (Midwifery) is a level 3 qualification designed to prepare you to study a degree in midwifery. If you don’t have the grades you need to apply for university, a …
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  • Probiotics in pregnancy

    Health Professional Academy
    All courses are certified and can be used towards CPD.
    • 239 enquiries
    • 1 hour · Self-paced
    Over 25 free CPD modules for healthcare professionals. Each takes 30 minutes to complete and receive your free CPD certificate.
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  • Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness

    The Skills Network
    Gain an introductory level of knowledge and understanding in relation to mental health issues
    • 8,933 enquiries
    • 2 weeks · Self-paced
    This qualification aims to increase your knowledge and understanding of mental health, as well as develop the skills which will enable you to progress your career.
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  • Cyber Security Practices Level 3

    vision2learn
    Increase your sector awareness and develop knowledge and skills relating to cyber security practices
    • 510 enquiries
    • 15 weeks · Self-paced
    Are you looking to increase your knowledge and skills relating to cyber security practices? Are you looking to seek employment in the field of cyber security? Do you want to have a certificate to add to your CV? This qualification is designed to provide learners with knowledg …
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  • Wicca Level 1: Witchcraft for Beginners

    Gilad James
    Introduction to the Wiccan pagan religion
    • 132 students
    • 1.5 hours · Self-paced
    Spiritual fulfillment is one of the primary tools that helps us on our journey to wisdom. Our ancestors knew this. And they have given us a way to make this change—the power of witchcraft. But do witches exist? They absolutely do. Through the information in this course, you’ll …
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  • Software Development Level 1 - FREE course for Londoners

    ELATT East London Advanced Technology Training
    Become a software developer and learn to develop complex applications using different programming languages.
    • 1,069 enquiries
    • 30 hours · Part-time
    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 …
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  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care

    The Skills Network
    Improve your knowledge of dementia care
    • 1,458 enquiries
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    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 …
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  • Level 2 Certificate in Improving Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition

    Learning Curve Group
    Complete online for FREE when it suits you, with study materials and tutor support. Learn about Exercise And Nutrition
    • 2,126 enquiries
    • 9 weeks · Self-paced
    Getting fit and healthy can be a daunting prospect when you first start out on your fitness journey, so it’s important to be fully aware of how to best do this for you. The level 2 Certificate in Improving Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition will enable you to develop the s …
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  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Coding

    Learning Curve Group
    Complete online for FREE when it suits you. Study materials provided with tutor support. Learn coding fundamentals.
    • 804 enquiries
    • 7 weeks · Self-paced
    Coding is what makes it possible for anyone to create computer software. Websites, apps, and social media are all made with code - it is a language that tells computers what action to perform. This qualification is designed for anyone who is looking to gain an introduction to c …
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  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration

    Learning Curve Group
    Complete online for FREE when it suits you, with study materials and tutor support. Learn Business Administration Skills
    • 2,603 enquiries
    • 7 weeks · Self-paced
    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 …
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  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

    The Skills Network
    Gain knowledge of several different specific learning difficulties
    • 2,328 enquiries
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    By completing this qualification, you will gain knowledge of several different Specific Learning Difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported. You will develop an understanding of the positive aspects and strengths or individuals with Specific Learn …
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  • Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance

    Learning Curve Group
    Complete online for FREE when it suits you, with study materials and tutor support. Give better advice and guidance
    • 1,632 enquiries
    • 7 weeks · Self-paced
    For many businesses, being able to offer clear and accurate information, advice or guidance - and knowing what can be shared legally and professionally - is really important. If you give information, advice or guidance as part of your role, this course can help you brush up o …
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  • Level 1 Award in Awareness of Substance Misuse

    The Skills Network
    Gain an introductory knowledge to the dangers and risks of substance misuse
    • 1,514 enquiries
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    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.
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  • Level 3 Certificate Understanding Mental Health

    Learning Curve Group
    Complete online for FREE when it suits you, with study materials and tutor support. Understand Mental Health.
    • 3,552 enquiries
    • 3 months · Self-paced
    The mental health crisis is becoming increasingly prevalent in the UK, with 1 in 4 adults experiencing a mental health problem every year. The Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health is designed to provide a greater awareness of mental health issues and the importanc …
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  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention & Control of Infection

    The Skills Network
    This course will prepare you for tackling the outbreak of infection in hospitals and health care settings
    • 1,136 enquiries
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    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.
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  • Dignity and Safeguarding Level 2

    vision2learn
    Online FREE course to learn how to better serve the needs of vulnerable adults
    • 8,593 enquiries
    • 11 weeks · Self-paced
    Develop your knowledge and boost professional development with this introduction to safeguarding in adult health and social care. Understand the national and local contexts of safeguarding Gain relevant insight by applying the principles of duty of care to everyday situatio …
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