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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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  • Business and Administration Level 2

    Online FREE course to improve your practical skills and performance in the workplace
    vision2learn
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 14 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification

    Are you looking to gain better knowledge of Business and Administration working practices? Would you like to change careers and move into a Business Administration role? Are you looking to upskill and have a certificate to add to your CV? This highly popular FREE online Busin read more about Business and Administration Level 2

    • Online
    • 14 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification
  • Equality and Diversity Level 2

    Online FREE course to learn how to successfully operate in a culturally diverse environment
    vision2learn
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 9 weeks · Self-paced
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification

    The topical content of this highly regarded FREE online Equality and Diversity qualification is applicable to every workplace and community, covering ways to help you counteract stereotyping, discrimination and prejudice. Learn more about cultural diversity and disability r read more about Equality and Diversity Level 2

    • Online
    • 9 weeks · Self-paced
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification
  • Customer Service Level 2

    Online FREE course to help you boost your prospects for your first customer service job.
    vision2learn
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 11 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification

    Are you looking to gain a better knowledge of Customer Service? Are you looking to change careers or upskill and have a certificate to add to your CV? This versatile FREE online Level 2 qualification will help you to develop your customer service knowledge, enhance day-to-day read more about Customer Service Level 2

    • Online
    • 11 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification
  • IT User Skills Level 2

    Online FREE course to gain intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and Powerpoint
    vision2learn
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 14 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification

    Are you looking to gain a better knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint? Or are you already using Excel, Word and PowerPoint at home and would like to upskill and have a certificate to add to your CV? Boost your CV and gain IT skills valued by U read more about IT User Skills Level 2

    • Online
    • 14 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification
  • Infection Control Level 2

    Best practice and knowledge of how to control the cause and spread of infection in hospitals and other settings
    vision2learn
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 13 weeks · Self-paced
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification

    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, read more about Infection Control Level 2

    • Online
    • 13 weeks · Self-paced
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • FREE Business Analysis Webinar – Discover how to launch your career as a Business Analyst

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

    FREE Business Analysis Webinar Are you a strategic thinker looking to find out what it takes to become a Business Analyst? Join us on our FREE Exclusive Virtual Learning Event to discover how you can launch your career as a Business Analyst. We will introduce you to our B read more about FREE Business Analysis Webinar – Discover how to launch your career as a Business Analyst

    • Online + live classes
    • 3 hours · Part-time
    • Tutor support
  • Business Administration Level 1 - 3 - 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
    • Online + live classes
    • 30 hours · Part-time or full-time
    • Tutor support

    Become a business administrator 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 read more about Business Administration Level 1 - 3 - FREE course for Londoners

    • Online + live classes
    • 30 hours · Part-time or full-time
    • 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
  • 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
  • Nutrition and Health Level 2

    Online FREE course to help you improve your understanding of health and wellbeing
    vision2learn
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 15 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification

    Are you looking to gain a better knowledge of Nutrition and Health? Do you want to upskill and have a certificate to add to your CV? Gain an understanding of the impact that food and diet has on health and gain a nutrition-related qualification as an addition to your current read more about Nutrition and Health Level 2

    • Online
    • 15 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification
  • 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
    • Exam included
    • 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
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification
  • Dignity and Safeguarding Level 2

    Online FREE course to learn how to better serve the needs of vulnerable adults
    vision2learn
    Free
    Great Service
    • Online
    • 11 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification

    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 read more about Dignity and Safeguarding Level 2

    • Online
    • 11 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification
  • End of Life Care Level 2

    Online FREE course helping to provide holistic approach to end of life care
    vision2learn
    Free
    Great Service
    • Online
    • 15 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification

    This fundamental qualification will help you to develop your understanding and knowledge of how to sensitively and appropriately care for individuals in the final stages of life. Learn more about the delivery of optimum patient care Improve your healthcare skills to strengt read more about End of Life Care Level 2

    • Online
    • 15 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification
  • Forensic Psychology: Witness Investigation

    Discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations.
    FutureLearn
    Free
    Great Service
    • Online
    • 8 weeks · Self-paced

    Discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and prevent miscarriages of justice.

    • Online
    • 8 weeks · Self-paced
  • 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
  • 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 Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health

    Increase your knowledge of children and young people's mental health
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This qualification aims to equip you with a more detailed understanding of mental health conditions that affect children and young people, the legislation and guidance surrounding mental health, risk factors that may affect mental well-being and the impact that mental health co read more about Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness

    Gain an introductory level of knowledge and understanding in relation to mental health issues
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Distance learning
    • 2 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    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.

    • Distance learning
    • 2 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

    Understand how to support individuals with autism
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    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 read more about Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care

    Improve the quality of end of life care that is provided to individuals
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This qualification aims to help you identify, develop and formally recognise your knowledge and skills surrounding the care of patients, friends and families during this sensitive and emotionally demanding time of life, and is ideal if you are already working in, or intending t read more about Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • 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
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

    Develop your knowledge and skills around counselling
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This qualification will help develop your knowledge and skills around counselling by looking at counselling theories, key elements of the main theoretical approaches and will help you to develop self-understanding and reflect on your own values and beliefs. Successfully complet read more about Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

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

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What courses can I study?

Reed Courses 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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A qualification can only be delivered by an awarding body which is regulated by a government body. The one you will most commonly see on site is OFQUAL, the government regulating body for England - but there is a different regulating body for each country in the United Kingdom, as well as the Republic of Ireland. Each regulating body maintains a list of the qualifications it regulates.

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In addition to free courses, Reed Courses also has plenty of paid for online courses, designed to meet all kinds of learning goals and to suit a range of preferred study methods.

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Reed Courses advertises a variety of free online courses. Alternatively you’ll be able to enrol on an online course of your choosing, and study entirely online. If you’d prefer an in-person learning experience, you could take a classroom course where you’ll be taught in a classroom at a given location. Reed Courses also advertises distance learning courses and in-company courses from a variety of learning providers.