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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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  • Website Design and Marketing for Entrepreneurs

    Fully Funded Course to those living in Birmingham and surrounding areas only!
    Netcom Online Learning
    Free
    • Online + live classes
    • 12 weeks · Part-time
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included

    This course is designed as a mixture of practical and academic study for those who aspire to be business owners. It includes the successful completion of mandatory modules. The focus of this programme is teaching learners about Web design, marketing and business principles.

    • Online + live classes
    • 12 weeks · Part-time
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
  • Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Professionals)

    Ideal for Health Professionals. Pay nothing for this course if you progress onto university.
    Learning Curve Group
    Free
    • Online
    • 12 months · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification

    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 read more about Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Professionals)

    • Online
    • 12 months · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification
  • Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing)

    Become a Nurse. Pay nothing for this course if you progress onto university.
    Learning Curve Group
    Free
    • Online
    • 12 months · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification

    If nursing has always been your dream job, or you’re looking to make a career change, the Access to HE Diploma (Nursing) is a level 3 qualification designed to prepare you to study a degree in nursing. If you don’t have the grades you need to apply for university, an Access to read more about Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing)

    • Online
    • 12 months · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification
  • Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery)

    Become a Midwife. Pay nothing for this course if you progress onto University.
    Learning Curve Group
    Free
    • Online
    • 12 months · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification

    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 read more about Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery)

    • Online
    • 12 months · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification
  • Learn On Demand

    Project Management

    Kick-start your project management career and learn how to plan and manage successful projects.
    Reed Learning
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 4.5 hours · 74 lectures
    • Certificate of completion

    Project Management might seem simple on the surface, but what does being a Project Manager actually entail? Is it possible to become a successful Project Manager without much experience? Is it really as easy as it sounds? This course answers all those questions and more. You’ read more about Project Management

    • Online
    • 4.5 hours · 74 lectures
    • Certificate of completion
  • Cyber Security Practices Level 3 Certificate

    Fully Funded Course to those living in Birmingham and surrounding areas only!
    Netcom Online Learning
    Free
    • Online + live classes
    • 8 weeks · Part-time
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification

    Netcom Training is offering YOU an exceptional opportunity to access a Level 3 certificated learning programme in Cyber Security Practices . As part of this FREE programme, you will gain valuable experience from experts in the field, who will guide you through and teach you read more about Cyber Security Practices Level 3 Certificate

    • Online + live classes
    • 8 weeks · Part-time
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist Level 3

    Fully Funded Course to those living in Birmingham and surrounding areas only!
    Netcom Online Learning
    Free
    • Online
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification

    In this CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist course, you will develop an extensive range of specialist skills, everything from IT fundamentals, cloud computing, support and troubleshooting, common wired and wireless networks and operational procedures. This CompTIA certif read more about CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist Level 3

    • Online
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Domestic Abuse

    Westminster Adult Education Service.
    Free
    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification

    This qualification is designed to increase learners' awareness and understanding of domestic abuse and its impact. It will support those in the workplace who may work with, support, or interact with people at risk of, or experiencing, domestic abuse. There is a need to unders read more about Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Domestic Abuse

    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care

    Westminster Adult Education Service.
    Free
    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification

    This qualification aims to develop the learners' knowledge and understanding of how to work in end of life care, the support needed to manage pain and discomfort, how dementia impacts on end of life care, the role of the care worker in time of death, and the loss and grief proc read more about Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care

    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care

    Westminster Adult Education Service.
    Free
    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification

    This qualification aims to assist learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of the principles of caring for those with dementia.

    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification
    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification

    This qualification aims to help learners develop a general understanding of different types of medication and their use, knowledge of the procedures for obtaining, storing, administering and disposing of medication, an understanding of legislation and the audit process related read more about Level 2 Certificate Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health & Social Care

    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification
    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification

    This qualification aims to give learners knowledge of different Specific Learning Difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported. The qualification can be used by a wide range of learners looking to improve their knowledge and awareness in this subjec read more about Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent

    Westminster Adult Education Service.
    Free
    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification

    The purpose of this qualification is to increase the learners' knowledge and awareness of the Prevent Duty and safeguarding, including online safety. By completing the qualification, learners will develop knowledge of safeguarding in an environment where they have a duty of car read more about Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent

    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

    Westminster Adult Education Service.
    Free
    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification

    This qualification aims to increase understanding of the principles of healthy eating and the role of food in maintaining health, increase confidence in planning and achieving a healthy diet, provide an understanding of how an individual's dietary requirements change throughout read more about Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification
    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification

    This qualification aims to give learners knowledge and understanding of the key principles of dignity, duty of care and safeguarding as applied to adult health and social care. Learners will investigate the principles and how they are applied in everyday work contexts. They wil read more about Level 2 Certificate Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care

    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

    Westminster Adult Education Service.
    Free
    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification

    This qualification is designed to increase learners' awareness and understanding of behaviour that challenges and its effects.

    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

    Westminster Adult Education Service.
    Free
    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification

    This qualification aims to develop learners' understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism, covering the person-centred approach and influence of positive communication methods, how to support positive behaviour, and how individuals with autis read more about Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification
    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification

    This qualification is suitable for learners who wish to raise awareness of mental health, creating a culture of care and the promotion of positive mental health. This qualification gives learners the opportunity to understand mental health, its associated care and how this can read more about Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace

    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification
  • Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions

    Westminster Adult Education Service.
    Free
    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification

    This qualification aims to develop the learners' knowledge and understanding of various common health conditions and monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions.

    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification
    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification

    This qualification aims to provide an understanding of the different types of diabetes and how they can occur, develop awareness of how the onset of Type 2 diabetes can be delayed with lifestyle changes, develop understanding of diabetes diagnosis and initial care, and develop read more about Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes

    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification
  • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

    Westminster Adult Education Service.
    Free
    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification

    This qualification is designed for anyone looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill health.

    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification
    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification

    This qualification aims to raise awareness of the role of the mental health worker and the process and approaches involved in the care and support of those who experience mental ill health.

    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification
    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification

    This qualification aims to help learners to understand the meaning and importance of infection control, the causes of infections, the conditions in which they thrive and the ways that they can be spread, and methods used to prevent and control the spread of infection.

    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

    Westminster Adult Education Service.
    Free
    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification

    This qualification is designed for learners wishing to progress to a wide range of further learning and job roles such as nursery staff, teachers, health/social workers across health and social care, children and young people, nursing, public services and education and training read more about Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification
    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification

    The purpose of this qualification is to develop knowledge of children and young people's mental health in context, mental health problems commonly associated with children and young people, the impact of mental ill-health on children and young people, and support available to m read more about Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health

    • Distance learning
    • 12 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • TOTUM card eligible
    • Regulated qualification

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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.

What is a qualification?

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.