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Distance Learning

With East Durham College's range of distance learning courses, you or your staff can gain Level 2, fully accredited qualifications in many different subjects from the comfort of your own home or workplace.

Many courses are fully funded, meaning they're totally FREE to any student who completes the course.*

Accreditation enables employers to develop workforce skills, and it enables students to measure and value their achievement.

Courses on offer

The courses are fully funded, and therefore free to any student who completes the course.

To see the full list of course, please click on the Distance Learning courses page.

Students have the flexibility to complete the course in their own time and in the comfort of their own home or as part of a work-based training programme.


These distance learning courses are short courses (maximum 16 weeks) to keep you up-to-date with current working practices, legislation and to reduce any skill gaps. The courses are suitable for individuals, all employers, the voluntary sector and charities.

Length of course

These courses take approximately 10-16 weeks.

How is the course assessed?

The tutor carries out an induction in your workplace providing initial advice and guidance. A course information pack containing reading material and workbooks is given to each learner, along with an action plan stating the agreed dates the tutor will call back to collect the completed work.

The tutor then marks the books and gives robust feedback on each unit. Once all units have been marked the learner is issued with a certificate confirming successful completion of the course and units having met the criteria set by the awarding body.

There is ongoing tutor support provided over the phone and email throughout the course.

Contact Us

For more details, please call the Distance Learning Coordinator on 0191 518 8390 or call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

*Subject to eligibility