What is distance learning?
Distance learning is a way of learning remotely without attending lessons in a classroom or having regular face to face contact with a Tutor. This means you can study at your own pace, in your own home, at a time that suits you, with the freedom to revisit areas of the course as little or as much as you like without having to keep the same pace as others. Furthermore, we offer a range of free online courses for adults*, making it easier than ever to upskill in an area of your choice.
Distance learning allows you to study around current commitments such as work, family and hobbies, and is a much more cost-effective way to learn than taking a full-time course by saving costs incurred in travelling.
By completing a distance learning course with The Skills Network, you will be provided with all of the support required to ensure your learning is successful. You will be assigned a Personal Tutor and a Learner Support Advisor to assist in all aspects of the learner journey. You will also have access to high quality learning materials that offer all of the information needed to be successful.
Please note: There are deadlines throughout each course that you will need to meet. If you struggle to meet these deadlines, please speak to your dedicated Learner Support Advisor (LSA).