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Distance learning courses on offer from Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council this summer

02 August 2021

A range of distance learning courses are on offer from Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's Learning and Skills service this summer.

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The courses, ranging from IT skills to caring for the elderly, can be completed in your own time at your own pace.

The vast majority are fully funded, which means they are free as long as they are completed.

Here's a full list of the courses available:

  • Awareness of mental health problems (Level 2)
  • IT user skills (Level 2)
  • Lean organisation management skills (Level 2)
  • Principles of business administration (Level 2)
  • Warehousing (Level 2)
  • Working with individuals with learning disabilities (Level 2)
  • Care and management of diabetes (Level 2)
  • Preparing to work in adult social care (Level 2)
  • Common childhood illnesses (Level 2)
  • Common health conditions (Level 2)
  • Principles of care planning (Level 2)
  • Event planning (Level 2)
  • Counselling skills (Level 2)
  • Principles of end of life care (Level 2)
  • Caring for the elderly (Level 2)
  • Principles of customer service (Level 2)
  • Retail operations (Level 2)
  • Cleaning knowledge and skills (Level 2)
  • Principles of dementia care (Level 2)
  • Safe handling of medication in social care (Level 2)
  • Allergy awareness (Level 2)
  • Dignity and safeguarding in adult health and social care (Level 2)
  • Principles of team leading (Level 2)
  • Understanding nutrition and health (Level 2)
  • Equality and diversity (Level 2)
  • Understanding autism (Level 2)
  • Bullying in children and young people (Level 2)
  • Falls prevention awareness (Level 2)
  • Understanding behaviour that challenges (Level 2)
  • Behaviour that challenges in children (Level 2)
  • Principles of the prevention and control of infection in health care settings (Level 2)
  • Understanding children and young people's mental health (Level 2)
  • Living in a fair and diverse society (Level 2)
  • Prevention and control of infection (Level 2)
  • Safeguarding, prevent and British values (Level 2)
  • Digital skills in employment (Level 2)
  • Information, advice and guidance (Level 2)
  • Understanding specific learning difficulties (Level 2)
  • Special educational needs and disability (Level 2)
  • Introducing caring for children and young people (Level 2)
  • Mental health care worker (Level 2)
  • Self-harm and suicide awareness and prevention (Level 2)
  • Mental health first aid (Level 2)
  • Understanding data protection and data security (Level 2)
  • Understanding mental health (Level 3)
  • Diploma in adult care (Level 3)
  • Understanding autism (Level 3)
  • Principles of dementia care (Level 3)

Councillor Nigel Cooke, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Housing, said: "There are dozens of courses available covering a wide range of topics and sectors, which means there's something for everyone.

"They're a great option if you're looking for work and want to boost your CV, or if you're waiting to start your next university term and want to keep yourself ticking over.

"There's great content and remember that the vast majority won't cost you a penny as long as you finish them.

"I'd urge anyone who thinks they might benefit from doing one of these distance learning courses to get signed up!"

To see the range of courses on offer and enrol, visit (opens new window).