Our brand new range of distance learning courses, designed exclusively for adults aged 19 and above, offer you the flexibility to study a range of courses whenever and wherever you like.
Distance learning is not remote, online learning. Remote, online learning often requires you to log into on-line classes at a set time/date; distance learning provides the flexibility to study whenever you like, at a time and place that best suits your needs. This allows you to secure additional knowledge whilst juggling busy lifestyle and employment commitments.
Tutors will be on hand to support you throughout your studies but learning will be undertaken in your own time, as you work your way through a series of tasks, which must be completed.
The suite of distance learning courses offered here at Preston College will grow as the year progresses, with our initial offer focusing on Wellbeing and Mental Health.
Please note, our distance learning suite of courses are knowledge based programmes only and are not formal qualifications.
To find out more about any of the courses, select the drop down titles below to read further information. To express your interest in any of the programmes, please complete the short form below.
This course is designed to enhance your knowledge and understanding of three key and varied areas, whilst providing opportunities for you to explore and reflect on your own personal wellbeing.
Affording an introduction to dementia, stress and alcohol awareness, this varied programme will allow you to explore the importance of adopting a person-centred approach, as you identify key effects of prolonged stress and understand the psychological and physical effects of alcohol misuse. You will develop both your knowledge and confidence, alongside a greater understanding of the impact all three topics have on long-term wellbeing.
As part of the programme you will focus your studies on three core units, exploring dementia awareness, stress awareness and alcohol awareness.
This course is designed to enhance your knowledge and understanding of four key, varied and highly relevant areas.
Affording a general introduction to mental health, alongside the study of the effects and impacts of poor mental health, this varied programme will allow you to confidently list a range of mental health conditions, exploring how mental health is reported in the media. Considerations of both the long and short term effects of poor mental health on a range of individuals will also be explored.
As part of the programme you will focus your studies on four core units, exploring general mental health, effects and impacts, understanding depression and understanding schizophrenia.