Distance Learning

Distance Learning

We’re delighted to be able to offer a selection of online/distance learning courses. These carefully selected qualifications have been designed to enhance and enrich an already established knowledge of the child care and social care system.

With topics covering Understanding Behavior that Challenges, Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Understanding Safeguarding our courses are available to anyone over the age of 19 and who has lived within the EU for the past 3 years who want to add extra esteem to their CV.

Distance Learning allows you to study at your own pace, on your own terms and gain valuable transferable skills such as planning and research which are intrinsic to the care sector. With dedicated support and assistance always on hand, you will be assisted throughout your qualification to enable you to achieve your best possible results.

Courses we offer:-

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Learners can use the link on the website to apply, we also hold Open Evenings at the college where new learners are welcome to come along for more information and help with signing up. Learners can also telephone the college with any queries on 01562 512 000 or contact the Team on distancelearning@kidderminister.ac.uk 

Click on the link attached to each course, you will find out more about what the course covers as well as what it can lead on to next for you

To meet the eligible criteria for the free courses, learners must be aged 19 years or over, and not hold a qualification in the particular subject area

There are no hidden costs, as long as learners meet funding criteria everything is free!

Should a learner not complete the course they are subject to a non-completion fee

The courses are designed for learners to access and complete away from college. Each learner will be assigned a tutor upon registration on their chosen course who will provide support via E-Assessor, email and telephone for the duration of the qualification. There may be times where learners will be invited into college if further support if this is deemed necessary or required.

Upon successful completion, learners will be able to register on other distance learning courses of interest to them and gain access onto other appropriate qualifications and employment in the sector relevant to the course material

The courses we offer vary in length, you can find out more by clicking on each course title

You will be given an approximate number of guided learning hours required for each course, this learning is to be managed and completed by the learner. Each learner will be sent a paper copy workbook to read and make notes on, they will then be required to submit their final answers through the E-Assessor website

There are workbooks for each course containing knowledge needed to answer a set questions, these will be submitted to an assigned tutor who will mark the answers and provide feedback to learners

Contact Information

If you have any queries, require any further information or need any assistance with our application process, please contact us on:-



01562 512057/820811


Thank you for all your hard work this year and your continued efforts in very unusual circumstances. We do hope you feel well supported by the College in this period of home learning.

We have now heard from the official body Ofqual about how your GCSE exam grades in English and maths will be determined. This is explained in this STANDARD LETTER and we would encourage you all to read it, and to share it with your parents/carers where appropriate.

Your grades will be based on your classroom work and assessments completed since September and your progress reviews to date. They will also be guided by your English or maths tutor, who knows you best and knows how hard you’ve worked. Very specific guidance will be followed by the teachers in this respect to ensure consistency across the country.

Your English and maths tutors will continue to be in touch with you, and to set work, up to the point when grades are to be submitted and you should continue to work on your English and maths until this point.

It may be tempting to ask your teacher or tutor about your potential grades or about the work that they will be doing to determine them, HOWEVER, YOU SHOULD NOT DO SO. They will not be able to discuss this with you, and the grades will be confidential and subject to Ofqual processes and checks before the release date in the summer.

Once the grades have been released in the summer anyone unhappy with their result will have the opportunity to appeal.

Please refer back to our UPDATES page for any FAQ’s you may have.