Online and Distance Learning

Online and distance learning courses from SS&L

We understand that sometimes it’s easier to study away from the classroom and access courses from the comfort of your home.


Our online and distance learning courses

At Somerset Skills & Learning we’ve developed an extensive range of free* distance learning courses, to help you get qualified, improve your future prospects, manage your wellbeing, make your life easier or simply learn for fun. And they’re all available from the comfort of your own home. There really is something for everyone, including:

  • Digital Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Business Skills
  • Counselling
  • Safeguarding and Equality & Diversity
  • Childcare
  • Team Leading
  • Social Care
  • and more!

Our online courses are the perfect opportunity to begin studying a new subject or to improve your knowledge and skills. Choose from short workshops that easily fit around your other commitments or a distance learning qualification that you can start at a time that’s right for you and study at your own pace. Plus, you’ll have the support of our expert local tutors over the phone and online.

What is the difference between online learning and distance learning?

Online learning – A tutor teaches remotely via Zoom. A learner joins the lesson with other learners following a link on a computer, a laptop or a tablet. The learner studies from their own home and ideally needs a webcam and a microphone to participate.

Distance learning – The learner works independently on a course accessed by logging onto a secure website. The learner uses the resources to study at their own pace and submits assessments when required. A tutor oversees their progress and is available to answer queries by phone or email.

Check out our range of online and distance learning courses today.

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