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Lincoln College

Monks Road
Lincoln
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Friary Road
Newark, Nottinghamshire
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Acland Street
Gainsborough
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Online Learning

E-Learning, anytime, anywhere

Engaging, effective, accessible and affordable online training courses

  • Accredited e-Learning courses from industry leaders
  • Email support and mentoring available for all students
  • All training is delivered online, so you can study at a time and place that suits you
  • Read our e-learning FAQs to find out more

No upfront costs

Our Level 2 online courses are fully funded via the Government Adult Education Budget. If you meet the criteria there is no cost to you.

To receive full funding you must:

  • Be over the age of 19
  • Be a resident of England
  • Be a British Citizen or have been living in the EU for purposes other than study (if you have had a student visa within the last three years you will not be eligible for funding)
  • Have not completed this course or a similar course previously (refresher courses cannot be funded or if you have a qualification that is a similar course at a higher level)
  • If you are aged between 19 and 23 then you must already possess a full Level 2 qualification or equivalent (five GCSEs at grade C or above, NVQ, apprenticeship, A Levels or a National BTEC)

Mental health presents one of the greatest challenges to our society. With an estimated 450 million people worldwide suffering from a mental health problem, around a quarter of British adults will experience some form of mental health problem within the course of a year. While many elements of mental health are still not understood, having a good knowledge of the information that is available is essential in the care sector.

Course duration: 22 weeks

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Care workers play a key role in ensuring their residents/patients are treated with a friendly and caring approach. Care workers have the ability to relate to people from a variety of backgrounds. After an investigation from the care quality commission revealed that 424 out of 1,357 services in England are rated inadequate, the need for high quality trained care workers has never been greater.

Course duration: 11 weeks

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All children and young people deserve to be safe and well cared for within a safe and protective family. However, unfortunately this is not always the case. With over 50,000 children identified as needing protection from abuse in the UK, it is important that those working in the care sector understand the risks of abusive and exploitative behaviour that some children experience. Knowing what strategies are used to protect them from this behaviour, whilst following procedures, is essential to helping those affected.

Course duration: 11 weeks

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The responsibilities of care workers involved in protecting the health, well-being and human rights of individuals are far reaching. Allowing individuals to live free from harm, abuse and neglect can often mean involving health agencies, government departments or the police. Understanding the fundamentals of safeguarding is essential for anyone working in adult health and social care. 

Course duration: 9 weeks

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By 2040, the number of people aged over 64 in Britain is expected to grow from 9.5 million to 15 million. The population is aging, meaning more people will live with serious chronic illness and need end of life care. The problems faced and support needed by people nearing the end of life is wide-ranging and a good understanding of pain management, support and quality of life is essential for all carers.

Course duration: 11 weeks

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Modern medicines are powerful substances which have beneficial effects for millions of people worldwide. However, inappropriate use or handling of these substances can have severe consequences, including death. Having good up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines is essential for anyone working with medication. 

Course duration: 9 weeks

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Dementia affects around 820,000 people in the UK. This figure is likely to rise to one million by 2025 and two million by 2051. It is one of the main causes of disability in later life and with research being desperately underfunded, it costs the UK over £26 billion a year. Understanding dementia and the person-centred care that is required is fundamental to high quality care.

Course duration: 13 weeks

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Autism is a spectrum condition that affects how a person communicates with others and how they interpret the world around them. There are around 700,000 people in the UK with autism – more than 1 in every 100. Having a clear understanding of the misconceptions, diagnoses and support surrounding autism are just some of the essential skills needed when working in mental health.

Course duration: 11 weeks

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Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. Owing to the fact that they are likely to find it more difficult than others to describe their symptoms, a good knowledge of legislation and the healthcare system, as well as an understanding of signs and symptoms of various conditions, is essential for anyone working with individuals with learning disabilities.

Course duration: 11 weeks

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Challenging behaviour is causing increasing concern today as many individuals have increasing levels of stress and uncertainty in their lives. This behaviour can be due to factors such as anxiety, neglect, abuse, learning disabilities and conditions like dementia. Understanding the causes of challenging behaviour is the first step towards finding ways to support individuals and manage their behaviour. 

Course duration: 9 weeks

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About the course: A lean organisation provides the greatest customer value with the fewest resources, a philosophy increasingly important in today’s competitive business market. A sound understanding of the concept and benefits of a lean environment, as well as knowledge of business techniques and working in teams, is essential. Our nationally recognised qualification is designed to provide individuals with an appreciation and understanding of some key principles of lean organisation management.

Course duration: 8 weeks

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Britain is a culturally diverse nation that respects and values the differences in people. Companies are legally required to follow a set of practices to ensure discrimination is eradicated and expectations are equally met. A good understanding of the wide-ranging legislation is essential in creating a work place that is centred on fairness, dignity and respect.  

Course duration: 7 weeks

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Our qualification supports customer service in healthcare, which will support you when you are dealing with residents, families, patients, internal and external customers within the health and social care environment.

Course duration: 9 weeks

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The number of obese people in the UK has more than trebled in the last 25 years, reaching what many doctors believe to be ‘epidemic’ proportions. Insufficient nutrition can lead to a variety of health-threatening conditions; understanding the benefits of a balanced diet and the role of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease is fundamental.

Course duration: 11 weeks

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About the course:  Offering clear and accurate information, advice or guidance and knowing what can be shared legally and professionally can greatly improve outcomes for a business. There are some fundamental rules for successful information sharing and ensuring staff are aware of these is key.

Course duration: 11 weeks

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In order to have a truly successful business, you need to provide good customer service. It is believed that 96% of unhappy customers don’t ever complain; however, 91% of those simply leave and never come back. The main reason for customer churn is not price but bad customer service. Handling a business’s issues in a professional and courteous manner is an essential day-to-day task.

Course duration:  13 weeks

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The Retail Industry is subject to a number of pressures. These include changes in shopping habits and the recent economic downturn which reduced consumer spending. However, as consumer confidence begins to grow, it is important that retail support staff are fully trained and equipped to represent your business and to meet the needs of your customers. As removing staff from the ‘shop floor’ applies pressure to rotas, this training can be carried out in the learners own via our tried and tested flexible learning approach. 

Course duration: 14 weeks

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Strong team leadership is essential for providing guidance, direction and instruction within a group and inevitably leads to more effective teamwork and more motivated employees. Being able to manage a team effectively is critical in the current job market, where employee productivity and team outcomes are closely monitored.

Course duration: 14 weeks

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There were an estimated 5.5 million private sector businesses in the UK at the start of 2016. Despite the recent economic difficulties, the trend has been steadily increasing in the business population. Today’s global economy brings with it a wealth of new markets, shrinking profit margins and increasing operational expenses; the need for good business administration has never been greater. 

Course duration: 7 weeks

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This course explores the essential parts of logistics operations within a business, explores the demand and supply of goods and, ultimately, explores meeting customer needs.

Course duration: 9 weeks

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The Ascentis Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care Professions is designed to help learners make an informed choice about a career in health and social care. Achievement of this qualification could act as progression towards programmes of study at Level 2 or Level 3, such as the Access to HE Diploma.

Course duration: 17 weeks

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The need for adult social care continues to rise at a time when the system supporting that care is rapidly and significantly changing. With around 1.5 million people working in adult social care in England, care workers need up-to-date support and guidance in order to provide adequate person-centred care. 

Course duration: 16 weeks

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There is an emerging global epidemic of diabetes. In the UK alone, 3.2 million people are diagnosed with the disease and an estimated 630,000 people have the condition but don’t know it. It is believed that deaths from diabetes will rise by more than 50% in the next ten years. Simple lifestyle measures can be effective in preventing or delaying the onset of this chronic, debilitating and often deadly disease. 

Course duration: 9 weeks

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Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson’s disease, there are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK every year (more than one every 5 minutes), and one in 6 of the UK population have some form of hearing loss. These health conditions, along with others such as arthritis and dementia, affect a substantial proportion of the population. A good understanding of common health conditions is essential in any care environment.

Course duration: 11 weeks

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Having a learning difficulty means that people find it harder to learn certain skills. It is important for those working in healthcare, social care and education to have knowledge of different Specific Learning Difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported. 

Course duration: 9 weeks

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About 300,000 patients develop an infection in England each year while being treated by the NHS. Protecting people from infection is an essential element of providing high quality care, especially considering the capacity some potentially life-threatening infections have spread within care environments. 

Course duration: 9 weeks

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About the course: Many people find it helpful to seek the support of counselling at some point in their lives. People in any situation could benefit from counselling; those with the correct understanding, knowledge and skills can provide them with support to improve personal well-being.

Course duration: 9 weeks

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About the course: With the UK industry turnover estimated at £4.7 billion in 2011, cleaning is one of the largest business sectors in the UK. It underpins many aspects of life today and is essential for the prevention of disease and spread of infection. People actively seek out clean, safe and comfortable environments, so having a highly skilled cleaning workforce is essential.

Course duration: 11 Weeks

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Frequent Asked Questions

Why choose distance learning?

  • Distance learning online is a great way to return to education.
  • A wide range of courses
  • More choice and flexibility
  • Anywhere at anytime
  • Develop your skills
  • On-going support
  • Improved career prospects

I’ve never done a distance learning course before. What is involved?

Once you initially apply you will be contacted by a member of our enrolments department, who will confirm your details and discuss the course outline and any questions you may have. You will then be sent your log in details, log in portal link and your target dates via email.

How much time do I need to commit to completing the course?

 As most of our courses are Level 2 (the equivalent of a GCSE) we advise you to commit a minimum of 4 hours a week to be able to manage the deadlines comfortably and fulfil the learning requirements.

Do I get deadline dates for the assessments to be completed?

Yes. The nature of distance learning means that you learn independently without the support of classroom tutorials and by giving you deadlines it helps you to keep focused and engaged.

Are your courses recognised by employers?

All our courses are accredited by UK government-recognised awarding bodies. These include NCFE CACHE, with whom we work closely to ensure our existing courses, and all new ones, meet approved standards of excellence and are certified as such. NCFE CACHE is a national awarding organisation which designs, develops and certifies nationally recognised qualifications and awards.

Am I eligible for a free course with The Lincoln College Group?

The courses we offer are funded by the Government’s Skills Funding Agency (SFA). The SFA will fund your study places if you are:

  • aged 19 or over
  • a resident of England
  • a UK or EU resident of three years or longer or able to provide proof that you have settled status in the UK if you are not a UK or EU national.
  • Your employment status or prior level of qualification may affect your eligibility to study with some colleges. In these cases you will need to provide evidence of education level and/or benefits.

Do I have to attend a college?

No. All of our courses are distance learning.

Do I have to sit an exam?

No. You will work through a series of assessments on all courses. Will I be charged if I withdraw from my course? We accept that sometimes there are exceptional circumstances where it simply isn’t possible for you to complete your course. We will work with you to find an appropriate solution. However, if you are studying on a free course and choose to withdraw you may have to pay a fee to cover administration costs of £85

What support will I receive during my studies?

 You will receive support from a dedicated online tutor and progress coach throughout your studies.

When is the start date?

You can apply at any time throughout the year and approximately a week after your enrolment you will be able to start your course.

How long is the course?

Course duration varies course by course dependent on units, ranging from 5 weeks to 22 weeks.

What if I can’t answer a question?         

Please get in touch with us. You will be assigned a progress coach and a tutor throughout your course that you can contact by email who can talk you through what is required. Email onlinelearning@lincolncollege.ac.uk.

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Upcoming Events

Gainsborough College Open Day - Every first Wednesday of the month

Just drop in any first Wednesday of the month between 9am - 3pm (see below for dates):

9:00AM - 3:00PM

Lincoln College Open Day

Our open days give prospective students, along with their friends and family, a chance to look around and get a better idea of what college life is like.

09 October, 2019 – 4:30PM - 8:00PM

Newark College Open Day

Our open days give prospective students, along with their friends and family, a chance to look around and get a better idea of what college life is like.

15 October, 2019 – 4:00PM - 7:00PM

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