Focus On: Part-time

Surprise yourself and try something new!

Find out about part-time and distance learning courses. Develop new skills, gain qualifications or just have some fun!

Distance Learning

Part-time

Funding

Our new 2021 Part-time guide is out now with courses geared towards increasing career opportunities and doing something for yourself – just because you can!

Take a look at our distance learning and part time courses and see if you can surprise yourself  in 2021 by trying something different – for work, for leisure, for you!

Many courses are available on an online basis – so why not take a look?

 

 

Courses starting soon

Cake Decoration

The course will give you the skills needed to decorate cakes for any occassion!

Creative Writing

This course is for anyone who has a desire to write, but isn’t sure where to begin! It is a short course which aims to explore, not only the narrative, but the whole creative process.

Conversational Spanish

Learning a new language is not only useful in travel, but opens up a new world of literature and human understanding. This course is designed for those with no previous knowledge of Spanish, but an interest in learning the language.

Distance Learning


The distance learning programme offers online courses to help support both personal and professional development. They are designed to fit in with your day to day life  – you study at a place and at a time that is right for you.

New! Fully funded courses.

We have just launched a selection of online courses which are available to you now at no cost. No criteria applies, you just need to commit to a couple of hours per week for study over approximately 20 weeks. All the courses offer online tutor support. Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.

 

Looking to improve job prospects?

Many of our distance learning courses are designed with professional development in mind. You can work towards accredited qualifications to enhance your CV and help you with your career. Here’s a selection of what’s on offer:

Health and Safety

The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) qualification is the starting point for anyone looking to start a career in Health and Safety
Health & Safety at work
Occupational Health & Safety 

Human Resources

The Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) courses offer the opportunity to learn the fundamentals and build a firm foundation for a career in HR
Human Resource Practice – Part 1
Human Resource Practice – Part 2

Logistics management

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) offer an introduction to logistics management for those who wish to pursue a career in this field
Logistics and Transport – Level 2
Logistics and Transport – Level 3

Digital skills

Enhance your computer skills and literacy with European Computer Driving License (ECDL) courses and Microsoft Office applications at introductory, intermediate or advanced levels.

Highers, National Qualifications & Units

Courses leading to SQA qualifications for Professional Development Awards, HN Units, Certificates or Diplomas can be found in our distance learning course directory.

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Distance learning courses are typically delivered through online learning although some campus attendance may be required for workshop or assessment purposes.

 

 

Part-time


Have you always wanted to try learning a language or feel you need to improve your digital skills? Perhaps you’d like to get away from a computer screen and have a go at something more practically minded such as woodwork or cookery or photography?

Take a look at our new 2021 Part-Time guide for courses starting from January to June. For in-depth course information with online booking:

View part-time courses

 

Learning options depend on the course you choose:
• Face to face at campuses and learning centres*
• A blend of online and classroom delivery*
• Classes are held during the day, evening, weekend or 24/7 virtual basis.

*Due to Covid-19 some of our courses have been postponed and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis in line with Scottish Government guidance whilst others are no longer available. We are  however able to deliver a selection of our courses online  – please check on the individual course pages.

Funding


There are a number of funding options available to support part time and distance learning courses. They are course dependent. Some funding e.g. ITA funding is available on a first come, first served basis – be sure you don’t miss out by applying for funding sooner rather than later. Find out more.

Part-time funding

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Part-time & distance learning guide

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