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We have a range of FREE* Level 2 courses in Health, Care and Childcare on topics like mental health, dementia, nutrition or infection control.

These courses are free if you live anywhere in England excluding any of the Mayoral Combined Authorities. Submit an enquiry below with your postcode and our Distance Learning team will confirm whether you are eligible for these free courses.

These Distance Learning courses will help you upskill, whether you already work in one of these sectors or want to retrain for a career move, and can fit around work and other responsibilities.

They are generally delivered over 8-12 weeks and include learning materials and a knowledgeable assessor who will provide advice and guidance on course content as well as helpful feedback on coursework.

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To find out more about each course or to make an application, please choose a course lower down this page. Otherwise, if you have any other questions, you can submit an enquiry below.

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Course List

The following Childcare Distance Learning courses are available to start at any time:

  • Level 2 Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
  • Level 2 Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Level 2 Understanding Mental Health in the Early Years

The following Health and Care Distance Learning courses are available to start at any time:

  • Level 2 Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Level 2 Care and Management of Diabetes
  • Level 2 Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Improving Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition
  • Level 2 Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace
  • Level 2 Principles of Dementia Care
  • Level 2 Principles of End of Life Care
  • Level 2 Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • Level 2 Understanding Autism
  • Level 2 Understanding Behaviour That Challenges
  • Level 2 Understanding Domestic Abuse
  • Level 2 Understanding Nutrition and Health
  • Level 2 Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent
  • Level 2 Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Level 2 Understanding Working With People With Mental Health Needs

You might also be interested in our free Level 2 Distance Learning courses in Business and Management.

Find out more about the benefits of Distance Learning.

Eligibility Criteria

Subject to Terms & Conditions. You must live in England but outside of:

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • North of Tyne
  • Sheffield City Region
  • West Yorkshire

Any free course offers apply to course fees and do not apply to material or exam fees (but there is funding available for learners who are in need).

View full details of WAES course fees and funding eligibility.


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