Distance learning can seem daunting. Many students worry that they won’t have the access to a tutor that they need. We’ve combined online study with elements of traditional teaching, to create uniquely flexible courses.
Develop the skills to work independently, as you complete a qualification from home. Our innovative Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) PEARL, is designed to connect you with a network of support. You can get to know likeminded students and directly contact your personal tutor. Our dedicated team are experts in their field, that have all been carefully selected. We look for tutors that have experience and a commitment to education.
At Stonebridge Careers Training, we understand the importance of communicating with our learners. That’s why our tutors are available by phone and email whenever you want advice. PEARL also includes video functionality, which can be used for one-to-one discussions with your tutor. Your virtual classroom even allows you to record meetings for later reference.
PEARL brings together interactive course materials, exam practice and study tips. The self-contained programme also gives your tutor an insight into your individual goals, strengths and weaknesses. Some funded courses have deadlines for completion. Our tutors have the tools to keep track of your progress and ensure you stay on target. They can step in if you’re struggling and offer extra time for an assignment, alongside detailed feedback on submitted work.
We believe that tutor support should include more than just academic advice. As part of our home study packages, our tutors are equipped to provide careers guidance. Discuss your ambitions, while you make the most of our integrated employability courses and CV builder.
Stonebridge Careers Training tutors are friendly, approachable and encouraging. We only employ people who love what they do and want to make a difference. Fit in learning around work and family commitments, without the worry of missing lessons or keeping up with a class.
I decided to complete my Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructing (QCF) Diploma Level 3 with learndirect Careers because I wanted a course that was both affordable and convenient. I soon discovered that the 19+ Advanced Learner Loan scheme, backed by the Government, was exactly what I was looking for. I could finally enrol on a course without having to worry about the cost.Danny McDermott
I chose to study with learndirect Careers because due to the nature of my previous job (working shifts within the care industry), I couldn’t commit to attending classes regularly at a traditional college. I still wanted to gain my Health and Social Care (Adults) Diploma QCF Level 3 and so learndirect Careers’s distance learning course was the perfect solution.Dawn Webb
I knew that I wanted to return to education, but I needed to find a college that offered distance learning qualifications. I had to fit studying around my family life and work commitments. I chose learndirect Careers because my course could be completed entirely online, without having to attend any timetabled sessions. My initial enquiry was responded to very quickly by learndirect Careers and all the staff that I have dealt with have been extremely friendly.Joy Bailey
I chose distance learning because I am a stay-at-home mum and it was the only way I could study, without having to pay for childcare. I decided to study a learndirect Careers course because unlike many similar courses, it could be completed remotely. The Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructing (QCF) Diploma Level 3 could also be funded by a Government loan, reducing the cost of returning to education.Rosie Gibbs
I enjoyed the course a lot and all the modules were informative. It has made me fall in love with hospitality even more now that I have the knowledge that I need. I’m looking forward to starting a job in the industry.Celeste Young
The course was very interesting and explained everything clearly using the latest materials. I am a hotelier, but several of the topics were new for me, and I enjoyed learning them with learndirect.Regulthafus Andrikus