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Distance learning from your home

Fri 20th Mar 2020

The current situation with Covid-19 means that more people are having to self-isolate at home for a period of time as this is one of the best tools we have to fight the outbreak. While this will hopefully help to control the spread, it means that many people will be in their homes for long periods of time and it is important to acknowledge that staying inside for long periods of time and being isolated from social support structures can have a huge impact on wellbeing and mental health.  

It is important to keep our minds and bodies active during this time as this can have a positive impact on our wellbeing. With this in mind, GMB Reach Out are pleased to be able to offer a range of fully funded distance learning courses. The Level 2 qualifications are recognised by employers and cover a whole range of subject areas. They take approximately up to 12 weeks to complete and you can fit in study at times to suit you, around any other commitments you may have such as childcare. In order to be eligible, you must be over 19 and have lived in the EU for the last 3 years.  Course availability is dependant on your geographical area. 

Distance learning courses do require an element of self-motivation but the advantage is that you can access accredited learning at your convenience. Some courses are available online and some are paper based. Support will be provided via e-mail or over the phone by a designated Tutor from your designated college.  

Courses include: 

On completion of a course you will receive an accredited Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ). VRQs are widely recognised professional qualifications.  

For more information speak to a member of the team on 0161 848 9173 or email 

*The courses are fully funded but a charge will be applied if you do not complete the course to cover the cost of the learning materials.