Learning Online

Learn from home and shape your future

We offer a range of home study courses including short CPD packages, community learning online and professional qualifications to help you invest in yourself and learn new skills. Our remote learning courses are designed for adults (19+) looking for flexible, modern learning to progress your career and develop new skills.

Continuous Professional Development

FREE Online CPD certified courses

These online courses take round four hours to complete and include a  certificate. You can auto enrol for an immediate start. Courses range from subjects such as Health & Safety at Work, Alcohol Awareness, Mental Health Awareness to Personal Money Management, Understanding Equality and Diversity, Leadership and much more.

Health & Social Care and Childcare

NEW 10 week programmes starting January 2021

These free courses enable you to study in your own time and they are perfect for anyone looking to broaden their existing knowledge or begin a new career in Health and Social Care or Childcare. You will need access to a device, as this course cannot be completed using a mobile phone. Courses include Award in Counselling Concepts, Safeguarding and Prevent, Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care, Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health and many more.

Business Courses​

These free, level 2 courses will help you understand and improve your knowledge in business administration, business improvement techniques and lean organisation management techniques. Online flexible course with tutor support.

  • Principles of Business Administration 
  • Understanding Business Improvement Techniques 
  • Lean Organisation Management Techniques 

Computing/ICT Courses

Expand your skills in computing and ICT with these free online courses: Digital Basics for Remote Learning and Digital Skills for Remote Working

Adult Community Courses​

We have many community learning courses for you to enjoy both online or in an appropriate learning environment adhering to current learning guidelines. These courses range from online yoga to cookery classes for the whole family to enjoy. Some courses are free of charge and others are chargeable.

To find out more or for a full list of learning opportunities email ace@kirkleescollege.ac.uk or follow us on Facebook @acekirkleescollege



Microsoft Office Specialist Accreditations​

Powerpoint, Access, Office, Word, Excel £50 each

These Microsoft accredited courses provide IT training for newcomers and IT professionals alike and allow you to demonstrate your increased performance, develop your individual differentiation and increase your personal confidence. An individual earning this certification develops the hands-on experience using that proves competency at an industry entry-level and to either enter into the jobs market or progress their career.

These are self-paced blended learning courses.

  • Buy course via the online shop on college website
  • Book induction with learning resource centre or tutor
  • Use a practice test for initial diagnostic
  • Work through ebook (all or sections indicated by initial diagnostic test)
  • Use practice tests (100 included) in preparation for certification
  • Book and take test online

These are flexible courses that you can sign up for at any point of the year.