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Advance your skills and knowledge with our free* online courses

Designed to provide learners with an NCFE qualification upon completion, these courses are perfect for individuals looking to improve their skills, or teams seeking a low-cost way to upskill. With our courses, you'll have the chance to broaden your skillset and further your personal and professional development.

Learn online for free*

The majority of our online courses are funded through the Adult Education Budget, meaning that for most of our learners these courses can be pursued at no cost. All courses are accessed online so you can study flexibly and at a location convenient to you.

It's an incredible opportunity to invest in your professional growth without the financial burden.

Criteria for free* courses

The Adult Education Budget (AEB) is a fund that has been set up by the government to help support the delivery of education and training to people aged 19 and over.

If you meet the eligibility criteria below, you can access your course of choice for free.

Eligibility:

These courses are government funded. To be able to study for free you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must currently live in England
  • You must have been a resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years for purposes other than study
  • You must be over the age of 19
  • You must not be an apprentice
  • You must not be currently studying another funded course

Individual courses may have additional eligibility criteria, please contact onlinecourses@abingdon-witney.ac.uk for more information.

Professional Online Courses courses

Care and Management of Diabetes - Level 2

Part Time XPZV014P

This qualification is designed to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of diabetes, including its various types, causes, and prevention strategies. Learners will develop awareness of how lifestyle changes can delay the onset of Type 2 ...

Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2024

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Climate Change and Environmental Awareness - Level 2

Part Time XPZV003P

This qualification serves as an introductory course that provides learners with essential knowledge of climate change and environmental awareness. It enables individuals to comprehend the nature of climate change and their role in mitigating carbon e...

Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2024

Flexible

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Customer Service for Health and Social Care Settings - Level 2

Part Time XPZV004P

This qualification is designed to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of customer service within the context of healthcare and social care. The qualification caters to individuals interested in various aspects of customer service, com...

Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2024

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Dementia Care - Level 2

Part Time XPZV005P

The NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care is designed to provide learners with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of dementia care. This qualification prepares individuals to work effectively with individuals affect...

Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2024

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Dignity and Safeguarding - Level 2

Part Time XPZV006P

This qualification is dedicated to providing learners with a foundational understanding of dignity, duty of care, and safeguarding in adult health and social care. It is aimed at individuals currently working or intending to work in these fields. The...

Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2024

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End of Life Care - Level 2

Part Time XPZV007P

The NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care is a specialized qualification aimed at deepening the learner's knowledge and understanding of end-of-life care. This course equips individuals with essential insights into work...

Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2024

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Equality and Diversity - Level 2

Part Time XPZV002P

This qualification offers an exploration of issues surrounding equality and diversity, making it suitable for both young and adult learners, including those seeking employment opportunities. The qualification plays a pivotal role in fostering awarene...

Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2024

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Infection Control - Level 2

Part Time XPZV008P

The Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and understanding of infection control principles. It targets individuals working or intendi...

Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2024

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Level 2 Business Improvement Techniques

Part Time XPZV001P

This qualification serves as a comprehensive introduction to business improvement techniques, offering learners valuable insights into their application across various sectors and roles. It is designed to cater to a diverse range of individuals, incl...

Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2024

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Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Part Time XPZV018P

The purpose of this qualification is to provide candidates with the foundational skills required for helping roles, focusing on basic counselling skills such as active listening and appropriate responses. It also serves as a way to explore the field ...

Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2024

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Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance

Part Time XPZV017P

The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for further training and equip them with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide initial information, advice, and guidance to others in a professional context....

Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2024

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Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Part Time XPZV016P

This qualification serves individuals with an interest in or existing involvement in roles working with individuals with learning disabilities. Its primary purpose is to equip learners with the necessary knowledge and understanding for such roles....

Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2024

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Personal Care Needs - Level 2

Part Time XPZV009P

The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Personal Care Needs serves as a specialized qualification designed to equip learners with in-depth knowledge of personal care requirements in the healthcare and social care sectors. This course is tailored for...

Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2024

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Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care - Level 1

Part Time XPZV013P

This qualification serves as a foundational introduction to the adult social care sector, making it suitable for learners new to the field. It is accessible to individuals of all ages, including school leavers, adult returners, and those changing car...

Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2024

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Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care - Level 2

Part Time XPZV010P

The NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care is an introductory qualification that offers learners a basic understanding of the adult social care sector. It is suitable for individuals new to the sector, including school lea...

Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2024

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Principles of Care Planning - Level 2

Part Time XPZV011P

This qualification is designed for learners interested in roles where an understanding of care planning is crucial. It provides an in-depth understanding of person-centred thinking, planning, and review, as well as various aspects of care planning, h...

Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2024

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Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care - Level 2

Part Time XPZV012P

This knowledge-focused qualification is designed for learners seeking to deepen their understanding of the safe handling of medication in healthcare and social care contexts. It equips individuals with knowledge related to different types of medicati...

Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2024

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Understanding Autism - Level 2

Part Time XPZV015P

This qualification is designed for individuals who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of autism and learn how to provide effective support to individuals with autism....

Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2024

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Understanding Data Protection and Data Security - Level 2

Part Time XPZV019P

This free online qualification is intended to enable learners to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of data protection and data security, making them suitable for roles where expertise in these areas is required. The course is free subject to ...

Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2024

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