Distance learning courses with County Training

Self-isolation can be challenging, but many people are using the lockdown to improve their knowledge by learning valuable new career skills.

County Training, in association with Herefordshire & Ludlow College and North Shropshire College, have been working hard to enable as many people as possible to access their range of Distance Learning courses.

Whether you’re looking to explore a new subject like Health and Nutrition or up-skill your staff in areas like Customer Service, Business Administration and Social Care, County Training are providing a range of free courses, subject to eligibility.

Richard Vaughan, Course Marker, said: “With the current government restrictions, distance learning is an invaluable resource that enables you to study at your own pace, enhancing your skills and knowledge.”

Browse the latest courses below:

Business Skills

  • Level 2 in Customer Service
  • Level 2 in Information Advice & Guidance
  • Level 2 in Retail Operations
  • Level 2 in Business Administration
  • Level 2 in Equality and Diversity.

Health and Wellbeing

  • Level 2 Awareness in Mental Health Problems
  • Level 2 Children and Young People’s Mental Health
  • Level 2 Prevention and Control of Infection
  • Level 2 Care and Management of Diabetes
  • Level 2 Understanding Safe Handling of Medicines
  • Level 2 Nutrition and Health
  • Level 2 Common Health Conditions
  • Level 2 Common Childhood Illnesses.

Social Care

  • Level 2 in Principles of Dementia Care
  • Level 2 in the Principles of End of Life Care
  • Level 2 Preparing to work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 2 in Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Care
  • Level 2 in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 in Falls Prevention Awareness.


  • Level 2 Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Level 2 in Behaviour that Challenges
  • Level 2 in Understanding Autism
  • Level 2 in Caring for Children and Young People
  • Level 2 in Working with Individuals with Disabilities.


For more information, or to discuss the most suitable distance learning course for you, email distancelearning@hlcollege.ac.uk.

Shropshire Council has launched a dedicated helpline during the coronavirus pandemic to help those who are vulnerable and in need of help.

If you are in need of coronavirus-related support or know someone who does, please call 0345 678 9028. The line is available from 8am-6pm weekdays and 9am-1pm Saturdays.

For more information, see this press release.