Our courses for September 2022 are now full and new applications closed – we’ve had a fantastic number of students joining us for the start of the academic year and we’re excited for their journey here at Lakes College.
We’re now looking forward to the 23/24 academic year and applications will open shortly – keep an eye on our website for updates.
Our next Open Event will take place on Wednesday, December 7th between 5pm and 7.30pm.
Our range of flexible learning courses offer you the flexibility to study at a time and place that suits you.
What is Flexible Learning?
Flexible Learning is a modern and stress-free approach to earn a nationally-recognised qualification for FREE*!
We understand that finding time to study can be difficult, so our courses have been designed with busy people in mind.
By studying a Flexible Learning course at Lakes College, you can:
- Learn from home in your own time
- Work around your current commitments (such as work or family life)
- Manage your workload effectively
View all of our available courses
From business, management and customer service, to health and social care, childcare and more – there’s something for everyone!
Read case studies
See how studying a Flexible Learning course has helped some of our previous learners.
Questions and answers
The programmes vary in length but we don’t expect anyone to go longer than 12-14 weeks. It really depends on your previous knowledge, the time you put into reading the material and answering the questions. Some people can achieve in a few weeks.
This varies as it depends on your prior experience and the content of the qualifications. As a guide, we estimate an average 10-15 hrs of time is needed.
Depending on the number of learners we may ask for you to come into college for an initial advice and guidance session – due to the current situation, this will not be happening at the moment, so our advisors will support you remotely. We want to make sure the programme is correct for you and that you fully understand your commitment and what the qualification will cover as many applicants are interested in a number of qualifications.
Yes – this is certificated by a recognised external awarding body.
You can do one course after another but we do not allow multiple qualifications running at the same time as we find this is not effective for the learner. However, you can achieve quickly and progress onto another course.
We prefer to use online as it is more time efficient but you can discuss with your Training Officer your needs. If utilising online you also have a workbook for reference.
A tutor here at Lakes College will be on-hand to provide support and answer any questions you may have.
*More than 95% of our applicants have been able to study our courses for FREE – please use the form above to contact one of our advisors who will be happy to help with your individual application.