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Are you looking to offer short courses using flexible qualifications to learners?

We have developed a number of flexible qualifications that can be delivered in a variety of learning situations, including as short courses. They are fully funded by the EFA (Education Funding Agency) and SFA (Skills Funding Agency) and can easily be incorporated into your short course provision.

We know you are short on time so we have created a package of courses from these qualifications to deliver a variety of courses that support learners to progress.

In addition, we have a range of CPD solutions in the form of our staff development qualifications, ideal to deliver as short courses to help update the knowledge and skills of your staff.

Short courses for learners

Course title Credits Guided Learning Hours Qualification
Business and Enterprise Skills
Introduction to Enterprise (Level 1) 6 47-60 OCNLR Level 1 Award in Progression
Introduction to Social Media and Marketing for Business (Level 1) 9 81-90 OCNLR Level 1 Award in Skills for Vocational Studies
Care and Wellbeing
Supporting Activity Provision in Social Care (Level 2) 8 62-83 OCNLR Level 2 Award in Supporting Activity Provision in Social Care
Personal Wellbeing (Level 2) 9 59 OCNLR Level 2 Award in Progression
Understanding Substance Misuse (Level 2) 9 59 OCNLR Level 2 Award in Progression
Construction Skills
Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (Level 1) 4 40 OCNLR Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
Introduction to Construction (Entry 3) 6 50-60 OCNLR Entry Level Extended Award in Progression
Creative and Digital Skills
IT Skills for Work – Beginners (Level 1) 9 60-75 OCNLR Level 1 Award in IT User Skills (ITQ)
IT Skills for Work – Intermediate (Level 2) 10 70-75 OCNLR Level 2 Award in IT User Skills (ITQ)
IT System Basics (Level 1) 9
Or
13
60-75
Or
85-105
OCNLR Level 1 Award in IT User Skills (ITQ), or
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ)
IT System Basics (Level 2) 10
Or
16
70-75
Or
110-125
OCNLR Level 2 Award in IT User Skills (ITQ), or
OCNLR Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ)
Creative Digital Skills (Level 1) 9
Or
13
60-75
Or
85-105
OCNLR Level 1 Award in IT User Skills (ITQ), or
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ)
Creative Digital Skills (Level 2) 10
Or
16
70-75
Or
110-125
OCNLR Level 2 Award in IT User Skills (ITQ), or
OCNLR Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ)
Improving Office Skills (Level 1) 9
Or
13
60-75
Or
85-105
OCNLR Level 2 Award in IT User Skills (ITQ), or
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ)
Improving Office Skills (Level 2) 10
Or
16
70-75
Or
110-125
OCNLR Level 2 Award in IT User Skills (ITQ), or
OCNLR Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ)
Management Applications of ICT (Level 1) 9
Or
13
60-75
Or
85-105
OCNLR Level 1 Award in IT User Skills (ITQ), or
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ)
Management Applications of ICT (Level 2) 10
Or
16
70-75
Or
110-125
OCNLR Level 2 Award in IT User Skills (ITQ), or
OCNLR Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ)
Understanding the Internet (Level 1) 9
Or
13
60-75
Or
85-105
OCNLR Level 1 Award in IT User Skills (ITQ), or
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ)
Understanding the Internet (Level 2) 10
Or
16
70-75
Or
110-125
OCNLR Level 2 Award in IT User Skills (ITQ), or
OCNLR Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ)
Introductory Employability Skills
Introduction to Customer Care (Level 1) 7 56-74 OCNLR Level 1 Award in Employability
Introduction to Hospitality 6 50-60 OCNLR Level 1 Award in Progression
Introduction to Working in Adult Social Care (Level 1) 6 53 OCNLR Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
Introduction to Retail (Level 1) 6 47-60 OCNLR Level 1 Award in Progression
Introduction to Working in Horticulture (Level 1) 6 47-60 OCNLR Level 1 Award in Progression
Working in Childcare (Level 1) 6 47-60 OCNLR Level 1 Award in Progression
Route to Employment (Level 1) 8 80 OCNLR Entry Level Award in Using Employability Skills (E3)
Hair and Beauty
Introduction to Working in a Hair Salon (Level 1) 6 47-60 OCNLR Level 1 Award in Progression
Creative Hair Design (Level 1) 9 82 OCNLR Level 1 Award in Creative Hair Studies
Study Skills
Study Skills Booster (Entry 3) 6 50-60 OCNLR Entry Level 3 Extended Award in Progression
Study Skills Booster (Level 1) 6 47-60 OCNLR Level 1 Award in Progression
Study Skills Booster (Level 2) 9 59 OCNLR Level 2 Award in Progression
Vehicle Maintenance
Basic Car Maintenance (Entry 3) 6 50-60 OCNLR Entry Level 3 Extended Award in Progression
Basic Cycle Maintenance (Entry 3) 3 30 OCNLR Entry Level 3 Award in Progression
Basic Cycle Maintenance (Level 1) 6 47-60 OCNLR Level 1 Award in Progression