Open Learning

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LearnDirect offer hundreds of courses, including courses for distance and online learning, Computer Courses and Adult Education. Their sites have details of courses in IT, business and management and more, and a very useful searchable database of over 600,000 courses nationwide.

Oxford Open Learning

Oxford Open Learning offers a wide range of A level, GCSE and business training courses. Their courses are broken down into modules, and are provide the materials needed and support from tutors. The site is not as easy to search as most, but there is a lot of material available here.

IT Distance Learning

This is a simple, easy to follow site with competitive prices and online ordering. Although specializing in IT, they also have courses in GCSEs, A levels, languages and other subjects and qualifications, and currently list over 300 courses on their site.

Open University

The Open University Courses and Qualifications website is an excellent resource for anyone considering distance learning, and has far too many subjects to list here. They offer fully accredited diploma and higher level courses with advanced and tested teaching methods.


PageForward offer computer and IT Training courses, e-Learning, CBT, and home study. Their site details the Computer based training courses the offer on CD-ROM & video, self-paced, multimedia for home or office study. There is a range of courses on offer, from beginner to full certification.