Bespoke Courses are adaptable and flexible so you can study as many or as few Units as you wish.
Choose from a huge range of over 100 different Units
You don't even need to decide how many to study at the beginning of the course, so you can build onto your Certificate over a period of time. They will be the right course for you if you need:
- Evidence of recent study in a specialist subject area
- Professional Training
- Employers can use our Bespoke Courses for staff development
- You may be looking to develop your career or go for a promotion
- You may wish to broaden your knowledge and skills for personal interest
- You may wish to test out whether a particular career change is right for you
What are they?
How do I study?
Are they accredited
How do I learn?
For every unit you study you will be given access to its tailored learning materials: because they are written by us, you can be sure that they will teach you what you need to succeed on your assessments. They are more than a textbook - they guide you through your learning and support you so that you're fully prepared for each assessment. You will complete tasks, answer questions (with model answers that you can check), and will be given all the tools needed to achieve the highest grades possible.
How am I assessed?
You are assessed through tutor-assessed coursework throughout your course. Our assessments have been internally verified, meaning that they have been checked to make sure they are consistent, fair and robust. Importantly, they give everybody the same opportunities to succeed. Our internal verification process ensures that every tutor is marking, grading and giving formative and developmental feedback in line with our exacting standards.
What is on my Certificate?
If learning and knowledge are your top priority, details of these will be listed in full on your Certificate and you will have a portfolio of work to demonstrate this. If you need formal accrediation, you probably require Unit Accreditation. If you think this might be the case, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
You can create a course as long or as short as you like from any combination of the subjects below. You don't even need to decide how many to study at the beginning of the course, you can build onto your Certificate over a period of time. All Units are at Level 3 unless otherwise stated.
- Introduction to Cell Biology
- Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Skeleton and Muscles
- Aspects of Human Physiology
- Biomolecules and Key Biochemical Principles
- Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Gastro-Intestinal Systems
- Homeostasis, Coordination and Control and the Excretory Systems
- Human Reproductive Biology
- Practical Investigation (Biology)
- Built Environment
- Introduction to the Built Environment
- Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
- Project Management in Built Environment
- Research Project (The Built Environment)
- Sustainable Construction
- Introduction to Business
- Business and Organisation Structures
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Principles of Business Strategy
- Research Project (Business)
- Introduction to Chemistry
- Applied Biochemistry
- Core Principles of Chemistry
- Further Organic Chemistry
- Planning a Practical Investigation (Chemistry)
- Childhood Studies
- Introduction to Childhood Studies
- Health and Wellbeing
- Social Policy and Practice
- Studies in Adolescence
- The Role of Play in Child Development
- Introduction to Criminology
- Contemporary Issues in Criminology
- Forensic evidence and the reliability of Evidence
- Offender Profiling
- Research Project (Criminology)
- Theories and Perspectives in Criminology
- Basic Principles in Number (Level 2)
- Preparing to Progress
- Writing for Academic Purposes
- International Trade
- Education Theory and Practice
- Introduction to Education Theory and Practice
- Practical Applications (Planning and Delivery)
- Research Project (Education Theory and Practice)
- English (Level 2)
- Reading for Meaning
- Writing Skills
- English Language
- Introduction to Text Analysis
- Contemporary Issues in Language
- Language to Persuade
- English Language and Literature
- Introduction to Language Analysis
- Academic Skills in English Language and Literature
- Independent Research Project in English Literature
- Literary Criticism
- Nineteenth Century Novel
- Poetry Study
- Finance and Accounting
- Introduction to Accounting
- Analysing Accounting Statements
- Budgets and Budgeting
- Business Finance
- Planning a Research Project (Business Finance)
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Human Physiology
- Aspects of Human Physiology
- Practical Investigation (Human Physiology)
- Introduction to Law Making
- Criminal Law
- The English Legal System
- The Law of Tort
- Mathematics (Level 2)
- Data Handling
- Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
- Understanding Common Measures
- Understanding Common Shapes
- Using Calculations
- Introduction to Physics
- Medical Uses of Radioisotopes
- Planning a Practical Investigation (Physics)
- Principles of Physics
- Introduction to Psychology
- Approaches in Psychology
- Child Development
- Cognitive Development
- Defining, Classifying and Explaining Disorders
- Interpersonal Communication
- Psychological Investigation
- Psychological Perspectives and Behaviour
- Research Methods in Psychology
- Treating Disorders
- Science (Level 2)
- Human Biology
- Investigation in Science
- Social Issues in Health Care
- Introduction to Issues in Health and Social Care
- Health and Social Care Provision
- Learning Disabilities
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Mental Health Issues
- Principles of Safeguarding in Health and Social Care
- Social Care and the Older Person
- Social Work
- The Role of the Social Worker
- Sports Coaching and Fitness
- Exercise Health and Lifestyle
- Sports Science
- Introduction to Sports Science
- Carrying Out a Practical Investigation
- Energy Systems
- Nutrition for Sport
- Sports Psychology
The most flexible fees
Easy to manage flexible instalments. Payment holidays. No tie-ins or credit agreements. Great value. If the course is not for you, pay no more. If you leave & return, fees paid previously are still covered. More details on our Fees Page.
- Enrolment Fee only £10.00 (you save £20.00), payable when you apply for the course.
- Course Fee £99.98, per month or £19.78 per Credit, whichever is greater. Payable from the day you start the course.
- Total Fee variable depending on length of study.
 You pay the monthly fee whilst studying. When you finish the course, we get in touch if there is any more to pay on the basis of £19.78 per Credit. It is unusual that this happens, it would only happen if you study exceptionally quickly.
Funding your course
- This course is not eligible for Advanced Learner Loans.
- This course is not eligible for Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) funding.
The majority of our students fund themselves using our easy payment options. Some secure funding through their employers and a few manage to get some help from local charities. We cannot provide advice on funding but we do have a Grants & Funding page which you may find useful.
If you are not funding your course yourself
Please ensure that you make us aware of this when you apply so that we can advise you & make any necessary arrangements with the funder to cover your course costs.
If you have already purchased your course elsewhere
- The fees and details on this page apply only if you purchase your Course directly from DistanceLearningCentre.com.
- If you have purchased your course from another web site, they will have already informed you about their Terms & Conditions and payments.
- They will also have informed us that you will be signing up for a course with us so we will be able to adjust the finances on your account accordingly once you have set up your course.
- You will not need to pay the Enrolment Fee.
The normal method of payment is online with a Credit or Debit Card. We accept all major cards.
If there are genuine reasons why you cannot pay online, you will need to contact us to discuss whether there are other feasible options available such as bank transfer or Standing Order.
The support that our students receive is central to who we are and the service that we deliver.
Your tutor is both your personal and your subject specialist teacher. They were chosen for their expert subject knowledge and qualifications, and for their skills in supporting and motivating adults who may have been out of education for some time. They are there to guide your studies, and you will be in regular contact with them. Because they mark your assessments, they know how to help you to improve, develop and advance as you progress through the course.
Their role evolves over the course of your studies as your needs change. Initially you will speak to your tutor every week so you can get to know each other and settle into studying. As you progress through the course the support that you want from your tutor may change: one week you may want to talk about study skills, and the next about the ethics of research. Your tutor is there to make sure that your time with us is as successful and enjoyable as possible.
Learning Support - support if you have declared a disability. They provide advice and guidance and signpost you to help and resources which can help with your studies.
Student Support - supporting you if you are having problems with your studies. This may be due to a wide range of factors, personal, financial, confidence, changed circumstances etc. Generally, tutors will refer you to this section if they feel that you will benefit from some extra help or advice.
Our Student Services team are here for you from your first enquiry and throughout your Diploma. From clarifying university entry requirements to finding the Diploma that is right for you, Student Services are here for everybody - past, present and prospective student alike.
We have a dynamic private Facebook community over 2000 students for you to join and if you want to raise points with staff this can be done via the Student Action Group.
We make our courses suit you and your life: if your circumstances or priorities change then your course can too. We are here to help you achieve, and so altering your target completion date, payment date, or extending your study period is always possible.
From accessing learning materials to uploading documents, if you need any technical support during your studies our Technical Department is there for you.
You can contact Finance Should you need any help or advice about fees, payment options, or there are changes to your circumstances.
Laptop or Computer
Due to the academic nature and depth of this course you will not be able to study it entirely on a Mobile Phone or Tablet.
If you require formal accreditation for the Units your are planning to study, such as if you are wanting to use it as evidence of recent study or additional units on top of an Access Diploma for a university application, please contact us to discuss your options.
Some Universities are very familiar with the quality of what we provide, so some will accept a DistanceLearningCentre.com Certificate as provided by this course. One such example is Edinburgh Napier.
We strongly advise that you make sure you understand exactly what your university is requesting from you. And we are happy to provide you with help and advice so you can be sure you are studying the right course.