Beauty salon manager smiling at camera holder her certificates

People interested in developing skills in areas such as Health & Social Care, Equality & Diversity, Customer Service, Safeguarding, and Mental Health have a wide range of choice to choose from.

Over 20 free Distance Learning courses are now available at Shrewsbury Colleges Group.

The Level 2 Distance Learning Courses, available for anyone over the age of 19, enable people to retrain and reskill with the flexibility to fit around their own commitments.

Courses are short, usually taking between 2-4 months to complete, and have flexible start dates, so you can enrol any time in the year.

SCG alumni Sarah Hodnett, owner of Beauty by Sarah, said: “With one in four people being diagnosed with a mental health problem, I feel it is important to learn more about mental health."

"I am halfway through my course and already I have a greater understanding of mental health and mental ill-health. Distance learning works very well for me. During the lockdown, whilst my salon was closed It was important for my own mental well-being to have the opportunity to learn remotely and since returning to work, studying at home fits in with a busier schedule”

Caroline Thornton, Team Leader for Distance Learning at Shrewsbury Colleges Group, said: “There is no requirement to attend College, so these courses can be taken by people living across certain parts of England and over the border into Wales*.

“You’ll gain a nationally recognised Level 2 Certificate and feedback is always provided to ensure you have the support you need to succeed. Reading materials and assessment paperwork are provided to enable you to study independently. There are no exams, just assessments and work is paper-based, so you don’t even need access to a computer. It’s a really flexible way of learning.”

To find out more about Distance Learning Courses at SCG call 01743 342411 or visit

(*subject to a postcode check

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