Flexible learning

A qualification could be what you need to improve your career prospects and get your ideal job, yet you may be unable to attend college on a regular basis.

Distance Learning with Shrewsbury Colleges Group gives you more flexibility, allowing you to study where and when you want. All you need is a commitment, as Distance Learning is not necessarily an easy option, especially if you are already working full-time. We offer specially prepared course materials, which combined with help and support from your subject teacher make your learning experience easily manageable.

Free home study courses

All NCFE / CACHE Level 2 courses are free* and many courses have flexible start dates so that you can enrol at almost any time during the year and each course’s length is dependent on the number of modules. You will have an individual study plan to help you to fit your studies into your daily lifestyle, allowing you to meet the deadlines for the submission of assignments.

Eligibility for FREE Level 2 Distance Learning Courses

  1. You should be aged 19+ as of the 31/08/20
  2. Have lived in the EU for the last three years
  3. Be resident in England in a non-devolved funding area. (We regret due to devolved funding we are unable to offer free courses for residents in the Combined Authority areas of Cambridge and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Greater London, Liverpool, North of Tyne, Tees Valley, West of England and the West Midlands.)

For further information or to enrol on a course telephone the Distance Learning team on 01743 342355 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be pleased to help. You can also complete the request for information form below and we will contact you as quickly as possible.

Distance Learning Courses

Opportunities for Self-Employed Associates

Shrewsbury Colleges Group is looking for dedicated Open and Distance Learning associates to join our team on a self-employed basis. You will be flexible and occupationally competent in the areas of Health and Business in order to mark a range of NCFE / CACHE level 2 qualifications. These roles are not employed by the College but engaged on a self-employed basis. If you would like to know more about these opportunities please call Caroline Thornton on 01743 342356.


If you have already completed a Distance Learning course with us in the past, we would love to hear your feedback via this short survey.


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Thomas Buckley

Thomas Buckley

Level 2 in Children and Young People's Mental Health

Distance learning is not something I had considered beforehand, SCG has an excellent platform for learners to work at their own pace and in the comfort of their own home. I have taken both the Level 2 in Nutrition and Wellbeing and also Level 2 in Children and Young People's Mental Health. Both have offered an invaluable insight into the topics and inspired my overall taste for learning and potentially progressing onto other courses.