Weston at Home

Weston at Home is a new way of learning, these part-time adult courses are delivered as scheduled lessons from the comfort of your home, office or anywhere you have an internet connection!

As with any course, you’ll be assigned a personal tutor, who you can contact online or meet face-to-face when it’s convenient to you. You’ll also receive your scheduled lessons, course materials and assignments through our easy-to-use virtual platform.

Some of our courses are FREE* if you meet the eligibility criteria (details in the below Q&A section) and it couldn’t be easier to apply and get started.

Whether you’re looking to retrain (based on current labour market trends), take the next step in your career or follow a new interest - take a look at the courses below and apply today.

Please note: These courses are mainly delivered online, however some do require limited attendance to a College campus, these will be noted in the course details, so be sure to read them in depth to ensure you are able to commit to these dates.

*Excluding AAT (accounting), Counselling or A Level courses.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I do more than one FREE course?
Am I eligible for a FREE course?
What happens if I withdraw from the course?
Why do I have to reside in a certain postcode area for a FREE course?
What is the application and enrolment process?

Eligibility for FREE Distance Learning courses:

  • You may only enrol on one course at a time.
  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at 31/08/19.
  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years.
  • Must currently reside in England, in a postcode outside of Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley and the West Midlands.
  • Must have a full Level 2 qualification or above in any subject (i.e QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2).
  • Unemployed and claiming benefits, and using the qualification to obtain work.
  • Please note: An administration fee will be incurred if you withdraw from the course.


What Next?

Upon receipt of your completed enrolment form, we will contact you to conduct a telephone introduction and initial assessment that will enable us to get you started on the right course for you and provide answers to any questions you may have.

You will then be assigned to a tutor and will be ready to receive your work materials, online and paper-based.

Please note: You may only enrol on one course at a time.

Please Note:

From August 2019, funding decisions for education will become devolved to local government in several counties of England. This transfer of funding from central government to combined authorities has created fundamental changes to areas that we as an education and training provider can operate in.

We regret that we are no longer able to provide Level 2 courses for free, to the following combined authority areas: Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley and West Midlands.

If you are unsure if your postcode falls into one of the five combined authorities, please email distancelearning@weston.ac.uk and we’ll be able to help you.

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