Highbury College is offering a range of FREE distance learning Vocationally Related Qualifications (VRQs).

The courses which can be started at any point during the year allow you to learn in your own time, in your own space, and at a pace that suits you.

Other benefits include:

  • the courses are free
  • upon successful completion you will have achieved a nationally recognised qualification at Level 2
  • you will receive a set of high-quality learner support materials that will be yours to keep and use as a reference
  • the VRQ will further your personal and professional development and looks great on your CV.


Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity

On this course you will examine the rights and responsibilities of an individual and study the importance of taking responsibility and action to help others. You will also learn how stereotyping and labelling affects individuals and outline the effects of prejudice and discrimination.

Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration

The course will develop your essential knowledge of how to carry out administrative tasks. For example how to manage information, supporting events and how to apply your knowledge to a variety of industries and job roles. To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate, you are required to successfully complete 5 mandatory units and 2 optional units.

Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance

This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of information, advice or guidance and help you to apply these in the context of your business.

Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness

This course includes 10 mandatory units: understanding mental health, understanding stress, understanding anxiety, understanding phobias, understanding depression, understanding post-natal depression, understanding bipolar disorder, understanding schizophrenia, understanding eating disorders and understanding dementia.

Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service

This course will develop your essential knowledge of how to carry out customer service tasks, manage information and support events.

Level 2 Certificate in Principals of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

This qualification will support your work with individuals with learning disabilities or difficulties. You will explore the principles of safeguarding, positive risk-taking and gain awareness of the autistic spectrum.

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