Special offers

November Flash Offers

World Diabetes Day course package ¦ 14-19 November:
Enrol on our Level 2 Certificate in Care and Management of Diabetes course for £60 and get two online courses on healthy eating and exercise & fitness for FREE.


Childcare Courses Flash Promo ¦ 15-26 November:
All Distance Learning Childcare courses at half price (limited to a maximum of three courses, only one at Level 2)


New short courses

Only £30 for one short course course or £60 for three short courses

(except First Aid courses, offered at £30 for one course or all four courses for only £80)


Study where and when it suits you

For twenty years, West College Scotland has pioneered Distance Learning in Scottish education.  We offer a wide range of courses which you can study in a way which suits you.  You might be in a job and looking to improve your qualifications or you may want to study in your leisure time.

Distance Learning is also a great way to return to education.

For further information on any aspect of Distance Learning, click on the button below.


Why choose distance learning?

  • A wide range of courses
  • More choice and flexibility
  • Great tutor support
  • Improved career prospects
  • A dedicated department
  • Study anywhere at anytime
  • Develop your skills
  • On-going support when course is complete

Distance learning FAQs

We know you might have questions about Distance Learning.  We've done our best to try to answer them.

Further information

We have a dedicated distance learning department who are commited to meting the needs of our students.

Distance Learning Administrator, West College Scotland, Renfrew Road, Paisley, Scotland, PA3 4DR

New short courses now available!

£30 for 1 course or 3 courses for only £60*

Understand the Principles of Exercise and Fitness Click to apply
Health and Safety in the Workplace (Auto) Click to apply
COSHH Risk Assessment Click to apply
DSE Risk Assessment Click to apply
Fire Safety Principles Click to apply
Manual Handling Safety at Work Click to apply
Alcohol Awareness Click to apply
Sexual Health Awareness Click to apply
Substance Misuse Awareness Click to apply
Understanding Anxiety Click to apply
Understanding Depression Click to apply
Understanding Eating Disorders Click to apply
Discipline in the Workplace Click to apply
Rights and Responsibilities Click to apply
Understanding Stress Click to apply
Conflict Management Click to apply


Induction of New Staff Click to apply
Leading and Motivating a Team Click to apply
Organising and Delegating Click to apply
Performance Management Click to apply
Planning and Allocating Work Click to apply
Solving Problems and Making Decisions Click to apply
Stress Management Click to apply
Understanding Leadership Click to apply
First Aid P1: Introduction to First Aid and the Role of the First-aider* Click to apply
First Aid P2: Understanding Injuries* Click to apply
First Aid P3: Understanding Chest Pains, Choking and Seizures* Click to apply
First Aid P4: Understanding Serious Injuries* Click to apply
Personal Money Management Click to apply
Explore the Principles of Healthy Eating Click to apply
Food Safety Awareness Click to apply
Principles of Weight Management Click to apply

*except First Aid courses, offered at £30 for 1 course or all 4 courses for only £80


Offer available from 15 to 26 November 2017,
limited to a maximum of three courses, only one at Level 2

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

Level 2 Certificate in Caring for Children and Young People