General Interest, Writing & Hobbies Courses

Do you want to learn a new hobby or subject? Interested in Creative Writing, Photography, Garden Design or Property Development, but you are not sure where to start?
 
Distance Learning is the perfect option for learning a subject whilst also gaining a relevant Certificate at the same time! Distance Learning Centre has a number of courses that are perfect for those who wish to take up a new interest or perhaps gain a deeper understanding about an existing one.
 
Our courses are paper-based courses, can be started at any time and are usually delivered within 1 to 2 working days from when you order, so you can start as quickly as you like!
 

There are 16 courses in this category
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GARDEN DESIGN COURSE £275.00

GARDEN DESIGN COURSE

Approximate Study Time: 120 Hours (Self Study) Buy Now More Info

The Garden Design Course is a positive step in taking control of how you can plan and create your garden. It could also be the first step towards a successful garden design business. On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 3 Certificate of Achievement.

INTERIOR DESIGN COURSE £250.00

INTERIOR DESIGN COURSE

Approximate Study Time: 80 Hours (Self Study) Buy Now More Info

The Interior Design Course is designed for students who wish to gain an understanding of principles and practice of Interior Design, and planning to establish an interior design small business. On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 3 Certificate of Achievement.

PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT COURSE £275.00

PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT COURSE

Approximate Study Time: 120 Hours (Self Study) Buy Now More Info

The Introduction to Property Development - Level 3 Course acts as a unique introductory guide for anyone with an interest in this subject or with ambitions to set up in the property development business. This course allows you to study at your own pace, and is designed to provide the student with a clear and concise understanding of the nature of property development. It will cover what is involved in development and and how to undertake a successful project. The course will also show how you can develop an interest and understanding of property development for both a personal or business interest.

ADVANCED PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT COURSE £395.00

ADVANCED PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT COURSE

Approximate Study Time: 200 Hours (Self Study) Buy Now More Info

The Advanced Property Development - Level 4 Course provides the student with a clear and concise understanding of the nature of property development, and teaches what is involved and how to undertake a successful project. The course covers many issues such as Property Development, Health and Safety, Project Management and Construction, which will enable you to tackle large projects and ensure you have the skills to see the development through to the end. On successful completion on this course students will receive an accredited Level 4 Certificate Award.

CAKE MAKING - LEVEL 2 COURSE £429.00

CAKE MAKING - LEVEL 2 COURSE

Approximate Study Time: 100 Hours (Self Study) Buy Now More Info

The Cake Making – Level 2 Course is designed for students wanting to understand the basic skills, theories and approaches that are using in creating beautiful, imaginative and original cakes that are pleasing to the eye. The course will help you to develop your own skills in designing, baking and decorating your own cakes and will look at the different equipment used. It will show how you can create a cake from new and will examine the different varieties of cakes and fillings and will help you to understand the different types of icing techniques and delve into “Sugar Craft” and how this can be used to decorate cakes.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE £275.00

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

Approximate Study Time: 140 Hours (Self Study) Buy Now More Info

The Digital Photography - Level 3 Course has been written to provide students with a sound understanding of how a camera works, to give a background to camera care and the mechanics of photography. The course has lots of tips and information and is ideal for students who are looking for a new hobby, thinking of a new career in photography or even if you just want to understand how to take great photographs for your next family party! If you're brand new to photography or picking up a camera after years of not using one, this is the course for you.

ASTROLOGY - LEVEL 2 COURSE £429.00

ASTROLOGY - LEVEL 2 COURSE

Approximate Study Time: 100 Hours (Self Study) Buy Now More Info

The Astrology – Level 2 Course is designed for students wanting to understand the basis of Astrology and the Astronomy behind it. Students will discover what a chart wheel is and how to use it and will also learn all the astrological symbols and their meanings. From this information you can study the different astrological signs, learn how they originated, how to interpret them and how to explore horoscope calculations. The course also shows how to investigate planetary symbolism and how to interpret the planets in a birth chart and learn their relationships, and how to understand the angles and houses and interpret the planets in them. Students will also perform a brief analysis of an astrological chart using standard techniques. On successful completion on this course students will receive an accredited Level 2 Certificate award.

CREATIVE WRITING COURSE £350.00

CREATIVE WRITING COURSE

Approximate Study Time: 200 Hours (Self Study) Buy Now More Info

The Creative Writing – Level 3 Diploma Course is designed to help students take the important first steps into this highly creative subject area. Creative Writing is one of the most enjoyable past-times and whether you are writing just for enjoyment or because you want to make it a career, this course will help you to explore your writing and find ways to improve it. On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 3 Certificate of Achievement.

MEDIA STUDIES COURSE £350.00

MEDIA STUDIES COURSE

Approximate Study Time: 200 Hours (Self Study) Buy Now More Info

The Media Studies – Level 3 Course explains the meaning of “media studies” in its broadest context and will appeal to anyone wishing to gain a foothold in this exciting and innovative vocational area. On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 3 Certificate of Achievement.

FICTION WRITING COURSE £250.00

FICTION WRITING COURSE

Approximate Study Time: 80 Hours (Self Study) Buy Now More Info

This course is designed for anyone considering professional authoring for a variety of media including books, short stories, radio and television. The aim of this self-study course is to provide a comprehensive guide to the skills and techniques of writing fiction successfully, and will enable students to study a variety of styles. On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 3 Certificate of Achievement.

FREELANCE JOURNALISM COURSE £250.00

FREELANCE JOURNALISM COURSE

Approximate Study Time: 80 Hours (Self Study) Buy Now More Info

This course is designed for people who wish to gain or improve their skills in journalistic writing and marketing their copy to a range of printed media. The objective of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to produce professional standard journalistic articles and to know how to market them. On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 3 of Achievement.

INTRODUCTION TO FREELANCE PHOTO JOURNALISM COURSE £250.00

INTRODUCTION TO FREELANCE PHOTO JOURNALISM COURSE

Approximate Study Time: 90 Hours (Self Study) Buy Now More Info

The Introduction to Freelance Photo Journalism - Level 2 Course is designed for people who wish to gain or improve their skills in photo journalism and marketing their images and copy to a range of published media. On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 3 Certificate of Achievement.

PROOFREADING COURSE £395.00

PROOFREADING COURSE

Approximate Study Time: 240 Hours (Self Study) Buy Now More Info

The Proofreading - Level 4 Diploma Course provides an introduction to the skills that are required for being a freelance proofreader. Whether you are intending to do proofreading for a living or you simply wish to improve your knowledge, this course will give valuable practical experience through its assignments and will lead to a valuable accredited certification. On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 4 Certificate of Achievement.

TRAVEL & TOURISM COURSE £275.00

TRAVEL & TOURISM COURSE

Approximate Study Time: 80 Hours (Self Study) Buy Now More Info

The Travel & Tourism - Level 2 Course is designed to help meet the growing need for well qualified and knowledgeable people who want a career in the Travel and Tourism industry. This certification will provide you with a broad introduction to the key components of this exciting and challenging field. On successful completion on this course students will receive an accredited Level 2 Certificate Award.

EVENT & WEDDING PLANNING & CO-ORDINATION COURSE £425.00

EVENT & WEDDING PLANNING & CO-ORDINATION COURSE

Approximate Study Time: 100 Hours (Self Study) Buy Now More Info

The Event & Wedding Planning & Co-Ordination - Level 4 Course has been specially commissioned from a highly successful and experienced Event Planner to reflect the changing nature of this demanding yet rewarding sector. On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 4 Certificate Award and a Distance Learning Diploma.

COMBINED FICTION WRITING & FREELANCE JOURNALISM COURSE £350.00

Combined Fiction Writing & Freelance Journalism

Approximate Study Time: 140 Hours (Self Study) Buy Now More Info

Buy our Freelance Journalism and Fiction Writing Courses together for only £350.00. A Saving of £150.00! On successful completion of these course materials students will be awarded with accredited Level 3 Freelance Journalism & Fiction Writing certificates of achievement.

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