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If you live in Wales the Virtual College with learndirect can offer you a selection of short non accredited units. Unlike a Virtual College course learndirect units are not support by a real tutor however if you get stuck with the self study system we're only a phone call or email away. Whether you’d like to improve your employability skills, or complete an IT course, we have a range of flexible online courses to suit all your needs. Before you start, we’ll find out why you want to learn and suggest which of our courses are best for you. All learndirect courses are accessed via the internet and can be studied anywhere in Wales.
The Virtual College is working with learndirect to encourage people to learn new skills for work and leisure purposes via the Internet. Through the learndirect portfolio of over 800 on-line courses, more than 40,000 people in Wales have used the service to gain new skills. By using today’s technology to deliver learning via the internet, learndirect is breaking the barriers that many people face to learning: lack of time, money and fitting in around family and other commitments. By learning online with learndirect, people can learn at a time, place and pace that are convenient for them.
We can offer hundreds of courses with computing, life skills and employability being the most popular. All levels of students are catered for and each course is broken down into bit-sized chunks making it easier for people to learn at their own pace.
If you would like to try a learndirect course and are worried about studying at home without any support why not visit one of our learndirect centres?


The most popular courses last year were Everyday IT, Introducing Computers and Electronic Communication all of which are designed to help students who would like to develop an interest in using a computer to gain access to the Internet, use e-mails and write letters. Sometimes, students want to develop their knowledge of computers to help them in their work but often they want to catch up with the technology so than can contact family and friends more easily.
Another great area of student interest is Employability these courses are ideal if you are currently looking for work or think its time for a career change. Learn new practical skills in writing your CV and making that good first impression in interviews.
Access to learndirect courses can be from home, college or your local library.

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How to Apply


For more information on various courses visit the learndirect website www.learndirect.co.uk or contact Karen Thomas on 01554 748078 or emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.