We have listed below some of the key organisations that offer courses that are flexible and that you can do from home, many also offer advice on what to look for when picking a course.

We are aware that there are many courses that will be available to you locally and we hope to be able to signpost you to them in the near future

We would really like to hear from any single parents who have studied whilst being parents so we can share your experience with others.  Equally if you can recommend any particular organisation that you  have studied with we would be more than happy to add them to the list . Please email education@onlydads.org

Pitman Training

Pitman Training offers flexible learning solutions, giving you access to course materials online and on site in our countrywide Training Centres. Specialists in Bookkeeping, Accounting and Management Courses you are able to tailor your course around your time and study when you want to. Enquire today to change your career path for the better.

Home Learning

Taking the decision to study from home is a very rewarding one. However, we appreciate that home study requires a certain amount of self-discipline and motivation. So to help you succeed, we employ dedicated Tutors across a range of Academic Faculties, including IT and Computing, Accountancy, Book-Keeping, and Vocational, Business and Marketing. Highly motivated experts in their own field, and passionate about helping you succeed, they will provide positive encouragement every step of the way.

The Open University

Want to get a qualification that will help you develop or change your career? Learn a subject in depth? The Open University – voted top for student satisfaction for three years running – could provide the flexibility, the qualifications and the top-class teaching you’re after. For most courses you don't need any previous qualifications. And with our world-leading blend of supported open learning and innovative course materials, you’ll get an exceptional learning experience.


There is a lot of really useful information here including advice on choosing the right course and where to study.

Distance Learning Centre

The Distance Learning Centre provides courses for people of all ages who cannot access school/college or university. Visit their website for a very clear explanation of what they offer and how they can help.

National Home Study

The National Home Study College is one of the UK's leading Distance Learning Organisations. Whether you want to embark on a new career, have a desire to change direction or learn something new, or maybe even just pursue an interest, they can help you to achieve those goals.

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Home Learn carry information on a full range of online social work degrees

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