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This range of nationally recognised courses have been chosen to complement your work, career and progression. At the same time, these courses are being offered to anyone who is starting their career or looking to change careers.

Flexible Distance Learning Courses

Employability Skills

Creating a Business Start-Up

Digital Skills for Work

Information, Advice or Guidance (IAG)

Lean Organisation Management Techniques

Principles of Team Leading

Principles of Business Administration

Business Improvement Techniques

Understanding Data Protection and Data Security

Equality & Diversity

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Course details

Building Heroes is now an approved NCFE Centre and is offering the following range of flexible distance learning courses to you, your family and friends. These Vocational-Related Qualifications (VRQs) have been chosen to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to gain employment, pursue different career paths, and advance your career. VRQ's provide a flexible approach to learning and as they are online, you can complete them when they suit you. We are able to offer for some of the qualifications to be completed via paper-based but this by exception only.

Each of these courses have a duration of 5-8 weeks depending on your individual circumstances.

These courses are free of charge, with the agreement that you complete in a timely manner.

You can complete as many courses as you would like with Building Heroes, however we do ask that you only complete one course at any time.

On successful completion of your course, you will be awarded a nationally recognised qualification certificate of achievement that looks great on your CV.

Take a look at the range of courses and see whether there is something you are interested in. If there is, just click on the button to 'Apply now' on the course you are interested in and complete the application form.

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Learning pathway

Applicants must commit to completing the qualification within a maximum of 8 weeks of being enrolled and will receive a certificate when successful.

NCFE Level 2 Award in Employability Skills
LAR Course Code: 
601/4664/3
Course delivery:
Online/ Paper-based by exception

This course is for you if you are looking to develop and enhance your skills required for the working environment. It will help you to build your confidence for employment and motivation. As part of the course, you will also learn how to improve your communication skills and personal effectiveness. You will also have an opportunity to review your CV, write job applications and prepare for interviews.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creating a Business Start-up
LAR Course Code: 
603/3632/8
Course delivery: 
Online/Paper-based by exception

If you are looking to start your own business, or already have a business but want to develop and progress your business plans, this is the course for you. It will help you to explore business ideas and select the most appropriate options to develop. As part of the course, you will also learn about marketing your business and important legal and financial regulations that you need to comply with.

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Digital Skills for Work
LAR Course Code: 
603/3114/8
Course delivery: Online/Paper-based by exception.

Latest figures predict that within 20 years, 90% of all jobs will need some form of digital knowledge. This course will enhance your competency in digital literacy skills, supporting you within your current role or giving you the opportunity for progression into a role where digital skills are required. You will learn to understand how to protect devices and data, communicate socially and professionally using technology and how to apply digital skills in personal and business situations.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance (IAG)
LAR Course Code: 601/4321/6
Course delivery: Online/Paper-based by exception

For anyone who is looking to offer clear and accurate information, advice, and guidance as part of their own business or as part of their role.  Learners will also gain an understanding of what can be shared legally and professionally.

This course covers communication techniques, interpersonal skills, and group interactions, along with how to manage information including storing and retrieving information in a way that complies with the law.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Lean Organisation Management Techniques
LAR Course Code: 601/2530/5
Course delivery: Online/Paper-based by exception

This course is aimed at those looking to improve business performance through continual professional development (Kaizen). It will help you understand the concept of a lean environment, lean organisational techniques, business improvement tools and techniques, their benefits, and develop an understanding of what makes an effective team.

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Team Leading
LAR Course Code: 603/3883/8
Course delivery: Online/Paper-based by exception

Strong team leadership is essential for providing guidance, direction and instruction within a group and inevitably leads to more effective teamwork and more motivated employees. Being able to manage a team effectively is critical in the current job market, where employee productivity and team outcomes are closely monitored. On this course you will learn the principles of team leading, gain an understanding of business and how to communicate work-related information.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration
LAR Course Code: 601/7071/2
Course delivery: Online/Paper-based by exception

This level 2 Business Administration course gives you the knowledge to work in a range of different environments in a business admin role. Whether you would like to brush up on your skills or pick up some new ones, this course will give you the knowledge you need to provide high-quality support to the business you work for. This fully online qualification will help you develop your knowledge of important administrative support tasks, including how to prepare and distribute business documents and how to manage diary systems and financing systems. 

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Business Improvement Techniques
LAR Course Code: 603/4306/0
Course delivery: Online/Paper-based by exception

Despite the recent economic difficulties, the trend to set up private sector businesses has been steadily increasing in the business population. Today’s global economy brings with it a wealth of new markets, shrinking profit margins and increasing operating expenses; the need for good business administration has never been greater. On this course you will learn the principles of providing administrative services, business documentation and information management, understand communication in a business environment, employer organisations and how to develop working relationships with colleagues.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Data Protection and Data Security
LAR Course Code: 603/3639/0
Course delivery: Online/Paper-based by exception

This fully online level 2 Course in Data Protection and Data Security will provide you with essential knowledge on data protection compliance. The qualification will help to develop your understanding of key data legislation such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act. You will learn the steps that organisations can take to protect data from common threats to ICT systems, as well as the consequences that failing to protect data can have for individuals and organisations.

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Equality & Diversity
LAR Course Code: 601/3145/7
Course delivery: Online/Paper-based by exception

Britain is a culturally diverse nation that respects and values the differences in people. Companies are legally required to follow a set of practices to tackle discrimination and ensure equality for their employees. If you want to learn about equality and diversity in different contexts, this course will give you a great understanding of the different issues affecting equality and diversity in society today. You will gain an insight into the wide-ranging legislation that's needed to create a workplace centred on fairness, dignity and respect.

The application process

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We will send you an email within 48 working hours confirming receipt of your application

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You will be contacted by a member of Building Heroes to check eligibility and that the course is suitable for you.

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You will then be sent an email with the details of your Assessor, a Learner Handbook and login details and guidance for the E-Assessor platform where you will complete your qualification.

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The Assessor will contact you prior to you starting the course, to make sure you are happy and go through how your learning and assessment will take place.

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You can start your course immediately. Support is provided as needed.

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You apply for the course through our website today.
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We will send you an email within 72 working hours confirming receipt of your application

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You will be contacted by a member of Building Heroes to check eligibility and that the course is suitable for you.

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You will then be sent an email with the details of your Assessor, a Learner Handbook and login details and guidance for the E-Assessor platform where you will complete your qualification.

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The Assessor will contact you prior to you starting the course, to make sure you are happy and go through how your learning and assessment will take place.

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You can start your course immediately. Support is provided as needed.

What next?

Progression

If you have enjoyed your course and would like to do another one, please feel free to apply. We can also provide information, advice and guidance about further learning, career pathways and job opportunities.

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Flexible Distance Learning Courses

We will send you an email within 48 working hours confirming receipt of your application.

We will send you an email within 72 working hours confirming receipt of your application.

We will send you an email confirming receipt of your application.

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