These are normally in the evening and up to 12 weeks in duration. The Open University offers short course, certificates and diplomas of higher education and degree courses. Distance learning Distance learning is a way to learn new skills and complete courses online, so you don't have to attend a college or university. There are also opportunities to receive funding towards your studies through scholarships, bursaries and loans. These can vary in duration from one day to one year and beyond. Visit UCAS to search for university courses, teacher training programmes, apprenticeships and courses for 16 to 18 year olds throughout the UK. ICS Learn offers a range of online training and qualifications to help develop skills and further your education. Adult learners who study with us at Writtle have the flexibility to study on either a full-time or part-time basis and we have a wide range of suitable courses depending on your needs. Are you looking to study at Degree level?