Ten Great Subjects For Home Learning


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Ever thought about learning new skills or changing career? One of the best ways to find out more about a subject is through a home learning course. Here are a few ideas of some of the best subjects you can immerse yourself in.


Complementary medicine has become hugely popular in recent years and aromatherapy is one branch that has attracted a large following. Discover everything from the physiological and psychological effects of aromatherapy massage to consultation techniques.

Manual bookkeeping course

If you run your own small business then one of the most important things you’ll need to master is how to keep track of your finances. With a manual book keeping course you could learn a range of skills that will no doubt prove to be invaluable.

Fiction writing

They say everyone has a book in them. Completing a course in fiction writing could help to provide you with the necessary skills to enable you to get that idea for a children’s book onto paper, or let your imagination run riot with a romantic novel.

Freelance journalism

Keen to become a professional hack and get your name on the front page? A home learning course in freelance journalism could be a great way to find out what the job entails and whether you’ve got what it takes to find a scoop when the editor is breathing down your neck!

Sports Massage

If you’ve ever wondered how the body’s muscles work and are keen to learn the various techniques used to treat athletes before and after events, then a home study sports massage course could be perfect. No previous knowledge is required and you can have a whole year to complete the course.

History A level

If you’ve a taste for the past and perhaps looking to take your studies on to a higher level at university, then a standard or fast track A-Level history course could be the perfect solution. You could learn about The Impact of Chairman Mao and the history of Britain between 1918 and 1964.

Forensic Science

Television programmes such as CSI have helped to bring the work of criminal investigators and forensic scientists into the homes of people around the world. A varied and constantly changing branch of science, the study of forensics and its everyday application in the world of criminal investigation is challenging and hugely rewarding.

Child care

There’s probably an awful lot more to childcare than you think and one of the best ways to find out more about how challenging and rewarding a career in childcare can be is to take a home study course. No matter whether you’re interested in becoming a nursery nurse or a child psychologist, there’s a course out there for you.

IT course

There are few roles these days where computers don’t play any kind of role. A distance learning course is perfect for discovering more about how computers work and how they can be used to push your business or your career forward.


If you’ve ever dreamed of standing up in court and addressing a jury then a law diploma is a great way to get a foundation in the subject. Discover the intricacies of the court structure, find out about contract law, consumer law and criminal law, and what goes into preparing a case for court.


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