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Forestry & urban forestry distance learning opportunities

Distance learning is a method of learning that doesn’t require you to attend a specific education establishment and allows you complete work at a time more suited to you. This flexible approach to learning can be delivered via a range of different methods. Distance learning provides learners with the opportunity to work at a pace they can manage while combining their studies with work or other daily commitments.

Distance learning providers will ether send you learning materials to complete at home or will provide you with access to learning materials on line (e-Learning). Distance learning courses in most cases are still recognised qualifications but you should check with the provider before undertaking any qualification.

Distance learning methods

  •  E-Learning; E-Learning is electronic learning, typically delivered via computers to enable courses to be more accessible. This allows theoretical subjects to be delivered to learners who can’t attend classroom based teaching and thus reduce barriers to learning that may exist for some.
  •  Written material; Distance learning via written material is home-based learning, typically delivered via learning packs that are sent to your home. This allows the theory content of any qualification to be delivered to learners who wish to study at home at a pace more suited to them.
  •  Television programming; Involves a series of television programmes which are designed to convey the techniques and theory. These could be broadcast via cable or terrestrial channels or provided on video tape or DVD. For many years the Open University in the UK used this technique.

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