University of Derby

University of Derby

The University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) is the thriving distance learning division of the University of Derby.



UDOL is now one of the UK’s leading universities for online distance learning. Our aim is to inspire people to achieve more and realise their academic ambitions by offering a more flexible study option. 


We are dedicated to providing online learning degree courses, professional courses and CPD opportunities to people around the world. Our courses are studied entirely online, and study materials are available at any time via computer or mobile devices.


Online learning is a highly flexible way to further your skills and qualifications. With a busy life to juggle, home, work, friends and of course ‘you time’, it can be difficult fitting in a weekly visit to a local university. Studying online allows you to manage your studies around your commitments.


Accredited Courses


Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies such as The Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and the Institute of Hospitality. 


How online learning works at UDOL


Online learning allows you to develop a whole new international network of like-minded people in similar roles, enabling you to exchange ideas, share best practice and of 

University of Derby have 34 course(s) available
  • Online
  • £350
  • 4 units, 5 hours of study per unit
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Social Care

This Child and Adolescent Mental Health short course from University of Derby will provide you with the opportunity to further develop your knowledge of child and adolescent mental health and the strategies that you may consider when working with a child or young person with a mental health disorder.

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  • Online
  • £350
  • 4 units, 5 hours of study per unit
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Child Care

During this Social Pedagogy: Providing Children and Young People with Nurturing Care and Education short course from University of Derby , you will gain valuable insight and understanding of social pedagogical approaches which you can then use when working with and caring for children and young people. You will learn about tools and techniques...

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  • Online
  • £350
  • 4 units, 5 hours of study per unit
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Teaching

The aim of this Introduction to Innovative 21st Century Teaching course from University of Derby is to provide you with skills to adapt to the changing role of the teacher within the ever changing digital landscape and for you to be able to demonstrate your new found confidence in technology enhanced learning in the classroom. Additionally,...

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  • Online
  • £350
  • 4 units, 5 hours of study per unit
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Finance

This Finance for Non-Financial Managers course from University of Derby is intended to provide a practical and engaging learning experience for managers and professionals who have little or no interaction with finance in the workplace.

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  • Online
  • £350
  • 4 units, 5 hours of study per unit
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Business

This Leading for Results and Change course from University of Derby focuses on you as a leader and how you can support and lead through change. The majority of us will have experienced technological change at work; computers and technology have changed the way we communicate, how we gather knowledge, what information we gather, how we gather it,...

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  • Online
  • £95
  • 4 units, 5 hours of study per unit
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Health & Safety

This short professional development course will provide you with the opportunity to further develop your knowledge of diabetes within a biopsychosocial model of health. By applying this model to the care of patients with diabetes you will have the opportunity to consider a truly holistic approach to patients who have type II diabetes offering...

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  • Online
  • £350
  • 4 units, 5 hours of study per unit
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Business

During this professional development course, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how it broadens the concept of data into new areas of cyber and biometric information and coincides with significant changes in which cybercrime operates. You will learn how GDPR affects you and your...

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IFRS 16 Leases

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  • Online
  • £75
  • 2 Units, 3 hours of study per unit
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Business

During this professional development course, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of IFRS 16 Leases. You will learn how IFRS 16 affects the way businesses currently report on leases, whilst reflecting on the impact of the elimination of the concept of operating and finance leases from the perspective of the lessee, as well as...

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  • Online
  • £350
  • 4 units, 5 hours of study per unit
  • Online/Distance Learning
  • Teaching

This is a practical course, during which you will create online educational resources to share with colleagues to obtain their views and feedback. You will explore the opportunities and challenges of online teaching and will understand what it takes to teach online as well as what it is like to be an online learner. These experiences will help...

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Within all health care environments, practitioners are at the forefront in caring for the dying patient. They are also required to work closely with family members in order to support them through the process of the illness and subsequent bereavement. Managing symptoms, supporting client and carers and utilising one’s own and others’...

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