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20-hour Courses

Short Courses Online

Do you need a crash course in a subject? Possibly for an interview for a job, college or university? Are you looking to gain a good introduction to a subject of interest before committing yourself to a longer course and significant cost? If so, ADL's short online courses provide a bite size education in many subjects.

From Addiction Counselling to Wine and Beer Making, you will be surprised with the wide range of subjects to choose from. The courses can either be used to gain a quick understanding of a subject, or can act as introductory courses to our 100-hour Certificate programs, 400-hour Advanced Certificates, 600-hour Diplomas, 800-Hour Advanced Diplomas, or 1200-hour Higher Advanced Diplomas.

You can begin and finish your course at any time and you can even become knowledgeable about your choice of subject over a weekend if you want to. Here is what our 20-hour study programs have to offer:

  • All self-paced - (20-hours is a guide)
  • Automated online study programs
  • Lots of practical learning
  • Computer generated tests.
  • Leading to a Certificate of Completion

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Addiction Counselling 20 Hours Certificate Course

Addiction Counselling will give you a good grounding in the various types of addictions, their effects and counselling techniques to help addicts, plus friends and families of addicts, to understand their condition better. Helping others to understand the addictive process is very important.

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£99.00
Animal Behaviour and Psychology 20 Hours Certificate Course

What makes animals tick? This short course will help you to decode the behaviour of your pet or other animals, for example: how to tell the difference between a domesticated cat and a feral cat, whether animals feel grief and joy, or interpreting anger in baboons.

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£99.00
Animal Health and Welfare 20 Hours Certificate Course

Animal Health and Welfare Short Course. Learn how to be aware of the needs of animals and issues which can unduly influence their well-being. Caring for animals in an appropriate manner begins with the right knowledge and this course can provide a solid foundation.

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£99.00
Bees, Beekeeping and Honey 20 Hours Certificate Course

Bees, Beekeeping and Honey short online course. Learn to keep your own bees and make honey. This course will teach you: Bee biology, Different breeds, How to keep Bees, Producing honey, Other bee products are also included.

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£99.00
Behaviour Profiling 20 Hours Certificate Course

Being able to profile is a skill that extends beyond the scope of criminal investigations, it is also a vital skill in such fields as recruitment and human resources. By learning to profile you will be able to understand human behaviour better and gain insight into why people buy.

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£99.00
Caring for Chickens and Other Poultry 20 Hours Certificate Course

This guide for first-time chicken owners or prospective buyers is a brilliant introduction to the field. Over this course, you will become familiar with the intricacies of caring for chickens, recognising breeds, health and nutrition, health care, general management of a flock and industry services.

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£99.00
Caring for Horses 20 Hours Certificate Course

The average owner will spend more time grooming and cleaning their horse than riding it, which is why it is important that the time is spent doing this is used to good effect. This course will provide you with the skills to appropriately carry out essential housekeeping tasks.

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£99.00
Consumer Behaviour 20 Hours Certificate Course

Consumer Behaviour short online course: Why do Customers buy? The psychological processes involved? A good grasp of consumer psychology is essential, if you want to be the very best in the advertising, marketing, or sales fields.

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£99.00
Counselling Practice 20 Hours Certificate Course

Start to develop your counselling skills, to help friends and family through the challenges that life throws at them. Informal counselling between individuals, happens on a day-to-day basis and so if you like to listen to others, then this is an excellent course to do.

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£99.00
Creative Writing Basics 20 Hours Certificate Course

Creative Writing Basics short online course. Develop your creative juices into writing fiction or non-fiction. Have you ever had a secret desire to become a writer? Creative writing has normally been associated with novels and short stories.

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£99.00
Designing Gardens 20 Hours Certificate Course

Create the garden of your dreams by gaining the knowledge and skills taught in this course, which you can take over a couple of weeks, or even as a project for the weekend. Garden design can be challenging, but rewarding and Designing Gardens will help you to tap into your creativity.

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£99.00
Improve Your English Grammar 20 Hours Certificate Course

Learn How To Improve Your Grammar Skills. Enhance your writing and communication abilities. We all use language in some form and we combine words to effectively communicate with others, both in the written and spoken forms.

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£99.00
Plant Health 20 Hours Certificate Course

This Study Guide will help in the identification of these problems. Without correct identification, it would be very difficult to suggest a suitable method of control. For example...

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£99.00
Plant Taxonomy 20 Hours Certificate Course

The scientific identification of plants, named Plant Taxonomy, is a vital in the agricultural and horticultural industries, plus for anyone completing botany and science courses at college, university or via distance learning.................................................

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£99.00
Planting What Where 20 Hours Certificate Course

You can buy lovely plants on a whim only to have them die weeks or months after they are planted. Sound familiar? It takes a bit of...

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£99.00

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