Your course learning materials are 100% online so you can choose to study in the evenings, weekends, or whenever is convenient for you.
Distance learning courses follow the standard semester calendar, meaning that throughout the year there will be set study weeks where you are expected to complete the weekly content. You will have set deadlines for exams/assessments/resits. You will have holidays which follow the standard British higher education holiday period (such as time off over Christmas and Easter).
For distance learning courses, there is usually a start date in September and sometimes an alternative start date in February. Please visit the course page and select distance learning as the study option to find out the start date of that particular course. You can also enquire on the course page to find out more about start dates and study periods.