I have recently completed my Certificate in Security Management, this course comprises of the first two modules of a Masters Degree in Business Continuity and Emergency Responce. As with any distance learning course, the emphysis is on you the student to do all the heavy lifting, the tutor was very helpfull however unlike previous online courses I have completed there were no lessons that actually taught you anything. The student is just given assignments and it's up to you to come up the right way of doing things.
The course does require some on the job application, so if you are unemployed it may be a little harder.
Overall the course was very worth while as it has provided me with 60 Credits towards my MSc.