Our range of learning topics

Our training courses are short, typically taking just six to eight weeks to complete, although the exact length will depend on the individual and the delivery provider.

You will be required to do some self-guided learning. The learning units are accredited, meaning you will receive a unit qualification certificate on completion.

If you would like to register your interest for any of these courses and receive our course brochure, please get in touch.

Level 1 course to embed the care certificate

This course is suitable for new starters or as a refresher for those who have not had a chance to complete the Certificate. This covers the knowledge for 14 of the Standards of the Certificate with the added bonus of completing a Level 1 at the same time. This course is the knowledge component only and competence will still need to be signed off by workplace assessors.

Level 1 course on strengths-based and person-centred approaches

The aim of this course is to develop your awareness and knowledge of person-centred support in adult health and social care. By the end of the course, learners will be able to give examples of person-centred support for individuals and to outline the benefits.

Level 2 dementia awareness

This unit will enable you to gain knowledge of what dementia is, the different forms of dementia and how others can have an impact on the individual with dementia.

Level 2 autism awareness

The aim of this unit is to provide an introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions. It will provide you with key areas of knowledge and explores important themes such as individuality, communication, behaviour and person-centred support.

Level 2 learning disabilities and accessing healthcare

This unit covers the principles of supporting individuals with learning disabilities to access healthcare. It covers legislation, barriers to and functions of healthcare services, and plans for healthcare.

Level 2 learning disability support

This unit explores the meaning of learning disability and considers issues closely linked with learning disability support. It introduces themes of inclusion, human rights, advocacy, empowerment and active participation.

Level 2 end of life care

This unit explores how to respect and meet individual needs in end of life care. It includes the aims, principles and policies of end of life care, and an understanding of the differing perspectives of death and dying.

Level 2 understanding mental health

In this unit, you will learn what is meant by mental health and mental ill-health and its impact. You will also look at the legal frameworks that ensure high-quality care is provided.

Level 2 introduction to mental health, mental ill-health and wellbeing

The aim of this unit is to enable you to gain knowledge of what mental health, mental ill-health and wellbeing are. You will understand the mental health continuum and the causes of mental ill-health, as well as the social, personal and economic implications.

Functional skills: Maths

Functional Maths will teach you how to use numbers confidently and to apply number skills to a variety of situations and problems within your work setting, such as measuring medicine dosages or recording staff wages. You will learn number skills such as how to do calculations and understand measurements and timetables.

Functional skills: English

Functional English is based around real-life situations that you might encounter day-to-day or at work, such as writing a care plan, or reporting an incident. It focuses on developing everyday practical skills such as letter writing and report writing, and the use of formal and informal language.

Functional skills: ICT

Functional information communication technology (ICT) will teach you how to find and select information effectively, develop documents, manage data and complete tasks using appropriate software. It is based on real-life tasks such as updating digital handover notes or using remote monitoring systems.

Aspiring managers programme

This is a bespoke Level 4 programme suitable for staff who are either new in a management post or who aspire to progress into management. This programme typically takes 4 – 6 months to complete.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Team leadership
  • Regulatory processes
  • Performance management

There are six units in all.

This programme aligns to the Management Induction Standards.

Please note, you will not achieve a full Level 4 qualification. You will receive unit certification for the 6 units that you have completed. Should you ever wish to complete the full Level 4 qualification, these units will count towards the full qualification from the awarding body and you can speak to your delivery provider for further opportunities.

“My aim was to widen my knowledge and learn how to adapt myself with others and learn to be stronger in knowledge and expertise. It taught me to adapt my teaching styles and the ways in which I approach different issues and situations. I have been able to assist with more complex matters. Completing this course and understanding more about management and leading a team, I can get a true understanding of where to progress to.”

Care worker, who took part in the Level 4 Aspiring Managers programme