Adult Skills and Community Learning

Our health and social care courses will help you to develop the knowledge and skills needed to work with some of the most vulnerable people, including the elderly, children and adults with learning disabilities.

Introductory courses

Our free 5 week courses introduce the roles and responsibilities of a social care worker and discuss the range of places you might work. They're ideal if you're considering a role in health and social care or are returning to learning.

Level 1

An ideal stepping stone if you'd like to work in social care with either children and young people or adults. You'll go into more depth about the roles in social care and the impact that your work with vulnerable people can have. This course is an excellent preparation for higher level study on a vocational programme.

Level 2

A Level 2 qualification is suitable if you're working or will be working under supervision. They'll either qualify you to work with adults or children and young people in residential care.

The course will cover the information you need to work in a range of settings and will allow you to explore your options.

At Level 2 you'll be using your knowledge, skills and ideas to complete clear tasks and tackle straightforward problems. This includes taking responsibility for completing tasks under guidance, while showing you can also think independently.

Level 3

The Level 3 qualification will develop your knowledge and skills further to enable you to work in a lead adult care role. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health and social care procedures. This qualification also aligns to the Apprenticeship Standard for Lead Adult Care Workers.

Learn more about our courses in our video below.

Health and social care video

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