Health and Social Care

If you are considering a career in Health and Social Care, we have a range of learning opportunities available to you.  

The courses we have on offer are designed to introduce you into the Health and Social Care sector as a career with opportunities to progress either into employment or higher level study.

Our courses are designed to enable you to gain skills and knowledge from introductory level through to Level 2 and beyond, allowing you to progress towards your career goals.  

Many of our programmes are delivered at The Waterside Centre in Accrington or Lancashire Adult Learning at Northlight in Brierfield, with many online options available as well as evening classes.  

Whatever your starting point, we will support you in your development towards achieving your goals. 

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  • An Introduction to Working in Mental Health L1
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    The aim of this programme is to introduce individuals to working in mental health as an option for sustained employment. The programme is designed to allow the individual to understand what it takes to work in mental health, including associated services linked to Mental Health, such as Drug and Alcohol services. As part of the programme, learners will complete a number of short courses in a range of subjects to upskill in sector-specific topics to improve knowledge, skills and behaviours for ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      - 09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Award in Nutrition and Health Level 1
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This qualification is designed for learners who want to increase their knowledge of nutrition and health. These may be learners who wish to access this training with a view to progressing to further qualifications or employment within health and social care, to complement other qualifications within health or health and social care, or to develop in their current job role within health and social care. ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      MON - 10/06/2024
      09:30 to 12:30
      6 week course
      9 Places Remaining
      Cost: £45.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Award in the Introduction to Mentoring
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    The aim of this course is to introduce the learners to the role of a mentor including the advantages and disadvantages of mentoring. They will then look at mentoring agreements and explore the difference between informal and formal agreements. Finally, they will investigate the support available to mentors.  Learners will look at the role that effective communication plays in successful mentoring and explore the setting in which mentoring may be put into practice.  These may be learners wh...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      TUE - 18/06/2024
      09:30 to 12:30
      6 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £45.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Basic Awareness of Paediatric First Aid
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered either online or in venue

    Online or in Venue
    Online or in Venue
    This free course (for Lancashire residents) will provide learners with the knowledge and basic lifesaving skills needed to assess and respond to a child or infant that is unresponsive and not breathing. The skills will include how to deliver cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a child and baby and how to access and use a defibrillator. Learners will also be able to recognise and treat choking. This course can be accessed either as a live online course or alternatively in a classroom face to f...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 19/06/2024
      09:30 to 12:30
      1 day course
      10 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Clitheroe Library
      WED - 03/07/2024
      10:00 to 13:00
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Freckleton Library
      TUE - 16/07/2024
      10:00 to 13:00
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Dementia Awareness
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This programme provides an overview of Dementia and is delivered by a dementia champion. All participants have the opportunity to become Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends. ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Great Harwood Library
      THU - 04/07/2024
      09:30 to 12:30
      1 day course
      Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Introduction to Health Pathways (for speakers of other languages)
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This course has been designed to give learners the skills and knowledge so they can communicate effectively and independently with healthcare providers, read health-related information, and make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing. This will ensure that they can access the right care and resources at the right time, promoting not only their own health & wellbeing but also the health of their families. ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Sahara in Preston Ltd
      MON - 24/06/2024
      09:30 to 11:30
      2 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Introduction to Safeguarding in a Healthcare setting
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    The aim of this unit is to develop the learner’s knowledge of protection and safeguarding in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare. These may be learners who wish to access this training with a view to progressing to further qualifications or employment within health and social care, to complement other qualifications within health or health and social care, or to develop in their current job role within health and social care. ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      FRI - 28/06/2024
      09:30 to 15:00
      1 day course
      19 Places Remaining
      Cost: £25.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 1 An Introduction to Special Educational Needs (SEN)
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    The aim of this programme is to introduce individuals to working with children and young people, primarily with disabilities and/or learning difficulties as an option for sustained employment. If you are looking to work in an environment that supports children, young people or adults with learning difficulties or disabilities this 12-week programme may be for you. The programme is one day a week and will focus on a range of topics to build skills, knowledge and behaviour to progress towards wo...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      - 09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 1 An Introduction to Working in Counselling
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    The aim of this programme is to introduce learners to the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work, and some of the approaches that underpin the use of these skills. This 12-week programme designed to introduce you to the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to use counselling skills in everyday life and work, and the approaches that engage in helping to interact appropriately. Developing knowledge around a person-centred approach, safeguarding and the communication skills requ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      - 09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 1 An Introduction to Working in Health and Social Care
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    The aim of this programme is to introduce individuals to both the healthcare and adult social care sector as an option for sustained employment.

    The programme is designed to allow the individual to understand what it takes to work in health and social care settings and the many employment options within the sector. As part of the programme, learners will complete short courses in a range of subjects to upskill and increase knowledge in sector-specific topics to improve opportunities for progressing into a number of employment pathways.

    The design of the programme was in collaboration with employers and other stakeholders to create a programme that would prepare learners for progression either to a higher level or into sustained employment. As part of the programme, you will have the opportunity to meet a number of organisations with a range of vacancies which we will support you both with placement opportunities and support with preparation in the application and interview process.

    As this programme is aimed at progressing individuals into employment within the sector, guaranteed placement opportunities will also be available in a range of healthcare and adult social care environments.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      - 09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 1 Introduction to Safeguarding in a Healthcare Setting
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    The aim of this unit is to develop the learner’s knowledge of protection and safeguarding in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare. These may be learners who wish to access this training with a view to progressing to further qualifications or employment within health and social care, to complement other qualifications within health or health and social care, or to develop in their current job role within health and social care. ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      - 02/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 1 Mental Health Support Worker Work Ready Programme
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    The aim of this programme is to support and prepare learners in gaining employment as a Mental Health Support Worker in a secure mental health setting part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust. The course is designed to allow learners to understand what it takes to work in a Mental Health setting whilst supporting them to gain relevant qualifications for the role of a Mental Health Support worker. As part of the programme, learners will complete short courses in a range ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      - 02/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    The awarding body for this qualification is Cache and it will be accredited through Lancashire Adult Learning. The purpose of this qualification is to increase the learner’s knowledge and awareness of the Prevent Duty and safeguarding, including online safety. By completing the qualification, learners will develop knowledge of safeguarding in an environment where they have a duty of care....
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      - 02/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Counselling Pathway (daytime and evening classes available)
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This qualification will introduce learners to using counselling skills and personal development. The course is useful for anyone who would like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or a personal capacity. This qualification does not qualify learners to practise as a counsellor....
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      - 09/09/2024
      18:00 to 21:00
      20 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      - 13/09/2024
      09:30 to 15:30
      13 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Essential Study Skills in Health and Social Science Professions
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This programme is aimed primarily at individuals who wish to pursue a career in one of the health or social science professions which require academic study at a university centre. This one-year programme aims to build a foundation of knowledge and understanding in an academic area, with a focus on: Health, Psychology and Sociology. During this programme individuals will prepare for higher level study and build the confidence, skills, knowledge and understanding required to progress on to Leve...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      - 02/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Healthcare Pathway - Common Health Conditions
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    The purpose of this course is to give individuals either currently working in, or intending to work in, adult health and social care an awareness of a range of common health conditions. This qualification aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of: various common health conditions monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions. This course will equip you with a knowledge and skills in relation to an awareness of the support required for a range of common health condi...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      - 02/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Mental Health Pathway (CYP) - Children and Young People's Mental Health
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    The awarding body for this qualification is Cache and it will be accredited through Lancashire Adult Learning. This qualification is designed for a wide range of learners who wish to understand the approaches to care and support of those with mental health problems. This qualification aims to raise awareness of: · The role of the mental health worker · The process and approaches involved in the care and support of those who experience mental ill-health. The objective of this qualification ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      - 02/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Mental Health Pathway - Mental Health Awareness
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This programme provides learners with an awareness of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill health. These may be learners who wish to access this training with a view to progressing to further qualifications or employment within health and social care, to complement other qualifications within health or health and social care, or to develop in their current job role within health and social care....
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      - 02/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 SEN Pathway - Certificate in Understanding Autism
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      - 02/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Social Care Pathway - Healthcare Professions
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This course aims to give learners working in or intending to work in Social Care services an understanding of healthcare practice, duty of care and person-centred approaches, to support their role in the workplace. The following key units have been selected and combined to form a full Level 2 Certificate: Health Care Practice Investigating a Career Introduction to duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s settings Understand person-centred approaches in ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      - 02/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Substance Misuse Pathway
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This level 2 qualification has been designed to give learners an understanding of how to recognise and respond to substance misuse, solvents and volatile substance misuse, and options and interventions for those affected by substance misuse....
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      - 02/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      - 02/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This online course is designed to enable learners to develop knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with dementia. Successful completion of the units will allow learners to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of dementia and its effects.

    This qualification is designed for learners who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of dementia and dementia care.

    This qualification allows you to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of dementia to support individuals diagnosed with dementia.

    Achievement of this qualification will help support progression into a variety of job roles and occupational areas within health and social care, or roles in other sectors which support people with dementia.

    If you’re aged 19 or over, you could access a level 3 qualification for free. This is part of the support available from the government to help you gain the skills you need to get the job you want - whatever your stage of life.

    A level 3 qualification is equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma, or A levels.

    The qualifications could help you:

    Gain skills that employers value
    Improve your job prospects
    Earn a higher wage

    If you’re eligible, you will not have to pay for your level 3 qualification. The government will pay the course fees. For more information, and to check the full eligibility criteria see the Lifetime Skills Guarantee

    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      - 02/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills (daytime and evening classes available)
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This Diploma aims to provide learners with in-depth knowledge of the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work and the approaches that underpin the use of these skills. This qualification does not qualify learners to practise as a counsellor. Learners on this course come with three different main aims. • To progress onto a first degree or other higher education course within the field (i.e. you want a career in counselling and need a degree) • To prepare for a post graduate qu...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Accrington & Rossendale College
      - 09/09/2024
      13:30 to 16:30
      37 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    • Accrington & Rossendale College
      - 09/09/2024
      18:00 to 21:00
      37 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £TBC
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Online Introduction to Deaf Awareness and BSL
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    In this one-off session you will be introduced to deaf awareness and British Sign Language (BSL) You will identify the barriers the deaf community face on a daily basis communicating in a hearing world. This session will cover tips on how to communicate more effectively with all deaf people. It will also teach you how to introduce yourself using British Sign Language and show you how you can continue to learn BSL independently after the session. Sessions are delivered online and is a one-off...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 24/06/2024
      18:00 to 19:30
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      WED - 03/07/2024
      16:00 to 17:30
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Prepare to Learn - Building confidence and resilience
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This programme aims to build confidence and prepare learners for first steps back into education and study. During the course learners will reflect on their key skills and areas for development and devise an action plan to support them in reaching their education and employment goals. Key skills will be embedded within the learning including ICT, teamworking, time management and communication. This course is a great way of taking first steps into adult education. ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      THU - 20/06/2024
      13:00 to 16:00
      3 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £25.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Study Skills for Progression - Level 3 and beyond
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    The Study Skills for Progression course is aimed at anyone who is planning to start a Level 3 or Access course in September 2023. This course will develop a range of study skills to support the learning transition to Access and other Higher Education courses. Our friendly and experienced tutors will introduce key skills such as academic writing, referencing and practical ICT to prepare learners for their next steps.  Learners will be given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the f...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Accrington & Rossendale College
      WED - 24/04/2024
      09:30 to 12:30
      12 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
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