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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  • Award in Drug and Alcohol Awareness Level 1
    Health and Social Care
    This online course is to raise you an awareness of: The impact of alcohol abuse on themselves and others. They will learn about the strength of different alcoholic drinks, the causes of excessive use of alcohol and will also learn about agencies that can help/support those abusing alcohol. The types of drug available, their effect on users and the impact of drug misuse on those linked to drug user, the user’s own health and finally, issues associated with withdrawal from drug use. 15 hours onl...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • The Waterside Centre
      TUE - 09/11/2021
      13:00 to 16:00
      4 week course
      10 Places Remaining
      Cost: £39.00
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      WED - 10/11/2021
      09:30 to 12:30
      4 week course
      7 Places Remaining
      Cost: £39.00
    • Online Course
      THU - 25/11/2021
      09:30 to 12:30
      4 week course
      14 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 1
    Health and Social Care
    This Level 1 introductory course provides you with a basic knowledge of the adult social care sector. It covers the type of job roles and services within it, the role of communication and the importance of valuing the individuals being cared for....
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • The Waterside Centre
      THU - 23/09/2021
      13:00 to 16:00
      10 week course
      6 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      FRI - 05/11/2021
      09:30 to 12:30
      7 week course
      9 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Awareness of Protection and Safeguarding Adults, Children and Young People Level 1
    Health and Social Care

    Online
    Online
    The awarding body for this qualification is Cache and it will be accredited through Lancashire Adult Learning. The aim of this unit is develop the learner’s knowledge of protection and safeguarding in education, health and social care (adults, children and young people), early years and child care....
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 09/11/2021
      13:00 to 16:00
      2 week course
      14 Places Remaining
      Cost: £39.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Basic Awareness of Paediatric First Aid
    Health and Social Care

    Online
    Online
    This free online course 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 is 2.5 hours over one session / week....
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 01/11/2021
      12:30 to 14:30
      1 day course
      13 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      FRI - 05/11/2021
      12:30 to 14:30
      1 day course
      15 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Basic Mental Health
    Health and Social Care
    ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Rossendale Leisure Trust
      FRI - 08/10/2021
      10:00 to 12:30
      1 day course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Basic Mental Health Course
    Health and Social Care

    Online
    Online
    The purpose of this short course is to build on the theory explored in the minibite session. It has an educational focus, with learners researching and evaluating a range of mental health online resources, using a blended learning approach. Topics include mindfulness, relaxation techniques, yoga, nutrition, talking therapies and much more, with links to apps and websites for further learning and support. How long is the course? 2.5 hours over one session / week. ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 24/11/2021
      10:00 to 12:30
      1 day course
      10 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      THU - 25/11/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Certificate in Skills for Health and Social Care Professions Level 2 - Healthcare Pathway
    Health and Social Care

    Online
    Online
    The awarding body for this qualification is Open Awards and it will be accredited through Lancashire Adult Learning. This individual unit is part of the Health Care Professions qualification suite at level 2. The aim of this course is to provide the learner with a clear understanding of their role in healthcare practice. You will gain an understanding of maintaining good health, the prevention of disease and you will also acquire a comprehensive knowledge of a specific/chosen health condition....
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 13/09/2021
      09:30 to 12:30
      13 week course
      13 Places Remaining
      Cost: £295.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Certificate in Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Level 2
    Health and Social Care
    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 qualificatio...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • The Waterside Centre
      TUE - 14/09/2021
      09:30 to 12:30
      13 week course
      11 Places Remaining
      Cost: £295.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Certificate in Understanding Common Health Conditions Level 2
    Health and Social Care
    ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      THU - 16/09/2021
      09:30 to 12:30
      13 week course
      15 Places Remaining
      Cost: £295.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent Level 2
    Health and Social Care
    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
    • The Waterside Centre
      WED - 15/09/2021
      09:30 to 12:30
      13 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £295.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs Level 2
    Health and Social Care
    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 qualificatio...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • The Waterside Centre
      TUE - 14/09/2021
      09:30 to 12:30
      13 week course
      This course is now full
      Cost: £295.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Dementia Awareness
    Health and Social Care

    Online
    Online
    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
    • Online Course
      MON - 01/11/2021
      17:30 to 20:00
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • DWP Swap for Health & Social Care
    Health and Social Care
    ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 08/11/2021
      09:30 to 15:00
      3 week course
      19 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • ELHT Kickstart SWAP Programme
    Health and Social Care

    Online
    Online
    ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 09/11/2021
      09:30 to 12:30
      5 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Emotional Resilience
    Health and Social Care

    Online
    Online
    The aim of this short online course is to provide the you with your understanding to identify your own personal strengths and weaknesses in relation to their emotional resilience. It also helps you to examine things that can be done for improvement in this area and developing an action plan and how to implement this. 12 hours online flexible learning....
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      23/11/2021
      19 Places Remaining
      Cost: £29.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Equality & Inclusion in Health & Social Care/Children & Young People Settings
    Health and Social Care
    ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • The Waterside Centre
      FRI - 05/11/2021
      13:00 to 16:00
      3 week course
      14 Places Remaining
      Cost: £39.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Get Into Counselling
    Health and Social Care
    The aim of this unit is to develop the learner’s awareness and knowledge of basic skills to get into counselling. How long is the course? The course content is designed to take around 10 hours to complete and learners will receive support to complete the course where necessary. 3 hours per week for 2 weeks plus some directed independent study ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      SAT - 02/10/2021
      09:30 to 12:30
      3 week course
      15 Places Remaining
      Cost: £45.00
    • Online Course
      SAT - 27/11/2021
      09:30 to 12:30
      3 week course
      16 Places Remaining
      Cost: £45.00
    • The Waterside Centre
      TUE - 30/11/2021
      13:00 to 16:00
      3 week course
      11 Places Remaining
      Cost: £45.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Get into Working in the Health & Social Care Sector
    Health and Social Care
    The aim of this unit is to develop the learner’s awareness and knowledge of basic skills to get into Health and Social Care. Recognise development of personal knowledge and/or skills to operate independently and effectively in life, learning and work How long is the course? The course content is designed to take around 15 hours to complete and learners will receive support to complete the course where necessary. Online live sessions are 3 hours per week for 3 weeks for online course and ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 22/11/2021
      13:00 to 16:00
      3 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £99.00
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      WED - 24/11/2021
      09:30 to 12:30
      4 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £99.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Health and Social Care Certificate Level 1
    Health and Social Care
    The purpose of this qualification is to introduce learners into health and social care. The course looks at types of organisations, roles and skills required as well as career opportunities across the sector. It will look at skills and knowledge to develop prior to moving into further employment or education....
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Accrington and Rossendale College
      MON - 20/09/2021
      17:00 to 20:00
      10 week course
      7 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Hub from Home - Health and Social Care Programme
    Health and Social Care
    The aim of this programme is to introduce learners to the Health & Social Care sector as an option for sustained employment. The course is designed to allow learners to understand what it takes to work in health and social care 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 pathwa...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      MON - 13/09/2021
      09:30 to 16:00
      10 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Infection Prevention and Control in Health and Social Care Level 2
    Health and Social Care
    The awarding body for this qualification is Open Awards and it will be accredited through Lancashire Adult Learning. This individual unit is part of the Health Care Professions qualification suite at level 2. The aim of this course is to provide the learner with a clear understanding of their role in infection prevention and control and its importance within Health and Social Care and Children and Young Peoples Settings. ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • The Waterside Centre
      TUE - 07/12/2021
      13:00 to 16:00
      3 week course
      19 Places Remaining
      Cost: £39.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Condition Level 1
    Health and Social Care
    The awarding body for this qualification is Cache and it will be accredited through Lancashire Adult Learning. The aim of this course is to provide learners with an understanding of Autism Spectrum Condition, person-centred approach and knowledge of the importance of relevant communication skills when working with individuals on the Autistic Spectrum....
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      THU - 02/12/2021
      13:00 to 16:00
      3 week course
      16 Places Remaining
      Cost: £45.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Introduction to Care Planning Skills
    Health and Social Care
    This unit provides learners with the knowledge and understanding required to facilitate working with individuals to carry out activities specified in their care or support plan, including person-centred assessment, planning, implementation and review. How long is the course? 3hrs Per Week for 8 weeks ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • The Waterside Centre
      THU - 14/10/2021
      09:30 to 12:30
      8 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Introduction to Dementia Level 1
    Health and Social Care
    This online course will provide learners with an understanding of dementia, a person-centred approach and knowledge of the importance of relevant communication skills when working with individuals ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • The Waterside Centre
      THU - 23/09/2021
      09:30 to 12:30
      3 week course
      18 Places Remaining
      Cost: £39.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Introduction to Disability
    Health and Social Care
    The awarding body for this qualification is Cache and it will be accredited through Lancashire Adult Learning. The aim of this course is to provide the learners with an introduction to Disability through looking more closely at three units/topics: Disability Awareness, Physical Disabilities and Learning Disabilities. Having a better awareness of disability, the impact it can have on individuals and how to effectively support individuals is beneficial for anyone working or volunteering in a p...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      THU - 04/11/2021
      09:30 to 12:30
      6 week course
      7 Places Remaining
      Cost: £99.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Introduction to Health & Safety
    Health and Social Care

    Online
    Online
    This session is designed to prepare learners for accredited progression to the L1 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace. The course will highlight the requirements of employees and employers implementing health and safety legislation within their respective roles. Topics covered include legislation (including criminal law, civil law and main regulations); Powers of the HSE / Enforcement Officers; Actions take in regards to non-compliance; Risk assessment analysis of each section. Upon comp...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      FRI - 19/11/2021
      10:00 to 12:30
      1 day course
      15 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Introduction to Supporting End of Life Care
    Health and Social Care
    The awarding body for this qualification is NCFE (CACHE) and it will be accredited through Lancashire Adult Learning. This qualification provides the opportunity to develop an understanding of different perspectives of death and dying and the impact it has on individuals. It covers the aims and principles of end of life care, communication factors, and how to access a range of support services in end of life care. The course will also enable learners to understand the processes of loss and grief...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      FRI - 05/11/2021
      09:30 to 12:30
      6 week course
      17 Places Remaining
      Cost: £149.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Lancashire Life Savers - Restart a Heart
    Health and Social Care
    ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 14/10/2021
      19:30 to 21:00
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Accrington and Rossendale College
      SAT - 16/10/2021
      10:00 to 14:00
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Burnley Campus Library
      SAT - 16/10/2021
      10:00 to 13:00
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Healthier Fleetwood
      SAT - 16/10/2021
      10:00 to 14:00
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • LCSFT SWAP Step into Care
    Health and Social Care

    Online
    Online
    ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 22/11/2021
      09:30 to 12:30
      4 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 1 Award in Caring for Children
    Health and Social Care
    ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Linkbridge Community Support Centre
      MON - 11/10/2021
      12:45 to 14:45
      8 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £149.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Mental Health Awareness Level 1
    Health and Social Care
    This online course will provide learners with and understanding of what is meant by the term 'mental health' and consider the definition and causes of mental health difficulties. Learners will also explore common perceptions of mental health difficulties and how stereotyping can affect people's perceptions. They will develop their knowledge of the rights of those who experience mental health difficulties and learn where appropriate support can be sought. Learners will also develop their awaren...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • The Waterside Centre
      TUE - 02/11/2021
      13:00 to 16:00
      4 week course
      16 Places Remaining
      Cost: £39.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Mental Wellbeing Minibite
    Health and Social Care

    Online
    Online
    In this stand-alone minibite session, learners will discuss the impact mental health can have on a wellbeing. Exploring strategies in order to deal with life’s ups and downs to maintain a healthy continuum. Learners wishing to progress after this taster session, would benefit from attending the basic mental health session. How long is the course? 2.0 hours over one session / week. ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 04/11/2021
      09:30 to 11:00
      1 day course
      14 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      WED - 10/11/2021
      09:30 to 11:00
      1 day course
      15 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      THU - 18/11/2021
      09:30 to 11:00
      1 day course
      9 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    Health and Social Care

    Online
    Online
    The awarding body for this qualification is Cache and it will be accredited through Lancashire Adult Learning. The aim of this course is to provide you with an understanding of ADHD, some of the possible causes, who can be affected by ADHD and also how it could be managed. ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 04/11/2021
      18:00 to 21:00
      2 week course
      17 Places Remaining
      Cost: £29.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
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