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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Accrington & Rossendale College
Bamber Bridge Library
Burnley Central Library
Burscough Library
Carr St Community Centre Bamber Bridge
Cleveleys Group Practice
Clitheroe Library
Coppull Library
Euxton Parish Community Centre
Haslingden Library
Haworth Art Gallery, Accrington
Heysham Library
Intact Centre - Preston
Kingsfold Library
Lancashire Adult Learning
Lancashire Archives
Leyland Library
Longridge Library
Longton Library
Mazuma Stadium Morecambe Football Club
Nelson and Colne College
Online Provision
Ormskirk Library
Oswaldtwistle Library
Pendle Yes Hub Active Lancashire
Penwortham Community Centre
Poulton Library
Preston Quaker Meeting House
Pukar Disability Resource Centre
Rawtenstall Library
Rishton Library
Sahara in Preston Ltd
Shout Connect Meeting Rooms Preston
St Laurence's Church Hall - Chorley
Stubbylee Community Greenhouses & Events
The Place Community Centre Leyland
Thornton Library
Various venues across Lancashire
Waterside Centre Accrington
West End Community Centre
Whalley Library
Whitworth Library
  • An Introduction to Special Educational Needs (SEN) Pathway
    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 work in care settings for individuals with a range of specialist needs.

    The design of the programme was in collaboration with a range of stakeholders to create a programme that would prepare learners for progression either to a higher level of education 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 care settings.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      FRI - 26/04/2024
      09:30 to 15:00
      11 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • 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 required in developing a career in a counselling capacity.

    This course does not qualify learners to practise as a counsellor.

    The programme was designed in collaboration with a range of stakeholders to create an introduction to counselling skills to prepare learners for progression into the level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills. Many of the skills developed during this programme can be used in everyday life in a number of roles, if you are looking to progress intro counselling services as a career, this is a good introduction for progression initially into level 2, level 3 and HE..
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      THU - 18/04/2024
      09:30 to 12:30
      12 week course
      16 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • 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
      TUE - 16/04/2024
      09:30 to 12:30
      12 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • An Introduction to Working in Mental Health
    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 the preparation of working in this area of healthcare/social care.

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

    As this programme is aimed at progressing individuals towards employment within the service, placement opportunities will also be available in a range of healthcare and adult social care environments to give you a taste of what it is like to work in the service.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      WED - 24/04/2024
      09:30 to 12:30
      12 week course
      16 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Basic Awareness of Paediatric First Aid
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    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 face.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Accrington & Rossendale College
      TUE - 16/04/2024
      13:30 to 16:30
      1 day course
      13 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Dementia Awareness and Embracing Memories
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    This session is intended to provide a basic understanding of dementia, how to support people with dementia and how objects can be used to trigger memories. It is suitable for members of staff, the public or volunteers who work in a care setting or for people who care for a person with dementia.

    It may also be suitable for someone with early stage dementia who can independently express goals and record achievements and who can independently compose and write labels - but please discuss this with the tutor before enrolment.

    An initial assessment form will be used to assess your starting point and personal goals. You will need basic literacy skills and may wish to take notes.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 13/05/2024
      10:00 to 12:00
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Get into Mentoring in Health & Social Care Settings
    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 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
      TUE - 11/06/2024
      09:30 to 12:30
      6 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £45.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Introduction to Nutrition and Health for Care Settings
    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
      18 Places Remaining
      Cost: £45.00
    = 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 - 14/06/2024
      09:30 to 15:00
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £25.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 1 Award in Alcohol Awareness (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This programme is designed for any learner that wants to gain awareness of the harmful effects of alcohol use, and engage learners in understanding issues that can impact on health and well-being.

    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
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      04/09/2023
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 1 Award in Alcohol Awareness (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This programme is designed for any learner that wants to gain awareness of the harmful effects of alcohol use, and engage learners in understanding issues that can impact on health and well-being.

    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
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This qualification is designed for learners looking to increase their knowledge and awareness of mental health. It will help the learner to develop their awareness of issues surrounding mental health and to know the rights of those with mental health issues.

    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
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      04/09/2023
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This qualification is designed for learners looking to increase their knowledge and awareness of mental health. It will help the learner to develop their awareness of issues surrounding mental health and to know the rights of those with mental health issues.

    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
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 1 Award in Substance Misuse (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This programme is designed for any learner that wants to increase their awareness of substance misuse.

    The course will develop their understanding as to why people use substances, the types of substances that are commonly misused and the factors that can influence the effects of substances. They will explore how media reporting affects people's perceptions of substance misuse and look into the risk factors and protective factors for substance abuse and ways to protect individuals from the risks involved and the barriers to making healthy choices.

    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
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      04/09/2023
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 1 Award in Substance Misuse (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This programme is designed for any learner that wants to increase their awareness of substance misuse.

    The course will develop their understanding as to why people use substances, the types of substances that are commonly misused and the factors that can influence the effects of substances. They will explore how media reporting affects people's perceptions of substance misuse and look into the risk factors and protective factors for substance abuse and ways to protect individuals from the risks involved and the barriers to making healthy choices.

    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
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection - (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This programme provides learners with the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the prevention and control of infection including legislation, policies, systems and procedures relating to prevention and control of infections.

    Also covers the importance of risk assessment and of using personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the causes and transmission on infection, cleaning, good waste management practice and decontamination. It will prepare individuals to progress to a qualification in the same or similar subject at a higher level and may contribute to developing skills and knowledge as they progress towards employment
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This programme is designed for any learner that wants to raise their 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
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This programme provides learners with increased awareness of a range of common health conditions and their effects on individuals. Completing this qualification can support learners with moving into a healthcare role and gaining employment within the Health and Social Care sector.

    Learners will investigate a range of specific conditions in more depth and develop their understanding of how t support individuals with these conditions.

    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
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (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
    • Accrington & Rossendale College
      - 09/09/2024
      18:00 to 21:00
      20 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Accrington & Rossendale College
      - 13/09/2024
      09:30 to 15:30
      13 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This online course is designed for those who wish to develop their use of counselling skills in everyday life and work, and some of the approaches that underpin the use of these skills.

    This qualification gives learners the opportunity to investigate the knowledge and skills needed to use counselling skills and engage in a helping interaction appropriately.

    This qualification is useful for anyone who would like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or a personal capacity. These may be learners who wish to progress towards further qualifications or learners who wish to study this programme in order to complement other programmes (eg health and social care, children’s care, learning and development, voluntary and community work).

    This qualification does not qualify learners to practise as a counsellor.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Improving Personal Exercise (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This online course is designed for those who wish to learn how to improve their personal health and wellbeing. Completion of the course enables learners to gain knowledge and understanding of the positive effects of exercise on long-term health and well-being and implementing an exercise plan with the appropriate nutritional requirements.

    The objectives of this qualification are to help learners gain an understanding of:

    - Impact of diet, nutrition and exercise on their personal health

    - Safe and appropriate exercise

    - Importance of personal motivation and setting goals and targets.

    The course is accessed online via our learning platform, EQUAL.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This programme is aimed to support learners who work or volunteer in an advice role, in a range of areas from careers guidance or pastoral support in schools or colleges, to supporting clients in areas such as drug or alcohol rehabilitation services; with family or confidence issues and clients who require domestic abuse support. The focus is on determining the Clients requirements and ensuring relevant signposting or referral to other agencies
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health First Aid & Mental Health in the Workplace (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    The purpose of this programme is to give learners the skills to support colleagues with mental health problems. These skills will be gained by increasing the learner’s knowledge and understanding of mental health conditions and the principles of mental health first aid and how this can be implemented in the workplace.

    This qualification is suitable for learners who wish to raise awareness of mental health, creating a culture of care and the promotion of positive mental health. This course gives learners the opportunity to understand mental health, its associated care and how this can be applied to learners or colleagues in the workplace.

    This course may also be useful to develop your career further if you work in customer service, housing, voluntary sector, sport and recreation, hospitality or travel and tourism.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This programme is for learners who want to develop their understanding of Dementia and learn how best to support individuals affected by it. The course covers positive communication techniques and person-centred approaches that consider individual needs. Learners will explore how to provide professional and personal attention during the illness when individuals may be experiencing symptoms like confusion and forgetting things previously known just yesterday.

    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
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This programme is for learners who want to develop the skills needed to recognise and prevent radicalisation and extremism. Learners will learn about the principles of safeguarding and about the importance of the prevent duty and British values in society.

    Understanding safeguarding and prevention at level 2 can benefit the wider safeguarding practices within the workplace.

    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
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Self Harm, Suicide Awareness & Prevention (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    The purpose of this qualification is to educate individuals in spotting signs of self-harm and suicide and helping to prevent further harm by encouraging individuals to seek help. The qualification is designed to apply to a range of circumstances, including upskilling individuals with a safeguarding responsibilities in a range of workplace and community settings.

    The qualification is also designed to educate individuals of all ages; increasing knowledge and encouraging conversation in all aspects of society that could prevent individuals hurting themselves or deaths by suicide.

    This qualification is designed to reach many individuals to try to combat the rising rate of self-harm and suicide.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This programme is designed for any learner that wants to gain and understanding of autism and the principles of supporting autistic individuals.

    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
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children & Young Peoples Mental Health (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This qualification aims to develop learner’s knowledge and skills in the area of children and young people’s mental health. Learners will develop their understanding of the factors that can affect mental health and a range of conditions experienced by children and young people.

    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
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This online course is designed for a wide range of learners with some existing knowledge of this area who are interested in improving their understanding of nutrition and health.

    This course aims to give learners working in, or intending to work in, settings such as sport and recreation, exercise and fitness, hospitality and catering or healthcare an understanding of nutrition and health, to support their role in the workplace.

    Six mandatory units make up the qualification:

    Explore principles of healthy eating

    Consider nutritional needs of a variety of individuals

    Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet

    The principles of weight management

    Understanding eating disorders

    Principles of food safety for the home environment

    The course is accessed through our online learning platform, EQUAL. A range of learning resources and activities are included to develop knowledge behaviour and skills associated with supporting individuals with their nutrition in relation to their health.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = 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
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      TUE - 16/04/2024
      13:00 to 16:00
      12 week course
      18 Places Remaining
      Cost: £150.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate on Principles of Prevention & Control of Infection (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This programme prepares learners for tackling outbreaks of infection in hospitals and healthcare settings and develops their understanding of causes of infection, how it can be spread and controlled.

    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
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = 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
    This qualification will increase your knowledge and understanding of autism. By completing the qualification, you will develop in-depth knowledge of autism which could support progression onto appropriate qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care.

    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
    • Accrington & Rossendale College
      - 09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This online course is designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of autism.

    By completing the online course, you will develop in-depth knowledge of autism which could support progression onto appropriate qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care sector. Autism is described by The National Autistic Society as a complex, lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during early childhood and can impact a person's social skills, communication, relationships, and self-regulation. Individual preference regarding terminology used for an individual on the autism spectrum may vary and must be valued and respected.

    The course content, specification and associated materials are reviewed regularly to ensure that they remain fit for purpose, however, terms tend to change. The National Autistic Society provides a useful source for accurate terms and reference and can be found on their website.

    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
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This course is designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of mental health and mental wellbeing

    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
    • Accrington & Rossendale College
      - 09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health (EQUAL)
    Health and Social Care
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    This online programme is designed to increase learners knowledge and understanding of mental health and mental well-being. Successful completion of the required units will allow the learner to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of mental health.

    This flexible online course allows you to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of mental health and mental wellbeing to support individuals with mental health problems.

    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 mental health problems.

    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
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    This qualification enables 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.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Accrington & Rossendale College
      THU - 05/01/2023
      09:30 to 15:00
      20 week course
      16 Places Remaining
      Cost: £811.00
    = 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
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      09/09/2024
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
    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 qualification within the field (ie. you already have a (unrelated) degree but want to progress onto a MA in the field)
    • To increase skills and knowledge that will enhance your current role (i.e. professional development) and/or increase job opportunities.

    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
    • Accrington & Rossendale College
      - 09/09/2024
      18:00 to 21:00
      37 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
    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 qualification within the field (ie. you already have a (unrelated) degree but want to progress onto a MA in the field)
    • To increase skills and knowledge that will enhance your current role (i.e. professional development) and/or increase job opportunities.

    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
    • Accrington & Rossendale College
      - 09/09/2024
      13:30 to 16:30
      37 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Online Introduction to Deaf Awareness
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    In this online stand-alone session, you will be introduced to deaf awareness and British Sign Language (BSL). You will look at day to day life and the barriers the deaf community have in communicating with the hearing world. This session will give you an insight of the dos and don’ts and tips to support those with a loss of hearing, whether with individuals who were born deaf or whose who have had a loss of hearing later in life. This session will also give you the basic skills to communicate using British Sign language and how to develop yourself independently following the course.

    Sessions are delivered online and is a one-off 90 min sessions with further opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge further.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 07/05/2024
      10:00 to 11:30
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      WED - 08/05/2024
      18:00 to 19:30
      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
      TUE - 07/05/2024
      13:00 to 16:00
      3 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £25.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Step into ELHT - Preparation for Placement
    Health and Social Care
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    The aim of this programme is to introduce learners to East Lancashire NHS Healthcare Trust as an option for sustained employment and intensively prepare individuals for a two-week placement in the NHS in East Lancashire.

    This intensive course is designed to prepare individuals for a placement opportunity within one of ELHT facilities, aimed at developing skills towards becoming a Healthcare Support Worker. The week-long course will introduce individuals to working in the NHS, the core values, skills and qualities and the roles and responsibilities of an individual wanting to progress into a clinical environment.

    The programme will allow learners to understand what it takes to work in a hospital setting and the many employment options within the organisation. As part of the programme, learners will complete workshops on assessing current knowledge and experiences, identifying transferable skills and how to align these to the person specification of the Healthcare Support Worker.

    The design of the course is in collaboration with ELHT to create an intensive programme that would prepare learners to initially transition into a two-week placement to hopefully progress into a role whilst understanding the values of the organisation, whatever role they may want to work in.

    As part of the programme, you will be supported in your preparation for both interview and transition into placement/employment with sessions on interview skills, effective listening and how to conduct yourself to make the most of your opportunity.

    As this programme is aimed at progressing individuals into employment as a Healthcare Support Worker within the NHS, guaranteed placement opportunities will be available following success at the informal interview stage.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Waterside Centre Accrington
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 15/04/2024
      09:30 to 15:30
      1 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = 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 facilities within our University Centre and get to know other learners who may be studying alongside them in the next academic year.

    The programme is planned to run for 10 weeks, attending the venue for half a day each week.
    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
    = Can I get help with my fees?
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