Skills for Work

Skills for Work courses give students the skills to take steps towards and into employment with courses focused on improving and developing employment skills.

At present our online courses can only be accessed in the UK and some courses are restricted to residents of West Sussex (please enquire for details).


Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course. This qualification aims to assist learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of the principles of caring for those with dementia. It covers areas such as person-centred care, the influence of positive communication methods, issues relating to the use of medication for those with dementia and the importance of providing appropriate activities. The qualification doesn't infer competence in the work role, but can be used to support the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed for those working in or towards a dementia care role. To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care learners are required to successfully complete 7 mandatory units: • Unit 01 Dementia awareness • Unit 02 The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia • Unit 03 Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia • Unit 04 Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care • Unit 05 Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach • Unit 06 Understand behaviour in the context of dementia • Unit 07 Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care

Certificate in Customer Service for Health and Social Care Settings

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course. The objectives of this qualification are to help learners: • develop an awareness of customer service in health and social care • understand how to communicate effectively in a health and social care setting • understand the needs of customers who access health and social care services • understand teamwork in health and social care settings. Who is it suitable for? This qualification is designed for learners who want to develop an understanding of how to deliver effective customer service in health and social care settings.

Certificate in Common Health Conditions

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course. This qualification aims to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of: • various common health conditions • monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions. The purpose of this qualification is to give learners currently working in, or intending to work in, adult health and social care an awareness of a range of common health conditions. Learners may then progress to additional qualifications to gain a more in-depth understanding of specific health conditions. Who is it suitable for? This qualification is designed for learners looking to start work in, or already working in, health and social care, who would like an understanding of common health conditions and their effects on individuals.

Certificate in Understanding Autism

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course. This qualification aims to develop learners’ understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism - covering the person-centred approach and influence of positive communication methods, how to support positive behaviour, and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives. Who is it suitable for? This qualification is designed for learners who wish to develop an understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism. It’s useful for learners who provide direct support and those working in sectors such as: • healthcare • social care • leisure • entertainment • education and training • nursing. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above. To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism, learners are required to successfully complete 6 mandatory units: • Unit 01 Introduction to autism • Unit 02 Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism • Unit 03 Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism • Unit 04 Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism • Unit 05 Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism • Unit 06 Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives

Certificate in Creating a Business Start Up

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course. This qualification is designed for learners seeking the skills and knowledge needed to develop a business start-up. It will give learners an understanding of the initial processes and requirements of a business start-up, knowledge of the first steps in creating a business start-up, including the marketing, legal and financial requirements, and an understanding of how to write a business plan. This qualification will: • focus on the study of starting a business • support learners in creating a business plan. The objective of this qualification is to: • gain an understanding of the steps of creating and developing a business start-up • develop an awareness of business skills • increase self-awareness and aid personal development.

Certification in Information, Advice and Guidance

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course. This qualification is designed for those people who work in, or are looking to work in an information, advice or guidance role such as: • Careers Advisor • Counsellor • Customer Service Advisor • Debt Advisor • Employment Advisor • Help-desk Advisor • Housing Support Worker • Learning Support Worker • Legal Services Support Workers • Peer Mentor. with a range of employers such as: • local authorities • careers advice services • voluntary sector organisations • student services • citizen advice services • housing associations. This qualification aims to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of the key principles of information, advice or guidance and applying these within their own context. The objectives of this qualification are to prepare learners for further training and to support a role where learners may give initial information, advice or guidance to others

Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course. 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.

Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course. This qualification will be suitable for teaching staff, care staff or anyone looking to build their knowledge of dyslexia and other learning difficulties. The qualification would be suitable for those working within healthcare, social care and education contexts. You will learn about Specific Learning Difficulties (ADHD/ADD, Dyslexia, Developmental Coordination Disorder and Dyscalculia), how this affects individuals and those around them, the diagnosis and how to support individuals. The content of the course contains 5 sections: Section 1 – Understand Specific Learning Difficulties Section 2 – Understand the effects of Specific Learning Difficulties Section 3 – Understanding the diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties Section 4 – Understanding supporting individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties Section 6 – Understand the context of Specific Learning Difficulties

Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course. The aim of this qualification is to increase the learner’s knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health. By completing the qualification, learners will develop knowledge of mental health in children and young people which would support progression onto further qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sectors. Learners must achieve all of the mandatory units: • Unit 01 Understand children and young people’s mental health in context • Unit 02 Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health • Unit 03 Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns • Unit 04 Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns • Unit 05 Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns

Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course. This qualification provides an opportunity to study a range of topics from three main areas: child care and education, babysitting and parenting responsibilities. It contains all the units included in the Level 2 Award in Babysitting and the Level 2 Award in Preparation for the Responsibilities of Parenting. Additionally there are units covering learning, development and play.

Certificate in Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course. Level 2 Certificate in Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care - What does this qualification cover? This qualification aims to help learners develop: • a general understanding of different types of medication and their use • knowledge of the procedures for obtaining, storing, administering and disposing of medication • an understanding of legislation and the audit process related to medication and issues of responsibility and accountability • an understanding of the record-keeping process for medication. This is a knowledge-based qualification; achievement will not allow learners to be considered occupationally competent in the administration of medication. To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care, learners are required to successfully complete 4 mandatory units: • Unit 01 Understand medication and prescriptions • Unit 02 Supply, storage and disposal of medication • Unit 03 Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication • Unit 04 Record-keeping and audit processes for medication

Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course. 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. Who is it suitable for? 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. To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs, learners are required to successfully complete 5 mandatory units: • Unit 01 Understand the role of the mental health worker • Unit 02 Mental health and mental health issues • Unit 03 Understand duty of care in adult health and social care • Unit 04 Approaches to care and management in mental health • Unit 05 Understanding change and support in relation to mental health The objective of this qualification is to give learners working, or intending to work in a health or social care context, an understanding of approaches to supporting those with mental health needs. It will also enable learners to progress to other qualifications in healthcare and social care.

Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course. The purpose of this qualification is to increase learners' knowledge and understanding of common childhood illnesses to enable them to support the development and wellbeing of infants and children they support/care for. Who is it suitable for? This qualification is suitable for anyone looking to increase their knowledge of common childhood illness.

Certificate in Principles and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course. This Level 2 qualification aims to help learners to understand: • the meaning and importance of infection control • the causes of infections, the conditions in which they thrive and the ways that they can be spread • methods used to prevent and control the spread of infection. To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings, learners must achieve 4 mandatory units: • Unit 01 Principles of the causes and spread of infection in health care settings • Unit 02 Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings • Unit 03 Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings • Unit 04 Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care settings

Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course. This qualification is designed for anyone looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill-health. This qualification aims to raise awareness of mental health and a range of mental health problems. The objective of this qualification is to develop the learner’s understanding of a range of mental health problems, which could be used to support their role in the workplace or where they may work or interact with individuals with mental health problems. To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems, learners are required to successfully complete 13 mandatory units:  Understanding mental health  Understanding stress  Understanding anxiety  Understanding phobias  Understanding depression  Understanding post-natal depression  Understanding bipolar disorder  Understanding schizophrenia  Understanding dementia  Understanding eating disorders  Understanding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)  Understanding obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)  Understanding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Certificate in Principles of Care Planning

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course. This qualification aims to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of: • the principles and processes of person-centred thinking, planning and review • how to work with individuals to carry out activities specified in their care or support plan, including person-centred assessment, planning, implementation and review • the promotion of health and well-being through nutrition and hydration • supporting individuals to maintain personal hygiene • supporting individuals to manage continence and the use of continence equipment • supporting individuals with sleep. Who is it suitable for? This qualification will help learners to understand their role in supporting the preferences and needs of individuals in relation to their care or support, the development and implementation of care plans and contributing to the review of these by observing, monitoring and reporting on the care activities they’re responsible for. To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Care Planning, learners are required to successfully complete 6 mandatory units: • Unit 01 Understanding person-centred thinking and planning • Unit 02 Care planning for the care worker • Unit 03 Understanding nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings • Unit 04 Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene • Unit 05 Understanding continence care • Unit 06 Principles of supporting sleep

Certificate in Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course. This qualification will provide learners with an opportunity to develop an understanding of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) relevant to their current or future roles and will equip them with basic understanding of techniques for preventing and addressing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in practice. Who is it suitable for? This qualification is designed for learners wishing to progress to a wide range of further learning and job roles such as nursery staff, teachers, health/social workers across health and social care, children and young people, nursing, public services and education and training.

Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course. This qualification aims to give learners knowledge and understanding of the key principles of dignity, duty of care and safeguarding as applied to adult health and social care. Learners will investigate the principles and how they are applied in everyday work contexts. They’ll also have an opportunity to examine the dilemmas that can arise and the consequences when these principles aren’t upheld. Who is it suitable for? This qualification is designed primarily for individuals working with, or intending to work with, vulnerable adults in the health and social care sectors. It aims to give learners knowledge and understanding of the key principles of dignity, duty of care and safeguarding as applied to adult health and social care. To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care, learners are required to successfully complete 4 mandatory units: • Unit 01 Understand safeguarding in adult health and social care • Unit 02 Principles of dignity in adult health and social care practice • Unit 03 Understand duty of care in adult health and social care • Unit 04 Understand dilemmas and public concerns in adult health and social care

Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course. This qualification aims to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of: • how to work in end of life care • the support needed to manage pain and discomfort • how dementia impacts on end of life care • the role of the care worker in time of death • the loss and grief process. Who is it suitable for? This qualification is designed for a wide range of learners who wish to gain an understanding of end of life care. These may be learners who wish to access this training with a view to progress to further qualifications or employment within health and social care, to complement other qualifications in apprenticeship frameworks within health or health and social care, or to develop in their current job role within health and social care. This qualification consists of 6 mandatory units: • Unit 01 Understand how to work in end of life care • Unit 02 Care planning in end of life care • Unit 03 Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort • Unit 04 End of life care and dementia • Unit 05 Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death • Unit 06 Understand loss and grief in end of life care.

Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course. This qualification is designed to increase learners’ awareness and understanding of behaviour that challenges and its effects. By completing the qualification, learners will develop in-depth knowledge of behaviour that challenges which could support progression onto other appropriate qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care sector. It could be useful to learners working in education settings.

Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course. The purpose of this qualification 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 qualification gives learners the opportunity to understand mental health, its associated care and how this can be applied to learners or colleagues in the workplace.

Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course. Level 2 Certificate in preparing to Work in Adult Social Care - This qualification provides an ideal taster for those who may be new to the sector or new to the world of work. It is ideal if you would like to understand more about working in health and social care. It aims to introduce some basic concepts of caring and preparation for employment in the sector. The qualification covers the areas of communication, equality, diversity and inclusion, personal development, role of the social care worker, handling information, health and safety, safeguarding, duty of care and person-centred approaches. Who is it suitable for? - Anyone working towards a career in adult health and social care in a supervised job role.

Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2.75 hours x 68 sessions

This is a fully funded course for students who are on a means tested benefit or earn under £18,525 per year.

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course.

The objectives of this qualification are to gain knowledge and understanding of autism, including:

• how to adopt a positive approach to supporting individuals with autism
• the current legislative framework relating to individuals with autism and how different theories have developed over time
• how to support and manage transitions for individuals with autism
• the range of therapeutic interventions and support available for individuals with autism and co-occurring conditions
• how to support communication and social interaction for individuals with autism
• how to develop an understanding of how individuals with autism may be vulnerable and the support worker’s role and responsibilities relating to safeguarding according to legislative requirements.

Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2.25 hours x 68 sessions

This is a fully funded course for students who are on a means tested benefit or earn under £18,525 per year. We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course.

This qualification will:

• focus on the study of mental health and mental well-being to support different occupational areas
• offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge and understanding.

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to understand:

• mental health legislation, services and public attitudes and how these have evolved
• how to support mental well-being through various stages of life
• mental ill health, treatment options available and the potential consequences of mental ill health
• the skills required to work in a mental health service.

Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2.75 hours x 68 sessions

This is a fully funded course for students who are on a means tested benefit or earn under £18,525 per year.

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course.

This qualification aims to assist learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of the principles of caring for those with dementia.

It covers areas such as person-centred care, the influence of positive communication methods, issues relating to the use of medication for those with dementia and the importance of providing appropriate activities.

The qualification doesn't infer competence in the work role, but can be used to support the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed for those working in or towards a dementia care role.

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health in the Early Years

This course can be booked online.

01/08/2021

00:00 - 00:00

Flexible

2 hours x 60 sessions

This qualification is designed for learners who wish to understand mental health in young children in the early years (from birth to 5 years old) and the role of the Early Years Practitioner to support children’s mental health and wellbeing. By completing the qualification, learners will develop knowledge which would support progression to further qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sectors.