Care Academy

Get Into Care

If you are considering working in the care sector, this course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the various care settings and roles available, such as care work, personal assistants, supporting those with mental health needs, and domestic roles.

You will be introduced to some of the basic concepts of caring, engage in virtual tours with employers and get support with job search, preparing for interview and seeking employment opportunities.

Health and Social Care

Blended Learning

For those already working in care and seeking opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge, we have developed a flexible way for you to learn through bitesize workshops. Join our health and social care tutor for bite size sessions and then study at home on our e-portfolio system. Topics include:

  • Level 2 Principles of Dementia
  • Level 2 Falls Prevention
  • Level 2 Common Health Conditions
  • Level 2 Safe Handling of Medication

Counselling & Mental Health

Our counselling and mental health qualifications are useful for anyone who would like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or a personal capacity. We have a range of classroom based and distance learning options available to you. Topics include:

– Level 2 & 3 Counselling Skills
– Level 2 Mental Health First Aid and Advocacy in the Workplace
– Level 2 Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health
– Level 2 Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences
– Level 2 Understanding Mental Health in the Early Years.
– Level 2 Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs

Early Years

Whether you’re thinking about changing career and working with young children or upskilling in the Early Years Sector. We have a variety of qualifications to support you.

Kickstart your career with our level 2 Early Years Diploma where you will develop your knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to 7 years of age. This qualification meets the Department for Education’s (DfE) Level 2 full and relevant criteria for those wishing to work as an Early Years Practitioner. You will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

For those with prior experience and wishing to upskill to level 3, we deliver the Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce. This qualification is DfE approved and will broaden your knowledge and prepare you to enter the workforce as an Early Years Educator. If you are not already employed in an Early Years setting you will require a practical placement where you will complete a minimum of 350 placement hours. To count in staffing ratios, you must hold maths and English at Level 2 (or equivalent) if you do not hold these qualifications, we can support you to achieve these.

We also have a range of short distance learning courses that will compliment your studies and support your personal growth in this sector, such as:

  • Level 2 Childhood Illnesses
  • Level 2 Understanding Mental Health in the Early Years
  • Level 2 Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences.
  • Level 2 Understanding Early Years Neuroscience

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Special Educational Needs Coordinators in Early Years Settings

The Early Years Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) qualification is for level 3 practitioners already working in a private, voluntary, or independent setting. All early years providers are required to have arrangements in place to identify and support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and to promote equality of opportunity for children in their care.

This qualification will allow you to explore the roles and responsibilities of the SENCO, introduce strategies and techniques to support children and their families, and increase your knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice.

Supporting Teaching and Learning

For those wanting to develop their knowledge and skills in supporting teaching and learning in schools, including special schools and colleges, we have just the course for you.

Both our Level 2 & 3 qualifications in Supporting Teaching and Learning provides a license to practice and will provide you with the skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school or a college environment. You will develop knowledge in understanding children and young people’s development, supporting positive behaviour, communication, and professional relationships.  You will need to demonstrate competence in both skills and knowledge and therefore require a practical placement in either a school or college environment.

Get into Schools

Thinking about working in a school, but not sure of the different roles available? Enrol on to our Get into Schools programme where we unpick the various jobs in schools, such as teaching assistants, care taking, administrative and lunch time supervisor roles. You will also hear from industry experts and get support with next steps including job search and interview skills.

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