Get into care

Considering work in the care sector?

  • Specialist one-week course
  • Learn about settings and roles available
  • Interview opportunities get you straight into your new career
  • Regular starts dates available at YMCA, North Shields

Care courses

Working in care or needing specialist skills?

Flexible bitesize workshops lead to level 2 qualifications in:

  • Common health conditions
  • Falls prevention
  • Safe handling of medication
  • Dementia awareness

Find out more about blended learning courses here.

Counselling skills

Start with a short introduction then study at level 2 and progress to level 3.

Learn the importance of reflection and discover skills for everyday life and work. Explore counselling models and theories, with expert insight into skills and careers. Book a taster or introduction by calling us or find out more about:

  • Level 2 Counselling here.
  • Level 3 Counselling here.

Early Years

Learn all the skills needed for a career working with babies and young children from birth to seven years. Studying part-time to gain approved qualifications for early years practitioners.

Call us to book onto an advice session or find out more about:

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner here.
  • Level 3 Early Years Educator here.

Supporting teaching and learning

For work as a teaching assistant in schools, special schools and colleges, level 2 and level 3 qualifications give you the skills and experience to progress directly into work. With practical assessments, you’ll learn everything you need alongside a teacher, including specialist level 3 skills in planning, delivery and assessment. Call us to book into an advice session or click the links below for course details:

  • Level 2 Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools here.
  • Level 3 Specialist Support in Schools here.

Coming soon in January 2025 –

  • Level 4 Advanced Teaching Assistant Practitioner.

Call us to book onto our advice session; 11 December 2024, 4.30 – 7.30pm.

Business skills

Kick-start your career with distance learning, part-time courses or a fast track.

Coming soon in January 2025 –

  • Level 3 Management Skills.

Call us to register your interest.

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