We have teamed up with a number of short course providers to bring you free accredited level 2 courses. There is a wide range of subjects that you can do from home in 8 – 12 weeks, with all the resourses provided.
The courses are free to anyone over the age of 19, who has lived in the UK for the past three years, and is a resident in England
Health and Social Care
Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People
This course aims to increase awareness of the types of bullying that can occur, what factors can create a bully, the legislation surrounding bullying, and how to help an individual who is being bullied.
Behaviour that Challenges in Children
This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of behaviour that challenges in children, including how such behaviour can be assessed and the avoidance techniques
Introducing Caring for Children and Young People
There are many factors that can impact on children and young people at different stages of their development. It is important to understand what these factors are, as well as the ways in which children and young people’s development .
Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of mental health conditions including
depression and anxiety, the legislation and guidance surrounding mental health
Improving Service User Experience in Health and Social Care
This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of customer service in health and social care, effective communication and team work in health and social care settings
Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
This course prepares you for any role within adult social care, in order to ensure the needs of vulnerable people continue to be met
Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
This qualification will provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of issues surrounding different types of learning disabilities and how these affect individuals in their daily lives
Principles of Care Planning
This qualification will allow you to understand your role in supporting the preferences and needs of individuals in relation to their care and support
Principles of End of Life Care
If you work in or want to work in the healthcare sector or need to care for a loved one during this difficult time, this course is the perfect place to start and will help you provide quality end of life care
Principles of Dementia Care
UnderThe knowledge you will gain from this course could help you care for a friend or relative with dementia and enhance your understanding of their needs and behaviour
Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings
Taking this course can help tackle the outbreak of infection in hospitals and healthcare settings by helping you understand the causes and spread of infection and how you can help to control it
Throughout this qualification, you will gain an understanding of the spectrum of autistic disorders and how they can affect people in a variety of ways
Understanding Behaviour that Challenges
This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of behaviour that challenges, including how to support positive behaviour
Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care
This qualification will provide you with a thorough understanding of the importance of dignity and safeguarding, which could help reduce these shocking statistics
Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
By completing the course, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties
Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care
By completing this course, you will improve your knowledge and skills in the handling of medication in health and social care
The course is suitable for a wide range of learners who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of allergies.
Principles of the Mental Health Care Worker
This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of mental health and mental health issues
Principles of Business Administration
This qualification provides you with a thorough understanding of all the aspects of a business administration role
Principles of Customer Services
This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in customer service, and those who are hoping for career progression or employment opportunities in the customer service industry
Principles of Team Leading
This course will develop and improve your practical skills in order to become a successful team leader and improve the morale within a workplace
Lean Organisation Management Techniques
This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of the lean management system and how to implement business improvement techniques and employ effective team work in a business
This qualification focusses on key counselling skills to enable you to provide support wherever it is required
Information, Advice or Guidance
This course aims to equip you with the practical skills needed to successfully convey information, advice or guidance in a wide range of situations and sectors
Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events
Learners will develop an in depth knowledge and understanding of the key concepts which underpin spectator control, crowd monitoring, communication at events, safeguarding and health and safety
Equality and Diversity
This qualification promotes social awareness and good practice of equality and diversity within a community, at work, at home and in society in general
IT User Skills
This qualification would be ideal for anyone who would like to develop their knowledge, understanding and competence in a range of different IT skills
Principles for Digital Skills
This course will equip learners with an understanding and knowledge of the digital skills needed to search and apply for employment, including an awareness of finding and managing relevant and good quality information
Health and Well-being
Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses
This course will equip learners with a strong understanding of common childhood illnesses, including how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children
Awareness of Mental Health Problems
Anyone who works around people with mental health problems needs to understand each condition fully
Common Health Conditions
By completing this course you will gain an awareness of the signs, symptoms and treatments available for a variety of common health conditions
Falls Prevention Awareness
This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of the impact and consequences of a fall, the risks and hazards that could result in a fall, and how to prevent or reduce the risk of falls
Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes
By completing this course, you will not only gain a nationally recognised qualification, but will also improve your understanding of the different forms
Improving Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition
This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of the concepts of health and well-being, including basic anatomy and physiology
Understanding Nutrition and Health
This nationally recognised qualification explores influential factors such as the principles of healthy eating and weight management
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can do these courses?
These courses are available free to everyone (including friends and family) who live in England, who are aged 19 or over and have lived in the EU for 3 years.
How many courses can I do?
A learner can undertake as many courses as they wish, however it is recommended to do one at a time
On the enrolment form, what do I fill in, in relation to funding / payment?
If you leave this section blank, these courses are fully funded by the SFA.
I have not received my enrollment pack
Please e-mail Claire O’Brien the Project Administrator on firstname.lastname@example.org, she will be able to chase this up.
Can I request an extension for my course work due date?
Yes, if you need to extend the due date for your course work, you can contact college quoting the course you are undertaking, your name and they will be able assist.
How long do I have to wait to get my certificate?
You should receive your certificate within 12 weeks of completing the course. If you have not received it please contact Claire O’Brien the project administrator
How do I enrol?
To enrol, click on the enrol button at the top of the page.
How long do the courses take?
Courses tend to take around 8 – 20 weeks, but extensions can be obtained for up to 12 months.
What format are the courses delivered in?
All courses are available to study in paper based format, some of the courses are also available to study online. You will be given the choice of either paper based or online on your enrolment form.
How long does it take to receive the course materials once I have sent my completed enrollment form back?
If you have chosen to undertake the course with paper based materials, you should receive these within 2 weeks of the college receiving your completed enrolment form.
If you have chosen to undertake the course online, you will receive all correspondence via e-mail within 2 weeks of the college receiving your completed enrolment form. Please check your junk folder as the e-mails may have gone in there.
If you have not received any correspondence with this time please contact Claire O’Brien the Project Administrator and she will be able to chase these up.
A well structured course with huge opportunity to develop your skills, a free course that is not to be missed!
I found the course to be both enlightening and challenging, I would definitely recommend doing one of these courses as I have already signed up to my second.