Free Accredited Courses

Available in England

Courses

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

Understanding Autism

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

Personal Development

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

Counselling Skills

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

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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I have not received my enrollment pack

Please e-mail Claire O’Brien the Project Administrator on claire.obrien@urtu.com,  she will be able to chase this up.

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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.

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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

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How do I enrol?

To enrol, click on the enrol button at the top of the page.

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How long do the courses take?

Courses tend to take around 8 – 20 weeks, but extensions can be obtained for up to 12 months.

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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.

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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.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

A well structured course with huge opportunity to develop your skills, a free course that is not to be missed!

Gavin Hawkins

Learning Team Leading Knowledge

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.

Mark Ireland

Care and Management of Diabetes

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