Social Care

Social Care

Adult Social Care

Want to work in Social Care?

You may be new or already have experience of working in this sector and want to further develop your skills.  Whatever your situation, our tutors will help you to develop the knowledge and skills you need, as well as support you on your journey. We have a wide range of pathways: 

  • Health & Social Care
  • Adult Social Care
  • Health and Well-Being 
  • Counselling
  • Professional development 

We offer:

  • Personalised support from an experienced and friendly team
  • Nationally recognised qualifications
  • Blended/Online learning courses
  • Vocational placement opportunities
  • Careers support, advice and guidance
  • Support applying for jobs
  • Opportunities to improve your maths, English and digital skills

How you will learn

We have a wide range of delivery models.  You will need to check the course information for further details.    Some of these will include:

  • Classroom delivery following social distancing guidelines
  • Online lesson delivery
  • Independent online courses 
  • Sector related work placement

Don’t worry if this is a new way of learning for you – our tutors will explain how online learning works and support you to do this.

Joining Our Courses

To join a course you will need to complete a short enquiry form and assessment. 

Here is the link to the enquiry and assessment form.

First click on ‘create an account’ on the page that opens when you follow this link. If you have any difficulties completing the online form or have any questions, please contact us in office hours on 0161 219 6733.

After you have completed the online enquiry form, a tutor will ring you to talk through the best class for you to join. We will do this as soon as possible and within two weeks of receiving your enquiry. 

Our courses

Course NameDescriptionDuration
Making Career Choices in Care and EducationNot sure exactly what area you want to work in? Find out more about working in childcare, health and social care, and support work in schools.15 Hours
Mentoring SkillsExplore the roles and responsibilities, and develop skills of
an effective mentor.
12 weeks
Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
(Level 1 Award)
Learn some basic skills you need to work in a care setting, and find out more about the different jobs in the sector.10 Weeks
Level 1 Certificate in Well-Being – OnlineDevelop knowledge and understanding of well-being issues and the impact they can have. Develop and recognise personal knowledge to encourage healthy lifestyle choices.9 weeks
Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings (Level 1 Certificate)Prepare to work in roles within Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings by
developing knowledge and understanding of the range of service provision and roles, principles and values
18 weeks
Level 1 Award in Awareness of Substance Misuse – OnlineDevelop a knowledge and understanding of substance misuse awareness – including alcohol – and its potential effects on individuals and other12 weeks
Mental Health Awareness (Level 1 Award)Develop your awareness of mental health.5 weeks
Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
(Level 2 Certificate)
Develop knowledge and skills for working with adults in this sector. You need to be working or undertaking work experience to complete this course.18 Weeks
Mental Health Awareness (Level 2 Certificate)Develop your awareness of mental health.18 weeks
Health and Social Care (Level 2 Certificate/Extended Diploma)Develop knowledge and understanding essential to the health and social care sector, supporting progression to further learning or the workplace18 weeks / 36 weeks
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills – OnlineDevelop knowledge and understanding and start to develop skills required for counselling to prepare for further learning or training12 weeks
Level 3 Diploma in Adult CareDevelop knowledge, skills and competence to work in a wide range of roles in a health and social care sector. You must be in paid or voluntary work to undertake this qualification to enable assessment to take place.36 weeks
Mental Health Awareness (Level 3 Certificate) – OnlineDevelop your awareness of mental health.36 weeks