Whether you want to learn more about mental health and counselling or gain a qualification in social care we have a free vocational course that will meet your needs. Apply now to find out more.
By learning new vocational skills you’ll get the knowledge and qualifications to access university, bringing you one step closure to achieving your career goals.
Do you feel trapped in your current job? Studying a vocational course can give you the confidence to instigate change and join a more rewarding career path.
Enrolling in a vocational course gives you the qualifications you need to progress and level up your salary – ditching the benefits system once and for all.
MAES has 7 education centres spread across Manchester. With majority of our 2000 students living within 10 minutes of our centres, we’re confident we’ll be able to cater to your vocational studies where you are.
If you claim benefits or have a low income we may be able to provide financial support to help you complete your course. This support can cover transport, childcare, technology or any fees associated with your course.
Our tutors will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need, as well as support you on your journey. Our courses cover a range of pathways which may be relevant to your needs, from Level 1 to Level 3. We’ll ensure you join a course at the right level for you.
|Making Career Choices in Care and Education||Not 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 Skills||Explore the roles and responsibilities, and develop skills of|
an effective mentor.
|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 – Online||Develop 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
|Level 1 Award in Awareness of Substance Misuse – Online||Develop a knowledge and understanding of substance misuse awareness – including alcohol – and its potential effects on individuals and other||12 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 workplace||18 weeks / 36 weeks|
|Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills – Online||Develop knowledge and understanding and start to develop skills required for counselling to prepare for further learning or training||12 weeks|
|Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care||Develop 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) – Online||Develop your awareness of mental health.||36 weeks|
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