Skills for Work

At present our online courses can only be accessed in the UK and some courses are restricted to residents of West Sussex (please enquire for details).


Applying for Work: CV’s and Cover Letter

This course can be booked online.

21/10/2020

Aspire Cloud

10:00 - 12:00

Wednesday

2 hours x 1 session

This course is being offered as a FREE two hour online learning session to writing CV’s and cover letter. The session will provide you with generic guidance on writing a CV and cover letter. You will draft your own CV and cover letter. You will be supported with learning Microsoft Word formatting.

Applying for Work: CV’s and Cover Letter

This course can be booked online.

11/11/2020

Aspire Cloud

18:00 - 20:00

Wednesday

2 hours x 1 session

This course is being offered as a FREE two hour online learning session to writing CV’s and cover letter. The session will provide you with generic guidance on writing a CV and cover letter which will enable you to draft your own CV and cover letter. You will be supported with learning Microsoft Word formatting.

Applying for Work: CV’s and Cover Letter

This course can be booked online.

25/11/2020

Aspire Cloud

19:00 - 21:00

Wednesday

2 hours x 1 session

This course is being offered as a FREE two hour online learning session to writing CV’s and cover letter. The session will provide you with generic guidance on writing a CV and cover letter. You will draft your own CV and cover letter. You will be supported with learning Microsoft Word formatting.

Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs

This course can be booked online.

13/10/2020

£100.00

09:00 - 17:00

Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday

1.6 hours x 75 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course.

This qualification aims to raise awareness of:

• the role of the mental health worker
• the process and approaches involved in the care and support of those who experience mental ill health.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is designed for a wide range of learners who wish to understand the approaches to care and support of those with mental health problems.

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs, learners are required to successfully complete 5 mandatory units:

• Unit 01 Understand the role of the mental health worker
• Unit 02 Mental health and mental health issues
• Unit 03 Understand duty of care in adult health and social care
• Unit 04 Approaches to care and management in mental health
• Unit 05 Understanding change and support in relation to mental health

The objective of this qualification is to give learners working, or intending to work in a health or social care context, an understanding of approaches to supporting those with mental health needs. It will also enable learners to progress to other qualifications in healthcare and social care.

Certificate in Understanding Autism

This course can be booked online.

13/10/2020

£100.00

09:00 - 17:00

Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday

1.6 hours x 75 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course.

This qualification aims to develop learners’ understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism - covering the person-centred approach and influence of positive communication methods, how to support positive behaviour, and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.
Who is it suitable for?
This qualification is designed for learners who wish to develop an understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism.
It’s useful for learners who provide direct support and those working in sectors such as:
• healthcare
• social care
• leisure
• entertainment
• education and training
• nursing.
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.
To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism, learners are required to successfully complete 6 mandatory units:
• Unit 01 Introduction to autism
• Unit 02 Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism
• Unit 03 Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism
• Unit 04 Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism
• Unit 05 Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism
• Unit 06 Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives

Certificate in Counselling Skills

This course can be booked online.

13/10/2020

£100.00

09:00 - 17:00

Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday

1.6 hours x 75 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course.

This qualification aims to introduce learners to the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work, and some of the approaches that underpin the use of these skills.
This qualification gives learners the opportunity to investigate the knowledge and skills needed to use counselling skills and engage in a helping interaction appropriately.
This qualification does not qualify learners to practise as a counsellor.
Who is it suitable for?
This qualification is useful for anyone who would like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or a personal capacity. These may be learners who wish to progress towards further qualifications or learners who wish to study this programme in order to complement other programmes (eg health and social care, children’s care, learning and development, voluntary and community work). This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.
To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, learners are required to successfully complete 4 mandatory units:
• Unit 01 Using counselling skills
• Unit 02 Introduction to counselling skills theories
• Unit 03 Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills
• Unit 04 Counselling skills and personal development

Certificate in Creating a Business Start Up

This course can be booked online.

13/10/2020

£100.00

09:00 - 17:00

Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday

1.6 hours x 75 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course.

This qualification is designed for learners seeking the skills and knowledge needed to develop a business start-up. It will give learners an understanding of the initial processes and requirements of a business start-up, knowledge of the first steps in creating a business start-up, including the marketing, legal and financial requirements, and an understanding of how to write a business plan.
This qualification will:
• focus on the study of starting a business
• support learners in creating a business plan.

The objective of this qualification is to:
• gain an understanding of the steps of creating and developing a business start-up
• develop an awareness of business skills
• increase self-awareness and aid personal development.

Certificate in Information, Advice and Guidance

This course can be booked online.

13/10/2020

£100.00

09:00 - 17:00

Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday

1.6 hours x 75 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course.

This qualification is designed for those people who work in,
or are looking to work in an information, advice or guidance
role such as:
• Careers Advisor
• Counsellor
• Customer Service Advisor
• Debt Advisor
• Employment Advisor
• Help-desk Advisor
• Housing Support Worker
• Learning Support Worker
• Legal Services Support Workers
• Peer Mentor.
with a range of employers such as:
• local authorities
• careers advice services
• voluntary sector organisations
• student services
• citizen advice services
• housing associations.
This qualification aims to develop the learner’s knowledge
and understanding of the key principles of information,
advice or guidance and applying these within their own
context.
The objectives of this qualification are to prepare learners
for further training and to support a role where learners
may give initial information, advice or guidance to others

Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

This course can be booked online.

13/10/2020

£100.00

09:00 - 17:00

Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday

1.6 hours x 75 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course.

This qualification is designed for learners with an interest
in, or who are already working with, individuals with
learning disabilities in a variety of roles.
This qualification aims to give learners knowledge and
understanding to work with individuals with learning
disabilities or difficulties. They will explore the principles of
safeguarding and positive risk taking and gain awareness
of the autistic spectrum.
The objectives of this qualification are to prepare learners
for employment and to support a role in the workplace
where the individual may work or interact with people with
learning disabilities. This is primarily for those within
healthcare and social care but may also be useful to those
working in education or housing support roles.
To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities, learners are required to successfully complete 6 mandatory units:
• Unit 01 Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
• Unit 02 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
• Unit 03 Introduction to personalisation in social care
• Unit 04 Principles of positive risk-taking for individuals with disabilities
• Unit 05 Introductory awareness of Autistic Spectrum Conditions
• Unit 06 Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare

Certificate in Safeguarding and Prevent

This course can be booked online.

13/10/2020

£100.00

09:00 - 17:00

Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday

1.6 hours x 75 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course.

The purpose of this qualification is to increase the learner’s
knowledge and awareness of the Prevent Duty and
safeguarding, including online safety.
By completing the qualification, learners will develop
knowledge of safeguarding in an environment where they
have a duty of care.

Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

This course can be booked online.

13/10/2020

£100.00

09:00 - 17:00

Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday

1.6 hours x 75 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course.

This qualification will be suitable for teaching staff, care staff or anyone looking to build their knowledge of dyslexia and other learning difficulties.
The qualification would be suitable for those working within healthcare, social care and education contexts.
You will learn about Specific Learning Difficulties (ADHD/ADD, Dyslexia, Developmental Coordination Disorder and Dyscalculia), how this affects individuals and those around them, the diagnosis and how to support individuals.

The content of the course contains 5 sections:
Section 1 – Understand Specific Learning Difficulties
Section 2 – Understand the effects of Specific Learning Difficulties
Section 3 – Understanding the diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties
Section 4 – Understanding supporting individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties
Section 6 – Understand the context of Specific Learning Difficulties

Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

This course can be booked online.

13/10/2020

£100.00

09:00 - 17:00

Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday

1.6 hours x 75 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course.

The aim of this qualification is to increase the learner’s
knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s
mental health.
By completing the qualification, learners will develop
knowledge of mental health in children and young people
which would support progression onto further qualifications
and into relevant employment in the health and social care
or education sectors.

Learners must achieve all of the mandatory units:
• Unit 01 Understand children and young people’s mental health in context
• Unit 02 Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
• Unit 03 Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns
• Unit 04 Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
• Unit 05 Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns

Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

This course can be booked online.

13/10/2020

£100.00

09:00 - 17:00

Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday

1.6 hours x 75 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course.

This qualification is designed to increase learners’ awareness and understanding of behaviour that challenges and its effects.

By completing the qualification, learners will develop in-depth knowledge of behaviour that challenges which could support progression onto other appropriate qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care sector. It could be useful to learners working in education settings.

Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

This course can be booked online.

13/10/2020

£100.00

09:00 - 17:00

Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday

1.6 hours x 75 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course.

This qualification is designed for anyone looking to develop
their understanding of mental health and the problems that
can cause mental ill-health.
This qualification aims to raise awareness of mental health
and a range of mental health problems.
The objective of this qualification is to develop the learner’s
understanding of a range of mental health problems, which
could be used to support their role in the workplace or
where they may work or interact with individuals with
mental health problems.

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems, learners are required to successfully complete 13 mandatory units:

 Understanding mental health
 Understanding stress
 Understanding anxiety
 Understanding phobias
 Understanding depression
 Understanding post-natal depression
 Understanding bipolar disorder
 Understanding schizophrenia
 Understanding dementia
 Understanding eating disorders
 Understanding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
 Understanding obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
 Understanding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace

This course can be booked online.

13/10/2020

£100.00

09:00 - 17:00

Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday

1.6 hours x 75 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course.

The purpose of this qualification is to give learners the skills to support colleagues with mental health problems. These skills will be gained by increasing the learner’s knowledge and understanding of mental health conditions and the principles of mental health first aid and how this can be implemented in the workplace.
This qualification is suitable for learners who wish to raise awareness of mental health, creating a culture of care and the promotion of positive mental health. This qualification gives learners the opportunity to understand mental health, its associated care and how this can be applied to learners or colleagues in the workplace.

Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

This course can be booked online.

13/10/2020

£100.00

09:00 - 17:00

Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday

1.6 hours x 75 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course.

Level 2 Certificate in preparing to Work in Adult Social Care -

This qualification provides an ideal taster for those who may be new to the sector or new to the world of work. It is ideal if you would like to understand more about working in health and social care. It aims to introduce some basic concepts of caring and preparation for employment in the sector.

The qualification covers the areas of communication, equality, diversity and inclusion, personal development, role of the social care worker, handling information, health and safety, safeguarding, duty of care and person-centred approaches.

Who is it suitable for? - Anyone working towards a career in adult health and social care in a supervised job role.

Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People

This course can be booked online.

13/10/2020

£100.00

09:00 - 17:00

Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday

1.6 hours x 75 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course.

This qualification provides an opportunity to study a range of topics from three main areas: child care and education, babysitting and parenting responsibilities.

It contains all the units included in the Level 2 Award in Babysitting and the Level 2 Award in Preparation for the Responsibilities of Parenting. Additionally there are units covering learning, development and play.

Certificate in Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care

This course can be booked online.

13/10/2020

£100.00

09:00 - 17:00

Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday

1.6 hours x 75 sessions

We will process your enrolment and contact you if we need to see evidence of your benefits or pay. This is for funding purposes. Following this, your course will be set up and your Assessor will contact you to advise on how to access your course.

Level 2 Certificate in Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care -
What does this qualification cover?

This qualification aims to help learners develop:

• a general understanding of different types of medication and their use
• knowledge of the procedures for obtaining, storing, administering and disposing of medication
• an understanding of legislation and the audit process related to medication and issues of responsibility and accountability
• an understanding of the record-keeping process for medication.

This is a knowledge-based qualification; achievement will not allow learners to be considered occupationally competent in the administration of medication.

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care, learners are required to successfully complete 4 mandatory units:

• Unit 01 Understand medication and prescriptions
• Unit 02 Supply, storage and disposal of medication
• Unit 03 Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication
• Unit 04 Record-keeping and audit processes for medication