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Whether you have been made unemployed, furloughed or made redundant due to COVID-19, or would like to upskill to improve your future prospects, our e-learning programmes aimed at adults aged 19+ years are ideal for improving your knowledge and skills.

Leeds City College recognises the changing nature of the work climate, economic pressures and increased industry demands, and can help you better prepare for emerging work with our adult education. Upskill for a new workforce or reskill and gain a new qualification to kick-start a career change with our extensive employer-focused courses.

All of our courses are run across Keighley College, Harrogate College and Leeds City College.

Adult courses available include

 

ADMINISTERING MEDICATION

Course title: Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care NCFE CACHE Certificate

Course code: 77212-01

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Health Science and Social Care | School of Social Science

Where is the course taught? Paper-based learning with online assessment

Duration: Up to 12 weeks (dependent on how much time you study per week)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: Various

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

This course provides a general understanding of different types of medication and their use. It is useful for any healthcare professional who may be required to administer, store or dispose of medication. You will gain knowledge of relevant legislation and the audit process relating to medication. Additionally, you’ll explore issues of accountability and the importance of record keeping.

This course is suitable for anyone aged 19+ who has access to the internet and an interest in healthcare. There are no formal entry requirements, however, you will need basic IT skills and an interest in healthcare.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Learn how to correctly and safely administer medication
  • Gain a recognised qualification
  • Acquire knowledge of storing and disposing of medication
  • Develop understanding of legislation and record keeping

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need basic IT skills.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include Level 2 and 3 diplomas in health and social care (adults), the Preparing to Working in Adult Social Care course at Levels 2 and 3, or the Principles of End of Life Care Certificate Level 3.

 

ADULT ENGLISH

Course title: English for Adults

Qualifications:We offer GCSE English (AQA 8700), Functional Skills English (C&G 4748), and Certificate in English (C&G 3847)

Course code: 73451-01(DH), 73452-01(ENF), 73450-01(JP), 73456-01(MAB), 73452-01(Roth), (SLLC)

Course type/area/filter: Return to Study. English for Adults.

School/Department: Adult & Community

Where is the course taught?

  • Deacon House
  • Enfield Centre
  • Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston
  • Mabgate Centre
  • Rothwell Centre
  • Strawberry Lane Learning Centre

Duration:Up to 35 weeks depending on the qualification.

Study type: Part-time

Start date: 14/09/2020 (Enrol from September to December)

Fee: Free for unemployed /low income adults and fundable through the learning aims database for 19-23 year olds and those aged 24+.

About the course: English is required for most jobs or further study and alongside maths, will open up many opportunities in your chosen future career.

How will you study?

  • Study using a combination of classroom and online learning, or
  • Study the whole course online.

You will be assessed to check that the course is suitable for your needs. You will agree an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) with your teacher who will give you feedback on your progress throughout the course. You can work at your own pace on topics that meet your individual targets. You will also work independently using a range of online resources provided by your teacher.

Benefits/skills/units/modules
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery.
  • The ability to study at your own pace with tutor support.
  • Progression to further study such as GCSE or an Access to HE course.
  • Improved employment prospects and opportunities.

Entry requirements:
You will need IT skills and enough English and maths knowledge to learn online. Once you have applied, you will complete a short skills assessment so we can offer you the appropriate course for your needs.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression will depend on the qualification you have achieved. A Functional Skills qualification in English and maths will lead to progression to GCSE level or improve your employment prospects.

 

ADULT MATHS

Course title: Maths for Adults

Qualifications: We offer GCSE Mathematics (Edexcel ), Functional Skills Mathematics (C&G 4748), and Certificate in Mathematics (C&G 3847).

Course code: 73461-01(DH), 73462-01(ENF), 73460-01(JP), 73466-01(MAB), 73462-01(Roth), 73465-01(SLLC)

Course type/area/filter: Return to Study. Maths for Adults.

School/Department: Adult & Community

Where is the course taught?

  • Mabgate Centre
  • Strawberry Lane Learning Centre
  • Enfield Centre
  • Deacon House
  • Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston
  • Rothwell Centre

Duration: Up to 35 weeks depending on the qualification.

Study type: Part-time

Start date: 14/09/2020 (Enrol from September to December)

Fee: Free for unemployed/low income adults and fundable through the learning aims database for 19-23 year olds and those aged 24+.

About the course:

Maths is required for most jobs or further study and alongside English, will open up many opportunities in your chosen future career.

How will you study?

  • Study using a combination of classroom and online learning, or
  • Study the whole course online.

You will be assessed to check the course is suitable for your needs. You will agree an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) with your teacher who will give you feedback on your progress throughout the course. You can work at your own pace on topics that meet your individual targets. You will also work independently using a range of online resources provided by your teacher.

Benefits/skills/units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery.
  • The ability to study at your own pace with tutor support.
  • Improved employment prospects and opportunities.
  • Progression to further study such as GCSE or an Access to HE course.

Entry requirements:
You will need IT skills and enough English and maths knowledge to check learning online is suitable for your needs. Once you have applied, you will complete a short skills assessment so we can offer you the appropriate course for your needs.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression will depend on the qualification you have achieved. A Functional Skills qualification in maths or English will lead to progression to GCSE level study or can improve employment prospects.

 

ADULT HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

Course title: Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care NCFE CACHE Certificate Level 2

Course code: 77216-01

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Health Science and Social Care | School of Social Science

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: Up to 12 weeks (dependent on how much time you study per week)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: Various

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

This qualification will give you a detailed understanding of the key principles of dignity, duty of care and safeguarding. You will explore all of these topics and understand how they can be applied to everyday work contexts. You will also examine the dilemmas that can arise when these principles are not upheld.

This course runs fully online and is suitable for anyone aged 19+ who has internet access and an interest in adult health and social care. There are no formal entry requirements, however, you will need basic IT skills to complete this online course.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery
  • Gain a recognised qualification
  • Includes safeguarding knowledge
  • Explore principles of dignity and duty of care

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need basic IT skills.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include the Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Certificate at Level 2 or 3, Working in the Health Sector Certificate at Level 2 or 3, Principles of End of Life Care Certificate Level 3, or Stroke Care Management Certificate Level 3.

 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION L1

Course title: Business Administration Award Level 1

Course code: 74081-01

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Adult & Community

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: Typically 80 hours (dependent on how much time you study per week)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: Various

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

This Level 1 course provides knowledge of business administration as well as a progression route to a Level 2 qualification, further study or a relevant career in business administration. You will develop your knowledge of practical administrative tasks and routine practices through studying two mandatory units and one optional unit.

This course is fully online with tutor support and is suitable for anyone aged 19+ who has access to the internet, basic IT skills and an interest in businesses. You will be assessed through a portfolio of work. There are no formal entry requirements for this course but basic IT skills are needed and a basic understanding of administration would be beneficial.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery.
  • A modern and relevant starter qualification.
  • Essential skills delivered through mandatory units.
  • Optional units allow for personalised study.

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need basic IT skills.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include higher level business administration programmes, an apprenticeship or relevant employment.

 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION L2

Course title: Business Administration Certificate Level 2

Course code: 74099-05

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Adult & Community

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: Typically 90 hours (dependent on how much time you study per week)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: 03/08/2020

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

This qualification aims to develop your business support knowledge and will recognise your understanding of administrative functions and activities. It will accredit your ability to carry out administrative tasks autonomously and involves modern, practical study based on real-world contexts.

This course is fully online and is suitable for anyone aged 19+ who has completed a Level 1 business administration qualification or has some administrative and office experience. You will be assessed via a portfolio of work. There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need basic English and digital skills and some administrative knowledge.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery
  • Qualification accredited by OCR
  • Portfolio-based assessments
  • Study at your own pace

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need good IT and English skills and the ability to work independently.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include higher level business administration programmes, an apprenticeship or relevant employment.

 

CARING FOR CHILDREN DIPLOMA L1

Course title: Caring for Children Diploma Level 1

Course code: 74746-50

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Adult & Community (ACE)

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: Typically 30-60 hours (dependent on how much time you study per week)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: 14/09/2020

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

Would you like to work with children in an early years setting such as daycare, pre-school or a nursery? This course will give you knowledge of the core principles of working in the childcare sector. You will learn about child development, play and learning, safeguarding and communicating with children and adults while deepening your equality and diversity and health and safety knowledge.

This course operates online and is suitable for adults aged 19 or over who have a keen interest in childcare. Though there are no formal entry requirements, you will need English skills at Level 1 or above. To be able to work with children, you will not be able to have a criminal record. There are no exams for this course, you will be assessed via projects and tasks.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery.
  • Video link support from experienced tutors.
  • Study at your own pace.
  • Task and project-based assessments.

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need spoken and written English skills at Level 1 or above as well as no criminal record.

 

CHILDCARE LEVEL 2

Course title: Childcare Level 2

Course code: 72746-20

Course type/area/filter: Part-time Vocational

School/department: ACE (Adult and Community)

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: 36 weeks

Study type: Part-time

Start date: 14/09/2020

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

This part-time programme provides you with the underpinning knowledge needed to work in an early years setting. You will learn how to review your own skills and create a positive environment while developing an understanding of how children learn through play. This course is running online and is suitable for anyone aged 19+ with an interest in childcare.

Please note, after the knowledge element of this programme, you will need to obtain voluntary work in an early years setting to complete the practical elements of study, your tutor will discuss options with you. You will need Level 1 English knowledge and no criminal record to be able to study this course.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery.
  • Support from experienced tutors.
  • Enjoyable and interactive learning.

Entry requirements:
You will need to have a Level 1 English qualification and should not have a criminal record.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include the Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification.

 

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S MENTAL HEALTH BEGINNERS’ COURSE

Course title: An Introduction to Children and Young People’s Mental Health Beginners’ Course

Course code: 72746-16

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Adult & Community

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: 4 sessions (10-20 total hours)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: Various

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply

About the course:

Would you like to learn more about children and young people’s mental health? This introductory programme will help you develop a basic understanding of supporting the mental wellbeing of children and young people. It is ideal for anyone looking to develop their mental health support skills, particularly those interested in a career in mental health.

This course is fully online with tutor support and is suitable for anyone aged 19+ who has access to the internet and a smart device and an interest in mental health. You will be assessed via written tasks and projects and do not need any formal qualifications to be able to study this programme.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery.
  • Suitable for adult learners looking to gain or refresh skills.
  • Includes simple practical activities to support learning.
  • Provides strategies to develop good mental wellbeing.

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need basic digital skills.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include accredited childcare, teaching assistant or special educational needs (SEN) courses.

 

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses

Course title: Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses

Course code: 77203-01

Course type/area/filter: Return to Study/essential skills

School/Department: School of Health, childcare and public services

Where is the course taught? Quarry Hill campus

Duration: 4 months

Study type: Fully online start at anytime

Start date: 09/11/2020

Fee: Free for 19+

About the course:
The aim of this qualification is to increase learners’ knowledge and understanding of common childhood illnesses to enable them to support the development and well-being of infants and children. Fully-funded for the over-19’s, the course offers a great understanding of the policies and procedures relating to unwell children in an early years setting, teaching you ways to minimise cross infection and maintain a safe and hygienic environment for babies and young children. You’ll learn how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children, how to recognise when a baby or child is unwell, and how to manage acute and chronic health conditions in an early years setting.

Complete the course and you’ll achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification. Coursework will be completed using the online portfolio and marked by a qualified assessor, who will provide developmental feedback and overall grade.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Unit 1: Understand how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children

Unit 2: Understand common childhood illnesses

Unit 3: Understand health emergencies and specific health conditions in an early years setting

Entry requirements:
Ability to self-motivate and work independently. Access to the internet and computer to enable completion of coursework. Basic IT skills required

Progression/What’s next?
CPD for those working in the relevant sectors. Progression to one of our other nationally recognised level 2 courses

 

CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values

Course title: CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values

Course code: 77205-01

Course type/area/filter: Return to Study/ essential skills

School/Department: school of Health, childcare and public services

Where is the course taught? Quarry Hill Campus

Duration: 4 months

Study type: Fully online start at anytime

Start date: 09/11/2020

Fee: Free for 19+

About the course:
The aim of this qualification is to increase knowledge and awareness of Prevent and safeguarding, including online safety. You will be equipped with a detailed understanding of how to recognise and prevent radicalisation and extremism, the principles of safeguarding, the Prevent duty and its importance, and the importance of online safety and British Values.

We cover the Prevent Duty, understanding why it exists and what roles and responsibilities are in relation to it. They’ll understand the terms ‘radicalisation’, ‘extremism’ and ‘terrorism’, and how to reduce the risk of radicalisation. In the safeguarding module you will identify national policies and local systems that relate to safeguarding, learn how to recognise signs of abuse or potential harm and know how to respond if abuse or harm is disclosed, suspected or alleged. The final unit will explain potential consequences of inappropriate or illegal online activity, how to reduce the risks posed online, and how to spot signs and behavioural changes that could cause concern.

The course is fully funded if over 19. Coursework will be completed using the online portfolio and marked by a qualified assessor, who will provide developmental feedback and your overall grade

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:

  • Unit 1: Understanding the Prevent Duty
  • Unit 2: Understanding Safeguarding
  • Unit 3: Understanding online Safety

Entry requirements:
Ability to self-motivate and work independently. Access to the internet and computer to enable completion of coursework. Basic IT skills required Laptop/computer, internet access

Progression/What’s next?
CPD for those working in the relevant sectors. Progression to one of our other nationally recognised level 2 courses.

 

DIABETES AWARENESS

Course title: Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate

Course code: 77208-01

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Health Science and Social Care | School of Social Science

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: Up to 12 weeks (dependent on how much time you study per week)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: 14/09/2020

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

This qualification provides you with an understanding of the different types of diabetes and what can cause these illnesses. You will develop awareness of how the onset of type two diabetes can be delayed with lifestyle changes. You will learn about diagnosing diabetes and initial care for diabetics alongside learning about ongoing treatments for diabetes to control blood sugar levels.

This qualification is fully online and is suitable for anyone aged 19+ with an interest in diabetes. There are no formal entry requirements, however, you will need basic digital skills to be able to complete the online programme. Assessments will be online.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery
  • Covers both types of diabetes
  • Taught by experienced tutors
  • Provides diagnostic and treatment knowledge

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements, however you will need basic IT and research skills including being able to use Google Classroom and Microsoft Word or Google Docs.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include the Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes Certificate Level 3, Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Certificate Level 3, or Working in the Health Sector Certificate Level 3 qualifications.

 

DIGITAL SKILLS FOR EMPLOYMENT AND PERSONAL LIFE

Course title: Digital Skills for Employment and Life Introduction

Course code: 77049-01

Course type/area/filter: Return to Study/Essential Skills

School/Department: Keighley College Digital and ICT

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: 3 weeks (25 hours total)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: Various

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

Would you like to develop your digital skills? This employment-focused course will help you improve your IT and employability skills ready for the workplace. You will learn more about how technology has changed and influenced job roles, the digital skills demanded by employers, improving your CV, interview preparation and matching your skills against job descriptions.

This course is delivered online with tutor support and is suitable for anyone aged 19+ with internet access. There are no exams, instead you will be assessed via conversations and online tasks. You do not need any formal qualifications to be accepted on to this course.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery.
  • Development of digital skills to aid with employment.
  • Opportunities to build confidence in job interviews.
  • Progression support to other digital courses.

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements, however, you must be aged 19+ and have a good level of English knowledge and skills.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include other unaccredited digital courses to help build confidence. If the student feels confident enough in their ability, progression could include formal digital qualifications.

 

END OF LIFE CARE

Course title: Cache/ncfe Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care

Course code: 77217-01

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Health Science and Social Care | School of Social Science

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: Up to 12 weeks (dependent on how much time you study per week)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: 01/06/2020

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

Would you like a career where you help people when they need it the most? This qualification will develop your understanding of working in end of life care, the support needed to manage pain and discomfort, the effect of dementia on end of life care, the role of the care worker in time of death, and the loss and grieving process.

You will develop the specialist knowledge needed to work in the social care sector, while developing the essential personal attributes such as emotional resilience to be able to cope with an emotionally taxing role. This course is ideal for adults aged 19+ with an interest in health and social care. There are no formal entry requirements for this programme.Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Achieve a recognised qualification.
  • Develop knowledge of end of life care.
  • Prepare to work in social care.
  • Understand loss and the grieving process.

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need basic IT skills.

Progression/What’s next?

  • Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 2 or 3 Certificate for Working in the Health Sector
  • Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management

 

Food Safety for Manufacturing, Highfields Level 2 Award

Course title: Food Safety for Manufacturing, Highfields Level 2 Award

Course code: 77502-01

Course type/area/filter: Return to Study/Essential skills

School/Department: School of Apprenticeship and Employer Engagement

Where is the course taught? Printworks campus

Duration: 1-Day

Study type: Classroom, Tutor-Led

Start date: 02/11/2020

Fee: Free for the unemployed. Fundable through the learning aims database 19+

About the course:
This qualification is for those who want to work in a manufacturing catering environment. It is the most popular food safety qualification accepted by enforcement officers and auditors.

The course gives you a comprehensive grounding in the importance of food safety in manufcaturing, a deep understanding of microbiological, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards, and knowledge about safe working practices

The training of food handlers is a legal requirement, and the key to profitability and high standards of food safety is to ensure their competency. Manufacturers must ensure that food handlers receive the appropriate supervision and training in food hygiene, and this course is aimed at satisfying those conditions. Upon completing the course, you will be able to apply for a broad range of roles in the food and drink industry. You will also be eligible for further education and training such as an apprenticeship.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
You will study Unit 1: Principles of Food Safety for Manufacturing, which covers:

  • The importance of food safety procedures and complying with the law
  • Microbiological, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards and their control
  • Good temperature control and stock rotation
  • The importance of good personal hygiene and preventing contamination, including handwashing, protective clothing, cuts and reporting illness
  • Keeping work areas and equipment clean and safe
  • Safe waste disposal and pest control

Entry requirements:
None

Progression/What’s next?
Applying for roles in the manufacturing food and drink industry; which may include further education and training such as an apprenticeship.

 

Functional Skills English

Course title: Functional Skills English

Course code: 73452

Course type/area/filter: Return to Study/Essential skills

School/Department: Adult, community and ESOL

Where is the course taught? Enfield Centre

Duration: 12 weeks

Study type: Fast track. Class 2 hours per week. Online 2 hours per week.

Start date: 17 November 2020

Fee: Free for unemployed adults. Fundable via the learning aims database for adults aged 24+.

About the course:

This is a brilliant 12-week course for anyone looking to get in on the ground floor with the English language. Ideal for the recently unemployed who require higher level English qualifications to advance in their work, the course covers all the basics. It will help you to grow in both skill and confidence to such a point you can take up employment or advance to qualifications such as GCSE English.

We will cover all aspects of the language including speaking, reading and writing and there will be a component covering listening and communication. A reasonable level of existing English is needed, but this will be assessed upon application. You do need a laptop as a phone won’t be sufficient, but otherwise no extra resources are necessary.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Entry requirements:
A resonable level of English. Assessed at application.

Progression/What’s next?
Increased chance of employment and ideal preparation for taking GCSE English.

 

Functional Skills Maths

Course title: Functional Skills Maths

Course code: 73456

Course type/area/filter: Return to Study/ essential skills

School/Department: Adult, community and ESOL

Where is the course taught? Deacon House

Duration: 12 weeks

Study type: Two hours in class per week. Two hours online per week.

Start date: 17th November 2020

Fee: Free for unemployed adults. Fundable via the learning aims database for adults aged 24+.

About the course:

The Functional Skills Maths course is a comprehensive grounding in the subject. It will train you in a wide range of maths skills that will be indispensable in a broad spectrum of future careers. Suitable for the recently employed looking to secure new employment, the course will improve your skills and your confidence, allowing you to enter a new workplace or even prepare for GCSE examinations.

An officially-recognised qualification in the workplace, this course will be assessed by exam papers, both calculator and non-calculator papers. As such, you will need basic maths equipment including a calculator and a laptop. Unfortunately, a phone will not be sufficient.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Entry requirements:
A reasonable level of maths. Assessed at application.

Progression/What’s next?
Increased chance of employment and ideal preparation for taking GCSE Maths.

 

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE CERTIFICATE 1

Course title: Health & Social Care CACHE Certificate Level 1

Course code: 74694-01

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Adult & Community

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: Typically 5 weeks (5-6 hours per unit)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: 08/06/20

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is also available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

Are you considering a career in the care sector? If so, this course is perfect for you. It will help you develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to work in the care sector. It is aimed at learners who want to understand about working in health and social care and aims to introduce basic concepts of caring and preparation for employment in the sector.

This qualification does not qualify you to work in care but does provide a starting point, allowing you to decide whether working in the care sector is for you. This course is fully online with tutor support and is suitable for anyone aged 19+ with an interest in care. You do not need any formal care qualifications to be able to study this programme.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
You will need to complete nine units to achieve this qualification. These units include the following:

  • Care values
  • The role of the carer worker
  • Communication skills
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Safeguarding and duty of care
  • Person-centred approaches
  • Introduction to learning disabilities
  • Introduction to dementia awareness

Entry requirements:
You will need to have a good standard of English at Entry Level 3 or Level 1.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include relevant Level 2 qualifications in health and social care.

 

IMPROVE YOUR IT SKILLS

Course title: Improve your IT skills Introduction

Course code: 76949-01

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Adult & Community

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: Various (dependent on your programme and ability)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: 15/06/2020

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

Improve your IT skills with our range of IT courses ranging from Entry Level 3 right through to Level 2. IT qualifications such as Using IT OCR Award Entry 3, IT ECDL Award Level 1 and IT ECDL Award Level 2 are available to study. You will explore the basics including Microsoft Word and email, before studying spreadsheet, database and presentation software.

These courses are fully online with tutor support and are suitable for anyone aged 19+. You will undertake an initial IT screening to assess your level and will then study a course suited to your ability and requirements. You will study at your own pace before taking a final exam to assess your knowledge and skills.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Personalised learning based around your pace and level.
  • Achieve a recognised qualification.
  • Improve your job prospects and update your CV.
  • Gain progression support to other IT programmes.

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements, however, you will need to be able to read, follow instructions, email and use Microsoft Word.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include business administration programmes, higher level IT qualifications such as computer programming or computer science, an apprenticeship or relevant employment.

 

INTRODUCTION TO BECOMING A TEACHING ASSISTANT

Course title: Introduction to Working as a Teaching Assistant Beginners’ Course

Course code: 72746-17

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Adult & Community

Where is the course taught? Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston

Duration: 4 sessions (10-20 total hours)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: Various

Fee: Free for unemployed adults.

About the course:

Are you considering becoming a teaching assistant? This short programme will introduce you to the teaching assistant role and teach you what this job in a school or college entails. You will also learn how to work in partnership with a teacher as part of a wider team in a school or college setting.

This course is fully online with tutor support and is suitable for anyone aged 19+ who can learn independently and has access to the internet and a smart device (for example, laptop, tablet, netbook or smartphone.) You will be assessed via written tasks and projects.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Helping you to decide if you would like to work in a school or college.
  • Curated course content delivering key information in a manageable format.
  • Taught by experienced staff.
  • Delivered safely and flexibly online.

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Progression/What’s next?
Core Programme – Working as a Teaching Assistant in a School or College.

 

INTRODUCTION TO WORKING IN CHILDCARE

Course title: Introduction to Working in Childcare Beginners’ Course

Course code: 72746-19

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Adult & Community

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: 4 sessions (10-20 total hours)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: Various

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

Are you curious about a career in childcare? This Entry Level programme will give you an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of working in an early years setting, allowing you to ascertain whether this is an appropriate career choice. It is ideal for those looking to refresh their skills or develop childcare knowledge and skills.

This course is fully online with tutor support and is suitable for anyone aged 19+ who can learn independently and has access to the internet and a smart device (for example, laptop, tablet, netbook or smartphone.) You will be assessed via written tasks and projects and do not need any formal qualifications to study this programme.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery.
  • Suitable for adult learners looking to gain or refresh skills.
  • Provides a stepping stone for a childcare career.
  • Progression support and signposting to further study.

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need basic digital skills.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include accredited childcare, teaching assistant or special educational needs (SEN) courses.

 

IT USER SKILLS LEVEL 2

Course title: IT User Skills TQUK Certificate Level 2

Course type/area/filter: Return to study/essential skills

School/Department: Business & Commercial Development

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: N/A

Study type: Part-time

Start date: Various

Fee: FREE

About the course:

This qualification is ideal for anyone who would like to develop their knowledge and skills in a range of different IT subjects. It is especially useful for anyone who uses IT in their current job role. You will need to have basic IT skills and knowledge of essential Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel and Powerpoint, to be able to complete this course.

This course will allow you to refresh or improve your computer skills for your own personal and professional development. It is ideal if you are looking to upskill by gaining essential IT skills. You will be assessed via activities built into the course.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
You will study the following modules:

  • Using IT to increase productivity
  • IT software fundamentals
  • IT security for users
  • Presentation software
  • Spreadsheet software

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include other courses such as Principles for Digital Skills TQUK Certificate Level 2 to further develop your knowledge.

 

MONITORING HEALTH CONDITIONS

Course title: Common Health Conditions NCFE CACHE Certificate Level 2

Course code: 77214-01

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Health Science and Social Care | School of Social Science

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: Up to 12 weeks (dependent on how much time you study per week)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: Various

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

This qualification will develop your knowledge of various common health conditions and how to monitor the health of individuals with these conditions. You will explore a range of conditions such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, sensory loss, strokes, diabetes, arthritis, dementia and more. This course covers physical disabilities and mental health.

This qualification is for anyone intending on working in adult health and social care and provides general awareness of various health conditions. It may then lead to additional qualifications focused on specific conditions. There are no formal entry requirements but you will need basic IT skills and an interest in healthcare.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Develop knowledge of a wide range of health conditions.
  • Prepare for the work environment in the healthcare sector.
  • Gain a recognised qualification.
  • Learn how to support a healthy lifestyle.

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need basic IT skills.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include the Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Certificate at Level 2 or 3, Working in the Health Sector Certificate Level 2 or 3, Principles of End of Life Care Certificate Level 3, Stroke Care Management Certificate Level 3 or Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care Certificate Level 3 qualifications.

 

NUTRITION AWARENESS

Course title: Understanding Nutrition and Health NCFE CACHE Level 2

Course code: 77211-01

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Health Science and Social Care | School of Social Science

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: Up to 12 weeks (dependent on how much time you study per week)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: Various

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

This qualification will develop your understanding of the principles of healthy eating and the role of food in maintaining good health. You will increase your confidence with planning and following a healthy diet. You will also learn how and why your dietary requirements may change throughout your life. Additionally, you’ll learn how to understand food labels.

This qualification is fully online and is suitable for anyone aged 19+ with an interest in healthy eating. There are no formal entry requirements, however, you will need basic digital skills to be able to complete the online programme.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery
  • Gain knowledge of eating disorders
  • Increase confidence of planning diets
  • Understanding of food labelling and weight management

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements, however you will need basic IT skills.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include the Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Certificate Level 3 or Working in the Health Sector Certificate Level 3 qualifications, hospitality and catering courses or exercise and fitness qualifications.

 

PERSON-CENTRED CARE

Course title: Principles of Care Planning Certificate NCFE CACHE Level 2

Course code: 77215-01

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Health Science and Social Care | School of Social Science

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: Up to 12 weeks (dependent on how much time you study per week)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: Various

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

This qualification will develop your understanding of the principles and processes of person-centred thinking. You will learn how to plan, review and carry out activities specific in support plans as well as promoting health and wellbeing through nutrition and hydration. Additionally, you will learn to support individuals with maintaining personal hygiene, managing continence and adopting healthy sleep habits.

This course is suitable for adults aged 19+ with an interest in healthcare and access to the internet. There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, you will need basic IT skills to be able to complete the online assessments.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Gain a recognised qualification
  • Covers person-centred care approach
  • Understand how to work with support plans
  • Taught by experienced tutors

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need basic IT skills.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Certificate at Level 2 and 3 or Healthcare Support Services Diploma Level 3.

 

Personal License Holders, Highfields Level 2 Award

Course title: Personal License Holders, Highfields Level 2 Award

Course code: 77506-01

Course type/area/filter: Return to Study/ essential skills

School/Department: School of Apprenticeship and employer engagement

Where is the course taught? Printworks campus

Duration: 1-Day

Study type: Classroom, Tutor-Led

Start date: 02/11/2020

Fee: Free for the unemployed. Fundable through the learning aims database 19+

About the course:
Any business licensed to sell alcohol – including small pubs, retailers, large night clubs, cafés, restaurants, hotels and sports facilities – is required by law to have at least one personal licence holder. To become one, an individual should obtain a regulated personal licence holders’ qualification that allows the holder to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol.

This course gives you that qualifcation. On this one day course, you’ll learn about the main requirements of the Licensing Act 2003, the importance of promoting the licensing objectives and the legal responsibilities of a personal licence holder. Complete it, and you’ll be eligible to apply for a Personal License and work in the food and drink industry.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
You will study Unit 1: Legal and Social Responsibilities of a Personal Licence Holder, which covers:

  • Enderstanding the application process for a personal licence
  • Your legal duties as a personal licence holder
  • The roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities
  • The licensing objectives and why they’re so important
  • How the nature and strength of alcohol can affect your customers
  • The law relating to protecting children on a licensed premises
  • The powers held by the police and other authorities

Entry requirements:
None.

Progression/What’s next?
Upon completion of the course learners will be eligible to apply for a Personal License and work in the food and drink industry.

 

PLANNING YOUR DIGITAL JOURNEY

Course title: Planning Your Digital Journey Introduction

Course code: 76942-01

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Adult & Community

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: 1 week (10 hours)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: 10/06/2020

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is also available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

Are you looking to develop your digital skills? This short course will familiarise you with digital technology and working online while assessing and strengthening your employability skills. You will explore popular online tools and platforms such as Google, email, Google Hangouts and Google Meet and will upskill your IT knowledge.

Additionally, you will develop your CV, prepare for interviews and will assess your English and maths while gaining progression advice and referral to next steps with the National Careers Service. This course is fully online with tutor support and is suitable for 19+ learners. You will need access to the internet and basic English skills for this course.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Improves your digital knowledge.
  • Refines your employability skills.
  • Helps to prepare you for an interview.
  • Progression support such as exploring other digital courses.

Entry requirements:
You will need to be able to read confidently and write fluently and your English skills should be at least to the level of Functional Skills English Entry Level 3.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include Entry Level Functional Skills courses, Level 1 Digital Skills courses or Level 1 or Level 2 European Computer Driving License (ECDL) courses.

 

PRINCIPLES FOR DIGITAL SKILLS L2

Course title: Principles for Digital Skills TQUK Certificate Level 2

Course code: 77544-01

Course type/area/filter: Return to study/essential skills

School/Department: Business & Commercial

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: Typically 8-12 weeks, part-time, flexible Study

Study type: Part-time

Start date: Various

Fee: Free

About the course:

Would you like to develop your digital skills? This programme will equip you with an understanding of the digital skills needed to search for employment and source relevant and trustworthy information. Additionally, you will learn the importance of online identities and will explore the importance of digital skills in the workplace, considering how to communicate effectively using technology and protect data and devices.

This course is fully online and is suitable for anyone aged 19+ who is employed or searching for employment and has access to the internet. It is ideal for those who wish to develop their digital skills in relation to information management, digital security and digital communication.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
You will study the following modules:

  • Developing digital career skills
  • Management of information
  • Digital device safety awareness
  • Communication and productivity
  • Digital security

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include apprenticeships, full-time study or employment.

 

PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Course title: Principles of Business Administration Certificate TQUK Level 2

Course code: 77520-01

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Apprenticeships & Commercial

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: 8-12 weeks, part-time, flexible study

Study type: Part-time

Start date: Various

Fee: Free

About the course:

This qualification will provide you with the knowledge to work in a business administration role in a range of environments. You will gain knowledge of administrative tasks such as managing information and supporting events. Additionally, you will develop your understanding of employer organisations, relationship-building and communication in a business environment.

This course is fully online and is for anyone aged 19+ looking to develop business administration skills for their current role or gain business administration knowledge for future employment. There are no formal entry requirements for this course and there are no exams.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery.
  • Assessed via activities so no exams.
  • Useful for personal development or seeking employment.
  • Study at your own pace

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include an apprenticeship, full-time study or employment.

 

PRINCIPLES OF CUSTOMER SERVICE L2

Course title: Principles of Customer Service TQUK Certificate Level 2

Course code: 77510-01

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Apprenticeships & Commercial

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: 8-12 weeks on average

Study type: Part-time

Start date: Various

Fee: Free

About the course:

Are you looking to study online and develop your customer service skills? This qualification will provide you with essential customer service knowledge. You will learn the principles of customer service as well as how to understand, handle and communicate with customers. Additionally, you will learn how to develop customer relationships, resolve problems and manage challenging customers.

This course runs online and is aimed at adults aged 19 or over. There are no formal entry requirements and no exams as you will be assessed via activities. You can study this course at your own pace and will gain online support and guidance from experienced tutors.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery.
  • Support provided by dedicated tutors.
  • No exams as assessments include activities.
  • Study at your own pace.

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need basic English and digital skills.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include an apprenticeship, full-time study or employment.

 

PRINCIPLES OF TEAM LEADING CERTIFICATE L2

Course title: Principles of Team Leading TQUK Certificate Level 2

Course code: 77511-01

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Apprenticeships & Commercial

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: 8-12 weeks

Study type: Part-time

Start date: Various

Fee: Free (Learners must be 19+, EU residents for 3+ years and have not previously completed this course).

About the course:

This qualification is ideal for any adult aged 19+ who is interested in becoming a team leader. You will gain the knowledge required to successfully lead a team such as principles of team leading, general business operations, working relationships, presenting and performance management.

This course is running online with tutor support. There are no formal entry requirements, however, you will need basic English and IT skills. You will also need access to a digital device and the internet. There are no exams, instead you will be assessed by built-in activities.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery.
  • Supported by experienced tutors.
  • Assessed via activities so no exams.
  • Study at your own pace.

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need basic English and IT skills.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include an apprenticeship, full-time study or employment.

 

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS INTRODUCTION

Course title: Start Your Own Business Introduction

Course code: 74096-01

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Adult & Community

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: 5 weeks

Study type: Part-time

Start date: 18/06/2020

Fee: Free for unemployed adults. Fundable via the learning aims database for adults aged 24+.

About the course:

Ideal for anyone looking to take steps towards starting their own business, this course will help you decide if you really want to be in business and where to base your organisation. As you study, you’ll cover idea generation, testing the feasibility of a business, writing a business plan, identifying a market, planning how to finance your business and more.

This course is fully online with tutor support and is suitable for 19+ learners. There are no formal entry requirements, however, you will need to have your own business idea to be able to get the most out of this course.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery.
  • A platform for exploring business ideas.
  • The opportunity to formulate a business plan.
  • Flexible programme built around students’ needs.

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements, however, you will need to have a business idea.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include accredited business, leadership, management or accountancy qualifications.

 

SUPPORTING CHILDREN WITH SEN

Course title: An Introduction to Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) Beginners’ Course

Course code: 72746-37

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Adult & Community

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: 4 sessions (10-20 total hours)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: Various

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

If you would like to learn how to support children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) such as dyslexia and autism, this course is for you. It will provide you with a basic understanding of SEN and will teach you how to provide effective support. It is ideal for anyone looking to develop their knowledge and skills, particularly those keen to start an SEN-related career.

This course is fully online with tutor support and is suitable for anyone aged 19+ who has access to the internet and a smart device. You will be assessed via written tasks and projects and do not need any formal qualifications to be able to study this programme.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Introduces different types of special educational needs (SEN).
  • Flexible online delivery.
  • Includes progression support to pursue further study.
  • Covers basic SEN knowledge and support strategies.

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need basic digital skills.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include accredited childcare, teaching assistant or special educational needs (SEN) courses.

 

SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM

Course title: Certificate in Understanding Autism NCFE CACHE Certificate Level 2

Course code: 73107-01

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Health Science and Social Care | School of Social Science

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: Up to 12 weeks (dependent on how much time you study per week)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: 01/06/2020

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

Would you like to better understand how to support individuals with autism? This detailed course will develop your understanding of autism and the principles of supporting those with the condition. This course covers the person-centred approach, influence of positive communication methods, supporting positive behaviour and helping those with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

This course is suitable for adults aged 19+ who may wish to learn more about autism for a range of roles in healthcare, childcare and education. There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, you will need basic IT skills to be able to complete the online assessments.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Develop comprehensive knowledge of autism
  • Gain a recognised qualification
  • Learn how to support positive communication
  • Help people live fulfilling lives

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need basic IT skills.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include the Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Certificate Level 3, Health and Social Care (Adults) for England Diploma Level 3, or Understanding Autism Certificate Level 3 qualifications.

 

SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

Course title: Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities NCFE Certificate Level 2

Course code: 77210-01

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Health Science and Social Care | School of Social Science

Where is the course taught? Paper-based with online

Duration: Up to 12 weeks (dependent on how much time you study per week)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: Various

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

This qualification will give you an understanding of how to work with individuals who have learning difficulties or disabilities. You will explore the principles of safeguarding, gain awareness of the autism spectrum and understand principles of positive risk-taking for individuals with disabilities.

There are no formal entry requirements, however, you will need to have an interest in healthcare and basic English and digital skills. This course is suitable for learners with no formal qualifications who wish to gain a healthcare-related qualification.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery
  • Gain a formal nutrition qualification
  • Deepen understanding of healthy eatings and diet planning
  • Built in tutor support

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements, however, you will need basic English and digital skills.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include the Understanding Autism Certificate at Level 2 or 3, or Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 3 qualifications.

 

Level 1 Cache Preparing to work as a Teaching Assistant

Course title: Level 1 Cache Preparing to work as a Teaching Assistant

Course code: 72746-01

Course type/area/filter: Apprenticeship/ traineeship

School/Department: Adult, community and ESOL

Where is the course taught? Remote

Duration: 18 weeks

Study type: Delivered remotely online with a live lesson each week. Interactive

Start date: 12/10/2020

Fee: Free for the unemployed. fundable through the learning aims database 19+

About the course:

This course gives you a full grounding in what it takes to work as a Teaching Assistant in a school or college. Perhaps you have long-term ambitions to teach, or perhaps you want to contribute to children’s education in a way that goes beyond traditional teaching, either way this course will give you the skills, training and confidence to make that a reality.

The course is for beginners, and open to all. It does require the ability to work online and a sufficient level of English to understand the instructors. It will be carried out remotely, and you will be assessed through online tasks that will build up into an eportfolio.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Entry requirements:
The ability to work online and sufficient English to complete the course

 

TEACHING ASSISTANT L2

Course title: Teaching Assistant Level 2

Course code: 74746-12

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Adult & Community

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: 18 weeks (60-120 hours)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: 14/09/2020

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

This Level 2 course enables you to work as a teaching assistant or support worker in a school or college. You will learn about the role of the teaching assistant as part of a professional team and before progressing to volunteering in a school two mornings a week. The first four weeks of introductory modules are free for all learners.

You will study an array of relevant modules such as safeguarding, child development, behaviour management and the role of the teaching assistant, in preparation for progression. You will be assessed via an online portfolio of work. This programme is suitable for 19+ learners with internet access who have an interest in teaching. You will be assessed

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery.
  • Fast-tracked adults can achieve a national qualification in six months.
  • First four weeks of introductory modules are free for all learners.
  • Interesting and interactive learning experience.

Entry requirements:
You will need to hold a Level 1 English qualification and will need to have no criminal record.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include the Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching qualification, an apprenticeship or employment.

 

UNDERSTANDING AUTISM

Course title: Understanding Autism NCFE Certificate Level 2

Course code: 72746-15

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Adult & Community

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: 10 sessions

Study type: Part-time

Start date: 14/09/2020

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

This qualification aims to develop your understanding of autism and covers how to best support individuals with autism. You will study the person-centred approach and will gain knowledge of sensory processing, perception and cognition in autistic individuals. Additionally, you will understand how autism affects communication and social interaction.

This course is fully online and is suitable for anyone aged 19 or over with an interest in developing their understanding of autism. You will be assessed via projects and tasks and there are no exams. For this course, there are no formal entry requirements but you will need Level 1 English and basic digital skills.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery
  • Assessed via projects and tasks
  • Includes support from experienced tutors
  • Study at your own pace

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need basic digital skills and Level 1 English ability.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include the Specific Learning Disabilities or Mental Health in Children Level 2

 

CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Course title: CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Course code: 77202-01

Course type/area/filter: Return to Study/ essential skills

School/Department: school of Health, childcare and public services

Where is the course taught? Quarry Hill campus

Duration: 6 months

Study type: Fully online start at anytime

Start date: 09/11/2020

Fee: Full-funded for the over 19’s

About the course:
This course will give learners a comprehensive understanding of common misconceptions surrounding autism and conditions that develop alongside it. You will examine legislation and guidance on autism, as well as the support networks available to individuals diagnosed with the condition and their families.

You will also look at the person-centred approach and the influence that positive communication methods can have and will gain an understanding of how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives. Coursework will be completed using the online portfolio and marked by a qualified assessor, who will provide developmental feedback and overall grade.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:

  • Unit 1: Unit 1: Introduction to autism
  • Unit 2: Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism
  • Unit 3: Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism
  • Unit 4: Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism
  • Unit 5: Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism
  • Unit 6: Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives

Entry requirements:
Ability to self-motivate and work independently. Access to the internet and computer to enable completion of coursework. Basic IT skills required

Progression/What’s next?
CPD for those working in the relevant sectors. Progression to one of our other nationally recognised level 2 courses.

 

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Course title: Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Course code: 77205-01

Course type/area/filter: Return to Study/ essential skills

School/Department: School of Health, childcare and public services

Where is the course taught? Quarry Hill campus

Duration: 5 months

Study type: Fully online start at anytime

Start date: 09/11/2020

Fee: Free for the unemployed. Fundable through the learning aims database 19+

About the course:
This qualification aims to equip you with a more detailed understanding of mental health conditions that affect children and young people, the legislation and guidance surrounding mental health, risk factors that may affect mental well-being and the impact that mental health concerns may have on young people and others.

You’ll learn about the concept of mental health and how society’s view of mental health has changed over time. You will also cover risk factors that can affect children and young people’s mental health and how these can be mitigated. One unit will look at the behaviours displayed by children and young people that may indicate a mental health concern and another will look at the importance of diagnosis and the reasons why there may be a reluctance to seek a diagnosis. Finally you’ll explore person-centred approaches to supporting children and young people with mental health concerns and the services and treatment involved with children and young people’s mental health.

Coursework will be completed using the online portfolio and marked by a qualified assessor, who will provide developmental feedback and an overall grade.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:

  • Unit 1: Understand children and young people’s mental health in context
  • Unit 2: Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
  • Unit 3: Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns
  • Unit 4: Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
  • Unit 5: Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns

Entry requirements:
Ability to self-motivate and work independently. Access to the internet and computer to enable completion of coursework. Basic IT skills required

Progression/What’s next?
CPD for those working in the relevant sectors. Progression to one of our other nationally recognised level 2 courses.

 

UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIOUR THAT CHALLENGES

Course title: Understanding Behaviour That Challenges NCFE CACHE Certificate Level 2

Course code: 70290-01

Course type/area/filter:Part-time vocational

School/Department: Health Science and Social Care | School of Social Science

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: Up to 12 weeks (dependent on how much time you study per week)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: Various

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

This qualification will increase your awareness and understanding of challenging behaviour and its effects. By completing this qualification, you will develop in-depth knowledge of challenging behaviour which may support your progression to other qualifications and relevant employment in the health and social care sector.

You will learn how to support positive behaviour, understand the importance of effective communication, manage challenging behaviour and explore the role of reflection. This course is suitable for adults aged 19 or over with an interest in healthcare, childcare or education roles.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Develop confidence in dealing with
  • Gain a recognised qualification
  • Applicable to healthcare, childhood and education roles
  • Built-in progression support

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need basic IT skills.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include the Health and Social Care Diploma at Level 2 or 3, Mental Health Level 2, Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities Certificate Level 2, or Understanding Autism Certificate at Level 2 or 3 qualifications.

 

UNDERSTANDING FALLS

Course title: Falls Prevention Awareness NCFE CACHE Certificate Level 2

Course code: 73193-01

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Health and Social Care | School of Social Science

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: Up to 12 weeks (dependent on how much time you study per week)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: Various

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

The purpose of this qualification is to increase your awareness and understanding of falls and their prevention, allowing you to progress into employment in healthcare or social care settings. You will learn about the impact and consequences of a fall, risks and hazards which cause falls, and how to reduce these risks. You will also explore the importance of recording and reporting falls, ensuring interventions can be implemented to prevent falls in the future.

This qualification is aimed at anyone aimed 19+ who intends on working in a healthcare or social care setting, particularly in a role that involves contact with older people who have an increased risk of falls. There are no formal entry requirements, however, basic digital skills and an interest in healthcare are ideal.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Achieve a formal qualification
  • Learn how to record incidents correctly
  • Mitigate the risk of falls
  • Useful for anyone working with those at risk of falls

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need basic IT skills.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include the Principles of End of Life Care Certificate Level 3, Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care NCFE CACHE Level 3, or Stroke Care Management NCFE CACHE Level 3 qualifications.

 

UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH

Course title: Awareness of Mental Health Problems NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate

Course code: 77213-01

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Health Science and Social Care | School of Social Science

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: Up to 12 weeks (dependent on how much time you study per week)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: Various

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of different mental health conditions including stress, anxiety, phobias, depression, postnatal depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and more. You will explore a wide range of conditions, understanding how to recognise their signs and effects on day-to-day life.

This course is suitable for anyone aged 19+ who has an interest in mental health and would like to develop their understanding of specific mental health conditions. There are no formal entry requirements, however, you will need basic IT skills.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Raise your awareness of mental health.
  • Gain a recognised qualification
  • Explore and understand multiple mental health conditions.
  • Recognise the signs, symptoms and effects of mental health conditions.

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need basic IT skills.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include the Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Certificate Level 2 and 3, Awareness of Dementia Award Level 2, Working in the Health Sector Certificate Level 2 and 3, Principles of End of Life Care Certificate Level 3 or Stroke Care Management Certificate Level 3 qualifications.

 

UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID AND MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY

Course title: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace

Course code: 77227-01

Course type/area/filter: Return to study

School/Department: Health Science and Social Care | School of Social Science

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: Up to 12 weeks (dependent on how much time you study per week)

Study type:

Start date: 01/06/20

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

Would you like to develop the skills needed to become a mental health first aider? This qualification will increase your knowledge of mental health conditions, the principles of mental health first aid and how to apply these principles to workplace scenarios. This course is suitable for adults aged 19 or over with an interest in mental health.

You will explore a variety of specialist topics including mental health as a whole, supporting individuals with mental ill health and understanding a mentally healthy environment. You’ll receive guidance on referral to support systems and dealing with colleagues who are struggling with mental health difficulties.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery.
  • Achieve a recognised qualification.
  • Teaches mental health first aid.
  • Understand how to apply knowledge to the workplace.
  • Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia
  • Level 2 and 3 Certificate for Working in the Health Sector
  • Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management

 

UNDERSTANDING RETAIL OPERATIONS

Course title: Understanding Retail Operations TQUK Certificate Level 2

Course code: 77524-01

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Apprenticeships and commercial

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: 8-12 weeks

Study type: Part-time, flexible study

Start date: Various

Fee: Free

About the course:

If you would like to develop your understanding of retail operations and effective customer service, this course is for you. You will explore customer service principles and develop knowledge of conflict resolution, customer information, relationship building and communicating effectively with customers.

This course is fully online and is suitable for anyone over the age of 19 who is working in or considering a career in retail. There are no formal entry requirements or exams, you will instead be assessed by built-in activities.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery.
  • No exams as assessments include activities.
  • Study at your own pace.
  • Support provided by dedicated tutors.

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need basic English and IT skills.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include an apprenticeship, full-time study or employment.

 

UNDERSTANDING WELLBEING

Course title: Wellbeing NCFE CACHE Certificate Level 1

Course code: 77226-01

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Health Science and Social Care | School of Social Science

Where is the course taught? Online

Duration: Up to 12 weeks (dependent on how much time you study per week)

Study type: Part-time

Start date: Various

Fee: Free for unemployed adults who are UK residents. It is available for other adults but charges may apply.

About the course:

This qualification aims to develop your understanding of various wellbeing topics including stress, mental health, sexual health, substance misuse, personal safety, eating disorders and more. By the end of the qualification, you will understand the impact of lifestyle choices and will feel confident with making informed, healthy lifestyle choices.
This course is suitable for adults aged 19+ and runs fully online so you can study at your own pace. It is particularly suitable for those working in healthcare or education settings, however, it may also be of interest if you would like to increase your confidence with making healthy lifestyle decisions.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Benefits/skills/Units/modules:
Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery.
  • Explore a variety of wellbeing topics
  • Learn to make informed healthy life choices
  • Built in tutor support

Entry requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need basic IT skills.

Progression/What’s next?
Progression may include the Understanding Nutrition and Health Certificate Level 2, Awareness of Mental Health Problems Certificate Level 2, Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs Certificate Level 2, or Awareness of Dementia Level 2 qualifications.

 

Working as a Childcare Assistant in Early Years

Course title: Working as a Childcare Assistant in Early Years

Course code: 72746-01

Course type/area/filter: Part-time vocational

School/Department: Adult, community and ESOL

Where is the course taught? Remote

Duration: 18 weeks

Study type: Fully online with tutor support designated start dates

Start date: 12/10/2020

Fee: Free for the unemployed. Fundable through the learning aims database 19+

About the course:

This comprehensive course is an ideal choice for those who have their eyes on applying for permanent roles in an Early Years setting. No formal qualifications are necessary, and the course is suitable for anyone who has an interest. Flexible, interactive and online-based, it will be tutor-supported and help you work towards your Diploma in Caring for Children.

The course will be remote learning with additional live lessons from Early Years experts. Your work will come together into an e-portfolio that will be assessed online by instructors. There are no prerequisites for enrollment, but you will need either a laptop or chromebook with internet access.

Once you have applied, we will carry out a short skills assessment and signpost to other courses if this is not the appropriate course for your needs.

Entry requirements:
None.

Progression/What’s next?
Work in an Early Years setting as well as progression to Early Years Practitioner Level 2 when workplaces open to volunteers.

 

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Each of our courses is free for unemployed people and are delivered across Leeds City College, Keighley College and Harrogate College. Some courses are also fundable via the learning skills database, please see each individual course for more information on fees.

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Did You Know?
Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

The resources include books, journals, e-books, videos, encyclopedias and more. These resources are the combined total number of resources at Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston, Rothwell Centre, The Annexe, Printworks Campus and Park Lane Campus. We also have 12,277 e-books across Leeds City College libraries and more than 500,000 videos!

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