Free Online Health & Social Care Courses

As part of its efforts to support local people as the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the economy, City College Plymouth is offering a range of distance learning courses that are free for anyone aged 19 and over. 

Across the globe, demand for health and social care workers continues to grow and here in the South West, a £450million boost to help develop a more integrated care system is expected to see the demand for skilled workers increase. The College’s suite of health and social care distance learning courses are ideal for anyone thinking of entering this rewarding sector or for those already working in a health or social care role who wish to develop or diversify their skills. 

Created by the NCFE (formerly known as the Northern Council for Further Education) these level two certificates are delivered entirely online and can be completed at a time that best suits the individual. Learners will be fully supported by a member of the College’s Care curriculum team and will receive a formal qualification on completion.

See below for a full list of courses we are offering:

Adverse Childhood Experiences
Children and Young People’s Mental Health
Customer Service for Health & Social Care Setting
Equality & Diversity
Falls Prevention Awareness
Mental Health First Aid & Mental Health Advocacy in the Work Place
Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
The Principles of Dementia Care
The Principles of End of Life Care
The Principles of Prevention and Control of Infection in Health & Social Care
The Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
Safeguarding and Prevent
Understanding Behaviour That Challenges
Understanding Cancer Support
Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses
Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health & Social Care
Understanding Tenant Support in Social Housing

The Apprenticeships we offer are

Level 2 Adult Care Worker
Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker