Care work & support

Care Work & Support Courses in London and Online

City Lit care and support courses are aimed at those wanting to help others in areas including, adult social care, mental health, youth work, childcare and information, advice or guidance. We have a range of recognised qualifications, introductions and personal and professional development courses to choose from. We welcome applications from those with lived experience in these areas and we work closely with organisations and charities all over London to provide opportunities for learners to make a difference.

We run courses out in the community, in college and online. Our courses have been chosen to best reflect the needs of the care and support sector and the changing needs of our students. Courses vary from long term (spanning over two terms), or short term and one day courses. We also have evening and weekend courses.

Our specialist care and support tutors have first hand knowledge as professionals in their field, making lessons relevant and engaging. We have a thriving and diverse team, who are committed to ongoing learning and development. Our tutors are very supportive of our diverse range of learners.

Our learners have gone on to volunteer and work in organisations such as St Mungoes, NHS, Groundswell and Change Grow Live. We are also proud to see many of our learners continue with education to level 3 and beyond.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. Level 1 adult social care
    Course Date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you considering a career in adult social care? Do you want to find out more about different roles and feel confident in applying for volunteering opportunities? This course will develop your understanding of the responsibilities, values, skills and attitudes needed. It aims to give you an introduction into adult social care and is recommended if you would like to take the level 2 in health and social care or other level 2 care course.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £499.00 Senior fee £499.00 Concession £0.00
  2. Entry level 3 - Essential Digital Skills Qualification
    Course Date:  Thu 7 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  OS - Off Site

    Computer skills are crucial for all types of work, communicating with professionals as well as friends and family. Conquer your fears, gain confidence and practice new skills with exercises, group work and quizzes. Demonstrate your development by achieving a recognised qualification, an entry level 3 essential digital skills qualification. This course will be held at the Thamesreach Academy in Camberwell and is primarily for clients and service users in this centre, although if you are local and very keen to complete this course, you may be able to enrol.

    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £0.00
  3. Level 2 certificate in health and social care
    Course Date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Health care is the treatment of health and medical conditions in hospitals, health centres and in the community and social care is the care and support of vulnerable people. The level 2 certificate in health and social care will provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of the core areas in health and social care. This is ideal for those who are interested in health and social care and wish to gain a formal qualification. This qualification may support your progression into a range of jobs in the health and social care sector, including: care support workers in residential care settings, health care assistants in community or health environments, care support workers in supported living or day services or community based support workers. Feel free to contact us for more information: joanna.akram@citylit.ac.uk.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £529.00 Senior fee £529.00 Concession £0.00
  4. Working with vulnerable children, young people and families
    Course Date:  Thu 5 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Online



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £0.00
  5. Managing challenging behaviour
    Course Date:  Thu 19 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you work in a setting where you find yourself dealing with individuals who present challenging behaviour? Do you want to feel more confident in understanding and responding to challenging behaviour? This is a practical, one-day course where you will gain strategies to diffuse and de-escalate challenging situations and develop incident and risk management skills for your workplace. Feel free to contact us for more information: joanna.akram@citylit.ac.uk.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £0.00

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