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. Introduction to information, advice or guidance
    Last Few Places
    Course Date:  Mon 13 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    PLEASE CONTACT DIRECTLY FOR PLACES ON THIS COURSE, AS THE WEBSITE IT NOT WORKING. Joanna.akram@citylit.ac.uk

    THIS COURSE IS FREE IF YOU ARE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS OR EARNING BELOW £20,962 (YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW EVIDENCE OF THIS)



    What is information, advice and guidance? This short course will introduce you to the principles of IAG and prepare you for our level 2 certificate the subject. If you are thinking about taking the level 2 certificate in IAG or working in an environment where you will be required to provide information, advice or guidance then this course is an essential requirement. 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 £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £0.00
  2. Level 1 substance misuse awareness
    Last Few Places Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 18 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    PLEASE CONTACT DIRECTLY FOR PLACES ON THIS COURSE, AS THE WEBSITE IT NOT WORKING. Joanna.akram@citylit.ac.uk

    THIS COURSE IS FREE IF YOU ARE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS OR EARNING BELOW £20,962 (YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW EVIDENCE OF THIS)



    This course is for practitioners who work with clients or those with personal experience of drugs and substance misuse. This qualification enables the learner to develop a knowledge and understanding of substance misuse awareness - including alcohol - and its potential effects on individuals and others. 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 £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £0.00
  3. Level 2 Award in Understanding the Needs of Individuals with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities
    Last Few Places Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 10 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    PLEASE CONTACT DIRECTLY FOR PLACES ON THIS COURSE, AS THE WEBSITE IT NOT WORKING. Joanna.akram@citylit.ac.uk



    THIS COURSE IS FREE IF YOU ARE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS OR EARNING BELOW £20,962 (YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW EVIDENCE OF THIS)



    PMLD is when a person has a severe learning disability and other disabilities that significantly affect their ability to communicate and be independent. This Award will be of interest to people already working in this field or who are looking to move into this area of work.

    This course aims to develop your understanding of the needs of people with PMLD and to equip you with the skills to effectively support, respond to and engage individuals with PMLD.

    “A person’s ability to communicate is not dependent on their being able to master certain skills, it is dependent on our ability to listen and communicate responsively” Jo Grace, The Sensory Projects. 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 £143.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £0.00
  4. Level 1 awareness of mental health and well-being
    Last Few Places
    Course Date:  Mon 15 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    PLEASE CONTACT DIRECTLY FOR PLACES ON THIS COURSE, AS THE WEBSITE IT NOT WORKING. Joanna.akram@citylit.ac.uk



    THIS COURSE IS FREE IF YOU ARE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS OR EARNING BELOW £20,962 (YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW EVIDENCE OF THIS)



    According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 4 people experience mental ill-health at some point in their lives. That's why the right support needs to be available to allow those with poor mental health to get back to being their best selves. This course is for people who want to find out more about mental health and well-being, in relation to their own mental health and others they may wish to support or work with. We highly recommend taking this course if you are thinking about applying for the understanding working in mental health course (KMA12). 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 £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £0.00
  5. Mental health first aid
    Last Few Places Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 13 Jun 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online



    THIS COURSE IS FREE IF YOU ARE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS OR EARNING BELOW £20,962 (YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW EVIDENCE OF THIS)



    Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person developing mental ill health or in a mental health crisis. Increase your awareness and confidence in recognising the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues. Understand how to respond appropriately.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £30.00
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