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 2 nature based health intervention
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 14 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    PLEASE BE AWARE THIS COURSE IS FREE IF YOU ARE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS OR EARINING A LOW WAGE, PLEASE SEE THE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS.







    ‘Green care’ or ‘nature based interventions for health’ is a growing area of study and practice.



    This course is for learners who are working in the environmental, health or outdoors sectors, or those who want to develop a career in these sectors. It can be for those who have been asked to support green care and other nature based intervention initiatives and may have little or limited knowledge of the concept of social prescribing.







    Recent studies bring together evidence from across the UK that shows the multiple benefits of nature based approaches to health. Doctors and health professionals are now using ‘social prescription’ in all parts of the UK and consequently, there is a need to develop an understanding of how these approaches fit into these health developments. 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 £399.00 Senior fee £399.00
  2. Entry level 3 - Essential Digital Skills Qualification
    Course start 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
  3. Understanding working with people with mental health issues
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 10 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you currently work in the mental health field, or are you interested in getting into this area? This course will increase your understanding of mental wellbeing and mental ill health. You will investigate the common signs and symptoms of mental health issues as well as exploring the range of agencies involved in the sector. You will identify best practice in planning care that supports people holistically. The course is particularly useful if you are studying or hoping to work in support work, care work or mental health. Applications are encouraged from learners who have used support services or have experienced homelessness. On successful completion you will achieve the level 2 understanding working with people with mental health needs certificate. 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 £599.00 Senior fee £599.00
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  4. Level 2 certificate in health and social care
    ONLINE
    Course start 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
  5. Level 2 award youth work
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Level 2 award in youth work provides learners with the knowledge and skills they need to progress into a career in youth work practice. This qualification is designed for people who are already working in a youth work environment (public, voluntary or private sector, paid or unpaid) in an assisting or supportive role and who are supervised. If you aren't in a role already, we can help you to look for and apply for places suitable to you. Feel free to contact us for information about this course: 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 £488.00 Senior fee £488.00
  6. Children and young people's mental health
    Evening,ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    The emotional health and well-being of children is just as important as their physical health and well-being. In 2016 10% of 5-16 years olds were diagnosed with a significant mental health illness. This course will introduce you to the concepts, impacts and approaches to supporting child and youth mental health. It is aimed at those working with children or interesed in the mental health of children and young people. 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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00
  7. Information, advice or guidance: level 2 certificate
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 4 Mar 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 £479.00 Senior fee £479.00
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  8. Award in peer mentoring: level 2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 4 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    The level 2 award in peer mentoring has been developed for learners who want to be peer mentors, giving support to other individuals to enable them to make changes in their lives. The qualification provides an understanding of the peer mentoring process and the key skills used in peer mentoring. You will learn about peer mentoring with young people, people with mental health issues, addictions, homelessness and those who have experienced challenges in their lives. We welcome applications from those who have lived experience in these areas. 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 £399.00 Senior fee £399.00
  9. Managing challenging behaviour
    ONLINE
    Course start 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

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