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
    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
  2. Level 2 nature based health intervention
    Course Date:  Tue 14 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)



    ‘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
  3. Level 1 substance misuse awareness
    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
  4. Preparation for level 2 study
    Course Date:  Wed 22 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)



    If you would like to take one of our level 2 courses in care and support, this course is essential, especially if you have been out of education for some time, or you are completely new to this subject.

    This course will allow you to develop the skills and effective learning behaviours to reach your full potential in a learning environment. This course is suitable for people who have not been education for some time or are new to education. It is recommended that learners take this course if they need to build on their learning skills before embarking on some of our level 2 programmes. Feel free to contact us for more information: joanna.akram@citylit.ac.uk.

    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

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00
  5. Level 1 adult social care
    Last Few Places
    Course Date:  Thu 23 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)



    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
  6. Entry level 3 - Essential Digital Skills Qualification
    Course Date:  Thu 7 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  OS - Off Site

    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)



    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
  7. Level 1 community action/community project planning
    Course Date:  Mon 10 Jan 2022

    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)



    Do you have a great idea that could change your community? Would you like to help and inspire other people? This course is everything you need to start your own community action project. Delivered by an experienced project manager and community leader. 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 £419.00 Senior fee £419.00
  8. Understanding working with people with mental health issues
    Course Date:  Mon 10 Jan 2022

    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)



    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
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  9. Level 2 award youth work
    Course Date:  Fri 21 Jan 2022

    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)





    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
  10. Level 1/2 Leadership in care and support
    Course Date:  Tue 25 Jan 2022

    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



    Have you been working in the health, social care, youth or community sector for sometime? Or have you been volunteering and would like to gain paid work? This course will help you to develop your confidence and skills to apply for roles that have more responsibility.

    This course comprises of 2 qualifications. The level 1 award in developing confidence and self awareness, and the level 2 award in leadership skills, so on successful completion of this course you will receive two certificates. These have been chosen to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to progress into leadership roles in health and social care based roles.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00
  11. Information, advice or guidance: level 2 certificate
    Course Date:  Fri 4 Mar 2022

    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).

    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
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Award in peer mentoring: level 2
    Course Date:  Wed 2 Jun 2021 (and 1 other date)

    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)



    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
  15. Mental health first aid
    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
    Rating:
    80% of 100

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