There has never been a better time to begin working in the Health and
Social Care sector, and we have a range of courses to support you
into this rewarding field of work. You may be looking to upskill, boost your
career prospects or find new work opportunities – and we are here to
help.

For more Health and Social Care Adult courses, visit: www.lal.ac.uk/health-and-social-care/

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Health and Social Care

Health and Applied Social Studies


This programme aims to emphasise the causes and consequences of human actions and contextualise these to a range of social and health issues, related social and welfare policies and the operation of relevant societal institutions. It will provide a supportive and collaborative learning environment whilst developing relevant transferable skills such as critical enquiry, argument and analysis, and c...
Accrington and Rossendale College
01/09/2021
147 weeks
£7725.00
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Access to Higher Education - Health and Science


The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a Level 3 qualification that prepares 19+ students who are returning to education or who left school without the qualifications needed to progress to university. The Access to HE Diploma (Health and Science) consists of 60 credits of which 30 credits are in Biology. This allows you to progress on to health related as well as various science related ...
Accrington and Rossendale College
06/09/2021
09:30 to 16:00
34 weeks
£3380* - Eligible for Advanced Learner Loan
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Access to Higher Education - Social Science


The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a Level 3 qualification that prepares 19+ students who are returning to education or who left school without the qualifications needed to progress to university. The Access to HE Diploma (Social Science) is ideal for those who want to progress on to a degree or other Higher Education programme in a wide variety of subject areas.
Accrington and Rossendale College
06/09/2021
09:30 to 16:00
34 weeks
£3380* Eligible for Advanced Learner Loan
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Alcohol and Substance Misuse Work


The programme offers you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills across a range of frameworks, contexts and practices relating to Substance Misuse Work. Central to the Degree is an exploration of a variety of Social, Welfare, Health and Legal Policy responses to an array of Substance Misuse issues and problems. The Foundation Degree is a two year full-time Vocational Degree programm...
Accrington and Rossendale College
01/09/2021
94 weeks
£7725.00
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Award in Drug and Alcohol Awareness Level 1


Online
09/06/2021
6 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
20+ Places Remaining
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Lancashire Adult Learning
13/10/2021
05:00 to 08:00
4 weeks
£39.00
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The Waterside Centre
09/11/2021
05:00 to 08:00
4 weeks
£39.00
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Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 1


This Level 1 introductory course provides you with a basic knowledge of the adult social care sector. It covers the type of job roles and services within it, the role of communication and the importance of valuing the individuals being cared for.
The Waterside Centre
23/09/2021
13:00 to 16:00
10 weeks
£95.00
20+ Places Remaining
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Certificate in Skills for Health and Social Care Professions Level 2 - Healthcare Pathway


The awarding body for this qualification is Open Awards and it will be accredited through Lancashire Adult Learning. The Childcare and Wellbeing Pathway is part of the Health Care Professions Qualification at level 2. The aim of this course is to prepare learners for further learning, training and employment within the Health and Social Care Sector. This pathway is particularly planned to mee...
Online
13/09/2021
13 weeks
£295.00
20+ Places Remaining
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Online
13/09/2021
13 weeks
£295.00
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Online
14/09/2021
13:00 to 16:00
13 weeks
£295.00
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Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care Level 2


Online
17/09/2021
09:30 to 12:30
12 weeks
£295.00
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Certificate in Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Level 2


The awarding body for this qualification is Cache and it will be accredited through Lancashire Adult Learning. This qualification is designed for a wide range of learners who wish to understand the approaches to care and support of those with mental health problems. This qualification aims to raise awareness of: • The role of the mental health worker • The process and approaches involved in...
The Waterside Centre
14/09/2021
09:30 to 12:30
13 weeks
£295.00
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Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent Level 2


The Waterside Centre
15/09/2021
09:30 to 12:30
13 weeks
£295.00
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Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care


Accrington and Rossendale College
21/01/2022
13:00 to 16:00
15 weeks
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Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs Level 2


The awarding body for this qualification is Cache and it will be accredited through Lancashire Adult Learning. This qualification is designed for a wide range of learners who wish to understand the approaches to care and support of those with mental health problems. This qualification aims to raise awareness of: • The role of the mental health worker • The process and approaches involved in...
The Waterside Centre
14/09/2021
09:30 to 12:30
13 weeks
£295.00
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Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies (Top up)


Counsellors and Psychotherapists offer a range of services that address the mental health and wellbeing of the general public in a variety of settings.The programme will provide a sound theoretical framework and the practitioner skills required to work safely and effectively as a Counsellor. Counselling encompasses a broad set of attitudes, skills and techniques that are essentially aimed at he...
Accrington and Rossendale College
01/09/2021
1 Year
£7725.00
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Dementia Awareness


This programme provides an overview of Dementia and is delivered by a dementia champion. All participants have the opportunity to become Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends.
Online
05/07/2021
09:30 to 12:00
1 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
20+ Places Remaining
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Online
12/07/2021
10:00 to 12:00
1 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
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Online
20/09/2021
17:30 to 19:30
1 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
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Online
01/11/2021
17:30 to 19:30
1 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
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Emotional Resilience


The aim of this short online course is to provide the you with your understanding to identify your own personal strengths and weaknesses in relation to their emotional resilience. It also helps you to examine things that can be done for improvement in this area and developing an action plan and how to implement this. 12 hours online flexible learning.
Online
17/06/2021
3 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
20 Places Remaining
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Online
24/09/2021
4 weeks
£29.00
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Online
24/11/2021
4 weeks
£29.00
20 Places Remaining
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Equality & Inclusion in Health & Social Care/Children & Young People Settings


The Waterside Centre
05/10/2021
13:00 to 16:00
3 weeks
£39.00
20+ Places Remaining
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FdA Criminology and Criminal Justice


This programme has been designed for those people already working in the criminal justice sector who wish to upskill and enhance their knowledge, as well as for those people who wish to gain an insight into the nature of crime and the workings of the criminal justice system in order to pursue a career in the varied roles within the criminal justice sector. These include roles as a Probation Office...
Accrington and Rossendale College
01/09/2021
1 Year
£7725.00
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Get Into Counselling


The aim of this unit is to develop the learner’s awareness and knowledge of basic skills to get into counselling. How long is the course? The course content is designed to take around 10 hours to complete and learners will receive support to complete the course where necessary. 3 hours per week for 2 weeks plus some directed independent study
Online
02/10/2021
09:30 to 12:30
3 weeks
£45.00
20+ Places Remaining
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Online
27/11/2021
09:30 to 12:30
3 weeks
£45.00
20 Places Remaining
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Get into Working in the Health & Social Care Sector


Online
14/06/2021
2 weeks
FREE to Lancashire Residents
20+ Places Remaining
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Online
30/09/2021
18:00 to 21:00
3 weeks
£99.00
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Online
22/11/2021
09:30 to 12:30
3 weeks
£99.00
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Lancashire Adult Learning
24/11/2021
09:30 to 12:30
4 weeks
£99.00
20+ Places Remaining
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Health and Social Care Certificate Level 1


The purpose of this qualification is to introduce learners into health and social care. The course looks at types of organisations, roles and skills required as well as career opportunities across the sector. It will look at skills and knowledge to develop prior to moving into further employment or education.
The Waterside Centre
16/09/2021
18:00 to 21:00
10 weeks
£95.00
20+ Places Remaining
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Introduction to Disability


The awarding body for this qualification is Cache and it will be accredited through Lancashire Adult Learning. The aim of this course is to provide the learners with an introduction to Disability through looking more closely at three units/topics: Disability Awareness, Physical Disabilities and Learning Disabilities. Having a better awareness of disability, the impact it can have on individual...
Lancashire Adult Learning
14/10/2021
09:30 to 12:30
6 weeks
£99.00
20+ Places Remaining
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Introduction to Supporting End of Life Care


The awarding body for this qualification is NCFE (CACHE) and it will be accredited through Lancashire Adult Learning. This qualification provides the opportunity to develop an understanding of different perspectives of death and dying and the impact it has on individuals. It covers the aims and principles of end of life care, communication factors, and how to access a range of support services in ...
Lancashire Adult Learning
05/11/2021
09:30 to 12:30
6 weeks
£149.00
20+ Places Remaining
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Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care


This programme is for learners who are looking to increase their knowledge of end of life care in a vocational setting. This qualification is intended for those who work in the Health and Social Care sector whose role includes caring for those who have a life-limiting illness. It’s ideal for you if you wish to gain an understanding of end of life care – you may wish to access this qualificatio...
Accrington and Rossendale College
13/09/2021
18:00 to 21:00
24 weeks
£399.00
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Mental Health Work


The area of Mental Health Work is expanding and new roles have been developing at a fast pace. This qualification aims to assist individuals working in a mental health setting to gain the skills and knowledge needed to respond to these developments. It is also aimed at volunteers with a keen interest in the area of Mental Health Work. The Foundation Degree is a two year full-time Vocational Deg...
Accrington and Rossendale College
01/09/2021
94 weeks
£7725.00
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Professional Healthcare Management with Informatics* (subject to validation)


This is a programme leading to foundation degrees (university second year equivalent qualifications) awarded by Liverpool John Moores University with the following titles. FdA Professional Healthcare Management FdA Professional Healthcare Management with Informatics Both pathways provide a broad-based grounding in professional healthcare management. The management pathway has a focus on man...
Accrington and Rossendale College
01/09/2021
1 Year
£7725.00
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Professional Healthcare Management* (subject to validation)


This is a programme leading to a Certificate of Higher Education in Professional Healthcare Management (university first year equivalent) awarded by Liverpool John Moores University. This is a free-standing qualification for students wishing to gain the knowledge and skills needed to operate as a Professional Manager in the Healthcare sector. It also provides the first part of two Foundation De...
Accrington and Rossendale College
01/09/2021
1 Year
£7725.00
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Professional Healthcare Management* (subject to validation)


This is a programme leading to Foundation Degrees (university second year equivalent qualifications) awarded by Liverpool John Moores University with the following titles. FdA Professional Healthcare Management FdA Professional Healthcare Management with Informatics Both pathways provide a broad-based grounding in Professional Healthcare Management. The Management pathway has a focus ...
Accrington and Rossendale College
01/09/2021
1 Year
£7725.00
20+ Places Remaining
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Working with Children, Young People and Families


This programme leads to a Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Children and Families over the part-time equivalent of one full academic year. Students enrolling for the CertHE will have the option to continue to a full FdA once they successfully complete the CertHE. This programme is available to employers as part of an apprenticehip standard and is in partnership with the Un...
Accrington and Rossendale College
01/09/2021
1 Year
£7725.00
20+ Places Remaining
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