Course Overview

Autism is a condition which presents itself as a wide spectrum of disorders, and is prevalent through the UK. People who have autistic spectrum disorders can be affected differently, with cases ranging from mild to severe.

Throughout this qualification, you will gain an understanding of the spectrum of autistic disorders and how they can affect people in a variety of ways, as well as exploring the importance of using a person-centred approach to provide support. You will also understand how to use appropriate communication skills and positive behaviour to encourage individuals with autistic spectrum conditions to live fulfilling and independent lives.

Who is suitable?

This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to develop their understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals to live healthy and fulfilled lives. The course will benefit anyone working, or looking to work, with individuals who have an autistic spectrum condition.

What you will learn

This course is split into six manageable units:

Unit 1: Introduction to autism

Unit 2: Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism

Unit 3: Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism

Unit 4: Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism

Unit 5: Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism

Unit 6: Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives

Learning method

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study.

This course is available:

  • Online

  • Paper-based

  • Paper-based learning with online assessments

Benefits

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification

  • Improve your skills to help create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry

  • Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study

  • Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.

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Course Overview

UK employers have recently reported a shortage in the amount of skilled business and administration staff, despite more than four and a half million people already working in this sector. This figure is expected to rise in coming years as the shortage of skills needs to be filled.

Have you got what it takes to provide the crucial everyday support that organisations need to run their business, meet their targets and be successful? Well, this qualification provides you with a thorough understanding of all the aspects of a business administration role, which could enable you to progress within a business environment.

Who is suitable?

This qualification is ideal for anyone with an interest in the responsibilities and tasks involved in a business administration role. By exploring the principles of supporting events, project management and changes within a business environment, you will develop a competitive and impressive knowledge about this sector which can help you start a new career or progress within a current role.

What you will learn

This course is split into seven manageable units:

Unit 1: Principles of providing administrative services

Unit 2: Principles of business document production and information management

Unit 3: Understand communication in a business environment

Unit 4: Understand employer organisations

Unit 5: Understand how to develop working relationships with colleagues

Unit 6: Understand how to carry out business administration tasks

Unit 7: Understand how to prepare text.

Learning method

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study.

This course is available:

  • Online

  • Paper-based

  • Paper-based learning with online assessments

The online course is available on The Skills Network’s online learning platform, EQUAL. Online learning with a difference, EQUAL features:

  • Exciting and engaging content

  • Interactivity – featuring videos and games to enhance learning

  • Virtual tutors who offer hints, tips and guidance throughout the course

Benefits

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification

  • Create a long-standing career pathway in a variety of business environments

  • Courses are delivered as a distance learning, allowing learners to choose when and where to study

  • Personal tutors are assigned to ensure learners have the support needed to succeed

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Course Overview

Many job roles involve interaction with customers, clients or colleagues to inform, advise or guide them, and there are many techniques it is important to be aware of in order to carry this out effectively.

This course aims to equip you with the practical skills needed to successfully convey information, advice or guidance in a wide range of situations and sectors. The course covers a variety of key topics crucial to providing an excellent and efficient service, including questioning, listening and communicating techniques, the importance of confidentiality and how to overcome barriers.

Who is suitable?

This course is suitable for anyone working in, or looking to work in, a role which involves the giving of information, advice or guidance. The knowledge gained by carrying out this qualification is transferable across a wide range of sectors, allowing you to apply it to your own employment context. The minimum age requirement is 16 years old.

What you will learn

This course is split into five manageable units:

Unit 1: Information, advice or guidance in practice.

Unit 2: Developing interaction skills for information, advice or guidance.

Unit 3: Signposting and referral in information, advice or guidance.

Unit 4: Information, advice or guidance in context.

Unit 5: Skills for advice providers.

Learning method

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study.
This course is available:

  • Paper-based

  • Paper-based learning with online assessments - No exams.

Benefits

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification.

  • Improve your communication skills to help you create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry.

  • Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study.

  • Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.

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Course Overview

Did you know one in four British adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem each year? The most common is mixed anxiety and depression, but there are many other issues which have a huge impact on a person’s life and the people around them.

Anyone who works around people with mental health problems needs to understand each condition fully. Likewise, anyone who has seen someone experience mental health problems would benefit from understanding the meaning, causes, effects, symptoms and management of the condition. This nationally recognised qualification covers all of these aspects and is the perfect place to start.

Who is suitable?

The qualification is suitable for anyone who wishes to increase their knowledge of mental health problems, the factors that cause mental ill-health and the ways that mental health problems can be managed. The course is also suitable for those who already work in this area, anyone who wants to secure a job linked to mental health and anyone who wants to gain more knowledge for personal reasons.

What you will learn

This course is split into 13 manageable units:

Unit 1: Understanding mental health

Unit 2: Understanding stress

Unit 3: Understanding anxiety

Unit 4: Understanding phobias

Unit 5: Understanding depression

Unit 6: Understanding post-natal depression

Unit 7: Understanding bipolar disorder

Unit 8: Understanding schizophrenia

Unit 9: Understanding dementia

Unit 10: Understanding eating disorders

Unit 11: Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Unit 12: Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Unit 13: Understanding Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Learning method

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study.
This course is available:

  • Paper-based

  • Paper-based learning with online assessments - No exams.

Benefits

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification

  • Improve your skills to help create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry

  • Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study

  • Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.

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Course Overview

The NHS spent more than £6.8 billion on medicines in 2015-16 and experts believe that more than 50% of all medication is prescribed, dispensed or sold inappropriately every single year. Furthermore, half of all patients in the UK fail to take their medication correctly. These facts can often lead to disastrous consequences, especially when medication ends up in the wrong hands.

By completing this course, you will not only gain a nationally recognised qualification, but will also develop and improve your knowledge and skills in the handling of medication in health and social care.

Who is suitable?

This qualification is ideal for anyone who works in the healthcare sector or anyone who wishes to work in this sector in the future. The qualification is also suitable for anyone who handles medication while in a caring role.

What you will learn

This course is split into four manageable units:

Unit 1: Understand medication and prescriptions

Unit 2: Supply, storage and disposal of medication

Unit 3: Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication

Unit 4: Record keeping and audit processes for medication

Learning method

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study.
This course is available:

  • Paper-based

  • Paper-based learning with online assessments - No exams.

Benefits

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification.

  • Improve your communication skills to help you create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry.

  • Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study.

  • Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.

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Course Overview

In the UK today there are a large number of people living with a common health condition. These conditions have varying effects upon individuals, but they all require continual management to minimise the effect they have on an individual’s day to day life.

By completing this course you will not only gain an awareness of the signs, symptoms and treatments available for a variety of common health conditions, but you will also learn how to care for individuals and enable them to manage, monitor and control their condition.

Who is suitable?

This qualification is ideal for anyone already working in, or intending to work in, the healthcare sector. It is also suitable for anyone who wishes to further understand a variety of common health conditions they may encounter among people in their care. Carrying out this course demonstrates a willingness to understand how to care for individuals who are living with the effects of common health conditions.

What you will learn

This course is split into 6 manageable units:

Unit 1: Understand how to contribute to monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions

Unit 2: Understand cardiovascular disease

Unit 3: Stroke awareness

Unit 4: Arthritis awareness

Unit 5: Understand physical disability

Unit 6: Parkinson’s disease awareness

Learning method

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study.
This course is available:

  • Paper-based

  • Paper-based learning with online assessments - No exams.

Benefits

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification

  • Improve your healthcare skills to help you create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry

  • Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study

  • Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have

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Course Overview

Every year in the UK, more than one in three adults aged over 65 falls and injures themselves as a result. Falls have been the most common and serious type of accident experienced by people over 65 for many years, as well as the leading cause of death from injury for people aged over 75.

Falls, and injuries from falls, can affect a person’s confidence, impact on their mental health and quality of life, and prevent a person from living independently. It is crucial that those working in the health and social care sector are aware of how to prevent falls and how to take care of someone who has experienced a fall. This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of the impact and consequences of a fall, the risks and hazards that could result in a fall, and how to prevent or reduce the risk of falls.

Who is suitable?

This course is ideal for learners who wish to increase their awareness and understanding of falls and how to prevent them. Anyone who currently works in the health and social care sector and wishes to progress their career would benefit from this course, as well as anyone who is looking to work in the sector. The qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 or above.

What you will learn

This course is split into four units:

Unit 1: Falls in context

Unit 2: The risk factors and causes of falls

Unit 3: Falls assessment and prevention

Unit 4: Managing falls.

Learning method

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. We ensure you get all the support you need throughout your course in the form of a personal Tutor and a Learner Support Advisor.

This course is available:

  • Paper-based

  • Paper-based learning with online assessments.

All of our award-winning, paper-based learning resources are of the highest quality and are designed to be engaging and interactive to keep you focused on your learning at all times.

Benefits

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification

  • Establish a long-standing career pathway within the health and social care sector

  • This course is delivered via distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where you study

  • Study will enhance both your personal skills and professional development

  • Personal tutors are assigned to you to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.

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Course Overview

A new case of dementia arises somewhere in the world every four seconds. Dementia not only affects the individual themselves, but can also devastate their family, friends and entire lifestyle.

Whether you are looking to start or develop a career in the care industry, or you simply want to know more about dementia for personal reasons, this course is the perfect place to start, as it explores crucial elements of the different types of dementia. The knowledge you will gain from this course could help you care for a friend or relative with dementia and enhance your understanding of their needs and behaviour.

Who is suitable?

This course is suitable for those working in the care profession, or anyone looking into a career in this field of work. This qualification is also suitable for home carers or anyone who has an interest in learning more about dementia.

What you will learn

This course is split into seven manageable units:

Unit 1: Dementia awareness

Unit 2: Person-centered approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia

Unit 3: Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia

Unit 4: Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care

Unit 5: Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach

Unit 6: Understand behaviour in the context of dementia

Unit 7: Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care

Learning method

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study.

This course is available:

  • Online

  • Paper-based

  • Paper-based learning with online assessments

The online course is available on The Skills Network’s online learning platform, EQUAL. Online learning with a difference, EQUAL features:

  • Exciting and engaging content

  • Interactivity – featuring videos and games to enhance learning

  • Virtual tutors who offer hints, tips and guidance throughout the course

Benefits

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification

  • Create a long-standing career pathway within the care industry

  • Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study

  • Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed

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Course Overview

Every year, one in ten hospital patients develop a healthcare associated infection during their stay in a UK hospital. Approximately 5,000 patients die as a direct result of one of these infections.

In most cases, these infections are difficult to treat and can complicate any other current or previous illnesses that a patient has, as well as causing distress for the individual and their family.

Taking this course can help tackle the outbreak of infection in hospitals and healthcare settings by helping you understand the causes and spread of infection and how you can help to control it.

Who is suitable?

Infection prevention is crucial to saving lives, so this course is of high importance to any existing or new healthcare employees. The information contained in the course is vital to anyone who wishes to work in the healthcare sector in the future.

What you will learn

This course is split into four manageable units:

Unit 1: Principles of the causes and spread of infection in health care settings

Unit 2: Principles of the importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings

Unit 3: Principles of decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings

Unit 4: Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care setting

Learning method

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study.

This course is available:

  • Online

  • Paper-based

  • Paper-based learning with online assessments

The online course is available on The Skills Network’s online learning platform, EQUAL. Online learning with a difference, EQUAL features:

  • Exciting and engaging content

  • Interactivity – featuring videos and games to enhance learning

  • Virtual tutors who offer hints, tips and guidance throughout the course

Benefits

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification

  • Study will enhance both personal skills and professional development

  • The programme is delivered via distance learning, allowing you to choose where and when you study

  • On average, the course should only take between 10-16 weeks to complete

  • Personal tutors are assigned to each individual learner to ensure you have the necessary support needed to be successful.

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Course Overview

In the UK alone, there are 30,000 people with a severe learning disability whose behaviour can challenge. However, behaviour that challenges is not limited to people with learning disabilities, which is why it is vital to raise awareness and understanding of this type of behaviour and its effects.

This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of behaviour that challenges, including how to support positive behaviour, the importance of effective communication in managing behaviour, and the role of reflection and support for those involved in incidents of behaviour that challenges.

Who is suitable?

This course is ideal for learners who wish to develop an in-depth knowledge of behaviour that challenges in order to progress into related employment in health and social care. Anyone who currently works in education or health and social care settings would also benefit from the course. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 or above.

What you will learn

This course is split into four manageable units:

Unit 1: Understand behaviour that challenges

Unit 2: Understand how to support positive behaviour

Unit 3: Understand the importance of effective communication and the management of behaviour that challenges

Unit 4: Understand the role of reflection and support for those involved in incidents of behaviour that challenges.

Learning method

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. We ensure you get all the support you need throughout your course in the form of a personal tutor and a learner support advisor.

This course is available:

  • Paper-based

  • Paper-based learning with online assessments.

All of our award-winning, paper-based learning resources are of the highest quality and are designed to be engaging and interactive to keep you focused on your learning at all times.

Benefits

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification

  • Establish a long-standing career pathway within the health and social care sector

  • This course is delivered via distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where you study

  • Study will enhance both your personal skills and professional development

  • Personal tutors are assigned to you to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.

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Course Overview

One in ten children have a diagnosable mental health condition, and 75% of mental health problems have begun by the age of 24. Mental ill health can affect a young person in every area of their life, including family, school, friendships, the workplace and the wider world. Mental ill health can be worsened by negative stereotypes and stigma from the media who portray mental illness as shameful and dangerous.

This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of mental health conditions including depression and anxiety, the legislation and guidance surrounding mental health, risk factors that may affect mental well-being and how to build resilience against these, and the impact mental health concerns may have on young people and others.

Who is suitable?

This course is ideal for learners who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of children and young people’s mental health. This qualification supports progression onto further mental health qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sector.

What you will learn

This course is split into five manageable units:

Unit 1: Understand Children and Young People’s Mental Health in Context

Unit 2: Understand Factors which may affect Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Unit 3: Understand Children and Young People’s Mental Health Concerns

Unit 4: Understand the Impact of Children and Young People’s Mental Health Concerns

Unit 5: Understand how to Support Children and Young People with Mental Health Concerns.

Learning method

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. We ensure you get all the support you need throughout your course in the form of a personal Tutor and a Learner Support Advisor.

This course is available:

  • Paper-based

  • Paper-based learning with online assessments.

All of our award-winning, paper-based learning resources are of the highest quality and are designed to be engaging and interactive to keep you focused on your learning at all times.

Benefits

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification

  • Establish a long-standing career pathway within the health and social care sector

  • This course is delivered via distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where you study

  • Study will enhance both your personal skills and professional development

  • Personal Tutors are assigned to you to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.

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Course Overview

Data protection compliance is an essential legal requirement for all organisations. Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May 2018, it is more vital than ever that everyone who works with personal data understands the laws and acts in compliance, as the penalties can be severe.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification.

  • Improve your knowledge of data protection and the importance of keeping data secure.

  • Further your professional development with skills that are vital for anyone who handles data.

  • Learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend college.

What you will learn

  • Current data protection legislation, and how it is applied

  • Organisational procedures concerning data.

  • Possible threats to ICT systems and data, and how to protect against them.

  • Consequences of not protecting data, and the impact of possible breaches.

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Course Overview

Digital Promotion for Business is designed to support small businesses and upskill individuals who are seeking employment or looking to improve their job prospects.

The course will provide learners with essential skills in SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), online transactions and social media to name but a few.

Who is suitable?

Digital skills are required in every industry so don't think this programme is only for those interested in a career in digital marketing.

Whether the individual is interested in hairdressing, catering or professional services, this programme can and will enhance their overall skill set and increase chances of landing their dream job.

What you will learn

There are 8 units - accredited and approved by national educational organisation NCFE

Unit 1: Discover how digital promotions are an increasingly important part of an organisation's promotional activity, and the role they can play in an organisation's overall marketing.

Unit 2: Look at the process of internet searching from the customers' angle, and then see how SEO can be used to generate more traffic towards an organisation's website.

Unit 3: Look at a range of different ways in which digital promotions can be used to reach the customer.

Unit 4: The emphasis is not just on digital promotions but on the use of conventional established media such as newspapers, radio and TV.

Unit 5: See how important content is in making a promotion successful.

Unit 6: Learn how to identify the advantages and disadvantages of new techniques in digital promotions.

Unit 7: Find out what customers are using and what they want and expect from an organisation's communications into their online social world.

Unit 8: Learn why measurement is important and how this benefits your organisation or one you are familiar with.

Learning method

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Course Overview

Be the proud owner of a PWA (Progressive Web App) - an app that is delivered through your web browser. PWAs combine the power of a mobile website and a native app and are accessible across all mobile devices.

The drag-and-drop software makes it simple to build an app and the online course will guide you through every step of the process.

With two thirds of digital time spent on mobile devices there has never been a better time to go mobile...

PWAs are accessible across all mobile devices as well as desktop.

PWAs are accessible across all mobile devices as well as desktop.

 

What you will learn

This course is split into six manageable units:

Unit 1: What is a PWA? Discover one of the biggest emerging mobile technologies in the last several years.

Unit 2: Design - The design step is where you'll create a dynamic design for your app home screen, choose the navigation type and create each feature's styling, such as the colour, background image and font.

Unit 3: Build - The build step is where you manage the majority of your app's content, including adding and changing the app's features

Unit 4: Manage - Get to grips with your apps robust analytics and learn how to send push notifications.

Unit 5: Promote - The Promotional Kit is an all in one solution to create seamless promotional material for your business. The kit includes a Poster, Table Tents and Table Cards.

Unit 6: Publish - Gain access to your PWA!

Learning method

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Course Overview

Our free online course will teach you in-demand videography skills - learn how to film professional interviews that could save a potential employer thousands of pounds a year in marketing.

Video is what consumers - people who purchases good or services - are spending most of their time online. Very few businesses, like Apple, set trends that consumers follow. More often than not, businesses must go to where the consumers are. Right now, that’s video.

What you will learn

This course is split into six manageable units:

Unit 1: Introduction to video

Unit 2: Preparing to record

Unit 3: In front of camera

Unit 4: Recording a video using a smartphone

Unit 5: Editing a video using a smartphone

Unit 6: Uploading a video to YouTube

Learning method

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Course Overview

The two big advantages of email marketing are price and ease. Emailing is an inexpensive way to advertise your company and its products and/or services compared to many other types of marketing.

It's also extremely easy to set up and track (see how it works) an email marketing campaign making it a very accessible type of marketing for small businesses.

What you will learn

This course is split into four manageable units:

Unit 1: Email marketing and the benefits

Unit 2: Creating lists and segmentations

Unit 3: Planning an email campaign

Unit 4: Sending your campaigns

Learning method

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