Health and Social Care training courses

Skilled workforces build business success

Developing the skills of your staff

In the ever growing Health and Social Care industry, it’s vital to ensure your staff are well trained and up to date with the latest developments and initiatives. That’s why we’ve drawn on our vast experience and suite of over 140 qualifications to ensure our training meets the needs of your business and your staff.

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Fully funded training*

Thanks to the European Social Fund and the Education and Skills Funding Agency, training is fully funded in the following areas:

What courses are on offer?

Health and Social Care Diploma – Level 2
This qualification is delivered entirely in the workplace, meaning your staff are assessed on the essential skills and knowledge they need to do their job well. On average it will take around six months to complete.
Health and Social Care packages
These packages feature a series of carefully selected modules designed to provide the skills, experience and understanding to deliver high standards of care and support. These courses are delivered online, meaning your employees can fit learning around work and home life.
Short courses
We offer a number of short online courses which provide specific training suitable for a variety of health and social care roles. We’re always adding to the list, here are some examples:
  • Communication skills
  • Autism awareness
  • Retirement home management
  • Ethics and values in social care

Courses offer at a glance

Course Type Study Type
Workplace Online Classroom
Packages No Yes No
Diploma Yes No No
Short Courses No Yes No

What are the business benefits?

Many employers across the UK, drawn from a range of sectors, are reporting that skills shortages in their workforce are affecting the productivity of their business. Forward-thinking employers are addressing this problem by investing in training and development to attract and retain the staff they need to thrive.

Providing opportunities for staff to develop their knowledge, skills and resources makes good business sense – and not just for filling a skills gap. Quality employer support increases employee engagement, motivation and job satisfaction, and plays a key role in talent retention.


Our training is fully funded* so there’s no cost to you or your employees. We’ll work closely with you to help you understand the funding and course options available to you and your staff.


Once your staff have completed their course their learning doesn’t have to stop there, we can support them in progressing their career within your business. We offer a wide range of courses including higher level professional qualifications and Apprenticeships to provide career progression pathways for your staff.

Why learndirect?

learndirect is the UK’s largest provider of skills, training and employment services and has supported over 75,000 organisations to improve the skills of their workforce.

Our tailored approach will meet the unique needs of your business, equipping your people with new skills and qualifications designed to tackle skills gaps and boost productivity.

*Subject to eligibility criteria

For more information call our expert advisors on 0345 5210066 or fill in the form to arrange a callback.

Find out more about our skills support for the workforce programme >>

To find out more about fully funded workplace training call 0345 5210066 or fill in the form below to request a callback

Courses available in the following*:

*We are constantly developing our training courses, if you do not see what you are looking for, please contact us as we also offer bespoke training courses for businesses in your area.

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