Free courses for charities from The Skills Network

Primary interest
Voluntary sector

The Skills Network are offering a range of funded Level 2 Courses*. The courses are open to those working or volunteering in charities and community groups in the town, aged 19 or over and who have lived in the EU for the last three years.

The online distance learning courses are all assessment based, submitted either on paper or through the e-learning platform EQUAL. Courses typically take 16 weeks to finish requiring around 2-3 hours of study per week.

The range of available courses can be found below. If you are interested in finding out more please contact info@rva.org.uk with the following information:

  • The course you are interested in.
  • The name of the organisation for which you currently work or volunteer.
  • Any dates during the working week that you will be unavailable to attend a 1-hour induction session in the coming month.

*Courses are assessed via online assessment. Failure to complete assessments may result in you becoming personally liable for the course fee. Don’t worry, there is flexibility and support available.

Course List

Children’s Mental Health

Improving Personal Exercise

Health and Nutrition

Service User Experience in Health and Social Care

Falls Prevention Awareness

Understanding Dyslexia and Other Specific Learning Difficulties

Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

Understanding Autism

Understanding Nutrition and Health

Principles of End of Life Care

Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care

Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes

Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings

Awareness of Mental Health Problems

Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care

Principles of Dementia Care

Preparing to Work in Adult Health and Social Care

Common Health Conditions

Principles of Care Planning

Introducing Caring for Children and Young People

Cleaning Knowledge and Skills

Retail Operations

Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events

Principles of Customer Service

Principles of Business Administration

Principles of Team Leading

Equality and Diversity

Information, Advice or Guidance

Counselling Skills

Retail Operations

Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events

Principles of Customer Service

Principles of Business Administration

Principles of Team Leading

Equality and Diversity Information

Advice or Guidance