Health & Social Care Courses

Our range of CPD-certified e-learning for health care including the Care Certificate

Accredited E-learning for Health Care

CareTuition provides online health and social care courses and e learning for health care which is accredited by the CPD Certification Service in the UK.

E-learning is becoming an increasingly popular method of training and education in the healthcare sector. E-learning for health care allows  professionals to learn at their own pace and in their own time. This can be particularly useful for those who work irregular hours and need to keep their CPD up to date with health and social care courses. It can also be a cost-effective way to provide training and education as an employer, as it can be delivered to large numbers of people at a relatively low cost.

E-learning for health care can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection, making it particularly useful for healthcare professionals working in remote or rural areas. Online learning can be designed to be interactive and engaging, using multimedia elements such as videos, quizzes, and simulations to enhance the learning experience. It can also be updated quickly and easily to reflect changes in guidelines, regulations, or best practices in healthcare while reducing the amount of time spent away from work for classroom-based training.

There are many health and social care courses available via e-learning for healthcare professionals, covering a wide range of topics from statutory and mandatory training to management. It is important to ensure that any e-learning courses you undertake are accredited by a recognised body such as the CPD Certification Service and meet the standards required for your profession.

E-learning for Health Care

Our health and social care courses are recognised & trusted by the UK care industry

Accessible Health and Social Care Courses for any Qualification Level

Our courses are aimed at anyone who is new to UK care work. They’re easy to understand and highly accessible, but we like to hold ourselves to the standards of regular colleges and universities. That’s why you’ll find concise, well-written learning materials throughout and testing that is carefully designed to meet recognised learning outcomes.

There is no qualification level required for any of our short courses – all you need is a basic grasp of the English language and a high-school level of education.

We welcome anybody onto our courses who is seeking a solid understanding of the key principles underpinning the UK health & social care and nursing industries.

All our courses can be completed entirely online – no tutors or lectures are required. Some of our learning is also free to use – you only pay for the optional certificates. Just absorb our learning materials and complete the short online tests – simple! You can download your  certificates instantly & as many times as you need. Since we’re CPD certified your certificates will be recognised by employers, CQC inspectors or anyone else who needs to be sure you’re compliant. Our certificates start at only £5 and courses take from only 1 hour to complete.

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The Care Certificate

All the recognised UK training standards for care work in one high-quality course.

 

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Safeguarding Adults

Learn the principles of keeping vulnerable adults safe from harm by preventing neglect & abuse.

 

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£5

Handling Information

Learn how to handle sensitive personal data & how it should be shared under UK law.

 

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The Care Certificate

All the recognised UK training standards for care work in one high-quality course.

 

£5

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Safeguarding Adults

Learn the principles of keeping vulnerable adults safe from harm by preventing neglect & abuse.

 

£5

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Handling Information

Learn how to handle sensitive personal data & how it should be shared under UK law.

 

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£5

Mental Health, Dementia & Learning Disability

Gain an understanding of mental disorders and conditions affecting the brain.

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Infection Prevention & Control

Learn the basics of preventing the spread of infection and disease in a care setting.

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Fluids & Nutrition 

Learn the basics of food safety and how to provide a balanced diet & maintain hydration.

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Mental Health, Dementia & Learning Disability

Gain an understanding of mental disorders and conditions affecting the brain.

 

£5

5/5

 

Infection Prevention & Control

Learn the basics of preventing the spread of infection and disease in a care setting.

 

£5

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Fluids & Nutrition

 

Learn the basics of food safety and how to provide a balanced diet & maintain hydration.

Health and Social Care Courses and Career Progression

Health and social care is a diverse and rewarding field, with many different qualifications and career pathways available. There are clear paths for progression which can begin with an induction training standard such as our Care Certificate course. Here is an example of a qualification progression in health and social care in England:

  1. Care Certificate: The Care Certificate is a set of 15 standards that provide a structured learning framework for new healthcare support workers and adult social care workers.

  2. Level 2 Diploma in Care: The Level 2 Diploma in Care is a nationally recognised qualification for healthcare support workers and adult social care workers. It provides a more in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a care worker, and covers topics such as communication, health and safety, and person-centered care.

  3. Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care: The Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care is a more advanced qualification for workers who have some experience in the sector. It provides a deeper understanding of the issues and challenges faced in health and social care, and covers topics such as equality and diversity, mental health, and supporting individuals with dementia.

  4. Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services: The Level 5 Diploma is designed for managers and senior practitioners in health and social care. It provides the knowledge and skills required to lead and manage teams, develop and implement policies and procedures, and improve the quality of care.

  5. Foundation degree in Health and Social Care: A foundation degree in Health and Social Care provides a combination of academic study and practical experience, and is designed for those who want to progress to higher education but who may not have traditional qualifications or experience.

  6. Bachelor’s degree in Health and Social Care: A bachelor’s degree in Health and Social Care provides a more in-depth understanding of the sector and covers topics such as health policy, social justice, and research methods. Graduates may go on to work in a variety of roles, including management, research, and policy development.

The Care Certificate can be a good foundation for further study and progression in health and social care. One qualification that the Care Certificate can lead to is the Level 2 Diploma in Care, with many learning providers mapping the Care Certificate outcomes directly into their Level 2 qualifications.

The Level 2 Diploma in Care is a nationally recognised qualification for healthcare support workers and adult social care workers. It covers a wide range of topics and skills, including:

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Health and safety
  • Equality and diversity
  • Safeguarding
  • Person-centered care
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Handling information
  • Duty of care

The Care Certificate covers many of the same topics as the Level 2 Diploma in Care, and so completing the Care Certificate can provide a good foundation of knowledge and skills that can be built upon with further study. In fact, some employers may require their staff to complete the Care Certificate as a prerequisite to undertaking the Level 2 Diploma in Care.

While the Care Certificate may provide a foundation for the Level 2 Diploma in Care, it’s important to note that the Level 2 Diploma is a more in-depth qualification that requires further study and assessment. The Level 2 Diploma in Care typically takes between 12 and 18 months to complete, and involves both classroom-based learning and practical work experience.

The Care Certificate can be a good starting point for further study and progression in health and social care, and can lead to the Level 2 Diploma in Care. However, it’s important to research the specific requirements and qualifications needed to progress in your chosen career path, and to work with your employer or training provider to ensure that you are meeting the necessary standards and requirements.

Some Health and Social Care qualifications can also form part of the pathway into adult nursing. The Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care can be a good foundation for a career in nursing, as it provides a solid understanding of the sector and the skills required to work in a care environment. However, it’s important to note that becoming a registered nurse requires additional education and training beyond the Level 3 Diploma.

In order to become a registered nurse in England, you will need to complete a nursing degree program that is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). There are different routes into nursing, including:

  1. Bachelor of Nursing (BN): A full-time undergraduate degree program that typically takes three years to complete.

  2. Master of Nursing (MN): A postgraduate degree program that is designed for students who already have a degree in another subject.

  3. Nursing Degree Apprenticeship: A work-based learning program that combines on-the-job training with academic study.

While the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care is not a requirement for entry to nursing degree programs, it can provide a strong foundation of knowledge and experience that may be beneficial when pursuing a nursing qualification. It’s also worth noting that some nursing programs may offer ‘top-up’ courses that allow students with prior qualifications and experience to gain advanced standing or credit towards their degree.

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