Why not take advantage of our FREE distance learning courses here at Stephenson College? Whether or not you want to improve your job prospects or simply learn new skills for pleasure, we have a number of courses available for you to take advantage of.
You would need to attend an induction session to start the course (this can be in the workplace, depending on group size or at college). You will have 12 weeks with the support of a tutor to complete the course. Once you have completed one course it is possible to move onto another.
All short courses are fully funded; however, a charge to cover the cost of the workbook and registration fee will be incurred if a candidate does not complete their course.
If you are interested in enrolling for any of the above courses or require further information please contact the distance learning team on 01530 836 136 ext 151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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• Workplace Violence & Harassment
• Data Protection & Data Security
This 12 week short course is designed to provide you with the techniques, support and understanding that are required for working with common health conditions.
This qualification aims to develop an understanding of Counselling SKills
This qualification aims to develop an understanding of Customer Service for Health and Social Care Settings
This qualification aims to provide learners with an understanding of dementia, the functioning of the brain and the memory process whilst encouraging learners to use a person-centred approach in order to understand emotions and behaviours they may find challenging. It will also promote the application of person-centred principles to everyday care activities.
This qualification introduces learners to the concepts of Equality and Diversity. The aim is to raise awareness of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination, to identify the basic rights that all people should enjoy and the shared values people have.
This 12 week short course is designed to provide you with the techniques, support and understanding that is required for awareness of falls prevension. Falls represent the most frequent and serious type of accident in people aged 65 and over, with 10,000 falls happening each day. Falls often have both a physical and mental impact, as they can result in lack of confidence, isolation, fractures and broken bones. This course is ideal for anyone working in health and social care and those who have contact with older people who are more susceptible to falls.
The aim of this qualification is to introduce learners to different types of medicines and the policies and procedures surrounding their storage, disposal and administration. It also provides learners with an overview of legislation and an awareness of quality control, issues regarding responsibility and accountability and the role of the pharmacist in the administration of medicine.
This qualification is designed to enable those working in an Information, Advice or Guidance setting to develop their skills in order to improve their performance. There is an emphasis on communication skills, essential in any IAG job role, and includes the different methods of interacting, including group sessions.
Important issues involved for organisations providing IAG include signposting and referral, legislation, policies and procedures and managing information. This qualification aims to help you to assess and evaluate your own performance working within an IAG setting.
The Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People provides the learner with the opportunity to study a range of topics from three main areas: child care and education, babysitting and parenting responsibilities.
This qualification aims to develop an understanding Lean Organisation Management Techniques
This 12 week short course is designed to provide you with an appreciation and understanding of a number of different mental health issues that individuals may encounter. You will cover a wide range of mental health conditions including what their signs, triggers and symptoms may be and how they can affect an individual's ability to cope and function. You will also cover guidance on how to potentially manage and support individuals with a mental health illness on a day-to-day basis.
This qualification aims to develop an understanding of the principles of healthy eating and the role of food in maintaining health. It provides increased confidence in planning and achieving a healthy diet, together with an understanding of how an individual's dietary requirements change throughout their life. The qualification offers awareness of the dietary requirements of particular individuals and an understanding of food labelling.
The adult social care sector is responsible for helping people from all
walks of life, alongside their families and carers. Our nationally recognised qualification covers important areas and issues within the social care sector and, on achievement, evidences that the learner has fully understood these key principles.
In order to have a truly successful business, you need to provide good
customer service – it is believed that 96% of unhappy customers don’t ever complain, however 91% of those simply leave and never come back. The main reason for customer churn is not price but bad customer service. Handling a business’ issues in a professional and courteous manner is an essential day-to-day task.
Care workers play a key role in ensuring their residents/patients are
treated with a friendly and caring approach. Care workers have the ability to relate to people from a variety of backgrounds. After an investigation from the Care Quality Commission revealed that 424 out of 1,357 services in England are rated ‘inadequate’, the need for high-quality trained care workers has never been greater.
By 2040, the number of people aged over 64 in Britain is expected to
grow from 9.5 million to 15 million. The population is aging, meaning more people will live with serious chronic illness and need end of life care. The problems faced and support needed by people nearing the end of life is wide-ranging and a good understanding of pain management, support and quality of life is essential for all carers.
Strong team leadership is essential for providing guidance, direction
and instruction within a group and inevitably leads to more effective
teamwork and more motivated employees. Being able to manage a team effectively is critical in the current job market, where employee productivity and team outcomes are closely monitored.
Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings Certificate Level 2
The control and prevention of infection plays an important role in the
infrastructure of the healthcare system. An estimated 300,000 patients a year acquire some form of healthcare-related infection. Our nationally recognised qualification is designed to provide an understanding of the importance of prevention and control of infection and, on achievement, evidences that the learner has fully understood these key principles
This qualification aims to:
Develop learners’ understanding of autism and the principles of
supporting individuals with autism - covering the person-centred
approach and influence of positive communication methods,
how to support positive behaviour and how individuals with
autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.
The objective of this qualification is to help learners to:
Progress within employment in a variety of sectors, and in a
number of job roles where an understanding of autism and
knowledge of how to support people with autism is required.
This 12 week short course is designed to provide you with the techniques, support and understanding that is required for working with individuals who have challenging behavior.
This 12 week short course is designed to provide you with the techniques, support and understanding that is required for u young people’s mental health. The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health is designed to equip learners with an understanding of the concepts, risk factors and impact of mental health. The course is aimed at learners in healthcare, social care and education.
This 12 week short course is designed to provide you with the techniques, support and understanding for common childhood illnesses. The Level 2 Certificate is designed to equip learners with an understanding of the concepts, risk factors and impact of these illnesses. The course is aimed at learners in healthcare, social care and education.
Data protection compliance is an essential legal requirement for all organisations. Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came in to 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.
This course will improve your knowledge of data protection and the importance of keeping data secure.
Last year over 176,000 safeguarding alerts were reported to councils. Physical abuse and neglect was the main trigger for these alerts. Our nationally recognised qualification considers the importance of dignity and safeguarding within the adult health and social care sector and, on achievement, evidences that the learner has fully understood these key principles.
This 12 week short course is designed to provide you with the techniques, support and understanding that is required for Safeguarding and Prevent. The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent is designed to equip learners with an understanding of recognising the signs of abuse, how to reduce the risk of radicalisation and the potential consequences of illegal online activity.
This 12 week short course is designed to provide you with the techniques, support and understanding that is required for working with individuals who have specific learning difficulties. Having a learning difficulty means that people find it harder to learn certain skills. It is important for those working in healthcare, social care and education to have knowledge of different Specific Learning Difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported.
By 2030 diabetes is expected to be responsible for almost 3 million deaths a year worldwide. Our nationally recognised qualification is designed to provide an understanding of the different types of diabetes and how they occur and, on achievement, evidences that the learner has fully understood these key principles.
This 12 week short course is designed to provide you with the techniques, support and understanding that is required for working with individuals who have mental health problems. You will cover many issues including understanding mental health lllness and regulated legislation, as well as raising your awareness of the processes and approaches involved in the care and support of those who experience mental health issues.
Workplace violence and harassment can have huge consequences for employers, employees and the work environment. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) estimates that 29% of people have been bullied at work, and more than 1 in 3 people who report being bullied leave their job because of it. Understanding effective communication and ways to reduce conflict in the workplace will help to create a more positive working environment, benefiting both employers and employees, and improving job satisfaction, health and well-being, and productivity.
Recent statistics suggest that there are around 350,000 people with severe or profound learning disabilities living in the UK. Those affected by a learning disability require support in various areas of life. Our nationally recognised qualification is designed to provide an understanding of the principles required to ensure that an individual
with learning disabilities is provided with high-quality person-centred care and, on achievement, evidences that the learner has fully understood these key principles.