Health and Social Care SWAP

Next course starting: Monday, April 22nd

This is an exclusive sector-based work academy program (“SWAP”): earn an accredited level 1 qualification, with a guaranteed job interview!

Nationally accredited

100% free

A four week course

Live virtual classroom

Employment support

Level 1 qualification

Join over 85,000 people who have upskilled with Strive Training!

Course Description

Get set for a rewarding career in one of the UK’s fastest growing segments. This fully accredited course will give you the knowledge and practical skills to work in a care home, in domiciliary care, in community support, or a childcare setting.

This qualification could lead to the following jobs:

  • Care assistants
  • Mental health support workers
  • Health care support
  • Early years worker
  • …and more!

Partner Employers:

 

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You’ll hear directly from our partners about exclusive opportunities – with guaranteed interviews for all course graduates! Plus, our specialist employment team is here to help you all the way through the job application process.

Course length: This is a four week course that is mostly part-time: The first two weeks will be held 9:30am – 2:30pm. The second two weeks will be held 9:30am – 1:30pm (However, the Wednesday sessions of weeks 3 and 4 will be 9:30 – 4:30pm)

Course Starting Dates: April 22nd, May 20th

Free course for: Anyone who is unemployed and aged 19 or over who has been living in the European Union for the last 3 years

Qualification: Level 1 certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings (QCF)

Certified awarding body: NCFE

How Home Learning works: Each day you will have two live, interactive Zoom sessions with our experienced and dynamic tutor.

Course Content
  • The Fundamental Standards of care: Person-centered care, protection and safeguarding, health and safety, and dignity and respect
  • Awareness of the range of service provisions and roles
    within the sector
  • Appreciating the importance of leisure and social activities
  • Developing sector-specific communication skills
Are you eligible to complete this qualification for free?

This qualification is 100% government funded if:

  • You were born before the 31st August 2004
  • You must currently live in England. However, anyone living in the following areas is not eligible for funding: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands and West of England
  • Must live in the UK or EEA:
    • If you are outside of London: You have lived in the EEA for the last 3 years (unless you have been given a special Visa/Residence permits that gives you the permanent right to remain)
    • If you are within Greater London: You must have permission to reside in the UK for the next 12 months
  • Are unemployed:
    • If you are outside of London: Can provide evidence of being in receipt of benefits (subject to eligibility)
    • If you are within Greater London: There is no need to be in receipt of benefits. However, you must be actively seeking work and available to start work (subject to eligibility)
  • Can provide Identifications and relevant documentation as required
  • For Level 2 courses: If on the 31st of August 2022, you were aged between 19-23, you need to have gained a full level 2 qualification (e.g. five or more GCSE/O-Levels at grades A* – C / 4 – 9, one A-Level, two/three AS-Levels, five or more CSE grade 1’s, GNVQ Intermediate, QCF Diploma Level 2)
FAQs
Our Home Learning courses take place from the comfort of your home! You'll join a virtual classroom on Zoom.
You will need a Laptop/Home PC with internet access. You cannot participate using a phone.
All our courses are free for those who are unemployed, subject to eligibility.
No, you don’t need to attend our training center for any of our online courses.
You can enroll on one course at a time, but you can do as many as you like to achieve your career goals. We are happy to give you information, advice and guidance on any courses you wish to complete.
Yes, there are further courses that will become available in due course, we will be keeping our website updated regularly, but if you would like to be notified please email us at homelearning@strivetraining.co.uk
Of course. All our courses are accredited courses and you will receive a nationally recognised certification on achievement. You will receive a digital version of your certificate, inline with our commitment to sustainability.
The Awarding Bodies takes between 8 -12 weeks to process certificates. For all queries regarding certification please email us on certification@strivetraining.co.uk. When contacting us please include the following information: • Full Name • Title of the qualification • Contact details and address.
Next Steps

Simply complete the short form on the right. You'll then immediately be able to complete your Fast-Track online registration.

This registration process will confirm your eligibility to have your qualification 100% government funded. Join 85,000 other learners who have chosen to upskill with Strive Training - register now!

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