Online Health & Social Care Courses

All of our online courses can be bought online, giving you instant access to the full course material, your own login and any exams needed. We also offer the opportunity to take selected modules as a free trial before you commit to paying for the course.

Please browse our course catalogue of health and social care courses below and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch via our contact form.

Autism Awareness
This course will provide you with an understanding of what autism is and how it affects a child’s daily life. It will touch on what factors contribute towards a child developing autism as well as some of the typical behaviours associated with it and how to can provide effective support for those with the condition. It also discusses what happens during the diagnosis process, some of the intervention methods that can help manage the condition and suggests some simple adaptations you can make to improve a child with autism’s day to day life.
CPD Units:1
Approved By CPD
Duration:30 Minutes
Price:£20
Basic Fire Safety Awareness for Care Homes
This course explains, in brief, why fires occur and what actions you must take to help prevent them starting and the actions you must take when they do. By completing this course you will be making your workplace a safer environment. This course is a variation on the Basic Fire Awareness course that contains information that is specific to employees of care and residential homes.
CPD Units:2
Approved By CPD & ROSPA
Duration:60 Minutes
Price:£20
Dementia Awareness
This course is intended to give you an overview of the common types and symptoms of dementia as well as going into how it can affect the brain in different ways. It also covers strategies to use with clients with dementia and dealing with challenging behaviour. The course is intended for anyone who works with or around people that may be living with dementia.
CPD Units:1
Approved By CPD
Duration:25 Minutes
Price:£20
Diabetes Awareness
Diabetes is a serious lifelong health condition that occurs when the amount of glucose, or sugar, in the blood is too high. If left untreated, high blood glucose levels can cause serious health complications. This course is aimed at people working in the health and social care sector and will provide an overview of the condition, the common symptoms that might indicate someone has diabetes, methods of diagnosis, some possible treatments and common complications that can affect those with the condition.
CPD Units:2
Approved By CPD
Duration:45 Minutes
Price:£20
Dignity and Privacy
The course will start by defining dignity and privacy within the healthcare sector, and will explain how the two are quite often linked. It will then go on to give you a range of useful professional tips about setting up the right working relationship with your service users, and discuss some of the issues that can arise when dignity and privacy are not respected.
CPD Units:2
Approved By CPD
Duration:50 Minutes
Price:£20
Drug and Alcohol Awareness
This course is intended to provide you with the information you need to understand and spot the signs of drug and alcohol misuse. It covers the legal and social implications for the individual and for your company if you find out an employee is misusing drugs. This course discusses the law, different types of drugs, and policies that can be put in place to protect yourself, your business and your employees.
CPD Units:0
Approved By CPD
Duration:80 Minutes
Price:£30
Duty of Care
A duty of care is the requirement that all health and social care professionals, and organisations providing health and care services, must put the interests of service users first. This course will give you an introduction to the concept of duty of care, cover how duty of care affects your work, what to do if you come across a duty of care dilemma and where to go for support or advice along with some practical examples of duty of care situations.
CPD Units:2
Approved By CPD
Duration:50 Minutes
Price:£20
End of Life Care
This course will provide you with information about what to expect, how to handle some of the emotions associated with this time, and working with the other professionals involved in end of life care.
CPD Units:1
Approved By CPD
Duration:25 Minutes
Price:£20
Epilepsy Awareness
This course will give you an overview of epilepsy. It lists the methods of diagnosis, what a seizure is and how the brain can be affected. It will introduce some possible seizure triggers and describe what to do when someone has a seizure. It will also discuss some of the treatments offered to people with epilepsy and provide practical advice on what you can do if you witness someone having a seizure.
CPD Units:1
Approved By CPD
Duration:30 Minutes
Price:£20
Equality, Diversity and Discrimination
In this course we’re going to be discussing two topics, ‘equality’ and diversity’ and how they relate to one another. Understanding this will help us to identify and address issues of unfairness and discrimination in the workplace
CPD Units:2
Approved By CPD
Duration:70 Minutes
Price:£20
Fire Marshal for Care Homes
The main outcome of this training course is to provide you with the knowledge to carry out the functions of a fire marshal. – Please note, this course also contains all of the content in the Basic Fire Awareness and Fire Extinguisher courses. This course is a variation on the Fire Marshal course that contains information that is specific to employees of care and residential homes.
CPD Units:5
Approved By CPD & ROSPA
Duration:220 Minutes
Price:£30
Handling Information in a Care Setting
This course provides an introduction to the concept of handling information in care settings. At the end of the course you will understand the need for secure handling of information and you will know how to access support if you have any questions regarding access to information. The course will cover the important role confidentiality plays in developing trusting relationships with the people in your care and it will define key terms such as ‘need to know’ and ‘consent’
CPD Units:1
Approved By CPD
Duration:20 Minutes
Price:£20
Infection Control
This course will start by defining infection prevention and control and explaining the impact of good and bad infection control. It then goes into detail about the legislation that applies to infection control, the different types of microorganisms, how bacteria are transmitted, the chain of infection, and much more…
CPD Units:2
Approved By CPD
Duration:60 Minutes
Price:£20
Introduction to Early Years Foundation Stage
This course aims to provide a gentle introduction to the expectations of the Early Years Foundation Stage and it can also act as a refresher for those wanting to update their knowledge. It will introduce you to some of the key documents and legislation that relate to Early Years providers, the process for registering with Ofsted and the various policies and procedures that need to be in place. It also covers learning and development requirements, how to observe and assess the progress of children in your care and the safeguarding and welfare requirements laid out in the EYFS Framework.
CPD Units:2
Approved By CPD
Duration:60 Minutes
Price:£20
Introduction to the Safe Handling of Medicines
This Introduction to the Safe Handling of Medicines course will start by explaining the key terminology used when handling medicines. It then goes into detail about the roles of the people involved, some of the different groups of medicines, providing different levels of support to patients, infection control, label interpretation and much more..
CPD Units:2
Approved By CPD
Duration:60 Minutes
Price:£20
Learning Disability Awareness
This course will start by giving you an overview of some of the common types and causes of learning disabilities and how they affect people. It will touch on how a person centred approach to care will get the best results and look at how management must perform, and at the needs of the individual. I will also discuss overcoming the stigma attached to learning disabilities and much more.
CPD Units:2
Approved By CPD
Duration:50 Minutes
Price:£20
Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation Of Liberty Safeguards
This course describes in detail the many facets and procedures of the Mental Capacity Act. This includes who the act affects, when it applies, how to assess capacity and the procedures that can be put in place in the home or workplace to ensure best practices are followed and people are treated fairly at all times
CPD Units:2
Approved By CPD
Duration:75 Minutes
Price:£20
Mental Health Awareness
This course explains the difference between mental health and mental illness. It covers the symptoms of a number of the most common mental illnesses so you will know what to look out for or what to expect if you are working with someone with one of these conditions. As well as providing some practical advice on how you can work effectively with those affected by these conditions
CPD Units:1
Approved By CPD
Duration:25 Minutes
Price:£20
Nutrition and Hydration
This course will start by defining the various terms used when talking about nutrition and hydration in care environments, the basic elements of nutrition and eating a healthy balanced diet, identify the reasons why vulnerable people might suffer with dehydration and the tools you can use to identify people that are at risk of malnutrition and the steps you can take to deal with this condition
CPD Units:2
Approved By CPD
Duration:65 Minutes
Price:£20
Paediatric First Aid
The aim of this course is to equip you with the theoretical knowledge, skills and confidence you need to deal with paediatric first aid situations. It covers all of the key topics including: emergency planning, assessing a situation, basic Life Support, CPR, shock, fractures, bleeding and a range of other minor illness and injuries. Please be aware that having a theoretical knowledge on its own is not enough to be considered competent in paediatric first aid and practical demonstration in some areas is required to complete this training. Please contact us to arrange this.
CPD Units:3
Approved By CPD
Duration:115 Minutes
Price:£30
Person-Centred Care
This course will give you an understanding of person centred approaches for care and support, and how to implement a person-centred approach in an adult social care setting. It starts by explaining what we mean by person centred care and where this term originated. It then goes on to analyse the values represented by person centred care and explains why care should be as much as possible tailored to each service user. Finally it will give you an overview of care plans, daily reports, the importance of obtaining consent and much more.
CPD Units:2
Approved By CPD
Duration:45 Minutes
Price:£20
Positive Handling in Schools
This course will start by looking at some examples and statistics which highlight the seriousness and extent of aggressive pupil behaviour, it will then go on to explain how you can identify the stages of aggression and provide some tips on how you could de-escalate a pupil before they lash out. It also looks at where the law stands on this subject and finally best practice in theory if you ever do need to restrain a pupil. 
CPD Units:3
Approved By CPD
Duration:100 Minutes
Price:£20
Prevent Duty
This course starts with an overview of the Government’s Prevent strategy, and then looks at some of the reasons people become extremists. It goes on to cover the objectives of the Prevent strategy, how to base your actions on a risk based approach, what to do if you are concerned and much more
CPD Units:2
Approved By CPD
Duration:65 Minutes
Price:£30
Principles of Communication
This course covers some of the different ways of communication, how to identify barriers to communication and how to reduce these, making sure the person you are communicating with understands what you are communicating, how to get help with communication issues and much more.
CPD Units:3
Approved By CPD
Duration:75 Minutes
Price:£20
Safeguarding Adults
This course is aimed at anyone who has a duty of care for, or comes into contact with, adults in need of care and support, either as a paid professional or a volunteer. You and the organisation you work for must take appropriate measures for the protection of adults in your care, while still ensuring they are supported and empowered. This course can bring you one step closer to being able to do this.
CPD Units:2
Approved By CPD
Duration:75 Minutes
Price:£30
Safeguarding Children
Safeguarding is a term that describes the work and processes undertaken to minimise and manage the risks involved to vulnerable children. During this training video you will hear many facts, figures and details surrounding the risk to children, the types of abuse suffered, how to recognise the signs of abuse and key safeguarding legislations put in place to minimise the abuse of children.
CPD Units:2
Approved By CPD
Duration:75 Minutes
Price:£30
Sharps Awareness
In this course you’ll learn about the prevalence and different types of ‘sharps litter’ that can be found in the UK. It then covers the primary and secondary risks from sharps including some of the common blood borne viruses. It also covers the responsibilities of employers, the equipment needed and the effectiveness of PPE. Finally, it’ll cover how to report discarded sharps and the correct procedures to follow if you’re unlucky enough to receive a sharps injury
CPD Units:2
Approved By CPD
Duration:55 Minutes
Price:£20
Stroke Awareness
Strokes are the fourth single leading cause of death in the UK, as well as a leading cause of disability. Being aware of the causes and symptoms will help you act fast in a situation where you suspect someone is having a stroke and provide them with the best chance of receiving the treatment they need and minimising the long term impact of the condition. This course will cover the types of strokes, the symptoms, and risk factors. It will also cover the treatment options and the longer term impact of the condition.
CPD Units:2
Approved By CPD
Duration:55 Minutes
Price:£20
Understanding your Role in Care
This course will define social care and talk about why people choose it as a career and what its goals and objectives are. It will also cover job descriptions, person centred care, understanding code of practices and the basics of government legislation. Finally it will touch on dealing with conflicts at work.
CPD Units:2
Approved By CPD
Duration:40 Minutes
Price:£20
Your Personal Development
The course will start by looking at the way standards are set, monitored and regulated for social care organisations and workers throughout the UK. It then goes on to cover the codes of practice and legislation, reflecting on your work to ensure continued improvement, communication, feedback and much more
CPD Units:1
Approved By CPD
Duration:35 Minutes
Price:£20