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Childcare - 42 courses

A magical place to learn

Learn how to create a themed indoor environment that gives children the opportunity to explore, both independently and with adult guidance. ‘A magical place to learn’ takes fairy tales as the starting point for a variety of exciting activities and experiences. Upon completion of the course, you will have the tools, confidence, and enthusiasm to create your own themed space and bring your ideas to life.

Price: £30

Recruiting new employees (Childcare)

This short course is about attracting and hiring staff who have the right attributes to be a valued and effective member of the team. Learn about employment regulations and laws all employers must follow, and industry-specific legislation. Understand the stages of hiring a new employee up until their first day, and know which pre-employment checks need to be carried out for the role.

Price: £30

A Winning Attitude

A Winning Attitude parent workshop is a CACHE endorsed course that we have developed for teachers and practitioners to support parents in developing their children’s personal, social and emotional development. This online introductory course is designed to provide you with the underpinning knowledge that you will need to deliver the workshop effectively in your school or setting.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

A good place to be two

Being two isn’t easy; at times you feel big and strong, and other times you feel small and vulnerable. Working with two-year-olds isn’t easy either; one minute they’re endearing and trustful, the next they’re throwing their weight around and testing whether you really mean what you say. This course will help childcare practitioners set up the physical environment and support children in this seemingly contradictory stage.

Price: £30

I made a unicorn

Play, for children, isn’t just recreation – it’s their approach to life! Every action is undertaken with the whole being: mind, body, and spirit. Play is basic to children’s wellbeing; it’s their way to discover the world around them, express themselves, and sometimes, cope with difficulty. Because of this, children’s play must be respected. This short course looks at how children play, and how adults can interact with and support them.

Price: £30

Lighting the fire

The current emphasis on test scores and league tables induces many schools to rely on formal teaching methods. But is this how children really learn? In order to learn, education must come alive! If interest is kindled, children take initiative and make the knowledge their own. In this course you'll look at key ways in which you can help that to be the case for the children you work with.

Price: £30

The irresistible classroom

In every classroom, the child does the learning, the teacher facilitates that learning, and the environment must support them both. This course looks at how Reception and Key Stage 1 classrooms can inspire education. This short course, aimed at those working with children in a classroom setting (Foundation and Key Stage 1), looks at the impact the classroom can have on a child’s learning and development.

Price: £30

What happens in the baby room?

Baby room practitioners have a uniquely significant role because they influence sensitive human beings during the most formative period of life. This is a tremendous responsibility and privilege. Consider the special traits and complex skills a baby room practitioner needs to develop. Understand the importance of the first years of life to child development, and gain an appreciation of play.

Price: £30

An introduction to nannying

This CACHE endorsed short course was developed in association with the British Association of Professional Nannies (BAPN). This course introduces you to the key aspects of working life as a nanny. Explore the role and responsibilities of a professional nanny, the main elements of working with children, and the health and safety considerations involved when working in the family home.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

An introduction to safeguarding

This CACHE endorsed short course explores safeguarding and its importance in a childcare setting. Learn about the types and possible signs of abuse, the importance of policies for reporting concerns, whistleblowing, and explore the document 'What to do if you are worried a child is being abused' (DfE). The course is intended for learners working in nursery settings, or with school-aged children and young people.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

An enabling learning environment

This CACHE endorsed short course will explore the areas of learning that should be found in any good play environment. Explore how these areas promote learning and development and the part practitioners may play in this. Learn how to create a room to learn using a planned approach and learn how to adapt your plans according to children's needs, wishes, and desires.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

This CACHE endorsed short course will explore Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and is suitable for those working with children and young people. Learning explains the difference between ADHD and ADD and helps you to spot the signs and symptoms of ADHD, understand the causes, and provide children, young people, and their families with accurate information and guidance.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Asperger Syndrome

This CACHE endorsed short course will explore the effect of the syndrome on the individual who has it. It introduces you to the areas that a person with Asperger syndrome might struggle with, and provides resources to help understand how they interact with, and interpret, the world around them. This course is intended for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of the syndrome.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Babysitting

This CACHE endorsed short course looks at the essentials of babysitting. It explains the responsibilities of both parent / carer and sitter, and explores the importance of continuity of care, child safety, and the setting of boundaries for both the children and the babysitter. You will also be given an introduction to child development and care activities for young children.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Building a team

This CACHE endorsed short course will explore the stages of team development. Consider team roles, with particular reference to Meredith Belbin's research. Explore the ways in which a leader can lead a team effectively, how they build the team, and how they learn to let go and delegate. You do not need to be working in a managerial role to complete this course but should be working as a member of a childcare setting team.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Child development

This CACHE endorsed short course explores the concept of child development and how important it is to the work that we carry out with children. Discover child development theories and learn how to apply them to situations within your setting. Study aspects of development, including brain development, and from this understanding consider how best to prepare activities for children and guide their learning.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Communication and the EYFS

This CACHE endorsed short course explores one of the prime areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage: Communication and language. Learn the importance of good communication skills to a child’s life, and how to build children’s confidence with language and show them that what they have to say is important and valued. Consider the key role you play in this and how to be a role model for effective communication.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

This CACHE endorsed short course explores CPD - for yourself and for your team members. Consider preferred learning styles, learning opportunities, and how to plan and evaluate learning. Learn how to help others set up a CPD file and how to lead others to develop professionally. You do not need to be working in a managerial role to complete this course but should be working as a member of a childcare setting team.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Cultural awareness

This CACHE endorsed short course explores the meaning of cultural awareness and explains why it is important within the workplace. Explore how you can promote inclusive practice and how you can plan for diversity and inclusion. Investigate the challenges to inclusion and how to overcome them. This course is generally intended for learners working in nursery settings.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Developing self-esteem in young children

This CACHE endorsed short course explores answers to the following questions: What is self-esteem, why is it so crucial to children’s development, and how can you contribute? This course outlines the characteristics of a child with healthy self-esteem and compares this to characteristics of children with low or poor self-esteem. You will learn what you can do to support the development of children’s healthy self-esteem.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Effective supervision in the early years

This CACHE endorsed short course explores the concept of supervision and its important role within a well-managed setting, particularly in terms of safeguarding. You will be introduced to good practice in implementing supervision processes at your setting. This short course has been written by international early years consultant and trainer, Laura Henry.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

First time leadership

This CACHE endorsed short course explores the difference between leading and managing. Consider the ways in which you can adapt from being a friend to a line manager. Gain an understanding of the art of negotiation and look at your values and beliefs and how this affects your actions. You do not need to be working in a managerial role to complete this course but should be working as a member of a childcare setting team.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Fulfilling the role of the key person

This CACHE endorsed short course explores the role of the key person and the importance of the relationship between the key person and the child's parent / carer. Learn how to promote personal, social, and emotional development and gain a better understanding of what this means in day-to-day practice. Look at factors that affect the ability to develop loving, secure relationships and study children's key emotional needs.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Health and safety in the early years

This CACHE endorsed short course explores safe and secure environments for children and how to use risk assessments to raise everybody's awareness of potential dangers. Look at ways in which leaders maintain a healthy, safe, and secure environment for children and, in particular, look at hygiene practices. Learn how to supervise procedures for accidents, injuries, illnesses, and other emergencies.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Inclusion

This CACHE endorsed short course explores the meaning of inclusion and gain a better understanding of its scope. You will study the barriers to inclusion and explore resources for inclusion. This course is generally intended for learners working in nursery settings.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

KEEP - The Key Elements of Effective Practice

This CACHE endorsed short course explores how this document was written and the research that underpins it. Identify and define the main points of the document and how it relates to the EYFS Statutory Framework. Look at how KEEP might relate to your practice and how practitioners may use it to reflect on the practice in their setting. This course is appropriate for childcare practitioners working in a range of settings.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Keeping children safe on the internet

This short course explores some of the safety issues relating to the use of the internet, particularly by children. Internet usage has increased enormously, but so have reports of the safeguarding issues linked to abuses of internet communication. You will be introduced to some of the risks and dangers, and how to deal with them – including where to report online concerns and risks.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Literacy and the EYFS

This CACHE endorsed short course explores how best to encourage early literacy. It looks at how literacy and communication skills are central to children’s intellectual, social, and emotional development, and how the world of literacy begins at a very early age. This course is suitable for early years practitioners or parents and carers of a young child.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Managing behaviour

This CACHE endorsed short course explores definitions of good behaviour. Gain an understanding of how broad a spectrum this definition might be, and how dependent it is upon the age of the child, cultural situation, and tolerance levels of staff. Explore reasons for poor behaviour and strategies for improving behaviour. Evaluate the benefits of working with outside agencies and identify which agencies may be most appropriate.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Managing people

This CACHE endorsed short course explores leadership styles and the role of a manager. Learn about Kolb's learning styles and how this research enables team members to develop their skills. Find out how to give and receive feedback assertively and how to define non-assertive and aggressive behaviour. This course is aimed at learners who are currently working in a managerial or supervisory role in a childcare setting.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Managing safeguarding

This CACHE endorsed short course explores managing safeguarding at a childcare, playwork, or health and social care setting. Explore communication and information sharing, evaluating policies and practices, and complete practical exercises which enable you to support all areas of safeguarding through reflection and promotion of multi-agency working.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Nutrition in the early years

This CACHE endorsed short course looks at giving young children a good start in life through nutritious food; enabling them to grow, develop, and have a healthy life. You will be introduced to the components of a healthy diet – including protein, vitamins, and minerals, and understand the importance of portion sizes that reflect the size of the child. The course also discusses food phobias, allergies, and intolerances.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Observing children

This CACHE endorsed short course explores the observation cycle and the types of observations a childcare practitioner might choose to carry out. You will, by the end of the course, be able to define what makes an effective observation and how it might be used to decide the next developmental milestone. You will also cover rules relating to observation and confidentiality.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Outdoor play

This CACHE endorsed short explores play and learning opportunities that can be facilitated outdoors. Discover the benefits of outdoor play to a child’s life, gain ideas for activities, and understand how to encourage children to expand and develop their imaginative play outdoors. Additionally, you will learn how to review current outdoor play provision, plan a new space, and help children to manage risk.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Parenting

This CACHE endorsed short course, aimed at parents of any age and those considering becoming parents, looks at the essentials of parenting. It explains the responsibilities of the parent, discusses the importance of good health and nutrition, and considers the dangers of smoking, drinking alcohol, and taking drugs. It also offers an introduction to common childhood illnesses, child development, and child safety.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Partnership with parents

This CACHE endorsed short course explores the importance of the partnership practitioners create with parents and carers in a childcare setting. You will learn how to make the partnership work effectively, how to engage with new parents and carers, and how to deal with conflict when it arises. This course is generally intended for learners working in nursery settings.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Recognising and supporting children with SEN

This CACHE endorsed short course explores the topic of special educational needs within a childcare setting. Learn more about Down’s syndrome, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, and Asperger’s syndrome, as well as the key legislation governing practice in this area. Discuss the role of the setting SENCO and how practitioners can understand, support, and provide for individual children with SEN.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Self-evaluation

This CACHE endorsed short course explores the self-evaluation model and considers how to evaluate objectively. You will look at setting targets for your personal development and sourcing learning opportunities. You will learn more about implementing change effectively and how to review your progress. Learning also touches on the Ofsted 'self evaluation form'.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

The Prevent Duty

This CACHE endorsed short course explores ‘The Prevent Duty’, and is suitable for those working in schools and childcare settings. Prevent is part of the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy, preventing people from becoming involved in, or supporting, terrorism. Consider what the Prevent duty means for practitioners, how to comply with the duty, and where to find advice and support about protecting children from radicalisation.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Understanding leadership and management

This CACHE endorsed short course explores leadership and management in an early years setting. Consider a variety of leadership styles and the importance of communication. Learn how to deal with conflict in a way that leads to successful resolution and understand your role and responsibility as a manager. You do not need to be working in a managerial role to complete this course but should be working as a member of a childcare setting team.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Understanding the revised EYFS

This CACHE endorsed short course is suitable for new early years practitioners, as well as those who are familiar with the original EYFS. The course provides a background to the EYFS before going on to look at revisions to the EYFS in more detail. Practitioners will be encouraged to explore the Statutory Framework and the accompanying guidance documentation. This course has been updated to include information about the most recent changes to the EYFS.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Food safety

All food handlers must be supervised, instructed, or trained in food hygiene matters to a level appropriate to their job. Understand basic food hygiene practices and explore important areas, such as food poisoning, personal hygiene, and preparing and presenting food. Completing this course will stand you and your employer in good stead with the Environmental Health.

Price: £30

Business - 26 courses

A green, sustainable workplace

This short course, aimed at employees across a broad range of workplaces, provides you with practical advice on how to go beyond compliance with environmental law and reduce the negative impact of work activities on the environment. Explore the benefits to the organisation of environmentally-friendly work practices, and looks at how to engage staff in green issues.

Price: £30

Advanced conflict management

This short course is aimed at individuals in a position of responsibility who will need to identify, manage, and resolve conflict in teams as a part of their role. Take an in-depth look at managing conflict at work, negotiation, and conflict resolution. This course is aimed at professionals who have responsibility for managing people, leading a team, or human resources.

Price: £30

An introduction to business accounting

This short course is aimed at professionals who have recently taken on responsibility for accounting or are interested in an overview of how money is accounted for in an organisation. Understand why income and expenditure needs to be accounted for, and explore financial statements, ratios, cash flow planning, and balance sheets, amongst other aspects of business accounting.

Price: £30

An introduction to conflict management

This short course is aimed at first time managers and individuals in a position of responsibility who will need to identify, manage, and resolve conflict in teams. Understand how conflict can occur, the impact of conflict, and how to resolve issues within a team. Explore methods of conflict management, and the personal skills required to reduce the potential for conflict.

Price: £30

An introduction to customer service

This short course is perfect for staff in a customer facing role, or those preparing for a job in customer service. Understand customer needs, wants, and expectations, and the different types of customers you might encounter. Read about relevant policies, procedures, and legal and ethical requirements. Learn the essentials for delivering great customer service face-to-face, on the phone, over email, and through social media and live chat.

Price: £30

An introduction to marketing

This short course is aimed at professionals who have recently taken on responsibility for marketing, are planning on taking on responsibility in the future, or are interested in an overview of how organisations market their products and services to potential customers. You will be introduced to the four P’s of marketing: Product, Place, Price, and Promotion, as well as the marketing mix, market research, and segmentation, amongst other aspects of marketing.

Price: £30

An introduction to project management

This short course explores the four stages in a project life cycle and offers guidance on each. Learn about different tools and techniques often used or discussed in project management, such as Cost-Benefit Analysis and Gantt charts, and consider the different people involved in a project. Know how to set project objectives, create a plan, and be cognizant of legal and ethical requirements.

Price: £30

An introduction to team leading

This short course, aimed at team leaders, will consider the role, responsibility, and skills required of an effective team leader. Gain an understanding of team development and consider how your values and beliefs could affect your actions. Learn how to quality assure the performance of a team and the tasks completed. Finally, gain an insight into how to quality assure the performance of a team.

Price: £30

Appraisal skills

This short course is aimed at individuals in a position of responsibility who are responsible for performance appraisals. This course looks at a key part of performance management – appraisal skills. The course looks at different appraisal methods and the benefits to staff and an organisation of effective appraisals, it also gives guidance on conducting a performance appraisal.

Price: £30

Communication skills

This short course, aimed at employees across a broad range of workplaces, looks at the factors affecting how information is communicated within an organisation, the benefits of effective communication, barriers to communication, and the importance of ensuring everyone feels like they have been given clear direction and their views are being listened to and valued.

Price: £30

CSR and sustainability

This short course considers the importance of managing the ‘triple bottom line’ of an organisation, and how a manager can develop an effective Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability strategy. Discover the differences between CSR and sustainability, how to engage stakeholders, and the positive impacts of operating as a socially and environmentally responsible company.

Price: £30

Digital marketing

This short course looks at how digital marketing has changed marketing and the marketing mix in recent times. Explore digital marketing, digital channels, and the marketing mix. Learn how to communicate to people who are used to accessing information at the touch of a button and consider how digital channels support print advertising.

Price: £30

Equality and diversity

Equality, diversity and inclusion are not just words. They are also ways of thinking and acting that welcome and celebrate difference. These principles should underpin all aspects of every organisation and every work role. Consider how equality, diversity, inclusion, and discrimination, affects everyone and understand equality legislation, ‘protected characteristics’, and the impact of workplace discrimination.

Price: £30

Event management

This short course looks at reasons for holding events and the stages of event planning. Look at relevant legislation and insurance, and consider the role of project management when planning an event. Be able to write your own event plan and understand the importance of evaluation and feedback after an event. This course covers different types of internal and external events across a variety of industries.

Price: £30

Health and safety in the workplace

This short course, aimed at employees across a broad range of workplaces, looks at the importance of health and safety. It explains the responsibilities of both employer and employee and offers an explanation of the roles of risk assessments, first aid at work, harmful substances, and fire safety in keeping a workplace healthy and safe. You will also be introduced to the legislation for health and safety and the work of HSE.

Price: £30

Managing health and safety

This short course looks at health and safety from the perspective of a manager or employer. Ultimately, it is the employer who has responsibility for the health and safety of their workforce, any visitors to the premises, and themselves. This is a big responsibility so make sure you know and understand relevant legislation and how to manage health and safety effectively in a workplace.

Price: £30

Manage personal and professional development

This short course, aimed at those currently in work or planning to join the workforce, looks at personal and professional development. Learn about the process of continual improvement, Continuous Professional Development (CPD), and personal development plans. Understand how to handle feedback and the importance of reflection and self-evaluation.

Price: £30

Personal safety for lone or remote workers

This short course is aimed at lone or remote workers and may also be of interest to those who manage them. There are health and safety risks posed by lone working and upon completion of this course, you will know how to conduct a risk assessment and respond to risks. Learn about personal safety and the ways you can protect yourself when travelling, working in a remote office, or visiting a client’s premises.

Price: £30

Reception

This short course is aimed at individuals who have a responsibility for reception duties. It may also be of interest to employers looking to hire a new receptionist. Consider the importance of a receptionist to an organisation and the impression a new visitor may form after a positive or negative experience. Learn about the tasks a receptionist may be asked to complete, and know how to perform these tasks effectively.

Price: £30

Recruiting new employees (Business)

This short course is about attracting and hiring staff who have the right attributes to be a valued and effective member of the team. Learn about employment regulations and laws all employers must follow, and industry-specific legislation. Understand the stages of hiring a new employee up until their first day, and know which pre-employment checks need to be carried out for the role.

Price: £30

Resolving problems and handling complaints

This short course is aimed at customer facing staff, who are responsible for resolving customer problems and handling complaints. Learn about the different types of problems a customer will come to you with and reasons why customers complain. Know how consumer rights affect problem-solving and complaint handling and feel confident in your ability to resolve issues in line with current legislation and ethical requirements.

Price: £30

Produce minutes

This short course, aimed at professionals with a responsibility for minute taking, considers the primary objectives of minutes, different types of minutes, and the importance of accurate minute taking in a business environment. Taking comprehensive, legally compliant, and accurate minutes is a real skill and training in this area should not be overlooked.

Price: £30

Supporting remote or virtual teams

This short course, aimed at people who support remote teams, considers the benefits and challenges posed by staff working virtually or remotely. Learn about effective communication and the role technology can play in this, and the importance of understanding cultural differences and working practices of different countries. Know how to set and manage health, safety, and welfare policies and procedures for remote staff.

Price: £30

Time management

This short course offers guidance on how to make the most of your time at work, and outlines the personal benefits of good time management. Understand how to prioritise what is important and what is urgent. Learn about time management skills, and some of the theories behind them.

Price: £30

Understanding leadership and management

This short course will explore leadership and management in a professional environment. Consider the difference between leadership and management, a variety of leadership styles, and core leadership theories. Learn about the importance of empowering a workforce and motivating staff.

Price: £30

Food safety

All food handlers must be supervised, instructed, or trained in food hygiene matters to a level appropriate to their job. Understand basic food hygiene practices and explore important areas, such as food poisoning, personal hygiene, and preparing and presenting food. Completing this course will stand you and your employer in good stead with the Environmental Health.

Price: £30

Care - 18 courses

Care planning

There’s little that is more important to working in a person-centred setting than good care planning. This short course will serve as a refresher to an experienced practitioner about the importance of care planning, and as an introduction of the concept to a practitioner who is new to role. This course may also be of benefit to a manager of a care team with responsibility for care planning.

Price: £30

Dementia and communication

This short course will consider the importance of communication and how to help someone who is progressively losing their ability to communicate. Explore some of the techniques you can use to encourage communication – including body language and physical contact. View tips on responding to someone who is struggling to express themselves and coping with the frustration this can cause.

Price: £30

Domestic skills for home care workers

As a home care worker, you will likely be expected to perform domestic tasks that the person you support would struggle to complete on their own. These may be tasks you’re familiar and comfortable with, or you might need a bit of guidance. Learn how to complete common domestic tasks, such as cooking a quick meal or making the bed, and the importance of maintaining a good standard of cleanliness and hygiene.

Price: £30

Duty of Candour

The introduction of the duty of candour is a major change in health and social care and this short course will introduce practitioners to what is expected of them under the duty. Refresh your knowledge if you are already familiar with the duty, or gain knowledge for the first time if you are responsible for applying the policy that guarantees this at the setting.

Price: £30

Good end of life care

Caring for someone who is approaching the end of their life is one of the most important responsibilities in healthcare and whether you’re an experienced practitioner, or new to the role, it can be an emotional and challenging time. You need to feel ready for this responsibility and this short course will help you to understand best practice in palliative care.

Price: £30

Good relationships with relatives and visitors

As a health and social care practitioner, you will likely interact with relatives and visitors on a regular basis. This aspect of your role can be very rewarding, but it can also be challenging at times. This short course will help you to understand what family members and friends are experiencing when visiting someone they care about in a health and social care setting and how this can have an effect on behaviour and mood.

Price: £30

Infection control and prevention

This short course, aimed at a health and social care professional, looks at national and local policies for infection control and how to cut down the risk of an outbreak of infection. Learn how to use Personal Protection Equipment correctly and the importance of good personal hygiene.

Price: £30

Inspections, ratings, and the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

This short course, aimed at a health and social care professional, explores the roles and responsibilities of the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Every health and social care setting in the country must meet fundamental standards of quality and safety. Consider the importance of monitoring, regulating, and inspecting settings regularly.

Price: £30

Managing medicines

This short course is aimed at a health and social care professional who has responsibility for handling medicines. Learn about good practice in the systems and processes for managing medicines in care homes. Understand the benefits and risks associated with medication, and the consequences of administering medicines incorrectly or not keeping accurate records.

Price: £30

Personal development and management

This short course is about personal development in a care setting. It is aimed at practitioners who want to take steps to become a manager, and those who want to develop in their current role. Care settings can be transformed by effective management and workers who commit themselves to being the best. Learn what makes someone a good manager, how to become one if this is your ambition, and other career paths open to you.

Price: £30

Recruiting new employees (Care)

This short course is about attracting and hiring staff who have the right attributes to be a valued and effective member of the team. Learn about employment regulations and laws all employers must follow, and industry-specific legislation. Understand the stages of hiring a new employee up until their first day, and know which pre-employment checks need to be carried out for the role.

Price: £30

Safeguarding adults

This short course looks at local and national guidelines for safeguarding adults. Learn about the principles of safeguarding, positive care provision, and person-centred care. Protecting people's health, wellbeing, and human rights should be at the heart of every good care setting. Your setting will have safeguarding policies and procedures and you should know and understand these, as well as legislation that informs them.

Price: £30

The Mental Capacity Act

The Mental Capacity Act was written to protect and restore power to vulnerable people who lack capacity and to empower those in health and social care to assess capacity themselves. Learn about the Act and the reason for its introduction. This course is suitable for new practitioners, as a refresher for experienced staff, and for managers responsible for ensuring staff understand their duties under the Act.

Price: £30

Understanding complaints

This short course is aimed at care home staff. Everyone has a right to complain, it may sometimes feel unfair, but it’s important to put yourself in the shoes of the resident or relative who is unhappy. Even in the best care homes, things go wrong and people need to be able to complain about poor practice so improvements can be made. Learn about different types of complaints, why people complain, and the complaints process.

Price: £30

Understanding dementia

This short course is aimed at health and social care professionals who offers support and care for people with dementia. It would also be of benefit to someone trying to gain a better understanding of the ‘dementia journey’. Learn how to recognise and understand what dementia means, see the person and not the illness, and find ways to help people live well.

Price: £30

Understanding nutrition, hydration, and pressure ulcers

Prevention is always better than cure; by ensuring the individuals you support are eating and drinking well you can minimise the risks of pressure ulcers and other conditions. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of malnutrition, dehydration, and pressure ulcers. Be introduced to the 'Eatwell guide' and look at how to encourage those who are experiencing a loss of appetite to stay well nourished.

Price: £30

Younger onset dementia

There is a common perception that dementia is related to ageing, but this is not always the case. Younger onset dementia is defined as dementia diagnosed before age 65. It can be diagnosed very early in someone’s 50’s, 40’s, or even as early as 30’s. Learn about the ‘Wellbeing’ model of dementia and how to support someone who has younger onset dementia to live well.

Price: £30

Food safety

All food handlers must be supervised, instructed, or trained in food hygiene matters to a level appropriate to their job. Understand basic food hygiene practices and explore important areas, such as food poisoning, personal hygiene, and preparing and presenting food. Completing this course will stand you and your employer in good stead with the Environmental Health.

Price: £30

Teaching - 11 courses

A magical place to learn

Learn how to create a themed indoor environment that gives children the opportunity to explore, both independently and with adult guidance. ‘A magical place to learn’ takes fairy tales as the starting point for a variety of exciting activities and experiences. Upon completion of the course, you will have the tools, confidence, and enthusiasm to create your own themed space and bring your ideas to life.

Price: £30

Child and young person development (0-19 years)

Every child or young person is an individual and will develop skills in their own way, and in their own time. However, we can say it’s normal to develop a certain skill within a given time span and these are known as ‘developmental norms’. Consider the stages of development from birth to 19 years, as well as the influences upon a child’s life that could affect their ability to develop according to expected norms.

Price: £30

Developing children's numeracy skills

Helping children develop the skills necessary to support mathematical learning, problem-solving, and relating numeracy to everyday life is a crucial part of being an educator. Understand the importance of numeracy skills to future achievement and self-esteem. Learn techniques that demonstrate the relevance of numeracy to daily life, classroom strategies to develop numeracy skills, and tasks and activities you can use.

Price: £30

Fundamental British values

This short course explores fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. All schools have a duty to actively promote these values. Learn what fundamental British values are, their importance, and how they can be actively promoted in education and childcare.

Price: £30

Recruiting new employees (Teaching)

This short course is about attracting and hiring staff who have the right attributes to be a valued and effective member of the team. Learn about employment regulations and laws all employers must follow, and industry-specific legislation. Understand the stages of hiring a new employee up until their first day, and know which pre-employment checks need to be carried out for the role.

Price: £30

The irresistible classroom

In every classroom, the child does the learning, the teacher facilitates that learning, and the environment must support them both. This course looks at how Reception and Key Stage 1 classrooms can inspire education. This short course, aimed at those working with children in a classroom setting (Foundation and Key Stage 1), looks at the impact the classroom can have on a child’s learning and development.

Price: £30

An introduction to safeguarding

This CACHE endorsed short course explores safeguarding and its importance in a childcare setting. Learn about types and possible signs of abuse, policies and procedures for reporting concerns, whistleblowing, and explore the document 'What to do if you are worried a child is being abused' (DfE). The course is intended for learners working in nursery settings, or with school-aged children and young people.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Asperger Syndrome

This CACHE endorsed short course will explore the effect of the syndrome on the individual who has it. It introduces you to the areas that a person with Asperger syndrome might struggle with, and provides resources to help understand how they interact with, and interpret, the world around them. This course is intended for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of the syndrome.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

This CACHE endorsed short course will explore Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and is suitable for those working with children and young people. Learning explains the difference between ADHD and ADD and helps you to spot the signs and symptoms of ADHD, understand the causes, and provide children, young people, and their families with accurate information and guidance.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Keeping children safe on the internet

This short course explores some of the safety issues relating to the use of the internet, particularly by children. Internet usage has increased enormously, but so have reports of the safeguarding issues linked to abuses of internet communication. You will be introduced to some of the risks and dangers, and how to deal with them – including where to report online concerns and risks.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

The Prevent Duty

This CACHE endorsed short course explores ‘The Prevent Duty’, and is suitable for those working in schools and childcare settings. Prevent is part of the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy, preventing people from becoming involved in, or supporting, terrorism. Consider what the Prevent duty means for practitioners, how to comply with the duty, and where to find advice and support about protecting children from radicalisation.

Price: £30

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

General - 3 courses

Digital skills

This short course aimed at learners who are looking to brush up on their digital skills contains guidance on using different types of digital devices – both at work and at home. Learn how to communicate using ICT, perform basic functions on different digital devices, stay safe online, and much more. This course is perfect for learners embarking on an e-learning course and as such, is complimentary.

Price: £0 - This course is included for free with every account!

Food safety

All food handlers must be supervised, instructed, or trained in food hygiene matters to a level appropriate to their job. Understand basic food hygiene practices and explore important areas, such as food poisoning, personal hygiene, and preparing and presenting food. Completing this course will stand you and your employer in good stead with the Environmental Health.

Price: £30

Health and safety: ICT

This short course, aimed at learners who regularly use ICT at work and at home, contains advice and guidance on safe and healthy use of mobile phones, tablets, iPads, laptops, and desktop computers. Learn about some of the health risks associated with using ICT and how these can be exacerbated by bad posture and prolonged use. This course is perfect for learners embarking on an e-learning course and as such, is complimentary.

Price: £0 - This course is included for free with every account!

Bundles

Bundles are collections of courses offered at a discounted price when purchased together.

Community Playthings bundle

This bundle includes all of the short courses created in partnership with Community Playthings. Whether you work in childcare, primary education, or are a parent / carer - this bundle will teach you how to create the perfect environments for learning. You will also explore the importance of play and how to encourage children to ‘think with their hands’. Community Playthings design and manufacture furniture and play equipment in the UK for primary schools and early years settings, and together with visionary educators, have been creating beautiful learning environments for over 50 years.

Price: £120

This represents a 20% discount on individual purchase.

Click on a course title for more information on that individual course.

Courses Included:

A good place to be two
I made a unicorn
Lighting the fire
The irresistible classroom
What happens in the baby room?

Dementia bundle

This bundle of short courses is perfect for health and social care practitioners who care for and support people with dementia. Understand the 'dementia journey' and the importance of care planning. Learn how to assess capacity, encourage communication, and find ways to help people live well.

Price: £120

This represents a 20% discount on individual purchase.

Click on a course title for more information on that individual course.

Courses Included:

Care planning
Dementia and communication
Safeguarding adults
The Mental Capacity Act
Understanding dementia

Management bundle

This bundle of short courses is perfect for professionals who are keen to increase their understanding of the role and responsibilities of a manager. It includes seven of our courses written with managers or aspiring managers in mind.

Price: £144

This represents a 20% discount on individual purchase.

Click on a course title for more information on that individual course.

Courses Included:

Advanced conflict management
Appraisal skills
CSR and sustainability
Equality and diversity
Managing health and safety
Understanding leadership and management

Marketing bundle

This marketing bundle is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about the importance of marketing to an organisation, the role of social media and digital content in a modern marketing mix, and how to manage events. It includes three of our courses written with marketing professionals or aspiring marketers in mind.

Price: £72

This represents a 20% discount on individual purchase.

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Courses Included:

An introduction to marketing
Digital marketing
Event management

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