Health and social care

Do flexible, fulfilling work and gain nationally recognised qualifications in health, social care, wellbeing and autism
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Work in the care industry

The national shortage of qualified care professionals is even greater as a result of Covid-19. This makes it the best time to work in the care industry. You will have rewarding flexible work and gain transferable skills for a broad spectrum of roles.

Our health and care courses offer you a way to join or progress in an industry where the work is both flexible and fulfilling. We offer a range of courses including nationally recognised qualifications to fully prepare you for a rewarding career.

Our courses cover health, social care, childcare, wellbeing, and autism. Before you can start a course, you will need to have an assessment with us to discuss your skills and study options.

Get a qualification: Level 1 courses are usually 15 weeks; they give you the knowledge, understanding and skills to move up to Level 2. At Level 2, you gain in-depth knowledge and a qualification that will help you work in health and social care.

Employment: We have strong links with employers to help our learners get jobs after they successfully complete our higher-level courses.

Taster sessions: Not sure if this is a career path for you? We can provide free taster session. For more information, please call 020 8496 2974 or email adult.learning@walthamforest.gov.uk.

Learning with us: Our courses will be a blend of online and face-to-face learning.

From our learners

‘I love this lesson: we are all family … my teacher is amazing and has excellent skills.’

Ahlam, Health and Social Care Level 1 learner

‘It is my dream come true. All my mates are fabulous as we work as a team.’

Elizabeth, Health and Social Care Level 1 learner

Careers and opportunities

‘There is a skills shortage in this industry, so employment opportunities are on the rise. Five key occupations are care assistants, care home managers, medical professionals, physiotherapists and nursing auxiliaries.’

Labour Market Intelligence

About us

Our expert tutors have decades of teaching experience. One of our tutors is a qualified nurse with almost 30 years’ experience in the NHS.

Accreditation organisations include City and Guilds and NCFE/CACHE (the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education).

Start a course: book an assessment

For course dates and fees, please check our 2020-21 prospectus

You will need to book an assessment before you can enrol on these courses. Assessments are free and will help you enrol on the right course for your needs.