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We’re one of the leading providers of skills training across Britain, serving up hundreds of different courses to take your learning to the next level.

Our courses will prepare you for work and help you to progress in your careers.

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The courses listed below can be done online via distance learning, they take between 8-12 weeks to complete and are completely free, depending on where you live. We also offer courses that are delivered face to face - check out what's available where you live HERE. And we offer bitesize online learning courses for a small charge - check out what we've got HERE

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Level 2 Extended Certificate in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events

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Are you looking to complete some stewarding training? This qualification aims to provide you with an introduction to the role of a steward at spectator events. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the key concepts which underpin spectator control, monitoring crowds, controlling spectator movement, communication, teamwork and health and safety.

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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care

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Would you benefit from developing your knowledge and understanding of safe handling of medication in health and social care?

This course covers the different types of medication and what they are used for. You will also gain an understanding of how to store and dispose of medicines in a safe way, how to administer medicines safely and how to ensure that record keeping and audits are completed correctly.

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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

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Tired of searching for suitable Specific Learning Difficulties and dyslexia courses? Distance learning makes this qualification accessible to everyone. By completing this qualification, you will gain knowledge of several different Specific Learning Difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported. You will develop an understanding of the positive aspects and strengths or individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties in addition to exploring the barriers they may face.

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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Retail Operations

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Interested in studying one of our retail courses? This qualification aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of retail operations, including effective customer service, teamwork and understanding what to expect when working in the retail sector. Upon completion of this course, you could progress on to one of our other retail courses, such as our Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service.

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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

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Interested in studying one of our health and nutrition courses? This qualification aims to improve your understanding of nutrition and health, covering factors such as the principles of healthy eating and weight management, nutrition in the context of eating disorders and how to prepare food safely in a home environment.

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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care

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Our Dignity and Safeguarding Level 2 course aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of the importance of dignity and safeguarding, and is valuable to those working in, or looking to work in, the health and social care sector.

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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health

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Are you interested in increasing your knowledge of children’s mental health? Courses online, such as this one, allow you to develop your knowledge at your own pace, and in your own home. This qualification aims to equip you with a more detailed understanding of mental health conditions that affect children and young people, the legislation and guidance surrounding mental health, risk factors that may affect mental well-being and the impact that mental health concerns may have on young people and others.

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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

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Are you looking to complete a social care training course? This qualification aims to explore possible causes which could explain why people behave as they do, helping you to develop your understanding and deal with these situations in an appropriate way. You will look at the impact and possible justification for these behaviours, considering what the root cause could be. This course will equip you with pro-active strategies to support positive behaviour.

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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

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Our Understanding Autism course will give you an understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism. You will look at the person-centred approach and the influence that positive communication methods can have and will gain an understanding of how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

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Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings

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Are you looking to complete an online infection prevention course? This qualification aims to prepare you for tackling the outbreak of infection in hospitals and healthcare settings by aiding you in understanding the many causes of infection and how it can be spread, as well as how you can help control it.

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Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care

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Are you interested in completing one of our End of Life Care training courses? This qualification aims to help you identify, develop and formally recognise your knowledge and skills surrounding the care of patients, friends and families during this sensitive and emotionally demanding time of life, and is ideal if you are already working in, or intending to work within, the healthcare or social care sector.

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Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

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Are you looking to complete some learning disabilities training? This qualification aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of issues related to different types of learning disabilities and how these affect individuals in their daily lives. By studying this course, you will cover a range of topics, including safeguarding and personalisation in social care.

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Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading

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Interested in studying one of our leadership courses? Online materials and assessments make it easy for anyone, anywhere to study our courses. This qualification will provide you with the knowledge and understanding required to successfully lead a team. You will develop knowledge around the principles of team leading and the general workings of a business as well as how important it is for a team leader to be able to successfully communicate with a range of stakeholders.

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Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care

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Are you looking to improve your knowledge of dementia care by completing a dementia course? UK employers, particularly in the health and social care sector, are often looking for candidates with knowledge of this complex condition. This qualification aims to provide you with the vital knowledge needed to begin tackling dementia through understanding what it is and how to support those who are affected by it. It also ensures that you will develop an essential understanding of caring for people with dementia, as well as covering the benefits of positive communication and the importance of individualised, person-centred care.

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Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service

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Are you looking to study a customer service online course? This qualification will provide you with the underpinning knowledge required by employers to work in a range of different environments in a customer service role. You will develop essential knowledge of how to carry out customer service related tasks such as how to manage information and support events. Once you have completed the qualification you will be able to apply your knowledge in a variety of industries and job roles.

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Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration

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This qualification will give you the underpinning knowledge that is required to ensure you can successfully work in a range of different environments in a business administration role. You will develop essential knowledge of how to carry out administrative tasks such as how to manage information and supporting events. You will also learn how to apply your knowledge in a variety of industries and job roles.

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Level 2 Certificate in Principles for Digital Skills in Employment

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Are you interested in an online digital skills course? Our Principles for Digital Skills course will equip you with an understanding and knowledge of the digital skills needed to search and apply for employment, including an awareness of finding and managing relevant and good quality information, and considering the importance of online identities. You will also look at the importance of digital skills in the workplace itself, considering how to communicate effectively using technology and how to protect data and devices, among other organisational policies and procedures.

This qualification is aimed at anyone who is either in employment or searching for employment, particularly those who wish to develop their digital skills in relation to the management of information and digital safety, security and communication. Anyone with a basic understanding of IT skills who is searching for career progression, or wishing to improve their digital skills for their own personal use, would benefit from this course. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 14 and above.

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Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

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Interested in studying one of our health and social care courses? This qualification aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of the importance of dignity and safeguarding, and is valuable to those just beginning work in, or currently working within, this sector.

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Level 2 Certificate in Lean Organisation Management Techniques

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This qualification will develop your understanding of lean organisation techniques and the skills required to work effectively in a team in the business sector. This qualification covers the skills and knowledge needed to use lean organisation and business improvement techniques in business and to work effectively in a team.

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Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People

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Are you looking to complete some child care training? Courses from The Skills Network are perfect for individuals who wish to study and gain new skills, but who don’t wish to do so in a classroom environment. Available via distance learning, this qualification will give you an introductory understanding of childcare through exploring young children’s development, the value and importance of play, how to plan a healthy diet and the importance of safeguarding and welfare.


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Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance

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Are you interested in studying one of our counselling courses? UK employers are often interested in candidates who can demonstrate an understanding and commitment to working well and inclusively with others. This qualification covers the topics you need to study to be able to provide excellent and efficient service, including questioning, listening and communicating techniques, the importance of confidentiality and how to overcome barriers.

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Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity

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Interested in equality and diversity courses? UK employers are often looking to improve both equality and diversity within their companies, so having an equality and diversity qualification is a great addition to any CV. This qualification aims to promote your social awareness and good practice of equality and diversity in any setting, including the workplace, the community, at home and in society.


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Level 2 Certificate In Counselling Skills

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Are you interested in studying one of our counselling courses? Distance learning and a range of different courses make our qualifications accessible to everyone. This qualification will help develop your knowledge and skills around counselling by looking at counselling theories, key elements of the main theoretical approaches and will help you to develop self-understanding and reflect on your own values and beliefs. Successfully completing this qualification will help enable you to provide support and help to others.

Please note:

  • If you choose to study the fully paper-based course, you will need to have an appropriate witness available to complete a witness statement for you as part of the Unit 1 assessment
  • If you choose to study the paper-based course with online assessments, you will need to either film yourself demonstrating particular skills, or have an appropriate witness available to complete a witness statement for you as part of the Unit 1 assessment.

*The witness must hold a qualification in counselling skills and The Skills Network may contact the witness to validate their qualifications and experience.

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Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions

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Are you looking to complete a common health conditions course? This qualification will give you an awareness of a range of common health conditions which will then encourage you to move on to further and more in-depth study of specific health conditions. Within this qualification you will learn about cardiovascular disease, stroke, arthritis, physical disabilities and Parkinson’s disease.

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Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills

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The course aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and competence in a range of different areas in IT. This course is ideal for anyone who would like to develop their IT skills, particularly those who use IT in their current job role. You must already have basic IT skills and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), to be able to complete the course successfully. The qualification is suitable for learners aged 14 and above.

Please note: Competency elements will be assessed by viewing datafiles or screenshots of completed work. You will need access to a computer and the Microsoft Office suite to complete the course.

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Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People

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This qualification will develop your understanding of bullying, including how to recognise that bullying is taking place and how to take action to stop it. This qualification covers the definitions of bullying and cyber bullying, legislation that relates to bullying, the effects of bullying on children and young people and how to act when bullying is identified.

Please note: The course focuses entirely on children and young people and is not relevant to anyone interested in an awareness of bullying in adults.

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Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness

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Interested in studying one of our mental health course?

This qualification aims to increase your knowledge and understanding of mental health, as well as develop the skills which will enable you to progress into a career in the health and social care sector.

Upon completion of this course, you could progress on to study one of our other mental health courses, such as the Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems.

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