Developing Skills in Health and Social Care

East Coast College has a wide range of fully funded training opportunities available to employees working within the adult health and social care sector.

Why not register via our email address or speak to our friendly team on 01502 525177 for an informal chat to learn more about these accredited courses!

Qualifications include:

  • Functional Skills (English, maths and ICT)
  • Level 1 Qualification Embedding the Care Certificate
  • Level 1 Course in Strengths Based and Person-Centred Approaches
  • Level 1 Behaviours That Challenge
  • Level 2 Promotion of General Health and Wellbeing
  • Level 2 Principles of Health Promotion
  • Level 2 Understand the Principles of Positive Behaviour Support
  • Level 2 Understand the Impact of Acquired Brain Injury on Individuals
  • Level 2 Equality and Inclusion in Care Settings
  • Level 2 Diabetes Awareness
  • Level 2 Awareness of Sensory Loss
  • Level 2 Dementia
  • Level 2 Autism
  • Level 2 Mental Health
  • Level 2 End of Life Care
  • Level 2 Learning Disabilities
  • Level 2 End of Life
  • Level 3 Understand the Process and Experience of Dementia
  • Level 3 Understand Advanced Care Planning
  • Level 3 Understand Mental Health Problems
  • Level 3 Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Level 3 Understand Personalisation in Adult Care
  • Level 3 Principles of Leadership and Management
  • Level 4 Programme for Aspiring Managers
    (The training qualifications for aspiring managers will take approximately 20-50 hours to complete. They can be completed flexibly to suit both the employee and employer.)

Application Process:
You can complete an application on the East Coast College website by visiting:

Why employees should get involved:
You can gain a qualification
You will gain knowledge and skills to become more confident in your job
It will open up more opportunities for career progression and higher earning potential

Why employers should get involved:
Training is fully funded for staff and will give them more skills and knowledge
If you invest in employees learning and development, it will make them feel valued and help with staff retention
Your employees will be able to provide higher quality, person-centred care

Mentoring and support:
All participants will have access to ongoing 1:1 mentoring and support. This will help participants complete their qualification and progress onto higher learning opportunities. Our partners specialise in delivering these qualifications. Training will be flexible so that it can be tailored to suit individual needs. We have a strong commitment to support people who may face barriers accessing learning. We want to help them engage in educational and professional development opportunities through this project.

Working with employers:
We will work with health and social care providers to identify the best way to involve their staff in the project.

About the project:
The project has secured up to £7.58 million, with up to £3.79 million coming from the European Social Fund.