• Balogun Stephen

Free Courses To Help You Get Social Care Jobs In The UK

Updated: May 6

If you are a student in the UK or an aspiring international student planning to study in the UK, we'll tell you this for free: taking social care courses can help you get part-time jobs within Social Care organizations in the UK, which could also ease your transition into the industry and increase your chances of staying back in the UK if that is your goal. You don’t have to give up every other thing to take these courses. They are structured in such a way that you can easily combine them with either a full-time job or full-time study. All that is required is committing a few hours each week to attending classes and also studying.


Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about searching for where to access these social care courses because we have compiled a list of 52 online social care courses that could help you land social care jobs in the UK. Guess what? They are all free! A free online course will always be a low-risk approach to gain the skills you need and transition into any career or industry of your choice.


Some of the required training in the care industry are Health and Safety, Food Safety and Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Control, Safeguarding Adults and Children, Equality, Diversity and Human rights and Manual Handling, to mention but a few, which you will find in the modules of some of the courses below.


  1. Writing Skills for Care Workers

  2. Understanding Safeguarding of Adults Course

  3. Understanding Dignity in Care

  4. The Great Big Social Care Quiz

  5. Talking about Bodily functions and feelings

  6. Preventing Falls, trips and slips in Care Settings

  7. Number Skills for Care Workers

  8. Mangar Elk Emergency Lifting Cushion Training

  9. Introductory Guide to Peg Feeding

  10. Hand Hygiene Course Free for Care Awareness and Coronavirus

  11. Food Hygiene Course Free Level 1

  12. Dementia Awareness Training eLearning Course

  13. Cough Assist Training

  14. Cherished Care Academy Induction

  15. A Guide to COVID-19 – Coronavirus

  16. Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  17. Mental Health in the Early Years - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  18. Common Health Conditions - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  19. Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  20. End of Life Care - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  21. Understanding Nutrition and Health - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  22. Understanding Cancer Support - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  23. Children’s Mental Health - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  24. The Principles of The Mental Health Care Worker - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  25. Understanding Tenant Support in Housing - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  26. Awareness of Mental Health Problems - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  27. Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  28. Information, Advice or Guidance - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  29. Customer Service for Health and Social Care Settings - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  30. Behaviour that Challenges in Children - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  31. Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  32. Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  33. Workplace Violence and Harassment - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  34. Caring for Children and Young People - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  35. Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  36. Improving Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  37. Digital Skills – Care - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  38. Falls Prevention Awareness - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  39. Care Planning - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  40. Special Education Needs and Disability - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  41. Self-harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  42. Counselling Skills - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  43. Understanding Autism - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  44. Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  45. The Principles of Dementia Care - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  46. Domestic Abuse - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  47. Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  48. Caring for the Elderly - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  49. Mental Health First Aid - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  50. Safe Handling of Medication - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  51. Understanding Behaviour That Challenges - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate

  52. Adverse Childhood Experiences - Level 2 Qualification with Certificate


I hope you had a good read-through and also found it useful. Please let me know if you find other courses that I've overlooked. Note that regardless of your availability, there are lots of job opportunities that can fit your schedule. If you are interested in getting live updates about student jobs in the UK, kindly register your interest and be informed when we go live with student job ads in the UK. Just as well, if you are a foreigner who would like to stay updated on our recruitment service for care jobs, nursing, and doctor jobs, kindly register your interest and stay informed.


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