PCS and FBU north west learning agreement

We are pleased to be able to announce that we continue to work in partnership with the FBU and following two trial years are now able to provide an extended offer with them to members in the North WestStaff who have not engaged in learning for some time may find these flexible courses particularly suitable as a way to get back into learning before taking on the greater demands of an apprenticeship. These funded level 2 courses are available at no cost to members themselves, although anyone failing to complete the course may be charged a £100 fee at the discretion of the Skills Network.  On average the courses take up to 3 to 4 months to complete.

The courses available this year are:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties (Covering Dyslexia and ADHD)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions
  • Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health
  • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health problems
  • Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading
  • Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in Working with individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes
  • Level 2 Certificate in Improving Personal Exercise, Health & Nutrition
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Care Planning
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles for Digital Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration
  • Level 2 Certificate in Lean Organisation Management Techniques
  • Level 2 Extended Certificate in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events
  • Level 2 Certificate in Event Planning
  • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People
  • Level 2 Certificate in Behaviour that Challenges in Children
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses
  • Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People
  • Level 2 Certificate in Improving Service User Experience in Health & Social Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe handling of Medication in Health & Social Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and control of Infection in Health Care Settings
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that challenges
  • Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Knowledge and Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Retail Operations
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service

These are flexible distance learning courses which enable you to be able to complete the courses in a way that suits your lifestyle.  However these courses are extremely popular and should only be applied for if you are able to commit to completing the course.  Due to some non-completions last year which affected FBU funding we will only be able to have 80 members studying at any one time.  This means you will also need to endeavour to complete the course within the timescales agreed with the FBU to enable others waiting to be able to enrol.

If you are a PCS member based in the North West and wish to apply for a course you can do so by completing a learner enrolment form and sending it either to Northwestulr@pcs.org.uk or by post to Ann Ainsworth, PCS, Jack Jones' House, 1 Islington, Liverpool, L3 8EG.  Please note that applications cannot be taken any later than 31 March 2020.

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