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Our care courses vary greatly - from courses in cancer care and other diseases to youth mental health. Whatever your specialism or area of interest you are guaranteed to find the right care course for you!
Formal qualifications are not essential to becoming a carer. However, taking training courses and further professional development will help with career progression and future job prospects. Some employers may prefer applicants to have some first aid training or NVQs in health and social care when applying for jobs.
Since some jobs in care don’t require formal qualifications, you can apply for these and receive on the job training. To increase your chance of securing your dream job, completing an NVQ or similar care courses is recommended before applying for jobs. This will help increase your chance of employment and give you the skills you need to work in the industry.
With FutureLearn, you can gain the skills you need to provide exceptional care to your patients, all while developing your CV to stand out when applying for future jobs. Our Unlimited subscription allows you to take an unlimited number of courses so you can sharpen your skills across a number of topics.
For those working in health and social care, keeping up to date with the latest thinking and best-practice is essential.
Our care courses will help you to upskill in new healthcare areas and consolidate your learning in areas you’re already familiar with.
Gain up-to-date professional healthcare skills
When it comes to working in care, effective healthcare professionals must develop a wide range of skills, from soft skills like empathy to hard skills like medicine administration.
Our care courses cover a wide variety of topics and issues. From understanding dementia and the elderly to supporting those with substance abuse issues, you’ll gain professional insights from leading healthcare institutions in the UK and beyond.
If you’re not a care professional but you care for someone close to you, our care courses can help you to better understand the illness your loved one is experiencing and may enable you to improve the level of care you’re providing.
Upskill in physical and mental health
As our collective understanding of mental illness grows, provisions for mental health are increasing around the world. Many of our care courses have been designed to help healthcare professionals access necessary training in how best to care for patients with mental health issues.
With courses led by experts at top medical institutions like The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and St George’s University, you’ll study the latest research and findings with experts in their field.
Learn key care skills flexibly, in your own time
Whilst the demands of a job in healthcare don’t always allow time for professional development, our online short courses require just a couple of hours of training per week.
You’ll study alongside like-minded healthcare professionals from around the globe and will be invited to share your experience and knowledge with others on the course.
Although many of our care courses are centred around the UK healthcare system, all of our courses can be applied worldwide, regardless of what type of healthcare system you work within.
Boost your CV for roles in healthcare
The care sector is a major employer around the world. As well as hospitals, the demand for skilled care workers in care homes, home care, GPs, and dental surgeries is high.
If you’re looking for a rewarding career in the health and social sector, online courses are a great way to set your CV and job applications apart from the rest.
A care course will allow you to develop skills you need to tackle the inevitable challenges of a care career and ensure you are able to provide the best patient care possible.
Whether you’re new to the sector or you’re looking to progress to a higher level, get started on one of our care courses today and improve your knowledge in key healthcare issues around the world.
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