At Reach4Skills we offer Level 2 Nationally recognised courses, that provide continuous professional development, ideal for people already working in the industry or those new and looking to enter.

These courses are government funded, aiming to engage adults and provide the skills and learning they need to equip them for work, an apprenticeship or other learning. You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed or in receipt of low wage. Please note you will need to be able to produce evidence in your name when you come to enrol.

To be eligible for funding you must be:

  • Over 19
  • Lived in the EU for the last 3 years
  • Currently iving in England
  • Not studying towards any other qualification

These courses usually take between 12 – 24 weeks, dependent on the course, spending 10 hrs a week completing work online and submitting to a Learning consultant for marking. You won’t be required to go to anywhere, you can complete the course in the comfort of your home.

These courses are all delivered using our inspiring online resources which are accessible to you any time throughout the course.

The benefits of taking these courses include:

  • Achieving a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Evidence your competency to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Improve your CV and employability prospects
  • Learning at a time that suits you without the need to attend college.

All our level 2 courses can take approximately 12 weeks to 24 weeks to complete, spending roughly 10 hours a week independent study.

Please note we will charge learners a £125 fee for failing to complete the course or withdraw before the submission deadline, unless you are eligible for full funding. The maximum time frame from completion is 24 weeks from enrolment. This is a contribution to our costs associated with this course.

Learn more about how the Courses are delivered here

If you are a business and interested in offering these courses to your staff, the business benefits can be found by clicking here.

Please see the full list of courses available below:

Principles of Team Leading

Having strong team leadership skills is essential for providing guidance, direction and instruction within a group. This inevitably leads to more effective teamwork and more motivated employees! Being able to manage a team effectively is critical in the current job market, where employee productivity and team outcomes are closely monitored.

Benefits 

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 Qualification
  • Evidence your competency to employees
  • Further your Personal and Professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend college!

What you will learn

  • Unit 1 – Principles of Team Leading
  • Unit 2 – Understand Business
  • Unit 3 – Understand How to Communicate Work-Related Information

COURSE FEES
£362 (Funding available check for eligibility)

Apply for this course or express an interest by clicking here.

CACHE Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

Challenging behaviour is causing increasing concern today as many individuals have increasing levels of stress and uncertainty in their lives. This behaviour can be due to factors such as anxiety, neglect, abuse, learning disabilities and conditions like dementia. Understanding the causes of challenging behaviour is the first step towards finding ways to support individuals and manage their behaviour.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 Qualification
  • Improve your understanding of the reasons why individuals display behaviour that challenges and its impact
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Be able to support individuals effectively
  • Learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend college!

What you will learn 

  • Unit 1 – Understanding Behaviour That Challenges
  • Unit 2 – Understand How to Support Positive Behaviour
  • Unit 3 – Understand the Importance of Effective Communication and the Management of Behaviour That Challenges
  • Unit 4 – Understand the Role of Reflection and Support for Those involved in incidents of Behaviour that Challenges

COURSE FEES
£449 (Funding available check for eligibility)

Apply for this course or express an interest by clicking here.

CACHE introducing Caring for Children and Young People

All children and young people deserve to be safe and well cared for within a safe and protective family. However, unfortunately this is not always the case. With over 50,000 children needing protection from abuse in the UK, it is important that those working in the care sector understand the risks of abusive and exploitative behaviour that some children experience. Knowing what strategies are used to protect them from this behaviour, whilst following procedures, is essential to helping those affected.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 Qualification
  • Evidence your competency to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend college!
  • Improve your understanding of the importance of correctly responding to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused, harmed or bullied

What you will learn

  • Unit 1 – Caring for Young Children in a Babysitting Environment
  • Unit 2 – Accident Prevention and Fire Safety When Babysitting
  • Unit 3 – Rights and Responsibilities in Relation to Parenting
  • Unit 4 – Parenting and Healthy Lifestyles

COURSE FEES
£449 (Funding available check for eligibility)

Apply for this course or express an interest by clicking here.

Counselling Skills

Many people find it helpful to see the support of counselling at some point in their lives. People in any situation could benefit from counselling, those with the correct understanding, knowledge and skills can provide them with support to improve personal well-being.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 Qualification
  • Evidence your competency to employers
  • Improve your understanding of how counselling skills work
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college

What You Will Learn

  • Diversity and Ethics in the use of Counselling Skills
  • Introduction to Counselling Skills Theories
  • Counselling Skills and Personal Development
  • Using Counselling Skills

COURSE FEES
£449 (Funding available check for eligibility)

Apply for this course or express an interest by clicking here.

Business and Administration

There were an estimated 5.5 Million Private sector businesses in the UK at the start of 2016. Despite the recent economic difficulties, the trend has been steadily increasing in the business population. Today’s global economy brings with it a wealth of new markets, shrinking profit margins and increasing operating expenses; the need for good business administration has never been greater.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 Qualification
  • Evidence your competency to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend college!
  •  Gain relevant skills, knowledge and understanding, leading to improved experience for those using your service

What you will learn

  • Unit 1 – Principles of Providing Administrative Services
  • Unit 2 – Principles of Business Document Production and Information Management
  • Unit 3 – Understand Communication in a Business Enviroment
  • Unit 4 – Understand Employer Organisations
  • Unit 5 – Understand How to Develop Working Relationships with Colleagues

COURSE FEES
£362 (Funding available check for eligibility)

Apply for this course or express an interest by clicking here.

Awareness of Mental Health Problems

Mental Health presents one of the greatest challenges to our society. With an estimated 450 million people worldwide suffering from a mental health problem, around a quarter of British Adults will experience some form of Mental Health Problem within the course of a year. While many elements of Mental Health are still not understood, having a good knowledge of the information that is available is essential in the care sector.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 Qualification
  • Increase understanding of symptoms and management of stress, anxiety and phobias
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Gain a clear understanding of mental health legislation

What you will learn

  • Unit 1 – Understanding Mental Health
  • Unit 2 – Understanding Stress
  • Unit 3 – Understand Anxiety
  • Unit 4 – Understanding Phobias
  • Unit 5 – Understanding Depression
  • Unit 6 – Understanding Post-Natal Depression
  • Unit 7 – Understanding Bipolar Disorder
  • Unit 8 – Understanding Schizophrenia
  • Unit 9 – Understanding Dementia
  • Unit 10 – Understanding Eating Disorders
  • Unit 11 – Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Unit 12 – Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Unit 13 – Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

COURSE FEES
£449 (Funding available check for eligibility)

Apply for this course or express an interest by clicking here.

Customer Service

In order to have a truly successful business, you need to provide good customer service. It is believed that 96% of unhappy customers don’t ever complain; However 91% of those simply leave and never come back. The main reason for customer churn is not price but bad customer service. Handling a business’s issues in a professional and courteous manner is an essential day-to-day task.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 Qualification
  • Evidence your competency to employers
  •  Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend college!
  • Improve your understanding of how to successfully handle complaints
  • Reduce the risk of complaints

What you will learn 

  • Unit 1 – Principles of Customer Service and Delivery
  • Unit 2 – Understand Customers
  • Unit 3 – Understand Employer Organisation

COURSE FEES
£362 (Funding available check for eligibility)

Apply for this course or express an interest by clicking here.

Equality and Diversity

Britain is a culturally diverse nation that respects and values he differences in people. Companies are legally required to follow a set of practises to ensure discrimination is eradicated and expectations of equality are met. A good understanding of the wide-ranging legislation is essential in creating a workplace that is centred on fairness, dignity and respect.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 Qualification
  • Evidence your competency to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend college!
  • Improve your understanding of current legislation and the key principles surrounding equality and diversity

What you will learn 

  • Unit 1 – Equality and Diversity in Society
  • Unit 2 – Equality and Diversity in the Community
  • Unit 3 – Equality and Diversity in the Workplace

COURSE FEES
£362 (Funding available check for eligibility)

Apply for this course or express an interest by clicking here.

Information, Advice or Guidance

Offering clear and accurate information, advice or guidance and knowing what can be shared legally and professionally can greatly improve outcomes for a business. There are some fundamental rules for successful information sharing and ensuring staff are aware of these is key.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 Qualification
  • Evidence your competency to employers
  • Increase understanding of accurate record-keeping, effective signposting and referral
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college!
  • Improve your understanding of effective communication techniques

What you will learn

  • Unit 1 – Information, Advice or Guidance on Practise
  • Unit 2 – Developing Interaction Skills for Information, Advice or Guidance

COURSE FEES
£449 (Funding available check for eligibility)

Apply for this course or express an interest by clicking here.

Learning Disabilities

Around 1.5 millions people in the UK have a learning disability. Owing to the fact that they are likely to find it more difficult that others to describe their symptoms, a good knowledge of legislation and the healthcare system, as well as an understanding of signs and symptoms of various conditions, is essential for anyone working with individuals with learning disabilities.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Evidence your competency to employers
  • Improve your understanding of the term ‘Learning Disability’
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend college
  • Understand the importance of safeguarding individuals from abuse

What you will learn 

  • Unit 1 – Understanding the Context of Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • Unit 2 – Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 3 – Introduction to Personalisation in Social Care
  • Unit 4 – Principles of Positive Risk-Taking for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Unit 5 – Introductory Awareness of Autistic Spectrum Conditions
  • Unit 6 – Principles of Supporting Individuals with a Learning Disability to Access Healthcare

COURSE FEES
£449 (Funding available check for eligibility)

Apply for this course or express an interest by clicking here.

Understanding Autism

Autism is a spectrum condition that affects how a person communicates with others and how they interpret the world around them. There are around 700,000 people in the UK with autism – More than 1 in every 100. Having a clear understanding of the misconceptions, diagnoses and support surrounding autism are just some of the essential skills needed when working in mental health.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 Qualification
  • Improve your understanding of theories relating to autism
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Ensure you understand what is meant by autism and how it is diagnosed
  • Learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend college

What you will learn

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Autism
  • Unit 2 – Using a Person-Centred Approach to Support Individual with Autism
  • Unit 3 – Communication and Social Interaction in Individuals with Autism
  • Unit 4 – Sensory Processing, Perception and Cognition in Individuals with Autism
  • Unit 5 – Supporting Positive Behaviour in Individuals with Autism
  • Unit 6 – Supporting Individuals with Autism to Live Healthy and Fulfilled Lives

COURSE FEES
£449 (Funding available check for eligibility)

Apply for this course or express an interest by clicking here.

Understanding Nutrition and Health

The number of obese people in the UK has more than trebled in the last 25 years, reaching what many doctors believe to be ‘epidemic’ proportions. Insufficient nutrition can lead to a variety of health-threatening conditions; understanding the benefits of a balanced diet and the role of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease is fundamental.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 Qualification
  • Evidence your competency to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend college

What you will learn

  •  Unit 1 – Explore Principles of Healthy Eating
  • Unit 2 – Consider Nutritional Needs of a Variety of Individuals
  • Unit 3 – Use Food and Nutrition Information to Plan a Healthy Diet
  • Unit 4 – The Principles of Weight Management
  • Unit 5 – Understanding Eating Disorders
  • Unit 6 – Principle of Food Safety for the Home Environment
  • Unit 7 – DSE Risk Assessment

COURSE FEES
£449 (Funding available check for eligibility)

Apply for this course or express an interest by clicking here.

Working with People with Mental Health Needs

Mental Health presents one of the greatest challenges to our society. With an estimated 450 million people worldwide suffering with a mental health problem, around a quarter of British adults will experience some form of mental health problem each year. While many elements of mental health are still not understood, having a good knowledge of the information that is available is essential in the

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 Qualification
  • Gain skills and understanding to improve the experiences of service users
  • Create better preventative care by identifying mental health and mental health issues
  • Further your personal and professional

What you will learn 

  • Unit 1 – Understand the Role of the Mental Health Worker
  • Unit 2 – Mental Health and Mental Health Issues
  • Unit 3 – Understand Duty of Care in Adult Health and Social Care
  • Unit 4 – Approaches to Care and Management in Mental Health
  • Unit 5 – Understanding Change and Support in Relation to Mental Health

COURSE FEES
£449 (Funding available check for eligibility)

Apply for this course or express an interest by clicking here.

Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses

The purpose of this qualification is to increase learners’ knowledge and understanding of common childhood illnesses to enable them to support the development and well-being of infants and children they support/care for.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 Qualification
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you, without having to go to college

What you will learn

  • Unit 1 – Understand how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children
  • Unit 2 – Understand common childhood illnesses
  • Unit 3 – Understand health emergencies and specific health conditions in an early years setting

COURSE FEES
£449 (Funding available check for eligibility)

Apply for this course or express an interest by clicking here.

Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health

The purpose of this qualification is to increase learner’s knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health.

By completing the qualification, learners will develop knowledge of:
• children and young people’s mental health in context
• mental health problems commonly associated with children and young people
• the impact of mental ill-health on children and young people
• support available to maintain mental wellbeing in children and young people.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 Qualification
  • Evidence your competency to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend college

What you will learn

  • Unit 1 – Understand children and young people’s mental health in context
  • Unit 2 – Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
  • Unit 3 – Understand children and young people’s health concerns
  • Unit 4 – Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
  • Unit 5 – Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns

COURSE FEES
£449 (Funding available check for eligibility)

Apply for this course or express an interest by clicking here.

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

This qualification aims to give learners knowledge of different Specific Learning Difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported. The qualification can be used by a wide range of learners looking to improve their knowledge and awareness in this subject area.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 Qualification
  • Evidence your competency to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend college

What you will learn

  • Understand Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Understand the effects of Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Understand the diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Understanding supporting individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Understand the context of Specific Learning Difficulties

COURSE FEES
£449 (Funding available check for eligibility)

Apply for this course or express an interest by clicking here.

Principles of Dementia Care

Dementia affects around 820,000 people in the UK. This figure is likely to rise to one million by 2025 and two million by 2051. It is one of the main causes of disability in later life and with research being desperately underfunded, it costs the UK over £26 billion a year. Understanding dementia and the person centred care that is required is fundamental to high quality care.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 Qualification
  • Improve your understanding of the various forms of dementia and the importance of being respectful at all times
  • Further your personal and professional development

What you will learn

  • Unit 1 – Dementia Awareness
  • Unit 2 – The Person-Centred Approach to the Care and Support of Individuals with Dementia
  • Unit 3 – Understand the Factors That Can Influence Communication and Interaction with Individuals who have Dementia
  • Unit 4 – Understand Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Dementia Care
  • Unit 5 – Understand the Administration of Medication to Individuals with Dementia Using a Person-Centred Approach
  • Unit 6 – Understand Behaviour in the Context of Dementia
  • Unit 7 – Understand the Benefits of Engaging in Activities in Social Care

COURSE FEES
£449 (Funding available check for eligibility)

Apply for this course or express an interest by clicking here.

Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care

A total of 103,900 safeguarding reports about vulnerable adults were referred in 2014/2015. The responsibilities of care workers involved in protecting the health, well-being and human right of individuals are far-reaching. Allowing individuals to live free from harm, abuse and neglect can often mean involving health agencies, government departments or the police. Understanding the fundamentals of safeguarding is essential for anyone working in adult health and social care.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Relevant to a wide range of care settings
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college

What you will learn

  • Unit 1 – Understand Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care
  • Unit 2 – Principles of Dignity in Adult Health and Social Care Practice
  • Unit 3 – Understand Duty of Care in Adult Health and Social Care
  • Unit 4 – Understand Dilemmas and Public Concerns in Adult Health and Social Care

COURSE FEES
£449 (Funding available check for eligibility)

Apply for this course or express an interest by clicking here.

Falls Prevention Awareness

Falls represent the most frequent and serious type of accident in people aged 65 and over, with 10,000 falls happening each day. Falls often have both a physical and mental impact, as they can result in lack of confidence, isolation, fractures and broken bones. This course is ideal for anyone working in health and social care and those who have contact with older people who are more susceptible to falls.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Evidence your competency to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  •  Reduce the risk of falls
  • Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college

What you will learn 

  • Falls in Context
  • The Risk Factors and Causes of Falls
  • Falls Assessment and Prevention
  • Managing Falls

COURSE FEES
£449 (Funding available check for eligibility)

Apply for this course or express an interest by clicking here.

End of Life Care

By 2040, the number of people aged over 64 in Britain is expected to grow from 9.5 million to 15 million. The
population is aging, meaning more people will live with serious chronic illness and need end of life care. The
problems faced and support needed by people nearing the end of life is wide-ranging and a good understanding
of pain management, support and quality of life is essential for all carers.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Evidence your competency to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Ensure you can manage pain and discomfort
  • Ensure that you understand care planning in end of life
    care
  • Learn at a time that suits you without the need to
    attend college

What you will learn 

  • Understand How To Work in End of Life Care
  • Care Planning in End of Life Care
  • Understand How to Provide Support to Manage Pain and Discomfort
  • End of Life Care and Dementia
  • Understanding the Role of the Care Worker in Time of Death
  • Understand Loss and Grief in End of Life Care

COURSE FEES
£449 (Funding available check for eligibility)

Apply for this course or express an interest by clicking here.

Please note: 
These courses are all delivered using our inspiring on-line resources which are accessible at a time that best suits you.

There will be some short application forms to fill in and some English, Maths and ICT Level checkers to complete. Don’t worry these are not exams and there is no pass of fail marks. These forms will be sent by email and once we have all your documents back you will be enrolled and sent your new online resource tool login to begin studying your course.