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 attract government funding (unless stated otherwise) and aim to engage adults providing them 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 full funding you must be

  • Unemployed in receipt of benefits or earn less than £16,009.50 annual gross salary
  • Over 19 and have lived in the UK/EU for the last three years. (Ages 19-23 are eligible for free courses if they have already achieved a full L2 qualification or equivalent. Ages 19-23 who have not achieved a full L2 qualification may be subject to costs)
  • Living in England but not currently residing in the following devolved areas- Greater London, West of England, West Midlands, Liverpool City Region, Greater Manchester, Sheffield City Region, Tees Valley or North of Tyne.
  • 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:

Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner

The Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner aims to provide professional development opportunities for practitioners working in the Early Years workforce at Level 3. This qualification will embrace the wealth of experience of the Level 3 Early Years Workforce, and challenge learners in both their daily practice and theoretical understanding. You will acquire and use skills of leadership, mentoring, coaching and reflection as you complete the qualification though work-based learning opportunities.

Units

  • Enabling Children to Learn
  • Promoting health and well-being through physical activity and nutrition co-ordination in the early years
  • Working with others to support children with additional needs, including Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • Working with families and other professionals in early years settings
  • Implementing change in an early years setting incorporating a small scale research project

Entry Requirements

Learners must be at least 18 years old and hold a Full Level 3 Early Years/Childcare qualification. You must also be employed in an early years setting to complete this qualification.

Progression

This qualification provides progression to a Level 5 qualification such as the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services. It will also prepare for further study of early years in Higher Education.

COURSE FEES
£750

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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

  • Principles of Team Leading
  • Understand Business
  • Understand How to Communicate Work-Related Information
  • Understand Customers
  • Understand how to deliver customer service and resolve problems
  • Understand how to develop working relationships with colleagues
  • Understand health and safety procedure in the workplace
  • Understand how to handle information and mail

COURSE FEES
£362 (Funding available check for eligibility)

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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

  • Principles of Providing Administrative Services
  • Principles of Business Document Production and Information Management
  • Understand Communication in a Business Environment
  • Understand Employer Organisations
  • Understand How to Develop Working Relationships with Colleagues
  • Understand how to deal with mail
  • Understand reception services
  • Understand the management of diary systems
  • Understand event organisation
  • Understand finance for administrators
  • Understand info storage and retrieval
  • Understand the achieving requirements

COURSE FEES
£362 (Funding available check for eligibility)

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Creating a Business Start-Up

Over half a million businesses are started every year; however, 30% of these fail within the first two years. Having a better understanding of the initial processes and requirements of a business start-up can increase the chances of your business succeeding. If you’re looking to starts your own business, or already have a business but want to develop and progress your business plan, this qualification will support you with the skills and knowledge you need.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Further your professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend college

What will you learn

  • Initial steps for a business start-up
  • Marketing for a business start-up
  • Legal and financial considerations when starting a business
  • How to develop a business plan

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 

  • Principles of Customer Service and Delivery
  • Understand Customers
  • Understand Employer Organisation
  • Understand how to communicate with customers
  • Understand how to develop customer relationships
  • Understand how to resolve problems and deliver customer service to challenging customers
  • Understand how to develop working relationships with colleagues

COURSE FEES
£362 (Funding available check for eligibility)

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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 

  • Equality and Diversity in Society
  • Equality and Diversity in the Community
  • Equality and Diversity in the Workplace

COURSE FEES
£362 

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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

  • Information, Advice or Guidance on Practise
  • Developing Interaction Skills for Information, Advice or Guidance

COURSE FEES
£449 

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Level 1 Digital Skills

In an increasingly digital world, it’s becoming more important to have the right skills in order to use computers and other technological devices. This course is designed to help support your development with digital literacy skills, encouraging progression into roles where digital literacy is required.

Benefits

  • Achieve a Nationally Recognised Level 1 Qualification
  • Evidence your Competency to Employers
  • Develop Knowledge and Competency of Digital Literacy Skills

What you will learn 

  • Find and Use Information
  • Safety and Security when using data and digital devices
  • Communicating and Collaborating Online
  • Using Word Processing Software
  • Using a Computer
  • Digital Career Development

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Principles of Working with Individuals with 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 

  • Understanding the Context of Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care
  • Introduction to Personalisation in Social Care
  • Principles of Positive Risk-Taking for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Introductory Awareness of Autistic Spectrum Conditions
  • 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

  • Introduction to Autism
  • Using a Person-Centred Approach to Support Individual with Autism
  • Communication and Social Interaction in Individuals with Autism
  • Sensory Processing, Perception and Cognition in Individuals with Autism
  • Supporting Positive Behaviour in Individuals with Autism
  • Supporting Individuals with Autism to Live Healthy and Fulfilled Lives

COURSE FEES
£449 (Funding available check for eligibility)

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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

  • Explore Principles of Healthy Eating
  • Consider Nutritional Needs of a Variety of Individuals
  • Use Food and Nutrition Information to Plan a Healthy Diet
  • The Principles of Weight Management
  • Understanding Eating Disorders
  • Principle of Food Safety for the Home Environment
  • DSE Risk Assessment

COURSE FEES
£449

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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 

  • Understanding Behaviour That Challenges
  • Understand How to Support Positive Behaviour
  • Understand the Importance of Effective Communication and the Management of Behaviour That Challenges
  • 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

  • Young Children’s development
  • Safeguarding the welfare of Children and Young People
  • Respecting and Valuing Children
  • Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet
  • Importance of play for early learning
  • The value of play to young children
  • Sharing Learning and experiences with children

COURSE FEES
£449 (Funding available check for eligibility)

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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.

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 

  • Understand the Role of the Mental Health Worker
  • Mental Health and Mental Health Issues
  • Understand Duty of Care in Adult Health and Social Care
  • Approaches to Care and Management in Mental Health
  • 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.

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

  • Understanding Mental Health
  • Understanding Stress
  • Understand Anxiety
  • Understanding Phobias
  • Understanding Depression
  • Understanding Post-Natal Depression
  • Understanding Bipolar Disorder
  • Understanding Schizophrenia
  • Understanding Dementia
  • Understanding Eating Disorders
  • Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

COURSE FEES
£449 (Funding available check for eligibility)

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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

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

COURSE FEES
£449 (Funding available check for eligibility)

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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

  • Understand children and young people’s mental health in context
  • Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
  • Understand children and young people’s health concerns
  • Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
  • Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns

COURSE FEES
£449 

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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)

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Understanding Safe Handling of Medication

Modern medicines are powerful substances which have beneficial effects for millions of people worldwide. However, inappropriate use or handling of these substances can have severe consequences, including death. Having good up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines is essential for anyone working with medication

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 Qualification
  • Evidence your competency in handling medication to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Create better preventative care by identifying how to maintain stock and record, store and dispose of medication properly
  • Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college

What you will learn

  • Understand Medication and Prescriptions
  • Supply, Storage and Disposal of Medication
  • Understand the Requirements for the Safe Administrations of Medication
  • Record-keeping and Audit Processes for Medication

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Generic and Specialist Cleaning Principles

With a UK industry turnover estimated at £4.7 billion in 2011, cleaning is one of the largest business sectors in the UK. It underpins many aspects of life today and is essential for the prevention of disease and spread of infection. People actively seek out clean, safe and comfortable environments, so having a highly skilled cleaning workforce is essential.

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 various dangers of contamination and spread of disease

What you will learn 

  •  Dealing with Routine and Non-Routine Waste
  • Health and Safety for the Cleaning and Support Services Industry
  • Working with Others in the Cleaning and Support Services Industry
  • Cleaning of Interiors and Washrooms

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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.

All course fees are available to pay in monthly instalments