Vocational Qualifications

Our wide range of nationally accredited short courses bring long-term benefits to employers and employees.

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They are often available fully funded and link in to the essential knowledge and skills required to carry out a variety of job roles. Extensive in health and care, and also available in management, business and other select areas, they are an excellent way of learning quickly and efficiently.

Our courses are all nationally accredited and have been designed around a flexible learning delivery model to ensure they are easily accessible within the workplace. This means learners do not attend a classroom but still receive high-quality support throughout their learning journey.

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Whatever your ambitions, start fulfilling them by embarking on one of our courses. Search here to find out what is available and start your journey to true professional satisfaction.

Our top Vocational Qualifications

  • The Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care course is aimed at those who are looking for or just starting out in the healthcare sector. It is also relevant to any health or social care worker who wishes to improve their understanding of end of life care.


  • This qualification will give you the insight you need to work in a management role in a variety of settings. It aims to build on your leadership capabilities and show you how to manage projects, people and relationships.


  • Designed to be used either independently or as a follow-on programme from level 2, this nationally accredited certificate covers a variety of topics fundamental to working in the adult social care sector.


  • With financial management at the heart of every business, the need for qualified employees with accounting and finance skills is high in all sectors. The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is a nationally recognised brand that employers trust as it combines real-world skills, high-quality training and professional status.


  • Expand your career opportunities with this fantastic qualification, which is perfect for those who have recently gained their level 1 and 2 qualifications or who already have accounting experience and would like to continue to improve their accounting knowledge.


  • This diploma is ideal for those who are leading or managing staff within their hospitality job role or who plan to pursue a career in management. It is also suited to those who are already in a supervisory position within the hospitality sector but have had little or no formal training and wish to develop their existing skill set.


  • The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) is the UK’s largest management awarding body, combining industry-leading qualifications, recognised training programmes and specialist member services.


  • This qualification covers management skills, with an understanding of how to put them in to practice within a learner’s own role in the retail sector. The course also aims to build on an individual's leadership capabilities, looking at how they motivate and engage teams and how to manage relationships confidently. Learners will also develop leadership and management skills using their own knowledge, values and motivations.


  • Progress your career opportunities with our Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral and gain a qualification which is recognised by health, fitness and medical professionals nationwide. The course is ideal for those who are looking to improve their knowledge and become a specialist fitness professional.


  • Are you looking for advice and guidance training? The Level 3 Certificate in Advice and Guidance qualification helps you develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to work in a number of roles that require you to provide advice and guidance.


  • The qualification covers a range of topics including an understanding of laws and ethics of selling, how to prepare sales presentations, how to handle objections, a range of sales techniques and how to negotiate and close sales.


  • The Level 3 Certificate in Web Design and Development 3 qualification will help you build up the knowledge, understanding and skills to work in a number of roles that require web design and development expertise. Having a web design and development qualification really does open up a wide range of exciting possibilities.


  • Customer Service skills are highly prized and sought after, just ask any consumer, manager or business owner. No matter whether you work in the private or public sector, with customers becoming more and more demanding, your ability to deal with customers and adapt to changing requirements and tastes is a key determinant of success.


  • Whether you work in direct sales or customer support, this Level 3 Certificate is ideal for those wishing to progress within the contact centre industry. It is suitable for those who have some experience working in a contact centre who want to develop their skills further, in order to move into a supervisory or call centre manager position.


  • Being an entrepreneur is an undoubtedly rewarding career, but it’s also hard work too. There are a lot of challenges that you’ll face and risks involved.

    This Qualification offers you a range of knowledge and skill units to enable you to develop and demonstrate your entrepreneurship expertise.


  • This course is designed to increase learners’ awareness and understanding of behaviour that challenges and its effects and will support their progression into relevant employment.


  • This qualification enables learners to develop knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with dementia. Successful completion of the units will allow learners to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of dementia and its effects


  • The Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health qualification is designed to provide a greater awareness of mental health issues and the importance of mental wellbeing. Learners will build a knowledge base that can be used in a variety of health and social care roles.


  • This course gives you the opportunity to apply for a degree in health studies - preparing you well for academic work and the prospect of university life. It’s an extremely popular course and an excellent way to maximise your job prospects. It could lead to a career working in the NHS, private practice, the community, or research.


  • This qualification develops knowledge and awareness of autism, a spectrum condition that affects how a person communicates with others and how they interpret the world around them.


  • This nationally accredited certificate, which develops understanding of basic English and maths, is ideal to equip learners with the skills they need to competently carry out their daily tasks.



  • The qualification provides learners with an appreciation and understanding of a number of different mental health issues that are increasingly prevalent in today’s society.


  • This nationally accredited certificate, which develops understanding of basic administration concepts and practices, is based on the business and administration national occupational standard.


  • This nationally accredited qualification provides an understanding of the different types of diabetes and how they can occur. It covers how the onset of Type 2 diabetes can be delayed with lifestyle changes and aims to develop an understanding of diabetes diagnosis and initial care. The qualification also covers the importance of ongoing care and the correct treatment of diabetes to control blood sugar levels.


  • This nationally accredited qualification provides an understanding of care plans and how to evaluate plans and processes.


  • This qualification explores different risks of abusive and exploitative behaviour and looks at effective communication, identifying steps to overcome disabling attitudes and beliefs.


  • This accredited certificate is a short programme which develops knowledge and understanding of a range of both generic and specialist cleaning principles.


  • Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson’s disease, there are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK every year (more than one every five minutes), and one in six of the UK population have some form of hearing loss. These health conditions, along with others such as arthritis and dementia, affect a substantial proportion of the population. A good understanding of common health conditions is essential in any care environment.


  • The nationally accredited qualification covers topics fundamental to the delivery of excellent customer service.


  • This qualification provides an appreciation and understanding of the different forms of dementia that may be encountered and how to support through person-centred care.


  • This qualification gives knowledge and understanding of the key principles of dignity, duty of care and safeguarding as applied to adult health and social care.


  • This nationally accredited qualification develops knowledge and understanding relating to end of life care.


  • This updated qualification addresses new legislation, reinforcing the importance of equality and diversity within different contexts.


  • The certificate explores communication techniques and how values, attitudes and beliefs can affect interactions.


  • This qualification covers a wide range of topics including the principles of infection prevention and control, the causes and spread of infection and the importance of correct cleaning procedures, decontamination and waste management.


  • This qualification provides an understanding of the principles that ensure an individual with learning disabilities is provided with high-quality, person-centred care.


  • This nationally accredited qualification gives learners working, or intending to work, in settings such as sport and recreation, exercise and fitness, hospitality and catering or healthcare, an understanding of nutrition and health to support their role in the workplace.


  • This nationally accredited qualification increases professional development and confidence among those either new to working within a care environment or, those keen to gain the knowledge needed to help them seek employment in the health and social care sector.


  • This nationally accredited certificate provides an introduction to the retail industry and is suitable for those new to or, seeking employment in, this area. It helps learners to develop an understanding of the different aspects of working in the retail sector.


  • This qualification covers a wide range of topics including understanding medication and prescriptions, how to supply, store and dispose of medication and understanding the requirements for safe administration of medication.


  • This nationally accredited certificate gives practising or potential team leaders the foundation for their formal development in this role.


  • This qualification provides a broad range of knowledge and information for those who want to work in mental health, a care sector which presents one of the greatest challenges to our society, with an estimated 450 million sufferers worldwide.


  • A good understanding of English is vital to both learner and employer alike, and Learning Curve Group is meeting this challenge with this high-quality fully funded course.


  • The qualification covers a range of topics which are suited to a career as a personal trainer. It is ideal for those wishing to master more complex instructing and training principles such as assessing a client’s health and fitness status and how to plan and conduct a physical activity session using multiple resources.


  • Working in retail can be fast-paced, challenging, but also highly rewarding. If you’re already are working in a retail environment then the Level 3 Certificate in Retail knowledge Qualification is aimed at benefitting you.


  • This qualification covers a range of topics including understanding the concept and benefits of a lean environment, understanding business improvement tools and techniques and how to work effectively in a business team.


  • This qualification gives learners the opportunity to investigate the knowledge and skills needed to use counselling skills and engage in a helping interaction appropriately.


  • This course is designed to help learners develop positive working relationships with customers in a health and social care setting, using effective communication.


  • This course is designed to help learners understand how to process orders for dispatch and understand the purpose of a stock check.


  • Every business starts with a great idea, but that’s not enough to guarantee success. Behind the scenes, it takes planning, hard work and market research to get an idea off the ground. The Level 3 Certificate in Business Start-up is designed to make setting up a business simple.


  • Take the first step towards a new career by studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business and Management). The course acts as an alternative to A-Levels. If you don’t have the grades you need to apply for a business degree course at university, this programme is for you. Start a flexible distance learning qualification and work from home, when it suits you.


  • This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) is a generalist specified diploma with a balance of education theory, educational practice and childhood studies. The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a popular, nationally recognised qualification designed to provide you with the skills needed to apply for education degree courses at universities.


  • This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) is aimed more at those who are interested in an English teaching career/degree course with language and literature units to help satisfy typical English degree entrance criteria.


  • This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) is aimed at those who are interested in a teaching science career/degree course. The units selected provide a syllabus that forms a foundation for students who wish to progress to a teaching degree course. It’s been created for learners who’ve been out of full time education for some time and don’t have the required entry qualifications.


  • This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) is aimed at those who are interested in a Child Studies career/degree course with relevant units to help satisfy typical degree entrance criteria. This course focuses more on Childhood Studies and gives you an opportunity to study the principles and applications of working with, and providing education for, children in their early years.


  • This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Education) has a balance of Childhood Studies, Education Practice, Education Theory and Education Studies for those wishing to pursue a career/degree course in Teaching and Learning. This course focuses on Teaching and Learning in the classroom, this gives you an opportunity to understand the classroom environment as well as the principles and applications of teaching children.


  • This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health) gives you the opportunity to apply for a degree in Midwifery - preparing you well for academic work and the prospect of university life. It’s an extremely popular Access to HE Diploma and an excellent way to maximise your job prospects. It could lead to a career offering the unique satisfaction of caring for the health of mother, baby and her family.


  • This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health) gives you the opportunity to apply for a degree in nursing - preparing you well for academic work and the prospect of university life. It’s an extremely popular course and an excellent way to maximise your job prospects. It could lead to you having a career which has a positive impact on other people’s health and well being.


  • The Ascentis Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care Professions is designed to help learners make an informed choice about a career in health and social care. Achievement of this qualification could act as progression towards programmes of study at Level 2 or Level 3, such as the Access to HE Diploma.


  • This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Medicine and Health Care Professions) is a generalist specified diploma with a balance of Biological Science, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology. The Access qualification is a popular, nationally recognised qualification designed to provide you with the skills needed to apply for education degree courses at universities.


  • This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Health) biology pathway is designed for those who are interested in a career/degree course in Social Science and Health with a particular interest in Biology. The course is a popular, nationally recognised qualification designed to provide you with the skills needed to apply for education degree courses at universities.


  • This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Health) pathway is designed for those who are interested in a career/degree course in Social Science and Health but have a particular interest in health studies. This course is a popular, nationally recognised qualification designed to provide you with the skills needed to apply for education degree courses at universities.


  • This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science) is designed for those who are interested in a career/degree course in Social Science with a particular interest in Psychology or Sociology. The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science) is a popular, nationally recognised qualification designed to provide you with the skills needed to apply for education degree courses at universities.


  • This course is designed for those who are interested in a career/degree course in Social Science but have a particular interest in Psychology and Criminology. This course is a popular, nationally recognised qualification designed to provide you with the skills needed to apply for education degree courses at universities.


  • This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Sciences and Humanities) is a generalist specified diploma with a balance of Sociology/History/Politics/Psychology units. The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Sciences and Humanities) is a popular, nationally recognised qualification designed to provide you with the skills needed to apply for education degree courses at universities.


  • This course is designed for students who are planning to further their education and plan a career related to Social Work. It covers areas from a range of social work-related topics including social work theory and practice, psychology, sociology as well as core study skills.



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