Nescot offers education and training opportunities to students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Our mission is to inspire and enable all our learners to achieve their goals and provide the skills needed in the economy. We specialise in vocational and work based training, offering accredited qualifications that are both recognised and sought after by employers. Our part-time study options range from skills boosting to get you back into work, professional and trade qualifications and vocationally relevant degree programmes and post graduate work.Department information
Access to HE (Nursing pathway): Level 3
The Access to HE (Nursing pathway) is a programme that seeks to prepare people who wish to study towards a degree in the field of Nursing.
Access to HE in Health and Social Care
The Level 3 Access to HE Diploma is a nationally recognised qualification, designed to provide preparation for study in higher education (HE) in the UK for adults aged 19+ returning to education. It provides a balance of essential study skills with specialist subject knowledge, preparing students for the academic and practical rigour of undergraduate study in Health and Human Sciences.
Food Premises Inspection Higher Certificate: Level 5
Any Environmental Health Assistant or Technician who wishes to develop their career in Food Premises Inspection, must, according to the current Food Standard Agency Code of Practice, be in possession of an Ordinary or Higher Certificate in Food Premises Inspection awarded by the Environmental Health Registration Board. This course is designed to prepare you for the examinations for this Higher Certificate.
Healthcare Play Specialism: Foundation Degree
Nescot is pleased to work with the University of West London, in delivering the Foundation Degree in Healthcare Play Specialism. The course is designed for individuals wishing to study for a career as a registered Health Play Specialist. This degree supports the development of professional competencies in the field of therapeutic play for children and young people in hospital and community healthcare settings. Successful completion of the programme leads to registration with the Healthcare Play Specialist Education Trust (HPSET).
Awareness of Mental Health Problems: Level 2 (Distance Learning)
The Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems is designed for learners working in a range of settings within the public, private, voluntary and community sectors. Mental distress takes many forms. This qualification aims to broaden learners’ knowledge of mental ill-health and the most commonly diagnosed mental health conditions. Candidates work through the course materials for the programme at a place convenient to them, so there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification.
Cleaning Principles: Level 2 Certificate (Distance Learning)
This course is ideal for anyone with an interest in the processes of cleaning both domestically and within the industry. Gaining an understanding of the basic principles of cleanliness and hygiene can allow you to make informed cleaning decisions and enable you to open doors to a new career or progress within a current role.
Common Childhood Illnesses: Level 2 (Distance Learning)
This course is ideal for learners who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of common childhood illnesses. Anyone who aims to progress on to further qualifications and employment within the health and social care sector, particularly within an early years setting, will benefit from this course. Candidates work through the course materials for the programme at times convenient to them, so there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification.
Common Health Conditions: Level 2 (Distance Learning)
This course is designed to raise the candidate’s awareness of some of the most common health conditions among older people in the UK. They will explore arthritis, stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and sensory loss (both hearing and visual impairments). They will examine the signs, symptoms, risk factors and treatment options for each one. They will also look at a range of strategies – some of which they can put into practice themselves – that can help to improve the quality of life of someone living with one or a number of these conditions.
Customer Service for Health and Social Care Settings: Level 2 (Distance Learning)
This course is ideal for anyone who deals with customers either internal or external in a Health and Social Care setting as part of their job role. Learners work through the course materials for the programme at a place convenient to them, so there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification.
Diploma in Care: Level 2 (Distance Learning)
This course is appropriate for learners whose central role is to give care. The qualification is applicable to a range of care settings and roles, and will be ideal for Support Workers, Domiciliary and Residential Care Workers, Health Care Assistants and those who work in a clinical workplace. To achieve the course successfully the learners must complete 24 credits from the mandatory units and 22 credits from the optional units; totalling a minimum of 46 credits altogether.
Falls Prevention Awareness: Level 2 NCFE Certificate (Distance Learning)
This qualification is aimed at anyone working in a health or social care environment, particularly those who support, or have contact with, older people who have an increased propensity to falls. It will also be useful to individuals who support family members or friends who are at risk of falling.
Improving Personal Exercise Health and Nutrition: Level 2 (Distance Learning)
This course is ideal for people who are interested in improving their understanding of diet and nutrition for exercise. It will be particularly useful to those who work in an environment where an understanding of nutrition and health is relevant, such as sport and recreation or healthcare.
Paediatric First Aid
The course is designed for parents, soon-to-be parents, and staff at nurseries and schools. You will be taught by a qualified nurse. You will learn basic Paediatric First Aid, and you'll receive a certificate on completion. The course covers: CPR, choking, burns, sepsis, meningitis, faints, seizures, head injuries, breaks, fractures and sprains.
Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care: Level 2 (Distance Learning)
This course is designed to increase the knowledge and understanding of the key principles of working in adult social care. The course has been mapped against the Health and Social Care National Occupational Standards and learners who successfully achieve this qualification will increase their professional confidence, enabling them to be competent in their work role.
Prevention of Infection in Health Care Settings: Level 2 (Distance Learning)
Infection control is of major concern in hospitals and other healthcare settings. It is the responsibility of everyone who works in, or visits, such environments to ensure that the spread of infection is avoided. The qualification is ideal for anyone who wishes to gain an understanding or update their awareness of the causes of infection and how these can be managed and controlled.
Principles of Care Planning: Level 2 (Distance Learning)
Care workers play a key role in ensuring their residents/patients are treated with a friendly and caring approach. Care workers have the ability to relate to people from a variety of backgrounds. After an investigation from the Care Quality Commission revealed that 424 out of 1,357 services in England are rated ‘inadequate’, the need for high-quality trained care workers has never been greater.
Principles of Dementia Care: Level 2 (Distance Learning)
There are approximately 820,000 people in the United Kingdom who have some form of dementia, with numbers expected to rise above one million by 2025. This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to improve their knowledge and understanding of the condition and of how to apply the principles of ‘person-centred dementia care’. It will be highly valuable to people who support those with the condition, in a personal or professional capacity.
Principles of Working with People with Learning Disabilities: Level 2 (Distance Learning)
This course will provide a learner with knowledge and understanding to help prepare or care for an individual with learning disabilities and difficulties. It will be highly valuable to people who support those with learning disabilities, in a personal or professional capacity.
Promoting Food Safety and Nutrition in Health: Level 2 (Distance Learning)
This qualification is designed for those who may be preparing for a new role, or is working in a role that involves handling food safely and supporting an individual with their nutrition and hydration needs.
Understanding Autism: Level 2 (Distance Learning)
This course is appropriate for a wide range of learners and will provide a learner with knowledge and understanding to help prepare or care for an individual with Autism. It will be highly valuable to people who support those with Autism, in a personal or professional capacity.
Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health: Level 2 (Distance Learning)
This qualification is suitable for anyone looking to increase their knowledge of children and young people’s mental health. They may currently be working with, or intending to work with, children and young people or anyone who wishes to increase their understanding of these age groups.
Understanding Dignity & Safeguarding in Adult Social Care: Level 2 (Distance Learning)
This course is appropriate for a wide range of learners especially for individuals working with, or intending to work with, vulnerable adults in the health and social care sectors.
Understanding End of Life Care: Level 2 (Distance Learning)
The programme is designed to provide an understanding of the emotive issues surrounding death and dying. It will help learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of palliative care and its place within end of life care, along with the support services available to the individual and others.
Understanding Nutrition and Health: Level 2 (Distance Learning)
This course in Nutrition and Health is ideal for people who are interested in improving their understanding of nutrition and healthy eating. It will be particularly useful to those who work in an environment where an understanding of nutrition and health is relevant, such as food planning and preparation, Sport and recreation, childcare or healthcare.
Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes: Level 2 (Distance Learning)
Over 2.5 million people are known to have diabetes in the UK with numbers set to rise as obesity levels increase. There are believed to be thousands more who have not yet been diagnosed. This new course has been designed to reach the carers and families of people with diabetes and help them to understand how the condition affects people, how it can be managed, the social issues and more about prevention, complications and care.
Understanding The Safe Handling Of Medicines: Level 2 (Distance Learning)
This programme is designed for learners aged 19 or over and already working in a health and social care context, who wish to study the course as part of their own continuous professional development. This qualification is to introduce learners to different types of medicines and the policies and procedures surrounding their storage, disposal and administration. It also provides learners with an overview of legislation and an awareness of quality control, issues regarding responsibility and accountability and the role of the pharmacist.
We have a growing and exciting range of courses that can help you to develop a business or new skills for interest. We understand that you will already have a busy and complicated life so we try to offer course times that fit around work and families. At Nescot we keep our group sizes as small as possible and this enables us to provide you with more individual support. You can, of course, also expect state-of-the-art resources to support your learning.
Most of our distance learning courses are free if you meet the eligibility criteria (click here for details) and if you complete the course (click here for details of our terms and conditions).
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Want to become a qualified counsellor in 2 years? Want to open your private practice once qualified? Nescot can give you the opportunity to open private practice once qualified at the end of a successful 2 years of training.
Nescot has the facilities to train you to become a sports coach, fitness instructor, sports injury therapist or personal trainer and this wide range of expertise can benefit you in unexpected ways.
Our Level 1 and Level 2 courses are free of charge providing you meet the eligibility criteria. Distance Learning lets you fit studying into your busy life giving you the flexibility to manage work and family.
The whole department is deeply committed to helping you become the care professional you want to be. We will give you a thorough understanding of the theory of your chosen area and provide you with innovative, exciting opportunities to put that understanding into practice. Whether you are already working with children and want to take your career further, or are just starting out Nescot’s Early Years courses will show you how to keep children healthy and happy.