How will online training help me?
As a carer, there are many benefits to undertaking training:
• Improved health and wellbeing
• Fewer injuries relating to their caring role
• Increased knowledge
• Confidence boost
• Access to education and work opportunities
• A sense of achievement
We understand that it can sometimes be difficult for carers to attend training courses. You might find that studying online is easier to fit in around caring than a classroom based course.
We have a variety of online courses that are aimed at supporting/enhancing your role as a carer. Our training team are always pleased to hear from you if you have a specific request for training that would help you with your caring duties. Please remember to check this page regularly for new courses.
Free online training courses
Have a look at these free online courses for carers:
Vision to learn offer a broad range of qualifications online. Each course is nationally accredited and delivered in partnership with a further education college in England. They are all funded by the UK Government too, so if you are eligible you can study for free. Please check their criteria for details of how to apply for a free course.
Future Learn This collection of free online dementia courses is designed for healthcare professionals or family and friends who care for people with dementia
Openlearn offer a series of free online courses aimed at those who wish to improve their skills, knowledge and career prospects in a number of specific areas.
These courses include About Me: building resilience for caring and the role of good nutrition in caring for someone
Carers UK also offer two free online courses – About me: building resilience for caring and the role of good nutrition when caring for someone. To access these courses go to their website and use the access code below:
https://carersdigital.org/ access code DGTL8827
“This online Carers course was ideal for me. I live in a rural location and I didn’t have to leave my cared for or travel miles, which was my main concern. I wouldn’t haven’t have been able to attend face to face training so this resource has been invaluable to me”