Short Courses

Covid-19 Notice

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, our short course open programme has been suspended until further notice and we are not taking short course group bookings at this time. We will review this decision on an ongoing basis as things develop and resume a normal service as soon as possible.

Our short courses are designed to provide flexible, high quality training on demand to both groups and individuals either in their own workplace or on TfC premises. All courses are led by qualified and experienced subject specialists, with course directors and lead tutors to oversee quality assurance. Fees are kept as low as possible to encourage access and to contribute to standards of care.

All courses have been developed to meet specific adult care and childcare sector mandatory and continuing professional development (CPD) requirements.

Courses in First Aid and Food Hygiene are suitable for all regardless of occupation.

Select from the menu on the left for course details and group booking information or click here to view our upcoming open course dates.

Book as an Organisation or as an Individual

  • Group booking Choose a venue (ours or yours), date, and time to suit your organisation. Group fees are scaled according to participant numbers so this is a cost efficient option for groups of 6 or more participants.
  • Open course booking Regular dates at TfCs venue suitable for small number and individual bookings.

Standards and Quality Assurance

Certification Courses are certificated to meet current guidelines and statutory requirements
External Awarding Body  Approval where required
Course Directors  For the five main subject areas, responsible for course content and development, trainer selection and monitoring. Lead Tutors for all other courses.
All trainers Subject qualified and experienced.
Courses Content designed or adapted to recognise care sector values and demands and can be tailored to your needs


Course Directors available for free, informal advice on their subject area.
Responsiveness  Prompt and flexible enquiry and online booking.
Group Bookings  For choice of venues, dates, timings.
Open Courses  Frequent open course options available for small number bookings.
Location  Either at you own premises or at a TfC venue.

Download our Short Course Brochure for 2019-20




Short Courses for Childcare