Short Courses

We recognise that this has been an extremely challenging time for those in the Social Care and Childcare sectors but that high quality training will still be a priority. With this in mind, we have made adjustments to enable us to train safely during Covid-19.

In order to keep our workers and learners safe, many of our training courses will now be delivered online by a live trainer which, unlike some online training solutions, allows for participants to ask questions and participate in group discussion.

Where face-to-face training is still a requirement, i.e. Moving and Handling, First Aid, and some of our Epilepsy Courses, we have made adjustments to ensure the safety of participants – read our guidance for face-to-face training during Covid-19

Please select from the COURSES menu for full details of courses we have available.

Please contact to book or to discuss your requirements or use our group booking request form:

Request Group Booking

Open Course Programme – see Course Dates and Book Online

Open Course Programme

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 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.

Short Courses for Childcare