Short Courses

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.

Courses in First Aid, Food Hygiene, Health & Safety, and Moving & Handling are suitable for all service sector occupations. All other courses have been developed to meet specific adult care and childcare sector requirements.

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.

Individual Training Account (ITA) Funding

All individual courses on our Open Programme are eligible for ITA Funding and we have also put together 2 ITA packages so that you can make full use of your £200 ITA funding:

ITA Package – Essential Training for Childcarers

ITA Package – Essential Training for Social Care 

To apply for ITA Funding, visit the My World of Work website

Short Course Brochure 2018-19





Download our Short Course Brochure for 2018-19

Request Group Booking

Open Course Programme

Download current open course programme