Wakefield Adult Education Service – Online Courses 2022

Wakefield Adult Education Service have released their Online Learning Course Guide for 2022.

Included in this guide are over 40 nationally recognised qualifications which can be completed in 8-10 weeks. This includes a number of courses relating to Health and Social Care, Mental Health and Special Education Needs, including:

Prevention and Control of Infection

Principles of End of Life Care

Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Advocacy in the Workplace

Principles of Dementia Care

Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Equality and Diversity


If you have any questions about these courses, please contact Stacey Grandidge at

You can view the full guide for 2022 here.

Free Advanced Care Planning and Bereavement Webinars

Do you want to work with individuals and groups in your community?

Are you passionate about improving people’s lives/care?

Can you support people to have better, more personalised conversations about Advance Care Planning (ACP) and bereavement that are tailored to their needs?

If yes, become a Champion!

The West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership in collaboration with Wakefield Hospice, St Gemma’s Hospice and Overgate Hospice are offering free webinars to upskill people working or volunteering across health, social care and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Advance Care Planning and Bereavement Support.

This will help to build the emotional resilience of our communities and will support you to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to help people plan ahead for their health and social care needs and support those who are bereaved, whilst tailoring their plans to reflect what matters to them.

This training will equip you with the essential skills to have better, more personalised conversations, offer support and sign post when further help and information is needed.

Sessions are available on;

Thursday 2nd December 12:30-16:00


Tuesday 18th January 09:30-13:00

You can view the poster here and the application form here.

The below resources provide some more information on Advance Care Planning and the difference it can make to people:

With dementia;

Living with learning disabilities;

Advance Care Planning – YouTube


Community Volunteering training course

Wakefield Adult Education Service are offering a new Community Volunteering course for learners aged 19+ who are wanting to gain an understanding and prepare for a role within a voluntary organisation.


This course will teach you:

The role of a volunteer within a voluntary organisation

The activities of volunary organisations

The skills required to be a successful volunteer

The regulatory frameworks that may apply to being a volunteer


This course will take place at Manygates Adult Education Centre, with 2 hour weekly lessons for either 4 or 12 weeks.

Further information, and details on how to enrol, can be found on the course leaflet here.

Wakefield Adult Education Service – Training available

Wakefield Adult Education Service have further expanded their successful FREE online learning offer and now deliver 29 virtual learning programmes.


Topics for learning courses offered include, but are not limited to:

Self-harm, Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental health

Prevention and Control of Infection

Principles of Business Administration

Allergy Awareness

Equality and Diversity


Further details on the range of learning programmes available can be found here.

For further information, or for information on how to enrol onto one of these programmes, please contact Lauren Rose at


Regional Leadership for Personalised Care Programme

Making personalised care happen calls for new types of leaders who can work across orgaisational boundaries, make connections and bring staff, people and communities together to drive change.

There is currently the opportunity for colleagues to join the Regional Leadership for Personalised Care Programme, co-delivered by national experts, many of whom have lived experience and a long history of leading change. This programme is free of charge and applications are invited from teams and individuals across the NHS, Councils and the Voluntary sector (VCSE).

Further infromation can be found on the event poster here.

Please note the closing date for applications is Wednesday 15th September.

Further infromation on cohort dates can be found here.

Leadership courses available for VCSE colleagues

There are currently 2 free courses available from the Open University Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL).

The first course focusses on developing leadership practice in voluntary sector organisations and the second on collaborative leadership in voluntary sector organisations specifically. More information on these courses can be found here.

These courses are totally free, online and can be completed at the learners own pace.

The FutureNHS Collaobration are also facilitating a series of ‘learning clubs’ for groups and organisations who want to learn together, and have also supported others to develop their own learning clubs in local communities and places to help share practice and knowledge across organisations.

If you would like to chat about these courses, please get in touch with the CVSL at or contact David Haslam directly at

Skills for Care CPD Training Packages

Skills for Care and the University of Huddersfield, in conjunction with NHS Health Education England, have developed a series of training packages to assist health and social care staff with their continued professional development during the Covid-19 pandemic.

There are currently 7 training packages on offer, which each offer the opportunity to access virtual learning on your chosen topic and attend a webinar, with dates available from April-September.


Available topics include:

Psychological Wellbeing and Resilience in Social Care Settings

Supporting People with Long Term Conditions

Recognising and Responding to Service User Deterioration

Practice Assessor Preparation

Nail Care

Infection Prevention and Control

Loss, Grief and Bereavement for the Social Care Workforce


For further information, please view the dedicated page here.