Free online training courses for unpaid carers, Personal Assistants and employers

You can access our free online courses anytime on your PC, tablet or phone.


Our Care Academy is a popular place for unpaid carers and PAs to study vital care skills


Since 2017 the Care Academy has helped many hundreds of people improve their care skills and raise the level of service they provide.

Earn your Care Certificate

Many of our training modules support those required to achieve the Care Certificate standards.

There is also training available for people who employ someone to help manage their care needs. This is to ensure they recognise their roles and responsibilities as an employer, to help maintain a positive relationship with their carer or Personal Assistant.


Immediate training available

For an immediate start to our training, we are ready to enrol you onto our online training platform. This includes all training modules for carers, Personal Assistants and employers.

Free enrolment today

Here is a full list of our available online modules for carers and Personal Assistants.

Modules shown with an asterisk are aligned to help you to complete all the knowledge based elements of the Care Certificate:

  • Introduction to Care Academy
  • *Understand your role
  • *Handling Information
  • *Health and Safety
  • *Infection Prevention & Control
  • *Personal Development
  • *Duty of Care
  • *Fluids and Nutrition
  • *Safeguarding Adults
  • *Communication Skills
  • *Privacy and Dignity
  • *Working in a Person-Centred Way
  • *Emergency First Aid
  • *Mental Health Awareness
  • *Dementia Awareness
  • *Equality & Diversity
  • PAs Support Group

See below our list of carefully designed training modules for individual employers of carers and Personal Assistants:

  • Employers Support Group
  • Direct Payment Awareness
  • Pensions
  • Paying Staff
  • Data Protection
  • Holidays and Pay
  • Being an Employer

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Live workshops from November 

You’ll soon be able to join these courses at a venue near you, face-to face, or if you prefer you can access the modules online at anytime on your phone, tablet or PC.

Watch out for news of our live face-to-face workshops. We will also be providing these workshops by live online video online, if you can’t come to the face-to-face workshops. Additional workshops include:

  • Moving and Handling
  • Learning Disability Awareness
  • Deaf Awareness
  • Introduction to BSL (British Sign Language)
  • Food Safety
  • Emotional Freedom Technique and Managing Your Emotions
  • Fire Safety in the Home

A schedule of dates and times for all live workshops will be released very soon. Keep looking for more information.

If you would like to start your online training, contact us today and we can sign you up immediately.

Phone: 01582 470 900

Email: hlw@drcbeds.org.uk

We will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your eligibility, and to ensure you are enquiring for the correct programme for your needs.


More free training available 

Support into Employment 

This programme will help you to develop key employability skills, a 12 week course, supporting you to find employment and further learning opportunities. We will also focus on your physical and mental wellbeing.

Free Yoga and exercise sessions

Join our weekly online exercise and Yoga sessions with professional trainers, to help improve physical wellbeing and development.

Wellbeing Matters (coming soon)

We have received some new funding to be able to run this very popular 6-week programme again. We’re helping people to focus and practice mindfulness techniques over a 6-week programme, to help improve mental wellbeing.

Please call us on 01582 470900 or email us to find out more.

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