Care training courses available at Skills North East

North east jobseekers are being given the opportunity to work in adult care, with fully funded training courses from Skills North East.

The courses will give residents in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland the chance to learn new skills and gain recognised qualifications, before aiming to move into meaningful, long-term employment.

Courses are being funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority and will be home-based, due to current Covid-19 restrictions.

Sessions are being tailored to those entering adult care for the first time, as well as to experienced carers wanting to gain new skills.

Care training courses, open to those aged 19 and over, begin in early August and include:

  • Preparing to work in Adult Social Care – Level 1
  • Safe handling of medication – Level 2
  • Behaviours that challenge – Level 2
  • Mental Health Awareness – Level 2.

Michael Winship, Managing Director of Skills North East (SNE) said: “SNE was founded in 2009 to support unemployed and lower paid workers to better their employment prospects and as a result, was recognised as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2019.

“Our courses, which have been fully funded by our partners at the North of Tyne Combined Authority, will give local jobseekers a real opportunity to gain new skills and qualifications.

“Our team will also help potential carers get interviews and either begin or develop a career in the adult care sector.

“Places are limited, so I would urge anyone interested in finding out more to get in touch with our training team here at SNE as soon as possible.”

Want to know more about care training courses?

Anyone wanting to find out more about the adult care training courses can complete the form below, call 0191 250 4590 or email

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SNE also offers a range of fully funded courses covering beauty, fitness, warehousing and customer service across the north east.

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