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Supporting health and social care providers in Devon

Education and qualifications

Maths, English and Digital Skills

Learn Devon

Offers support with Maths, English and digital skills. These courses are for anyone wanting to improve their skills. This can range from entry level all the way up to Level 2 qualifications. You can enrol at any time throughout the year and the tutors will tailor your learning exactly around your needs. These are very flexible course; you will work at your own pace and you will be set your own goals. There will be lots of progression opportunities available to you along the way.

Skills Launch, health and social care digital champions

The aim of this free training programme is to create a health and social care workforce fit for the digital future. The digital champions programme is an opportunity for health and social care staff (new and existing) to invest in their own digital skills.

BBC bitesize

BBC bitesize has a collection of free videos and downloadable worksheets to help adult learners improve their reading, writing and numeracy skills. Additionally Bitesize offer further support with functional skills. They have great resources on how maths and English skills link to roles in health and social care.

Accessibility for learning

The colleges have learning teams to support adult learners through certificates or qualifications.

If you would like to discuss education and qualifications and unsure where to start, please do not hesitate to contact Nicki, Ruth or specifically about nursing in social care Mo.


Apprenticeships offer the perfect gateway to working in care and health, or to help advance your career. They combine study, training, and practical experience. You can access funding through the colleges or through the apprenticeship levy fund. For more information look at our funding page.

Petroc college

Exeter college

South Devon college



We work in co-production with local higher education colleges. They offer a range of different courses from online, distance learning and face to face learning. Their courses range from preparing to work in social care, mental health first aid to dementia awareness and many more.

We have created a list of current training and education opportunities which you can access below. We have added information on courses that are subsidised and available funding options. If you would like to discuss any of these please do get in contact with Nicki, Ruth or Mo.

Nursing qualifications

If you are interested in Nursing and support roles in Social Care there are several options available. For registered roles there are apprenticeship routes for Registered Nurse and Nursing Associate programmes. Additionally, there is also an apprentice route to Assistant Practitioner. These programmes comprise academic and practice components building knowledge, skills and experience in health and social care.

We have created a list of training and qualifications for nursing in adult social care, which you can access below.

If you would like information on Trainee Nursing Associates please refer to this page for more information and guidance.

Please contact Mo for more information or a chat about any of these roles or other routes that are available.

  • Qualifications

    Information about certificates and qualifications available.

  • Nursing in social care

    Information on qualifications including nursing and assistant practitioner routes in social care.

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