iLearn Health & Social Care Multiple Level Award

Duration Age Group Study Cost Available Locations
3 WEEKS ADULT PART TIME DAY FREE* Centre for Digital Technologies – Basildon, Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus
Duration Age Group Study Cost Available Locations
3 WEEKS ADULT PART TIME DAY FREE* Centre for Digital Technologies – Basildon, Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus


A three-week classroom based training programme that combines our iPrep course (skills for work) with the training and qualifications needed to start a career in the adult care sector.

This course offers an excellent opportunity to transform your CV and boost your employment opportunities.

Applications, information, advice and guidance

Multiple start dates are available throughout the year, please contact us for the most up to date information.

Please register your interest at 

or call 01702 220409.

A member of South Essex College staff will then be in touch.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this course must complete an online form that includes a basic English and Maths assessment. The assessment is necessary to ensure that applicants can cope with the demands of the course and to make sure that awarding body entry criteria is met.

We regret that we cannot provide iLearn courses for free to individuals who reside in the following combined authorities: Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, West of England, West Midlands, Tees Valley, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland, Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield and West Yorkshire.

Candidate identification requirements

Candidates must provide one of the following forms of identification:

  • Valid passport (any nationality)
  • Signed UK photocard driving licence
  • UK biometric residence permit card
  • Birth certificate (BUT, if a birth certificate is presented as proof of identification, an additional form of identification such as a signed bank card, utility bill or a letter issued by a government department must also be provided).

Course Structure

This course gives participants the opportunity to achieve the following industry-based qualifications during the first 2 weeks of training:

  • NCFE Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Highfield Award in Health & Safety
  • Highfield Award in Customer Service
  • Ascentis Award in Equality & Diversity
  • Ascentis Award in British Values
  • Highfield Certificate in Personal Development for Employability
  • Skillsfirst Award in Ways to Maintain Mental Well-Being

Assessment & Feedback

3 weeks in total delivered as follows:

Weeks 1 & 2 will be Monday to Friday for 3 hours per day (exact times will be discussed on application).

These weeks are on offer at Princess Caroline House in Southend-on-Sea or at our Basildon or Thurrock campus.

Week 3 will be Monday to Friday 09:30 – 16:30 at Princess Caroline House, Southend-on-Sea.

  • Princess Caroline House
    1 High Street, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1JE
  • Basildon Campus
    College Way, Basildon, SS14 1GP
  • Thurrock Campus
    High Street, Grays, RM17 6TF

Additional information

Due to Covid-19 our courses have become a blended learning offer - a mix of classroom training and self-directed study with tutor support. Gaining the amount of qualifications on offer requires dedication. This means attendance at all classroom sessions is mandatory and completion of all homework tasks is necessary. At least one workbook per day will need to be completed at home and brought in the following day for marking. Each workbook takes 2-3 hours to complete.

Course Cost

Adult, part_time_day: FREE

Provided you meet the entry requirements listed above this course is FREE to those who are unemployed, resident in England and in receipt of Universal Credit or similar benefits. It is also FREE to those who are working and earning under £17,374.50 per year.

What Next...

Jobs that can be applied for on completion of this course include;

Health care assistant (HCA), support worker, domiciliary worker in a range of health and social care settings including care homes, hospices, residential homes, community facilities etc.