From January 2023, all Health & Social Care courses at ACL will become part of the Nightingale Care Bursary (NCB).

The NCB enables everyone to access Health & Social Care courses and qualifications for FREE. So, whether you’re looking to start a new and fulfilling career in care or want to upskill – we can support you! If you are a health and care provider, you can also access the bursary to support staff training and development opportunities.

Training Courses & Qualifications

No matter what your previous experience or qualifications are, we have a range of courses tailored to help you succeed in the sector.

  • Level 2 or 3 short courses for specialist skills and identified CPD including Safe Handling of Medication, Principles of Dementia Care, End of Life Care, Understanding Autism, Understanding Domestic Violence
  • Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care, Healthcare, Housekeeping or Hospitality
  • Level 3 Certificate in the Principals of Leadership & Management
  • Level 3 Diploma in either Health & Social Care or Healthcare
  • Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care


Ranging from Level 2 through 5, apprenticeships provide the opportunity to gain qualifications and hands-on experience.

Health and Social Care apprenticeships

  • Adult Care Worker
  • Healthcare Science Assistant
  • Lead Adult Care Worker
  • Healthcare Cleaning Operative
  • Healthcare Support worker
  • Healthcare Assistant practitioner
  • Lead Practitioner in Adult Care
  • Leader in Adult Care
  • Laboratory Technician *coming soon

Other sectors

  • Business Admin
  • Customer Service
  • Team Leading
  • Coaching Professional
  • Operations Manager
  • Accounting

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Fast track management

Have you got team leading or management experience? Your transferable skills could make you a perfect candidate for the Fast track management programme.

  • You could become a Care Manager within 24 months
  • Fully funded course progression from Level 2 to 5
  • £1500 bonus available upon completion
  • Great opportunity if you have transferable skills and looking to change sectors
  • Provides the environment to ‘learn the ropes’ and start a new career
  • Average salary of £40,000 for Care Managers

Financial help & support

Finances do not have to get in the way of a rewarding career. Support is available to reduce barriers to work and learning.

  • You could receive help with travel, equipment, clothing
  • Get started grant – This is a one off grant of up to £300 if you’re looking to start an apprenticeship in health or care. It’s a little bit of extra support before that first pay packet comes in.
  • Bike scheme – If you’re working in a community role and where own transport is a barrier, you could access an electric bike to enable you to get to and from work and visit your service users.
  • Our teams will support you through the application process and discuss the financial help available to you

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