Care Training at Weston College

Sue Duffy is the Work Based Learning Coordinator at the Business Enterprise Centre, part of Weston College’s South West Skills Campus in Locking Road. She talks about why choosing FE and Weston College’s Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) for your training could be good for your business?

 We reduce the costs of training in many cases, as we hold contracts for Government funding, which means we can offer significant discounts to trainees. Very often, the training is free

  • We offer flexible start times, so you can begin working with us at any time of year
  • Our training is predominantly work-based, making it very job-specific and convenient, as our trainers and assessors come to your workplace, saving you travelling costs and time. In most cases, there is no need to attend College
  • Most of our training is on a one-to-one basis, which means the training is tailored to your needs
  • Ofsted inspectors, in 2013, assessed the College’s response to the needs and interests of learners, employers, school and the community as “outstanding”
  • We have the backing of a large, well-established, successful College – with many years of experience in training and education

One-stop shop for your training

 The Business Enterprise Centre offers a wide range of training specifically related to the health and social care environment, including:

  • QCF in Health and Social Care (Level 2 and 3)
  • The new Leadership and Management in Care Services QCF (Level 5)
  • Assessor (A1) and Verifier (V1) awards
  • NVQs in Administration, Team Leading, Customer Service, Catering and Cleaning
  • English and Maths.

What’s new for 2015/16?

 We are now pleased to offer short courses (Level 2 Certificates) in many new areas, including:

  •  Dementia Care
  • End of Life Care
  • Infection Control
  • Safe Handling of Medicines

and many more.

The courses are full of interesting information and are perfect for people who want to study and specialise in certain areas, while working towards nationally-recognised qualifications. The courses can also be completed online.

For more information about the short courses, and the full range available, or

The photo shows Zoe Heenan, who completed a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, and who is now studying a BSc (Hons) Degree in Midwifery at the University of the West of England.