At AAL we have a range of courses to support individuals looking to embark on a career in the care sector.  If you are already working in the profession you can gain a qualification whilst working at a time that suits you.

What we offer

Health and Social Care

  • Level 1 – Get that job in health and social care
  • Level 2 – Certificate in adult social care (Pre-Access)
  • Level 3 – Award and Certificate in health and social care
  • Level 3 – Access to university health studies and social care
  • Level 3 – Access to university social science


  • Level 3 – Residential childcare diploma
  • Level 5 – Leadership and management for residential childcare


  • Level 1 – Counselling
  • Level 2 – Counselling – Helping Skills
  • Level 3 – Award in counselling
  • Level 3 – Diploma in counselling

Mental Health

  • Level 2 – Understanding children and young people’s mental health
  • Level 3 – Certificate in understanding mental health

Additional Needs

  • Level 2 – Understanding behaviour that challenges
  • Level 2 – Understanding specific learning difficulties (including autism)

What you can do next

Adult learning courses to help you work in the care profession.

Typical jobs you can progress into include:

  • Care assistants
  • Health care assistants
  • Support workers
  • Key workers in day centres
  • Team leader
  • Deputy manager
  • Assistant manager
  • Registered manager
  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Counsellor

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Care professions

Key benefits to students

  • Free training subject to eligibility.
  • Access to expert tutors with extensive industry experience.
  • Qualified professionals earn an average salary of £25,000.
  • 13% job growth – 124,144 new jobs needed by 2027.

Key benefits to employers

  • Reduced staff turnover and fills gaps in skills shortages.
  • Increased quality and productivity.
  • Staff feel valued and invested in the organisation.
  • Training staff can support good CQC inspection grades.

Why learn with AAL?

At Aldridge Adult Learning, we place teaching, learning and the support of our students at the heart of everything we do. We ensure a friendly, supportive environment which helps you to achieve.

We have high achievement rates: 89% in 2019-20

“I am very pleased to have achieved great results, I am now studying at University. I have a lot to thank both the College and my teacher for helping me. Thank you so much, you have been really supportive, accessible and you offer a wealth of knowledge and experience.”
AAL student
Health and Social Care

Call 01273 422 632 or email Donna Keenan on