Training support staff and volunteers

Due to Government Funding in the Adult Education Budget, The Aim Group have over 40 Free online Level 2 and 3 Accredited Courses available to learners to help better understand some key issues around mental health and equality and diversity.

Here are some of their most popular subjects available

  • Children and Young Peoples Mental Health (Understand factors which may affect Young Peoples mental health, the impact that they have, and how to support them with these issues
  • Understanding Autism (learn how individuals process sensory information, understand characteristics, conditions, and how speech, language and communication differ in people with Autism)
  • Understanding Behaviour That Challenges in Children (supporting positive behaviour, effective communication & how to manage challenging behaviour)
  • Bullying in Children and Young People (develop your understanding of bullying, including how to recognise that bullying is taking place and how to take action to stop it)
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability (a detailed understanding of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, including equality and diversity in the context of SEND)
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Understanding Dignity and safeguarding in adult health and social care

On average the courses take between 15-35 hours to complete (dependent on each individual’s learning ability) within in a 6-week window and are completed on a laptop or computer at the learner’s home. No Exams, endpoint assessments are involved, the courses are purely Q&A-based and are available to you 24/7. You can do as many as you like, however you can just do one at a time.

The only criteria the learner must meet to be eligible is the following.

  • Aged 19 or over on or before 31st August 2020
  • Have lived in the UK/EU for 3+ years
  • Not already on a Government-funded course (Apprenticeship for example)

There are about 40 different choices of course all accessible without cost too.
(plus once you complete one you can go ahead and access another one .. again without cost)

Here is a full listing of all the courses they have available here.

If you are interested in undertaking one of these Free Online courses, then please complete the following link asap. This will then allow me to contact you and send over the relevant Enrolment details and of course, answer any questions you have.

Voluntary impact Northamptonshire registration form link

If you have any questions, call Stacey Taylor-Hinds on 0203 900 3091 extension 226 or drop me an email at I will be your main point of contact.