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GMB Birmingham & West Midlands Region

Free Courses for Members

GMB Free Courses For GMB Members

The GMB are offering all members of the Birmingham and West Midlands Region the opportunity to further their education by taking advantage of over 23 different courses.

All distance learning course are nationally recognised level 2 qualifications equivalent to an A-C grade GCSE Accredited by NCFE and life time awarding organisation.

ONLINE COURSES

Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ) LEVEL 2

Certificate in Principles of Business & Administration LEVEL 2

Certificate in Equality & Diversity LEVEL 2

Certificate in Principles of Customer Service LEVEL 2

Certificate in Lean Organisation Management Techniques LEVEL 2

PAPER-BASED COURSES

Certificate in Principles of Team Leading LEVEL 2

Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care LEVEL 2

Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines LEVEL 2

Certificate in Understanding the Care & Management of Diabetes LEVEL 2

Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs LEVEL 2

Certificate in Understanding Autism LEVEL 2

Certificate in the Awareness of Mental Health Problems LEVEL 2

Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care LEVEL 2

Certificate in Principles of the Prevention & Control of Infection in Health Care Settings LEVEL 2

Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance LEVEL 2

Certificate in Understanding Dignity & Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care LEVEL 2

Certificate in Common Health Conditions LEVEL 2

Certificate in the Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities LEVEL 2

Certificate in Understanding Nutrition & Health LEVEL 2

Certificate in Cleaning Knowledge & Skills LEVEL 2

Certificate in Principles of Care Planning LEVEL 2

Certificate in Counselling Skills LEVEL 2

Certificate in Principles of Business Administration LEVEL 2

Certificate in Principles of Customer Service LEVEL 2

  • At present all courses are fully funded however following restrictions apply: You must be 19 years age as at 31st August 2015, Lived in the EU for the past three years and currently reside in England.
  • All Courses are 16-20 weeks in duration based on 8-10 hours of learning per week.
  • Learners will be allocated to a tutor at the beginning of the course who can be contacted at any point for support throughout their learning.
  • Learning Materials will be issued to all learners once the enrolment has been completed and will include the following: Individual learning plan, Work Books, Assessment Booklets, Freepost Envelopes for retuning work, useful Assessment Tips, College handbook and Perception Survey.
  • Tutors will provide written feedback for each unit within 15 days. If resubmission is required the tutor will detail how.
  • All submitted work will be assessed by Somerset College and subject to moderation once this process has been completed the learner will be sent their certificates within 12 weeks.
  • If learner who commits to undertake a course but does not see it through to completion Somerset College will charge a £120 Non Completion fee to the Learner.

For more information please contact: GMB Birmingham and West Midlands Education Department on 0121 550 4888 / 07482265240 

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