Would your staff and volunteers benefit from free, accredited training?


Community Action Wirral, in partnership with Derby College and Learner Find, are offering fully funded nationally accredited courses, which can be completed in the comfort of your own home or wherever you work/volunteer. We know that Wirral is made up of people who give their time around many other commitments so a holistic, joined up approach to developing skills ensures no matter what time you work or volunteer, you will have the opportunity to develop and learn.

Eligibility and information for Derby College’s courses;

If you are a staff or volunteer who is 19+ and has been a resident in the UK for 3+ years, you can work towards the following;

  • NVQ Level 2 in Retail
  • NVQ Level 2 Team Leading
  • NVQ Level 2 Warehousing
  • Diploma Level 2 in Retail
  • Diploma Level 2 in Customer Service
  • Diploma Level 2 in Team Leading
  • Diploma Level 2 in Warehousing

These courses are ideal for those based in a retail or customer service setting. Derby College’s experienced assessors will support you and your volunteers to complete all the necessary workbooks at a pace that suits both the organisation and learner.

Eligibility and information for Learner Find’s online distance learning;

To be eligible for this funding learners must be 19+ on 1 September 2017 and have been an EU resident for a minimum of 3 years for purposes other than study. They must not have done the qualification they are enrolling on within the previous 3 years.

Fully Funded VRQ’s – Distance Learning Courses

Business and Administration

Customer Service Mental Health Awareness

Specific Learning Difficulties

Care and Management of Diabetes

Dementia Care Mental Health in Children and Young People

Team Leading

Caring for Children & Young People

Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Nutrition and Health

Understanding Autism

Care planning

End of Life Care Prevention and Control of Infection

Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Challenging Behaviour

Equality and Diversity

Retail Operations

Cleaning Principles

Falls prevention awareness

Safe Handling of Medicines

Common Health Conditions

Information, Advice or Guidance

Safeguarding and Prevent


Level 2, 3 & 5 Diploma

Learner Find have a wide selection of Partially Funded Diplomas covering Wirral. (All organisations must pay 10% towards the cost depending on size of company). Below are just a few of the Diplomas they offer:

Level 2 Diploma

Level 3 Diploma

Level 5 Diploma

Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care Health & Social Care

Customer Service

Child Care


Child Care


Team Leading

Business and Administration

Business and Administration

These courses are currently funded as long as the requirements above are met, so there is no cost to the organisation or the individual. In order to enrol on the learning, you would need to attend an enrolment session with Learner Find, which we will organise when we have an appropriate level of interest.

To register your (or anyone else in your organisation) interest on any of the above courses, please complete this form, which should then be emailed to Keelan.


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