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10 Courses to Help Your Community (And Yourself!)

10 Courses to Help Your Community (And Yourself!)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that online learning is a weapon to fight the new coronavirus. At the onset of the health crisis, WHO launched a free online course called “Emerging respiratory viruses, including COVID-19: methods for detection, prevention, response and control” with the goal of educating the global public about how to respond to the health emergency. High engagement with the course worldwide is a testament to the general public’s interest in helping their communities through education.

We at findcourses.co.uk know that there are many ways you can help your community during these difficult times through online learning. Maybe you’re a parent whose child’s school was recently closed due to the virus and want to learn how to teach them from home. Or perhaps you’re looking for creative ways to support yourself and your family and want to start your own business. You might even just want to learn how to deal with the stress many of us are feeling right now.

Whatever your reason for learning, we’re here to help! Below, we’ve hand selected ten online courses we think will help you help your community right now.


Social Care for Communities


Delivery:

Online

Duration:

Flexible

Price:

329 GBP

Now more than ever, children and adults in need or at risk can benefit from social care, one of the largest professional sectors in the UK.

This course from Open Study College will give you an understanding of the practical challenges associated with meeting the social needs of communities. You will develop a high-level understanding of social care for communities across a wide range of children’s and adult’s services. 

Take the first step towards being a hero in your community with the Social Care for Communities course from Open Study College.

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Introduction to Early Years Foundation Stage


Delivery:

Online

Duration:

1 hour

Price:

15 GBP excl. VAT

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a set of standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

While the EYFS framework was created for teachers and childcare professionals, parents who have their children at home due to school closures can educate themselves on the best way to care for and educate children.

Help your children keep learning and growing with this EYFS course from Courtney Associates.

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Teacher Assistant / Aide Course


Delivery:

Online

Duration:

14 - 31 Weeks

Price:

Contact provider for more information

Providing education to the community as special needs assistants, teaching assistants or learning support assistants is a great way to help during the crisis. 

Developed in close collaboration with teachers, educators and integration specialists, this distance programme will equip you with a range of highly sought-after skills and knowledge related to childcare and teaching assistance.

Learn how to educate the young minds in your community with this Teacher Assistant / Aide Course from the International Career Institute.

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Counselling Skills


Delivery:

Online

Duration:

16 weeks

Price:

Free

Provide support and help to your community by becoming a certified counselor! 

In this distance course, you'll learn how to use counselling skills, important theoretical approaches to counselling, the role of diversity and ethics in counselling, and how to identify your own values and beliefs to guide your counselling of others.

Guide and support your community by earning your Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills for free from The Skills Network.

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Emotional Intelligence: Skills for Excellent Leadership


Delivery:

Online

Duration:

Flexible

Price:

Contact provider for more information

Emotional Intelligence or EQ is the ability to understand and manage your own emotions, and those of the people around you. 

Learn to promote harmonious relationships between members of your community, enhance communication, and be a source of motivation to those around you. You'll also learn how to handle any stress or conflict that might arise.

Increase your EQ with this course from London Training for Excellence.

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Motivating Skills


Delivery:

Online

Duration:

1 day

Price:

Contact provider for more information

Are you finding it difficult to motivate yourself during these trying times? Or maybe you want to learn how to motivate those around you.

This course will teach you motivational theory and how to apply techniques to motivate yourself and those around you. 

Find out what makes a good motivator and help yourself and others reach their goals with this course from STL.

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Stress & Anxiety Release


Delivery:

Online

Duration:

9 hours

Price:

355 GBP

Are you dealing with stress or anxiety during these challenging times, or do you want to help someone near you who is struggling to find some tranquility?

You'll be guided through a simple 5-step programme by an experienced practitioner in the comfort of your own home.

Release stress and anxiety, build resilience and feel more in control of your health and life with this course from TRE UK.

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Infection Prevention and Control


Delivery:

Online

Duration:

Flexible

Price:

14.95 GBP excl. VAT

Identifying and protecting yourself from infection, whether from the new coronavirus or another viral illness, is key to ensuring the safety of yourself and your community.

Learn the causes of infection and the methods of control, safe practice and proper hygiene, and the principles of decontamination.

Protect yourself and your community with this Infection Prevention and Control course from First Response Training & Consultancy Services Ltd.

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Essentials of Nutrition


Delivery:

Online

Duration:

Flexible

Price:

Contact provider for more information

Quarantine and self isolation means staying home and forgoing your usual restaurants and food establishments.

Discover the building blocks of nutritional meals with this course that will introduce you to fundamental aspects diet, food intake and control, digestion and absorption, macronutrients, micronutrients, dietary requirements and nutrition in health and disease.

Further your knowledge of nutrition with this course from the University of Westminster.

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Start Your Own Business


Delivery:

Online

Duration:

Flexible

Price:

Contact provider for price information

If you've always dreamed of starting your own business or are looking for ways to turn your skills into a lucrative operation, this course will provide you with the tools you need.

This course will cover everything you need to know, including admin information, business planning, marketing your business, accounting and bookkeeping, customer service, and more!

Gain the confidence to create a new business that will be an asset to yourself and your community with this course from Souters.

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Last updated: 27 Apr 2020

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