Social Partnerships Network courses

Social Partnerships Network courses

Free badged courses from the Social Partnerships Network

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Welcome to the homepage of the Social Partnerships Network (SPN) free badged courses.

The Social Partnerships Network is a group of eleven organisations that are committed to creating a more diverse higher education system.

Part of NNCO National Networks for Collaborative Outreach

SPN have collaborated to produce a series of free online courses, see below, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) through their National Networks for Collaborative Outreach scheme.

These courses are introductory and fun to do.  We are keen to capture feedback so please do engage with the evaluation survey.




  • About the free badged courses from the Social Partnerships Network

    About the free badged courses from the Social Partnerships Network

    Introductory video about the Social Partnerships Network badged courses and about our research.

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    Free Course

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Supporting children's development

    Supporting children's development

    SPN course Supporting children's development is a short course advising how the development of children can be supported. The course covers ideas surrounding development and learning, behaviour, special needs and disabilities.

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    Free Course

    15 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Introducing practical healthcare

    Introducing practical healthcare

    SPN course Introducing practical healthcare is a short course which introduces the basic healthcare assistant role and healthcare practice. The course covers the healthcare assistant role, working with patients and colleagues, healthcare practice and duty of care.

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    Free Course

    15 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Taking part in the voluntary sector

    Taking part in the voluntary sector

    The SPN course Taking Part in the voluntary sector is a short course for people who are new to working or volunteering in the voluntary sector or those who might be looking to enhance their knowledge and skills in order to improve their career progression.

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    Free Course

    15 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Starting your small business

    Starting your small business

    SPN course Starting your small business is a course for individuals who have recently set up a small business, are considering setting up a small business or are considering self-employment as a career option.

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    Free Course

    15 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Planning a better future

    Planning a better future

    SPN course Planning a better future is a short course for anyone considering changing jobs, wondering how to move up the ladder or return to work after a break, and those who might be looking to aspire to better things.

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    Free Course

    15 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Caring for adults

    Caring for adults

    SPN course Caring for adults is a course for carers, paid or unpaid, which looks at aspects of caring for adults in a range of settings including residential care, community and family caring.

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    Free Course

    15 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

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