Other Courses

In addition to the portfolio of distance learning courses, you can also contact us for the following courses and workshops. Please note some may incur a charge. 

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Cost - £300 (tutor led course) or £249 (online course)

The Level 3 Award is aimed at a range of a learners: those that have recently started teaching and need an initial award as a tutor, or those delivering work based training within the voluntary, community, private and public sectors. 

The course is made up of the following units: 

  • Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training

  • Understanding assessment in education and training

  • Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training

To know more about the qualification, click here

Level 3 Certificate in Management

Cost - £549 (payment options available)

This course covers: 

  • The key principles of management and leadership

  • Improving your own management and leadership performance

Plus two additional optional units which the learner will choose from the following options: 

  • Managing the delivery of customer service

  • Recruiting and selecting staff

  • Appraising and developing staff

  • Supporting organisational change initiatives

ECDL Essentials (Level 1)

Cost - To be advised

The qualification is a great introduction to the world of technology. It will help you to build your confidence with technology. The ECDL Essentials covers the fundamentals of IT, security and using email and the internet. 

ECDL Extra (Level 2)

Cost - To be advised

The "Extra" qualification will help you to develop your knowledge of IT and your skills on Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), as well as introducing you to database software. It will also give you the keys to improve your productivity using IT. 

Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 Award in Food Safety

Cost - To be advised

The Award will allow you to have a good knowledge of the terminology used in food safety, the laws applying to food business and food handlers. You will be able to understand the concept of food hazards and poisoning, and the importance of temperatures and cleaning.

ADHD Awareness (CPD accredited)

A workshop aimed at developing awareness regarding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This focuses on key topics surrounding ADHD, such as symptoms, causes, treatments and support strategies.

For details of dates of our FREE ADHD Webinars : Click HERE

Resilience Training

Provide staff with the awareness of what being resilient is, why we need it in the Prison Service, 4 Pillars of Resilience, what to do if the Resilience is impacted.

For details of dates of our FREE Resilience Webinars : Click HERE

Success Profiles Training

Click HERE for our new online course.

A FREE online presentation covering three key elements of Success Profiles.

1. An Introduction to Success Profiles

This course provides a brief introduction to the 5 elements of the Success Profiles, when and why they were introduced and provides a base platform of understanding for an interviewer or interviewee to use as a starting point.

2. Applying for a job using Success Profiles

This course takes an interviewee through the steps of understanding how the new job applications look, what a Behaviour is and how to write one using the S.T.A.R approach.

3. Success Profiles and Interviews

This course is aimed at preparing an interviewee for the diverse options that may be used in an interview. It looks at how the Success Profiles can be used to find the right candidate for the job. It provides a breakdown of the scoring for Behaviours and Strengths, what a Strength is and how to prepare for Strengths questions or assessment and finally how to prepare for an interview, including tips to manage the nerves.

Functional Skills & Learning Difficulty/Disability awareness

Upon request

This course will help you recognise the impact of the varying functional skills abilities, learning difficulties and disabilities; you will have the information to be able to refer your colleagues to the appropriate agencies. 

Dyslexia Screener

Upon request

Care has been taken to make the procedure as straightforward as possible. It provides an excellent first step in deciding whether to request a full assessment, and to provide an overview of your strengths and weaknesses which can be used to guide the intervention training strategies for the individual. 

Please note that this is a screener and not an assessment.

CV writing/Interview Skills/Job Applications

Click below for details of our new online courses:

CV Writing

Interview Skills

Effective Job Applications

We work with you to enable you to see your skills, abilities and work experiences to produce a portfolio of competencies write an expression of interest, or to help develop future career opportunities. 

Where geographically possible, we work 1 to 1 with you to prepare you for interview and can assist with production of a CV and covering letter. 

Effective Minute Taking Training (CPD accredited)

Click HERE for our new online version of this course.

This a one day course designed for anyone who may have to perform the role of minute taker at formal meetings. The course explores the minute taker's role, the practicalities of note-taking, and producing a set of formal minutes that record the proceedings of a meeting. 

The course covers topics such as : pre-planning, agenda, use a template, clarify decisions, record taking, transcribing, distributing, filing/storing, tips & tricks. 

No experience is necessary, and learning is supported through handouts, exercises and multimedia.

Effective Decision Making Training

Click HERE for our new online version of this course.

Have you ever considered why people make good or bad decisions?  Have you always made rational decisions? What is rationality? This short course examines some evidence that addresses these questions and others.  Further, human decision-making is often situated in an organisational context. How people make decisions is central to any understanding of management and organisational behaviour?

Taster sessions in Sign Languages

Cost - To be advised

A two-hour session delivered by a fully-qualified British Sign Language (BSL) tutor looking at finger spelling, greetings and basic singing.


For more information about the qualifications and the cost, or to request an enrolment,

please contact your nearest POA Learning centre