Developing Skills in Health and Social Care (DSHSC)

The DSHSC project will be providing a range of specific, fully funded qualifications to staff working within the Adult health and social care sector.

ESF LOGO HIGH RESThe project is operating in both Suffolk and Norfolk, and will be provided by local partners. The qualifications available are:

  • Functional skills in Maths, English and IT
  • Level 1 Qualification embedding the Care Certificate
  • Level 1 Course in strengths based and person-centred approaches
  • Standalone Level 2 Units in Dementia, End of Life Care, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities and Autism
  • Bespoke Level 4 Aspiring Manager qualification tailored to specific leadership skills currently lacking in the sector

The project is part funded by the European Social Fund, led by Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils, working with local colleges and other partners. Please view this video for more information.

The aim of the project is to empower people working in the sector to develop new skills, enabling them to continue providing high-quality care to local people.

For more information about fully funded training opportunities, or to sign up, please visit

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