Health & Social Care (Level 2)

If you are wanting to work in the care industry or if you already are working in care and would like recognition of your current skills, then this course is designed with you in mind.

Remote Teaching/Learning Safely

Undertaking remote teaching & learning safely Most learners are being educated at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, so FE leaders and staff are having to adjust to remote education strategies. I have produced an information sheet below to assist both Training Officers and learners carry out remote teaching & learning safely. It includes links […]

Covid-19 Information

Corona Virus Update With the impact of coronavirus being felt by businesses across the UK, at NWCS we know that many of you are concerned about how your business, staff and apprentices will be affected. During these uncertain times and although our training centre is closed we are still delivering services remotely at this time […]

Mental Health

Please find below an online directory of mental health resources to support learners. This comprehensive online resource has been developed as a follow-up to the research GMLPF undertook and the mental health training that NWCS staff have attended. The online resource covers the following areas: A list of organisations and charities offering support services for […]


Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s work or ideas as your own, with or without their consent, by incorporating it into your work without full acknowledgement. All published and unpublished material, whether in manuscript, printed or electronic form, is covered under this definition. What is plagiarism within learning? There are many forms of academic dishonesty, including […]


#BeKind: Taking a stand against online trolls The tragic death of TV presenter Caroline Flack continues to raise questions about the level of safeguarding online. Trolling is something which sadly affects many people’s lives, whether they’re famous or not. There is no simple explanation for why someone chooses to take their own life and it […]

Young Carers

What is a young carer? A young carer is someone who looks after another person. Caring for someone might involve things you do every day like cooking and cleaning. Or you might have to do much more if your family member can’t do some things themselves. A young carer might look after someone because they’re […]

Know Your Limits

Christmas Binge Drinking: The Facts You Should Know Christmas is fast approaching, as too is party season for many places of work. With festive markets and mulled wine stalls springing up in towns and cities up and down the country, the amount of alcohol we consume as a nation at this time of year will […]

County Lines

‘County Lines’ is a term used when drug gangs from big cities expand their operations to smaller towns, often using violence to drive out local dealers and exploiting children and vulnerable people to sell drugs. These dealers will use dedicated mobile phone lines, known as ‘deal lines’, to take orders from drug users. Heroin, cocaine […]


Staff at North West Community Services Training Ltd prioritise safeguarding. They are critically aware of their responsibilities on safeguarding young people and provide effective safeguarding arrangements and guidance for staff, learners, employers and stakeholders. These are achieved thorough good links with the local children’s safeguarding board and other organisations that focus on ensuring learners’ safety. […]

Staying Safe

Staying safe at NWCS Your safety is important to us We strive for NWCS to be a safe place for everyone. We are here to support you. You have the right to: Be Safe from any kind of harm, threats or bullying Be safe when using computers, social media and the internet Be safe when […]

Mental Health

What is it? Mental illnesses are surprisingly common in children and youth. About one in seven young people or 14%—will experience a mental illness at some point. Many mental illnesses—between 50% and about 70%—show up before the age of 18, so they can have a huge impact on a child’s development. Mental illnesses can affect […]

Festival Safety

A festival is like a small town and can be as big as one – the perimeter fence of Glastonbury is 8.5 miles long! Festivals bring people together to party with friends and escape for the weekend. To enjoy yourself and avoid some of the classic festival fails, it’s good to understand the environment you […]

Positive Attendance

A critical factor impacting on the success of apprenticeships in any business, is apprentice attendance at scheduled training sessions with their training provider. North West Community Services Training Ltd is committed to driving improvement both in our organisation and in the apprentices we develop. If the apprentices we train are successful, this has a positive […]

Zero Tolerance

Zero Tolerance Promise – ESFA Provision To be read in conjunction with Mediline Nurses & Carers equality & diversity policy. North West Community Services Training Ltd presents its zero-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination, extremism or radicalisation. NWCS Training Ltd opposes all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination, abuse, neglect, extremism and radicalisation. NWCS […]

Ask For Angela

Have you ever been out on a date and felt uncomfortable, intimidated or that your date was behaving aggressively towards you? #AskForAngela is a campaign that aims to help you get out of a difficult situation as quickly and safely as possible. Ask For Angela is a relatively new campaign designed to reduce sexual abuse […]

Knife Crime

Knife crime, is any crime that involves a sharp or bladed instrument, and can include anything from a kitchen knife or piece of glass to a potato peeler or knitting needle. Knife crime can range from a threat of violence, where someone is carrying a sharp or bladed instrument to someone who receives an injury […]

British Values

British Values All have a duty to ‘actively promote’ the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs Ofsted see ‘fundamental British values’ as: Democracy. The rule of law. Individual liberty. Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different […]

Alcohol Awareness

Christmas Binge Drinking: The Facts You Should Know Christmas is fast approaching, as too is party season for many places of work. With festive markets and mulled wine stalls springing up in towns and cities up and down the country, the amount of alcohol we consume as a nation at this time of year will […]

Mental Health

Common mental health problems include: Anxiety – about 1 in 10 people in the UK Depression – about 1 in 10 people in the UK Mixed anxiety and depression – about 1 in 10 people in the UK Post-natal depression – between 8 and 15 per cent of women. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – 3% of […]


Definition “The term ‘safeguarding’ describes the broader preventative and precautionary approach to planning and procedures that are necessary to be in place to protect children and young people from any potential harm or damage.” North West Community Services Training Ltd – Will strive to issue advice & guidance to safeguard all learners from: Sexual abuse […]

Self Harm

Self-harm is when somebody intentionally damages or injures their body. It’s usually a way of coping with or expressing overwhelming emotional distress. Sometimes when people self-harm, they feel on some level that they intend to die. More than half of people who die by suicide have a history of self-harm. But the intention is more […]

Cyber Bullying

Cyber-bullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like mobile phones, computers, and tablets. Cyber-bullying can occur through SMS, Text, and apps, or online in social media, forums, or gaming where people can view, participate in, or share content. Cyber-bullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. […]

Festival Safety

July-August is festival season. With the balmy weather set to continue festivals can be a lot of fun but they can also have hidden dangers that are easily overlooked amid all the excitement. Festivals can be one of the greatest forms of entertainment around! Not meaning to put you off the idea of letting loose […]

Knife Crime

Knife crime rose by 22% in England and Wales in 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). There is nothing new about knife crime: sharp objects, blades and knives have been used as weapons for thousands of years. There were 37,443 offences in the 12 months ending in September 2017, a 21% increase […]

Violent Extremism

Supporting the prevent agenda against radicalisation and extremism has been set as a priority area for Independent Learning Providers like North West Community Services Training Ltd, since Ofsted incorporated Prevent awareness into the Common Inspection Framework 2015 . The threat is not just from radical religious groups such as ‘Islamic State’ but also from radical […]

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse statistics: Will affect 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men in their lifetime. Leads to, on average, two women being murdered each week and 30 men per year. Accounts for 16% of all violent crime (Source: Crime in England and Wales 15/16 report), however it is still the violent crime least […]

Child Exploitation

What is child sexual exploitation? Child sexual exploitation is a form of sexual abuse. Victims are manipulated or forced into taking part in a sexual act, either as part of a seemingly consensual relationship, or in return for attention, gifts, money, alcohol, drugs or somewhere to stay. The young person may think that the abuser […]

Drink and Drug Awareness

Christmas Binge Drinking: The Facts You Should Know Christmas is fast approaching, as too is party season for many places of work. With festive markets and mulled wine stalls springing up in towns and cities up and down the country, the amount of alcohol we consume as a nation at this time of year will […]