Social care training and research

Training courses and development opportunities. Courses are available to people working in social care, supporting adults living in Derbyshire.


Most courses are available free of charge. However, there are occasions when we may have to charge a small fee such as when an examination or accreditation fee is payable, for example, food hygiene and first aid courses.

Standard of training

All our training is in line with national policies and guidance. In addition we're able to provide the opportunity for individuals to gain vocational qualifications through our partnership with City and Guilds.

We provide support to newly qualified social workers through our assessed supported year in employment (ASYE) programme and support continuous professional development for all staff.

Which course is right for you?

The course list will give you information about course content so you can decide which is right for you or your staff.

How to apply

Applications for courses can be made by using the application forms. These can be submitted either by post or electronically.

Children's social care training

We have training opportunities for children's social care staff. Contacts for each of these courses are given with the course information.

Safer Derbyshire training

Safer Derbyshire (opens in a new window) offer a wide range of free community safety training.

Investors in People

Investors in People (opens in a new window) is a national award for organisations which improve quality through investment in the training and development of staff. We have a countywide Investors in People Award.

If you want more information about the work adult care undertakes for this award then please contact Ronnie Cope tel: 01629 532192 or email:

Social care research

If you want to carry out research or consultation with clients, their carers, social care staff or with any of our contracted agencies you will need approval before starting your project.

Related documents

The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)

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