Total People - Short courses

Total People - our partner organisation and provider of apprenticeships and work-based learning - are offering free fully funded* and part-funded short courses for individuals and businesses.

Short courses - study online


SME businesses

If you're a small to medium sized business, we can deliver a range of full or partially funded short courses to help you upskill and develop your staff with the latest knowledge, keep your business competitive and provide skills development to help employees progress in their career. 

Individuals out of work

Alternatively, individuals can study these online courses from home for free, if they:

  • have been made redundant
  • are claiming universal credit
  • if you’ve recently been made redundant, are claiming income support or are currently on furlough, start studying today from home

These courses are available online, so you can start immediately with no need to travel to a workshop. You can access the courses below from the comfort of your home, provided you have an internet connection. 

These courses are delivered with the following funding partners: 

  • European Social Fund
  • Skills Support for the Workforce - part of the Growth Company 
  • Greater Manchester Combined Authority 

*This means the courses come at no cost to you, if you meet the eligibility requirements. 

Get in touch with Total People to get started: 

Call: 03304 331 074
Email: enquiries@totalpeople.co.uk 
Website: totalpeople.co.uk/courses/cpd-courses/



Available Courses

The following short courses are available online: 

  • Implementing Change
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Customer Service
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Team Leading
  • Managing Daily Activities to Achieve Results 
  • Managing Own Personal and Professional Development
  • Principles of Management and Leadership
  • Microsoft Word 
  • Spreadsheets
  • Level 2 Certificate in IT Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles for Digital Skills in Employment
  • Food Safety 
  • Mental Health Awareness 
  • Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness 
  • Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Mental Health Care Worker 
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principle of Dementia Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Understanding of Autism 
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Understanding of Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care
  • Level 2 Functional Maths
  • Level 2 Functional English