Support For Carers

Moving on From Caring- A Programme for Carers and Parents

What is the Programme?

This flexible programme will support you to learn new skills, gain qualifications and get valuable experience that will help you to take the next step in work and life. It's been developed with carers and parents in mind, ensuring you can learn at times and locations that suit you.

Who is this Programme For?

If you are a carer (caring for a child, friend or relative), you are eligible for the programme. 

What Qualifications Will I Get and What Will I Learn?

You will work with your personal mentor to plan a programme that works for you. You will work towards an employability qualification, choosing units that you would like to learn about. You can choose from:

  • Functional Skills Maths, English or ICT
  • Employability Skills Level 2
  • Work Experience
  • First Aid at Work Level 3
  • Highfields Food Safety Level 2 

How and When Will I Learn?

The programme is designed to fit around you. You will be able to learn from the convenience of your own home, through your computer. If you don't have a computer, don't worry- we will lend you a laptop. You can also attend optional group learning, that help you take your learning to the next level. 

How Long Will it Last?

The programme will usually last anywhere between 3 and 6 months. 


What Support Will I Get?

We have a bursary fund available to support your caring responsibilities. We can also lend you a laptop if you don't currently have access to one. You'll get ongoing support from your mentor.


Work Experience

If you have a certain career path in mind, your tutor will find a work placement for you. This could be a long-term placement or a short-term taster. We work with local employers to provide you with this opportunity. 


What Can I Do After the Course? 

On completion of the course you will have a thirst for learning. We have strong links with local adult education providers who provide, for example:


For More Information

Nottinghamshire: Contact 01623 476830 or email learning@inspireculture.org.uk

Nottingham: Contact 0115 8764784 or email matthew.alvey@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Derbyshire: Contact 01629 533225 or email ann.parker@derbyshire.gov.uk 

Derby: Contact 01332 643912 or email ask.foradvice@derby.gov.uk