Welcome To The South West Skills Academy

Since our conception we've endeavoured to bring the highest quality of training, feedback, and support to the South West of England, ensuring our training courses are both, accessible and affordable for learners and businesses.

To see how our courses can fast-track your career, or help you get the best out of your team. Click the button below.

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In April of 2015, the Care Certificate was introduced and is targeted towards those people working in, or as a Healthcare Assistant and Adult Social Care Workers.

The care Certificate forms part of individual's induction learning/training programme for people who have chosen employment aspirations within these specialisations.

At South West Skills Academy, we have designed and introduced a two week training programme that meets every aspect of your staff's requirements within this field of expertise. To find out more on how our training programme can help your staff meet the criteria of the Care Certificate whilst achieving additional qualifications, Click the "Find out more"button above.

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Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and develop professional skills, whilst earning a salary and valuable career experience.

To find out why Health and Care Apprenticeships are one of the most popular apprenticeships in the UK, click the "Find Out More" button to the left.

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A Little Bit About Us:

Here at South West Skills Academy (SWSA) we have one priority; you, the customer. Whether you are looking to acquire new skills as an individual or looking to equip your workforce with the highest standards of training, our courses can aid your development. 

Choose from our range of courses:


Our Apprenticeships allow you to gain invaluable paid experience whilst studying for a Diploma in Health and Social Care.

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Care Certificate

The Care Certificate is a mandatory requirement for any new staff working in a health and social care setting.

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Day Courses

We provide nationally recognised 1 day training courses to businesses and the public alike. 

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Our Diplomas are designed to be flexible, allowing you to become a fully qualified Health and Social Care worker whilst undertaking other commitments.

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Fully Funded Flexible Learning Courses

We run multiple, 3 month courses on different units of care throughout the UK. Work can be posted and can be completed online with the assistance of our tutors. 

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Short Courses

Designed to provide individuals with a solid foundation of the latest caring standards, whether individuals are new to care, or existing carers.  


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