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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 6.00pm on Monday 2 October until 8.00am on Tuesday 3 October: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. You will also not be able to register to pay council tax online, make a change of address for council tax or cancel single person discount. You are still able to make a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Care Academy partner training for adult social care staff

The Care Academy works together with local partners and other organisations to offer training to adult social care staff in County Durham.

These courses are suitable for adult social care professionals who want to keep up to date with current working practices, legislation and reduce skills gaps.


Intermediate care plus beds training

Provider training: using Capacity Tracker

Barclays digital courses

Other learning and resources

Wellbeing for Life: training opportunities - Wellbeing For Life deliver courses that will support individuals and those who work with others, to raise their awareness in subjects that will improve their mental and physical health.

Social Care Information and Learning Services (SCILS) is an online learning resource/community dedicated to the health and social care sector. A wide range of social care materials are available either for online or group learning along with other services that support social care professionals in furthering their knowledge.

Education Information and Learning Services (EILS) provides information and materials relating to the care of children.

Local social care providers are currently able to use SCILS or EILS free of charge, as this access has been funded by the council. Please use the County Durham Care Academy online form to request your SCILS/EILS log in code.

Training - Durham Safeguarding Adults - Employers must ensure that staff, including volunteers, are trained in recognising the signs and symptoms of abuse or neglect, how to respond, and where to go for advice and assistance. Durham Safeguarding Partnership have a range of training and resources available to professionals.

County Durham Training Hub (courses) - County Durham small or medium sized organisation (SME) and voluntary and community sector (VCS) Business Training Hub is committed to building the mental health, wellbeing and community resilience of all SMEs and VCS organisations across County Durham. This training is free for anyone working for a SME and VCS organisation with fewer than 250 staff based in County Durham. 

Learning from Events - Skills for Care Digital Learning Module - This 35 minute, interactive module is designed to support managers and leaders in all adult care settings carry out learning reviews.

PrescQIPP is a Skills for Care Endorsed Provider - All courses are CPD accredited and several courses carry a NICE endorsement statement.

Recovery College Online - Providing a range of online educational courses and resources to people who might be struggling with mental health issues, families, friends, mental health workers and anyone else who might be interested in learning more about mental health and wellbeing.

Contact us
County Durham Care Academy
03000 260 222
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • Green Lane
  • Spennymoor
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL16 6JQ