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Developing Skills in Health and Social Care (DSHSC)

From September 2020, the Developing Skills in Health and Social Care (DSHSC) project, will be providing fully funded qualifications to staff working in the Health and Social Care sector across Norfolk and Suffolk. City College Norwich is part of this collaborative project, led by Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils, alongside a range of local colleges, training providers and other partners.

The aim of the project is to empower people working in the sector to develop new skills. This will enable them to continue providing high-quality care to local people. The project team will work closely with health and social care providers to identify the best way to involve their staff in the project.

City College Norwich is offering the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 qualification in Dementia
  • Level 2 qualification in End of Life Care
  • Level 4 Aspiring Managers programme, tailored to specific leadership skills for the sector.

Initial proposed delivery dates for the first cohorts can be seen below, however, these are subject to change depending on lecturer availability, employee availability and cohort size.  We will publish more course dates from April onwards soon.


End of Life

 Aspiring Managers


Delivery will be in small groups (c.10-12) and is supplemented by 1:1 support and mentoring.

All training and mentoring will follow government guidelines on social distancing measures. Due to COVID-19, we are anticipating that most project activity will be delivered remotely until further notice.

To be eligible, participants must:

  • Be legally entitled to live and work in the UK
  • Live in Norfolk or Suffolk and be employed by an organisation that provides health and / or social care services for adults in Norfolk or Suffolk. (This includes people who are self-employed).

To sign up, or for more information about fully funded training opportunities, please visit An Employer Engagement Officer will make contact with you to talk through options depending on your individual needs

The DSHSC project is part funded by the European Social Fund.