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Level 3 Certificate for Supported Employment Practitioners


Venue: This course will be delivered using Zoom.
Dates: Starting on 15-16 September 2021. The subsequent training days are 19-20 October, 24-25 November 2021 and 11-12 January 2022.
Cost: £1500+vat

* 4 places available *

This Level 3 Certificate course is accredited by Gateway Qualifications and we are inviting applications to join the course which is delivered by BASE. You will find general information about the course, including a pdf of the evidence requirements, at http://base-uk.org/cert but please contact us if you have specific queries. To book a place, please use the booking form below.

The certificate is suitable for job coaches, managers of employment support services, work experience coordinators, college staff supporting internships. It covers the core values and 5 stages of supported employment.

Learners will have 12 months to complete a portfolio demonstrating how they meet the course evidence requirements. You must be able to have opportunities to meet the evidence requirements to successfully complete the course. Delivered online using Zoom, we deliver 8 half-days of training to give the underpinning knowledge and offer extensive support through our assessors. A workplace assesssment and professional discussion will form a part of the assessment process.

Level 2 Introduction to First Aid for Mental Health

17/09/21 to 24/09/21

Cost: £120+vat (members), £150+vat (non-members), 

The course is accredited through Highfield Qualifications.  The objective of this qualification is to give people personal growth and engagement in learning, specifically in relation to understanding the principles of first aid for mental health.  The 2-day course takes place on September 17th and 24th  and provides the underpinning knowledge of mental health first aid including:
  • Recognising mental ill health in yourself and others
  • Supporting mental wellbeing in the workplace
  • Understanding how to promote a wellness culture in the workplace
  • The importance of resilience and self-care for first aiders for mental health

The course is taught over 2 days over Zoom, 9:30 – 2:30.  Included in this time is taking 2 on-line multiple choice exams, which is the assessment method that is used.  The teaching finishes at 1pm and the examination then starts at 1:30.

Supported Employment Techniques


Course dates: 22-23, 29-30 September, 6-7 October 2021
Cost: £500+vat (members), £600+vat (non-members)

* 8 places available *

This course offers a comprehensive overview of the supported employment process. The course is not accredited but is based on the knowledge requirements for the National Occupational Standards for Supported Employment and the underpinning knowledge of the certificate course

The course will be delivered using Zoom over 6 morning sessions (9.30am to 1pm) and is suitable for Supported Employment practitioners, schools and college tutors and support workers.

The course covers:

  • the core values of supported employment
  • the principles of vocational profiling
  • employer engagement
  • job matching
  • health & safety and risk assessment
  • in-work support and structured training

Further information about the learning aims is available on our training pages. Please contact us if you require further information. A booking form is attached below.

Commissioned courses

We are available for services to commission courses for their staff teams. It may be possible to arrange for additional delegate places to be made openly available if you don't have sufficient numbers for a dedicated course. Courses are available in:

  • Training in Systematic Instruction (TSI)
  • Job Coach training
  • Recruiting and retaining a Diverse Workforce
  • Marketing your Service for Individual Budgets
  • Working with Employers

Click here for further details of our training services.
For further details, contact Huw Davies on 01204 880733 or at admin@base-uk.org

Associate Trainers

BASE also works with a range of freelance trainers who deliver training on a variety of topics including TSI, Job retention case management. Click here to view details of their training programmes. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming an associate of BASE.