Aged 19+ and looking to find a rewarding career that helps others? Start your journey with a Personal Development and Caring Studies course from Mid Cheshire College.

You’ll learn the skills and ideas you’ll need for your future career, whether that’s understanding modern policing strategies or learning the fundamentals of counselling. Your course will combine classroom teaching with lots of hands-on projects and opportunities to put your new expertise into practice.

A Personal Development course is designed to help you acquire the practical skills and knowledge you need to boost your employability and unlock opportunities in your chosen career.

Potential Personal Development and Caring Studies careers include:

Youth worker, academic mentor, support worker, counsellor, police constable, police community support officer, educator

Courses Available

Course Title
Start Date
Full Fee
L1 Award in Exploring Occupational Studies for the Workplace – Caring for Babies & Young Children
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills


Want to get paid to earn a degree-level qualification? You can at Mid Cheshire College thanks to our new Higher Apprenticeship courses.

You’ll work towards a nationally recognised qualification demonstrating your understanding and expertise in your chosen industry. You’ll combine assessment work with vital real-life experience, putting your knowledge into action at work.

You’ll follow a bespoke learning plan, created collaboratively by your employer and Mid Cheshire College, and designed to give you the most relevant teaching and training for your chosen industry.

You’ll complete the apprenticeship with a National Vocational Qualification (QCF) equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree, as well as a portfolio of completed work, a Technical Certificate, and proven on-the-job experience.

Entry requirements for Higher Apprenticeships are flexible, as apprentices will come from a range of education and employment backgrounds. If you’d like to discuss Higher Apprenticeships, get in touch with one of our advisors.

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Money matters.
Depending upon your circumstances, you may be able to apply for financial support to help you during your studies. Find out more.