Essex Care Consortium - Individual Empowerment

City and Guilds

Training board

Parents and family attend Makaton training workshop led by our speech therapist





Contact details

Jacquie Hall / Admin

City & Guilds

Tel: 01206 330308
Fax: 01206 331811

Principles in practice logo, Gity and Guilds approved Centre logoTraining Courses

Investment in Care staff is essential to maintain the quality of services the sector offers and we have developed a Training Centre –‘Principles in Practice’ (PiP) – that provides the basic and advanced training required by the Care Home Regulations. Our training is led by the needs of our clients and we provide a wide range of staff development to ensure that Care Staff and Managers are professionally informed and fully competent.
We believe that staff development is very important and offer staff substantial training opportunities to develop within their job
We also have a City & Guilds Approved Centre on our main site and provide training for Quality Credit Framework (QCF) Level 2 & 3 Diplomas in Health and Social Care and for Level 5 in Leadership for Health and Social Care.


We have a wealth of expertise at PiP and our own specialist tutors in several disciplines, as well as our own City and Guilds Assessors and Verifiers. We also use external professionals to deliver courses on our premises.


Our concern for Care staff and clients has been recognised in a series of awards, including: Investors in People (awarded in 2002 and reassessed in 2005 & 2008) and a Disability Confident Employer Status. The business is also ISO9001/2000 registered with BSi Global. Our City & Guilds status and the range of clients who have requested our training confirm the quality of our courses.

QCF Diplomas

Suitable for:
Diploma in Health and Social Care
Level 2
12-15 months
Care staff / Support Staff
Diploma in Health and Social Care
Level 3
12-15 months
Care staff / Support Staff
Diploma in Health and Social Care
Level 4
12-15 months
Care staff / Support Staff working and training towards Management
Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care
Level 5
12-15 months

As well as City & Guilds courses we offer a range of courses covering basic training, new legislation and communication:

Our Training Centre is accessible by road and public transport and is set between Colchester and
Maldon in a beautiful rural setting within the Essex Care Consortium grounds. We have our own
fully equipped and spacious facility, which is a pleasant setting for up to15 people and is used for our own
courses as well as being available for external hire with on site coffee and tea refreshments.

If you are interested in any of our courses we will be pleased to respond to your enquiry.