Health and Social Care Skills Accelerator Programme (HSSAP) 

Free workshops to launch your career

Our HSSAP workshops offer you multiple qualifications to develop core knowledge, skills and behaviours in employability, self-care and individual development. 

Our workshops are the perfect stepping stone into a lifelong career and provide a variety of personal and professional development opportunities.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be 18 years old or over (or if under 18 NEET or at risk of becoming NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training)
  • live in Devon post code area
  • not be enrolled on any other qualification
  • be committed to ​learn and develop
  • have the right to live and work in the UK


HSSAP Workshops

  • Level 2 Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Level 2 Building Resilience 
  • Level 2 Managing Conflict 
  • Level 2 Understanding Neurodiversity
  • Level 2 Researching and Preparing for your Career 
  • Level 2 Food Safety 
  • Level 2 Personal Care Assistant Package (Moving & Handling, Basic Life Support and Level 2 Food Safety) 
  • Level 3 Introduction to Leadership and Management

What’s included?

  • Flexibility – offering you the flexibility to complete workshops at your own pace
  • Transferable employability and development skills, with CV and careers advice
  • Embedded Health and Social Care skills and behaviours across our workshops
  • Access to invaluable advice and experiences from Health and Social Care industry experts
  • Supporting you towards your next steps – whether that is an apprenticeship, higher education or employment within Health and Social Care
  • Embedded Maths & English up-skilling, if required

What is HSSAP?

The Health and Social Care Skills Accelerator Programme (‘HSSAP’) brings together a consortium of NHS Trust and Social Care Employers, FE and Training Provider Partners and Local Authority Partners within the Heart of the South West Transition Area to bring forward an enhanced programme of sector specific skills and training activity.

This qualification is funded by the ESF and a consortium of NHS Trusts and social care employers within the heart of the South West LEP as part of the HSSAP.

Contact Us

To view all our upcoming workshops, apply or find out more information, please follow the link. You can also find out more about this programme by emailing apprentices@exe-coll.ac.uk with the subject, HSSAP, or by calling 01392 400800