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Adult social care training in Richmond is organised by the Adult Social Care Academy.

Courses are available at the Learning Pool, formally known as Training & Professional Development Online.

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Who can attend

All of our courses are open to those listed below, subject to meeting the course eligibility criteria. Please check the criteria for each course before you apply.

  • All Adult and Community Services staff
  • Children Services and Culture staff
  • HRCH staff
  • South West London and St. George’s Mental Health Trust
  • Metropolitan Police
  • Private voluntary and independent staff providing care in Richmond upon Thames
  • Housing staff
  • Other Council departments
  • Service users, carers, volunteers and residents in the Borough


We implement a cancellation charges policy in line with Council policy.

To ensure delegates attend or give due notice of cancellation we remind all applicants of the cost implications to their organisation of non-attendance. If you are unable to attend a training course on which you have been booked and do not inform the Adult Social Care Academy in writing 2 weeks prior to the course date that you will not be attending, a cancellation fee will be charged for the amount as set out below:

  • The cost of half-day courses will be £50
  • The cost of full day courses will be £100

If the cost of the course is more than the cancellation fee then the full cost will be charged.

Please note that non-attendance at training is monitored to ensure best use of government funding.

Updated: 02 April 2024

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