Government Fully Funded VRQ / NCFE Qualifications

Nationally Recognised and Accredited Qualifications

We are a company that finds learners for Colleges and Learning Providers. MSD Independent offer market-leading fully funded Courses for a wide range of Certificated Health and Social Care qualifications. These cover a diverse mix of subjects, such as Autism, Mental Health, Care Planning, Dementia Awareness, and the Safe Handling and Administration of Medicines as well as many more. Also we have fully funded courses in Business Adminstration, Digital Services, and a new Cancer course .The Courses that we supply are Government fully funded courses, supplied at no cost to yourselves or your staff. In effect free Training.

Principles Of Dementia Care

This does not affect the Levy payments made by the Company

The criteria for these courses to be able to get them funded by the SFA ( Skills Funding Agency) is:

People are over 19 years of age on 31st August 2021. (beginning of the Academic Year )

People 19 -23 years of age must have a level 2 qualification or above .This can include 5 GCSE A*- C or any National Vocational Qualification or a Degree . Over 23 this does not apply.

Lived in the UK/EU for the past 3 years.

Not on an Apprenticeship

Cannot already have completed this course

We are presently undertaking online registrations so there is no minimum amount of people for an Induction to take place.  All we will require is the students contact details (mobile phone number and a valid  email address.

The qualifications are NCFE level 2 and are fully certificated Nationally recognised courses.

 Learners are able to further their own continuous professional development a criteria for the care certificate which may also improve their career prospects and can then progress on to further qualifications in health & social care or other  related subjects.

The course submission times are between 8 and 16  weeks depending on which course  they choose to complete.

They will have a dedicated Tutor from the College or Learning Provider, who are fully trained and give feedback on all questions  answered.  Specialist Tutors are available and are qualified in dealing with anyone who has a learning difficulty ie: Dyslexia and they will support all learners throughout the course.

All of our Induction are carried out by one of our experience Inductors and can be  either by  telephone or an online forum such as Zoom, MS Teams at a time and place to suit you This is necessary so that students and staff get all the information required to complete the course successfully. We are very aware of the disruption this may sometimes cause, but we try to work with you and your staff.

For Companies we are now offering face to face inductions at your premises and  asking  for a minimum of 8 people to attend for an Induction to take place with one of our experienced Inductors.

During the Induction  we introduce people to the courses and complete the necessary College paperwork.

Our web site has all the courses listed with an overview and Pdf showing all the course content and credits accrued. Just click on the course tab. We strive to keep the list of courses up to date . However if there is a course you are looking for and not listed , doesnt mean we cant help. Just give us a call or email to enquire.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Now just download the relevant Request form and forward it directly to us , and one of the Team will be in touch with you within 24 hours.

Yours Sincerely     

M Durbidge

Mark Durbidge (Director)


"I have enrolled my staff onto the distance learning training via MSDIndependent for many years now and have found the service, support and convenience of Mark and his employees excellent. These courses have been a great source of knowledge to my staff and they have found that when working out in the field they have had a better knowledge and understanding of the job role. I would recommend MSDIndependent to any companies that wish to improve their skills "
Helen Blunden
Bloomfield Care
"I have had the opportunity to work with MSD Independent for a few years now, sourcing distance learning courses to assist my staff team improve their knowledge, and maintain their CPD hours. Prior to Covid restrictions, Mark would make the journey to hold face to face meetings with learners, which helped if they were a little anxious, as his kind nature put them at ease. During the last year Mark has supported us virtually, assisting the team to develop their knowledge throughout this difficult time. I have always found Mark very supportive and maintains regular contact with me on progress/concerns or just to keep me up to date with any new developments for training/funding. Highly recommend MSD Independent to assist with your training needs."
Jan Mearns
HR/ Training & Development Manager