About Age UK Training

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Age UK Training has provided training, consultancy and action research across the UK for over 60 years.

What we do

We meet the training and development needs of people and organisations across the UK, working across age groups, academic levels and learning abilities, and in a number sectors alongside health and social care.

Each year we average over 10,000 participants taking our training programmes and courses.

Recognitions and awards

Our training has been commended nationally.

Skills for Care Accolades

Our training in Yorkshire has been recognised by  opens link in new window annual Accolades by Skills for Care, the national authority on training standards and development needs in social care in England.

In 2006 we won Accolades for the most innovative and effective recruitment initiative and the Winner of Winners, for the excellence, innovation and links to employers.

In 2008 we were highly commended as one of the top three training providers and assessment centres in England, for helping care workers overcome access barriers to gain Skills for Life qualifications.

Useful documents

  • Download our course documents

    Download our subcontractor supply chain policy

    Download SFA subcontractor funding - Paid and Retained document

    Download information on our sensory loss workshop

    Help with downloads


    What is a download?

    A download is a document (like a research report, a leaflet, or an application form) that can be transferred from our website to your computer. You can download a file, view it on your screen, print it, or save it to your computer.

    What is a PDF?

    PDF stands for ‘portable document format’.

    Most downloads on this website are PDFs. We use this format to ensure that the document looks the same on everyone’s computer (website pages, by contrast, appear differently depending on how people have set their computer up).

    How do I download a PDF?

    Computers use a program called Adobe Acrobat Reader to download PDFs. If you try clicking on a link to download a PDF and it doesn’t work, you will need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader onto your computer.

    How do I install Adobe Acrobat Reader?

    The process is quite straightforward and is free.

    1. Go to http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/
    2. Click ‘Download’.
    3. Wait for the window to offer you the option to ‘Run’, then choose this option.
    4. Click ‘Next’.
    5. Click ‘Install’
    6. Wait for the window to offer you the option to ‘Finish’, then choose this option.

    How do I change a download?

    PDFs cannot be changed.

    How do I print or save a download?

    Downloads will open on your computer in a new browser window.

    Inside this window (below all your web browser menus), there will be a toolbar with options for you to print or save the document.

    Close the browser window to return to the Age UK website.

    Can my screen reader read PDF downloads?

    We have made every effort to make our PDFs accessible to screen readers. Please ensure that you have downloaded the latest version of Acrobat Reader from the Adobe Reader website to ensure that accessibility options are included in your version of the programme.

    You can use Adobe Reader to read a PDF out loud with the following shortcut keys:

    • Read the document: Shift +Ctrl+Y
    • Read the open page only: Shift +Ctrl+V
    • Read to the end of the document: Shift+Ctrl+B
    • Pause: Shift+Ctrl+C
    • Stop Shift+Ctrl+E

    You can convert a PDF document into a text file for use with other software and hardware such as Braille printers by opening the PDF and choosing ‘Save as text’ from the File menu.

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