Information & Advice

In order to continuously improve, the health and social care sector must source the best workforce training.

Here you can view the latest training courses available in Norfolk. You can get advice about choosing a learning provider and find one of our endorsed short course providers.

Skills for Care Learning and Development guide (***NEW May 2018***)

This replaces the previous 'Ongoing Learning and Development' and 'Choosing Workforce Learning' guides from Skills for Care.


Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework

This new (2016) framework sets out the skills and knowledge care and health workers need to appply to deliver quality learning disabilities services. It was commissioned by the Department of Health and Skills for Care developed it with Health education England and Skills for Health.


You can also download the N&SCS learning and development guide for the social care sector which was updated in March 2016.

It has sections on:

  • Meeting CQC standards
  • In-house learning
  • How to work with learning providers to deliver QCF units
  • What to do if things go wrong

Click the link on the left to download the guide. 


Skills for Care resources

Skill for Care have also produced a guide to selecting workplace learning. Download it on the left.

The Skills for Care website holds a range of useful resources to help you choose a learning provider.

http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Qualifications-and-Apprenticeships/Finding-learning-providers/Finding-learning-providers.aspx


Skills for Care App

The Skills for Care 'choosing workforce learning' app is designed to be used as an aide-memoir during an interview with a potential social care learning provider, and provides a handy 10 step evaluation to help you steer the conversation and capture the right information.

Each section of the evaluation has a set of questions and a simple rating mechanism, either a rating out of 10 or a yes/no score. Once the evaluation is complete the app provides a visual summary of the provider and gives an overall score.  You can then export the summary by email for further use at your desk or to share with your colleagues.Previous evaluations are retained, so you can see at a glance which provider has the highest score

The app can be downloaded from iTunes or Google Play.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/choosing-workforce-learning/id815630005?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.paperbag.choosingworkforcelearning

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