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 'Ongoing Learning and Development in Adult Social Care' guide

Figuring out when workers should refresh their knowledge and skills can be a challenge. This is why Skills for Care, have produced a new guide to support employers consider when their workforce should (or must) refresh their learning and how this could be effectively achieved.

The ongoing learning and development in adult social care guide includes:

  • How effective learning and development can lead to a knowledgeable and skilled workforce
  • A list of the recommended minimum learning and development areas in which adult care workers should be competent
  • When and how learning should be refreshed
  • Statutory requirements regarding worker training and competence
  • How to support both care and non-care workers’ learning and development.

They have also put together a Frequently Asked Questions sheet to help you with quick questions about ongoing learning and development.

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.

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.

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