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Professional development training for social workers in Wales has been given a solid endorsement by practitioners who have already been involved in the courses. Eighty eight per cent would recommend the courses to their colleagues and an average of 91 per cent said they hoped to move onto the next…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) have published details of a number of information sessions for workers to hear about the options available within Professional in Practice (PiP). At these sessions you will hear about: Credit Accumulation Approved Programmes Individual Assessment Route Tools and resources If you would like…
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is to take on a set of College of Social Work (TSCW) of key functions and resources ahead of the College’s closure in September. After an Expressions of Interest process, the TSCW’s board agreed to the transfer of the following: The Professional Capabilities…
Martha-Lane Fox quoted Aaron Swartz in her Dimbleby 2015 lecture: ‘It’s not ok NOT to understand the internet anymore’. It’s true. And why? Because the web offers tools to help you find information, learn new skills and build new connections. If you want to build on your continual professional development,…
Skills for Care, home of the National Skills Academy for Social Care, is now seeking applications from social care organisations with the capacity to host a graduate management trainee for 12 months, beginning in January 2016. Around 20 graduates will be selected based on their values and leadership potential through…
A good induction into the workplace is essential for social care workers in Wales. If carried out properly, it can help new workers understand the importance of person centred practice and the values that underpin all work in social care right from the start. The 'Home from Home' DVD resource…
All those involved in managing the social care workforce will know that the continuing development of the sector’s workers is just as important as their induction, initial training and qualifications. This Adult Learners Week, Skills for Care is showcasing their top 10 resources to support social care employers in the…
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has released a new version of its ‘First Steps’ online learning resource for Health Care Assistants. First Steps is used by up to 1000 people a day and was originally launched in 2011 for use either as an individual learning resource or as part…
The new continuous professional development framework for social workers in Northern Ireland - Professional in Practice (PiP) - was launched at an event in Belfast’s Crumlin Road Gaol earlier this week. Invited guests learned about how PiP has evolved from the previous PQ framework and has been designed as a…
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust have announced they will be investing over £1.34 million by awarding up to 150 Travelling Fellowships for medical, health and care workers in 2016. This will directly support British citizens who want to travel overseas to gain knowledge, experience and best practice to benefit others…
An online toolkit has been launched by the Care Council for Wales (CCW) to help employers know how best to support their Personal Assistants’ to develop their skills and knowledge through training and development. The Employer toolkit for supporting the learning of Personal Assistants is aimed at people who employ…
Skills for Health have announced a number of new Clinical/Care subjects have now been added to the UK Core Skills Training Framework. Nine new subjects are now covered including Your Healthcare Career, Duty of Care, Person-centred Care, Communication, Consent, Privacy and Dignity, Fluids and Nutrition and Dementia Awareness, as well…
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