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Robert Gordon University (RGU) has launched a new distance learning course to develop the skills of social care staff who work with children and adults in care settings. The University’s BA Social Pedagogy (Working with Children/Working with Adults) course, is now taking applications for the next intake in January 2016.…
NSPCC Scotland has worked with the Stirling University to devise a new and unique course for experienced child protection practitioners. Beginning in October 2015, this is a post-qualifying course, focusing on practice skills. Delivered by representatives of the University of Stirling, the NSPCC and a range of experts from across…
The College of Social Work, set up by ministers to be the public voice of social work in the wake of the death of Baby P, has announced it is 'winding down' and will close in a matter of weeks. The College, which had more than 16,000 members, said it…
A new professional apprenticeship at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level 10, which incorporates the revised SVQ4 Care Services Leadership and Management, has been developed by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). As part of Skills for Care and Development, the SSSC manages the modern apprenticeship frameworks for social…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council ( NISCC) has published details of a specialist award module entitled ‘Reminiscence, Life Story Work and Life Review: Narrative methods, theory and application across the life cycle'. This post qualifying module is designed for qualified social workers and staff in a variety of work…
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…
Vocational qualifications in social care have never been more important to the economy. Vocational qualifications help develop talented employees to meet the needs of businesses across Wales and there has never been a better time to get started with a vocational qualification in social care. Today is the eighth annual…
The first National Skills Academy for Health Care Certificate Assessor training courses, in London on 25 June 2015 and Newcastle on 14 July 2015, are now available for booking. The one-day Care Certificate Assessor training course will enable participants to develop the knowledge and confidence to successfully undertake their role…
Anyone interested in pursuing a career in Adult Nursing is invited to attend an open evening at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen later this week. The School of Nursing and Midwifery’s event will be held on Thursday, June 11 in the university’s Faculty of Health and Social Care building…
Teenagers from Reading have been learning how to spot the signs of mental health problems and the ways in which they can be overcome, thanks to an initiative from the University of Reading. Staff and students from the University's Anxiety and Depression in Young People Research Unit (ANDY) delivered free…
More and more social work students and practitioners are using book groups as a method of enhancing their learning and continuing professional development, thanks to the efforts of a former Northern Ireland-based social worker. Amanda Taylor worked in mental health social work in the South Eastern Trust for several years…
The organisations charged with implementing the Care Certificate have issued a warning over claims being made by a number of training providers about their products in relation to the qualifaction. In a statement released today, Skills for Health, Skills for Care & Health Education England have said no organisation has…
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