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The Continuing Professional Education and Learning (CPEL) Framework for Social Workers in Wales is now well established and the programmes will soon be recruiting for the 2015 intake. Social Workers and their employers need good information about the CPEL programmes to make the right choices. The Care Council for Wales…
The Shape of Caring Review report, commissioned by Health Education England in partnership with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, is published today. Raising the Bar, the final report from the Shape of Caring review, details 34 recommendations for the future of education and training for registered nurses and care assistants.…
Social service organisations across Scotland are increasingly using coaching and mentoring as a means of supporting professional learning and development, particularly for leadership and management development. The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have recently produced a range of mentoring and coaching resources together with links to action learning developments and…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) are adopting Mozilla Open Badges as part of their increasing suite of digital learning tools for the social care workforce. Open Badges are digital certificates which recognise learning and achievement and are easily displayed online. The first badges will be awarded to participants and…
Northamptonshire County Council’s new Social Work Academy have been inundated with over 200 applicants attempting to secure one of 15 course places. The academy, which launched in October 2014, offers graduates a year-long intensive training and support programme but crucially more support and a lighter workload to others training for…
The revised National Occupational Standards (NOS) for those working in Children & Young People’s Health Services in Northern Ireland are now available. The review of the Standards was led by Skills for Health as part of a UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) funded project. Northern Ireland provided representatives…
With the launch of the Care Certificate fast approaching, this free webinar on March 4 will explore the key implementation challenges and look at products and services to help you successfully introduce the Care Certificate into your organisation. The webinar runs from 12:00 to 12:40 and will be hosted by…
Angelina Jolie has said "there is no stable future for a world in which crimes committed against women go unpunished" as she opened the UK's first academic centre on women, peace and security. The Oscar-winning actress and special envoy for the UN high commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) believes the centre…
The Care Council for Wales (CCW) has launched an updated list of required Early Years and Child Care Qualifications. The List of Required Qualifications to work within the Early Years and Childcare Sector in Wales, has been launched in an updated version. The List was originally published in 2013 and…
Alaine Shaw is Team Manager for Children and Families Workforce Development at Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. Here, Alaine writes about the importance of learning and development, the role of a Link Officer and what inspired her to first become a social worker. I have a passion for working with individuals…
Free online support is now available to support employers in the health and social care sectors as they prepare for the launch of The Care Certificate in March. The Care Certificate was a key recommendation of the Cavendish Review to create common learning and development support for new starters in…
Skills for Health has announced that national funding for their e-learning provision will cease on the 31st March 2015 and they are now required to charge users directly for this after this date. As of 1st April, 2015, the skills agency say they will be required to charge for its…
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Dress for success

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Although some companies have relaxed their dress code for employees, many still expect a professional look in interviews for new recruits. Here we look at why it is still important to companies.

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Resigning with class!

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Are you preparing to resign from your current job? Some job seekers have a hard time doing so, either because they love the job and their colleagues or because they can't stand the job and can't wait to leave. 

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When the workplace is a hell place

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Founder of Just Fight On, Jo-Anne Brown, spoke exclusively to us about bullying and harassment in the workplace. Bullying only happens to weak people. It only happens in school playgrounds.

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