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Skills for Health has published a unique report, “Higher Apprenticeships in the South West”, exploring the contribution the Higher Apprenticeship Framework has had on the development of the “semi-autonomous worker” or Assistant Practitioner (AP) role. The research outlines the positive impact the AP role has had on career opportunities for…
Thousands of apprenticeships should be reserved for 16 to 18-year-olds who are being fostered in the care system, the Government is being urged. Barnardo's said 20,000 placements should be made available in England to help the thousands of young people who are being looked after by the state. Barnardo's chief…
The SVQs in Healthcare Support are approaching 5 years old. To ensure they remain fit for purpose and reflect the needs of Scottish employers, learners and the public, Skills for Health is leading a review of the qualification structures, the assessment strategy and the associated Modern Apprenticeship. A Reference Group…
A new one-year apprenticeship which integrates health and social care services is being launched in Suffolk in September. The rotational apprenticeship will give apprentices the opportunity to work in different locations and enable them to gain experience of caring for people in different settings. Apprentices will work for four months…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has produced two Apps to help you with career skills for the higher level (technical and professional) apprenticeships. Technical Apprenticeship Career Skills: Social Services (Children and Young People) and Social Services and Healthcare This app is designed to help and support you carry out…
Young people aged 16 to 24 are invited to come along to the Sandwell Guarantee apprenticeship event to find out what's available to them. Sandwell Council and Sandwell College will be helping young people on Thursday 16 July between 11am – 3pm at West Bromwich Town Hall. There will be…
People looking to work in childcare will be given more help to reach the high levels needed to give children the best start in life, Childcare Minister Sam Gyimah announced this week. Childcare apprentices will have to show they have a good level of English and maths by the end…
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 Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has reported an increase in the number of businesses and individuals benefiting from social services apprenticeships across the country. From 2012/13 to 2013/14 there was an increase of more than 10% in the number of modern apprenticeship (MA) registrations in social services, from just…
A trio of young care workers have celebrated the successful completion of a yearlong apprenticeship scheme which has given them the skills to pursue a career in care. Qualifying through through the 'Care Academy', an initiative run by their employer, The Abbeyfield Kent Society, the girls went on the record…
Buckinghamshire Education, Skills and Training (BEST), the partnership venture between Buckinghamshire New University and Aylesbury College, will deliver free Higher Level Apprenticeships (HLAs) for any employee working within health and social care in Bucks across the NHS, voluntary and private sectors. The courses - which will be delivered in the…
Skills Development Scotland is working with employers, schools and training providers to roll out apprenticeship programmes to senior phase pupils in schools across Scotland. Foundation apprenticeships are being introduced to allow pupils to follow a vocational learning stream in S4, S5 and S6. Working closely with employers this work based…
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