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The Queen’s Nursing Institute has created a new online learning resource for nurses who are new to working in the school nursing service. The new resource is based on the QNI’s existing popular resource, ‘Transition to Community Nursing Practice’ which was launched in September 2013. The new learning resource has…
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…
Skills for Health has announced a number of updates and new courses across its e-learning programme. The sector skills agency has worked with industry leaders to design a range of interactive, innovative and simple to use modules to reflect current healthcare topics, policies and regulation. All courses are now delivered…
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 free online course which will help you develop an understanding of caring for vulnerable children in enrolling now. The course aims to inspire and challenge you to think differently about how we, as a society, care for vulnerable children and the future lives we help them to create. You'll…
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…
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…
An online introductory child protection course for anyone who works with children in Scotland has been launched by the NSPCC. You will gain the skills you need to act appropriately and confidently to protect the children you work with. Working at your own pace, this introductory online training course will…
Five students who have been in the care system have spoken of their positive experiences studying at Teesside University. The quintet gave their views at the University’s 'Raising Aspirations for Young People in Care' conference. The conference was attended by authority teams, social workers, foster carers and education staff to…
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…
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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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