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A new online course called Caring for Vulnerable Children has been launched by Future Learn in partnership with the University of Strathclyde and CELCIS - Centre For Excellence In Looked After Children In Scotland. It aims to develop an understanding of some of the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable…
There are currently over 800,000 people aged 65 and over living with dementia in the UK and this figure is predicted to double by 2050. These growing numbers bring with them new challenges, particularly when it comes to care. That’s why the training arm of the Charity Age UK has…
In just four years, there have been over a quarter of a million registrations for the National Patient Safety Suite of online courses. Over 85 Community Trusts, Acute Trusts, Mental Health Trusts, CCGs, universities and private healthcare organisations have already subscribed to the National Patient Safety Training Suite, developed by…
The Open University (OU) have developed a short course that will introduce you to the social work role and develop your understanding of some of the knowledge and theory associated with social work practice. You will begin by thinking about key ideas, values, the social work process and the skills…
The Public Health Agency (PHA) is launching a new initiative to develop "health champions" in local communities. The PHA’s South Eastern Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Team will focus on providing 12 community health development workers with an accredited training programme on how best to promote health and wellbeing in…
The Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) have announced the re-launch of their online, undergraduate course ‘Improving dementia care.’ This 15 week distance learning course is for health and social care practitioners looking to improve their knowledge and practice in the field of dementia care. The course aims are: to improve…
55 qualifying social work degree programmes have met the high standards required to qualify for College endorsement – a key aspect of sector agreed reforms for social work education, aimed at driving up professional standards. TCSW’s Chief Executive Annie Hudson said: "College endorsement of qualifying programmes is an important step…
Learning Disability Wales, the charity representing the learning disability sector in Wales, has announced details of some courses taking place in the new year. Communicating Through Touch15 January 2014 in Cardiff A workshop to help those that care for someone with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or learning disabilities use touch…
A consultation has been launched to look at new ways of funding placements for social work students to make sure money is spent most efficiently and provides students with excellent learning opportunities, Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb announced today. The consultation will ask for people’s views on how the…
The OU’s pre-registration nursing course has been described as a “dream come true” for health care assistants wanting to train as nurses in remote areas. Often faced with having to relocate or travel to train in nursing, Pat Tyrrell, lead nurse at Argyll and Bute Community Health Partnership, in Scotland,…
A new course providing healthcare professionals with specialist knowledge to improve services for patients with inflammatory arthritis is to be launched by The Open University. The self-study course was funded by a curriculum development grant from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer and has been developed with the direction and advice of…
In whatever sector you work, employers are looking for people with transferable skills so that they can bring more than just academic qualifications to the work place. This is especially the case in the care sector, where ‘soft’ skills such as team work, communication and problem solving are integral to…
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