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A series of fast-track health care degrees have been launched by the University of Derby to help combat the UK-wide shortage of nurses, diagnostic radiographers and sonographers. The University has developed three new masters degrees; MSc Diagnostic Radiography, MSc Adult Nursing and a Medical Ultrasound MSc, in partnership with Derby…
A new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to educate anyone interested in learning more about autism, Asperger’s and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been launched by the University of Derby. The course titled ‘Understanding Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD’ is designed to teach those interested in learning more about the classification, assessment…
Skills for Health has launched a new suite of statutory and mandatory e-learning courses specifically designed for the primary care sector. The courses, delivered in partnership with the National Skills Academy for Health, were developed with the help of a panel of healthcare professionals and reflect all current government and…
Ministers are taking "one hell of a risk" by assuming application rates for healthcare students will remain stable once NHS bursaries are scrapped, Labour has said. Shadow health secretary Heidi Alexander insisted it is "dangerous" for the Government to believe its plans to replace bursaries with loans will have a…
The National Skills Academy (NSA) for Health has announced a further six healthcare organisations and training providers have successfully achieved the Skills for Health Quality Mark. Administered by the NSA for Health, the Quality Mark defines and endorses superior delivery of learning and training that healthcare employers need for a…
The University of Dundee have announced details of an Open Evening detailing their forthcoming programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The School of Education & Social Work will host the event which will take place on Wednesday 4 May, 4.30pm - 6.30pm at the University's Dalhousie Building. You'll find out…
Skills for Health have announced that the first successful transition of healthcare support workers to students on pre-registration nursing degrees has been accomplished at Health Education England-Wessex. The Certificate in Bridging Skills for Higher Education, is part of the Bridging Programme, which has been developed as a new qualification designed…
York Consulting was commissioned by the Department for Education to undertake a research exercise to explore the costs associated with qualifying as a social worker, via both traditional (undergraduate and postgraduate) and accelerated (Frontline and Step Up) qualification routes. The aim was to establish the cost to government and wider…
The University of Derby’s free online short course ‘Bridging the Dementia Divide’ was originally launched in July, 2015 to improve dementia care and reduce unnecessary hospital admissions for people living with dementia. After receiving high levels of requests to repeat the course, the University made a decision to open enrolment…
The University of Hertfordshire School of Health and Social Work is launching a MSc Wellbeing framework which comprises four programmes and associated Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate. MSc Children and Young People's Health and Wellbeing MSc Intellectual and Developmental Disability MSc Mental Health and Wellbeing MSc Social Practice and Wellbeing…
The life-changing experience of attending a hostel after leaving home aged 14 inspired a single mum-of-two to attend university with the ambition of helping other young people to transform their futures. Annmarie Duncan says the time and valuable life skills she picked up at Herst Newton Hostel, Bersham, inspired her…
The Scottish Government have announced a new qualification for residential child care workers The Standard for Residential Child Care is the new benchmark which will underpin the development and delivery of Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level 9 qualifications for the residential child care workforce. The Scottish Social Services…
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