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Bournemouth University's National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work (NCPQSW) has had its Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 programme endorsed by The College of Social Work. The programme helps students investigate the provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and successful completion leads to qualification as a Best Interest Assessor under…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) has launched a guide to qualifications and training for the social care workforce in Northern Ireland. The document provides guidance on the types of qualifications, training and experience required at various levels by particular job roles – from care assistants and support workers…
A new online resource to improve communication and care for people living with dementia is being launched at the University of Worcester today. Stand By Me, a free e-learning course, has been developed by Skills for Health, the University of Worcester Association for Dementia Studies and key partners, with funding…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has issued new guidance for trainers working with newly qualified social workers (NQSW), social workers and other professionals who work in adult care and community care settings, particularly as frontline practitioners and team managers. The guidance shows you how you can use the online…
The University of Stirling will host the UK’s first degree level module for those supporting people living with Huntington's disease (HD). Devised by the Scottish Huntington's Association (SHA) in collaboration with Stirling’s School of Applied Social Science, the module entitled 'HD: An enabling approach to supporting families' will be available…
A new, single body for Wales to strategically oversee workforce planning and commission education and training places for the NHS in Wales is needed, an independent review has recommended. The review also said NHS Wales needs to demonstrate the value it places on existing staff by putting more emphasis on…
A recent Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) conference explored the challenges facing a social work student leaving university and making the transition into the world of work as a newly qualified social worker (NQSW). GCU, in partnership with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), Institute for Research and Innovation in Social…
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…
Sheffield Hallam University has celebrated 10 years of training physiotherapists and occupational therapists in the East Midlands, with more than 100 students, healthcare managers and local clinicians coming together to mark the key milestone. Attendees at the New Life Conference Centre in Sleaford last weekend had the chance to listen…
Robert Gordon University (RGU) and NHS Grampian have launched a unique short course for nurses whose registration has lapsed to help them return to practice. Successful completion of the 15-week Return to Practice Nursing course will lead to permanent employment in a substantive post within NHS Grampian. The funded course…
Bookings are now being taken for the Specialist Award Module entitled ‘Reminiscence, Life Story Work and Life Review: Narrative methods, theory and application across the life cycle'. The post qualifying module is designed for qualified social workers and staff in a variety of work settings, including community, residential, domiciliary and…
A series of short and easily accessible films that highlight key messages from research and learning on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) have been released by the University of Bedfordshire. They are for all those concerned with safeguarding children and young people at risk of and affected by CSE. The films…
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