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To help meet the challenges of the growing social care sector, the Skills Academy has launched its Graduate Internship Programme to run alongside the established Graduate Management Training Scheme. The Internship programme is designed to give graduates a taste of management in a social care organisation, over a challenging 6…
Following the launch of the new Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs), the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have reviewed the Modern Apprentice (MA) Frameworks in social services in Scotland. The review included developing support materials on core skills for providers, candidates and employers. These support materials are now available as iPad…
The new Social Care (Self-Directed Support)(Scotland) Act 2013 came into force last month and there are a new suite of materials and resources available to support it's launch. You can find the statutory guidance to accompany the legislation here and there are a range of supporting apps available for free…
The NHS Leadership Academy and its partners from across health, social care, education, local government, children’s and emergency services is going to take the 40 most impressive leaders – from across the nation and all sectors – on a transformational journey towards greater understanding, self- awareness and the confidence to…
Skills for Health, Health Education England, Skills for Care, and NHS Employers are today jointly launching documentation for the new Care Certificate that will pilot across England. Taking place across a range of health and social care settings, the pilot will test a set of standards designed to help employers…
The National Skills Academy for Social Care will shortly be opening applications to a fifth cohort of its Graduate Management Training Scheme. Following some uncertainty around funding, the Skills Academy will focus on recruiting 10 exceptional graduates for the programme after Easter. From October 2014, Cohort 5 will embark on…
Leaders from health and social care pledged to improve quality of life in care homes at a summit opened yesterday by The Princess Royal, Patron of the College of Occupational Therapists at the Skills for Care London offices. Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of adult social care, Paul Burstow MP, care…
New guidance about the skills and competencies expected of foster carers and short break carers has been launched by the Care Council for Wales. The Induction Framework for Foster Care and Short Break Care has been designed to provide a structured introduction to work as a foster carer or short…
A free phone app to help social workers in England plan and evidence their professional development via their tablets and smart phones is now available to download for Apple and Android devices. The app was created by TCSW and Skills for Care and Development (SfCDUK), with co investment from the…
Following discussions, Skills for Care and the National Skills Academy for Social Care have agreed, in principle and subject to contract, to merge their organisations. Both parties anticipate that the merger will take place by the end of May 2014. The merged organisation will combine the expertise of both teams…
An academy to recruit and train social workers has been launched by Medway Council. The Medway academy will specialise in social worker training, working with the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. It comes a year after the council received a damning report from Ofsted which highlighted the…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have produced a new set of learning tools to support services and organisations to embed the Standards of Care for Dementia in Scotland (2011). 'Promoting Excellence' defines four levels of knowledge and skills which will help you identify learning needs and plan appropriate learning…

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