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A University of South Wales (USW) course has been recognised as a leader in the field of early years education and practice. The Care Council for Wales (CCW) has recommended that USW’s BA Early Years Education and Practice (with Early Years Practitioner status) degree programme should be placed on the…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) has announced that the City and Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (Northern Ireland) has been approved and is now on the City and Guilds list of approved qualifications for Northern Ireland. The Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care will provide both…
An understanding of death is at the heart of social work practice through direct interaction with the dying and their families, encountering bereaved service users, and with the risk of death across safeguarding procedures for children and adults. It was this topic on September 6 that saw the first conference…
The first group of students on a new paramedic course have started the next step in their careers. In a bid to help address the national paramedic shortage and to invest in its staff, North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) has worked with the University of Sunderland to develop a new…
A unique health module at Robert Gordon University (RGU) is now open for applications for those who wish to advance their professional knowledge and skills in the field of addiction and substance misuse. Developed by a diverse group of health and social care professionals, the postgraduate module is suitable for…
Northern Ireland's Western Trust has launched the new Autumn prospectus for the Recovery College which offers people a range of free educational courses and workshops designed to promote well-being and recovery. The courses aim to help people recognise and develop their own personal resourcefulness and resilience, become experts in their…
The NHS doesn’t have enough nurses, nor are enough being trained to meet future demand. And yet the government has confirmed it is scrapping nursing bursaries, which cover the cost of tuition fees. Instead, prospective student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals will now have to apply for a student…
Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care have launched a comprehensive new resource to support health and social care staff and educators in England who work with people living with a learning disability. The Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework sets out the essential skills…
The University of Bath have announced a new free online course aiming to give people working in health and social care organisations the skills and confidence to improve the quality of healthcare provision. The six-week course is designed for anyone working in a health or social care setting, from clinicians…
Skills for Care have announced they are now accepting expressions of interest for the Moving Up leadership programme, which is for black, Asian and minority ethnic social care leaders. Currently, the leadership profile of the social care sector does not reflect the diversity of British culture. Those in management positions…
‘Focus on Practice’ seeks to bring greater coherence and confidence to social work practice through processes based on ‘systems thinking’. This evaluation finds widespread enthusiasm for the training and programme; early data looks promising. The 3 boroughs (‘tri-borough’) are made up of: Westminster Hammersmith and Fulham Kensington and Chelsea Focus…
Healthcare professionals from around the world wanting to develop their career can benefit from two short courses launched by University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL). The courses titled ‘Child and Adolescent Mental Health’ and ‘Social Pedagogy: Providing Children and Young People with Nurturing Care and Education’ will be launched on…
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