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Perth & Kinross Council's Early Education and Childcare Strategy Team have announced details of their 'Introduction to Becoming a Childminder' sessions for people considering childminding as a career option, and Pre-registration Training courses, both of which are free to attend. The sessions provide a relaxed opportunity not only to find…
As the youngest of nine children Ola Tony-Obot was expected from an early age to learn a trade and forget her education. But refusing to give up on her ambitions, Ola set herself on a path that saw her pick up a First Class degree in Health and Social Care.…
“Having to learn on your feet how to communicate with someone who is non-verbal and can’t sign is a real challenge,” says Zoe Joyce, a 34-year-old mature student, who graduated this week with an MA in Social Work from the University of Sussex. "My first steps into working in this…
Expert advice for careers in nursing, health, social care and more is on offer at the next University of Greenwich Health & Social Care Open Evening. There are two events taking place tomorrow (Wednesday 15 June), at the Avery Hill and Medway campuses, between 4pm and 8.30pm. Prospective students are…
Scotland’s first Graduate Medical Programme, designed to meet the current and future needs of the country’s NHS, will be delivered by the University of St Andrews together with the universities of Dundee and the Highlands and Islands, it has been announced today (14 June). The Scottish Graduate Entry Medical Programme…
Skills for Health has announced that the new Apprenticeships for Healthcare Support Workers and Assistant Practitioners have been approved for delivery by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). This approval brings the availability of employer designed Apprenticeships one step closer with Standards and Assessment Plans available for you…
A new "nursing associate" role to bridge the gap between healthcare assistants and fully qualified nurses has been given the green light. Health Education England (HEE) said that there was "real appetite" for the role following a consultation. HEE said 1,000 students will start training for the new role in…
Young people are more likely to volunteer than other age groups, believing it develops their skills and career prospects, according to a new report. A survey of 2,000 adults by Business in the Community found that half of those under the age of 24 did voluntary work, compared to fewer…
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…
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…
It was around this time last year that I first read about the Step Up to Social Work Programme in my local newspaper. I had worked in a good range of different Health and Social Care roles and was fostering at the time, but wanted a professional qualification which would…
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…
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