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The ninth annual National Apprenticeship Week is underway and hundreds of events taking place across England to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, organisations and the economy. Coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, the overarching theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2016 is ‘Rise to the top!’,…
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…
Amanda Scott started caring for older people when she was 17 before qualifying as a nurse in 1984 and working in paediatrics, intensive care and a variety of care roles. Today, she is Managing Director of Sunrise Senior Living and here she gives us an insight in her rise through…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have produced a new resource packed with case studies and careers advice on what it's like to work in social care in Scotland. 'Care in Scotland - It's Life Changing Work' highlights some of the fantastic work that is making a real difference to…
The University of Wolverhampton’s Burton Health Education Centre will open its doors to prospective future students this weekend. The Institute of Health Professions is inviting aspiring students to its Open Day on Saturday 21 November from 10am – 1pm. The day aims to showcase facilities the variety of courses of…
A new initiative to help 75 unemployed or economically inactive people start a career in social care has been launched in Northern Ireland. The 'Getting Started' training programme, facilitated by Association for Real Change (ARC), provides the opportunity for individuals to gain a sustainable career in social care without the…
The University of Greenwich have announced details of their next Open Evenings to showcase courses in health and social care. The events takes place at the Avery Hill and Medway campuses on Wednesday 4 November (both 4pm-8pm). All prospective students are welcome to come and speak to expert staff in…
Health Education England has launched a new Health Careers website that brings together content from the NHS Careers, Medical Careers and PHORCaST (public health careers) websites. The new site provides detailed information on more than 350 roles in health, a number of real-life stories and videos, as well as a…
There has been a 20% leap in the numbers of Health and Social Care Apprenticeships to 84,300 up from 70,080 the year before. The provisional numbers from the Government’s Statistical First Release for 2014/15 also revealed that the numbers of Care Leadership and Management Higher Apprenticeships had more than doubled…
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has launched revised guidance for disabled people who are considering or training to become a professional regulated by the HCPC. The guide will also be useful for individuals working in education and training, careers advisors, those teaching, supervising or supporting disabled students and…
Skills for Care have produced a comprehensive resource providing case studies, careers advice and video information on the wealth of opportunities a career in care can offer. If you want a career where you can progress, feel secure, and get an enormous sense of personal achievement from knowing you are…
If you are interested in finding out more about a career in social care, or are a teacher or careers advisor wanting to expand your knowledge, Skills for Care are encouraging you to visit their stand at the The Regional Skills Events taking place across the England. The Regional Skills…
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