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The Care Council for Wales are inviting you to have your say on the new qualifications for health and social care and get involved with reviewing the Social Care Induction Framework (SCIF). The Care Council is hosting a series of focus groups in November and December to review the SCIF,…
Skills for Health, in collaboration with Health Education England and Skills for Care, have announced a new national Mental Health Core Skills Education and Training Framework will be launched on the 26th of October, 2016. The framework is aimed at improving the way the mental care workforce care for people…
Palliative care is often thought of as care in the last days or hours of life but in reality it can be offered to anyone with a life limiting illness to support them throughout their disease journey. Four years ago, Lancaster University were part of a European consortium awarded a…
A new pilot qualification to better meet the needs of social care workers undertaking a key role in the delivery of social services is launching in Wales. Achieving a consistent learning and development approach for this group of workers – who are not social workers but who make an important…
Queen's University Belfast are to host an event to provide prospective students with information and guidance on their courses in Social Work. The 'Social Work Information Evening' will answer all your questions about the application process and more about what a career in Social Work involves. You'll also hear from…
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…
One of Sunderland’s most inspirational adult learners has been recognised by the University of Sunderland for her achievements. A graduate of both the University’s Childhood Studies degree course, and Sunderland City Council’s ‘Next Steps’ care leavers support programme which helped fund her studies, Emma Dougherty, 23, was awarded this year’s…
New to the 2016 academic year, MA Early Childhood Studies is part of London Met’s distance learning programme where students are able to complete their studies whilst working, or even whilst living in a different country. This was true of Koral Belitsos who successfully graduated in July 2016 with an…
A new consulatation is offering the chance to have a say about the development of new health, social care and childcare qualifications in Wales. In July 2016, Qualifications Wales published their report on the sector review of qualifications and the qualification system in health and social care, which includes childcare…
A mature University of Chester graduand has adapted to life as a student again and overcome difficult personal circumstances in the process. Wendy Hind began her Social Work degree as a mature student in her late forties and is proud to be graduating this November. Wendy, now 52, from Northwich,…
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…
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