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Thursday, 11 June 2015

Skills for Care showcase their top 10 resources as part of Adult Learners Week

Written by The Editorial Team
All those involved in managing the social care workforce will know that the continuing development of the sector’s workers is just as important as their induction, initial training and qualifications.

This Adult Learners Week, Skills for Care is showcasing their top 10 resources to support social care employers in the learning and development of their workforce. From formal qualifications, to eLearning modules and training for individual employers; there is something for everyone.

  1. Guide to qualifications and standards in adult social care
    Whether your staff are new to the sector or want to develop their knowledge in a particular area, this guide details all the current adult social care qualifications recommended by Skills for Care.

  2. Core Skills practical guide
    To ensure your staff have the crucial functional and employability skills to fulfil their role; this practical guide will support employers to embed Core Skills, such as English, maths and digital literacy, in their workplace.

  3. Learning through Work (priced)
    Focusing on routine, but vital tasks in adult social care, there pocket sized booklets develop communication and number skills in the adult social care workplace. As part of Adult Learners Week 2015 there is 20% discount on these booklets.

  4. Working together to improve end of life care
    Increase your staff’s awareness and understanding of the importance of working together to support people at the end of their lives with this free online training pack.

  5. Dignity training pack (priced)
    For those involved in training, learning and development, this pack supports continued delivery of the message of the importance of dignity in adult social care using tried and tested resources.
  6. Leadership programmes
    Develop the skills of your leaders with a selection of leadership programmes delivered by the National Skills Academy for Social Care.

  7. An interactive guide for individual employers: supporting your personal assistant to gain the skills they need
    This guide does what it says on the tin… it offers support and information for individual employers about what learning opportunities are available to ensure their personal assistants have the necessary skills to carry out their role.

  8.  Becoming an I Care… Ambassador
    If you have staff who are passionate about their role, you could sign up to become part of the I Care… Ambassador service. In doing so, they will have the opportunity to attend events, seminars and workshops to promote careers in social care. Upon signing up there are several online learning modules to complete to support on-going development.
  9. Social Work leadership toolkit
    This toolkit can be used by social workers at all levels to increase the understanding and knowledge required for a leadership role in social work, and can help existing leaders to identify their development needs.

  10. Apprenticeship employer guide
    Do you want staff with up to date skills, fresh ideas and a willingness to learn? This guide will support you to develop an Apprenticeship programme within your organisation.

There are lots of other resources to support you and your staff’s learning and development. Have a look at their Adult Learners Week page for more details.