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A pilot University of Derby course, which was introduced to help social care teams interact more effectively with children, young people and families, has had its contract extended for a further two years. The programme, called An Introduction to Social Pedagogy, was designed following discussions with Derbyshire County Council to…
A free online course which will help you develop an understanding of caring for vulnerable children in enrolling now. The course aims to inspire and challenge you to think differently about how we, as a society, care for vulnerable children and the future lives we help them to create. You'll…
The University of Derby has launched a new free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled ‘Bridging the Dementia Divide’ to inform family members who want to care for someone living with dementia and as a continuing professional development (CPD) tool for health and social care professionals. The MOOC will be…
The first National Skills Academy for Health Care Certificate Assessor training courses, in London on 25 June 2015 and Newcastle on 14 July 2015, are now available for booking. The one-day Care Certificate Assessor training course will enable participants to develop the knowledge and confidence to successfully undertake their role…
Staffordshire University are hosting an event next week which provides the opportinity to speak to students and staff about studying Social Work on a part-time basis. Whether you work a busy nine to five, are a stay at home parent or have a hectic social life, part-time study provides you…
Students at the University of Portsmouth have been coping with the aftermath of an earthquake, and encountering terrorists and kidnappers, without leaving the city. The Crisis and Disaster Management MSc students have been taking part in a three-day hands-on simulation involving staff and students from all over the University. Graduates…
A new online resource to improve communication and care for people living with dementia is being launched at the University of Worcester today. Stand By Me, a free e-learning course, has been developed by Skills for Health, the University of Worcester Association for Dementia Studies and key partners, with funding…
Robert Gordon University (RGU) and NHS Grampian have launched a unique short course for nurses whose registration has lapsed to help them return to practice. Successful completion of the 15-week Return to Practice Nursing course will lead to permanent employment in a substantive post within NHS Grampian. The funded course…
Free online support is now available to support employers in the health and social care sectors as they prepare for the launch of The Care Certificate in March. The Care Certificate was a key recommendation of the Cavendish Review to create common learning and development support for new starters in…
Skills for Health has announced that national funding for their e-learning provision will cease on the 31st March 2015 and they are now required to charge users directly for this after this date. As of 1st April, 2015, the skills agency say they will be required to charge for its…
Social workers and health visitors are among the professionals starting a new course at the University of Stirling this month, in what they describe as the UK’s first postgraduate child welfare course. The postgraduate course in advanced practice skills in child welfare and protection has been developed by the University…
Thurrock Council is taking steps to entice qualified social workers who have experience of working in children’s services back into the profession by running a 'Return to Social Work' course. The ten-day training course, which starts in March, will provide social workers who have been thinking of returning to work…
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