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London South Bank University (LSBU) has accredited and helped develop three innovative new online courses in Obesity Care and Management, including the UK’s first completely online Masters degree in the field. The courses are being delivered by the College of Contemporary Health (CCH), which has been pioneering online university-level obesity…
‘Return to Nursing Practice’ is a campaign launched this week to encourage nurses who have been out of nursing to renew their registration and return to the profession. The campaign promotes a part time Return to Practice course, delivered by the Ulster University, which is now open for applications from…
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…
Thousands of top students and graduates are set to apply to a new fast-track route into mental health social work. More than 2,500 people have pre-registered their interest in applying to the Think Ahead programme, which opened for applications this week. The University of York will lead the programme’s academic…
Skills for Health has published a unique report, “Higher Apprenticeships in the South West”, exploring the contribution the Higher Apprenticeship Framework has had on the development of the “semi-autonomous worker” or Assistant Practitioner (AP) role. The research outlines the positive impact the AP role has had on career opportunities for…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) has this month welcomed visitors from Malta and the USA to discuss a range of topics including the regulation of the Social Work Degree and conduct processes. Debra Gohagan from the Department of Social Work in Minnesota State University met with NISCC Professional…
Scotland’s most senior social workers will be able to embark upon a new postgraduate qualification for Chief Social Work Officers from this autumn. The Scottish Social Services Coouncil (SSSC) have worked with universities to develop the qualification and the first cohort of Chief Social Work Officers (CSWO) will begin study…
Earlier this month young people across Scotland anxiously waited for their exam results and parents will have been on hand with a supportive hug to congratulate or console their children. But for many young people being brought up in care, who do not stay with their biological family, this may…
The University of Bolton’s unique Community & Neighbourhood Studies degree offers opportunities to develop in a wide variety of career and further study fields, as illustrated by some of the recent graduates. Former teaching assistant and single mum Selina Budgen gained a First and is due to start studying for…
The SVQs in Healthcare Support are approaching 5 years old. To ensure they remain fit for purpose and reflect the needs of Scottish employers, learners and the public, Skills for Health is leading a review of the qualification structures, the assessment strategy and the associated Modern Apprenticeship. A Reference Group…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has produced two Apps to help you with career skills for the higher level (technical and professional) apprenticeships. Technical Apprenticeship Career Skills: Social Services (Children and Young People) and Social Services and Healthcare This app is designed to help and support you carry out…
Skills for Health has announced a number of updates and new courses across its e-learning programme. The sector skills agency has worked with industry leaders to design a range of interactive, innovative and simple to use modules to reflect current healthcare topics, policies and regulation. All courses are now delivered…
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