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York Consulting was commissioned by the Department for Education to undertake a research exercise to explore the costs associated with qualifying as a social worker, via both traditional (undergraduate and postgraduate) and accelerated (Frontline and Step Up) qualification routes. The aim was to establish the cost to government and wider…
The Department of Health has announced an additional £10 million in funding to a scheme training graduates to become social workers in community mental health teams. The fast-track scheme run by charity Think Ahead aims to recruit 300 graduates by 2018 to work with nurses and psychiatrists. Graduates will receive…
The University of Derby’s free online short course ‘Bridging the Dementia Divide’ was originally launched in July, 2015 to improve dementia care and reduce unnecessary hospital admissions for people living with dementia. After receiving high levels of requests to repeat the course, the University made a decision to open enrolment…
The University of Hertfordshire School of Health and Social Work is launching a MSc Wellbeing framework which comprises four programmes and associated Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate. MSc Children and Young People's Health and Wellbeing MSc Intellectual and Developmental Disability MSc Mental Health and Wellbeing MSc Social Practice and Wellbeing…
Applications are now open for the second cohort of candidates for the Chief Social Work Officer (CSWO) postgraduate diploma to start studying this spring. Glasgow Caledonian University, working in partnership with the University of Dundee, are delivering the CSWO postgraduate diploma which is specifically for those currently in the CSWO…
The Scottish Government have announced a new qualification for residential child care workers The Standard for Residential Child Care is the new benchmark which will underpin the development and delivery of Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level 9 qualifications for the residential child care workforce. The Scottish Social Services…
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Health Education England (HEE) is inviting healthcare employers, nurses, care assistants, health commissioners and other stakeholders to take part in a consultation on the design of a new nursing support role. Health Minister Ben Gummer, who announced the plan to create a new nursing support role in December, said: “Provisionally…
The number of nurse training places will increase by 10% in 2016-17 as part of an £85m investment package by the Welsh Government in the next generation of healthcare professionals, the Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. Nurse training places will rise by 135 in 2016-17 to…
Government plans to introduce a new role of nursing associate must provide genuine opportunities to enhance the role of health care assistants (HCAs) but will not solve the fundamental problem of nursing shortages, says UNISON. The union has campaigned for better training and qualifications for HCAs and for better development…
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has published a review on their work in qualifying social work education in England in the period from 1 August 2012 to 31 August 2015. The report reviews the work undertaken to approve social work education programmes in England following the transfer of…
The Care Council for Wales have announced four new core training modules are available to enhance understanding of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act. The bilingual learning materials, which were developed by the Institute of Public Care (IPC), are split into two sections (level A and level B materials),…