Guidance for Learning Providers

By understanding the sector better you can improve your offer and potentially increase your business too.

Working with learning providers is very important to us

We work hand in hand with England’s adult social care employers to make sure their teams have the right skills and values. We recognise that learning providers play a crucial part in supporting these employers and others in the sector to develop a highly skilled workforce and drive up the quality of care delivered. 


 

To support training providers across England we have a variety of offers. More information on these offers is below:

Our endorsement framework 

Our endorsement framework is a mark of quality that is given to the best learning and development in the adult social care sector.  

By being endorsed you can prove you deliver high quality learning and development. If you think your organisation qualifies, find out all about the Endorsement Framework now

Delivering learning to people who employ their own care and support staff 

We estimate there over 65,000 individuals who use their direct payment to employ their own care and support staff (also called individual employers), and around 110,000 people working in these roles as personal assistants (PAs). In other words, this market is big! 

Delivering learning to individual employers and PAs can be quite unique from other training, so we've developed some short guidance which has lots of practical advice and tips to help. 

Events

As we are regularly talking to employers we are in a very good position to share with you what they are telling us they are looking for! These one day events will talk through the new apprenticeship standards and funding systems but will also include information on:

  • Engaging with employers
  • The Regulated Qualifications Framework
  • The Care Certificate & Manager Induction Standards
  • Endorsement and working with Skills for Care
  • Assessor and Trainer CPD

These events are partially subsidised and will cost £100 (+VAT) per person. 

Upcoming events:

 

 

If you are interested in attending an event however cannot make these dates or locations, please email slqa@skillsforcare.org.uk to register your interest. We will then come to you first when we put on more of these events to see if they better suit.

Testimonials 

It was also wonderful to hear that Skills for Care are planning on working with learning providers, helping them keep up to date and keeping us informed on what care providers are looking for / needing.

It is very exciting and am looking forward to receiving the presentation, notes and links. Once again, thank you so very much for an extremely worthwhile day!! Gloria Rogers, Care Shield 

 

We have set up an online forum for adult social care learning providers to talk all things apprenticeships with each other using Facebook as the platform. For people who are already signed up to Facebook please follow this link and request to join.

Facebook is completely free and the group has been set to ‘private’ so only approved members will be able to see the content / posts. 

 

In-house consultancy and seminars available:

To support Learning Providers to understand the challenges and changes within the social care sector, identifying opportunities which will have a positive impact on your business. We will tailor this workshop to meet your needs including:

  • Understanding how to promote your organisation as a learning provider of choice
  • Exploring Government drivers in relation to your offer and delivery; commissioning, Care Act, Care Quality Commission, Care Certificate and integration
  • An update on changes to Apprenticeships, qualifications and standards
  • Tools and resources to support you

There will also be opportunity to develop your action plans with us.

 

 

To support Learning Providers to understand the changes to Apprenticeships, qualifications and training in the social care sector.

We will tailor this workshop to meet your needs including:

  • New Apprenticeship standards
  • End point assessment
  • Funding including the levy
  • Changes from Qualifications Credit Framework to Regulated Qualifications Framework

There will also be opportunity to develop your action plans with us.

 

 

To support Learning Providers to understand the drivers for social care employers and develop strategies to engage and negotiate with them effectively.

We will tailor this workshop to meet your needs including:

  • Understanding how to promote your organisation as a learning provider of choice
  • Exploring Government drivers in relation to your offer and delivery
  • Exploring how to use social media and networking to engage effectively
  • Tools and resources to support you

There will also be opportunity to develop your action plans with us.

 

 

To support delivery staff to understand the changes within the social care sector and the impact this has on their role. Includes; use of Skills for Care resources, training and facilitation techniques.

We will tailor this workshop to meet the needs of your delivery staff including:

  • Exploring Government drivers in relation to your delivery; commissioning, Care Act, CQC, Care Certificate and integration
  • An update on changes to Apprenticeships, qualifications and standards.
  • Innovative training and facilitation techniques
  • Tools and resources to support delivery

There will also be opportunity to develop action plans with us.

 

 

Please contact us to discuss your needs and pricing. To register your interest email slqa@skillsforcare.org.uk  

If you are a freelance trainer or a small learning provider you could consider booking a workshop via a network or with other local providers, talk to us for support. 

 

 

 

Become part of the Care Learning Coalition (CLC)

All endorsed providers will become instant members of the Care Learning Coalition (CLC) which is a membership network for learning and development providers who have shown that they are committed to raising the quality of training in the health and social care sector

 

 

 

 

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