Starting Out, Common Induction Standards ('refreshed' 2010) worker's book
Paperback: 106 pages
Publisher: Skills for Care, Leeds, 2011
Product Dimensions: A4 portrait (Supplied in a folder to help new workers collect documents for later use in diploma portfolios)
Price: £19.50 including P&P
February 2011: orders can now be placed for Skills for Care's new Common Induction Standards (CIS) worker's induction book, called Starting Out.
This book is for workers new in post undertaking the Common Induction Standards (CIS) that were 'refreshed' last summer to reflect changes in social care. The free editions of the refreshed CIS were published on the web in June 2010, and now Starting Out gives employers an additional resource to use in inducting workers new in post.
Starting Out is a 106-page workbook that takes the worker through the standards step-by-step, with suggested learning tasks and sign-off sections for the manager to confirm what the worker has covered, culminating in the Certificate of Successful Completion. Starting Out replaces previous Skills for Care induction workbooks, and also includes sections on the importance of policies and procedures, on communication techniques with people being supported, and on the worker's further learning and development. It also includes blank templates for workers to record their induction learning for re-presentation in future to help avoid having to repeat work when they go on to qualifications such as the new level 2 or 3 diplomas in Health and Social Care that replace the former NVQs.
Starting Out can be ordered now for £19.50 including P&P .
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Blank copies of the templates in Starting Out section D can be downloaded from the common induction standards page
Employers currently have a choice of which set of CIS to use, as the transitional year from the old to the refreshed set continues until 10 June 2011, i.e. either set of CIS can be used to induct workers who start in post before that date. However, if you are investing in new books now, Skills for Care's recommendation is to switch to the new book. Starting Out is complemented by a new guide for managers inducting workers, called Supporting Starters, Common Induction Standards ('refreshed' 2010) managers guide.
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