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Apprenticeships: a valuable approach to developing your workforce

Apprenticeships: a valuable approach to developing your workforce
Article posted on Thursday 20 September 2018

The changing landscape of apprenticeships has left employers facing some big challenges, however they still provide a valuable role in the development of your workforce.

Why learning from your peers is so important

Why learning from your peers is so important
Blog posted on Tuesday 18 September 2018

During #learnsomethingnew month, we hear from Carol Harris, registered nurse at The Lawns Nursing Home and Chair of the Worcestershire registered managers network. She offers an insight into the importance of learning from your peers and how her local registered manager network offers the ideal opportunity to do just that.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Article posted on Wednesday 5 September 2018

Deciding what learning and development opportunities to provide your staff with, and how to implement them, isn't easy. But it's essential to get it right. Victoria Collier, Skills for Care project manager, talks about how you can identify the learning needs of your organisation and provides advice on how you meet those needs.

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Learn something new with our leadership programmes

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It is very important that leaders and managers are given the opportunity to develop themselves, if the highest standards of quality in social care are to be attained and maintained across the sector. Find out more about the leadership programmes we offer to support leaders at all levels and #learnsomethingnew.
Date:
Thursday 13 September 2018

New research reveals more about the 20,000 influential people in adult social care

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Skills for Care's research into who registered managers are and what they do has revealed new insights into one of the most influential roles in adult social care.
Date:
Wednesday 12 September 2018

New e-learning modules for leaders and managers launched

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We've launched two online learning modules to help front line leaders and managers develop their knowledge and skills. They include real life case studies and scenarios to help you reflect on your practice. Managers and aspiring managers can access them anytime and can learn wherever and whenever suits their schedule.
Date:
Monday 10 September 2018
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