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How does the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) help with workforce planning?

How does the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) help with workforce planning?
Blog posted on Monday 17 February 2020

As we focus on the importance of workforce planning, Dave Griffiths, Skills for Care Programme Head talks about the ASC-WDS service and how it helps our sector with workforce planning.

What is workforce planning and why is it important?

What is workforce planning and why is it important?
Article posted on Monday 10 February 2020

Workforce planning helps you find and keep enough staff who have the right values, skills and experience to provide high-quality, person-centred care now, and in the future.

Offering equal opportunities to employees

Offering equal opportunities to employees
Article posted on Friday 7 February 2020

We went to employers to see how the 'look beyond' theme of National Apprenticeship Week 2020 works in practice. Jane Manton from Lifeways care group demonstrates how they uphold diversity by offering equal opportunities to all employees.

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Approval of new apprenticeships standards

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Follow the updates on the new approval of The Lead Practitioner in Adult Care (level 4) and The Leader in Adult Care (level 5) apprenticeship standard.
Date:
Friday 14 February 2020

Applications open for funding for user led organisations to deliver training for individual employers and PAs

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Skills for Care has opened applications for ULOs to apply for a grant to deliver and/or commission training for individuals and personal assistants.
Date:
Wednesday 12 February 2020

Host a graduate to bring fresh thinking into your organisation

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Skills for Care is looking for innovative social care organisations to host ambitious graduates on a one-year programme designed to develop future leaders in health and social care.
Date:
Monday 27 January 2020
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