Learning programme licences

Learning programme licences

Our licenced learning programmes are exclusively available for endorsed providers to buy the licence for and deliver and have been developed to meet the needs of the sector.

Find out which of our endorsed learning providers deliver our learning programmes on our provider directory

 

Providing good end of life care can be one of the most rewarding caring experiences any care worker can have. How they care for someone at end of life can remain with relatives and loved ones for a long time and there is only one chance to get this right.

This awareness programme has been designed to cover the main aims and principles of end of life care. It provides learners with ways to develop their understanding of the different views of death and dying in our society and how these views may affect an individual. It will also consider the range of support services available for themselves and the people they are supporting.

The real benefit to this programme is that it is linked to the National End of Life Core Skills Education and Training Framework and covers:

  • person-centred end of life care
  • communication in end of life care
  • equality, diversity and inclusion in end of life care
  • practical and emotional support for the individual approaching end of life
  • assessment and care planning in end of life care
  • symptom management in end of life care
  • working in partnership with health and care professionals and others
  • support for carers
  • how professionals can maintain their own health and wellbeing when caring for someone at the end of life
  • care after death
  • law, ethics and safeguarding
  • leading end of life care services and organisations
  • improving quality in end of life care through policy, evidence and reflective practice.
Who is the programme aimed at?

The programme is specifically for those:

  • working in adult social care, mainly supporting people who are not approaching the end of life, but with some who might be, for example in the community or in a care home
  • working in adult social care and providing supervision and professional support to other professionals who provide care and support for those not approaching the end of life, but with some who might be.
Programme delivery

The programme is designed to be delivered to groups of 10-15 learners in a traditional a classroom setting over a 2-day period. However, the programme materials allow flexibility in the delivery dependent on the learners and the situation.

The digital programme pack includes:

  • Learner workbook
  • Facilitator workbook including further guidance
  • Lesson plan
  • Support agreement template
  • Five hand-outs relating to the topics covered in the workbooks.

Cost: £900 +VAT for a two year license for the complete programme, exclusively available for endorsed providers.

For further details and to request an application form contact endorsement@skillsforcare.org.uk

 

This popular programme has been developed to help aspiring leaders and managers develop their leadership and management potential. The programme will teach how successful behaviours and practical strategies can support leaders in their day to day work, as well as considering how they could implement these behaviours and strategies, now and in the future.

The programme has been designed to be delivered over five full-day workshops, with each workshop focusing on a different topic:

  • Successful behaviours for leaders and managers
  • Developing a positive culture
  • Effective supervision
  • Leading and managing the process of change
  • Leading and managing the inspection process
Who is the programme aimed at?

Primarily aspiring managers, but also new managers, aspiring managers and existing managers who want to refresh their knowledge of leading and managing in CQC-registered, or non-CQC-registered adult social care services.

Alignment with qualifications and other resources: The revised Lead to Succeed programme is designed around the Level 4 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management in Adult Care and Manager Induction Standards (Skills for Care, 2016).

Delivery method: Programmes can either be delivered as open access courses or commissioned by organisations within the social care sector. Trainers will be provided with a digital pack organised by workshop title which contains Presentation slides, module guides, activities and worksheets, action planning templates, resources and references document.

Cost: £2,000.00 +VAT.

For further details download our Lead to succeed leaflet or request an application form from endorsement@skillsforcare.org.uk

Funding 

Employers will be able to claim up to £350 from our Workforce Development Fund to complete the Lead to Succeed programme. Find out more on our funding pages

We have created two programmes for informatics. The first is the Informatics Learning & Development: Introductory Programme and the second is the Informatics Leadership Programme.

Informatics is a discipline which covers the collection, collation and analysis of data; sharing data, information and knowledge; use and development of technologies that can facilitate this.

On behalf of Skills for Care, the Institute of Public Care has produced learning and development materials to support the ‘professionalisation’ of the role of informatics in social care  through the development of priority learning and development programmes for the informatics workforce in the statutory, private, independent and voluntary sectors working in Adults services in England. Two Programmes are now available on licence to our endorsed providers: an Introductory Programme and a Leadership Programme.

Informatics learning & development: Introductory programme

The programme has been designed to cover each of the following modules:

  • Understanding the social care context 
  • Data sources in social care          
  • Information management   
  • Analytical techniques
  • Applying analytical techniques to social care information        
  • Data visualisation 
Who is the programme aimed at?

The introductory programme will be for staff new to the organisation or new to either the role or to social care. It will give a baseline from which to progress in the future. Thus it can be studied by anyone who thinks it will be relevant to their role, or indeed forthcoming roles. In addition we believe that it could be useful to some in solo admin roles, especially in the independent sector who might wish to progress the business of their organisation by investigating data and information a little further than their current skills and knowledge allow.

Course prerequisites

Basic IT and numeracy skills, including an understanding of Excel at introductory level

If computers for participants are not provided at the training venue, then the following will apply, a laptop which:

  • Can connect to public Wi-Fi
  • Can access files stored on a memory stick
  • Has Microsoft Excel installed

The programmes can either be delivered as open access courses or commissioned by organisations within the social care sector. Trainers will be provided with a digital pack organised by module title which contains Presentation slides, module guides, activities, and handout resources

Cost: £1,200.00 for a two year licence for whole introductory programme

Informatics Leadership Programme

The programme has been designed to cover each of the following modules:

  • Strategic overview of social care and health services           
  • Communicating with stakeholders      
  • Leading informatics teams        
  • Maximising use of data across the organisation 
  • Project and Programme management 
  • Leaders at the forefront of Informatics developments
Who is the programme aimed at?

This course is based around equipping managers to lead an informatics workforce, to understand how they can collaborate with other areas / sectors to enhance their work outcomes, to effectively lead and equip informatics teams to ensure outcomes based performance, to have confidence in their product and the role of informatics, to influence decision makers in transforming services and organisations and to contribute to the wider discussion of the informatics profession.

Course prerequisites
  • You must be in a team leader role, where the team function includes informatics
  • Have a basic understanding of the social care context
  • An understanding of information management
  • Skills in applying analytical techniques and presenting data

The programme can either be delivered as open access courses or commissioned by organisations within the social care sector. Trainers will be provided with a digital pack organised by module title which contains Presentation slides, module guides, activities, and handout resources.

Cost: £1,600.00 for a two year licence for whole leadership programme. 

For further details or to request an application form from endorsement@skillsforcare.org.uk