March 2016 work-based learning and colleges update: Health and Social Care sector

Fri Mar 18 10:03:00 UTC 2016

This month's Health and Social Care sector update gives you information about upcoming sector development forums, the latest news from Skills for Care and the new apprenticeship standards update.

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Sector development forums

There are a few places remaining in April 2016 for Birmingham and London.

Book your place

Look out for further dates in October and November 2016.

Latest news from Skills for Care (SfC)

Support for registered managers

SfC supports registered managers at every stage of your career, from day one, to developing your core skills and leadership style.

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New resources to support core skills of social care workers

SfC has launched new resources to support the core skills of social care workers, including English, number, digital and employability skills such as problem solving and time management.

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The Care Certificate Workbook has been updated

The latest versions of these free resources are now available on the following websites:

New apprenticeship standard updates

Four job roles will be the subject of the new apprenticeship standards:

  • Adult Care Worker (level 2
  • Lead Adult Care Worker (level 3)
  • Lead Practitioner in Adult Care (level 4)
  • Leader in Adult Care (level 5) - this incorporates both managers and advanced practitioners.

Find out more about apprenticeship standards on GOV.UK

These standards are not yet ready for delivery.

Have you got the Act?

The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act received Royal Assent and became law on 1 May 2014. It will come into effect from April 2016.

The Act provides the legal framework for improving the well-being of people who need care and support, and carers who need support, and for transforming social services in Wales.

How will the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) act will affect the way you work?

Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act: Information and learning hub

The Care Council for Wales (Care Council) has been tasked to work with a range of partners to develop a national learning and development plan to support the full implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act. The overall aim of this Welsh Government-funded initiative is to ensure the workforce is supported and informed to deliver social services in accordance with Welsh law, and its interface with other relevant statutes, and to practice in-line>

Under the banner of Getting in on the Act, this Information and Learning Hub has been designed to be your one-stop shop for the wide range of resources that will be produced as part of this initiative. Over time, the Hub will include training materials in different formats to help social care professionals implement the legislation in their day-to- day work.

The Hub will be updated constantly, with new information and learning materials being added. So, please check regularly to see what's new. 

Visit the information and learning hub

Calling Standards Verifiers in Health and Social Care

We are looking for Standards Verifiers in Health and Social Care for the following subject areas

  • Registered Managers
  • Residential Childcare
  • Children and Young People‚Äôs Workforce

Reference: SV/NVQ/HA/1-3 

Closing date: 29 April 2016 at midnight

Find out more and apply

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