North Yorkshire County Council chooses Care Academy


EdgeWorks™ is pleased to announce that following an open tender process we have been selected to provide North Yorkshire County Council with a ‘Managed Learning Environment and E-Learning System’.

The contract will run for a period of three years and will support up to 10,000 learners including council staff and private, independent and voluntary organisations within the region.

EdgeWorks™ Care Academy was ranked against other leading social care e-learning providers against a wide range of criteria including:

  • Evaluation of E-learning environment.
  • Scope of E-learning packages available.
  • Evaluation of e-learning content by subject matter experts.
  • Reporting capabilities.
  • Training, Support and maintenance.
  • Management/Software upgrades.
  • Standards, Security, Validation and Audit.
  • Functionality / User Interface.
  • Usability and Accessibility.
  • Future Proofing/ Sustainability.
  • Risk Awareness.
  • Added Value.

E-learning programmes to be delivered include:

  • Common Conditions.
  • Common Induction Standards.
  • Dementia.
  • Skills for Care Induction.
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
  • End of Life Care.
  • Infection Control.
  • Learning Disability Award.
  • Medication.
  • Mental Capacity Act.
  • NVQ Health and Social Care Knowledge sets.
  • Safe Food Hygiene.
  • Safeguarding Adults.
  • Skills for Life (including literacy, numeracy and ICT).
  • Technical Certificates.
  • Therapeutic Activities.

Naturally we are pleased to be working closely with North Yorkshire County Council and the award has generated a significant amount of interest from other authorities with whom we will be holding discussions over the coming weeks.

Request for further information should be directed to our head office: Telephone: 0330 995 0840.

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