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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Care-Academy key features - Content


All of our e-learning content is designed to exceed minimum standards giving you absolute confidence in the quality of training provided to employees. It is written by industry respected Subject Matter Experts and accredited by nationally recognised Awarding Bodies including Skillsfirst, NCFE and City & Guilds.


Learner Guarantee

We guarantee that any learner who completes our learning and assessment will be ‘fit-for-work’ and will meet the learning outcomes applicable to their course or qualification. In the unlikely event of an issue being raised, we will provide access to further training from within our portfolio at no extra cost. This means we share the risk of achieving 100% compliance with you.



We update our content in line with changes to legislation at no cost to you the client. Therefore you can rest assured that our content will always reflect industry best practice.


Structured Learner Pathway

We offer a fully integrated pathway from induction, specialist course and mandatory refresher training through to fully accredited qualifications. This means your learner's can quickly progress from new employee through to qualified worker with the minimum support. This reduces your cost of ongoing support and frees up your training personnel to provide higher value training interventions.