Skills for Care archive

Feeling bamboozled by the Care Certificate? You’re not alone

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON JULY 23RD, 2015

Since the introduction of the new Care Certificate guidelines, many of our clients have found the lack of clarity both frustrating and confusing. We thought this would be a good...

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Care Certificate update

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON FEBRUARY 24TH, 2015

With the April 2015 deadline fast approaching, the new Care Certificate will soon be upon us. Not too surprisingly we are starting to see an increase in the level of...

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Are you ready for the Care Certificate?

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON JUNE 23RD, 2014

Common Induction Standards to be replaced with Care Certificate March 2015 sees the launch of the Care Certificate, replacing both the National Minimum Training Standards (NMTS) and the Common Induction...

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£500 cash-back for completed QCF Diploma

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON MARCH 13TH, 2014

That’s right, our clients are entitled to claim in excess of £500.00 for each Level 2 Diploma completed via Care Academy – and that’s cash paid directly to you, the...

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Automated Work Force Development claim forms added to Care Academy

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON MARCH 6TH, 2014

We are pleased to announce that EdgeWorks™ Care Academy will now produce automatic ‘Workforce Development Fund’ claim forms ready for submission to Skills for Care. This means our clients will...

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Digital strategy launched by Skills for Care

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON FEBRUARY 20TH, 2014

The governments appetite for ‘all things digital’ is well documented and the Department of Health is committed to the concept of ‘Digital First‘. In response to this momentum, Skills for...

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Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Qualification

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON AUGUST 8TH, 2012

Following the news that we are to launch our first Skillsfirst accredited qualification ‘Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care’, we have been inundated with questions about how best...

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Additional workforce development funding for dementia qualifications available

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON JULY 31ST, 2012

Skills for Care has released details of £2.4 million of enhanced funding for the completion of accredited dementia qualifications. The Workforce Development Dementia Fund is designed to support the delivery...

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New Common Induction Standards e-learning launched

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON DECEMBER 3RD, 2010

EdgeWorks™ Care Academy is pleased to announce the launch of their refreshed 2010 Common Induction Standards. After many months of hard work, Care Academy has finally completed the cross-mapping exercise...

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Refreshed Common Induction Standards

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON JUNE 21ST, 2010

Skills for Care has announced the refreshed Common Induction Standards (CIS) designed to better reflect current policy and practice. The new CIS have been expanded to include 8 standards (up...

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Common Induction Standards now 5 years old

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON JANUARY 28TH, 2010

Launched in 2005 to help improve the standard of training for the social care workforce, the Common Induction Standards have proven to be a valuable resource. However, recent developments such...

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Skills for Care Common Induction Standards

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2009

As we all probably already know, the Skills for Care Common Induction Standards set out what all new care workers need to know within the first 12 weeks of their...

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Common Induction Standards – Guidance for new workers

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2009

Source: Skills for Care 1.0 Introduction Any new work role brings with it new things to learn. The Skills for Care Common Induction Standards set out the first things you need...

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Skills for Care launches first ever resources and funding guide for social care employers

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON DECEMBER 23RD, 2008

Skills for Care have launched the first ever comprehensive online guide to resources and funding for social care, with directions and help for social care employees in relation to funding...

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Care Academy plans for 2009

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON DECEMBER 11TH, 2008

Here at EdgeWorks™ we are always looking for ways to improve the range of products and services available to clients and as 2008 draws to a close here is a...

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Skills for Care included in list of key care organisations future funding review

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON OCTOBER 3RD, 2008

The Department of Health has announced that The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), Skills for Care and the General Social Care Council (GSCC), are to be examined. The review,...

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Skills for Care launch ‘Adult Social Care Manager Induction Standards’

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2008

The new Adult Social Care Manager Induction Standards were launched by Skills for Care last week. The Standards were devised following intensive consultation and are part of the extended suite...

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Skills for Care announce consultation on TSI fund

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON AUGUST 13TH, 2008

Skills for Care have launched a consultation exercise to find out the views of care workers on the future restructuring of the Training Strategy Implementation (TSI) fund. This fund, previously...

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Skills for Care to boost skills of 1.3 million carers

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON JULY 16TH, 2008

Hard on the heels of recent research showing more than 26 million people aged 16 to 65 across the UK do not meet level 2 standards in literacy and numeracy,...

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Skills for Care launch 5 new learning disability knowledge sets

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON MAY 28TH, 2008

The Five new Learning Disability Sets introduced by Skills for Care last week have been launched to ensure consistent training for frontline workers in the care industry. These user-friendly guidelines...

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