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Do you want to fast-track your induction process?
Common myths you need to know about Care Certificate
Voluntary Organisations Disabilities Group (VODG)
New Welsh induction framework e-learning launched
Why 2018 is shaping up to be a great year
Congratulations to our client @goodcaregroup on winning the 2017 @LaingBuisson 'Homecare' award #LBAwards
The same old actions deliver the same old results
Latest ESFA Guidance on 20% off-the-job criteria: https://t.co/6cBPGZnNa0
EdgeWorks™ successful in application to join Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) main provider list for delivery of Apprenticeships
Edgeworks join Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) main provider list for delivery of #Apprenticeships https://t.co/BiI5TeogkL
Are you still "guesstimating" your employee compliance?
We have been accepted onto the skills funding agency RoTAP https://t.co/Msboj1Fu8t #apprenticeships
Care Apprenticeship End Point Assessments (EPA)
Awarding Organisations (AO's) view on the Care Certificate
EdgeWorks™ approved to deliver apprenticeships
New "controversial" contracts issued to employers
Good luck to our client @FitzRoyUk who are nominated for 'best not-for-profit' organisation at prestigious @TrainingJournal awards tonight!
What's the number 1 questions clients ask us?
What's the number 1 question new clients always ask? https://t.co/aRoW5nVeGa
The number 1 question clients ask
A third of care providers could be putting vulnerable people at risk due to lack of skills and poor training
Great insight from @carestaff how to achieve 'Good' CQC rating using Care Academy. Case study here:https://t.co/xrqGvYhF7d @CareQualityComm
Very excited our client @FitzRoyUk has been nominated for 'Best not-for-profit' award at prestigous @TrainingJournal awards.Fingers crossed!
Positive meeting with our clients @Advancetweets on Friday reviewing benefits of using @Care_Academy. Integrating multiple systems not easy!
Getting lots of enquiries for 'sharps' training:https://t.co/coxCuJPvM4
FitzRoy chooses Care Academy
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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.
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.
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.
Assessment MethodologyMultiple assessment methodology including computer marked Alternative Response, Matching, Multiple Response and Short Answer. The ideal combination is mapped directly to each course or qualification ensuring every learner is guaranteed to meet all of the required learning outcomes with no gaps or grey areas.
Rigorous Computer AssessmentMulti-choice- multi-answer randomised question bank improves the quality of our assessment and leads to robust results that both learners, employers and auditors can have confidence in.
Intelligent AssessmentsFollowing completion of an assessment, learners are provided with immediate detailed feedback and are required to only re-attempt any questions answered incorrectly. This approach saves a significant amount of time and effort.
Fast-Track Screening AssessmentsDiagnostic screening assessments to quickly assess the knowledge and understanding of new employees and let Care Academy automatically drive the required learning and assessment. Learners can save up to 50% of the time typically required to complete induction.
Quality ReviewedAll of our assessments are written by subject matter experts and reviewed (where applicable) by National Awarding Organisations including Skillsfirst, NCFE and City & Guilds.
Higher Demand AssessmentsSkills for Care note that some learning outcomes within the Care Certificate are not easily achieved via traditional multiple choice questions. Care Academy has a range of ‘Higher Demand’ assessments designed to capture more detailed written responses from learners which are available for review and comment. This ensures clients can evidence achievement in line with best practice guidelines.
Bespoke AssessmentsCreate bespoke online assessments that can be used to evaluate traditional classroom training or workbook based delivery. Integrate ‘digital assessment and evaluations’ to provide maximum flexibility with efficient recording and reporting.
Competency ObservationsOur Observation Toolkit is designed to support managers schedule, conduct and record ‘Competency Observations’ where required ie Care Certificate.
PIN Protected AssessmentsPIN Protected assessments allow clients the option to control time and location access to assessments, providing the ultimate compliance process and ensure you can confidently meet the requirements of any audit or inspection.
Administrator DashboardComprehensive manager dashboard providing real-time 24/7 data– track and report on many variables including enrolments, progress, assessments, sign-offs and completions. Allows you to quickly understand whether an individual, service, branch, division, region or business is compliant or at risk.
Full User ControlFull user control, add/delete users, courses, policy documents and extra resources. Quickly respond to business needs or contract opportunities, no waiting for classroom courses to become available.
Employment StatusUpdate employment status to ensure training and reporting are always accurate.
Training MatrixAutomatically link ‘business roles’ with pre-defined training plans. Ensure consistent delivery across your organisation. And let Care Academy take the strain of delivering training when required.
Customise Training DeliveryUse pre-assessments to assess knowledge and automatically configure bespoke ILP for each learner.
Auto Re-assign TrainingCare Academy can be configured to automatically re-assign training in line with organisational policies, ensuring compliance is never compromised.
Configure Training Completion DatesConfigure ‘target’ completion dates for course’s and automatically manage learner Individual Learning Plans.
Email AlertsAuto email alerts sent to learners when new training is assigned or annual refresher training needs to be completed ensuring learners are always fully compliant.
Post-Training EvaluationsOur in-built survey system enables you to receive learner feedback covering both online and classroom training. Identify and track the key KPI metrics that are important to your organisation and generate both qualitative and quantitative feedback.
User InterfaceOur learner interface has been designed to provide maximum ‘personalisation’ allowing the user to set the text, colours, audio and images. This ensures you are compliant with Disability Discrimination Act legislation (DDA).
Online HelpdeskWe offer a fully supported online Helpdesk which provides technical support during business hours. This frees up your personnel so they don’t have to deal with day to day queries and keeps learners moving forward.
Interactive User GuideAll learners have full access to our comprehensive online user guide designed to provide advice and guidance to many FAQ’s.
Communication TrackingFull communication tracking between user, support staff and assessors – quickly understand any issues and resolve without delay.
Real-Time ReportsAccess over 60 standardised real-time reports designed to help you identify and track the metrics most important to your organisation. Gain a real insight into business critical data and get the reports you need to help inform and guide strategic decision making.
Dedicated CQC reportsCompliance is at the heart of Care Academy and our dedicated CQC reports will not only improve compliance, but will also enable you to evidence a commitment to sustainability and continuous improvement which is a key line of enquiry.
Contract ControlSystem administrators can easily monitor your credit usage and allocation across the whole organisation. Auto-alert emails are automatically triggered at key milestones to ensure budgets are maximised and any unused training credits are automatically re-cycled into future contracts.
Comprehensive TrackingReport every user interaction including by date, time, IP address and browser to provide a comprehensive understanding of learner access.
Completion TimesReport on individual and average completion times to help guide organisation policy on time allocations.
Individual Compliance ReportView individual compliance reports for individual learners against key training such as Care Certificate. Easily assign further training where gaps identified.
Data CaptureCapture the data you require and monitor and report on metrics important to your organisation.
Evidence CompliancePolicy-Safe is particularly useful where evidence of regulatory or legislative compliance is required for either HR or training functions. It is designed to provide non-contentious evidence to support claims of non-compliance.
Classroom course managementManage classroom courses alongside online learning to create a fully integrated approach to scheduling, tracking and reporting training.
Classroom course training matrixConfigure Care Academy to display available classroom courses and enable managers to nominate learners for enrolment. Geolocation parameters ensure only suitable (local) venues are available options.
Embed ‘third-party’ training into training matrixCare Academy enables clients to track and record face-to-face training provided via in-house or third-party training providers ensuring a single point of reference for every individual learner.
Embed e-learning into classroom courseCare Academy automatically selects learners who have completed pre-requisite learning for enrolment onto classroom course.
Record classroom trainingClassroom course integration allows clients to schedule and record classroom based training within the learner digital ILP. This ensures all reports are centralised and available 24/7 with no requirement to archive paper based reports or complex excel spreadsheets.
Record attendance at classroom trainingUse Classroom course manager to mark attendance at important practical training sessions. Keep reports in a single digital ILP.
Record learner ‘no-shows’Care Academy can record learners who fail to attend and make them available for re-selection. This ensures high levels of compliance is maintained.
Ensure compliancePolicy-Safe is our policy management solution which ensures all key policy documents are uploaded, distributed, accepted and recorded to deliver a comprehensive compliance solution.
Link policy documents to trainingLink key policy documents directly to training and ensure they are read and accepted as part of the programme completion.
Evidence compliancePolicy-Safe is particularly useful where evidence of regulatory or legislative compliance is required for either HR or training functions. It is designed to provide non-contentious evidence to support claims of non-compliance.
FlexibleWe offer access to a wide range of licence models some of which include offer either part or fully funded licence models.
Unused licencesUnused licence credits are automatically returned to client allocation for re-use.
FundingWe are adept at accessing additional ESF and SFA funding on behalf of our clients. Over the past 2 years we have secured additional funding for our clients in excess of £250,000. Working closely as a true ‘Partner’ with our clients, many have recouped most of their investment in Care Academy. We continue to develop this ‘consultancy’ side of the business to offer real value-added benefits.
WDF funding managementOur Workforce Development Funding (WDF) forms management feature will automatically generate pre-populated WDF forms ensuring you claim the full amount of funding available. Many of our clients have secured several thousand pounds of funding revenue using this feature, which effectively covers the cost of the system - that’s pretty price competitive!
RQF qualificationsWe offer access to a range of awards, certificates and diplomas using our unique qualification delivery technology. Unit learning and assessment is fully mapped against learning outcomes and designed to reduce duplication of effort and allowing for Accredited Prior Learning (APL). The cost of accessing these qualifications is designed to be extremely competitive against traditional classroom based delivery.
Online enrolmentOnce registered, learners can start their qualification at a time convenient to them and not have to schedule meetings with assessors and then wait for classroom courses to become available. Employers can take back control of their employee learning and development strategy.
SAAS SolutionAccess to Care Academy is offered as a fully hosted solution, meaning clients can sign-up and start taking advantage of the system features and benefits without any additional IT investment.
Integration with existing HR/Training systemsIntegrate Care Academy with existing HR/Training systems to automatically streamline the recruitment, training and development of all employees.
SecurityCare Academy UK based servers include integrated hardware firewalls and anti-virus protection. All components are actively monitored and the latest security patches are applied as soon as they become available. User access is via encrypted 2018 bit industry standard SSL certificates. Users can be assured that sensitive information is encrypted and remains private.
General Data Protection RegulationCare Academy offers access to dedicated GDPR management reports designed to ensure organisations can continuously review, monitor and process personal data in line with GDPR requirements. We also offer learners access to our online Privacy Centre where they can access a range of tools covering consent and privacy settings.