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Why 2018 is shaping up to be a great year

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON DEC 08, 2017 BY THE EDITOR

As 2017 draws to a close, I wanted to reflect on the year’s highlights and share with you some of the opportunities we have identified for the next 12 months....

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The same old actions deliver the same old results

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON SEP 15, 2017 BY THE EDITOR

Acknowledge the issues and change will happen We meet many HR, L&D and training managers who struggle to improve their training delivery because of legacy paper-based administration, old HR systems...

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EdgeWorks™ successful in application to join Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) main provider list for delivery of Apprenticeships

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON MAY 17, 2017 BY THE EDITOR

Following our recent acceptance onto the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) list of approved providers, EdgeWorks™ is pleased to announce that we have now also achieved ‘Main Provider’ status....

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Are you still “guesstimating” your employee compliance?

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON MAY 16, 2017 BY THE EDITOR

People are the most important asset of any care provider and are at the heart of any successful organisation. Yet we still see many providers struggling to track and make sense...

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Care Apprenticeship End Point Assessments (EPA)

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON MAR 22, 2017 BY THE EDITOR

Key to the successful achievement of an Apprenticeship standard will be the End Point Assessment (EPA) which will typically be conducted by an independent Awarding Organisation or similar. EPA for...

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Awarding Organisations (AO’s) view on the Care Certificate

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON MAR 19, 2017 BY THE EDITOR

Awarding Organisations (AO’s) have confirmed that they will not Quality Assure any non- accredited training as part of their End Point Assessment (EPA) plans, thereby firmly placing the responsibility for...

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EdgeWorks™ approved to deliver apprenticeships

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON MAR 13, 2017 BY THE EDITOR

EdgeWorks™ has been accepted onto the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) Registration of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP). We are now eligible to receive funding via the proposed Digital Apprenticeship accounts for...

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New “controversial” contracts issued to employers

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON FEB 19, 2017 BY THE EDITOR

The Skills Funding Agency has announced that employers will have to sign controversial new contracts as part of the new Apprenticeship standards. An important change will be the strict liability...

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The number 1 question clients ask

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON OCT 11, 2016 BY THE EDITOR

Working with a learning technology company can be a daunting prospect for many clients and so we have outlined the top 5 questions we are commonly asked. Hopefully, by reading...

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A third of care providers could be putting vulnerable people at risk due to lack of skills and poor training

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON OCT 07, 2016 BY THE EDITOR

According to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) 2014/2015 Annual Report, around a third of care providers were classified as ‘needing improvement’ and seven percent deemed ‘inadequate’. The most common problems...

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FitzRoy chooses Care Academy

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON APR 10, 2016 BY THE EDITOR

FitzRoy, the national charity supporting people with learning disabilities and autism has chosen EdgeWorks™ to help them deliver induction, refresher and CPD training to their workforce. With over 1,200 employees,...

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How to have your cake, and eat it too!

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON NOV 16, 2015 BY THE EDITOR

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine a perfect world where: Your highly motivated staff are trained and qualified to a very high standard. You’ve effortlessly breezed through all...

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

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON JUL 23, 2015 BY THE EDITOR

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 observation toolkit now available

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON MAY 12, 2015 BY THE EDITOR

Care Academy online Observation Toolkit has been developed to enable care providers to schedule, record and report on all of the key ‘competency observations’ required to successfully deliver the new...

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Care Certificate update

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON FEB 24, 2015 BY THE EDITOR

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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FELTAG: Are you ready to meet the challenge?

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON NOV 14, 2014 BY THE EDITOR

As a leading provider of online learning technologies to Health, Social Care and Housing sectors, EdgeWorks™ is ideally placed to assist colleges, prime contractors and forward thinking private training organisations...

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Online technology central to unlocking future SFA funding

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON JUL 01, 2014 BY THE EDITOR

Speaking recently at the Institute for Directors, Skills Minister Matthew Hancock made a couple of announcements which were frankly quite astounding. Firstly he announced that from next September ‘all courses will need...

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Care Academy upgrades to meet requirement of Care Certificate

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON JUL 01, 2014 BY THE EDITOR

With the proposed launch of the Care Certificate in March 2015, EdgeWorks™ Care Academy is under-going a significant programme of upgrades and re-development to ensure we are ready to meet...

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Are you ready for the Care Certificate?

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON JUN 23, 2014 BY THE EDITOR

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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Online Learning Disability Qualification (QCF) Launched

POSTED IN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON MAR 20, 2014 BY THE EDITOR

EdgeWorks™ Care Academy is set to launch our latest learning disability qualification ‘Level 2 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities‘- another online qualification exclusively available via Care Academy. The...

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