Website terms of use

Use of this site is permissible under the following terms and conditions, if however you do not agree with these then please do not use the site.

All Edgeworks trade names, trademarks, logos and service marks are the property of The Edgeworks Limited. The Edgeworks Limited will allow users to view, print, copy and distribute information contained on this site provided no fee is payable and that the copyright notice © Edgeworks Limited appears on all copies.

All information including case studies, methodologies, technologies, code and multimedia files published on this site are subject to intellectual property rights of The Edgeworks Limited.

The site is provided for informational purposes only and is subject to change by The Edgeworks Limited at any time without notice.

Whilst The Edgeworks Limited provides hyperlinks to third party web sites in good faith, we do not endorse the contents or use of these web sites. Furthermore, The Edgeworks Limited accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of third party web sites.

You may not access, download, use or export published information available within the web site in violation of UK law or regulation or in violation of any applicable local laws or regulations.

Privacy policy

Personal data relates to an individual who can be identified from that data. In line with our obligations under GDPR we ensure personal data is kept up to date, stored and destroyed securely, by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data, by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate security measures are in place to protect personal data.

Our Contact Information (Data Controller)

Edgeworks Limited Jactin House, 24 Hood Street, Manchester M46WX

Telephone: 0330 995 0840

You can contact our DPO directly via our privacy centre.

You have the right to lodge a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s supervisory authority of data protection issues. Their contact details are below however if you have any concerns please raise them with us in the first instance and we will do our best to resolve these.

Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

www.ico.org.uk

Purpose of processing data

We process personal data to enable us to carry out work in order to fulfil customer contracts; promote and advertise our products and services; security, safety and prevention of crime; maintain our company records and to support and manage our employees.

We may use your personal data for other similar purposes, including marketing and communications, but that will only occur in the case we have your consent or another legal justification for doing so.

How do we collect personal data?

Data will be collected from you by different methods including the examples below:

  • Telephone activity.
  • Letters and emails.
  • Computer records.
  • Web enquiries and registrations.
  • Course Registrations.

What personal data do we collect?

The personal data we collect depends on whether you just visit our website or use our services. If you visit our website, you do not need to provide us with any personal data. However, your browser transmits some data automatically, such as the date and time of retrieval of one of our web pages, your browser type and settings, your operating system, the last web page you visited, the data transmitted and the access status, and your IP address.

If you use our services, personal data is required to fulfil the requirements of a contractual or service relationship, which may exist between you and our organisation.

We collect data including:

  • Name and company details.
  • Contact information – address/email address/phone number.
  • Details of products and services contracted.
  • Learner information – name/address/training and qualifications.
  • Profile data including login details.
  • Customer feedback and survey data.

How do we look after personal data?

We limit the amount of personal data collected only to what is fit for the purpose, as described above. We restrict, secure and control all of our information assets against unauthorised access, damage, loss or destruction; whether physical or electronic. We retain personal data only for as long as is necessary for each purpose, to respond to your requests, or longer if required by law. If we retain your personal data for historical or statistical purposes, we ensure that the personal data cannot be used further. While in our possession, together with your assistance, we try to maintain the accuracy of your personal data.

Purpose for which information will be processed

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use data in the following circumstances:

  • Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
  • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending direct marketing communications to you via email. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us via our privacy centre. We do not share data for marketing purposes with third parties.

Who will information be shared with?

It may be necessary to share information with parties including those detailed below. In each case only necessary information is shared.

  • Subcontractors/suppliers/service providers who support us in delivering our services to you.
  • Professional advisors including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide consultancy, legal, insurance and accounting services
  • Relevant government departments as required, i.e. HMRC

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes

How long do we hold information?

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, training, funding or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

Legal rights relating to information held

Under certain circumstances you have rights in relation to your personal data. You have the right to request access to any of your personal data that the company hold and if any of that information is incorrect or out of date you have the right to have that data corrected.

You also have the right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary to retain such data. Where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, you have the right to request a restriction is placed on further processing. You also have the right to object to the processing of personal data, dependent on the purpose that the company holds the information.

Where it may have been necessary to get your consent to use your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent. If you withdraw your consent, we will cease using your personal data without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before your withdrawal. Where you have previously given your consent to process your personal data, you also have the right to request that we port or transfer your personal data to a different service provider or to yourself, if you so wish.

Requests should be made to the data controller via our privacy centre.

Data security

We are committed to being transparent and taking all reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure we handle data appropriately, keep it secure and to protect it from misuse, loss, or unauthorised access. We do this by having in place a range of appropriate technical and organisational security measures including daily backups, which are securely stored off site.

In addition, we limit access to personal data to those parties who have a business need requiring their access. They will only process your personal data in line with our policies and are subject to a duty of confidentiality. Any suspected breaches will be notified to those affected and the regulator where we are legally required to do so.

As Edgeworks develops and operates on a global basis, it may also be necessary to transfer your data to suppliers/service providers where we rely on development, storage, system and administrative support from outside the European Economic Area therefore the processing of your data may involve a transfer of data to countries outside of the United Kingdom.

We take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal data is processed securely. We will only transfer personal information outside the EEA where it is compliant with applicable data protection legislation and the means of transfer provides adequate safeguards in relation to your personal information.

Care Academy terms and conditions

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Care Academy: Acceptable Use Policy

Care Academy: Service Level Agreement

Care Academy: Help Desk Support Service Level Agreement

Care-Academy key features - Content


Quality

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.

 

Updates

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.

Assessments

Assessment Methodology
Multiple 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 Assessment
Multi-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 Assessments
Following 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 Assessments
Diagnostic 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 Reviewed
All 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 Assessments
Skills 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 Assessments
Create 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 Observations
Our Observation Toolkit is designed to support managers schedule, conduct and record ‘Competency Observations’ where required ie Care Certificate.

PIN Protected Assessments
PIN 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.

System Administration

Administrator Dashboard
Comprehensive 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 Control
Full 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 Status
Update employment status to ensure training and reporting are always accurate.

Training Matrix
Automatically 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 Delivery
Use pre-assessments to assess knowledge and automatically configure bespoke ILP for each learner.

Auto Re-assign Training
Care Academy can be configured to automatically re-assign training in line with organisational policies, ensuring compliance is never compromised.

Configure Training Completion Dates
Configure ‘target’ completion dates for course’s and automatically manage learner Individual Learning Plans.

Email Alerts
Auto 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 Evaluations
Our 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 Support

User Interface
Our 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 Helpdesk
We 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 Guide
All learners have full access to our comprehensive online user guide designed to provide advice and guidance to many FAQ’s.

Communication Tracking
Full communication tracking between user, support staff and assessors – quickly understand any issues and resolve without delay.

Tracking and Reporting

Real-Time Reports
Access 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 reports
Compliance 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 Control
System 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 Tracking
Report every user interaction including by date, time, IP address and browser to provide a comprehensive understanding of learner access.

Completion Times
Report on individual and average completion times to help guide organisation policy on time allocations.

Individual Compliance Report
View individual compliance reports for individual learners against key training such as Care Certificate. Easily assign further training where gaps identified.

Data Capture
Capture the data you require and monitor and report on metrics important to your organisation.

Evidence Compliance
Policy-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 Integration

Classroom course management
Manage classroom courses alongside online learning to create a fully integrated approach to scheduling, tracking and reporting training.

Classroom course training matrix
Configure 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 matrix
Care 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 course
Care Academy automatically selects learners who have completed pre-requisite learning for enrolment onto classroom course.

Record classroom training
Classroom 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 training
Use 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.

Policy Management

Ensure compliance
Policy-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 training
Link key policy documents directly to training and ensure they are read and accepted as part of the programme completion.

Evidence compliance
Policy-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.

Licence Models

Flexible
We offer access to a wide range of licence models some of which include offer either part or fully funded licence models.

Unused licences
Unused licence credits are automatically returned to client allocation for re-use.

Access to Funding

Funding
We 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 management
Our 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!

Qualifications

RQF qualifications
We 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 enrolment
Once 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.

Fully Supported IT

SAAS Solution
Access 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 systems
Integrate Care Academy with existing HR/Training systems to automatically streamline the recruitment, training and development of all employees.

Security
Care 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 Regulation
Care 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.

Care-Academy key features - Content


Quality

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.

 

Updates

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.