Training and Qualifications
If you are new to health and social care your employer will support you through an induction programme which will lead to a Care Certificate and probably a level 2 qualification.
If you are more experienced or work in a specialist/senior role, you may want to do a level 3 qualification.
If you already have a level 3 qualification there are still lots of opportunities to undertake specialist training or management options.
For those wanting to develop management skills there are three pathways available on the level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care or degree programme.
To help you understand what qualification would be right for you or your work setting, visit Skills for Care.
For all degree programmes, visit UCAS.
Gloucestershire County Council has a range of Multi-Agency training strategies which include courses that are full funded. The Multi-Agency pathways include; Autism, Dementia, Safeguarding and MCA. To find out more about training in Gloucestershire please visit Multi-Agency Training Information for Organisations in Gloucestershire.
Workforce Development Fund
Are you an adult social care employer? Did you know you could claim money to develop your employees?
Every year The department of Health gives Skills for Care funding to distribute through the Workforce Development Fund.
A contribution to the costs of a wide range of health and social care qualifications, units, Apprenticeships and learning programmes can be claimed back through this fund to help your organisation to support employers to learn, grow and develop. Find out more about the Workforce Development Fund.
In Gloucestershire providers can claim for this funding directly from Skills for Care find out more about claiming direct.
In order to access the Workforce Development fund your organisation will need to have met the requirements for completing the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC).
If you would like to find out more about the Workforce Development Fund or help in accessing it please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org / 01452 324310