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A Prince’s Trust initiative called ‘Get into Health & Social Care’ has proved a hit with young people across Northern Ireland this month. The programme is aimed at young people aged 16 to 25 who are unemployed but want to work in the care sector. On 6 March, the charity…
All new healthcare assistants and social care support workers in England will need to get a Care Certificate in their first 12 weeks of employment. The Care Certificate assesses the fundamental skills, knowledge and behaviours that are required to provide safe, effective and compassionate care. It will be awarded to…
Skills Development Scotland is working with employers, schools and training providers to roll out apprenticeship programmes to senior phase pupils in schools across Scotland. Foundation apprenticeships are being introduced to allow pupils to follow a vocational learning stream in S4, S5 and S6. Working closely with employers this work based…
Skills Minister Nick Boles has announced that the new apprenticeship standards for healthcare support workers and assistant practitioners have been approved. Skills for Health, commissioned by Health Education England, facilitated two employer-led steering groups to develop new apprenticeship standards as part of phase 3 of Apprenticeship Trailblazers. A public consultation…
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