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The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) has launched the Learning Zone to provide its registrants with a range of free online learning tools and information guides to support their career progression. The Learning Zone resource has been developed to support the on-going learning and development of Social Workers, Social…
The Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS) has joined with FutureLearn, the digital education platform, for the second run of its massive online open course (MOOC) which delves into the details of the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children. The course is free and…
Finding and using evidence in practice can take time, and yet, is so important to continuous learning and improvement of practice and services. The Evidence Search and Summary Service (ESSS) is a free service that has recently been launched to help people find and use evidence from research, practice and…
The University of Derby has launched a new course aimed at supporting health and social care workers into higher education while they continue to work and earn. The Diploma of Higher Education in Health and Social Care has been developed by academics at University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) to…
The web offers tools to help you find information, learn new skills and build new connections. If you want to build on continuing professional development, understanding the web (including social media) is really important. And it can save time. Iriss has recently launched a free ‘Grow your Personal Learning Networks’…
It has been revealed that child care courses are the top qualifications women are looking to do when they want to change their career. The research conducted by Oxbridge Home Learning found that the number one qualification searched for on their site is their childcare courses. The results are based…
Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) is a website and digital library dedicated to social care. Content relates to policy, practice and personal development within social services in Scotland. It was originally developed in partnership with Iriss and other sector organisations, and is built on NHS Education for Scotland 's long-established…
The Virtual College, working with the UK Sepsis Trust, has announced the development of free online training resources to help tackle the sepsis crisis. Sepsis claims 44,000 lives annually in the UK and costs the NHS an estimated £2.5 billion. It is a life threatening condition that arises when the…
A new bilingual e-learning module on assessing and meeting the care and support needs of individuals in the secure estate is now available on the Care Council for Wales' Learning Zone. It’s the third e-learning module to be added to the site since its launch in January, following on from…
A unique health module at Robert Gordon University (RGU) is now open for applications for those who wish to advance their professional knowledge and skills in the field of addiction and substance misuse. Developed by a diverse group of health and social care professionals, the postgraduate module is suitable for…
The University of Bath have announced a new free online course aiming to give people working in health and social care organisations the skills and confidence to improve the quality of healthcare provision. The six-week course is designed for anyone working in a health or social care setting, from clinicians…
A new report by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, published today, evaluates care home provider HC-One’s Care Assistant Development Programme (CADP). The programme, which has received RCN Accreditation, consists of blended face-to-face and elearning, ongoing assessment, and mentoring support from a qualified nurse. SCIE’s independent evaluation of the programme…
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