Nottingham, UK, 2017 - Learning Pool have been recognised and formally endorsed by Skills for Care, the national body in England that monitors workforce development in adult social care. Learning Pool have been providing social care eLearning for some years, but are now pleased to announce that they have been recognised and formally endorsed by "Skills for Care".
Skills for Care is the national body in England that monitors workforce development in adult social care. Skills for Care have developed an education credit system called the Qualification and Credit Frameworks (QCF) to create a more consistently skilled workforce.
The framework embeds the Common Inspection Framework, National Occupational Standards for Learning and Development, and the Leadership Qualities Framework.
The endorsement from Skills for Care now means that Learning Pool's Care Certificate courses are accredited for use as a knowledge component in a fully supported Care Certificate programme. The programme must also include practice assessments by an appropriate person to certify achievement and competence on the job.
It also provides evidence that the training offered makes a significant difference to the learner and to the quality of care provided to the individuals they are supporting.
By achieving Skills for Care national endorsement Learning Pool has demonstrated that their
- learning programmes provide high quality, specialist, and bespoke eLearning programmes
- respond to individual learner needs
- services meet the needs of learners with relevant assessments in place
- learning designers make effective use of appropriate teaching and learning aids and resources
- business and programmes are effectively managed
- systems effectively monitor standards and allow for continuous improvement
Learning Pool’s CEO, Paul McElvaney, said, "We are extremely proud of gaining another national endorsement and being recognised for the training we provide to learners in the care industry."
A key area that demonstrates this unique approach as a leading eLearning provider is the extensive knowledge from Learning Pool's Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), who are experts in the field of social care and help to develop the course content.
They organise, present at, and attend sector conferences and events, present webinars, and contribute to Learning Pool events, networking with clients working in the field to learn about client priorities, issues, and requirements.
The SMEs work as consultants and undertake research, for example, with local authorities to improve services for young adults with disabilities.
It's important to us that they are at the forefront of information in the health and social-care sector and that they subscribe to the relevant organisation information for updates such as Skills for Care, SCIE, Community Care, and the Care Quality Commission. This means that the training and development we provide is as current as possible.