Skills for Care Government Funded Rapid Induction Training

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As a Skills for Care endorsed Centre of Excellence, we have been informed that we have again been selected to deliver their FULLY FUNDED rapid induction training to care sector providers. The opportunity for care employers to book their staff onto this Care Certificate “mandatory” training will begin immediately. The training is designed to provide […]

Employer Payment Incentives – Ending Soon

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Don’t miss out. Employer incentive payments of £3,000 for apprenticeship programmes ends 30th September 2021. You may know that employers can receive a £3,000 grant for new staff with a start date from 1st April 2021 to 30th September 21 undertaking an apprenticeship funded programme. This is in addition to other grants available. So, if […]

Access Skills – Centre of Excellence

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Access Skills have been endorsed as a Centre of Excellence by Skills For Care. The Centre of Excellence status is awarded to a small number of training providers in the care sector, and for Access Skills reflects the progress made over the years as an Endorsed Provider. This is a highly valued quality mark recognition […]

Level 5 Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Standard: 2020 Update

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The Covid-19 lockdown has given everyone time to think – and one of the things always worth thinking about is how you can better yourself and enhance your career. As the world gradually starts returning to a degree of normality, now more than ever is a good time to consider what you want from the […]

Access Skills Shortlisted for The BAME Apprenticeship Awards 2021

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The BAME Apprenticeship Awards 2021 Employer and Learning Provider Finalists have been released and Access Skills has been shortlisted for the Learning Provider Award 2021. The awards continue to grow year on year, with over 175 employers entering breaking last years record. Employers range from household names, blue chips companies to small, medium and micro-enterprises […]

Access Skills New Website Launch

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We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Access Skills website. It’s designed to improve the experience of our existing learners, prospective learners and employers accessing the site. When accessing the site you should now find it faster and easier to navigate, and more user-friendly. As a leader in health and social care […]

Government Cash Incentives for employers supporting the training of new managers

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The recent Chancellor’s Budget announcement did contain some good news for employers who recruit new senior staff and wish to support them to undertake diploma qualifications, such as the “Registered Manager” level 5. Care employers supporting staff to obtain this qualification as part of a higher-level apprenticeship, are eligible to receive directly a government cash […]

How Access Skills learners are studying through COVID

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This year has been very different from any other, and learners have had to quickly adapt during this unprecedented time of COVID-19.  As the lockdown periods continue to be extended Access Skills has decided to survey some of our learners to find out their experience of studying in these challenging times. We thought you might […]

What Does It Take To Become A Successful Care Manager?

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What Makes a Good Care Home Manager? Leading and managing a care home is both demanding and rewarding. The role includes everything from the day-to-day running of a home to implementing strategies, systems and procedures that benefit service users and allow staff to provide the best care possible.  It takes a special kind of person […]

Thinking of Care Management as a Career?

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Being a care home manager is one of the most worthwhile and rewarding jobs you can do. Working in the care sector offers the opportunity to really make a positive difference to people’s lives, and few positions can influence and impact on people in the way that a care home manager can. Over the next […]