How to deal with challenging behaviour in adults

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Access Skills provides comprehensive support to individuals undertaking any of their care sector training programmes. Our team often find sharing experiences and care tips that they have picked up from speaking to our learners to be a positive part of their jobs, and something Access Skills encourages. What is Challenging Behaviour? Challenging behaviour is described […]

How to prepare for observations and professional discussions

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One of the main features of our diplomas is the level of support we offer, including different assessment types throughout the programme. These different assessment types aim to help all learners suiting their specific skills. Whilst we still assign written assessments and observations, we do also conduct professional discussions, e-learning webinars and action learning workshops. […]

How to manage your work/life balance

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We understand better than anyone that juggling an education, work and life can be tricky. As our health and social care diplomas are competency based, you will need to find a way to balance work and education commitments – and we are here to help! Whilst there are many strategies and guides to how to […]

Celebrating Learner Success with Access Skills

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We love to celebrate when our learners achieve their career goals within the health and social care sector– read our latest success stories! Caroline Addams Caroline Addams, a learner who recently completed her Level 5 diploma told us about her new role as Head of Service. She said: “I come from a pharmaceutical background and […]

How do I prepare for a CQC inspection?

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Who are the Care Quality Commission (CQC)? They are the independent regulator of Health and Social Care in England. They ensure that care services are safe, effective, caring, effective, responsive and well-led. They carry out inspections to ensure standards are being met and support care providers with continuous development and improvements to services. They also […]

Plagiarism – what is it and how do we avoid it?

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The practice of plagiarism can result in consequences and implications which can risk your qualification, as well as your reputation in relation to honesty and integrity. Plagiarism is taken very seriously in the education sector and it is important that you learn how to avoid it by correct paraphrasing, quotations, citations and referencing. To find […]

The Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set to launch new product in late November

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What does the ASC-WDS do? At Access Skills, we encourage our employer clients to sign up with the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) to help care providers run their business and manage their staff training needs. It can also provide access to the Workforce Development Fund, a valuable source of funding for staff training. […]

Crucial skills for individuals aspiring to be care home managers

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As a manager, you will manage a team of care workers and/or a care service to ensure that your team provides high quality care and support. Although there are lots of different management levels in health and social care, such as service managers, department heads, and chief executives, it is crucial that you have a […]

Access Skills Ltd Reaccredited to the Matrix Standard

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Access Skills Ltd, a leading training provider has been accredited to the matrix Standard, demonstrating the high-quality information, advice and guidance we provide to health and social care workers. Access Skills Ltd are a sector-leading health & social care training provider delivering leadership and management qualifications and training, induction training and practitioner qualifications. We support […]

How to use Calendly – our online booking system

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What is Calendly? Calendly is our online system for you to book your appointments for observations, professional discussion and tutorials. The system allows you to choose a date and time that is suitable for you. This is easily accessible and means you can book appointments with your tutor at a time that is convenient for […]