How do I prepare for a CQC inspection?

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?

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

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

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

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

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 […]

QCS to launch ‘Building a Better Workforce Together’ Survey

Resilient, resourceful and resolute are adjectives that best describe the UK’s army of care professionals. But these are challenging times for them and their sector. A telling comment from Nuffield Trust on Skills for Care’s latest report said the workforce is “close to being overwhelmed entirely by a toxic combination of pressures”. Over 410,000 care […]

A Guide to Resource Management in Adult Care

Resource management starts with knowing what you have versus knowing what you need. When it comes to successfully managing care facility resources, there are a few things to take into consideration before laying out your plans. It can seem like a very daunting task due to how it can not only impact your care working staff, […]

Reflecting on the National BAME Network Apprenticeship Awards

At the end of September, the Access Skills management team attended the prestigious National BAME Apprentice Network Apprenticeship Awards. We were very honoured to be a shortlisted nominee for Learning Provider of the Year. Our CEO Neil Crawford offers congratulations to Murphy Cole, the owner of the Access Skills client Regional Care, for winning the Apprentice Employer of the Year […]

How to deal with challenging behaviour in children

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. According to the NHS, a person’s behaviour can […]