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COVID-19: A Statement From Our CEO

Government advice concerning the coronavirus pandemic contains important guidance for us all. It is especially relevant to all of us operating in and around the care sector as we have a duty of care to ensure we protect both vulnerable service users and those staff supporting them. Firstly, I can confirm that Access Skills is […]

Coronavirus Update

The Access Skills advisory team will be available throughout this period to continue to respond to all enquiries and enrol individuals wishing to start on a programme with us. Our innovative delivery model allows us to support our learners on programme, with electronic and distance support from our curriculum tutor and assessment team available as […]

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Skills For Care CPD Modules: An Overview

Skills For Care has recently launched three CPD (continuing professional development) modules, aimed at managers working in adult social care services. They are designed to improve the knowledge and skills of managers and future leaders in care services. Successful completion of the three new modules will equip managers with the knowledge and skills needed to […]

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The New Level 5 Apprenticeship Standard

There is a change in the way apprenticeships are being funded and delivered. The previous Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Frameworks Levels 2 and 3 have already been replaced by the new apprenticeship standards. Next to change over is the Level 5 Leadership and Management Apprenticeship Framework. From 31st December 2019, the Framework will no […]

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How Employers can use Advanced Learner Loans To Develop Their Staff

Advanced Learner Loans can be an important option for employers to assist in the development of their staff. At Access Skills, we’ve noticed that a lot of employers in the care sector haven’t considered these loans as a legitimate means of aiding staff development. We believe that Advanced Learner Loans offer a unique opportunity for […]

How QCS Resource Can Help Your Training

When you enrol onto a program with Access Skills, you get free access to the Quality Compliance Systems (QCS) management system for the duration of your course. In this article, we’re going to explain why access to the QCS management system is so beneficial to you as a learner and why it sets us apart […]

Benefits of ILM qualifications

An ILM qualification is one of the best ways of improving your leadership and management skills. That’s why they are becoming more popular in the care industry, where effective management is essential. As a provider of ILM courses, we get to see, first-hand, the amazing benefits of getting qualified. In this article, we’ve summarised a few of […]

Everything You Need To Know About The Care Certificate

What Is the Care Certificate? The Care Certificate is a set of standards that health and social care workers adhere to when they are working. It was designed as a way of ensuring that the UK’s non-regulated workforce of caregivers all has the same skills and knowledge to provide high-quality care. The standards (which we’ll […]

How Workforce Development Funding Can Help Your Business

How Workforce Development Funding Can Help Your Business

The Workforce Development Fund is a scheme that can help towards the cost of training your employees. You have until 31st May 2019 to make a claim under the current Workforce Development Fund, however there is a new fund for 2019/2020, which will open for applications soon.   In this article, we’ll explain how the […]

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