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Training and Developing High Quality Health Care Workers

The Care Academy focuses on training and developing high quality health care workers at all levels across a spectrum of intermediate, advanced and specialist practitioners. We provide bespoke programmes of suitable qualifications for individual businesses, as well as independent needs.

The College has launched the Care Academy to help fill the lack of trained care workers within the South West. This opportunity will be open to unemployed people, current carers and those hoping to train to advanced or specialist standards.

Our main aim is to work with local employers to help fill the shortage of care workers in the area and assist people in forging new careers in the care industry. We will work hard to ensure that all students receive a broad range of meaningful, relevant and hands-on opportunities to equip them with the skills required to work within this field. 

All training consists of classroom based vocational training and updates, as well as on-line courses. We also deliver ESOL courses in the workplace for those whose first language is not English.

Benefits for the trainee:

  • Fast track training
  • Support and practical experience from specialist health and social care professionals
  • Attend theory and practical training sessions to understand and meet the minimum standard for care workers
  • If unemployed it could lead to a permanent role
  • Work placements will be shadowed by experienced staff members 

Benefits for our College partners:

  • Health care workers with either minimum, advanced or specialist standards
  • Many of our Level 2 training courses are free for all your staff 
  • The partnership will give clients a fantastic PR opportunity
  • Help clients to deliver a trained professional workforce that embrace your methods and culture
  • Promoting and enabling a training hub for network members and sector professionals

NCFE On-line courses:

Preparing to Work in Adult Health and Social Care

Introducing Caring for Children and Young People

Principles of Working with People with
Learning Difficulties

Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care

Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicine

Principles of Team Leading

Understanding Nutrition and Health

Awareness of Mental Health Problems

Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

Principles of Dementia Care

Principles of End of Life Care

Principles of Prevention and Control of Infection 

Minimum Standard Courses:

Care Certificate

Basic Manual Handling

Basic Safeguarding

Basic First Aid

Paediatric First Aid

Food Hygiene