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Learning Pool are now a Skills for Care endorsed e-learning provider

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Learning Pool have been recognised and formally endorsed by Skills for Care, the national body in England, which monitors workforce development in adult social care.

Learning Pool have been providing social care e-learning for some years, but are now pleased to announce that they have been recognised and formally endorsed by “Skills for Care”.

Skills for Care is the national body in England which monitors workforce development in adult social care. Skills for Care have developed an education credit system called the Qualification and Credit Frameworks (QCF) to create a more consistently skilled workforce.       

The framework embeds the Common Inspection FrameworkNational Occupational Standards for Learning and Development and the Leadership Qualities Framework.  

The endorsement from Skills for Care now means that Learning Pool’s Care Certificate courses are accredited for use as a knowledge component in a fully supported Care Certificate programme. The programme must also include practice assessments by an appropriate person to certify achievement and competence on the job.

It also provides evidence that the training offered makes a significant difference to the learner and to the quality of care provided to the individuals they are supporting.

By achieving Skills for Care national endorsement Learning Pool has demonstrated that their:

  • learning programmes provide high quality, specialist and bespoke e-learning
  • programmes respond to individual learner needs
  • services meet the needs of learners with relevant assessments in place
  • learning designers make effective use of appropriate teaching and learning aids and resources
  • business and programmes are effectively managed
  • systems effectively monitor standards and allow for continuous improvement

Learning Pool CEO Paul McElvaney has said, “We are extremely proud of gaining another national endorsement, and to be recognised for the training we provide to learners in the care industry.”

Subject matter experts

A key area which demonstrates this unique approach as a leading e-learning provider is the extensive knowledge from Learning Pool’s Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), who are experts in the field of social care and help to develop the course content.

They organise, present at, and attend sector conferences and events, present webinars, and contribute to Learning Pool events, networking with clients working in the field to learn about client priorities, issues and requirements.

The SMEs work as consultants and undertake research, for example, with local authorities to improve services for young adults with disabilities. 

It’s important to us that they are at the forefront of information in the health and social care sector. They subscribe to the relevant organisation information for updates such as Skills for Care, SCIE, Community Care and the Care Quality Commission, and this means that the training and development we provide is as current as possible.

social care training for your staff

Learning Pool have recently added a variety of new modules to their social care catalogue, including one for the STOMP campaign that’s being supported currently by the NHS and Social Care.

New adult social care modules include:

  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • Learning Disabilities Framework
  • Life Story Work
  • Coercive Control

and coming soon...

  • Needlestick and sharps injuries

New children’s social care modules include:

  • Court Skills for Children’s Social Workers
  • Social Media and Safeguarding
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • Public Law Outline 2014 Life Story Work for Children

and coming soon...

  • Coercive Control

Find our more about Learning Pool's adult and children's social care training