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How often should mandatory care training be refreshed?

Tuesday 30th Jan 2024 - 15:35

How often should mandatory care training be refreshed?
This is a question that we are often asked by Care Providers that want to ensure they are meeting the expectations of CQC.

It is an answer that is not necessarily the same same for everyone but with helpful guidance provided by Skills for Care we are able to answer.

Refresh periods are typically recommended to be no longer than 1 year or 3 years depending on the subject. However it is important to note that... Read More

Fully Funded Training with Skills for Care

Friday 15th Sep 2023 - 15:27

Funded by Skills for Care
Total Training is super excited to be chosen by Skills for Care to deliver fully funded care training across England.

The Health and Social Care sector is made up of a highly skilled workforce so access to high quality training is essential to maintain this for both new and established staff. Skills for Care are funding programmes that provide information on skills, knowledge, values, and provide a firm grounding for volunteers and new recruits. The current workforce... Read More

The Importance of Person-Centred Care in Training

Wednesday 8th Mar 2023 - 12:27

Person Centred Training

Within every one of our modules, you’ll find the importance of delivering care with dignity. This is one of the primary aspects of person-centred care, supporting patients and service users alike to make effective and informed decisions about their own health care wherever possible. This involves tailoring the care to suit that unique individual and their personal needs, often coordinating across the board with other health care professionals. 

Effective person-centred care means recognising and caring for each person as a unique individual, investing... Read More

Why Online Training Is Here to Stay

Tuesday 7th Feb 2023 - 15:09

Online training is here to stay
Why Online Training is Here to Stay

The Covid-19 pandemic has been responsible for a vast array of changes across all operational aspects. And no one knows this quite like the health and social care industry!

Amongst so many others, it has been responsible for budget cuts, staffing changes, and a wealth of new health and safety measures. Many business functions have been forced to alter and adapt to accommodate these changes, with several services moving to online... Read More

What training is mandatory for care workers?

Tuesday 30th May 2023 - 14:17

What Training is mandatory?
We are often asked by Care Homes and Care Agencies, 'what training is mandatory for my care staff?'

Ensuring your staff have all the training they need to provide quality safe care is essential to achieve your best possible rating from CQC. However there often seems to be confusion around what subjects are mandatory and how often they should be updated.

Fortunately there is guidance out there to help you follow best practice. Skills for Care have developed... Read More