National Skills Academy for Health

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20 / 5 / 2015 Midnight

The National Skills Academy for Health (NSAH) provides a range of products and services to help NHS employers implement effective support workforce development programmes. They all aim to help you ensure that your staff deliver an excellent and consistent standard of healthcare.

As part of its offer, the Academy has made a range of resources available to support employers to implement the Care Certificate. Here is a brief summary of some of them:

  • The Skills for Health Quality Mark - this quality mark, administered by the Academy, is awarded to organisations who meet robust standards for the quality of training and skills development.  Following the launch of the Care Certificate, provision is a mandatory element of the quality mark assessment.
  • Assessor development and resources - interactive sessions for assessors and mentors will be offered to provide Care Certificate assessors with practical tools to undertake their role.
  • The Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA) - the ATA recruits, employs and manages apprentices on an employer’s behalf, enabling them to enjoy the benefits that apprenticeships bring without the administrative overhead. The agency works with and recommends training providers who hold the quality mark, which (as explained above) will evaluate the quality of Care Certificate provision.
  • The Knowledge Exchange - an online resource containing comprehensive information about the Care Certificate for all registered employer partners. Find out how to sign up here.
  • e-Learning - a range of learning resources appropriate to health and social care settings, to keep staff compliant with mandatory training requirements and help them achieve the Care Certificate.
  • Webinars - providing you with the opportunity to receive updates, discuss challenges, and explore available support on topical issues. The Care Certificate features prominently on the NSAH's webinar programme this year.
  • Leadership and management programmes - led by health and social care management and leadership experts, these programmes provide participants with practical tools to enable them to make positive, lasting changes in their day-to-day work.
  • Excellence centres - the Academy has a list of approved delivery partners, who can help you to develop and deliver training to meet Care Certificate requirements.

Find out more about the Academy and how you can work with it, and access its tools by visiting the National Skills Academy for Health’s website

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