Blended and e-Learning

HCPA have been speaking to our partners in HCC and CCG and we have agreed upon some general guidance notes to share with providers. This is a multi-agency agreement and the guidance has been agreed by HCPA, HCC Learning & Development, HCC Monitoring and CCG Monitoring.

e-Learning is part of a blend of training interventions and should always be followed up by supervision by a person who is competent in the subject area and can ask appropriate questions. It should be aligned to competencies and any supervisor should always observe practice.

Visit the Blended and e-Learning webpage to read the guidance, including information on SCILS and iLearn.

Skills for Care-Core and mandatory training

We’ve developed guidance on refreshing knowledge and skills in a variety of topic areas based on a review of legislation, guidelines, statutory guidance, standards and recommendations. This was produced in partnership with a panel of social care employers, learning providers and representative organisations and was updated in line with CQC’s revised inspection framework.

Download the core and mandatory training requirements

Launch of Standards of Education and Practice for Nurses Working in Care Homes

The first ever standards for nurses working in residential Care Homes have been published by community nursing charity, The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) and Skills for Care. The standards are enhanced by a Practice Portfolio.

The care required by those who live in Care Homes is becoming more complex and technologically sophisticated. The QNI worked with a representative group of care home providers and commissioners to address and identify specific education and practice standards. The resulting standards include a set of benchmarks that can be used to assess the skills and knowledge that a registered nurse will need to demonstrate in a care home setting.

Download the standards