View navigation


This page shows just some of the many training schemes and development opportunities available for social care providers in our area. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like adding to this section please get in touch. 

  • For more information on our React to Red Pressure Ulcer Prevention Training programme, please follow this link
  • For more information on our Recognising and Responding to Deteriorating Residents Training, please follow this link.
  • For more information on the React to Falls Prevention Training Programme, please follow this link.
  • For more information on Infection Prevention Control Training including resources, please follow this link

COVID-19 Related Training

Information will be shared through this page and the Partners in Care Bulletin relating to COVID-19 related training opportunities. Skills for Care also have a comprehensive section on fully-funded training on their website, related to Rapid Induction, Care certificate and other skills based training related to the social care sector. This being updated and refreshed on a daily basis and can be accessed through this link.

COVID-19 E-learning Programme

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare have created a free eLearning programme available to all staff across health and social care. The programme includes key materials to help the health and care workforce respond to Coronavirus including essential guidance from the NHS, Government and WHO on infection prevention and control, personal protection equipment and more.

Upcoming training sessions and events


Date, Venue and Time


Booking Details

Webinar for BAME Leaders and Managers- Discrimination and Workers Rights

Tuesday 23 February 2021, 10:00 - 11:30


The focus of this webinar is to share and understand the challenges of discrimination. An expert panel will explore how people are discriminated against, types of discrimination and what individuals can do to address this.



To book your place please follow this link


Peer Coaching: Brave conversations around race and equality


Monday 1 March 2021, 10:30 – 12:15


This event will be an open discussion for the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community. It will cover the themes and topics that came out of our recent webinars including the recommendations of the COVID-19 Task Force and BAME Communities Advisory Group. It’s an open forum to give you the space to share some of your thoughts and ideas and a chance to join your peers to discuss what really matters to you and what you would like to see happen.

  • Are you supported enough and is your organisation doing enough?
  • What are you doing as an individual?
  • Is there a fair process of complaint and do you understand your legal rights?

To book your place please follow this link


Care Certificate Network Introductory Webinar

Wednesday 10 March 2021, 10:00 - 11:30


The Care Certificate network is a national forum available for all health and social care colleagues. The Care Certificate teams based in Skills for Care and Health Education England (HEE) are keen to hear the voice of the adult social care sector and are inviting you to join the network. On 10 March, HEE will be hosting an introductory webinar to the Care Certificate network, for anyone who’s involved in the delivery or assessment of the Care Certificate in adult social care. It’ll provide:

  • an overview of the network and its purpose
  • an update on the Care Certificate
  • information on how you can become involved
  • an opportunity to explore ways for social care and health to work collaboratively to influence future developments

To book your place please email


New masterclass: Caring for your teams - compassionate leadership

 Wednesday 31 March 2021, 10:30 - 11:30


Join this exciting and practical masterclass led by team based working specialists Affina OD. Professor Michael West CBE, a world-renowned speaker and national lead on teams and compassionate leadership will explore:

  • how do we create cultures where staff can deliver compassionate care and cultures of compassion?
  • how can we care for the health and wellbeing of our teams to ensure their effectiveness and their wellbeing?

To book your place please follow this link

York Carers Centre Carers Awareness Training

All sessions run from 10.30-12.30 and take place through Zoom

Mon 26 April

Tues 25 May

Weds 30 June

Mon 26 July

Tues 24 Aug

Weds 29 Sept

This offers an introduction to York Carers Centre and how they can identify and support unpaid carers:

It is an opportunity for professionals to learn more about York Carers Centre and the support available for unpaid carers across the city.

  1. Increase understanding of carers, their role and its effect on their lives.
  2. Opportunity to explore how we as professionals working in the health and social care field can help to: identify carers early; recognise them as ‘partners’ in care; help carers to maintain their own health and wellbeing.

The session will include a presentation, have brief introductions, share information around current carer issues (such as Covid-19/isolation), engage in discussions, include a quiz and share links to carer films on YouTube.  One of their Volunteer Carer Champions plans to share her experiences also.


To book please contact

Training provider Information
Project ECHO Palliative Care Network

The Project ECHO Team based at St Leonards Hospice are welcoming all staff working in care services across the Vale of York to attend their new palliative care network. These sessions will be delivered by specialist palliative care staff from across the sector, and will be an opportunity for learning, shared experience and to enhance palliative care skills. For more information, please view the flyer for the network.

Barclays Digital Eagles

Free training and support for care providers with tablet devices to help get the most out of them to connect residents with families and staff with clinicians.

5 different sessions are available with training taking place every weekday- Getting Started, Entertainment, Digital Safety, Connectivity, Rapid Run Through.

The training takes place through Microsoft Teams. To book your place contact with the below information

  • Names and roles of the people who wish to take the training
  • Training sessions they wish to attend
  • Whether attendees consider themselves to be a beginner, intermediate or advanced tablet user
  • Organisation name and postcode
  • ODS Code (If not known can be found through this link
Skills for Care

An independent charity working in the social care sector, who provide guidance and courses to help recruit, develop and lead high quality staff.

Dietetics Training (Vale of York Care Homes Only)- York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The dietetics team from York Hospital are now able to offer nutrition training to interested staff from Vale of York care homes. The training is anticipated to take 30 minutes-1 hour and will help those taking part a greater knowledge of nutrition to help embed in their service. To express an interest in this training please email Nutrition&Dietetics@YORK.NHS.UK

University of Hull- 'Coping with Behaviours that Challenge in Dementia' e-Learning 

University of Hull have created an online course that has been updated in 2019 to align it with changes in treatment and pathways for people with dementia. Module 3 in particular has been found useful by the using it, as it assists staff to make rational decisions on unmet health and psychosocial needs in people with dementia who challenge caregivers. It also helps signpost professionals to what care homes and family carers may need to deliver these ‘biopsychosocial’ support plans. To access this training you will need to create an account.

Reduce length of stay e-learning resource

A new e-learning tool called ActNow has been developed for health and care staff to help them prevent delayed transfers of care. The tool can be used by nurses, allied health professionals and care staff to ensure patients have the best outcomes possible following care received in hospital. It includes resources to help staff take prompt practical actions and use every opportunity to ensure patients are cared for in the best place.

If you would like any further information about Act Now Home First support, please contact

City of York Council

City of York Council’s Workforce Development Unit offer a large number of training sessions relevant to health and social care staff. Some of this training is available to providers free of charge and others will come with a small cost.

To book on to these courses you will need to register for a MyLo account. For any queries please contact:

Humber, Coast and Vale Excellence Centre

A collaborative organisation within Humber, Coast and Vale Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP). The Excellence Centre is comprised of representatives from primary and secondary care, CCG’s, Skills for Care and higher education and works to improve staff development and retention within health and social care. 

The Skills Platform

The Skills Platform was created in collaboration between Skills for Health and The National Skills Academy, and is an excellent resource for browsing a large number of training and e-learning courses suitable for health and social care staff.

Humber, Coast and Vale Excellence Centre: Apprenticeship and Work Experience Resources

HEE Work Experience Framework - This framework sets out how you can reach out to young people, broadening their horizons and raising their aspirations, which will, in turn, create a more diverse workforce within health

Education and Training Foundation -  Provider toolkit - - A toolkit aimed at providers but very useful for employer-providers also.

HASO - Commissioned by HEE, Skills for Health has developed Healthcare Apprenticeship Standards Online (HASO), a tool to help health sector managers in England find a wide range of apprenticeships to train staff in clinical and non-clinical roles. For all the latest news on apprenticeship standards that are available to deliver, those in development, expressions of interest and to comment on consultations please visit HASO.

HASO toolkit - Building on the series of Strategic Overview of Apprenticeships events sponsored by Health Education England and facilitated by Skills for Health, a programme of work is underway to develop a range of online tools and resources to help you to implement apprenticeships, you can access these tools and resources here

Education Skills Funding Agency: Off the job training resources

The Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has produced a series of resources aimed to bust the myths surrounding off the job training. They include:

A flowchart to help employers define what counts as off-the-job training

A one-page summary on the top five  common myths


North Yorkshire County Council Quality Improvement Team

The Quality Improvement Team assist contracted providers with best practice, medicines management and training as well as many other areas of social care. Information on training offered in the year 2019-20 can be found through this link. Information of the training offered in the year 2020-2021 can be found through this link. Courses available include moving and handling, safeguarding, depravation of liberty safeguards and food and nutrition.

Advanced Care Planning: Five minute training

This link provides a five minute training guide and  guidance on when an Advance Care Plan (ACP) should be put into place and what it includes. There is also a link within the guide to a more comprehensive e-learning module for those interested, and also attached a document including some suggestions for conversation starters to raise the subject of ACP’s.

For more information on Advance Care Planning please contact: Charlotte

Dementia Friends Training  Dementia   Friends   is a social action group organised by Alzheimer’s   Society to   raise awareness, and to help those living with   dementia. For more information on how to become a Dementia Friend, please follow the opposite. To view the Bookcase Analogy video shown at Partners in Care on 27 March 2019, please follow this link.

Stay connected