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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

York Carers Centre Carers Awareness Training

Monday 23rd November 11am-1pm

Monday 7th December 11am-1pm

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

The Importance of Advance Care Planning

Friday 11 December 2.00-3.00

Session delivered by Project ECHO team at St Leonards Hospice

Led by a palliative care Social Worker, a session to highlight the importance of empowering the people we care for to make choices about the care that they want. 


To book your place please contact the Project ECHO Team

Skills for Care Virtual Roadshows

Tuesday 14 January 10.00-12:30 


The interactive sessions will provide guidance around:

  • supporting you with values-based recruitment and retention
  • managing staff induction, ongoing training and assessment of competence
  • CQC’s new approach to inspections and enabling effective workforce risk assessments


To find out more and book your place click on the link below:


Places are limited despite the roadshows being delivered virtually (by Zoom), so please ensure you book your place asap. Places are restricted to no more than two people per organisation.

Supporting Those who Care- We are here for you too

 Wednesday 20 January 2.00-3.00

Session delivered by Project ECHO team at St Leonards Hospice

Led by a Hospice Bereavement counsellor, a session on how to deal with Bereavement and the help that is available. 


To book your place please contact the Project ECHO Team

Training provider Information
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.

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