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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

Exploring the World of Assistive Technology

Monthly Series of Webinars


Digital Social Care, Skills for Care and Sight and Sound Technology are introducing a new webinar series designed to inform adult social care providers about the range of assistive technology available to support people who are visually challenged or who have visual processing or other sensory challenges. This series has been designed to support and inform adult social care providers (residential and non-residential settings) about the range of assistive technology available to help support older adults, people living with mental health challenges or  people with learning disabilities. Every month, the webinar will focus on examples of different technologies and how they can be used in a variety of settings. If you would like to see a specific type of technology featured, please let us know.

To book please follow this link

York Carers Centre Carers Awareness Training

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

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

Reimagining Day Activities for Older People

 4, 5, 6, 10, 11 and 13 May 2021

NDTi (National Development Team for Inclusion) are running a series of two-hour workshops for people that run or commission day services, activity support or community provision for older people. The webinars will focus on how we can enable older people to reconnect, re-engage, and contribute once more to the communities around them. For more information please follow this link

To book please follow this link

Choosing and Using Everyday Technology to Support People

Monthly Series of Webinars


Starting in May, workshops will be available through Skills for Care to help social care staff enable autistic people and people with a learning disability to make choices about using technology to stay connected and contribute to their communities. These interactive workshops will look at the key themes around using technology and how autistic people and people with a learning disability can and are using it to stay connected.

These sessions will cover: Everyday tech introduction, Supporting mental and physical health, Accessibility, Leading and co-producing, Hardware, software and practical technology, Safety and Everyday tech learning exchange

To book please follow this link

Growing Older, Living Well webinar; Supporting people with Dementia to live a fulfilling active life

Wednesday 16 June 12.00-1.00

 In this Growing Older, Living Well webinar Jane Nickels from MacIntyre will speak about supporting people with Dementia to live a fulfilling, active life.
There will be an opportunity to ask Jane your questions in our Q&A session following her presentation.

To register please follow this link

Health, LeDeR and constipation webinar

Wednesday 18 August 12.00-1.00

 Sarah Ormston (Dementia, Health and Wellbeing Manager at MacIntyre) and Sarah Bruce (Lead Clinician Physiotherapist for Adults with Learning Disabilities at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital), will be speaking about health, LeDeR and specifically focus on the management of constipation, including the use of abdominal massage.

To register please follow this link

Palliative Care for People with Learning Disability Network (PCPLD) Annual Conference

Thursday 16 September 10.00-3.00

Event will take place online

Focus on the conference will be: Finding the gaps and closing the gaps. Dying, death, bereavement, COVID-19
and people with learning disabilities

For more information please follow this link

 Strategies for supporting palliative care for people with learning disabilities in family homes and residential/care home

Wednesday 15 December 12.00-1.00

 Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, will be discussing strategies for supporting palliative care for people with learning disabilities in family homes and residential/care home settings. Her presentation will include practical examples of end-of-life day to day care procedures.

To register please follow this link

Training provider Information
DSPT Team North East and Yorkshire (NHS England and Improvement)

 The team provide regular sessions to help providers reach both Approaching Standards and the Standards Met levels of the Data Security Protection Toolkit (DSPT), as well as tailored individual support to providers as needed. For more information please email:

Yorkshire and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

In house courses available through the acute hospital trust. These include bowel and bladder and catheterisation among others.

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.

Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities Network

The PCPLD aim to raise awareness of the palliative care needs of people with learning disabilities, to share and promote ‘best practice’ and to enhance collaboration between all services providers, carers and people with a learning disability. They provide resources, webinars and training that may be helpful to providers.

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.

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.

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.

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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