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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

COVID-19 Related Training

Please find through this link, a list from Health Education England of training currently available. Updated versions of this list will be circulated to providers. 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 eLearning 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

T34 Syringe Driver Training

Thursday 14 May at Selby War Memorial Hospital, Doncaster Rd, Selby YO8 9BX


Further session taking place on Thursday 15 October and the same time at Haxby and Wigginton Health Centre, The Village, Wigginton, York, YO32 2LL.

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will be hosting further sessions of its T34 syringe driver training. These are aimed at care home nurses in the NHS Vale of York CCG area. Covering a range of subjects including:

  1. When it is appropriate to use a syringe driver.
  2. The advantages of using a syringe driver.
  3. Be aware of commonly used medicines and diluents.
  4. Have practical experience of setting up a syringe driver.

The training is available free of charge, and delivered by specialist palliative care team


To book please complete the attached this booking form and return to

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.

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

NHS England- Data security and protection toolkit support

NHS England are also offering a series of introductory webinars for the Data and Security Protection Toolkit, and supplementary toolkit demonstrations.

A full list of these webinars can be accessed through this link. To book your place or for any further assistance, 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 Advanced 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 Advanced 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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