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This page shows just some of the many training schemes and development opportunities available for lcare providers in our area. This include training opportunities delivered by the CCG and a range of partner organisations, as well as links to other organisations such as Skills for Care who have a wealth of further support and resources available. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like adding to this section please get in touch. 

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Upcoming training sessions, learning opportunities and events


Date, Venue and Time


Booking Details

Skills for Care Registered Manager Webinar: Preparing for the Winter Pressures Ahead

Wednesday 05 October 10:00-10:45

This webinar is aimed at frontline managers and will reflect on what we can expect from the upcoming winter period and how best to prepare for it. It will bring together managers from a range of services to talk through how they’re developing contingencies for the winter period and practical ways to protect themselves from the impact of staffing challenges. The webinar will also cover the cost of living challenges, the ongoing pandemic and other key issues.
With live panel discussions and debate, the webinar will provide the opportunity to ask questions and learn about different approaches other services are adopting for the winter ahead.

To register, please follow this link

International Recruitment: Conversations from Experience

Tuesday 4 October 2022, 14:00 – 16:00

International recruitment is one of a range of potential solutions for care providers at a time when recruitment is challenging for many industries. This unique event will see a diverse panel of employers from across the adult social care sector discuss their experiences recruiting from overseas. The panel will include employers from smaller providers within rural and urban areas, home care and the residential care home sector.

The Department of Health and Social Care will present an update on the Code of Practice for the recruitment of health and social care personnel in England and their International Recruitment Taskforce.

To register, please follow this link

From ‘Assurance’ to ‘Improvement’- A Guide to Practical Quality Improvement

Monday 10 October 1:00-4:00 via Microsoft Teams

Following positive feedback and demand, we have arranged a further session of the this training delivered by the Improvement Academy. This is designed specifically for the care sector as a guide to practical quality improvement within your service, and is open to any members of staff from across the sector who would be interested in attending.

For registered staff, this session can also be used to count towards continuing professional development and revalidation.

For further information and if you wish to book a place, please contact

Launch Event - State of the Adult Social Care Sector and Workforce in England Report, 2022

Tuesday 11 October 2022  09:30 – 11.30 

Join our virtual event where we’ll be launching the updated State of report for 2022.
The annual report provides important up-to-date intelligence about the size and structure of the workforce, recruitment and retention trends, workforce demographics, pay, training and qualifications and future workforce forecasts across the adult social care workforce.
Come along and be amongst the first to hear the key findings and hear from other stakeholders and users about how they use the workforce data.

The event is aimed at adult social care stakeholders with responsibility for strategic planning or decision making. It will also be of interest to researchers in adult social care and managers or business owners responsible for workforce planning within their organisation.

To register please follow this link

An Update on the Government’s National Recruitment Campaign for Adult Social Care

Monday 17 October 10:00-10:45

Preparations are now underway for the next phase of the adult social care recruitment campaign, Made with Care, which is due to launch later this year. The high-profile campaign aims to help you recruit the dedicated staff you need by inspiring people with the right values to consider a career in adult social care and increasing the number of quality candidates applying for roles.

You can sign up for a webinar to find out more about how the campaign can support your recruitment methods. There’ll be an introduction to the campaign and the wide array of assets available, as well as an opportunity to ask any questions.

To book your place, please follow this link

Skills for Care Webinar: Supporting Digital Leadership in Adult Social Care

Wednesday 19 October 10:30 – 11:15

This webinar focuses on what is currently happening in the digital arena in adult social care, the support available and how you can start your digital leadership journey. It’s aimed at frontline managers and roles that are supporting digital and technology changes in their organisations.

It will give you the opportunity to listen to a range of organisations who will discuss the digital landscape, funding and the learning programmes that are available.

Some of the topics that will be covered include: types and benefits of technology, and how to make the case for digital in your service, funding opportunities and supporting colleagues with digital change.

To book your place, please follow this link

 York Carers Awarenees Training

 All sessions take place from 10.30-12.30 via Zoom

25 October 2022

9 November 2022

25 January 2023


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 your place please contact

We Are Social Care Nursing Conference: Shaping the Future of Nursing in Social Care

Thursday 3 November  10:00 - 15:45

This conference is for all the nursing workforce and key stakeholders in social care, to come together and learn about best and innovative practice that can influence and contribute to the future of nursing. We’ll be focusing on workforce issues and sharing examples of ambitious career development.

Our keynote speaker is Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, who will set the scene for the day and will be involved in our discussion and panel session about shaping the future of social care nursing. There will also be an opportunity to join some fantastic breakout sessions covering a wide range of topics.

To book your place, please follow this link

Training Provider/Organisation Information


Assessment and Diagnosis of Dementia: A Personalised Approach eLearning


The above course has now been available on Health Education England's eLearning hub. It has been developed by University College London (UCL) in partnership with NHS England and Improvement’s Dementia and OPMH Policy team to support colleagues involved in assessment and diagnosis of dementia to deliver a flexible, person centered service. 20 sessions within the course cover a range of topics including cognitive assessment, considerations for different modes of consultation, and post diagnosis support.

Improvement Academy

The Improvement Academy are operated by Bradford Institute for Health Research, and offer a range of training relevant to the care sector. This include bronze and silver awards in quality improvement, which provide are an introduction to a model of improvement and how to use in practice within your sector. Other training modules include achieving behaviour change, understanding data for improvement and human factors training.

Humber and North Yorkshire Cancer Champions

 These virtual Cancer Champion training sessions help raise awareness of signs and symptoms of cancer to encourage early detection within local communities. The 90-minute session will be available to anybody from across the Humber and North Yorkshire area, and aims to save lives by promoting healthy lifestyle choices and encouraging early detection of cancer, when treatment could be simpler and more successful. You'll gain the confidence and knowledge to have life-saving conversations about cancer and everyone who completes the course will receive a copy of our virtual handbook, a certificate and a badge to show they have taken part.

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:

Project ECHO Palliative Care Skills 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 contact:

Continence Team- York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Hospital

The continence team offer regular bowel and bladder, and catherterisation session available to social care staff. For more information please

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- York and Scarborough 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.

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:

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.

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

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 link.

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