RQF diplomas added to the Workforce Development Fund (WDF)
Following feedback from the sector, we’ve now added a number of RQF diplomas at levels 2, 3 and 4 to the list of funded qualifications and learning programmes. These are highlighted in orange on the list of what's funded.
Employers will only be able to claim money for these additional diplomas from this year’s fund. We advise employers to register new learners onto RQF diplomas that have been approved by Skills for Care. These diplomas are highlighted in green on the list of funded qualifications and learning programmes and are the ones we expect to fund in future years, if funding is made available by the Department of Health and Social Care. View the updated list here
Find out more about the WDF and how to apply for funding here
Recruiting the right people
As part of our October/November focus on recruitment, this week we’re supporting employers to identify people's values through the application process with a series of top tips around:
- application forms
- profiling tools
- involving your existing staff
- involving people who need care and support.
Visit the application process page
on our website for more information.
Take a look at our dedicated webpage here
for regular updates and keep an eye on our social media channels.
New framework for occupational therapists
A new learning and development framework supporting occupational therapists working in adult social care has been launched.
Occupational therapists play a central role in supporting people who use care and support services to do the things they want and need to do. The framework has been developed to give profession-specific support and guidance for occupational therapists to provide evidence of their learning and development for induction, employment, retention and appraisal processes.
The new framework and guidance on how to get the best out of it can be found here
Exclusive registered managers members’ blog
Kate Terroni, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission, has written a blog for our registered manager members. In it she talks about how working as a volunteer in a care home at the age of fifteen to becoming a Director of Adult Social Care has shaped her priorities for the national regulator.
“One of my key priorities is to ensure that we put the voice of people with lived experience at the heart of everything we do, involving them in our work at every stage and making this common practice.”
This blog is one of many ‘Expert insight’ features our members enjoy as part of Registered Manager Membership. If you’re a registered manager, or working in a similar role, you can become a member here
for just £35 a year and access this blog and many more benefits.
| Blogs and articles
Using profiling tools
Profiling tools can provide useful insights into a person’s values. Read our ‘top tips’ article here
which highlights some different tools available and includes a case study from an employer who used this to assess candidates’ values during the recruitment process.
Roselands Residential Home were experiencing low numbers of applicants to their recruitment adverts. Read this article
to see how they transformed their adverts and increased the number of applications they received.