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As Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Chief Executive Anna Fowlie speaks at the Future of Apprenticeships in Scotland conference in Edinburgh today, here she tells us why the Scottish Government’s approach to the apprenticeship levy is a big leap forward for social care... When I first heard about the UK…
Student nurses will be able to train on the job rather than having to do a traditional degree, the Health Secretary is to announce. Jeremy Hunt will unveil plans for a new apprenticeship which could see up to 1,000 apprentice nurses joining the NHS each year. The new role will…
Care assistant, Julie White, has been named Health & Social Care ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at a prestigious national apprenticeship award ceremony held at the Tower of London last week. Julie (52) who works at Bupa Ringway Mews in Wythenshawe, received the award as part of the fifth annual Lifetime…
Skills for Health has announced that the new Apprenticeships for Healthcare Support Workers and Assistant Practitioners have been approved for delivery by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). This approval brings the availability of employer designed Apprenticeships one step closer with Standards and Assessment Plans available for you…
The Government has announced a new taskforce is to be establised to help more people with learning disabilities to access apprenticeships. The taskforce comes as part of the goal to create three million apprenticeships by 2020, and to halve the disability employment gap. The taskforce has been created by the…
The ninth annual National Apprenticeship Week is underway and hundreds of events taking place across England to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, organisations and the economy. Coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, the overarching theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2016 is ‘Rise to the top!’,…
There has been a 20% leap in the numbers of Health and Social Care Apprenticeships to 84,300 up from 70,080 the year before. The provisional numbers from the Government’s Statistical First Release for 2014/15 also revealed that the numbers of Care Leadership and Management Higher Apprenticeships had more than doubled…
Skills for Health has published a unique report, “Higher Apprenticeships in the South West”, exploring the contribution the Higher Apprenticeship Framework has had on the development of the “semi-autonomous worker” or Assistant Practitioner (AP) role. The research outlines the positive impact the AP role has had on career opportunities for…
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