Blog

12/04/2017
Confused as to how e-learning can really offer an enhanced training experience? Concerned about moving away from traditional classroom learning? Read More
 
07/04/2017
We are very keen to highlight one of the 'hidden' issues within healthcare - Domestic abuse. This guest blog post from Sarah Blake revels some alarming statistics and how domestic abuse is truly a health and social care issue. Read More
 
06/04/2017
Following the launch of The Charity Digital Skills Report, which revealed that many UK charities are still struggling to get to grips with digital, we have launched the the Charity Digital Toolkit. This is a sequel to the successful Charity Social Media Toolkit and showcases best practice, expert insight and practical tips to directly help charities navigate through digital transformation. Read More
 
02/02/2017
The Care certificate is a standard for all new health and social care workers, primarily at the level of support workers. The certificate is available can be achieved through a variety of means including downloading the workbooks for individual or peer-based learning. Read More
 
31/01/2017
Discover all about our Clinical eLearning Hub with all of your clinical eLearning requirements in one central location. Read More
 
23/01/2017
Help us understand the digital needs of the charity sector, by completing our survey which will build the charity digital skills report. This report will identify skills gaps and areas to prioritise for training and development across the sector. Read More
 
20/01/2017
With 2016 behind us, let us talk you through our plans for the year ahead with several new website enhancements, a brand new Clinical eLearning Hub, Care Certificate Implementation Toolkit and Support Worker Development Index. Read More
 
20/01/2017
We are proud to announce a new partnership with RCNi Learning to list their courses on the Skills Platform. RCNi have a suite of online learning tools to help nurses and support workers in their training, re-validation and continuing professional development. There are over 130 interactive, evidence based learning modules which have been accredited by the RCN and review by professional experts. Read More
 
09/11/2016
The Skills Platform Top 7 - A regular round up of top articles and news across the health & charity sector. In this installment - Vote for your health hero, brilliant clinicians and why email marketing is still pretty darn good. Read More
 
08/11/2016
?The Skills Platform is collaborating with the National Skills Academy of Health, Health Education England, the Job Centre Plus and the Department for Health to develop a Work Experience portal. This resource guide provides useful links and documents to help you run a smooth and safe health work experience opportunity. Read More
 
07/11/2016
In healthcare, the focus is often on brilliant surgeons, nurses or doctors (who, of course, we applaud). However, nurses and other medical professionals in the UK would not be able to do their job without the dedicated assistance of the support workforce. Read More
 
18/10/2016
Last week we welcomed the very first cohort to the Third Sector Digital Leaders’ programme, which we are running in partnership with The School for Social Entrepreneurs. It’s the first digital leadership skills training programme of its kind in England and Wales, aimed exclusively at the leaders and senior management of charities and social enterprises. Read More
 
12/10/2016
The Skills Platform is collaborating with the National Skills Academy of Health, Health Education England, the Job Centre Plus and the Department for Health to develop a Work Experience portal. The initial target audience for the portal is those people Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), though there is scope to open to all young people looking to explore a career in health care. Read More
 
26/09/2016
It can be confusing to know where to get started if you are new to the Care Certificate. We wrote this guide to help you get started with the Care Certificate in your organisation including the documents you need and the steps you need to put in place. Read More
 
22/09/2016
How are charities using social media? What issues are they facing? How can they overcome them? These are some of the questions raised in our recent twitter chat as part of the launch of the Charity Social Media Toolkit. This article summarises the chat and responses. Read More
 
01/09/2016
Ross McCulloch shares his advice on how charities can fundraise via social media. Ross discusses tips for small charities and the emerging power of Instagram. Read More
 
31/08/2016
An interview with Matt Oliver from Search Star on social media advertising for charities. Matt shares his top tips on Google ad grants, social advertising best practice and the future of social media. Read More
 
17/08/2016
The Skills Platform Top 7 - A regular round up of top articles and news across the health & charity sector. This week - The employers guide to healthcare apprenticeships, the apprenticeship levy, 7 requirements for digital transformation and the #missingtype campaign. Read More
 
17/08/2016
The government recently released details of the apprentice funding levy, yet many healthcare employers still feel confused about the basics of apprenticeships in healthcare. This employers guide answers some of the most common questions relating to apprenticeships in healthcare with tips on the future direction of training and qualifications. Read More
 
11/08/2016
According to Harvard Business Review, 66-84% of digital transformations fail. Why is this? As a starter for ten, I’ve mapped out below 7 ‘big picture’ things it’s critical to get right. I’ve included three questions to help you get going in each area, although bear in mind there are a lot more Read More