January 2016

The Skills for Health eLearning suite contains over 30 courses with more added every month. These courses are directly aligned with the Care Certificate and Core Skills Training Framework. Read More
Over the past few years the terms ‘outcomes’ and ‘impact’ have been heard increasingly across the charity sector and being able to demonstrate them is now vital. Funders, supporters, volunteers, trustees, and a numerous other stakeholders are now, more than ever, interested in the impact your charity has. Read More
Information governance refers to the management of information at an organisational level. It includes the following main items: Confidentiality, data protection, information recording, sharing confidential information, subject access requests & freedom of information requests. Read More
Cogent Skills, SEMTA and Skills for Health are running free training sessions for volunteers wishing to become ambassadors for young people interested in careers Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM). The focus is on industries such as life sciences and healthcare. Read More
To help you navigate purchasing Skills for Health eLearning, please find answers to Frequently asked questions here. How do you sign up? How do I purchase on behalf of others? Is there a discount for multiple bookings? How do I access eLearning? Read More
The Care Certificate has been helping to standardise the initial training of new health and adult social care support workers since its launch in April 2015. However, back in November, Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care were forced to issue a joint statement to rectify some misleading claims made by certain training providers. Read More
We get a large number of enquiries to the Skills Platform about the Care Certificate, so thought we'd put all our responses together in one place to help everyone interested. There's clearly some confusion around about the Certificate, so we've tried to make this guide (mostly) jargon free. Care Certificate answers below. Read More