The Health & Care Sector Work Academy (HCSWA) offers FREE training worth up to £2,000 for each member of staff.

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We can help to fill your job vacancies quickly with qualified candidates, and we can assist you by developing your current employee's skills and supporting them with mentoring.

Our recruitment methods ensure all learners are assessed to be a good fit for the Health & Care sector, thereby taking the stress out of wasting time sourcing good employees.

What's in it for you?

  • We can support you by recruiting quality employees
  • We can fill vacancies quickly with qualified candidates
  • Increased staff retention rates
  • Development of a skilled and progressive team
  • Our training can be tailored to suit your organisation and can be part of your recruitment induction process
  • Involvement in a national initiative that will inform future workforce demands in the sector

What's in it for your employees?

  • Upskilling and progression opportunities
  • Identified career pathway
  • Ongoing mentoring support for up to 4 months after the course
  • Involvement in a national initiative to inform future funding for training and progression in the sector

Our Training Programmes

Our Pre level 2 Training

Who is it for?

  • Existing staff
  • Those about to be employed
  • Staff who have no qualifications or sector-based qualifications
  • Staff who have no knowledge of the care certificate

What is the training?

The training can be very flexible depending on the employer's and employee's needs and can be delivered classroom based, onsite or through distance learning.

Our standard training course includes:

  • City & Guilds Level 1 Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • The knowledge and understanding behind the 15 standards of the Care Certificate
  • mentoring and employability throughout the training and for up to 4 months after the course.

Our level 2 Training

Take on an Apprenticeship

Who is it for?

  • Any new staff
  • Your existing staff

The Health and care Academy want to support employees with progression opportunities and employers with staff development support. Apprentices can fulfill several roles within the Health and care sector, from supporting roles such as administration, customer service, catering, or IT through to health and care team leading and management.

Course development and venues

We want to be as responsive to your needs as much as possible, so we would like to hear from you on what you would want in the training programme. Not only can we offer staff the standard training, we can also work with you to add on additional training that would be beneficial to your staff.

Referring people

there is a signpost opportunity to refer any unsuccessful candidates, that you have interviewed or spoken with, to the HCSWA. This enables individuals the opportunity to upskill and to gain additional sector specific qualifications with an outlook of reapplying.

Join our 'make it real' sessions

As an employer, we would also like to give you the opportunity to be involved in our Pre-Level 2 courses. Our 'Make it real' sessions allow employers to come along and give a presentation or talk about their place in the sector to give learners an account of what it is like.

Take part in Speed Interviews

We can also offer employers the opportunity to be involved in 'Speed Interview' sessions to prepare those out of work for their future interviews. At this point you may see some learners that would make perfect candidates for your vacancies supporting your recruitment needs.

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