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Care Home Training and Resources Panel

Latest notices and updates related to training and development, specifically for care homes and nursing homes in Plymouth.


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Higher Development Award with City College Plymouth

The award aims to build on the expansive knowledge support staff already hold, give further tools to increase awareness and improve service user outcomes

  • Flexibility - remain in their role whilst studying
  • Progression - for those seeking the next step in their career this offers a great platform to take that next step
  • Continue to provide the best possible care to service users based on increasing awareness of their role in organisations

The fully funded Higher Development Award is made up of three parts

Completing studies and achieving an award, opportunity to take functional skills and take part in a service improvement project.

It can be delivered face to face or online

  • Level 2 - Principles of Team Leading
  • Level 3 - Leadership and management

City College Plymouth have availability to create a Level 2 or Level 3 starting in end of September.

Let us know what would suit you and your team's needs and if you would like to be involved.

Please contact us at:

Workforcetraining& and/or

To register your interest, complete this online form 

We'll then be in touch to arrange a quick call to answer any questions & inform you further


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Immedicare Training Schedule

Helping to develop your local care home workforce

Training features

  • Monthly Virtual Training Sessions for all Nursing & Residential Home Staff
  • Post training evaluation available for delegates to submit feedback on the sessions.
  • Certificate sent to all delegates who complete a session.

Download the training schedule for August (PDF) [165KB]

Accessing the training

Go to

You must create an account, and once you have an account you can register for the courses you would like to attend.

For any queries relating to training, please contact  

Immedicare training sessions are free of charge to staff working in care homes with the Immedicare service in place.


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Plymouth Health and Social Care Skills Partnership

The Health and Social Care Coordinators work to significantly increase workforce skills and improve recruitment and retention in the sector

To get in contact please email: 

For more information please visit the Skills Launchpad Plymouth website: Home | Skills Launchpad Plymouth


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The Health and Social Care Skills Accelerator Programme 

The programme provides a variety of free, flexible learning and development opportunities

To access this free training (at any site), you must: 

  • Have the right to live and work in the UK 
  • Be over 18 years old 
  • Live in a Devon post code area (Devon, Torbay and Plymouth

Find out more at the following links

Proud to Care website

On Course South West 

For any enquiries please email


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Signposting To The Social Care Institute for Excellence E-Learning 

Many free courses available across a wide range of areas for staff at all levels 

Please visit e-Learning courses - SCIE



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Introduction to Liberty Protection Safeguards

A short introduction and animation to explain the transition from DoLS to LPS is available via the link below:

elearning for healthcare website


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Activity Card Resource Packs

To arrange a date and time to pick up the Activity Card Resource Packs, please:

Call QAIT on 01752 305452 or email qualityassurance&


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