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Latest notices and updates related to training and development, specifically for domiciliary care providers in Plymouth.


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City Wide Recruitment event

Friday 6th October 2023 - Plymouth Guildhall - Time: 9am to 5pm

The Health and Skills team are running a high profile system-wide health and care recruitment, which will be focused on recruiting new entrants to fill immediate health and care vacancies across the NHS, Livewell SW and PCC's prioritised providers, as well as attract sign-ups for skills, training and education to meet future health and care opportunities.

Approx  30 stands available for adult social care  on a first come first served basis as usual.   Please email Jack your expression of  interest. 

Booking form - or email for the link

Updated 3 August 


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Careers Fair

The UK Careers Fair Limited Will be running a Careers Fair at The New Continental Hotel on the 7th September 2023 and are expecting in excess of 1000+ candidates.

The cost of the event is £395+VAT

For more information and to book visit: Plymouth Careers Fair (

Updated 15 August 



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Update from PCC Health & Care Coordinator

Recruitment support

  • Commencing 04/07/23 at Skills Launchpad Plymouth (based in Barclays Bank, city centre) we will be holding a Health & Care drop in 10-4pm, where we have space to host 3x providers each week for a slot to meet individuals looking for Health & Care opportunities in the city.
  • Our next City Wide Recruitment Event will be in Sept/Oct so if you would like to register interest in attending please do so, in April we had a footfall of over 400 local people.
  • Share any vacancies so we can upload to our opportunities board.
  • As you may know we now hold the Work in Care Campaign - which will act as another channel of recruitment, where we can support individuals into Health & Care roles.
  • Can you share any recent vacancies with to our email,  so we can share on our opportunities board which is shared with our Health & Care members, as well as Skills Launchpad Plymouth members.

Comms Campaign

  • With a Dom Care focus, but also including Care Homes, we are looking for case studies of your shining stars to be showcased as part of our comms campaign across the city. If you could nominate individuals within your teams who would be prepared to be interviews/photographed and be part of the city wide marketing campaign that would be great. Please send through ASAP.

School engagement

  • Thank you to those who have already been in touch - our school engagement will recommence later in the year after exams periods - we are looking for keen providers to come into schools and FE education to help us deliver our sessions to ensure Health & Care is a career choice for the young people in the city. If you would be interested please get in touch.


  • We have a monthly mailer (Health & Care opportunities) and a quarterly mailer (volunteer opportunities) that goes out to our Health & Care case load, across socials and to schools/FE education, reaching many individuals. If you would like your organisation mentioned with your vacancies/opportunities/success stories then please send details across.

Jack Davies
Health and Care Coordinator
Education, Participation and Skills
Plymouth City Council

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Updated 29 June


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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

Updated 28 March


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Higher Development Award with City College Plymouth

Higher Development Award- Unlocking potential & being the best you can be

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 on Workforce training& or

Updated 31 May


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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

Updated 22 March 


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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

Updated 29 March


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Introduction to Liberty Protection Safeguards

A short introduction and animation to explain the transition from DoLS to LPS is available on the elearning for healthcare website

Updated 28 March




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