Health & Social Care Standards introducing significant changeNovember 20, 2017
The Apprenticeships market has undergone meaningful change in 2017. The new ‘Levy’ has placed the power into the Health & Social Care employer’s hands with many large Adult Care employers working with expert providers such as Remit Group to develop high quality bespoke programmes mapped to their individual business needs.
The new Health & Social Care Apprenticeships Standards is a significant change and Remit Group is leading the way on working with Adult Health & Social Care employers in benefiting from the new Standards programmes.
Standards are new Apprenticeship programmes that have been introduced to replace the existing Apprenticeship Frameworks and set a new standard for high quality, relevant programmes that are mapped to specific vocations or roles. There are currently Standards available in Adult Care Worker Level 2 and 3 alongside Leadership and Management in Social Care at Level 5.
What you need to know:
- New funding arrangements bring opportunities for skills development – The new Funding arrangements brought in by the Levy in April, mean that large Adult Care employers can create training programmes to support existing employees and their career development. We are working with many employers to develop successful Management Programmes using their Levy pot.
- New skills and behaviours – The Apprenticeship Standards bring relevance, rigour and quality into the programmes along with critical change around expected behaviours. Standards are designed by the sector for the sector, and ensure that the skills developed on a programme equip someone with the essential skills to do the job function correctly.
- Flexibility –Standards involve not only key employers who understand the needs of your sector, but end-point assessment organisations to ensure a fit for purpose and relevant programme. Good training providers such as Remit, who work closely with the Adult Care sector can tailor programmes to meet the unique needs of this setting.
To find out more about how Remit can support you with maximising the opportunities that the Apprenticeship Levy affords, talk to our Levy experts at Remit on 0115 9759 550.