We have a number of online modules available through the Worcestershire County Council eLearning Zone.
- Worcestershire County Council employees - please log in using your usual eLearning username and password
- non-Worcestershire County Council employees - please log in using your usual eLearning username and password if you have one or follow the onscreen instructions to request an eLearning account.
For enquiries please contact Worcestershire County Council's eLearning Team.
Subject areas on offer include (but not an exhaustive list)
- Be Steady be Safe – Preventing Falls
Falls and fall-related injuries are a common and serious problem for older people. The aim of this course is to give you the knowledge you need to prevent falls and to help keep people safe and independent in their own homes.
- Carer Aware
This course will increase your awareness of carers' issues. If you are new to the local authority or are new to working with carers then this training tool should be seen as a first step in your development and understanding.
- Domestic Abuse – Adults
This course will explore what is meant by the term Domestic Violence. It will also explain the different types of domestic violence and some of the signs and symptoms to look out for.
- Modern Slavery: Duty to Notify
Factsheet and posters that explain what you need to do if you think someone has been a victim of modern slavery.
There are significant changes being made within Adult and Community Services and this module will enable you to learn more about these changes and how they may impact on the people of Worcestershire and staff working in a range of service areas, both within Worcestershire County Council and the Voluntary, Independent and Private sectors.
Prevent is part of the government counter-terrorism strategy, it's designed to tackle the problem of terrorism at its roots, preventing people from supporting terrorism or becoming involved in terrorism themselves.
- Self-Directed Support
This programme forms part of the Worcestershire Adult social care suite of learning on the personalisation program. It will enable individuals to have greater understanding of how the new adult social care pathway works, is implemented and how we are encouraging people to use personal budgets/direct to meet their outcomes.
- Tackling Hate Together
Hate Crime and Hate Incidents can be extremely damaging to the lives of victims and can even divide entire communities. Most people are fortunate enough not to experience hate crime, but for those who do, it can be a difficult subject to talk about. This course is designed to raise the awareness of some of the issues faced by residents of Worcestershire on a daily basis and to assist professionals and members of the public to identify what hate crime is and what they can do about it.
- Young Carer Aware
This course will increase your awareness of the role and rights of young carers. If you are new to the local authority or are new to working with carers or families then this training tool should be seen as a first step in your development and understanding of young carers.
- Making Every Contact Count - Free essential public health and well-being information and training
- Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARS) - Stroke Core Competencies for Health and Social Care Staff (opens in a new window)
- Worcestershire Safeguarding Adults Board (WSAB)
- Skills for Care - Common Core Principles and Competences for Social care and Health Workers Working with Adults at the End of Life (opens in a new window)
- Skills for Care (opens in a new window)
Skills for care is the home of the National Skills Academy for Social Care. They offer support within the social care sector from entry level right up to senior leadership and management. Skills for Care can provide practical tools and support which support in the development of a skilled, competent and effective workforce. The website provides access to links and information on a range of areas associated with social care provision:
- Careers in care- for advice on recruitment and retention
- Learning and development- information on the Care Certificate, Apprenticeships, qualifications available in social care, and developing the workforce.
- Leadership and management- leadership qualities framework, social care commitment, workforce planning.
- Standards and legislation includes Mental Capacity Act, 6cs in social care, National Occupational Standards, Care Act 2014, CQC regulations, Code of Conduct
- Information on a range of topic areas e.g. end of life care, dignity, dementia, restricted practices.
- The website also has a link for contacting Skills for Care and this link provides a menu of various contact numbers for different teams who can advise on a range of topics and issues related to social care.
- The Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE) (opens in a new window)
The Social Care Institute of Excellence is the leading improvement support agency and independent charity working with adults, families, and children's care and support services across the United Kingdom. SCIE also works with health providers and housing associations. The main aim being to improve the lives of people using care services. The website provides information on who SCIE are, how they are structured, what they do, who they work in partnership with. They provide a range of free resources designed to improve the knowledge, skills, and practice of care staff and care providers. They also provide a range of paid for services. There are links on the website to many different areas: providers, children's services, safeguarding, integration and all resources. All of the main topic links contain sub links to for example eLearning, national guidance, government policy, legislation, case reviews, videos, and other support materials. Another very useful resource SCIE provide is Social Care TV (opens in a new window). Here providers and care staff will find a wide range of videos on a variety of social care topics can be found i.e. autism, dignity, independent living, mental capacity, personal budgets, personalisation and whistle blowing are just a few.
- Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Training (opens in a new window)
- Learning and Development - Childrens Social Work, Social Care and Wider Workforce
Learning and Development Team Vocational Assessment Centre
- email: LDAdmin@worcestershire.gov.uk
- telephone: 01905 844544
Worcestershire County Council's eLearning Team