Children and Young People's Workforce Development and Vocational Qualifications

Online learning resources and information

E-learning modules

MindEd (opens in a new window) offer free e-learning to help adults to identify and understand children and young people with mental health issues.
We have a number of online modules available through the Worcestershire County Council eLearning Zone (opens in a new window)

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):

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 – Children
This course examines the different types of domestic violence and the signs and symptoms associated with such behaviours and situations, particularly how children are affected by domestic violence.

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.

Prevent
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.

Safeguarding
The children and Adults modules are mandatory for every member of Worcestershire County Council staff to complete as part of the induction process.

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.
As well as the 'Social Care' eLearning courses, we offer a wide range of online resources and themes include; 'Health, Wellbeing and Change', 'ICT and Information Management', 'Health and Safety', 'Leadership Development' and 'The Environment'.

Useful websites

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 SCIE vision is:
"We improve the quality of care and support services for adults and children by:

  • identifying and sharing knowledge about what works and what’s new
  • supporting people who plan, commission, deliver and use services to put that knowledge into practice
  • informing, influencing and inspiring the direction of future practice and policy."

Taken from the Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE) website on 03/08/2017.

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
  • all resources

All of the above main topic links contain sub-links to for example eLearning, national guidance, government policy, legislation, case reviews, videos, and other support materials./p>

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. 

Contacts and Information

Learning and Development Team

Worcestershire County Council's eLearning Team