Learning and Development in Health and Social Care often allows care workers to utilise on the job training, whilst performing their day-to-day activities. Mandatory or CPD E-learning courses are a fundamental part of health and social cares overall learning and development strategy, to upskill, develop and empower care workers across the sector. The demand for Continued Personal Development (CPD) within the sector, makes the quality of e-Learning courses a key area of consideration for health and social care organisations when it comes to training new or existing staff.
Selecting the right e-Learning courses for social care that compliment your Learning and Development strategy, can be a complicated project, but we suggest to begin with looking at which e-Learning courses are needed and best suited for your health and social care organisation. By identifying which feature sets or tools you’ll need to deliver and monitor your staff’s training, will help to increase your learning and development compliance, when you have regulatory inspections.
How to utilise e-Learning within Health and Social care.
Suitable e-Learning courses are often found within a Learning Management System (LMS). An intuitive LMS can support different types of learning styles across your Health and Social Care organisation. The best way to utilise a Learning Management System is to develop a Learning and Development strategy to support your staff’s training growth and maintain your care organisations compliance. The fundamental benefit to a Learning Management System is that it helps automate and strategically plan your e-Learning journey.
The key benefit to having a Learning Management System in place within Health and Social Care is to support organisations achieve the minimum standard and maintain compliance for regulatory inspections, such as CQC inspections in England. A Learning Management System will not only benefit Health and Social Care organisations, but also the learner as they can manage their own learning journey, stay up-to-date with Mandatory Training and complete adequate induction training and annual refresher training. An LMS can provide your Health and Social Care organisation with a variety of features and tools that will automate your processes and save admin time when it comes to reporting and delivering a blended e-Learning approach.
What am I looking for in an e-Learning course for Health and Social Care?
In Health and Social Care, there are courses known as ‘Mandatory Training’ courses which means workers within Health and Social Care are required to undertake adequate induction training and annual refresher training to ensure they remain up-to-date with regulatory requirements. These training courses within Health and Social Care commonly include:
- Health and Safety
- Fire Safety
- Equality and Diversity
- Prevention and Control
- Manual Handling
- Food Hygiene/ Food Safety Awareness
These e-Learning courses are ideal to stay aligned with basic regulatory requirements in the Health and Social Care sector and to ensure your organisation makes the most of your learning journey, we advise to ensure that any e-learning courses compliment your overall Learning and Development strategy.