Care home management course providers lay out their wares

Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|By Geoff Hodgson| Training providers are hoping to cash-in on legislation which requires all care home managers to be qualified by 2005. Now national occupation criteria have been developed and published by the Training Organisation for Personal Social Services (TOPSS). Care home managers seeking formal qualifications can choose from courses offered by a number of training providers. In recent years, management courses specifically tailored to the care home sector have been rare. Now, with as many as 20,000 managers expected to seek registration with the Social Care Councils for England, Wales and Northern Ireland by 2005, educational bodies have been frenetically developing courses to exploit the expected demand. Edexcel, the Open University, City & Guilds and the National Extension College are four of the first to set out their shop before care managers in need of recognised qualifications. A new NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) for the managers of adult care services, launched by awarding body Edex

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