Ofsted recognises Bupa’s training success


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

A report from education inspectors Ofsted showed that Bupa staff had an outstanding 93% success rate on the Skills for Life examinations, while those who undertook levels 2 or 3 of the Health and Social Care NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) had success rates of over 80%.

Last year, more than 400 carers undertook the ‘Skills for Life’ programme as part of Bupa Care Services’ £3million investment in staff training and development. The programme enables staff to improve their literacy and numeracy skills, not just for the job they do but also in everyday life.

A further 725 carers studied for the Health and Social Care NVQ, covering units on health and safety, communication, supporting individuals with their personal care needs, moving and handling and the care, protection and well-being of individuals. Carers who trained to level 3 also received specialist training for the challenge of supporting individuals through the process of dying The Ofsted report acknowledged the





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