Selected managers will work to draft standards

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

A number of registered managers of residential care and nursing homes are to come together in a joint national learning programme organised by TOPSS England, the National Training Organisation for Social Care. The managers will form “learning sets” – regional groups of around 15 registered managers each – to study the new draft national occupational standards for registered managers (those formerly known as Å’heads of homes1). The six learning sets are part of the development of national occupational standards. TOPSS England chair Arthur Keefe said the learning sets would benefit not only the participating groups of staff who would work to these occupational standards, but also serve to pilot the standards with representative staff while the standards were still at a draft stage. “Reactions from the learning sets will be added to the responses received from our earlier consultation, to amend the drafts before they are sent to the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority for approval,” Mr Keefe said. “The whole

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