Success for ‘paperfree’ assessment

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

A training scheme in Shropshire, said to be the first of its kind in the country, is claimed to be halving the time it takes to qualify for an NVQ in the health and social care sector. The “paperfree” assessment system has been piloted by a partnership of local organisations including Shropshire Social Services, the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) Shropshire, and local colleges. Director of workforce development at LSC Shropshire Joan Richardson said the project had proved so successful that extra funding had been agreed to launch similar schemes in other sectors across Shropshire. “Originally the system was piloted by CAIS – Shropshire Social Services1 in-house care assessment centre, and their work had such positive results, that the Learning and Skills Council joined forces with them to help set up electronic assessment centres at local colleges,” Ms Richardson said. “Now, thanks to the extra funding, another 44 assessors will be trained at Telford College of Arts and Technology in preparation for the ex

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