Trainers urge care providers to make their requirements known

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

Training providers say care managers need to make their voices heard in determining what training should receive government funding.

David Mortimer, chief executive of Essex based Consultancy and Training Solutions, said the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) wanted to know what training employers want funded apart from NVQs and care providers needed to respond and tell the LSC their requirements.

“This is the best opportunity for care managers to determine what training is funded by central government there has ever been,” said Mr Mortimer.

“Currently the LSC is the government body responsible for most funded work based learning in the UK – they fund Train to Gain (TTG) and NVQs. Through TTG the LSC has launched “Sector Compacts” which are agreements between the LSC and Skills for Care about what training is funded.

“The LSC says sector compacts ‘enable us to respond to employer feedback on the types of qualifications we should support through Tra

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