Training requirements: foresight is called for

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

|By Bob Barham, Chief executive, Regis-CTV| September has come and gone and the expected statement of the specific training requirements for the homecare sector following consultation, has still not appeared. A start for implementation in January 2003 is becoming less likely. However by the time this article appears things will be clearer and what follows may prove to be inaccurate, but I will continue. What I feel will remain unchanged is the need for Induction; Foundation and NVQs from Level 2 to 4. The detail is going to be in the delivery of these training and qualification requirements to a diverse sector under as great a pressure as residential care. Not making any start until absolutely required is short sighted. Timing is critical and working at methods and processes to achieve greater training is what is needed now rather than waiting for the detail. Despite all the various standards the major task is likely to be staff recruitment and retention, with other sectors like retail being the major competi

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