Funding for training

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

|Sourcing funding for staff training is a headache for providers big and small. DAVID MORTIMER looks at what¹s on offer, and how to go about getting some of it.| There is a bewildering array of funding for training available to the care sector. It is never enough to cover everyone¹s needs but, more often than not, a lack of awareness about the funding or its inaccessibility is a more of a problem than the amount available. It would be nice if all the funding streams would co-operate in a rational and planned way to deliver one coherent and flexible point of access for their funding (and other resources as well). In fact over the last two years or so this has begun to become more of a reality in some areas although this activity is still a long way from the ideal. In the meantime there are practical steps available to access funding for training: The most obvious is Further Education (FE) colleges ­ courses to under 25s are free and some other training may be available which is covered below. It is worth ke

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