Inspectors to be registered by GSCC

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

The General Social Care Council (GSCC), the regulating body for social work education and training, is validating a national qualifying award for social care inspectors. The programme has been developed to enhance the skills of the 1,300 National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) inspectors who assess the quality of care in 40,000 regulated settings throughout England. The inspectors will benefit from an accredited qualification. Developed by the NCSC and Anglia Polytechnic University (APU), the course is the first on-line programme to be validated by the GSCC and harnesses APU¹s experience in distance and work-based learning. The course will be part of the new post-qualification framework for social care. Conversion training of existing NCSC inspectors has already been undertaken. In training for the award, candidates will be able to call upon their prior learning and experience on the course, which is described as a blended learning programme, mixing distance learning with regular contact with tutors. Stude

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