TOPSS gets £2 million for induction training

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

A cash injection of £2 million has been made by the Department of Health to the Training Organisation for the Personal Social Services (TOPSS England) to assist with induction training across the independent care sector. The funding has enabled TOPSS to set up regional training forums, plus one for the London area. TOPSS England chief executive Andrea Rowe said the regional forums had been established because the funding for skills development came through regional development agencies. “Much training money will come through Learning and Skills Councils from now on,” Ms Rowe said. The purpose of the forums is to: – Promote the strategic role of National Occupational Standards and the qualifications framework. – Obtain and analyse regional workforce and skills data. – Give a regional perspective to national skills foresight data. – Commission best value training for the sector. – Bid for skills training funds. – Link to new health confederations, regional development agencies, small business services, learnin

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