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Developing Skills in Health and Social Care (DSHSC)

From September 2020, the Developing Skills in Health and Social Care (DSHSC) project, will be providing fully funded qualifications to staff working in the Health and Social Care sector across Norfolk and Suffolk. City College Norwich is part of this collaborative project, led by Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils, alongside a range of local colleges, training providers and other partners.

The aim of the project is to empower people working in the sector to develop new skills. This will enable them to continue providing high-quality care to local people. The project team will work closely with health and social care providers to identify the best way to involve their staff in the project.

City College Norwich is offering the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 qualification in Dementia
  • Level 2 qualification in End of Life Care
  • Level 4 Aspiring Managers programme, tailored to specific leadership skills for the sector.

Courses and planned delivery dates/times

Courses available include:

Level 4 Aspiring Managers course:

  • Timetabled course with two sessions per week, Tuesday and Friday, 10:30am - 1pm
  • Independent blended learning course that can be studied at a time to suit you during the week, with drop-in sessions available (no timetabled sessions)

Level 2 End of Life Care course:

  • Independent blended learning course that can be studied at a time to suit you during the week, with drop-in sessions available (no timetabled sessions).
  • Thursday afternoon, 2:30pm - 5pm

Level 2 Dementia Awareness course:

  • Independent blended learning course that can be studied at a time to suit you during the week, with drop-in sessions available (no timetabled sessions).
  • Friday morning, 9:30am - 12pm

Courses do not have specific start dates and will run on a rolling timetable.  This allows us to ensure that courses can run once enough participants have signed up to the specific course.  You will be required to supply information to support your enrolment and funding for the course and will be informed of the start date nearer the time. Courses generally run for eight to 10 weeks.

Courses are being delivered online due to Covid restrictions, and we feel that this is currently best suited to those in the sector and the risks.  We will keep under review a return to a more blended approach that would include some onsite face-to-face delivery.

You will always have access to 1-1s through your course lecturer, plus you will be allocated a mentor by Norfolk/Suffolk County Council to support you on your learning journey.

To be eligible, participants must:

  • Be legally entitled to live and work in the UK
  • Live in Norfolk or Suffolk and be employed by an organisation that provides health and / or social care services for adults in Norfolk or Suffolk. (This includes people who are self-employed).

To sign up, or for more information about fully funded training opportunities, please visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/developingskills An Employer Engagement Officer will make contact with you to talk through options depending on your individual needs

The DSHSC project is part funded by the European Social Fund.