11th March 2016

Learning And Development Is Key For High Quality Care

Over 50 members of staff across Hadrian Healthcare Group’s five Manor House homes are currently undertaking apprenticeship programmes.

The programmes cover all business areas including health and social care, food preparation and cooking, cleaning and environmental services, customer service and business administration to management and leadership.

Jas Gill, managing director of Hadrian Healthcare Group said: “We invest in learning and development across the board for our staff because we know it is key to providing high quality individualised care for all our residents.

“And apprenticeship programmes are the preferred mode of study to achieve nationally recognised qualifications for all occupational areas.  Staff develop skills in maths, English and IT too. Our aspiration is for all our staff to hold either a Level 2 or 3 qualification or be working towards this.  The management and leadership programme is at Level 5.

“We’re keen to help our people develop their careers in care and we promote within the group whenever we can.”

Hadrian Healthcare opened their newest home, The Manor House Knaresborough, in December and staff there are already working towards apprenticeship programmes.

Geraldenne Dent, learning and development manager for the group, is a member of the National Apprenticeship Service North East Apprenticeship Ambassador Network and the Skills for Care National Apprenticeship Steering Group.

Apprenticeship programmes and assessment are provided by education and training specialists Learning Curve Group, who hold the Skills for Health Quality Mark in recognition of their high quality provision and support services.

Hadrian Healthcare holds the Investors in People Silver award.

The ninth annual National Apprenticeship Week takes place from 14 to 18 March. The week, which is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and traineeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

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