Development of training packages stemming from a competence assessment framework for non-qualified / basic grade staff working within health and social care organizations
The target group is non-qualified/basic grade staff working in Health and Social care. More specifically it will be targeted on employers, employees, trainers, training program planners, and training materials development specialists.
The objective of the project is to develop training packages to aid the assessment of competence against a Competence Assessment Framework (CAF) for basic grade staff working with service users in a health and social care setting. In the UK this has been developed from the Knowledge and Skills Framework. The result will be a new methodology of training for these groups, which traditionally lack educational skills. The CAF will be used to assess the current level of knowledge and skill of employees against various recognised occupational standards within each particular country. This will lead to identifying gaps in employee’s knowledge, which can then be addressed. We then have a tool that has the potential to form the basis of a standardised approach in identifying training needs and providing training, which is specific for basic grade staff in Health & Social care sectors. The project will develop the relevant training packages, tailored to each country to target needs identified through the CAF.
South and East Belfast Health and Social Services Trust, Belfast, UK
Skills for Health (UK)
Berufsförderungsinstitut Steiermark (Austria)
Compass-Sozial- und Gesundheitsverein (Austria)
Ergofit Kft. (Hungary)
North Western Health Board (Ireland)
Beeches (Belfast, UK)
Content of the training package
Quality focuses on ways in which you can ensure quality in all areas of your work including the role of team working.
Communication considers how to effectively communicate through ensuring others understand what you communicate and that you understand what others are communicating to you.
Equality addresses each individual’s responsibility to act in a way that supports equality and diversity.
Health and Safety focuses on how you can maintain and promote the health, safety and security of yourself and others you come into contact with through your work.
Personal and People Development considers ways in which you can develop yourself and how to contribute to the development of others while at work.
Service Improvement looks at ways in which services can be improved for users of those services and the public.