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CPD in the Social Care sector

Overview in the Social Care Sector

The social care sector covers professions that support people with issues related to physical and mental health or those that are related to general lifestyle-related. Social care is often separated into child care and adult care services. Adult social care is the fastest growing part of the sector and it is likely to continue to be so, with an ever ageing population.

The social care sector helps approximately 2.3 million adults in the UK and employs just over 1.8 million people, which is around 6% of the total UK workforce. According to Skills for Care, there are an estimated 17,300 organisations working within the sector, employing more women than men; this accounts for around one in ten of all female workers within the UK. 

CPD in the Social Care Sector

Keeping up to date with industry changes is vital for a successful career, and it is highly recommended that an individual should be participating in CPD to maintain their competence and expertise. Career opportunities in social care span across the medical and healthcare sectors, and can include a variety of roles such as health & occupational therapists, ambulance & emergency care services, healthcare sciences & research, patient care, healthcare administration and management, medicine and medical equipment, counselling, midwifery, nursing and nutrition amongst numerous others.

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) requires all members to complete annual CPD, which must be a mixture of different types of learning. CPD must be relevant to work activities and should aim to improve the quality and standards.

The largest employer in the social care environment is the NHS, with over 1.7 million employees, but it is estimated that approximately a quarter of all individuals work for independent social care organisations, including care homes, hospices, community healthcare providers, hospitals and even domestic dwellings.

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Social Care Institute for Excellence
  • Skills for Care
  • General Social Care Council
  • British Association of Art Therapists
  • British Association of Dramatherapists
  • British Association for Music Therapy
  • The Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists
  • The British Chiropody and Podiatry Association
  • The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
  • The Alliance of Private Sector Chiropody and Podiatry Practitioners
  • Association of Clinical Scientists (ACS)
  • British Dietetic Association
  • British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA)
  • British Association of Occupational Therapists
  • British & Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS)
  • British Association of Prosthetists & Orthotists
  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • British Association of Social Workers
  • The College of Social Work

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MND Association

Our vision is a world free from motor neurone disease
MND Association

Northern Ireland Women's Aid Federation

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Northern Ireland Women's Aid Federation

Mind Your Health

Provides training in Mental Health First Aid, Suicide Intervention and Safeguarding
Mind Your Health

Creative Support

Not for profit provider of person centred care and support
Creative Support

Waking Up To Autism

Information and support with regards to Autism
Waking Up To Autism

African Caribbean Care Group - ACCG

Health and Social care support to adults in Manchester, Trafford, Salford and Stockport
African Caribbean Care Group - ACCG

Tudar Skills

Leading UK providers of statutory and mandatory courses
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Hidden Disabilities Sunflower

The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme helps people to discreetly identify themselves as a per...
Hidden Disabilities Sunflower

N Family Club

Rethinking Early Years Education
N Family Club

The Fostering Network

The UK’s leading fostering charity
The Fostering Network

Dementia Club UK

Charity supporting those with dementia
Dementia Club UK

Plumm Health

Mental wellbeing for empowered teams
Plumm Health

Bound Creative

Online training and media content to help young people bound into the right world
Bound Creative

B&M Care

Private residential and specialist dementia care provider
B&M Care

Get Out of Crime - GOOC

Training and support for offenders
Get Out of Crime - GOOC

Norfolk LGBT+ Project

Providing support, info & advice to the LGBT+ community in Norfolk and Waveney
Norfolk LGBT+ Project

Nurses.co.uk

Nursing Jobs, Care Jobs, Courses & Career Advice
Nurses.co.uk

Yorkshire Care Equipment

Specialist care equipment to enhance quality of life
Yorkshire Care Equipment

CPD Social Care Courses and Workshops

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Introduction to ABCD & CHIME

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Successful Parent Consultation Masterclass

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Would you like to build a genuine partnership with your parents in order to achieve the best possibl...
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Developing a Whole School Approach to Parental Par...

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Led by our highly experienced trainers: the ‘Whole School Approach to Parental Participation’ master...
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Overcoming Barriers to Parental Participation – Fr...

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In this 2 hour session: you will look at the research behind parental engagement: take inspiration f...
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Neurodiversity First; For First Responders and Eme...

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A detailed introduction into Neurodiversity and the difficulties experienced by autistic people acce...
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The Management of Pressure Ulcers and Neurogenic S...

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To provide education on neurogenic skin and; more specifically; to raise awareness of the causes; ma...
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Basic course on enjoying life for Caregivers

The Generation Keeper (TGK)

Relationships have been described as integral to the caring process but there remains little guidanc...
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FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)

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This training course will increase a Practitioners’ knowledge and awareness of FGM and its form of V...
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Support Planning

Taye Training

Using a structured support plan approach improves the overall outcomes for the service user. Having...
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Safeguarding Children

Taye Training

This training course addresses the importance of safeguarding children bringing in key messages from...
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Safeguarding Adults

Taye Training

There are a number of important responsibilities when it comes to safeguarding adults from the risk...
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Professional Curiosity

Taye Training

A lack of professional curiosity is repeatedly mentioned in serious case reviews and research into t...
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Professional Boundaries

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Professional Boundaries Training helps professionals recognise the importance of maintaining profess...
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Good Practice in Volunteer Management - Support an...

Jewish Volunteering Network

Ensuring volunteers are recruited to roles that match their skills and interests is essential to a s...
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Red Rose Recovery LEADERSHIP Programme

Red Rose Recovery

Providing leaders of the future with the tools to enable them to recognise and appreciate their own...
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Autism – It’s Part of Me

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Written by autistics; for autistics; to learn about their autism. This training program that is also...
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Understanding Neurodivergent Families with Support...

AP Cymru

Our “Understanding Neurodivergent Families with Support & Guidance for Retail Staff” course will hel...
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A Strategic Approach to Whole School Emotional Hea...

Thrive - Fronting the Challenge Projects

This Thrive Approach course; approved by the DfE; has been designed for Senior Mental Health Leads t...
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Eating Disorders All Ages All Genders

First Steps ED

A foundation course with the aim of raising awareness and equipping you with the information and ski...
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Safeguarding Essentials

High Speed Training

This course provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to keep people safe. You will learn ab...
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Healthcare Business Incubator

Healthcare Business School

Ready to build a profitable healthcare business in a pandemic and beyond? Confidently Build a Profit...
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Physical Intervention in Early Years

NoodleNow!

Our bitesize Physical Intervention in Early Years Course provides useful information on keeping chil...
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The Care Certificate Standard 3; Duty of Care

My Learning Cloud

The Care Certificate eLearning modules are designed to help you demonstrate knowledge and collect ev...
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Self Awareness and Perception

First Thought Training

Understanding how you see yourself in relation to others and the world around you – your self-awaren...
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Moving and Handling People in Health and Social Ca...

High Speed Training

This online course aims to teach the learner how to move and handle an individual safely; with digni...
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Level 3 HACCP for Manufacturing

High Speed Training

By law; all food businesses must ensure that they have implemented an effective food safety manageme...
Online Course
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Level 3 HACCP for Catering & Retail

High Speed Training

By law; all food businesses must ensure that they have implemented an effective food safety manageme...
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Certificate in Online Safety for Teaching Staff

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This course will help you to better understand your roles and responsibilities in relation to online...
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Being a fostering family (birth children over 10)

The Foster Carer Training Company

This course is designed for birth children (10y+) in fostering families. It is important for them to...
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When I'm Ready

The Foster Carer Training Company

Note - this course refers to a type of arrangement only available in Wales. The equivalent of 'When...
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Being a fostering family (birth children under 10)

The Foster Carer Training Company

This course is designed for birth children in fostering families who are under the age of 10. It is...
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Understanding tax in fostering

The Foster Carer Training Company

Doing one’s own tax return can be a daunting task for many people. It can appear very complicated: b...
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Domestic abuse and children in care

The Foster Carer Training Company

Domestic abuse is an extremely sad reality for many adults across the UK. Unfortunately: it can also...
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Online Product Training – Fishermans Legs

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This course will train users on how to use the HD Fisherman’s Legs.
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Online Safety and Harms

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This course provides learners with the knowledge they will need in order to respond to online safety...
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Masterclass in Practical Geriatrics: Module 5- End...

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This module will teach you how to recognise a patient approaching the end of their life in different...
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Effectively Specifying for Remanufacturing

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Continuing on from the success of Benefits of Remanufacturing; Value Match and Circular ComputingTM...
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Attachment-Led Theory and Practice in Parental Ali...

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Introduction to Personalised Technology

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