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How EduCare’s services work for both staff induction training, and student blended learning at Solihull College and University Centre.
Solihull College and University Centre wanted to enhance the study programmes for their BTEC Health and Social Care students and approached EduCare to pilot the introduction of CPD certified training resources to the curriculum.
Keen to develop and improve their blended learning approach for students, the College’s Lead H&SC tutors mapped a number of EduCare’s Health and Social Care resources to H&SC BTEC curricula and discovered that a number of courses would be very useful to undertake. These BTEC’s were:
- BTEC Certificate in Health and Social Care
- BTEC Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care
- BTEC Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care
- BTEC Extended Diploma
The College chose 7 EduCare resources to offer to 115 students as part of the pilot. Students were asked to complete some or all of these courses between October 2017 and April 2018. Students completed these courses either as part of a group
The EduCare courses students accessed were:
- Safeguarding Adults in Health and Social Care
- Safeguarding Children in Health and Social Care
- Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities in Health and Social Care
Dutyof Care, Privacy and Dignity in Health and Social Care
- Manual Handling in Health and Social Care
- First Aid Essentials in Health and Social Care
- Infection, Prevention and Control in Health and Social Care
EduCare’s Customer Service Team created profiles for each student on their state of the art learner management system (LMS), where, securely, the students could access the courses according to the order they were required to complete them, and by date. The College was provided with full reporting rights to demonstrate when students had started a course, were in
Online induction training for staff
Solihull College and University Centre also used to deliver all staff induction training in person which was both time consuming and inefficient. The college also recognised that mandatory content was hard to keep up-to-date, as induction requirements for education settings continuously evolve as legislation and best practice evolve. A more efficient solution was sought.
Since 2012, approximately 600 staff per year have completed EduCare’s online safeguarding and duty of care training courses, either as part of their extended induction or as a refresher.
The courses college staff have taken include:
- Data Protection/GDPR
- Equality and Diversity
- Safeguarding Young People
- Child Protection
- The Prevent Duty
- FGM Awareness
- Safer Recruitment
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