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A Career in Adult Social Care – The Views of Young People

A Career in Adult Social Care – The Views of Young People

The Challenge Generational progress in the UK is grinding to a halt. Those in their 20s and 30s today have incomes no higher than the...
Striking a balance: engaging employers in the skills system to achieve better outcomes for learners

Striking a balance: engaging employers in the skills system to achieve better outcomes for learners

Equipping workers with critical skills is key to widening access to secure and good quality work. A well-skilled labour force would deliver economic benefits too, with employers more able to grow and improve...
Harnessing productivity through skills – from puzzle to plan​

Harnessing productivity through skills – from puzzle to plan​

In 2019, CIMA, one of the founding bodies of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, celebrated 100 years of serving business. For the anniversary,...
Encouraging Young People and Adults to become Adult Care Workers

Encouraging Young People and Adults to become Adult Care Workers

What is Adult Social Care? The King’s Fund defines adult social care as “a wide range of activities to help people who are older or...
Inspiration from a micro EpAO on their Ofqual recognition journey

Inspiration from a micro EpAO on their Ofqual recognition journey

Back in 2020, the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute, @IFAteched), announced the transfer of the EQA of end-point assessment to @Ofqual, or,...
Improving Pay and Job Quality in Adult Social Care

Improving Pay and Job Quality in Adult Social Care

The Recruitment Challenge There is undeniably a problem in securing an adult care workforce of the scale England requires. Skills for Care1 reports 1.67 million...
A Long-Term Pay, Employment and Skills Plan for Adult Social Care

A Long-Term Pay, Employment and Skills Plan for Adult Social Care

Short-Term Crunch and Long-Term Challenges Anyone who thinks social care is an unskilled job should try working in the sector for even a day. They...
A National Care Forum to Fix Social Care

A National Care Forum to Fix Social Care

Caring about Social Care The Covid-19 pandemic has shone a light on how important social care is – and just how vital those who work...
Students need to focus on practicing assessment skills, not just on catching up on lost learning

Students need to focus on practicing assessment skills, not just on catching up on lost learning

Students, teachers and parents are all tired of hearing about lost learning and the need for ‘catch up’ caused by the pandemic and I completely...
Wages, Universal Credit and Adult Social Care Workers

Wages, Universal Credit and Adult Social Care Workers

Adult Social Care Workers The Covid-19 pandemic has shone a light on the important work done by adult social care workers throughout the UK. Yet...