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Education provider to the Health & Social Care sector, launches first-of-its-kind ‘Funding Alliance’ programme

Manchester based specialist vocational training provider, EdgeWorks™, is excited to announce the launch of their pioneering new programme, ‘EdgeWorks™ Funding Alliance’, the only ‘Health & Social Care (HSC) Funding Alliance’ dedicated to winning bids that support recruitment, induction and in-work progression.

With their years of experience and burgeoning network of connections across both the care sector and Further Education (FE), EdgeWorks™ Funding Alliance is a natural next step for this team of experts.

Founded more than 20 years ago, by Steve Helsby and Mark O’Shea, EdgeWorks™, offers a wide range of ‘digital-first’ online health and social care courses and qualifications that are designed to support the whole employee life cycle, from induction and career development, through to specialisation and continuing professional development.

A Skills for Care Endorsed Provider and with years of experience delivering accredited qualifications from Skillsfirst Awards, City & Guilds and NCFE/Cache, EdgeWorks™ provides a fully automated and accountable system that goes far beyond pure e-learning. 

Steve Helsby, Director & Co-founder of EdgeWorks said,

“With EdgeWorks™ Funding Alliance, we are the first e-learning provider to effectively join the dots between care sector employers who have ongoing staff recruitment and training requirements – and the Further Education colleges and Independent Training  Providers who have access to funding for training and qualifications. Demand for highly skilled and qualified staff within the care sector is growing exponentially – and we understand that it’s a challenge for all concerned to keep up. We are drawing on years of knowledge, not only within Health & Social Care, but also effective e-learning. We don’t simply want to be a tick in a box, we’re here to partner with stakeholders and add real long-term, strategic value”.

Mark O’Shea, Director and Co-Founder at EdgeWorks added,

“Many of our funding partners are able to offer financial support across multiple regions – we already cover almost 60% of England. As we continue to roll out the EdgeWorks™ Funding Alliance, we will of course be engaging with more employers and funding partners, which will allow us to expand the range and depth of our offer across even more regions. There has never been a better time to join  EdgeWorks™ Funding Alliance.”

At the heart of the EdgeWorks™ approach is ‘EdgeWorks™ Care Academy’, their dedicated learning management system, which delivers accessible, high-quality courses, assessment, tracking and reporting. Designed with all stakeholders within the care sector in mind, EdgeWorks™ Care Academy helps businesses to achieve their strategic goals through streamlined onboarding, training and better staff retention. Routine tasks are fully automated, which means users enjoy consistently higher levels of training, greater compliance, sustainability and continuous improvement through reporting that enables HSC managers to make more informed decisions.

Employers within HSC, FE colleges and Independent Training Providers (ITP) as well as experts and consultants, are now invited to apply to join the EdgeWorks™ Funding Alliance.

Infographic showing how Edgeworks™ Funding Alliance works: Edgeworks™ Care Academy, their learning platform connects HSC employees with FE providers and ITPs.
Edgeworks™ Funding Alliance connects Health & Social Care employees with FE colleges and ITPs for fully funded courses and qualifications.
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