‘Learning from events’ – free digital learning for managers in social care

Skills for Care Digital Learning for managers in social care

‘Learning from events’ is a free digital learning module, developed by Skills for Care, to equip adult social care managers with the knowledge and skills to carry out holistic learning reviews with their teams.

Learning reviews bring people together to explore an adverse event or near miss, and the government asked employers in the Winter Plan to carry out a learning review after a COVID-19 outbreak, or near miss. Learning reviews allow teams to explore different perspectives and create a positive action plan that supports individuals and seeks to avoid repeat incidents.

The easy to use module commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care covers:

  • what learning reviews are, why they’re needed and how they can help you
  • how managers can move from completing reviews at an individual level to involving the wider team
  • practical tips and templates for embedding learning reviews into your working environment.

And employers who’ve signed-up to access the 2020-21 Workforce Development Fund, can claim £100 from the fund for every learner who completes the module.

Hear from others who’ve already completed the module

Following the launch of the module in October, Skills for Care has been receiving positive feedback from learners about their experiences of what they’ve learnt from the module…

“A good reflective process to engage the team and resolve potential issues in a proactive manner.” (Area trainer)

“Positive thinking in order to achieve positive outcomes.” (Registered Manager)

“How to approach every situation with respect, empathy, understanding and trust.” (Supervisor)

A final word

Keren Salt, Director of Quality and Compliance at WCS Care says:

“Time in care is always short, however carrying out a learning review allows you to spend valuable time listening before jumping in to make changes. This pays dividends over time as you have the staff on your side – investing time with them when something has gone wrong will provide you with a stronger team going forwards.”

How to access ‘Learning from events’

The module is available on the Skills for Care virtual learning environment (VLE). To access the VLE simply log in to your Skills for Care account (or register if you don’t have one) and select the ‘Virtual learning environment’ button. You’ll be directed to our VLE where you can access the ‘Learning from events’ digital module.

To find out more about the ‘Learning from events’ digital module visit www.skillsforcare.org.uk/LearningFromEvents

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