There are many benefits to be gained from training your health and social care staff, but those benefits are only as good as the training provided. Poor-quality training or a lack of support and encouragement for learners can do more harm than good. When a care worker doesn’t feel engaged by their training, it’s then that results slip, and employees leave.
Training of employees is one of the best six ways to boost staff retention in care homes. Providing high-quality, effective training has been identified as one of the nine practices of high-performing care homes. In this article, you’ll learn how the way that training is delivered can improve success rates in NVQ Diploma in Health and Social Care.
What is effective training?
The CQC recognises the benefits of having appropriately qualified staff in care homes in the UK. A key challenge is ensuring that the training you provide is:
The NVQ Diploma in Health and Social Care satisfies points 2 and 3 for staff at various levels and stages of their career. But it all hangs on point 1. If the delivery of training is not effective, then you won’t achieve points 2 and 3.
How do you make training effective?
Our experience has shown us that you make training effective by ensuring that learners are:
It’s important that the learner feels at ease with the training provided, and able to discuss progress and any difficulties with assessors. Training should be enjoyed, not endured. The best results are achieved when learners and assessors collaborate towards the joint goal of improving:
- Individual and team capability
- The quality of care provided
- Career prospects of care workers
How does an assessor help care home workers?
Assessors play a vital role in the delivery of quality training for your care home’s staff. By having the same goals as your care home and your employees, the assessor becomes a pseudo-team member – an essential link between the objectives of the care home and the needs of the employee.
Assessors understand and support the needs of learners. They encourage them to realise their value as a caregiver, and how training and qualifications will help drive them towards their personal goals.
Part of the role of an assessor is to ensure that they are up to speed with the progress of your employees who are taking the NVQ Diploma, and to make certain that those employees are on course with their learning. To help in this process, your learners will benefit from:
- Work-based qualifications
- A unit-based approach that helps leaners realise the progress they are making, boosting success rates
- A focus on skills, knowledge, and behaviours
- Direct support, with free-of-charge site visits appropriate to the NVQ qualification being taken
- Learning and support provided both on the job and with the aid of modern technology
You’ll find that the StriveCare FastTrack NVQ Diploma in Health and Social Care provides a high degree of flexibility. This allows employees to enjoy a healthy work/life balance. Simultaneously, they benefit from a heathy relationship with their assessor, who keeps them on track to achieve their potential as a valued member of your care home’s team.
To discover how your care home could benefit from FastTrack NVQ Diploma training, contact StriveCare today. Make sure you ask us how you could access this high-quality training programme at no cost to your care home.