Learning and development are important parts of our charity culture. We encourage our teams to explore their careers with us because development is a healthy and constructive activity! You’ll find all kinds of learning opportunities on offer.
Working with us means there’ll always be new challenges to take on, or something new to learn.
The Learning and Development team provide a wide range of services. These include:
- training services for staff
- maintain training records
- offer personal development, reviews and inductions
When you join us, we start thinking about how we can help you develop your career. Each of our mandatory training programmes is tailored to your role, no matter what service you decide to enter. You will only ever do training that is relevant and useful to you.
Sometimes, certain skills require specialised training. In these cases, we will work closely with you to identify the qualification or apprenticeships most suitable after successful completion of your probation period.
With your manager’s agreement, and if it benefits your role, you might aim for an aspirational goal. This might include training that will eventually lead you to a position with more responsibilities, like a step into management position.
You learn and develop your skills using our award-winning Learning Management System provided by My Learning Cloud. All our staff, volunteers and bank workers have access to more than 100 e-learning courses.
These range from Cyber Security to Personal Development and everything in between.
Read testimonials from those who have completed their apprenticeships
We regularly ask for anonymous feedback from staff so that we can improve our training. Below are our most recent evaluations.
- E-learning Evaluation 92% 92%
- Structure of our e-learning 96% 96%
- Overall Outcomes meet 99% 99%
Examples of Learning and Development
- Care and Support Training
- Paragon Training
- Counselling Training
- Young Lives Training
- Wellbeing Training
- Central Services
Induction Standards and Qualifications
In the first 12 weeks of joining, we’ll support you to complete the Care Certificate. They are a requirement for everyone working in the social care sector.
All our colleagues working in Care and Support have access to our award winning apprenticeship programme. Here are a few examples of what you have to choose from:
- Adult Care Worker, Level 2
- Lead Adult Care Worker, Level 3
- Lead Practitioner in Adult Care, Level 4
- Leader in Adult Care, Level 5
The option to do a Care Certificate means that anyone can start a career in the social care sector.
All of these qualifications are available to our colleagues in Care upon successful completion of their probation period.
Our colleagues in YOU Counselling Centres have the opportunity to undertake a selection of relevant qualifications and training opportunities during their time with us.
Like The Survivors Trust accredited training and qualifications programme.
All of these qualifications are available to our colleagues in Counselling upon successful completion of their probation period.
Our colleagues in Partners for wellbeing receive accredited training delivered by the
and many more….
All of these qualifications are available to our colleagues in Wellbeing upon successful completion of their probation period.
Our colleagues from Central Services have the opportunities to undertake an apprenticeship with The You Trust such as :
And many more