Avery Healthcare have notched up a first for the adult social care sector with the official accreditation of their Advanced Senior Carer (ASC) training programme by City & Guilds. The course enables senior carers to extend their skills and to further support and assist nurses to ensure that high quality care is provided for residents.
Avery’s ASC programme aims to raise standards in care and enhance the knowledge and skills of senior carers to take on a specific nurse support role. It provides a clear career pathway for senior carers to progress, including a route towards the new nursing associate role.
The intensive five-month programme is delivered on a blended learning basis, and is comprised of nine clinical modules and two management modules.
In their report, the external quality assessor from C&G noted the positive impact that the programme had to the business on both care standards and the recruitment and retention of staff.
Shelley Parker-Wain, head of training and development at Avery Healthcare said: “It is very rewarding to see learners flourish, improving their skills and knowledge, which will further enhance the high standard of care delivery to our residents.
“Our senior carers can draw confidence from this accreditation, that the programme is of a high standard, and that it will develop them further on a solid career pathway within Avery.”