In this issue of our newsletter, its your last chance to apply for short courses and some good news on employer contributions!
Fully funded short courses are available until 31st July 2019 act now!
- Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings
- Awareness of Mental Health Problems
- Care and Management of Diabetes
- Common Health Conditions
- Customer Service for Health and Social Care Settings
- Principles of Dementia Care
- Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care
- Equality and Diversity
- Falls Prevention Awareness
- Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
- Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
- Principles of Care Planning
- Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care
- Understanding Autism
- Understanding Behaviour That Challenges
- Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
- Nutrition and Health
- Be aged 19 and over on the 31st August 2018
- Be a UK resident for the last 3 years
- Attend additional learning
- Not be on an apprenticeship Programme at the same time.
- Have a current DBS in place
- Meet the Guided Learning Hours which are around 100-120 hours
For more information please call us on 0121 433 3548
Employer contributions reduced to 5%
On Monday 01st April the Employer contribution for Non Levy Employers reduced from 10% to 5%.
Since this reduction, we have seen a rise in the number of learners being enrolled on to Apprenticeship Qualifications, which is fantastic news for the Health and Social Care Sector as staff are being support to enhance their knowledge and skills. It is vitally important that staff within the Health and Social Care sectors and Business sectors are fully trained to do their job, as this will give them increased confidence in their role, with productivity for your business improving.
If you have staff that you need to enrol on to an Apprenticeship and would like to take advantage of this reduced cost then please contact us on 0121 433 3548.
Employer Coffee Morning
We are holding another employer coffee morning on Wednesday 28th August and Thursday 29th August 2019 from 10am to 12pm on both days.
This will give us a chance to speak to employers and inform you of changes within the training sector, as we will no longer be offering the short courses after the 31st July 2019. This event will give us the opportunity to discuss the courses we are delivering, as well as the new standards for the Business Administration, Customer Service, Team Leading and Supervisor qualifications.
Furthermore, it will give us the chance to discuss the prices for the qualifications and also provide our employers with up to date information on their current learners progress.
If you would like to attend please contact us on 0121 433 3548, coffee and refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there.
Our literature, have you read yours?
Our Omega Health is published bi-monthly and this is issued to our learners. In our July Omega Health we are focusing on Prostrate Cancer. Get your copy today!
Our spotlight is issued to our learners bi-monthly, this helps them to understand things that are trended in the media and give them information on this common topic. In our May Spotlight we on focused on Stroke Awareness. Our July Spotlight will focus on Child Self-Harm.
Our Prevent Bulletin provides information to our employers and learners on how to keep safe and it helps us highlight dangers in our modern world.
In our June Prevent Bulletin we have looked at Breast Ironing and Female Genital Mutilation. We have explored the honour based violence and shared information with our learners. Our next Prevent bulletin will be in September and this will focus on County Lines, which is a method of drug supply.
Omega Thought of the Month
Our Omega Thought of the Month is designed to support our learners to discuss with their assessor different important topics. It allows them to explore their difference of opinions and give examples of how these issues affect their lives.
In our May Thought of the Month we focused on Dementia, in May there was a week dedicated to Dementia Action so we felt this was very appropriate.
Our July Thought of the Month will focus on Modern Slavery.
These discussion takes place through the learners progress review. You will also be involved in the review as the employer and give advice on setting wider targets for the learner that are non qualification related.
If you are not asked to take part in a learners progress review then please contact the office on 0121 433 3548 and ask to speak to Natalie Lambeth.
Following their recent weddings we have some staff who have changed their name, Natalie Black is now Natalie Lambeth and Sophia Wood is now Sophia Lombardo.
The offline version of our newsletter is available here.
At Omega we value the opinions of both our learners and employers, therefore we would like to know what you would like to see in our next newsletter?