Social Services Staff Training
Flu/COVID eLearning for all
It is recommended that all health and social care staff complete Flu/COVID-19 One.
Flu/COVID-19 One is available on ESR and the Learning@Wales platform. More information on how to access this module.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) (Previously known as PRTL)
Do you know your responsibilities?
CPD is your responsibility as a person registered with Social Care Wales!
Section 6 of the Code of Professional Practice for Social Care requires you to: “be accountable for the quality of your work and take responsibility for maintaining and developing knowledge and skills… this includes undertaking relevant learning and development to maintain and improve your knowledge and skills to ensure you are fit to practise…”
So you must maintain your CPD to meet your obligations to the Code of Professional Practice in order to re-register every 3 years.
How much CPD is required?
You need to keep a record of at least 90 hours of training and learning that you complete during each three-year registration period. You must also keep a portfolio of evidence of your learning as you may be asked to present this for audit purposes.
How to record your CPD
You should keep your CPD record up-to-date in your Social Care Wales online account. Each record must include when the training or learning was completed, its duration and the ways in which your learning has informed your practice. This means that for each record you enter, you need to include how the learning has contributed to your practice.
Don’t wait until you need to register or this will be a massive task to complete!
What activities count as CPD?
According to our Registration Rules, you can meet your CPD requirements by: “study, training, courses, seminars, reading, teaching or other activities which could reasonably be expected to advance the social care worker’s professional development, or contribute to the development of the profession as a whole”. You should aim for a range and balance of different learning activities. It would not be acceptable, for example, for all your CPD to be made up of structured reading (reading should account for no more than 10 per cent of your total CPD).
Examples of the range of learning activities you could include:
- completing a relevant qualification or accredited course
- having your competence assessed
- attending in-house training, workshops, seminars or conferences, with reflection on your learning
- completing an e-learning module relevant to your practice
- shadowing a colleague in a related team, service or profession
- taking on new or different responsibilities, with evidence of your learning.
The CPD requirements are the same for every registered person, regardless of how many hours you work (that is 90 hours over the three-year registration period). If you are a part-time worker, you should be given the same opportunities and support by your employers to meet your CPD requirements as other workers.
“If registered people are unable to meet all the requirements by the time of renewing their registration and provide reasons why they’ve not achieved it then Social Care Wales will take it into account when making decisions on renewal.”
Continuing Professional Development Flyer (PDF 183 KB)
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Covid-19 Safety and Wellbeing Training
- Username = Your Payroll number
- Password = welcome1% (you will be prompted to change this password)
If you have used the site before you would have created a new password.
Enrolment key: Port112%
For help contact Learning, Training and Development
Covid-19 Putting on and taking off PPE - A guide for care homes
Social Care Wales - Information, resources and training to guide you through Covid-19
Wales TUC Cymru 'Tackling the Far-Right eLearning Course
Digital Communities Wales
Learning NHS Wales Core Skills
Recognised minimum standard for Statutory and Mandatory training in NHS Wales
Instructions - to log in you will need the following:
- Username = Your Payroll Number
- Password = welcome1% (You will be prompted to change this password.)
If enrolment key is required for course, this is Port112% unless otherwise specified.
Further NHS Wales Courses
- Food safety - No enrolment key required
- Dementia awareness - Port112%
- All Wales Policy for medication administration - No enrolment key required
WJEC Health & Care Learning
NICE Resources (DOCX 29 KB)
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Principles and Values of Medication Management
|Name of Resource||URL/Link||What is it about?||Who is it for?||Contact for further info|
|Social Care Wales online resource for care professionals||https://socialcare.wales/service-improvement/people-with-dementia||Webpages with information and useful links based on the informed level of the Good Work Framework||Anyone working in health or social care||Rebecca.email@example.com|
|Social Care Wales Principles and Values log in||https://inductionframework.wales/log-in/||
A workbook which covers core qualities and requirements of social care workers
Staff who do not have the relevant qualifications are required to register within adult social care
|All staff working within adult social care. Also for staff who are required to register with Social Care Wales|
|Community medication management team||ABM.DomCareMeds@wales.nhs.uk||
Direct access to the Community meds management team
|All care providers who may have medication concerns, training or queries||
Canopi is a free, confidential service providing access to mental health and wellbeing support to social care and NHS staff in Wales.
We understand the pressure that comes with working in health and social care and we want you to know that we're here to help.
We aim to provide support to those with symptoms and conditions such as:
- feeling overwhelmed and distressed
- anxiety and depression
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Through Canopi you can access
- Guided self-help
- Peer support
- Virtual face-to-face consultations
- Alcohol Support Service
For more information visit: canopi.nhs.wales