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QA Level 2 Award in Working at Height (RQF)

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification has been specifically designed to provide Learners with a greater awareness in the use of ladders, step ladders, harnesses and a variety of other equipment that is used when working at height.

Intended Audience

The QA Level 2 Award in Working at Height (RQF) is ideal for those who work, or are aspiring to work in environments that involve safe working at height, such as building and construction workers, agricultural workers, factory and warehouse workers, forestry workers and more.

Course Overview

During this 3 hour course, Learners will develop a basic awareness of working at height, focusing on key principles such as: safety considerations, legal obligations, hierarchy of control measures, reporting procedures for defective equipment and much more.

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Article Reference: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care

The government’s ‘Every Day Is Different’ campaign will help fill the 110,000 vacancies in the adult social care sector.

A new national recruitment campaign to help fill the 110,000 vacancies in the adult social care sector has launched.

The ‘Every Day Is Different’ campaign will show how rewarding social care careers can be – 96% of care professionals feel their work makes a difference to people’s lives. It will also highlight the opportunities for progression and professional development.

The campaign aims to:

  • attract new people with the right values to the sector and increase interest in adult social care as a vocation
  • highlight the range of job roles, with an initial focus on direct care roles such as care workers, where there is the most demand
  • equip the social care sector with the marketing tools to support the campaign and advice to recruit and retain the right people, to address a high turnover rate.

Over 1.45 million people work in the sector at the moment. It is predicted an additional 650,000 workers will be needed by 2035 to keep up with the rising numbers of people aged 65 and over.

Working in adult social care is about providing personal and practical support to help people live their lives.

People who work in the sector could be supporting the elderly or people with a physical disability, autism, dementia or a mental health condition. This could mean working in:

  • a care or nursing home as a care worker
  • your local community as an activities co-ordinator
  • a hospital as an occupational therapist
  • someone’s home as a personal assistant

The campaign has been developed in close collaboration with the adult social care sector and will run during February and March through social media, digital and local radio advertising, outdoor posters and events across England.

Advertising will feature real care workers and the people they support. The aim is to attract a diverse range of people, but the campaign will have a focus on people aged 20 to 39. Research suggests that this group is the most likely to consider a role in adult social care in the next 12 months.

Adult social care providers will be encouraged to engage with the campaign by providing case studies, advertising their vacancies on DWP Find a Job and promoting social media content using the hashtag #shareifyoucare. Materials will also be available to providers to equip them with information and assets to support the campaign locally.

Minister of State for Care Caroline Dinenage said:

Adult social care is too often seen as the ‘Cinderella service’ to our NHS. I’m determined to change this perception, starting with our hardworking social care workforce.

There is huge demand for more care professionals who work incredibly hard to look after the most vulnerable people in our society. We must spread the word that careers in adult social care can be rewarding, varied and worthwhile. Care is a vocation where you can transform people’s lives and every day is different to the next.

Our national recruitment campaign will support care providers to recruit thousands more talented people. If you think a career in care could be for you, I urge you to look up the opportunities in your local area and become part of a vital and growing profession.

Sharon Allen, CEO of Skills for Care said:

I have spent my whole career in adult social care, so I know first-hand the tremendous professional and personal satisfaction that is on offer to anyone who joins us through this campaign.

This campaign will help employers find people who have the right personal values that will make them great care workers and that means people in our communities will be supported by highly motivated and skilled workers.

Premier Training Services are delighted to announce that in partnership with Highfield e-learning, and as an additional service to the tutor led training sessions that we already provide through our Highfield approved accredited training Centre, we are now pleased to be able to provide Care certificate e-learning training, which is also fully compliant with the GDPR.

Developed by Highfield e-learning, it is one of the most comprehensive packages available anywhere for employees taking the Care Certificate, and is backed by Highfield’s expertise in developing the official Care Certificate Handbook.

The e-learning is designed to support the delivery of the knowledge elements of the Care Certificate, and can be fitted into existing workplace induction programmes. It covers all 15 standards included in the Care Certificate, with a 30-minute course (available individually) for each of the standards.
It’s also flexible so that each learner can complete the standards specific to their role, and is mapped to official health and social care qualifications so that prior learning can be recognised. It is fully customisable so that it meets the needs of individual organisations, and trackable so that learners’ progress can be monitored and verified.

Competitively priced and discounts may be available for multiple registrations.

For more information, please select the e-learning tab, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 01384 639400.

The new proposals will see first aid and CPR being added to the curriculum as part of the Department for Education's (DfE) plan to strengthen teaching of health, sex and relationships education in England from 2020.

Paramedic and leading author of the UK's No.1 range of first aid training books, Nigel Barraclough, had the following to say:

"It is great to see that this landmark decision is now becoming a reality and thousands of secondary school pupils across the country will be trained in valuable life-saving CPR and first aid. Norway has been teaching CPR in schools for many years and the increase in bystander CPR is the main reason that they have survival rates as high as 25% compared to the UK's 10%. By providing school children with the opportunity to learn these valuable skills, this is a significant step towards improving cardiac survival rates in the UK."

Premier Training Services would be happy to deliver this training within the school curriculum timetable and would be happy to provide further details in this respect.

As a registered Qualsafe training centre – Premier Training Services congratulates Qualsafe Awards on their success!  Please read the full article below:

Ref: https://qualsafeawards.org/news/we-are-delighted-to-share-with-you/

We are delighted to announce that Qualsafe has been voted the UK's Best Business (SME) 2018 by the Best Business Awards!

The Best Business Awards attracts a wide range of organisations from across all sectors, from large international companies and public sector organisations to dynamic and innovative SMEs. As one of the UK's highest profile awards, we are incredibly proud to have won this prestigious accolade as it speaks volumes about the quality and integrity of our organisation.

“Qualsafe is an agile, innovative publishing and qualifications company that has raised standards of training in first aid, health and safety and pre-hospital treatment to platinum level.”

As an innovative organisation, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the highest quality publications and qualifications, as well as being dedicated to improving the standards of training in the UK. Our customers' needs are at the heart of everything we do, and our commitment to continually push boundaries has seen us develop new and innovative products, as well as qualifications in order to ensure our customers have everything they need to deliver platinum standard training.

An independent panel of judges had the following to say:

"By bringing out award-winning and market-leading new training products and qualifications, Qualsafe has seen strong, steady growth. Its e-learning for first aid trainers is exceptional and ensures that they are kept up-to-date with new practices. Well done to Qualsafe for raising standards in first response training and helping to save more lives."

From all the team here at Qualsafe, we would like to extend a special thank you to all of our customers, whose continued support has been a key factor in us winning this prestigious award.

Kind regards,

Qualsafe Awards

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