Skills for Care are backing Learning at Work day with an innovative tool to help frontline adult social care workers with numeracy and literacy skills.
They have produced Learning through Work which is a series of learning modules developing communication and number skills in adult social care workplaces. The seven booklets are designed to help supervisors deliver bite-size chunks of learning wherever natural learning opportunities arise in day to day care work.
Each booklet is divided into segments that can be read in less than three minutes and also includes learning questions and quizzes to promote discussion. The booklets include Reporting, Writing skills, Bodily functions, Physical Health, Using numbers, Number skills and How much, how often.
The resource was produced after extensive consultation with workers across the sector who wanted support with their basic numeracy and literacy skills presented in a fun and easy to use way.
“As an organisation who are committed to continued professional development in our sector we listened to what workers wanted, and produced an easy to use guide that supports numeracy and literacy skills in a sensitive and non-intrusive way,” says Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen.
“We are big supporters of Learning at Work day and the feedback on the booklets has been very positive, so we hope employers will buy copies of this guide as they are ideal for workers to consult as they go about their duties.”
The Learning through Work guides are available from www.skillsforcare.org.uk/publications priced at £25 for the full set, which includes a managers guide.
Source: Skills for Care