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AELP Association of Employers & Learning Providers

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is the national association representing employers and providers involved in skills and employment delivery. AELP members deliver the majority of Apprenticeships, Traineeships, English and maths in the workplace and programmes for the unemployed including the Work Programme.

Contact Sally Garbett if you are a hospice interested in membership of AELP. Sally has reached an agreement with the organisation for preferable rates for hospices.


Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care

Results of a national survey of support to adult care homes in England: A specialist palliative care provider perspective.


Apprenticeships in nursing and the allied health professions

From the Council of Deans for Health, this paper considers issues related to apprenticeships in nursing and the allied health professions.


City & Guilds

City & Guilds are a global Awarding Organisation providing qualifications and apprenticeships to employers across the world across a variety of sectors to meet the needs of today’s workplace.


Education and Skills Funding Agency

The ESFA is the Government Funding Body for Apprenticeships and other vocational programmes.

Nursing Associate

Employer guide to nursing associates

A guide from NHS Employers that has been put together to provide an overview of the new nursing associate role and compiles all information needed for employers to successfully embed the role into their organisation.

End of Life Care

End of life care resource packs

A training pack has been developed to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of working together to support people at the end of their lives.



Health Education England

Health Education England (HEE) supports the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.


Hospice UK

The national charity for hospice care, supporting over 200 hospices in the UK. Collectively hospices in the UK care for around 360,000 people every year, and Hospice UK works closely with them to support their vital work and to create a stronger voice for hospice care. Hospice UK also supports the development of hospice and palliative care worldwide.

End of Life Care

New Person-Centred Approaches Framework

This new framework, as outlined in the Five Year Forward view, sets out to support person-centred approaches for the health and social care workforce.


Nursing Associate

Practice environment case studies for Nursing Associates

This contains case studies to help advise on practice placements and the variety of experience required by Nursing Associates

Supporting information: Practice environment case studies for nursing associate programmes (PDF)
Nursing Associate

Protected learning time in practice Nursing Associates

This document provides clarity on protected learning time for Nursing Associates, guidance on supernumerary and 20% off job learning requirements (dependent on funding route for delivery) and details about governance and monitoring.

Supporting Information: Protected learning time in practice for nursing associate programmes (PDF)

Readon Publications Ltd

Read On Publications

Read On Publications promotes good practice in vocational teaching, assessment and quality assurance. Hilary Read has been training teachers, assessors, IQAs and EQAs for over twenty years and all her products are based on practical experience and common sense.

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Skills for Care

Skills for Care helps create a better-led, more skilled and valued adult social care workforce. They provide practical tools and support to help adult social care organisations in England recruit, develop and lead their workforce.


Skills for Health

Skills for Health is a not-for-profit organisation committed to the development of an improved and sustainable healthcare workforce across the UK. Skills for Health helps to inform policy and standards focusing on health, education and improving the wider wellbeing of public health.


Skills for Health Apprenticeships – Health care Apprenticeship Standards online (HASO)

A tool that stores and sorts all of the English Apprenticeship Standards that are commonly used in health so that you can easily see their status or download the standards and assessment plans you need.

Use Healthcare Apprenticeship Standards Online (HASO) from Skills for Health to:

  • Search for standards
  • Respond to consultations
  • Keep up to date with news


Standards for nurses

Documents comprising:

1. Learning culture

We’ll only approve programmes where the learning culture is ethical, open and honest, and is conducive to safe and effective learning that respects the principles of equality and diversity. Innovation, inter-professional learning and team working should be embedded in the learning culture.

2. Educational governance and quality

We expect education providers to comply with all legal and regulatory requirements.

3. Student empowerment

We want students to be empowered and provided with the learning opportunities they need to achieve the desired proficiencies and programme outcomes.

4. Educators and assessors

We’ll seek assurance that those who support, supervise and assess students are suitably qualified, prepared and skilled, and receive the necessary support for their role.

5. Curricula and assessment

We set standards for curricula and assessment that enable students to achieve the outcomes required to practise safely and effectively in their chosen area.


Talking about dying: How to begin honest conversations about what lies ahead

Based on conversations with doctors at all levels, patients and carers, and medical organisations, the report reveals the barriers that stand in the way, offers solutions and resources to help, including a ‘myth busting section’ debunking common but erroneous beliefs.

Four English hospitals leading the way in supporting end-of-life care conversations have contributed good practice case studies to the report.

This report was published on 19 October 2018.

Care Certificate

The Care Certificate Implementation Toolkit

This online toolkit has been developed to assist those responsible for delivering the Care Certificate to new employees as part of their induction, and for upskilling current employees.

It has been created for a wide range of health and care staff, from small independent care homes to large organisations with experienced learning and development teams.

It will enable you to feel confident about what the Care Certificate was designed to do, and will help you to decide the best ways to implement it within your organisation.


The NHS Long Term Plan

As medicine advances, health needs change and society develops, the NHS has to continually move forward so that in 10 years time we have a service fit for the future.

The NHS Long Term Plan is drawn up by frontline staff, patients groups, and national experts to be ambitious but realistic.

Webinars and Videos

The Post-16 Skills Plan: What are T-levels?

Exclusively delivered for the Information Hub by Hilary Read of Readon

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