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We promote a culture of lifelong learning

We are committed to making sure that our employees are informed, involved and valued. We don't underestimate the effectiveness of a skilled and engaged workforce, and we know that training plays a big part in job satisfaction. From your very first day, we will offer the guidance, training and support you need to thrive in your role.

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Additionally, The Institute of Health and Social Care provides a range of training and education opportunities for those in the Bailiwick in Guernsey. This includes a number of academic pathways from vocational qualifications through to post-graduate programmes. The educational opportunities enable staff to achieve qualifications relevant to the role they hold or aspire to within Health and Social Care, whether this role is a Healthcare Assistant, a specialist practitioner or a manager. Regardless of background, experience and existing qualifications, there is something for everyone:

  • Gain a registered nurse (Adult) qualification on Island - BSc (Hons) in Nursing in partnership with Middlesex University London with no tuition fees and a bursary of £19,000
  • Become a Student Social Worker by studying to obtain a degree and professional qualification in Social Work over a 2/3 year full-time programme. Tuition fees and travel costs will be covered in addition to a salary as you gain practical experience while working in the area you are training in. You can read more about the course here: Social Work - Distance Learning Course with BA (Hons) Degree | RGU University - Aberdeen, Scotland, UK | RGU
  • Vocational qualifications in Health and Social Care, teaching and learning, leadership and management
  • Diploma in Higher Education to become an assistant practitioner, entry gateway into nursing degree
  • Post qualifying Programmes - up to Masters Level including a pathway leading to a PGCE
  • Social worker training through Robert Gordon University, exploring an option in collaboration with Jersey

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