Skills for Care CPD Training Packages

Skills for Care and the University of Huddersfield, in conjunction with NHS Health Education England, have developed a series of training packages to assist health and social care staff with their continued professional development during the Covid-19 pandemic.

There are currently 7 training packages on offer, which each offer the opportunity to access virtual learning on your chosen topic and attend a webinar, with dates available from April-September.


Available topics include:

Psychological Wellbeing and Resilience in Social Care Settings

Supporting People with Long Term Conditions

Recognising and Responding to Service User Deterioration

Practice Assessor Preparation

Nail Care

Infection Prevention and Control

Loss, Grief and Bereavement for the Social Care Workforce


For further information, please view the dedicated page here.

Coping with Covid Webinars for Staff

Throughout February and March, DHSC, Yorkshire and Humber ADASS and the Better Care Fund are hosting a series of free webinars to support staff working in the care sector to deliver safe care to people in the community.


Current topics are:

Infection prevention: Protecting yourself and the people you care for

Monday 15th February, 14:30

Wednesday 17th February, 14:00

Friday 19th February, 14:00

North Webinar – “Coping with Covid: Complex needs, consent and restriction”

Thursday 18th February, 15:00


For more information and to book a place on any of these webinars, please click here.

New funded short courses available in January 2021

2 new short courses are due to start in January 2021, which are now available fully funded by Health Education Yorkshire and Humber for eligible health and social care staff and PIVO’s. Both 12 week courses will be delivered using a blended approach of teaching and learning strategies online, and students will be supported by the University of Huddersfield’s virtual learning environment. Students will be able to access the learning material flexibly so there will be no requirement for staff to be released for study leave or specific timed sessions.

These courses have been developed as non-credit bearing, to allow staff to access professional development opportunities which meet their needs without requiring you to complete academically demanding assessments. They have also been designed in response to the ongoing priority needs of practice partners in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Available courses are:

Further information can also be found by searching on the ‘Course finder’ on the University of Huddersfield’s website.