The Importance of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the Care Sector

Upskilling and staying on top of best practice and techniques is essential in the Care sector as it directly impacts on safety and standards. When you invest in CPD, you’re ensuring care workers have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to carry out their role safely and provide the best possible care. Having gained qualifications and landed a job in the care industry should be the start of the learning journey, rather than the end of it.

There is a strong link between CPD and staff retention and motivation. CPD is mentioned in the NHS Long Term Plan as a strategy to motivate staff to stay in role and equip them with the skills to advance their professional practice. Skills for Care found that 94% of employers with a low staff turnover cited ‘investing in learning and development’ as one of the main activities contributing to workforce
retention.

Online learning is now the expectation for learning and development at work, and an affordable and accessible alternative to in-person training. When you’re looking for online resources, it’s advisable to seek out a reputable provider with endorsements from leading organisations in the sector.

Laser Learning is a Skills for Care endorsed provider of online CPD short courses and The Care Certificate course. Our course materials are written by industry experts (including care home managers) and cover the knowledge needed for every standard in the Care Certificate and a wide range of CPD topics, such as Infection control and prevention, Dementia and communication, and Supporting adults with learning disabilities.

Whether you are an owner, manager, or independent learner, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a free demo of the Care Certificate course and our CPD short courses. The Laser Learning team can be contacted on info@lasersys.co.uk or +44 (0)1753 584 112.

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