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NPTC Pathways Training Supports Local Care Providers

Neath Port Talbot College (NPTC) Pathways Training has been working with a number of local care providers to raise awareness of the subsidised training available to staff as part of Social Care Week.

Social Care Week (18 - 22 June) aims to improve awareness of the valuable service that 88,000 social care practitioners provide in Wales to support our community.

Pathways Training provides work-based learning and has been established for over 30 years. We work with a number of local care providers to support them in developing the skills of their employees who provide care in the community and raise awareness of the subsidised training available to them through the Skills for Industry (SfI) project.

The SfI project offers subsidised work-based training in Customer Service, Childcare, Business Administration, Retail, Motor Vehicle and Engineering at Levels 2 and 3. The Level 2 Team Leading and Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care are also available under this project. Private sector, voluntary and third sector companies can benefit from this project which aims to support productivity, progression and raise skills levels in employment until December 2015.

Glais House Nursing Home is just one of the many organisations that have demonstrated commitment into developing the skills of their care staff and provide a high standard of care.

Glais House provides residential and nursing care for the elderly with a particular focus on nursing and dementia care needs.

Sue Lewis, Glais House Manager said: "We are passionate about delivering quality care by empowering staff through work-based training."

If you are an employer looking to upskill your workforce and require further information on work-based training opportunities, please contact the Skills for Industry team in Neath Port Talbot College on 01639 648015 or e-mail sfi@nptc.ac.uk.