The Learning Skills Team is responsible for the delivery, supervision and assessment of training and education for all support staff within the Trust. This agenda is linked to the lifelong learning of support staff.  Courses and education facilitated by the team include:

  • Short courses
  • Qualification & Credit Framework (QCF) Programmes
  • HCA Induction

The team also offer support and advice related to the personal and professional development of individuals and has expertise in developing new roles for support staff.

The overall aim is to enhance and maintain effective quality training and development for support staff across the Trust at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

The main objectives of the team are to:

  • Develop learning opportunities that enhance service devlivery and workforce development.
  • Ensure our learning environments are of good quality across the organisation
  • Work in partnership with external agencies within the local community, to promote health as a career and to develop local and national priorities
  • To work with departments and directorates within the Trust to develop, deliver and evaluate new QCF qualifications in conjunction with workforce development priorities and resources for these areas
  • Maintain centre status for QCF qualifications.
  • Develop Skills for Life strategy for the Trust

QCFs delivered by the Team

  • QCF Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
  • QCF Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
  • QCF Level 3 Diploma in Perioperative Care
  • QCF Level 3 Diploma in AHP Support
  • Assessor qualifications
  • Internal Quality Assurer Qualifications

Courses Organised by Learning Skills Team

  • AMSPAR Level 2 Award in Medical Terminology
  • AMSPAR Level 3 Certificate in Medical Terminology
  • Basic Sign Language
  • Deaf Awareness
  • Professional Administrator
  • Minutes Made Easy
  • Confidence
  • Assertiveness
  • Customer Care
  • Presentation Skills

Courses run in the Trust by Chesterfield College

A range of courses are available to staff which are facilitated by Chesterfield College. These include customer care, team leading and business & administration.

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the team on the following numbers:

Liz Claridge - Clinical Education and Training Sister 
Telephone: 01246 51 2931
Email: e.claridge@nhs.net 

Dawn Moore - Clinical Education and Training Practitioner 
Telephone: 01246 51 6260
Email: dawn.moore@nhs.net 

Lorraine Bower, Clerical Assistant
Telephone: 01246 51 3698
Email: lorraine.bower@nhs.net