A new vocational training scheme in disability care has been set
up for young people by disability charity Leonard Cheshire.
The new shceme, the first of its kind in the disabiltiy care
sector, will enable care workers to gain an NVQ level two over the
first two years, along with a technical certificate and training in
key skills and employment rights and responsibilities.
As with other modern apprenticeships, applicants gain
qualifications while they work and need no prior experience. The
scheme, which is being run under the government’s work-based
learning initiative, is open to 18 to 23-year-olds.
Leonard Cheshire believes the scheme will lead to recruitment
and retention of more staff and help tackle the shortage of care