The workforce development council has decided to seek views on the idea from employers and training providers following a series of consultation events on strengthening and professionalising the social care workforce in January and February.
A foundation degree is a work-related higher education qualification, typically combining academic study with on-the-job training and lasting two years if taken full-time.
CWDC has also announced that is extending its Increasing Skills in Social Care (TSI) fund, a government grant designed to fund vocational qualifications.
It is currently distributed to social care providers to fund staff to achieve the NVQ level 3 in health and social care. However, CWDC said today it would be extended from next week to cover the NVQ level 4 qualifications in health and social care and leadership and management.
CWDC is also extending the fund from now to all fostering agencies to fund foster carers to complete the level 3 qualification. The TSI fund is limited and is distributed on a first come first serve basis.
- CWDC is seeking views on the foundation degrees idea until 30 April. Call Beverley Wilson on 0113 386 2268 or email your views.