National Skills Academy for Health

National Skills Academy for Health

What does it do?

Raising standards in skills and training delivery is a key priority for Skills for Health. That is why we have been contracted by the Skills Funding Agency to draw down public funding to support Apprenticeships and other eligible training programmes.
We want to ensure that:
• There are excellent teaching, learning and assessment opportunities for those wanting to work in healthcare
• Opportunities exist for those working in entry level roles within the sector
• The future healthcare workforce has world class transferable skills
• The provision contributes to the healthcare workforce continuously providing top quality service to patients and clients
Skills for Health manages dedicated Academy teams and delivers services mainly in Greater London, the North East and the North West of England.

Skills for Health’s Academy Teams’ other key strengths and valued contributions are to work closely with employers to:

• Promote the healthcare sector to young people

• Undertake the recruitment of Apprentices or Cadets

• Support employers and their staff to work with young people who are Apprentices or Cadets

• Promote independent research and learning to help learners update and sustain their knowledge of good practice and guidance in the sector

What will the benefits be for me?
If you provide health or care services within England as part of the NHS or in the independent or voluntary sectors, then you’re eligible to become an Employer Partner – whether you have one employee or several thousand.
As an Employer Partner, organisations and their staff will benefit from a range of practical resources and support services including:
• Access to industry-leading resources
• Help to set up and run apprenticeship, adult learning and pre-employment programmes
• Invitations to take part in our many webinars
• Influence on national training developments
• The opportunity to ask questions, share ideas and gain new insight in our online discussion forum
How do I access the service?

Via the website. To become an Employer Partner, please complete the online application form. Before you do, we advise all applicants to read our Employer T&C. Once we have received your completed application form we’ll send you an Employer Partners’ information pack detailing how you can access the programmes benefits.

How much will it cost

As long as your organisation is eligible, it’s free to become an Employer Partner

Contact Details
National Skills Academy for Health
Tel: 020 7391 7173