Digital Skills Framework for the adult social care sector
Skills for Care and The Digitising Social Care Programme (a joint NHS/DHSC unit) invite you to the launch of the updated Digital Skills Framework.
Tuesday 16th May 2023, 10:00am – 11:30am
About the event
This event will introduce attendees to the Digital Skills Framework.
The Digital Skills Framework is a free resource to support the development of digital skills across the adult social care workforce. It’s structured around seven themes and aims to help employers and individuals working in adult social care to plan their learning and choose the right digital skills training for their needs.
You’ll hear from those who have been involved in the development of the framework and employers who are already using it in the workplace.
Speakers at the event will include
- Care Quality Commission
- NHS-Transformation Directorate
- An employer
- Skills for Care
Who should attend?
- Registered managers
- Digital leads
- Learning and development leads
- Learning providers
- Representatives from local authorities
- Representatives from Integrated care systems (ICS’s)
More about the framework
The framework was developed to help care professionals use and benefit from digital technologies to support provision of quality care, drawing on recommendations from the Adult Social Care Technology and Digital Skills Review.
What are the benefits?
The Digital Skills Framework has been developed to help those working in the sector to develop the necessary skills to both use and benefit from digital technologies in their roles. Social care employers can refer to the framework when planning staff training and it can also be incorporated into existing learning offers and programmes. It’s useful for individuals in planning personal development and digital upskilling to support their role.
Why is the Digital Skills Framework different to other resources I can find online?
The framework has been developed specifically for the adult social care sector and provides content, links and resources that are relevant to people working in the sector, at every level. There are links to videos, e-learning and other no cost learning and development opportunities. In addition, the framework has links to learning providers who offer paid digital skills training.
Who has been involved in the development of the framework?
The framework has been developed by The Digitising Social Care programme (which is a joint DHSC/NHS unit) in collaboration with adult social care employers, local authorities and learning providers. In addition, a range of sector stakeholders including Skills for Care and Digital Social Care were involved in its development.
This event will be run on Zoom.
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