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It’s important to develop your skills and knowledge as a personal assistant and there are lots of opportunities to do this. Here are some examples of training and qualifications you could do.
Skills for care: Support and guidance for the adult social care sector
The Disclosure and Barring Service: helps employers make safer recruitment decisions each year by processing and issuing DBS checks for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. DBS also maintains the adults’ and children’s Barred Lists and makes considered decisions as to whether an individual should be included on one or both of these lists and barred from engaging in regulated activity.)
Access to work: Apply for communication support at a job interview if you have a disability or health condition (Access to Work)
Career skills and training: Search for courses and training online and get advice on qualifications
University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and funded by the Ufi Charitable Trust, want to develop Neurocare KnowHow with the people who will benefit from it and so they are hosting online co-design workshops in the autumn. See flyers below