Leading care sector eLearning and workforce development solutions provider, CareShield, has partnered with the University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) to create a unique career pathway and offer a number of varied courses to suit all health and social care professionals from nursing and clinical supervision to dementia care and cognitive behavioural studies.
UDOL, the distance learning division of the University of Derby, is one of the UK’s leading providers of online learning. It is dedicated to providing online degree programmes and professional CPD courses. Many of which are accredited by professional bodies, to individuals and businesses globally.
CareShield CEO Christian Greenshaw said: “We are really excited about this new strategic relationship with UDOL. We can now help carers progress in their career from entry level positions to senior or specialist professions.
“We are keen advocates of personal and career development within the care sector, helping companies with staff retention and engagement and ultimately upskilling the workforce to deliver exceptional care. This relationship will allow our students to progress from our entry level programmes all the way up to level 7.”
UDOL Business Development Manager Rosy Banwait added: “We are delighted to have CareShield as a partner. Their innovation in training within the health and social care sector is a great fit with UDOL and we look forward to working with CareShield to professionalise the sector even further by offering a range of services and programmes to fit employers and individual’s development needs.
“We have recently been awarded a Gold rating by the Higher Education Funding Council for England in the country’s first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Our Online Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes have been developed in line with the Universities rigorous quality standards. They are designed to enable care workers to study part time, online and gain a university qualification whilst balancing work and family commitments.”