Care Home training and apprenticeship specialist Connect2Care has been awarded Recognised Provider status by Skills for Care.
The endorsement framework by Skills for Care, an agency that aims to improve workforce skills across the industry, is a mark of quality presented to the best learning and development providers.
Connect2Care earned the highest Grade 1 certification after a rigorous quality assurance process which identified that the training provider fully meets all dimensions, standards and criteria set out by the skills council.
Feedback from the Skills for Care panel concluded that, due to the strong application and high-quality training provided, Connect2Care require no further actions for future verifications and therefore, will be working towards achieving the next level: Centre of Excellence status.
Jill Whittaker, managing director of Connect2Care, said she is delighted the company has achieved grade 1 endorsement the first time it has gone through the Skills for Care framework. “The excellent feedback we received from the panel is testament to the team here at Connect2Care whose dedication, passion and knowledge of the industry is inspirational,” she added.
Connect2Care operates from 30 centres across England and employs over 150 professional staff, who all have occupational competence in the Health and Social Care sector.
“The endorsement demonstrates the high quality training we deliver to the Care Sector and provides added confidence in our services for our employers, apprentices, stakeholders and staff. As part of our work towards Centre of Excellence status, we will continue to develop and expand our offering to ensure we’re providing our customers and learners market-leading and innovative qualifications and training,” Ms Whittaker promises.