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Supporting health and social care providers in Devon

Training and education opportunities

Digital Leadership Training

Digital Leadership for SMEs (small and medium enterprises) is providing training for senior leaders of small and medium enterprises in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset, and Torbay. 150 training places are available, providing up to 32 hours of free tutor training. 40 training places have been ringfenced for senior leaders from the Health and Adult Social Care sector.

The scheme has been designed to help senior leaders to identify and embrace digital improvements for their organisation, that will enable them to integrate digital technologies to gain a competitive advantage, streamline processes and enhance productivity. The training is available for senior leaders of SME Health and Social care organisations, who are located in and operate their business in either Devon, Plymouth, Somerset or Torbay. Between 9 and 30 hours of tutor led training will be provided, with 1:1 feedback and support hours available. Based upon needs, two training options are available.

Option 1- Driving Digital Transformation, designed  to support SMEs who employ between 10 and 250 employees. This option will provide 5, 6 hour training modules and 2 hours 1:1 feedback and mentoring. Learning Modules: Digital Vision & Strategy, Digital Technology, Digital Operations, Digital Skills & People, Digital Projects

Option 2- Driving Digital Business, is a less intensive programme, designed to support businesses with less than 10 employees, this shorter training programme offers 3, 3 hour training sessions and 3 hrs of 1:1 feedback and mentoring. Learning Modules: Digital Vision & Strategy, Growing your business through Technology, Improving your productivity through digital technology

Apply for your training place today Digital Leadership for SMEs Application. Upon receipt of your application, we aim to get back to you within 3 working days. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact,


Free to all social care staff – help for those wishing to take Functional Skills in Maths and/or English. Support for functional skills as requirements for learners undertaking an apprenticeship. For more information please see bksb for NHS and Social Care workers. If you would like to sign up for a consultation, please email

National Function Skills Employers Guide– Resource developed by Health Education England. Find out more about support available for functional skills.


RESTORE 2 stands for: Recognise Early Soft-signs, Take Observations, Respond, Escalate. The tool has been designed by West Hampshire CCG and Wessex AHSN to help care and nursing professionals to:

  • Recognise when a resident may be deteriorating or at risk of physical deterioration
  • Act appropriately according to the resident’s care plan to protect and manage the resident
  • Obtain a complete set of physical observations to inform escalation and conversations with health professionals
  • Speak with the most appropriate health professional in a timely way to get the right support
  • Provide a concise escalation history to health professionals to support their professional decision making

East Devon, Mid Devon and Exeter

  • The Eastern Care Services Team are offering free RESTORE2 training to Care Providers in Exeter, Mid and East Devon. The training will be offered either virtually, via MS Teams, or face to face whilst adhering to strict COVID19 infection control precautions. Contact for more information. Interested in the training? Fill in the Pre Training Assessment.

Torbay and South Devon

  • RESTORE2 and RESTORE2Mini training in this region of Devon is being delivered by Torbay and South Devon Trust. To find out more information please contact

For RESTORE2 training in the rest of Devon please contact the Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) at

North Devon

  • The Northern Care Home Team are offering fully funded training can be provided either Face to Face or virtually via MS Teams for all Care Services in North Devon. Complete the Pre Training Assessment form, once you have completed this a member of the team will contact you to book a training date.


Blue Stream Academy launching online RESTORE2mini free training for every care professional. RESTORE2mini online training enables care home and domiciliary care professionals to gain new deterioration management skills and improved knowledge and understanding of the people for whom they care.

South West Academic Health Science Network is pleased to present this important, free of charge, RESTORE2mini training resource for all carers to help provide better care across health and care environments. It’s available to access at any time – 24/7.

The oral health improvement team are offering Free training!

  • We provide training to care workers responsible for the oral health of both children and adults
  • Training takes 1-2½ hours (bespoke to suit your needs)
  • Tooth brushing demos provided
  • CPD certificates are issued upon completion

Contact the team to find out more information and book your training session. Tel: 01392 405705


Safeguarding adults training is available for anyone who works with or cares for adults at risk of significant harm. Safeguarding training and Mental Capacity training is currently funded at Level 2 and Level 3 for Private, Voluntary, and Independent, Health and Social Care Providers. For further information look at the Torbay and Devon Safeguarding Partnership.

If you have a Devon County Council email address, you can create an account and access the E-Learning via DEL.

If you do not have a DCC email address, please email for them to set up an account for you. You will need to include your full name, job title, full working address including postcode, email address and contact number in this email. You can contact the team regarding any Safeguarding Adults or Mental Capacity Act workforce development requirements.

  • Nursing in social care

    Information on qualifications including nursing and assistant practitioner routes in social care.

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