Skills for Care - Funded Training Available for Personal Assistants Through Skills for Care
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People who employ their own care and support staff (individual employers) can apply for funding from Skills for Care to cover the full cost of care related training for both themselves and their personal assistants.
Whilst Skills for Care does not directly arrange the training, they can fund courses and qualifications that meet the learning needs of the individual employer and/or their personal assistant(s).
Since 2012, Skills for Care has provided individual employers with money that has enabled them and their personal assistants to attend hundreds of training courses and gain nationally recognised qualifications.
Funding can be applied for using the 2015-16 application form which can be found here and should be sent to Skills for Care any time before 5pm on Monday 29 February 2016.
The training must be started by 31 March 2016.
If an application is successful, Skills for Care will usually notify the individual employer within 30 days and arrange payment directly into their bank account.
For more information on Skills for Care and being a personal assistant please visit the Skills for Care website here.