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1 MAKING A WISE CHOICE! H elping you to choose the right course, the right training provider and the right career path Paul Vaughan, National Project Manager, HCA Initiative, WiPP

2 STEPS TO MAKING A WISE CHOICE! Course Development Opportunities What do I look for in a training provider? How do I make the final decision? Career Framework and Competency Framework

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5 COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK List of competences based on workload analysis and patient need Protocol development Job description Person Specification Code of practice Clinical Supervision/Mentorship Personal professional and development planning and appraisal system Educational and training On-going Evaluation

6 FIND OUT HOW THE COURSE WAS DEVELOPED? Set learning objectives Develop Course Content Base content around NOS/NWC How will content be delivered? Consider learning styles of participants Who will deliver the course and where? Consider how you will manage mentorship, supervision and practical assessment Accreditation Will the course be transferable? What award? What level? In-house training Bespoke courses Use of language… Assessment criteria Evaluation Understand the needs of the HCA - learner Understand the needs of the employer PDPPDP

7 DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES Appraisal Shadowing Coaching and Mentorship Clinical Supervision Conference attendance HCA Forum Short Course Foundation Degree NVQ Accredited Courses In-house training Self directed study Clinical supervisor Self Care for You Trainer Cost

8 HOW DO YOU MAKE THE FINAL DECISION? 1.Do I want to undertake formal or informal training? 2.Will the training meet my learning needs and the needs of my employer 3.Does the training meet my learning style? 4.Do I have the money to pay for it/can I secure the funding to pay for it? 5.Will I have mentorship and support?

9 HOW DO YOU MAKE THE FINAL DECISION? 6.Does the method of assessment play to my strengths? 7.Having completed the training will I be competent to undertake new skills and tasks? 8.Will I have a qualification that is recognised? 9.Whilst undertaking the training will I be able to maintain my current and work commitments? 10.Has the training been well evaluated in the past?

10 PRACTICAL TOOLS TO ASSIST YOU HCA Toolkit Training needs assessment GROW model Additional resources on: Influenza and pneumococcal immunisation Competence assessment template Self-assessment competence tool

11 FURTHER INFORMATION


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