At Connect2Care, we’re doing everything we can to make sure that not a single business partner or learner misses out on their training and qualifications due to lockdown. And just like before, we continue to have your best interests at heart.

Our primary aim is to continue to support our employer partners and learners through this challenging time. Our approach will allow employers to concentrate on their business needs and concerns, by leaving the training to us.

We’ll be liaising directly with each of our employer partners in the first instance to determine their individual circumstances. We have plans in place to support employees to continue their learning journey – including planned assessments and tests, so there is as little disruption to their learning as possible.

Based on the most recent guidance, we’re unable to fulfil any onsite visits. However, we’re fully equipped to continue delivering live, high-quality, face-to-face interactive online training to our learners on a one-to-one basis. 

In addition, our virtual learning platform STAR contains valuable and interesting modules for apprentices to complete and continue their training during this time. Learn more about Connect2Care’s online ways of working.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your business’ situation, please contact your dedicated Connect2Care representative.

Helping your workforce to successfully navigate COVID-19

Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit our industries hard. In particular, it’s presented us all with new circumstances, procedures and challenges to overcome.

To help your employees to manage the challenges the Coronavirus throws at them, we’ve developed a series of new online training courses to give your team the skills needed to successfully navigate the ‘new normal’. These courses are available fully subsidised for all our apprentices, or starting at £25+VAT to non-apprentices.

As a nation, we’ve had to adapt our general cleaning procedures. But maintaining high standards of infection prevention and control methods is all the more essential in settings with multiple high-touch areas and a large volume of visitors.

The Principles of Infection Control and Safe Working course will give your employees the knowledge to confidently follow infection prevention and control principles within the workplace, including how to keep themselves, the working environment and service users safe.

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus, around half of the population (49%) had felt anxious or worried in the previous two weeks in late July 2020. This staggering figure is a reminder that we all need to take better care of our own and others’ mental health, now and always. 

The Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health course will provide learners with the knowledge to identify mental health conditions, the skills to start a conversation about mental health and be able to signpost a person towards professional help if needed.

It’s safe to say that our workforces have been under considerable strain since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the UK. With our workforce being increasingly stretched and under pressure, there’s a real concern around the resilience and support available to our employees. 

This course provides advice and guidance on signs, symptoms, signposting and interventions for anxiety and burnout to enable an effective, resilient workforce. Learners will improve their understanding of anxiety and burnout and identify ways they can reduce their anxiety and prevent burnout.

We live and work in unprecedented times. Sadly the Coronavirus pandemic means we’re all dealing with a heightened level of change and personal loss. When coming to terms with bereavement, particularly during such difficult times, it’s normal to experience a range of physical and emotional feelings at different stages.

This course looks at understanding the cycle of grief and bereavement, identifying how the cycle of grief impacts us at different stages, and recognising coping strategies and support mechanisms for dealing with loss and bereavement.

If you need to contact us, we’re available between 8:30 am 5:30 pm, seven days a week, via 0800 954 2803 or email us at [email protected]. Alternatively, you can get in touch with your local C2C contact direct.

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