South Yorkshire Region Education and Careers (SYREC) exists to support care and support staff (CaSS), access quality assured education and training.

Our sector-leading programmes and services enhance the skills of the support workforce - who together comprise more than 40% of the country’s healthcare workers - helping to increase their effectiveness, create opportunities for skill development and give staff and managers the confidence to deliver a better standard of care.

Areas we cover: Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster, Bassetlaw

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The Care Certificate is an agreed set of standards that define the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of specific job roles in the health and social care sectors.

Primary Care transformation focuses on the specific elements of the Primary Care transformation plan, which is already supported by the local workforce action board (LWAB), that focuses on Care and Support Staff (CaSS) roles. There is some clear overlap with the specific developments.

Project ECHO facilitates the delivery of a free and tailored programme of training and education direct from St Luke’s to multiple sites where there is a training and education need. This then creates a community of practice that supports service delivery, sharing of knowledge and support to staff in underserved areas.

The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Faculty of Advanced Clinical Practice was formed in 2015 and is helping to bring about a coordinated and consistent approach to developing the clinical workforce.

This will ensure that we have the workforce we need (aligning to workforce plans). Initial activity will concentrate on identifying the current workforce activity by locality and organisation, the successes and challenges of these programmes in the engagement of the future workforce. This will progress to ensuring that we have the workforce we need by engaging with schools and colleges as well as supporting engagement programmes identified in the initial activity. This work needs scoping and mapping across organisations to share best practice.

Patients at some of South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw’s GP practices are getting the treatment they need faster thanks to a new initiative. Find out more.

Thinking about doing an apprenticeship? This page will help you make a decision on becoming an apprentice and kick off your apprenticeship journey.

This page will guide you to some of the best sites to find the latest apprenticeship vacancies in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.

Coming soon! A page dedicated to those thinking about starting an apprenticeship.

Hints and tips to help you apply for an apprenticeship, prepare for an interview, and prepare for your first day on the job.

Nursing associate is a new role within the nursing team. Nursing associates work with healthcare support workers and registered nurses to deliver care for patients and the public. It is also a stepping stone to becoming a registered nurse. (Health Careers, 2020).

Relevant apprenticeship resources related to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

A dedicated page for employers of apprentices, providing useful information and guidance along with the latest apprenticeship information.

Looking to improve your skills in literacy or numeracy, either in preparation for an apprenticeship or to become more confident in using language or working with numbers, either for work or personal development.

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