We’re delighted to announce that TLC Care and Support are now officially a Skills for Care Endorsed Learning and Development Provider!



Following a comprehensive application process, TLC Care and Support is proud to announce that through an invigorating evaluation of our courses and internal procedures, together with an extensive effort from TLC Care and Support, we have officially been approved as a recognised Care Provider through the Skills for Care endorsement scheme.

This is excellent and exciting news for TLC Care and Support as this will add value to our courses and will positively enhance the standard of all our courses offered under our brand whilst contributing to our culture of lifelong learning. So, what is this new endorsement and how will it affect our services on how we deliver training to a consistently high standard?

The Skills for Care endorsement framework is the bespoke quality mark for learning and development providers within the adult social care sector. Its development came as a result of the Cavendish Review and on the request from employers to have a site where they can easily find high-quality training providers.

The framework embeds the Common Inspection Framework, National Occupational Standards for Learning and Development and the Leadership Qualities Framework. Working through this process has enabled us to reflect on how we deliver our service so that quality training is provided. We have utilised the endorsement framework as a springboard to challenge our thinking, helping us to create a more robust and inclusive approach to our learning and development, especially with our products, qualifications and services.

We hope in return that the quality of learning and development of courses we provide will help colleagues feel assured that they have received the best possible service. This endorsement will automatically enhance our quality assurance protocols, as we have been through a sector-specific quality assurance process with

Skills for Care. This means the content of our qualifications have been mapped, designed to meet care requirements.

Due to the strict standards required of an endorsed centre, all instructors delivering care related training undergo a stringent approval process and provide detailed evidence of previous experience and continuing professional development.

Here’s what we’ve been up to:

Step 1 – Research

At the beginning of 2020, the learning and development team spent days researching and analysing staff feedback, and conducting preliminary research, to discover gaps within our Learning library. We then created a development roadmap for the planned creation of future courses for our workforce.

Step 2 – Development

Since that time, the learning and development team have collaborated with colleagues, external partners and the other operating companies in the Envivo Group and thoroughly studied the Skills for Care workbooks in order to gather the needed content. Our team has worked tirelessly to produce a whole range of high-quality, relevant, thoughtful and informative care courses. We can now proudly announce that we have over 80 titles that are suitable for our Adult Social Care workforce.

Step 3 – Endorsement

With our new range of courses in the bag, we then started to seek endorsement for them; and who better to endorse us than Skills for Care? Over the past few months, we have been undergoing an extensive endorsement process with Skills for Care which includes quality assurance, organisational feedback,  feedback from learners and much more.

We can now officially announce that we have been endorsed by Skills for Care as a Learning and Development Provider for the Adult Social Care workforce to provide courses that are applicable for those who work in Adult Social Care.

Now our 3-step process is complete, we will continue working with our colleagues to ensure that we can continue to support and develop their teams with our fantastic training provision.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Skills for Care for their help and to say, on behalf of TLC Care and Support, that we are all very proud to have received this endorsement!