The National Skills Academy for Health (previously named Skills for Health Core Learning Unit) has delivered core learning programmes since October 2005 following the demise of the NHS University (NHSU).
In 2013, Skills for Health was awarded a Section 64 Grant by the Department of Health, through which Skills for Health were commissioned to make a range of products available to the NHS, including Skills for Health’s e-learning products. Through this grant, Skills for Health continued to provide access to core skills e-learning training programmes to NHS users free of charge.
The Section 64 Grant is not being renewed and will end on 31st March 2015 and the implication of this is that, as of 1st April, 2015, Skills for Health will charge users for its e-learning products using its standard e-learning pricing structure. Skills for Health have discussed potential actions, which could be taken to mitigate the impact on this for NHS providers and have decided to offer discounted provision to high volume users. The Skills for Health team are now in the process of contacting all users, to discuss how they can best manage the transition to these new arrangements.
The affected courses are:
Please note that the Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children courses are owned by Health Education England and will remain available via ESR, the HEE e-Learning Repository and through the e-Learning for Healthcare (http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/) platform.