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NHS Education for Scotland

A skilled and sustainable workforce for a healthier Scotland

Do you facilitate work-based learning within health and social care?

Do you facilitate work-based learning within health and social care?

Do you facilitate work-based learning within health and social care?

A new toolkit launched in December 2022 will help experienced educators deliver the NES Facilitation of Learning Programme.

The Facilitation of Learning toolkit is designed as a flexible resource to support virtual or in-person learning. It includes sections that can be used to support existing learning programmes or activities. Alternatively, the toolkit can be used to plan specific programmes depending on local or individual needs.

The toolkit includes the following resources:

  • lesson plans
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • participant handouts
  • supporting information and resources

The ‘Facilitation of Learning Programme’ is a stepping-stone for practitioners working in health and social care. It enables them to gain knowledge and confidence in developing and delivering adult education. It is suitable for an interprofessional audience and appropriate for practitioners with an educational component to their role and will support them to plan, deliver and evaluate their learning programmes.

Jacqueline Carrigan, Practice Educator, NES said:

“We would encourage colleagues involved in facilitating learning in the workplace, who wish to develop their knowledge and skills within this area of practice, to make use of the toolkit. The content is suitable for those who work within health and social care and third sector organisations, both clinical and non-clinical roles.”

Educators and facilitators, with expert knowledge and skills in supporting work-based learning among the health and social care workforce in Scotland, include people with a post-graduate education certificate, people in professional education or learning and development roles or practitioners who deliver education to a variety of service users and/or carers.

The toolkit is accessible on a variety of web-enabled devices via TURAS Learn.

January, 25 2023