‘The organisation provides a wide-range of training, published and encouraged, that help staff develop in and outside their role.’
‘There is excellent evidence of a strong coaching culture, which includes peer coaching, helping facilitate effective knowledge and skills transfer.’
‘Your leadership and management development programme is rated highly and managers frequently quoted the impact this has had on the way they manage and lead their people.’
‘Regard supports apprenticeships and formal professional qualifications based on an application process.’
Comments by independent, Investors in People Assessor, Sylvia Zachariah, (taken from the Regard Investors in People ‘Gold’ assessment report).
At Regard, we take the learning and development of our staff very seriously. It is important that everyone is aware of the company’s expectations and are able to perform all of their roles expertly and confidently. We want our staff to have a career at Regard, grow and develop with us.
Our comprehensive e-learning provides all Regard employees with their legislative and compliance training, including the Care Certificate, in an easily accessible way. It can be accessed via a computer or tablets and mobile phones through our e-learning app. This means that everyone has the opportunity to learn and refresh wherever is most convenient for them.
All staff can access their training records, certificates and receive reminders that refreshers are due, through our Learning Management System (LMS). A full range of face to face learning can also be accessed via our Training Calendar and includes Basic Life Support as well as masterclasses in Medication Administration, Safeguarding and MCA & DoLS. We also have a wide range of 25+ specific workshops to help our staff develop the capabilities and expertise to care for the individuals we support. These include learning about Epilepsy, Diabetes, Dementia, Autism and Prada Willi Syndrome, to name a few.
At Regard, we are committed to spotting our ‘stars’ and growing leaders of the future through our range of leadership development programmes. We aim to give everyone the opportunity for a career pathway with us. We also offer a wide range of Apprenticeship (RQF) qualifications which all staff can access in Health and Social Care, Leading in Adult Care, Leadership and Management, Business Administration and Customer Service.
Here are some of the things our staff say about Learning and Development at Regard:
“We have a clear understanding of the service we are expected to provide. The training also helps us be more professional”
“I started as a part-time cleaner to earn some money and I’m now a Locality Manager. I had all the support and training I needed. “
“You can only make the most of your talent if you have your manager’s support and our manager is great. We have provided a number of people for our locality who now run services.”
“The business has and still is supporting me to achieve a qualification. This will certainly improve my career prospects and I appreciate this.”