Our training partner, Training Now, is a nationwide training provider specialising in health and social care apprenticeships and short courses.

Part of the Agincare Group, Training Now draws on over 35 years’ experience in health and social care and education. Their training is available to all of our care teams across Agincare for free; supporting them to develop their skills and gain the qualifications they need to pursue their careers in care.

By taking a proactive approach towards training, we have developed a professional and stable workforce that places high-quality care at the forefront of the support we provide to people across the country.

Training Now E-learning Platform

Our care teams have access to thousands of mandatory and optional online courses through the Agincare Learning Pool Platform.

Registered Managers across our live-in care, home care, care and nursing home and supported living services can also request in-person training for their teams by contacting Training Now. Further training is also sourced within localities and with partner organisations as and when needed.

Building the future

By investing in people, we are guaranteeing that Agincare delivers professional care from a well-trained and passionate team long into the future.

Through these training opportunities, our managers are seeing first-hand the positive difference it makes for those progressing their career.

Our training philosophy is proactive, utilising an in-house team of dedicated trainers supported by external specialists. Emphasising quality interactive sessions, we equip our team members with essential skills for confident delivery of high-quality live-in care, residential care, and home care.

Our local training rooms, strategically located across the country for accessibility, foster positive learning environments while collaboration across branches encourages the sharing of best practices during training. Ongoing development is facilitated through local and partner-sourced training, including distance learning and workbooks.

Our commitment to team members’ longevity is reflected in a workforce with many members exceeding 10 years of service, a testament to our stable and experienced team. We actively support career progression within the care sector, encouraging team members to pursue nationally recognised qualifications.

Why Training Now?

Training Now are specialists in health and social care training, delivering high-quality apprenticeships and courses to teams across Agincare and other social care providers.

Rated Good by Ofsted

Endorsed by Skills for Care

2/3 apprentices achieve merit or distinction

Over 400 online e-learning modules to choose from

97% of apprentices feel confident in their role due to their apprenticeship

96% agree or strongly agree that Training Now delivers good quality training

Frequently asked questions

Whether you are joining Agincare as a Registered Manager or Care Worker, you have access to free training, apprenticeships and careers advice from Training Now.

All care workers will complete the Selection Assessment/Induction training prior to starting their employment. This is a three-day course covering the nationally recognised standards of the Care Certificate. Care workers are also required to complete mandatory training each year which is accessible through the Agincare Learning Pool platform.

Whatever stage of your career journey you are at, Training Now can support you. As part of Agincare you have access to their full range of learning opportunities and careers advice. If you already work for Agincare, talk to your line manager about what training you would like. They can then support you to find the right option and introduce you to the Training Now team.

Your apprenticeship will last between 15 and 18 months, depending on your contracted working hours.

You will have an Information, Advice and Guidance session with your Teaching and Learning Coach (TALC) before enrolling onto the apprenticeship. Within this session you and your Teaching and Learning Coach will both agree an end date for your apprenticeship. Following this, you will have ongoing sessions with your TALC to discuss your progress and work you need to complete.

All care courses are bespoke and are designed to meet your training needs while also suiting your schedule.

Short courses can be as long as half a day to a full week or as refresher training.

To be eligible for an apprenticeship, you must:

– Have the right to work in the UK.
– Be 16 years or older after the last Friday in June of the academic year.
– Not be enrolled on another apprenticeship, or another funded FE/HE programme at the same time as the apprenticeship.
– Have a contract of employment with your employer and be paid at least the apprenticeship wage in your first year

All Agincare team members have access to free apprenticeships, short courses and e-learning modules, provided by our in-house training specialists, Training Now.
In addition to this, our care workers complete mandatory training and refresher courses on modules such as:

– Medication Management
– Information Governance
– Infection control
– Moving and Handling
– Safeguarding Adults at Risk

Whatever your career ambitions, Training Now can support you to take the next step; providing opportunities to gain the qualifications and skills you need. Find out more about the training opportunities available at Training Now.

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