Directory of Care Courses and Information

Please note that we have identified, where possible, face to face courses that are now being delivered virtually.

What is the Care Courses & Information Directory?

This Directory provides access to current priority care courses and information for care provision.    The intention of this directory is to provide access to consistent and quality standard  information and learning.   These resources are those advocated by the BLMK Councils BLMK Clinical Commissioning Groups) and Bedfordshire Care Group.  Resources are also represented by local hospices and charities.

Who is the Care Courses & Information directory for?

For all who are involved in providing a care provision within the home, social care and healthcare, that includes:

  • people living with conditions, unpaid carers (family, friends), paid carers, volunteers, personal assistants of care
  • front line staff in all health and social care environments
  • registered front line staff in all health and social care environments including where relevant primary care

What is the content of the Directory?

The BLMK Home Based Care partners have recommended the priority topics of learning that will support local people with their care needs in their preferred place of residence (at home or residential) as being:

  • Autism & Learning Disabilities (New)
  • Dementia
  • Dysphagia (New)
  • Equality Diversity & Human Rights (New)
  • Falls, moving and handling people
  • Infection Control (New)
  • Medicine Use (New)
  • Oral Health (New)
  • Palliative and End of Life Care (new added courses)
  • Tissue Viability, Pressure Ulcers, Wounds, Nutrition & Hydration (new added courses)
  • Unconscious Bias (currently being sourced)

The BLMK Adult Social Care Learning Charter

A BLMK Adult Social Care Learning Charter has now been developed that Councils have endorsed.  Its purpose is to encourage all Social Care Providers to agree to the purposes of the Charter its ultimate aim to offer their staff consistent and quality learning which can be evidenced.  This Charter is aligned to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014: Regulation 18 and H&SC Act 2008, inserted 2014 Section 20 subsection 4A . (Currently a system solution for signature is in delivery)

Is the Directory up to date?

This directory will be updated on a quarterly basis and new priorities added when required . If you cannot find a course, having problems with a link or have any queries or suggestions, please click here to email

What is the benefit of using this Directory?

You will be able to quickly source learning and information for you or your staff.   These resources, the quality standard of which,  are endorsed by BLMK Councils, CCGs and relevant partners.  There is a “wish list” facility that if you register with the BLMK Work Learn Live it will be saved.  You can also download the wish list to excel for you to save and reflect on.  We have added BLMK as a location so please use this as well as your own location to ensure you capture everything available.

Thank you !

The BLMK ICS Workforce Academy would like to thank the  Councils, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Bedfordshire Care Group, local charities and agencies for their input and support in the development of this directory.