Whether you’re an established social care worker or thinking about applying for a care staff job, you know that social care training is just part and parcel – no matter how much of a drag it is. The thing is, training feels almost designed to be inconvenient. You have to turn up for one hour every week for what seems like forever; and by the time you’ve registered, everyone has made a cup of tea and sat down, it’s time to go home again (did anyone say ‘course extension’?).
And even when you’ve been good and done all your updates and refresher courses, something else crops out of the woodwork to add to your bursting-at-the-seams to-do list.
Let’s stop right there.
– It doesn’t have to be stressful.
– It doesn’t have to be expensive.
– It doesn’t have to be time-consuming.
– It doesn’t have to be difficult.
OUTT ACADEMY: THE NEW WAY TO UPSKILL
Let’s be honest – the more certificates and training you’ve done, the better your CV.
No matter what anyone says about candidate quality or on the job experience, we all know that great recruiters are only going to take a second look if your list of skills makes you look like the social care version of an astronaut. Certifications are great; they back-up what you know you can do, and validate all your experiences into one, short sentence.
We also know that a lot of care homes will have a mandatory checklist of training. So, if you’re bang up to date and can tick every box, you’ll save a prospective employer a whole lot of time and cost because you’ve already got all the skills they need – and the qualifications to prove it.
If you’ve got the right training, you will get the job 100% of the time over an applicant who doesn’t. It’s obvious, right!
And here at OUTT, we love doing things differently.
Not because we’re trying to be awkward, but because we’ve spent years in social care and know that if something is complicated and expensive, it shouldn’t be.
Pretty much every workforce manager in the country is crying out for fantastic care staff, and if all you need to show them that you are that person is a certificate, we’re here to make that happen.
FLEXIBLE SOCIAL CARE WORKING – TRAINING INCLUDED
We’re not pulling your leg, here. There isn’t a hidden cost or a non-refundable subscription. You won’t have to give us your credit card details, your life insurance policy number or your inner leg measurement.
No kidding – OUTT wants every single candidate who uses our digital employment service to get all the training they need, completely free of charge.
Because we can, and because you deserve it.
Care homes can be hectic and demanding, and yet care workers are an invaluable part of the fabric of UK communities. When we need you, you are always there, and it’s a privilege to be making those jobs easier to find, easier to train for, better paid and flexible around your life.
- Is free of charge, to all candidates who are registered with our service.
- Delivers credible, certified training to back up and reinforce your knowledge.
- Every course is certificated, and you can use that qualification anywhere (even though we know you’re never going to want to leave!).
- All mandatory training is included – so once you’ve finished the course, you’re good to go.
It’s one thing to have a network of the best social care jobs agencies, and offer ultimate flexibility when it comes to choosing your shifts, deciding who you want to work for, and receiving pay that recognizes your skills.
But we created our academy because we want amazing social care staff, and know that on the job training routes often never seem to happen, and independent courses are ridiculously expensive.
So we made it better, and we made it free.
SOCIAL CARE TRAINING ON YOUR TERMS
Flexibility is a word we hear all the time but in reality? It very rarely exists.
Training has to work around your life. You can’t be expected to attend half-day training courses that start at 8 am (unless the course fee includes childcare and school drop of service?). Thought not.
You know when you work best. For us, that’s probably late morning when our coffee has done its magic.
For others, it’s first thing when their mind is fresh. Maybe you’re a night owl, and have the best focus in the early hours.
With OUTT, it doesn’t matter when you want to study, how much time you have to commit, whether you’re learning on the train commuting to work, or on your mobile waiting for the kiddos to (finally!) drop off to sleep.
Every course is:
- Available on-demand, on any internet-connected device.
Want to learn on a tablet while you soak in the bath? Prefer to read on your mobile? Like to sit down at a PC with a cup of hot chocolate in your PJs? No problem.
- On the same, streamlined portal.
Social care training covers a vast spectrum, but we wanted to make it easy. Every course is accessed from the same, central portal; one login, one password, one hub – that keeps track of where you are, what you’ve done, and which courses you’d like to do next.
FREE TRAINING COURSES FOR ALL CARE WORKERS
The OUTT training team is continually growing our course content so that you can keep expanding your knowledge as you go.
You might decide to do a refresher every few months, or you might want to cover a massive list of topics before applying for that next level role.
Whatever, however and whenever you want to learn, the academy remains at your disposal for as long as you’re an OUTT member.
Self-empowerment is a forceful thing, and the OUTT academy is designed to give you back control over your career and decide for yourself what your next step will be.
OUTT isn’t a secret, either – we’re always happy to welcome new social care workers with open arms (virtually, of course!).
You are free to share away, tell your friends, and let anybody working in social care know that the OUTT training academy is free of charge and accessible to anybody.
– Like what you’re hearing and want to learn more?
– Interested in flexible working that fits around your life?
– Keen to get some free social care training certificates under your belt?