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Sheila will try to answer as many of your English Social Care questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.

Is there any funding available for training for self-employed carers?

We are a small team of self employed private carers and would like to take our NVQ Level 3. Plenty of courses online but around £800, there is government funding for employers but is there any funding for the self employed?

Regards Hazel

Dear Hazel,

Thanks for your question.

I thought I knew the answer but I wasn't sure so I looked at the Skills for Care website and found that the answer to your question is yes. There is some funding available.

The resource for you to look at is to be found here:

http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Recruitment-retention/Employing-your-own-care-and-support/Employing-your-own-care-and-support.aspx

and the part about help with funding for training is here:

http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Learning-development/Funding/Individual-employer-funding/Individual-employer-funding.aspx

I hope this is helpful.

Best wishes.

Sheila


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Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA). Care is Sheila’s life; she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business and as a leader in the care sector.

Sheila will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.

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