West Berkshire Council – Learning & Development

We provide training in subjects covering Adult and Children’s Social Care.  Social Care Organisations and Personal Assistants located in, or contracting with us benefit from discounted rates.  The ‘Training Programme’ sets out the charges where applicable.

Training Programme

The ‘Training Programme’ is updated every year from 1st April to 31st March – click the link to access: www.westberks.gov.uk/socialcaretraining

Courses are available in a whole range of subjects.  The majority of courses are located at Shaw House, which sits on the north edge of Newbury, near the town centre.

E-Learning and E-assessment

We offer funded Online Assessments and E-learning to support Social Care Standards. Both are open to Private and Voluntary organisations and Personal Assistants associated with West Berkshire Council. E-learning via LogontoCare.org.uk and Online Assessment via CIS-Assessment.co.uk cover the induction standards, mandatory subjects and a variety of other useful social care subjects that can be accessed from your own computer via the internet.

Online assessments are simple to use.  Each completed assessment generates a report that can be used to support the evidence of competence and employee performance management. The report indicates where knowledge gaps exist with links to the e-Learning courses.  Managers can access information about their staff.

Training on your premises or use of our rooms

In addition to our in-house training, WBC can sometimes provide trainers to come to your premises. Our Moving and Positioning training venue and trainer may also be available, with our trainer providing the training. Social Care Organisations located in West Berkshire benefit from a discounted rate for both services.

Contact us or view resources

To find out more about West Berkshire Council’s training and services, visit Social Care Training’s webpage www.westberks.gov.uk/socialcaretraining. You can email: training@westberks.gov.uk or telephone 01635 519700.

If you have any suggestions or ideas on how we  can improve any aspect of our service or training, we would like to hear from you.

West Berkshire Council fund access to Logon to Care for  care providers in their area. 
Access is free for organisations with <100 staff.  To give feedback about Logon to Care and our workshops to ensure continued support and funding, please email: