The answer is: you may need to wait for developments in 2017 to start planning.
The original apprenticeship framework for Libraries, Archives, Records and Information Management Services (England) ceases in October 2017. In theory you can still use that framework, however the government funding model for apprenticeships changes in April 2017 to a levy system and the new levy funds will not be available to fund the existing framework. The library apprenticeship framework is appropriate for a variety of information and service related roles, including library assistants and archivists. It is aimed at level three and so includes some entry level management and co-ordination skills. The reality is that very few colleges or centres offer it. You will need to liaise with your learning and development department and local providers.
Apprenticeship frameworks are being replaced by apprenticeship standards, which are designed by employers. Detailed information about the new apprenticeship standards is available from https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships or a summary can be found here http://www.cityandguilds.com/apprenticeships
Starting in March 2017 CILIP, the association for library and information professionals, will facilitate the development of new apprenticeship standards by employers of library and knowledge management staff in many sectors. The Knowledge for Healthcare workforce planning and development workstream is involved, and will identify the library skills required for the NHS, and what needs to be included in the standards from our perspective.
All the above links (and more) are available on the Learning Zone under Apprenticeships and will be kept updated as developments progress.
ESHT Library Services Manager and Conquest Education Centre Manager
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Knowledge for Healthcare is shaping the future of health library and knowledge services. Approval of the NHS Library and Knowledge Services in England policy underlines HEE’s commitment to ensuring the development of proactive knowledge services to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving NHS workforce. We must make sure that the healthcare library and knowledge workforce develops at the same pace so our own development needs must be identified and met.
Combined with the launch of the PKSB for the Health in summer 2016, our professional development is at the fore like never before.
With that in mind, we are very pleased to invite you to complete this survey.
Previous surveys have shown us what your development needs are. This time we want to take it to the next level, giving you the opportunity to set out not only your priorities, but also which particular aspects are most important to you and also how you prefer to learn.
Your input will help shape the direction of professional development across England and your region. It will also help you to identify your development needs, reflect on how you like to learn and review your personal development plan.
The survey should take approximately 20 minutes and can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KfHTrainingSurvey
The survey closes on Friday 27th January 2017
If you have any questions, queries or comments please contact us via KfHTNA@gmail.com
Development Needs Analysis Project Group,
Knowledge for Healthcare Leadership Development Programme Participants 2016/17
Abi Alayo: Abimbola.Alayo@bhamcommunity.nhs.uk
Katy Oak: email@example.com
Lisa McLaren: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Cook: email@example.com
Sarah Hennessey: Sarah.Hennessy@swyt.nhs.uk
Uma Devalapalli: Uma.Devalapalli@chelwest.nhs.uk
Knowledge for Healthcare Workforce Planning and Development Working Group
If you are looking to build your leadership skills in a health and care context, at your own pace, while being part of a supportive online community, the Edward Jenner Programme from the NHS Leadership Academy could be for you.
Aimed at staff fairly new to leadership, the programme is open to everyone, working at any level, in a health and social care context and offers a first step into leadership. The learning offers a mix of theory and practice delivered online and can therefore be undertaken at a time and place suited your needs. Furthermore, as it is an NHS course, the examples provided are NHS specific and therefore easier to relate to our own work.
Colleagues who serve NHS staff but are employed by Higher Education Institutions or Local Authorities are equally welcome to sign up.
The programme is made up of three elements:
- Launch – offers and introduction to leadership and a chance for self-reflection. It is designed to take about 5 hours to complete
- Foundations – offers more about the theory and practice of leadership with real-life examples taken from health and social care.
Both these elements are free to access and undertaken online through a mixture of film, activities and discussions. Following completion of the Foundation module participants are invited to complete a short written piece reflecting on learning from the programme which results in being entered for a NHS Leadership Academy award in Leadership Foundations.
For those who complete Launch and Foundations and wish to go further with the programme a third module is available.
- Advanced – offers further online learning and three face-to-face one-day workshops, taking around three months to complete.
Unlike the first two modules which are free to complete, this module incurs a fee of £350.
If you are interested why not view further details on the NHS Leadership Academy website and talk to your line manager about signing up?
On behalf of the Workforce Planning and Development Group