Carers UK has launched its latest bilingual digital innovation for unpaid carers in Wales, in a drive to recognise their valuable skills and experience.
The interactive e-learning programme, Learning for Living, helps carers develop a greater understanding of the unique skills and knowledge they apply on a day-to-day basis in their caring role, and how they can transfer these skills to the workplace.
The aim of the e-learning programme is to boost confidence amongst unpaid carers, who regularly carry out complex tasks, manage finances and communicate in a range of situations, but often underestimate the value of these skills when job searching or looking at changing roles.
Based on a programme developed in partnership with City & Guilds, Carers UK developed this edition with the insight of carers who fed back on the content and outcomes of the learning. Welsh Government has funded Welsh translation of this free online resource and from today it is being made available to unpaid carers across Wales.
The links to the online training are here:
The course takes approximately 2 hours to complete and participants can stop and start to complete the course whenever is convenient. On completion, participants will receive a digital badge that can be shared with employers.