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Health & Social Care Skills Accelerator Programme (HSSAP)

City College Plymouth is proud to be a delivery partner for the new Health & Social Care Skills Accelerator Programme (HSSAP).  

HSSAP is funded through the European Social Fund and was developed by Devon County Council, in partnership with a consortium of all the Devon NHS trusts, further education providers, with representatives from local authorities, adult social care providers and primary care.

The HSSAP programme has been designed with the intention of upskilling existing staff within the health and social care sector, whilst working alongside care providers to recruit new individuals into the field. Therefore, the programme is also available to those not in employment who would like to gain skills in the health and social care sector.

Applications are welcomed from a wide variety of backgrounds. The programme will support older participants, those with a disability, applicants from minority backgrounds and single adult households to enter the profession.

What’s on offer?

Our training package offers services to support employers and their employees to:

  • identify and meet their skills gaps
  • upskill workforce to increase overall productivity
  • improve leadership and management skills.

At City College Plymouth we adopt a flexible, wrap-around approach to course delivery, believing that this blended approach offers benefits to employers and their workforce.  What’s more, courses are free of charge and can be delivered in the community or on your premises!

For a list of courses, including start dates/times and duration, please click here.

If you would like more information on the project and what it can offer you please e-mail mbailey@cityplym.ac.uk or you can complete the form below.

By completing this form, you are giving your consent for the College to contact you about the Health and Social Care Skills Accelerator Programme.

To be eligible for this programme, you must:

  • have the right to live and work in the UK
  • be over 18 years old or, if under the age of 18, not in education, employment or training
  • interested in pursuing a career in health and social care
  • live in a Plymouth or West Devon postcode area.

Health & Social Care Skills Accelerator Programme