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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.

Participants and employers will be offered information and guidance to determine the best route for them. Whether it is one of our ‘taster’ pathway workshops covering topics such as manual handling, clinical skills or supporting people with additional needs, a level 1 in adult social care or a level 2 in counselling skills, we have the right provision for you!

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