Part of life at Alternative Futures Group

Learning and Development is a vital part of life for all staff at Alternative Futures Group. We know that to provide the best possible support, all of our staff must have the right knowledge and skills.

Some of that comes from experience in previous jobs, some comes from professional training or studies that people have completed. However, we know that not everyone has worked in Health & Social Care before and not everyone has had the opportunity to complete a qualification.

In view of this we have our own Learning and Development Team who design and deliver first class training solutions. The team also provide NVQ / QCF Assessment and all support staff have the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification.

Along with other training delivered by our own business experts, specialists, experienced staff, and external providers, all staff also receive on-the-job coaching, regular one-to-one meetings (called Supervisions) and annual appraisals.

Induction Training

When you join AFG you’ll undergo comprehensive induction training that will help you to understand about the work that we do and give you vital knowledge and skills to do your job.

Support Essentials

Beyond Induction we provide Support Essentials training. This programme gives people the knowledge and skills required to be a first class support worker.

Other Training

AFG employ many experts, qualified people and staff with lots of experience. Quite often, these experts will deliver specialist training for us. This means that people attending the training will learn everything they need to from people with real examples, genuine experience and a unique insight into real-life examples. Our specialists deliver training on subjects including (but not limited to):

  • Mental health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Dementia
  • Autism
  • Epilepsy
  • Health & Safety

QCF (Qualifications Credit Framework)

The QCF replaced NVQs and is a nationally recognised qualification and AFG has official Assessment Centre status. This means we have a team of qualified Assessors who will support staff as they study for and complete a QCF in Health & Social Care.

Currently, we offer Level 2 and Level 3 work-based vocational qualifications. All support workers complete Level 2 and this usually takes around six months. The Level 3 qualification is a fantastic development opportunity and recognises people’s wide range of knowledge and skill in Health and Social Care.

AFG’s Assessment Centre has received wonderful endorsements from the Qualification’s Awarding Body, Edexcel, which means all of our learners are in great hands and we’re confident we can help everyone to complete their qualification.