College Partners with Bromley Healthcare to Launch Prepare to Care Training Programme

September 24, 2021

London South East Colleges has been selected as a partner by Bromley Healthcare to run its ‘Prepare to Care’ training programme.

The care sector is currently experiencing a huge skills shortage. Bromley Healthcare is looking to train and recruit skilled staff from local communities who can deliver the highest possible standard of care to fill their vacancies across Bromley, Bexley, Lewisham and Greenwich. The aim is to secure a workforce that can deliver professional, personal, quality care to the local community in the comfort of their own home.

This eight-week fast-track programme is designed to open doors to a career in healthcare within the NHS and shine a spotlight on the variety of roles available, ranging from healthcare support workers to home care workers. Participants will be equipped with the key skills and knowledge needed to work in the sector. They will also gain an essential entry-level qualification in health and social care. The College will also provide key training in employability, moving and handling, food hygiene, first aid and care standards.

The first course took place on Monday 20th September 2021, with more start dates planned throughout the year. On completion of the programme, participants will be ideally placed to apply for a job with Bromley Healthcare or within the wider healthcare sector.

A dedicated web page has been set up on London South East Colleges’ website and a targeted marketing and recruitment campaign will be launched to support recruitment to the programme.

Neil Coates, Chief Operating Officer, London South East Colleges, said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Bromley Healthcare who share our commitment to working with and empowering the local communities in which we operate.

It is well known that there is a huge shortage of skilled staff to fill the vacancies within the caring sector. We are pleased to be working in partnership to find long-term solutions.”

Jacqui Scott, Chief Executive Officer, Bromley Healthcare, says: “I am pleased that this partnership with London South East Colleges has been established. The programme has been designed to support people who are new to working in a care setting environment and to equip them with all of the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviour they will require. One of Bromley Healthcare’s tenets is providing the best care possible closer to home and this opportunity will also support our local community with access to job opportunities.”