The people who work at Pendine Park are our biggest asset. Our nurses, care practitioners and ancillary team members are chosen for their caring nature, commitment and friendliness. As we want to be the best at everything we do, we have developed a Teaching Care Centre with our own on-site, award winning training company Smartcare Training. This helps us deliver the highest possible standard of care through staff training to promote personal and professional development.
Staff are trained innovatively, in the workplace by work based Mentors and Assessors all the mandatory training you would expect as well as various advanced training such as Advanced Dementia, Clinical skills, Personal Development and innovative training on how to enrich peoples' lives everyday through the Art & Music, Nature & Wildlife, reminiscence and exercise to name just a few training toolkits.
Structured training and career pathways mean we are able to support excellent staff development opportunities.
The Teaching Care Centre has been nationally recognised with commendations at The Welsh Assembly Government sponsored Social Care Accolades in 2005 and National 2006 Training Awards. We were also delighted to receive a Wales Training Award in 2007 whilst one of our NVQ management trainees received a City & Guilds Medal of Excellence Award presented by the Duke of Edinburgh at St James's Palace in May 2007. The Investors in People (UK) award was achieved in 2000 and we achieved IIP Gold in 2012.
We train our own staff and those from other organisations across North Wales and Mid Wales training over 3,000 delegates each year and delivering over 250 high quality Diplomas each year.
In 2016 we will start the Pendine Apprenticeship Programme, allowing candidates to earn and learn as they undertake an 18 month Apprenticeship to achieve a Pendine Diploma plus. During which they can achieve Health and Social Care Diploma Level 2, as well as ILM Level 2. Gaining practical and personal development skills.
As well as training our own staff we undertake training for many Care providers at Smartcare Training. Click here for Smartcare Training website. Smartcare is Managed by Ann Farr.