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Learning and development

We take your personal development pretty seriously because we know that investing in our people improves the experience of the people who use our services.

We encourage all staff to learn and develop their skills and knowledge in a demanding environment where standards are high.
We provide full support for learning across the Trust, with opportunities that can enhance your career whilst giving you the skills to deliver an excellent service.
This includes:

  • Induction to welcome you on board and show you the ropes.
  • 1:1 and supervision.
  • Training in the things that really matter for your job.
  • Libraries and research facilities so you can take your learning to the next level.

Our two Learning and Development centres, in Ealing and at Broadmoor Hospital, allow us to provide excellent training facilities. We also run major conferences, such as our annual Recovery Conference at Broadmoor Hospital.

Clinical development

We offer a full range of clinical courses, including in-house cognitive behavioural therapy training.
We also run a preceptorship scheme for newly qualified nurses and occupational therapists during their first year.
Clinical supervision is provided to all our clinical staff, and this is supported with training courses.

Leadership and management development

Our leaders make sure that we’re all pulling in the same direction and are responsible for making important day to day decisions.
We’re committed to the development of our clinical leaders and managers and run an in-house leadership and management development programme, which is accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management.
We also have an established mentoring programme.

Vocational training and support

We are keen that everyone has the opportunity to enhance their life skills. We offer courses in literacy, numeracy and English as a second language.
We also have a very active IT training department and provide training from a basic level through to ECDL (European computer driving licence).
We are an NVQ (national vocational qualification) accredited centre and offer qualifications in the following:

  • NVQ cleaning at levels one and two.
  • NVQ care at level two and three.
  • NVQ admin at level two and three.
  • NVQ custodial care at level two and three.

We love feedback!

We’re big on feedback. Good feedback is one of the best ways for people to develop. Our personal development plans are based on our core values and we look for examples of when people have put them into action.