Gwalia's Learning & Development team scoop People Development Award
Gwalia’s innovative partnership work-based training programme been recognised as one of the best in Wales.
Gwalia and Cardiff and Vale College’s (CAVC) flagship partnership to provide work-based care sector training, beat off stiff competition from companies including Welsh Water, United Utilities and Tata Steel to scoop the coveted People Development Award at the Insider Business and Education Partnerships Award on 4th November.
The celebration followed on from the news that Gwalia’s Chartered Management Programme narrowly missed out on winning the Excellence in Learning and Development category at the Chartered Institute of Personal and Development Awards last month.
Victoria Davies, our Learning and Development QCF Project Manager for Health and Social Care, said that work-based training offers both staff and the organisation, flexible, accredited learning that is vital for their role.
Victoria said: “Working so effectively with CAVC to develop the skills and knowledge of our staff and managers ensures that the people we look after receive the highest quality of care and support. Gwalia staff and partners at Cardiff and Vale have worked extremely hard to make this training model work for the benefit of Gwalia customers. The project provides mandatory qualifications so our staff develop the skills, competencies and knowledge needed by a high performing workforce.”
Our Head of Learning and Development, Angela Griffiths, said: “These work-based training programmes are tailored to the role. Ensuring that Gwalia’s staff are trained to the highest possible standards is an absolute priority.
“I’m delighted that our partnership with Cardiff and Vale has been recognised. So far, over 180 staff and managers in Care and Support are undertaking their QCF qualifications in Health and Social Care.
“Throughout the collaboration, working with CAVC has been an absolute pleasure. They have demonstrated significant motivation and commitment to listen to our needs and provide tailored solutions that work for our staff and our service users. They made it their business to understand Gwalia as a business, and appreciated that our staff and customers are at the heart of what the learning and development team do.”