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Social Services: Training

Volume 477: debated on Friday 20 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to launch the social care skills academy. (212205)

The intention is for the social care skills academy to be operational from March 2009. The process of developing the social care skills academy is being led by social care employers, facilitated and supported by the Department. An expression of interest in becoming a National Skills Academy will be submitted to the Learning and Skills Council by 15 July 2008.