Increases transparency and assurance of training and skills delivery

Skills Register

Assuring the skills of the health workforce in the UK

When recruiting new staff, does your organisation face these issues on a regular basis?

  • Spending too much time tracking people’s training records
  • Difficulty when trying to verify a new recruit’s skills and training compliance
  • Duplication of training due to poor records of what skills / competencies people have
  • Understanding what skills developed in previous roles can be applied to a new position.

Skills for Health has developed an easy to use online tool that addresses these issues.

What is the Skills Register?

In the process of developing a Skills Passport, we have developed a new solution to meet your skills verification needs. The Skills Register fulfils the following assurance steps for Skills Frameworks:

  • For specified Skills Frameworks it describes the constituent training subjects and skills, sets out the requirements of organisations in implementing frameworks (such as the Core Skills Training Framework), and also the key implementation milestones that are monitored.
  • It enables administrators of frameworks* to update the status of organisations in implementing a Skills Framework.
  • It enables those with the required permissions to view the status that organisations have reached in implementing a Skills Framework.

* the Core Skills Training Framework is administered by Skills for Health.

  • Benefits of Skills Register

    For the employer:

    • Enables skills and training compliance checks to be undertaken for new starters and other relevant learners
    • Reduces duplication of training
    • Simplifies Statutory & Mandatory Training
    • Simplifies compliance saving time and money
    • Reduces the time and costs of hiring (e.g. less need for staff cover and pre-employment administration)
    • Allows easy identification of training needs and subsequent targeted of training to those that need it most
    • Drives both productivity and quality
    • Links with other Skills for Health resources including CSTF, NSA, E-Learning and WIRED reporting functionality.

    For health economies:

    • Supports several objectives of skills frameworks and change programmes such as Streamlining Staff Movements and Core Skills Programmes:
      • Reduces duplication of training
      • Simplifies compliance saving time and money
      • Increases transparency and assurance of training and skills delivery
      • Supports widening participation through the diversity of learner types, organisation types and sectors within scope
      • Tracks adoption of skills frameworks across health economies and the whole UK health sector.

  • How the Skills Register fulfils assurance steps for individual learners

    • It enables organisations (Training Providers) who have met the specified requirements to upload the training records of individual learners for those skills which they have been assured as being compliant as part of the CSTF.
    • It enables those with the required permissions to search and view the compliant training records of individuals.

    Please note that:

    • There are differing levels of compliance, which are captured in the system.
    • Only training records from compliant Training Providers are able to be captured – this means that the records available have the benefits of a level of assurance.
    • There are various methods available to Training Providers to upload compliant training records.

The Skills Register allows individual organisations to share data on staff skills that are Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) compliant. For certain groups, the Skills Register also captures placement information and can make the records of those individuals who are undertaking placements at specified organisations accessible both individually and en masse via reports to administrators at host organisations.

If you would like to speak to someone about how Skills Register can simplify your employee recruitment, please contact your country or regional representative.