Learning & Development

“Orchard Care Homes is a caring employer, offering its staff excellent career opportunities by investing in training programmes to enhance their skills and knowledge base.”

At Orchard Care Homes, it is our mission to be the positive choice for residents, families, healthcare specialists and staff. Our core values are at the heart of everything we do and are always included in our daily culture. 

Our people share our core values and take pride in making a difference to the lives of every resident. To acknowledge this, we have developed a comprehensive Learning & Development programme to support our employees to take their careers forward. 

We believe in developing our staff and our people-focused, blended approach to learning involves a range of delivery styles and solutions to meet the learning requirements of our employees, and the different care needs of our residents. 

Blended Approach to Learning

All of our employees complete mandatory training courses on induction. Each course is tailored to the individual, the role and whether they work at one of our Care Homes or in the Support Centre in Harrogate. Many of the mandatory courses are delivered online via an interactive learning platform. They can be accessed anytime on any device and include a wide choice of e-learning modules. 

The courses are further supported by using a range of delivery styles which include practical face-to-face training, workshops, distance learning, workbooks and observations. 

Personal Development

At Orchard Care Homes, we invest in an additional range of clinical and professional development courses, both in-house and externally.  We encourage our staff to undertake QCF awards as part of their development within the care sector. These awards are role specific and offered to all staff. They  may include Management Awards, Team Leading, Level 2 and 3 Health and Social Care, Activities and Administrative awards.  

Everyone at Orchard Care Homes has personal development meetings with their line manager, allowing them to keep track of what they are doing well, where they need to develop and set their own goals in order to reach their full potential.