The HR Learning and Development Service has a wide range of training available to those who work in social care organisations from the independent, private and voluntary sector.  

You can also access our training if you are an Individual Employer (IE) employing a Personal Assistant (PA) to help you meet your care and support needs.

Training Directory 2018-19

The Directory outlines the Health and Social Care training programmes available to those working in the social care sector, including those in the Independent, Private and Voluntary sector in the city.  The learning and development opportunities in the Directory are provided by the HR Learning and Development Service for Sheffield City Council based at the Moorfoot Learning Centre. In addition to taught courses we provide a number of e-learning programmes. 

How to access training courses

Our online booking system, the Sheffield Development Hub, was introduced in March 2016.

The benefits include:

  • a personalised learning account for users
  • online booking for all taught courses
  • access to e-learning programmes
  • personalised learning plans
  • access from work or home devices including smart phones and tablets
  • your training co-ordinator will be able to view the development that staff have completed

If your organisation has never accessed learning and development through Sheffield City Council before then you will need to request an application form from us so that we can assess your eligibility to access the learning and development opportunities we offer.  Please note the requests need to come from manager of an organisation.

For organisations that have previously accessed our training but do not have user accounts, or for Individual Employers (IE) employing a Personal Assistant (PA), please contact us for a user account request form.

Skills, knowledge & understanding workbooks

Workbooks are an alternative to taught courses and another route for demonstrating skills and knowledge.  The process is a way of evidencing that the workforce is appropriately skilled with written records of achievement.

Workbooks available:

  • Eating and drinking
  • Effective communication
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Food safety refresher
  • Health, safety and fire refresher
  • Infection control
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Restraint awareness
  • Safeguarding adults
  • Worker safety

If you contact us we can discuss your options with you.


The HR Learning & Development Service is also a member of the South Yorkshire Social Care Development Partnership and in a position to support IPV organisations to access Skills for Care funding, towards QCF Health and Social Care Diplomas, Certificates and Awards. Access to the funding is linked to registration with Skills for Care and acquiring a National Minimum Data Set number (NMDS-SC).

Workforce Development Fund

Organisations accessing the workforce development fund as a partnership member will be expected to use this funding to pay for training/ workbook routes leading to the various qualifications. The Learning and Development Officer working into the sector will be available to discuss this with you in more detail.

If any of your employees are completing their QCF Diploma‘s, Awards or Certificates in Health and Social Care at Levels 2, 3 & 5 or English and Maths (Key Skills and Functional Skills, at level 1 or 2) and the preparing to work in Adult Social Care certificate, you can access this funding.

For more information please visit the Skills for Care website. Support is also available to access the fund from the HR Learning and Development Service.

Moorfoot Learning Centre

Moorfoot Learning Centre is the main training venue for the Learning and Development Service and is used to accommodate our core training programme.

It has 6 training rooms that have been designed to support delivery via presentations and Smart Board interactive learning.

All training rooms have comfortable seating with some specialist chairs available for the comfort of anyone who suffers from chronic back pain. We also have two mobile high quality loop systems.  Moorfoot and the Learning Centre have access for wheelchair users. There are a limited number of disabled parking bays at Moorfoot. If you need to book a space please contact us.

Please contact us as soon as possible if you have any particular requirements so that arrangements can be made before the course commences.

HR Learning & Development Service

Moorfoot Learning Centre
Level 1, West Wing
Moorfoot Building

S1 4PL