Learning and Development

Working for Discovery is both rewarding and worthwhile, and we offer great career progression. There are a range of training opportunities and qualifications we can help you with, include our multiple award-winning development programme, Aspire.

Within the first 12 weeks of working with us, we’ll pay for and support you to complete the Care Certificate – a requirement for everyone working in the health and social care sector.

You will also have the opportunity to complete training courses and diplomas relevant to your role through a City and Guilds accredited qualifications centre. This could make you eligible for a financial bonus when you complete certain qualifications.

Within your first week of employment, you’ll be invited to start your induction journey. In response to the coronavirus pandamic we’ve introduced an online induction. Read more about it here

We deliver online and face-to-face learning across a wide range of topics, including specific skills development to meet the individual needs of the person you support. All of our courses are regularly updated so your knowledge will always be at the forefront of the sector.

All permanent colleagues have regular opportunities to gain a place on our multiple award-winning career development programme, Aspire. The course has won a national business culture award and our coaches have also won a prestigious Chartered Institute of Personal Development award for their work.

Aspire participants explore new ways and opportunities to progress with help from a professional career coach, who will support your training, job shadowing and networking opportunities. From here, you will work with your line manager to establish a career development plan and see how you can achieve your goals.

Learning Connect is an interactive online learning platform available to all our staff. You will have the opportunity to work through a wide range of training courses and development pathways – learning new skills and improving your knowledge in areas relevant to your role and the people you support.

We’re also proud to work with City & Guilds on the Step into Social care course. For more information click here.