Guidance and training for foster carers
Relevant guidance and training is essential for for foster carers, as it provides the information and skills they need to understand and support children in their care. Our digital resources are an ideal way for Virtual Schools to help foster carers with their new responsibilities, and thereby ensure the best outcomes for young people.
eXPERT TRAINING and certification
Our digital resources are written by experienced practitioners and researchers and ensure foster carers receive expert guidance and training. Foster carers can then be awarded certificates for completion, branded to your Virtual School.
Powered by the nimbl mobile learning system, every resource offers an engaging and convenient learning experience either offline on smartphones and tablets, or online via the web portal. This allows foster carers to learn at a time, place and pace that suits them, and access relevant information as and when they need.
Reach more foster carers for less
Providing resources digitally is a cost-effective and efficient way of ensuring all foster carers have the training they require – particularly if children are placed out of authority.
Manageable and flexible
We aim to minimise the work required of Virtual Schools, so take responsibility for the majority of the administration and build a programme that suits your specific needs.
Provide Valuable Evidence
The nimbl system that delivers the training courses also tracks user progress and course completion, which you can view on live online graphs. We use this tracking data to provide detailed reports that help your Virtual Schools see results and show evidence of success.
What is included?
Each licence gives one foster carer access to the following resources for one year. Prices are subject to the number of licences purchased and start from as little as £10+VAT per licence.
- Understanding Virtual Schools
- Understanding ADHD
- Effects of Trauma
As well as the resources outlined above, you can expect:
- Online tracking of progress and course completion
- PDF reports giving detailed overviews of course activity
- Access to all updates to courses released during the year
- Access to new and relevant resources published during the year
- Certificates for foster carers for meeting a predetermined standard
- Briefing/training session by Pearson Publishing for foster carers and Virtual School staff
As standard, the digital resources for foster carers can be accessed via the nimbl app and web portal. As an additional service, we offer to create a custom version of this app and web portal, branded to your Virtual School. Prices are subject to the number of licences purchased and start from as little as £500+VAT .
How to order
To to find out more about the foster carer library and discuss the specific requirements of your Virtual School, please contact Jacquie on 01223 350555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.