Workforce Development Funding 2020/21
Due to very recent national changes to the allocation of funding for education we as a Trust are currently reviewing the changes for our staff groups. We are working with our neighbouring Trusts in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and Health Education England to understand the full implications of these changes and to agree solutions to ensure we can continue to develop our workforce in line with our business plans.
Therefore we are not in a position to confirm any planned spends relating to the Upskilling (previously LBR) requests you submitted for your division/service at the end of last year. Please could you therefore not proceed with planning and commissioning any activity which was reliant on this budget until we have gained clarity and have given the go ahead.
Thank you for your understanding
Head of Professional Development
23 June 2020
Booking Process for Training on LEaD
To be eligible for LBR funded training you are required to be 100% in date/compliant for your Statutory & Mandatory training (i.e. all your red buttons have turned green). You may be considered for funding if you have booked on to courses where buttons have gone red.
LEaD are aware that there may be times when the training is absolutely necessary despite you perhaps being non-compliant for statutory/mandatory training, in these instances your line manager will risk assess the need, and the booking may still go ahead.
Sources of Funding
Contracts with the University of Southampton, Bournemouth University and the University of Hertfordshire
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has well established links and contracts with the University of Southampton, Bournemouth University and the University of Hertfordshire.
For details of the education opportunities available at each University please use the links below
Find out about modules at the University of Southampton
Find out about modules at the University of Hertfordshire
Find out about modules at Bournemouth University
Selecting and Accessing LBR modules
Your Directorate/Division will select LBR modules based on training needs for their service area, taking into account both current and future workforce needs.
If you find a university module that meets both your personal development needs and the service's needs, speak to your line manager. If the module is available, and subject to funding availability, you'll be asked to submit the relevant application and learning contract forms.
Please ensure that you meet ALL entry requirements including any prerequisites. You should have already read your chosen module's(pathway) details in full BEFORE you apply, so that you are fully aware of the study commitment involved.
Any requests for funding and modules will need to be signed by your line manager and authorised by LEaD.
Forms can be scanned and emailed, or posted to the LBR Team based at Tatchbury Mount.
What if I don't pass?
We try to ensure that you are supported so you stand the best chance of passing - the following link will take you to the University of Southampton website where Student Handbook can be found.
Alternative sources of Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) funding
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust also has a Flexible Learning Beyond Registration budget that can be accessed by staff at Bands 5-9. So if you cannot find a course or module that meets your needs at either the University of Southampton or Bournemouth University then Flexible LBR can be used to fund education and development via any education provider. For any questions or further information on accessing Flexible LBR please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lorraine Grace on 023 8087 4057.
The 'Small Print'
Please make sure you read, sign and return the correct Learning Contract to the Learning Beyond Registration office at Development and Training, Tatchbury Mount.
Learning Contract for allocated University modules
Learning Contract for training funded from Flexible Budget
Funding is conditional upon you attending all required study days and submitting any required assignments. If you don't comply with these conditions you may be asked to pay back a proportion of the funding.
Training Needs Analysis
The Training Needs Analysis (TNA) is sent out to Divisional Training Leads in October each year for them to identify training needs in their teams for the next training year. Your training request from any of the Education Providers will stand a better chance of being funded if it is included within the Training Needs Analysis Return. For requests after this period please go through your local Manager and Training Lead.
Training Leads (Clinical Divisions)
We would like to congratulate staff who have recently successfully completed courses and gained new qualifications.