Spotlight on Swatpro training partners: Hudson Training
A journey into the heart of Taunton, Somerset’s county town, takes us to the busy HQ of Hudson Training Ltd. The company has worked as specialists in the adult health and social care sector for 17 years.
Neil Young, the company’s Managing Director, explains how the training provider got its start:
“Our company was formed in response to a government white paper ‘Fit for the future’.
“This was changing the training requirements within the sector, making what had been considered best practice mandatory.
“Our company mission was to help and support care providers to meet these requirements - and whilst this remains at our core, we have developed and evolved to provide a range of additional and complementary courses and services.”
Hudson Training now provide Apprenticeships and stand-alone diplomas in Health and Social Care, covering levels 2 to 5.
The company has developed a highly focused set of 24 short courses to support health and social care employers and employees.
The courses cover everything from diabetes care to risk assessment to dealing with death, dying and bereavement, and are available via their online training platform.
Experienced and qualified tutors also deliver bespoke training courses.
Neil says as sector focused training providers they have a keen understanding of the needs of the industry, and work with clients to develop exactly the kind of practical tutoring that is required in an ever-changing regulatory environment.
Asked what has made Hudson Training successful he says: “Clients say they appreciate our flexible and supportive methods of working and that we understand their needs.
“Client feedback has been excellent, and this is further evidenced by our excellent client retention rate.”
When it comes to why Hudson Training chose to become a Swatpro partner, Neil spotlights three core benefits.
It has helped the company access funding via the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and helped trainees obtain student loans.
The less obvious - but of the utmost importance - help Swatpro provides is with the things not so easily seen, such as the shared best practice of this very supportive working partnership.
“I believe the combined and shared approach creates an environment of high standards and targets. One example of this is the combined goal of achieving a grade of outstanding at our next OFSTED inspection.
“Whilst this goal is of course a minimum expectation for any training or education provider I believe the strengths a partnership with Swatpro offers make it likely this will be achieved,” he adds.
Social care remains very much a political “hot potato”, but with Hudson Care’s attention to detail and valued experience, we can very much expect it to continue to meet the training challenges of tomorrow, whatever they may be.”