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Estates & Facilities Services

Publications

The Educational Development Team of the ACS Project has developed a range of products from publications to online resources for staff working in Estates & Facilities Services.

On this page you will find information on:

  • ACCESS Newsletter Spring 2019
  • My Learning Plan
  • Recognition of Prior Learning - A Guide to Support Staff through the RPL process
  • Recognition of Prior Learning - A Guide for Learners
  • Guiding Principles for NHSScotland
  • SVQ2 Facilities Services Pilot Project - Executive Summary
  • The Certificate of Work Readiness Guide

ACCESS Newsletter - is our way of providing NHSScotland staff in Estates & Facilities Services and Business & Administration with the latest information on the projects and resources to support their learning and development at work.

NEW - ACCESS Newsletter Spring 2019

In this newsletter we tell you about:

  • events we've recently held
  • a new project on Recognition of Prior Learning
  • news of our latest resources

Available as an interactive pdf or in hard copy. If you would like copies email us at asktheteam@nes.scot.nhs.uk

Back Issues - click HERE to download back issues of the ACCESS newsletter.

REVISED - My Learning Plan

A guide to support staff in NHSScotland to identify their learning needs and support PDPR meaningful conversations. A foldable hard copy version is also available, if you would like some contact us at asktheteam@nes.scot.nhs.uk 

NEW - Recognition of Prior Learning - Transforming lives through lifelong learning

Guiding Principles for NHSScotland

These guiding principles created by a NHSScotland RPL short life working group provide a consistent approach to Recognition of Prior Learning for NHSScotland Boards.

They are:

  • Person/Learner-centred
  • Standardised & Transparent
  • Collaborative and Quality assured
  • Accessible to all
  • Flexible

Further information to support this is available by contacting asktheteam@nes.scot.nhs.uk 

Recognition of Prior Learning - A Guide to Support Staff through the RPL process and Recognition of Prior Learning - A Guide for Learners.

  • Recognition of Prior Learning - A Guide to Support Staff through the RPL process.

This guidance is designed for learning and development staff, managers, supervisors and reviewers.  It provides information on using RPL and illustrations from Health Boards already using RPL - LINK

  • Recognition of Prior Learning - A Guide for Learners

This guidance is designed for learners who wish to find out more about using Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - LINK

SVQ2 Facilities Services Pilot Project - Executive Summary

In June 2013 NES piloted the SVQ2 Facilities Services to test its relevance for NHSScotland staff. The qualification was delivered by Edinburgh College to a wide range of Estates & Facilities staff with all 18 who registered successfully completing the qualification.

This Executive Summary highlights the impact of the pilot 18 months after all the participants had completed their SVQ.

Click this LINK to access the Executive Summary and infograph with interesting facts and quotes from the evaluation.

The Certificate of Work Readiness Guide - Could you offer a work placement to a young person?

The Certificate of Work Readiness - a guide to setting up work placements in NHSScotland is a 'how to' guide for NHSScotland staff thinking about offering a young person a placement in the NHS.

The guidance describes the key stages including making initial contact with Skills Development Scotland, recruiting the young person and establishing the local network of support during the placement. This online guidance can be accessed and downloaded from this LINK.

More information about the benefits of work placements can be found in an article from the ACCESS newsletter Autumn 2014 describing the benefits to the organisation, mentor and young persons on placement - LINK

All of our publications are available free of charge and some are available in hard copy format. 

Contact us at asktheteam@nes.scot.nhs.uk to find out more.