CAIS WILL DELIVER vital substance misuse training to hundreds of people from across North Wales after winning a new contract from the North Wales Area Planning Board for Substance Misuse.
Social workers, teachers, police officers and other public sector employees will receive accredited job-related training as part of the new Workforce Development Programme, which runs until February 2022 with an option to extend for a further two years.
Courses will be offered at three levels – an introductory three-hour session, a detailed two-day examination of wider issues, and in-depth training tailored to specialist roles.
Criminal justice and learning and development manager Ros Cameron said the award further capitalised on CAIS’ sector-leading expertise in the field of substance misuse, and four decades of experience and links in North Wales.
“CAIS Learning and Development will deliver a comprehensive education programme based on relevant policy, practice, research and emerging issues, and facilitated by high-quality, bilingual trainers at venues throughout the region,” she said.
“Our team has supported more than 2,300 learners from the public and voluntary sectors throughout North Wales since we began delivering substance misuse training on behalf of the Area Planning Board in 2010. We look forward to supporting many more to achieve professional goals over the months and years ahead.”
CAIS is committed to service user involvement and will ensure people with lived experience of substance misuse conditions will directly contribute to the design and delivery of the Workforce Development Programme
The Workforce Development Programme offers qualifications accredited by Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales, with credits awarded under the Agored Cymru Credits and Qualifications Framework Wales (CQFW).
All learners will also be provided with a full suite of support, including statistics, details of available treatment services and resources, and access to valuable research.
The programme will use digital tools to enhance the learning experience, embed digital literacy within the workforce and create lasting resources to be shared by learners within their organisations.
CAIS Learning and Development will work closely with the Area Planning Board to monitor effectiveness, and will report regularly to commissioners on the benefits and impact of the programme.
February 14, 2019