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Need 2 Succeed – Supporting the Development of Social Prescribing

Inspiring Excellence – Encouraging Leadership – Animating Communities

In this issue of Healthcare Matters, we are pleased to announce Need 2 Succeed as our Educational Training Company of the Month.

Established by Roberto Mobile in March 2006, Croydon based Need 2 Succeed offers commercial and accredited training, as well as providing services on a range of solutions to support accredited learning, specifically to those working in or seeking work in Health Care, Social Care, Education, Children & Young People and Wellbeing Sectors.

Need 2 Succeed is an established accredited centre approved by four major UK awarding bodies (TQUK, NCFE, SEG Awards and NOCN), and it has a team of specialist trainers, teachers, and assessors, providing vocational qualifications, adult learning programmes and short courses. It also offers its services both in London and across the UK.

To date, Need 2 Succeed has helped over 200 professionals achieve their qualifications and career development through apprenticeships, traineeships and continued professional development (CPD), and the training courses are offered through a blended mixture of online, class based and 1:1 coaching and assessment.

Need 2 Succeed believes that for people to reach their true potential and goals they need the right tools. It has a portfolio of 53 nationally accredited courses and 28 CPD short courses to choose from and with a number of these funded through government programmes.

All courses are delivered by passionate experts in their field, often in locations close to students, and with a 95% success rate. The company ensures that the learning is fun, interactive, and flexible, so it uses a mixture of face-to-face training and practical tasks to make sure that attendees gain the knowledge and skills that they need.

The training offered by Need 2 Succeed is perfect for:

  • Social Prescribing Link Workers, Health and Wellbeing Coaches and ICB’s/PCN’s across the UK
  • Individuals working in the non-profit, public and health sector
  • Individuals seeking to develop their knowledge and skills in working with children, young people, and local communities
  • Business and management personnel looking to climb their career ladder and take up more senior roles in their organisation

The company has recently introduced the Level 3 Certificate in Social Prescribing. Roberto commented, “We are one of only two training providers delivering this qualification in the UK, and we offer the best choice for quality, price and added value. The SEG Awards Level 3 Certificate in Social Prescribing is a nationally recognised qualification which prepares learners for a role in social prescribing, and provides those already working in this area with a deeper level of knowledge and understanding.”

The content is based on key areas related to social prescribing environments, including delivering community-based solutions, offering vulnerable adults holistic support, managing caseloads and measuring outcomes to improve support mechanisms.

This particular course is aimed at those working within or looking to move to a role where elements of social prescribing are used as part of their work, such as public sector agencies, healthcare and the voluntary and community sector. It enables learners to broaden their skills and knowledge, to support individuals to access services in the community, that are appropriate to their needs.

As part of a funded programme for Health England (South London Hub), Need 2 Succeed was contracted to deliver this course to 20 new and existing Social Prescribers in London. This enabled the company to work with SEG Awards (the awarding body) and Merton Social Prescribing Service to develop and launch the Level 3 in London and online across the UK. The first cohort was externally evaluated and was a success, and the recommendations made in the report were implemented in time for the second cohort. Need 2 Succeed now has a fully developed offer for all Social Prescribing Link Workers, PCNs and CCG/ICBs across the UK.

This marketplace obviously has other course providers and Need 2 Succeed works very hard to stay at the forefront of the industry. Roberto continued, “We offer low cost, affordable options for individuals and agencies looking for workforce development, and we also provide a fully supported and flexible approach to all of our training programmes, including weekend delivery and online.”

Need 2 Succeed also offers its students high-quality teaching and learning resources, with direct access to their assessor/tutor in many ways suitable to their needs. Equally the company will ensure that a full initial assessment of need is carried out with all learners to ensure a needs-led personalised training plan is in place at the start of each course.

The company also seeks to support employers by helping them to access support and funding to help train staff, build up teams and ultimately strengthen their organisation. It helps employers to develop their number one asset, their staff, by offering high-quality work-based training from a single member of staff to an entire workforce. Need 2 Succeed also helps employers to develop their ideas, and support projects through direct short or long term consultancy and project management. It can either work directly with the employer or link them up with people who can help make a real difference to their work.

As it looks to the future, Need 2 Succeed are currently working on becoming approved to deliver apprenticeships in the UK and hopes to be in a position to offer the Community Health and Wellbeing Worker Apprenticeship, as well as other Health Related Roles by March 2023. The base has recently moved to the New Croydon Campus of London South Bank University, and this has enabled use of a modern and fresh new environment for teaching.

Roberto concluded, “At Need 2 Succeed, we are happy to work with all regions to support the development of Social Prescribing and other Health and Social Care Workforce Development initiatives. If people contact us, we will seek to support in any way that we can.”

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