Learning and Development Advent Calendar


Today we give you the Social Care Information and Learning Services (Scils) which is an online learning resource and community dedicated to the Health and Social Care Sector.

You have access to information on over 200 subjects including Dementia, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, and Management Skills.

Go to Scils.

Text Reminders

Did you know you can sign up to receive free Text Message reminders for all your event bookings.

All you need to do is add your mobile number to the gateway, tick 'SMS Notifications' and then save, your reminder will be set up immediately.


Video guides

If you need help with SharePoint, Excel, Lync or Outlook then today's window is perfect for you!

We have a selection of video guides which will show you how to complete common tasks and functions.

Go to IT Video Library.

Being a Manager and Leader

The Being A manager and Leader Framework sets out a clear definition of what is expected of managers.

Go to Framework.

Study Zone

Today we give you the Study Zone, a whole host of external online learning resources. You can make use of the Study Zone in the workplace and in your personal life.

Go to the Study Zone.

Dementia Framework

Studies by the Alzheimers Society have found playing games can improve reasoning and verbal learning skills play our Memory Game to reveal some excellent Dementia resources

First Aid Resources

This page is dedicated to First Aid and contains a list of all our current events. You will also find videos and games to support you in your development.

Go to First Aid Page.


Creativity is important in the workplace, follow the link below to boost your creative skills we will help you and the team you work in be more successful in thinking and problem solving.

Go to Creativity E-Learning Module.

Mindset Training

Behind today's window we bring you mindset online learning, it will explore how the mindset that you adopt affects your outlook on life, shape your actions and impact your future. follow the link below to start the module.

Go to Mindset Module.

Care Video Guides

Today we bring you a selection of Social Care videos.

Subjects include Dementia, Autism and End of Life Care. Go to the Video Library page to select the subject you would like to learn more about.


Education Information and Learning Services is an online learning resource/community dedicated to the Health and Social Care Sector.

A wide range of social care materials is available for online use or group learning.

Go to Education Information and Learning Services.

Email Alerts

Did you know you can sign up to E-mail alerts that will tell you when new courses are published?

To set up alerts go to the E-mail alerts page and select the subjects you are interested in, easy!


Did you know that the Learning and Development Gateway has a CV builder that captures all the courses you have taken, your employment history and your qualifications.

To create your CV go to the My CPD section.

Lifesaver Game

Lifesaver is a live-action movie that you play like a game. It shows you how to save someone's life in four different scenarios. You will be thrown into the heart of the action as you make crucial decisions and learn essential life-saving skills.

Play the Lifesaver Game.

IT Guides

Behind today's window we have a collection of Microsoft Office guides for you. We have guides for Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Project, SharePoint and Visio.

Go to Office Guides.

Merry Christmas

We hope you have enjoyed our daily advent calendar, thank you for taking part. We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.