2015 has been another very busy year for our workplace team. We have run projects with ADHB at Auckland Hospital and The Selwyn Foundation across their North Island sites as well as a number of smaller projects in a range of businesses. Recently, we have been involved in a project producing some embedded literacy resources for the healthcare sector for NCLANA (the National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults).
Living with a broken hand has given Nick a real insight into what it’s like to live (and work) with low levels of writing skills. In this short video, he reflects on some of the changes he has had to make at work and also on his recent experience talking to nurses about redesigning workplace forms for people who find writing at work a real challenge.
What is the Occupational English Test? Occupational English Test is an international English language test that assesses speaking, reading, listening and writing skills of healthcare professionals. The key benefit over IELTS is that it is contextualised around communication skills that are relevant to work in healthcare. So, test-takers are able to use skills that they have developed in the course of their wor
So many businesses are still unaware that there is funding available to help them develop the language, literacy and numeracy skills of their employees. We have Workplace Literacy Funding and often there is no invoiced cost for training eligible employees. It is also possible for larger businesses to apply for their own funding. And, of course, some businesses are prepared to pay for training privately. There will be
We have been working on a project about narratives in partnership with Elizabeth Knox Home & Hospital this year. The training was shortlisted for the Health Ed Trust Training Award presented at the New Zealand Aged Care Association conference at Sky City. Because Knox is an Eden Alternative Registered Home, the quality of interactions is critical in terms of eliminating the three plagues of loneliness, hopeless
Jill Woodward at Elizabeth Knox Home & Hospital mentioned in her testimonial that we are running IELTS training for overseas trained nurses in order that they can gain registration to work as RNs in New Zealand. For this, they need to have their clinical qualifications assessed by NZQA, achieve IELTS 7.0 across all bands and then participate in a six week pre-registration course. You need to achieve IELTS 7.0 in
We’d like to congratulate Jill Woodward, CEO, and the team at Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital on the Health Ed Trust Training and Staff Development Award they won at the recent NZACA/INsite Excellence in Care Awards conference in Rotorua. The award recognises Knox’s training and staff development innovations to improve education, wellbeing, safety, and staff satisfaction. Knox also recently won a seedling award at