Greetings from the Health and Social Care team at Jisc.
Firstly, As we start preparing for a new academic year, an exciting new qualification from HIT training launches…
HIT training has launched a level 2 award in Professional Cookery in Health and Social Care. This is the first of its kind, providing learners with the skills to cater for patients and residents in a health and social care setting.
The qualification was designed by the Institute of Hospitality in association with the Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) and National Association of Care Catering (NACC).
As a result of this, apprentices will be able to develop numerous skills. These include awareness of diet and appetite issues, recognising the importance of nutrition, hydration. In other worrds, ensuring the health and wellbeing of patients is maintained.
All levels of apprentice can benefit from this qualification and add to their skillset. Chefs will be trained in catering for dysphagia sufferers, who have difficulty swallowing. For example, creatively using textures to make food more attractive and enjoyable to patients.
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The H&SC team