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What is Academy?
Academy is an online learning platform designed for those working in social care and looking for professional development. You can log in or create an account here.
How much does Academy cost?
Every course on Academy is free to take.
If you have finished registration with Florence and are a Florence worker, you can see and download course pass certificates for free. You can also access our video courses for free.
If you have not finished registration with Florence or you are not a Florence worker, it costs £2.99 (ex VAT) to see and download each course pass certificate, £7.99 (ex VAT) to purchase a video course and £29.99 (incl. VAT) to purchase a course collection.
What is CPD?
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is the way that professionals continue to learn and develop throughout their career and ensure they keep their skills and knowledge up to date to be able to practise safely.
If you work in a role that requires registration with a regulatory body such as nursing, then you are required to keep your skills and knowledge up to date through CPD.
For example, all nurses on the NMC register must complete 35 hours of CPD in a three year period. E-learning can count towards some of the required CPD hours, so the great news is Academy e-learning modules can be used to evidence ongoing CPD hours!
Each module on Academy gives an indication of the time required in “active learning” to complete it. Once the module is completed and the assessment passed, a certificate is then issued which can be downloaded.
The terms CPD hours/scores/points are used interchangeably, although a module on Academy does not give the number of CPD “points”, the general guide is that usually one hour of learning equates to one CPD “point”.
Most of Florence Academy modules are independently accredited by the CPD Standards Office and many of them are also aligned to the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF). Each course overview details whether the course is accredited and/or aligned, meaning you can be confident that they meet industry standards.
To find out more about:
- CPD Standards Office please visit here
- CSTF alignment please visit here
- NMC CPD revalidation please visit here
I have completed registration with Florence - how do I access Florence Academy?
Log in to Florence Academy with the same details you use to log in to Florence.
You will be able to take all Academy courses and download course certificates for free.
How to pay for Academy certificates
It's free to learn on Florence Academy – you can go through all modules in a course and complete assessments without paying.
We charge just £2.99 (ex VAT) to see and download each course pass certificate, and £7.99 (ex VAT) to purchase a video course.
You can buy your certificate immediately after completing the course (and passing your assessment), or you can purchase it later by clicking the "Get certified" button for the course on your certificates page.
We accept most card types, including Visa and Mastercard. We don't currently take PayPal.
*You won't need to pay for certificates for courses completed before 11 January, 2023. If you have finished registration with Florence and are a Florence worker, you can see and download course pass certificates for free.
How can I validate my certificate?
You now have a public profile, so it’s much easier to share your achievements with your employer.
When you download your certificate, you’ll see a link and a candidate number. Simply share the link and candidate number with your employer: they can use this information to view all the certificates (with dates) on your public profile.
You can share your certificates on social media by linking to your public profile, too.
We now charge a small fee to download our certificates. When you pay for your certificate, it’ll appear on your public profile.
What training can Florence Academy offer?
There are a variety of courses available on Florence Academy. These include:
- Fire Safety
- Moving and Handling Theory
- Equality and Diversity
- First Aid and Life Support
- Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults
- Mental Capacity
- Infection Control
- Medication Administration
- Information Governance
- Food Hygiene
- Health and Safety
- Dementia Level 1
- Guide to Nurse Revalidation
- Conflict Resolution
- Safeguarding Children (Child Protection)
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