It is very good to see that the PBS Competence Framework is now available to download from the Skills for Care PBS web page here. This should help those people who are struggling to download the document from this blog. If you do access the Competence Framework via this route, make sure to check the blog from time to time for any new developments. We are due to post information about resources to implement the PBS Competence Framework on the blog at the end of Oct/early November.
We were also delighted that Skills for Care recognised the importance of the Competence Framework in its publication - "PBS: a mini guide for arranging and paying for training" (also available on the Skills for Care PBS web page - see link above), as the key way to define competencies. This guide states, "PBS training should reflect the PBS competency framework with direct support workers, supervisors and consultant level workers acquiring the skills and knowledge outlined for each area".
We have also heard from organisations that are using the PBS Competence Framework to start evaluating the content of their own training programmes. In addition if you are looking for training for yourself, the competencies could be used to assess the relative strengths and weaknesses of particular PBS training being offered by organisations, by mapping their learning outcomes against the competencies.
We would love to hear how the competence framework is being used within your organisation both for training as well as other purposes. Get in touch with us firstname.lastname@example.org
The more good practice we share the more likely PBS will be provided in a way that offers high quality support to people.