Learning and development

Nurse Academy

We are supporting a group of staff on their journey to becoming a Registered Nurse. We have a number of staff who are studying for the Assistant Practitioner Apprenticeship, and others completing their Nursing Associate Apprenticeship. 

Once qualified, this will give them the option to start a Registered Nurse programme.

All our Nurses are given training and development opportunities. This includes clinical skills training and leadership and management skills. They are fully supported through the revalidation process.

For our international recruitment you too could be part of a successful International Nurse Recruitment Programme, which has recently welcomed the 100th nurse.

Leadership and Management Development

Here at Sanctuary Care we committed to ‘enriching your career’, by supporting and developing our Managers to lead a team to deliver the very best care.

All Managers receive a face to face comprehensive induction and access to skills for care endorsed training.

As a skills for care endorsed provider Home Managers attend the four-day ‘Well led’ programme, whilst Deputy Managers attend the four-day ‘Lead to Succeed’ programme.

Senior Managers can be part of the skills for care ‘Inspire’ programme and regular performance reviews ensure your career is on the track you choose.

Staff Training and Development

To continue to deliver excellent care all our staff receive a blended learning approach to training. A comprehensive eLearning lays the foundation for learning, whilst face to face training improves their skills, knowledge and attitude in an experiential learning environment.

By enriching your career in turn you will be enriching the lives of our residents.

Meaningful Conversations

Through regular meaningful conversations, we will ensure all opportunities are seized to enable you to reach your full potential. Regular mentoring and coaching by your peers and Managers will support you to fulfil your career aspirations.


Our dedicated Qualifications team delivers a range of qualifications at various levels. We are an in-house, nationally recognised qualification centre, accredited by City & Guilds, the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and the Scottish Qualifications Authority. We are extremely proud of our achievements and good success rates, and strive to consistently improve our standard of delivery for all our staff.

As a qualifications centre, we have a number of social care qualifications available to enhance your career:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in Business and Administration
  • Level 3 Certificate in Business and Administration
  • Level 5 Diploma in Health & Social Care Services

And for our Scottish services:

  • SVQ Level 2 in Social Services and Health Care
  • SVQ Level 3 in Social Services and Health Care
  • SVQ Level 4 in Social Services and Health Care
  • Level 3 Award in Professional Development
  • SVQ Level 4 in Care Services Leadership and Management


Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Financial reassurance) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 20 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn – Group Director Sanctuary Care 12 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Testing) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 7 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (PPE) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 30 April 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Food) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 27 April 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visits and PPE) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 15 April 2020

At Sanctuary Care our number one priority is to keep our residents, their relatives and our staff safe.

With the increasing number of reported cases of Coronavirus in the UK, we have taken the difficult decision to minimise all non-essential visits to our residential and nursing homes until further notice. These include routine visits from loved ones and friends, entertainers, hairdressers, volunteers, work experience students and school parties.

We have not taken this decision lightly and understand this will be upsetting for relatives who want to visit loved ones. We do feel this is the best way to keep our residents safe and is one of many proactive, preventative measures we are taking to stop this infection getting into our homes.

We do hope you understand why we are taking these precautions. Please don’t hesitate to call if you would like to speak to us directly if you have any questions or concerns.

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