The term “learning styles” refers to the fact that every person learns differently. An individual’s learning style refers to the preferential way in which they absorb, process, comprehend and retain information and the notion of individualized learning styles has gained widespread recognition in education theory and practice.  

Everyone has a mix of learning styles. Some people may find that they have a dominant style of learning, with far less use of the other styles. Others may find that they use different styles in different circumstances. There is no right mix nor are a person’s styles fixed. People can develop ability in less dominant styles, as well as further develop styles that are already in use.

The most commonly used learning style theories are: (click on each learning style to learn more)



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British Association of Social Workers

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is the UK's largest professional association of social workers. It campaigns on behalf of members to raise and maintain standards and best practice, providing a collective voice for concerns and issues pertinent to the profession. 

Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) states that all staff should receive a comprehensive induction that takes account of recognised standards within the sector and is relevant to their workplace and their role. The relevant standards which came into force 1 April 2015 are the Care Certificate Standards.The Care Certificate Standards are specific to adult social care. Employers of health and social care workers are responsible for the integration of the Care Certificate during a 12 week induction period.


External adult social care staff

  • To view the Learning and Development free offer that is available to our external adult social care workforce please click here
  • For adult safeguarding courses please click here

Walsall Council Staff 

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