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Learning and Development

Your first step with Aurora will be to complete a full induction at your chosen site. This face-to-face induction provides support with digital learning and ensures you are safe, legal and able to start your career with us.

We are keen to help our teams improve their knowledge, skills and careers with us. To support this, we offer one of the best educational pathways in the sector.

We offer QCF accredited programmes delivered by our own expert teams. These courses are fully funded by Aurora and provide contextualized learning in the workplace. We also work with a number of highly regarded external training providers to deliver a range of nationally recognised and fully funded apprenticeships.

QCF Accredited Programmes

  • Teaching Assistants L3
  • Certificate in Education & Learning L3
  • Care (Adult & Children’s Residential) L3
  • Care Managers L5 

Apprenticeships

  • Learning & Skills Teacher L5
  • Vocational Coach/Assessor L4
  • Employability Practitioner L4
  • Business Administrator L3
  • School Business Manager L4
  • Business Development Degree L7
  • Facilities Manager L4

Professional Development

Appraisals and Continued Professional Development

Across the group, all staff are expected to complete a formal annual appraisal, which includes setting clearly defined objectives and planning professional development activities. This facilitates a best practice approach and helps our teams have a clear direction for the year ahead.  

We also encourage employees to look for informal knowledge and skill development opportunities, including shadowing an expert, attending workshops or learning digitally.

Digital Learning

In 2020, we launched our Digital Learning platform, which enables all our employees to access learning on demand, whenever and wherever they need. We currently have over 300 digital courses, videos and activities, covering everything from improving wellbeing to specialised skill development.

Management and Leadership Development

Our internal Leadership and Management workshops are delivered by one of our in-house Aurora experts, either face to face or virtually through Microsoft Teams.

“My training has been very in-depth. Working for other organisations, I've often felt rushed and 'thrown into the deep end', but this is completely different and I appreciate that greatly.”