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Kent Association for the Blind

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For the more than 10 years, KAB has partnered with Canterbury Christ Church University to deliver a Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care (Visual Impairment), a combination of work based learning and university modules – the standard route to becoming a qualified rehab worker.

The difficult economic climate and cuts in social care budgets continue to affect student numbers, so the FD took a break in 2016 but we're currently exploring our options to resume delivery of the Foundation Degree.

This is an exciting time for us to redevelop our training programme to meet the sector needs. To ensure we do this, we're carrying out a needs analysis to establish what employers would want in order to invest their time and money to support their staff to undertake a Foundation Degree.

With the new Government initiative of Higher Apprenticeships, money could be available to employers and individuals to help fund some of the course fees. 

If you would like to take part in the needs analysis survey or require any further information about the Foundation Degree, please contact Avril Chapman, Training Manager on 01622 691357 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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