Unify Learning

New Platform Helps to Tackle Care Skills Crisis

Sam Easen, Founder and CEO of QintilLondon (UK), March 2018 - Qintil has created a learning management system that helps care workers collect all of their certificates, gain new skills, and then share their profile with care homes.  

A report released by the National Audit Office entitled "The Adult Social Care Workforce in England" estimates that the workforce will need to grow by 2.6% every year until 2035. Yet the turnover rate of care staff has been increasing since 2012-13, and in 2016-17 reached 27.8%, meaning providers must spend funds on recruitment they could otherwise have spent on providing quality care.

Sam Easen, Founder and CEO of Qintil, said "We built Qintil for my own business. I ran a nursing agency employing over 1,000 healthcare professionals in the UK and Australia. Our nurses were always out working with our customers, so it was difficult to get them into the office for a day of unpaid mandatory training, which we needed to stay compliant with our regulator. We looked for an eLearning system that could do the job more efficiently, but most were too expensive or cumbersome for our needs. So we built our own."

Sam added, "We got our first customer by accident. We showed the system to our nursing agency customers - nursing homes and hospitals who used our staff to cover short-term staffing shortfalls - to demonstrate, as a mark of quality, how we train our staff. Then one customer asked if they could use it themselves."

The training dashboard within Qintil Learning Manager is a snapshot of your organisation’s compliance in real time. It helps care homes see instantly how compliant they are by team, unit, location, or across an entire multi-site organisation.

Sam also added, "When I set out to rebuild the platform for a wider market, I looked at the issues that affected businesses and their employees: ever-increasing compliance requirements, tight budgets, and a workforce that is more transient than ever. People might work for more than one company at the same time. And there are more ways and places than ever to learn, but no single place to store and evidence all those certificates and skills."  

Qintil was designed to unify learning and make it transparent for employers to understand who has the required training and who does not, without wasting resources on retaking courses and training.