Group learning is one of the most common forms of learning within the social care arena and can have positive benefits for the learner. These benefits include:

• providing support and reinforcement of the learning through sharing the experience with other learners;

• offering opportunities to share concerns and discuss issues which can reduce feelings of isolation, inadequacy and anxiety;

• enabling learners to listen to, evaluate and address differing viewpoints; • a positive group learning experience can increase the learner’s selfconfidence,

self-esteem and social skills.