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Training For Health And Social Care Workers

Our well established range of training courses for Health and Social Care workers provides a range of training courses for employers wishing to ensure their care staff have access to first class training and development, so they can provide the best care possible for the wide range of adults in their care while meeting the increasingly demanding requirements of the Care Sector.

All our stand-alone courses, covering subjects such as:- Challenging Behaviour, Dementia Awareness, Diabetes Care, Infection Control, Loss and Bereavement, Safeguarding Adults, and Stroke Care also serve as preparation for, and link directly to, National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs). Details of all these courses can be found below.

Our "Essential Training for Care Workers" training programme for all new care staff is designed to help employers meet the mandatory Common Induction Standards (CIS) requirements.

Further training for staff who are, or wish to become, managers or supervisors can be found on the "Training for Managers and Supervisors" page.

More advanced training can be found on the "Training for National Vocational Qualifications" page.

Course Booking Information can be found at the foot of this page.

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Course Details

Assertiveness for Care Workers

This training course will provide participants with the assertiveness skills and techniques needed by care workers in their day-to-day working environment.

This course is intended for all levels of staff, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: 1 day.

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Autism Awareness

This training course will provide participants with a basic knowledge of autism and an awareness of the signs, symptoms, characteristics and causes of the condition. It will also provide an overview of the history of, and research into, autism and will seek to explain the myths surrounding it.

This course is intended for all levels of staff, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: ˝ day.

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Challenging Behaviour

Designed to meet the training requirements of National Care Standards, this training course will provide participants with the knowledge and awareness to deal positively with challenging behaviour.

This course is intended for all levels of staff, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: ˝ day.

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Communication

Designed to meet the training requirements of National Care Standards, this training course will provide participants with the knowledge and understanding of how to communicate effectively with service users and customers by addressing their differing needs.

This course is intended for all levels of staff, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: ˝ day.

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Customer Service

Designed to meet the training requirements of National Care Standards, this training course will provide participants with an understanding of who their customers are, how to develop and deliver excellent customer care, and how to develop the confidence and skills to deal with difficult customers, how to build long-term relationships, and how to exceed customer needs.

This course is intended for all levels of staff, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: ˝ day.

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Dementia Awareness

Designed to meet the training requirements of National Care Standards, this training course will provide participants with a better understanding of dementia, enable them to perform their duties more confidently and effectively, and allow them to provide a better standard of care for people with dementia.

This course is intended for people working or living with individuals with dementia in residential, day care and domiciliary care, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: ˝ day.

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Dementia Care

This training course is an advanced course following on from our ˝-day Dementia Awareness course. It will give participants a deep insight into living with dementia and caring for someone with dementia.

This course is intended for all levels of staff, and it is recommended that participants have attended the equivalent of our Dementia Awareness course.

Course Duration: 3 days.

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Diabetes Care

This is a complete diabetes care training course aimed to provide workers in the care industry with all the information they require when caring for people with diabetes.

This course is intended for all workers dealing with the direct health care needs of people with diabetes, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: ˝ day.

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Equality and Diversity

Designed to meet the requirements of the Race Relations Act 1976, Sex Discrimination Act 1975, Equal Pay Act 1970, Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Human Rights Act 1998, Age Discrimination Act 2006, other appropriate legislation and National Care Standards, this training course will provide participants with an understanding of equality, diversity and discrimination issues in the workplace, and its legal context.

This course is intended for all levels of staff, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: ˝ day.

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Fire Safety

Designed to meet the requirements of the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997, other appropriate legislation and National Care Standards, this training course will provide participants with the information needed to recognise fire hazards, respond safely to the occurrence of fire, communicate effectively with the Emergency Services, and quickly and safely evacuate a building.

Particular emphasis will be given to implementing the knowledge gained in the participant’s day-to-day working environment.

This course is intended for all levels of staff, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: ˝ day.

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(Emergency) First Aid

Designed to meet the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, other appropriate legislation and National Care Standards, this training course will provide participants with the information needed to deal with accidents or the occurrence of sudden illness, and give them the basic knowledge of first aid procedures required to give immediate care whenever and wherever it is needed.

Particular emphasis will be given to administering first aid in the participant’s day-to-day working environment.

Participants will gain Appointed Person First Aid Certification valid for 3 years.

This course is intended for all levels of staff, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: 1 day.

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First Aid

This training course is an advanced course following on from our 1-day Emergency First Aid course.

This course is intended for all levels of staff, and it is recommended that participants have attended the equivalent of our Emergency First Aid course.

Course Duration: 3 days.

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Food Hygiene Awareness

Designed to meet the requirements of the Food Safety Act 1990, The Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995, other appropriate legislation and National Care Standards, this training course will provide an understanding and awareness of a wide range of issues surrounding food hygiene and the need to achieve good standards of food safety and hygiene, together with a basic knowledge of the methods of preventing food poisoning and contamination.

This course is intended for all food handlers or anyone working in a role that involves contact with food, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: ˝ day.

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Health and Safety Awareness

Designed to meet the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, other appropriate legislation and National Care Standards, this training course will provide participants with the information needed to ensure a safe working environment, by outlining the benefits and legal requirements of adopting effective health and safety measures in the workplace.

Participants will be made aware of potential risks in the workplace; their responsibilities, and the responsibilities of their co-workers and employers; together with the legal requirements for reporting and recording accidents.

This course is intended for all staff with responsibility for health and safety, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: ˝ day.

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Infection Control

Designed to meet the requirements of the Department of Health Guidelines on Control of Infection in Residential and Nursing Homes, other appropriate legislation and National Care Standards, this training course will provide participants with an overview of the key elements of infection control, an understanding of how infections might occur, and how good practice can reduce their likelihood and prevent the spread of infection.

This course is intended for all members of staff working in the healthcare setting who need to be aware of the issues surrounding infection control, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: ˝ day.

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Key Working/Care Planning

Designed to meet the training requirements of National Care Standards, this training course will provide participants with the knowledge and understanding of care planning requirements and benefits.

This course is intended for all staff in a care environment, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: ˝ day.

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Loss and Bereavement

Designed to meet the care industry requirements and Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards, this training course will provide participants with a clear understanding of loss and bereavement and how it occurs in different forms. They will also learn different ways of dealing with the issue that can be implemented for both themselves and those suffering loss or bereavement.

This course is intended for all levels of staff, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: ˝ day.

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Medication Awareness Training

Designed to meet the requirements of the Care Quality Commission standards and National Care Standards, this training course will provide participants with an introduction to medications and the prescription service; an understanding of who supplies medicines and how; an understanding of how to safely store, administer and dispose of medicines; an understanding of quality control and good record keeping procedures; an understanding of accountability, responsibility and confidentiality; and an understanding of the roles of The Committee on the Safety of Medicine and The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).

This course is intended for anyone who may need to administer medication as part of their job, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: ˝ day.

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Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Deprivation of Liberty

This training course will look at the historical context and provide a clear overview of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA). It will define capacity and what it means to the individual, and will provide an understanding of the laws and legislative guidelines, including the Care Quality Commission's expectations. It will also examine significant sections of the MCA and how these are enforced; the roles and responsibilities of those involved in capacity issues and making decisions; and the support of public bodies.

This course is intended for all levels of staff, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: ˝ day.

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Moving and Handling

Designed to meet the requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, other appropriate legislation and National Care Standards, this training course will provide participants with the knowledge they need to reduce the chance of incurring an injury in the workplace.

This course is intended for anyone who may need to move people or objects as part of their job, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: ˝ day.

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Palliative Care

This training course will provide an understanding of the definition of Palliative care, and an awareness of the main aims of Palliative care.

This course is intended for all levels of staff, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: ˝ day.

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Personal Care

This training course will provide an awareness of the range of personal care needs that service users have, identify which of those needs are the responsibility of the care service and which are the responsibility of other professionals, and outline the Care Quality Commission's standards and requirements regarding personal care services.

This course is intended for all levels of staff, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: ˝ day.

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Pressure Area Care

This is a complete pressure area care training course providing care workers with the information they need when caring for people with this condition.

This course is intended for all workers dealing with the direct health care needs of people with this condition, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: ˝ day.

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Recording and Report Writing

Designed to meet the training requirements of National Care Standards, this training course will provide participants with an understanding of the principles of good record keeping.

This course is intended for all levels of staff, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: ˝ day.

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Safeguarding Adults

Designed to meet the training requirements of National Care Standards, this training course will provide participants with the knowledge to assess who is at risk of abuse, and how to respond to abuse and neglect.

This course is intended for all levels of staff, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: ˝ day.

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Skills For Care: Common Induction Training

Designed to assist in meeting the requirements of the Common Induction Training (CIT)**, this training course covers areas from each of the six standards, with the exception of the internal workplace training and induction requirements.

Further training is available separately to cover in more detail the following standards:

  • Health & Safety
  • Moving & Handling
  • Fire Safety, First Aid
  • Infection Control
  • Medication and Health Care Procedures
  • Security

These are all certificated half-day or full-day courses suitable for a group of 4-12 employees.

**CIT has to be completed within the 12-week induction period, which must be provided for all new care staff.

Course Duration: 1 day.

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Stroke Care

This is a complete stroke care training course providing care workers with the information they need when caring for people with this condition.

This course is intended for all workers dealing with the direct health care needs of people with this condition, and no prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Duration: ˝ day.

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Course Booking Information

Booking our courses is as easy as 1-2-3, it really couldn't be easier!

Simply follow these 3 easy steps...

  1. Choose the course(s) you want.
  2. Check with us for course availability and price.
  3. Phone, fax, email or post your course booking to us.**

We will confirm your booking by return of post, and send you course joining instructions 5 working days before the course starts.

**Telephone bookings must be confirmed in writing within 7 working days.

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