Training Courses

To schedule an appointment, get in touch to discuss your needs or book a training, please call us during office hours or use the contact form.

CARE CERTIFICATE

Duration: 4 day course 

There are 15 standards that make up the Care Certificate. This course is designed to ensure that each standard is met and a workbook will be provided to each delegate to evidence their learning.

Course Aims: 

• Understand Your Role
• Your Personal Development
• Duty of Care
• Equality and Diversity
• Work in a Person Centred Way
• Communication
• Privacy and Dignity
• Fluids and Nutrition
• Awareness of Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities
• Safeguarding Adults
• Safeguarding Children
• Basic Life Support
• Health and Safety
• Handling Information
• Infection Prevention and Control

MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS

Duration: Full day course

This course aims to provide attendees with knowledge and understanding of both mental health and mental illness.

Course Aims:

• List a number of mental health disorders and their effects
• Describe ways of supporting an individual's positive mental health
• Describe causes of mental illnesses
• Describe the basics of the Mental Health Act

DEMENTIA AWARENESS

Duration: ½ day course

This course will help explore what is meant by dementia, the differences between memory losses of old age and dementia and what is like to have dementia. The course will also challenge attendees to think more about how they can best care for and support people with dementia. 

Course Aims:
• What do we mean by 'dementia' & most common causes of dementia
• The individuality of the experience of dementia
• Understanding behaviour and emotional distress
• Cultural difference in dementia & communicating with people with dementia
• Caring for people with dementia as both formal and informal carer

MOVING & HANDLING AND POSITIONING OD ADULTS

Duration: ½ day course

This course is ideal for all Health & Social Care. It includes safer moving and positioning of people as well as manual handling of objects. The course is designed to meet the requirements and recommendations of the HSE Manual Handling Regulations 1992 as well as other relevant regulations and guidelines. 

Course Aims:

• Introductory Manual Handling Training
• Lifting Safety
• Moving and Lifting Objects
• Moving and Positioning People
• Moving People with a Mechanical Device

MENTAL CAPACITY ACT 2005, & DOLS

Duration: ½ day course / full day course depending on needs
Mental capacity means being able to make your own decisions. This course is aimed to give the health and social worker the opportunity to explore the 5 main principles of the mental capacity ACT and how they apply to every day practice.

Course Aims:

• What is the Mental Capacity Act & why do we need it?
• The Five Key Principles 
• how to assess capacity & what happens if capacity is lacking?
• Best Interests & Acting Lawfully
• Restraint & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
• New criminal offences of ill-treatment & wilful neglect

 

MEDICATION AWARENESS

Duration: ½ day course 

This course is designed to enable healthcare workers to perform their duties safely and effectively when assisting clients or residents with their medication. It is vital that all employees involved in this process are fully trained and up to date with current legislation and guidelines.

Course Aims:

• The 7 Rights of medication and administration
• Different types of medicines and how they are used
• Risks associated with medicines
• Recognise and report errors
• Rights of medication and administration
• Common side effects 


EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK

Duration: Full day course

The Emergency First Aid at Work course (EFAW) is ideal for all businesses whose risk assessment has identified that there is no requirement for a fully trained first aider for their workplace. 

Course Aims:

• Understand the role and responsibilities of an emergency first aider
• Know how to assess an incident
• Manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
• Manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
• Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
• Manage a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
• Manage a casualty who is in shock
• Dealing with fits
• Understand how to manage a casualty with a minor injury

BASIC FIRST AID

Duration: ½ day course

The course covers primary and some secondary skills allowing the flexibility to add extra subjects where needed. 

Course Aims: 

• Introductory First Aid Training
• Cardiac Arrest
• Choking Training
• Bleeding Control
• Other medical conditions

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT

Duration: ½ day course

This course covers Basic Life Support skills and includes skills for Adult, Child and Infant as well as healthcare variations on infant CPR. The course includes recovery position, CPR compression and choking. 

Course Aims:
• Understand basic life support and CPR
• To introduce basic first aid skills ensuring that the EMS are called and professional medical help gained.
• To get students thinking about possible dangers, therefore reducing the chance of an accident happening.
• To ensure all students know the importance of immediate professional care and how to activate it.

INFECTION CONTROL

Duration: ½ day course

This is a half day session designed to identify and discuss Personal Protective Equipment, correct hand hygiene, standard precautions when working with customers, dealing with sharps, COSHH and a brief look at specific infections.

Course Aims
• Explore the impact of infection within care settings
• Factors that make people vulnerable to infection
• Common organisms that cause infection
• How micro-organisms spread in the environment
• What you should know about standard infection control precautions

HEALTH & SAFETY

Duration: ½ day course

This is a half day session that will aim to provide a more in-depth understanding of Health and Safety in relation to the workplace.

Course Aims:
• Provide a more in-depth understanding of Health and Safety in relation to the workplace 
• Staff and Managers roles in relation to Health & Safety
• COSHH
• Fire procedures in Adult Social Care establishments
• Personal safety and lone working
• Share information on the importance of accurate and up to date Risk Assessments

COSHH & RIDDOR TRAINING

Duration: ½ day course

This course aims to provide a more in depth understanding of COSHH & RIDDOR.

Course Aims: 
• To explain the legislation requirements in relation to COSHH and how to identify and protect yourself from potentially hazardous substances
• To explain RIDDOR, how it is relevant in the workplace and the legislation requirements for reporting to the HSE

LEARNING DISABILITY AWARENESS

Duration: ½ day course

Course Overview 
The session will provide a broad overview of learning disabilities and a greater understanding of the issues surrounding these disabilities. It increase the confidence of staff, with practical advice and information on best practice for communicating with individuals with learning disabilities and their carers. The session will also cover disability legislation, barriers to inclusion within the community and why language matters.

Course Aims
• Explore meaning of the term Learning Disability
• Examine some of the causes of Learning Disability 
• Look at some of the specific physical and mental health needs of people with a Learning Disability
• Review of current social and legal context affecting ways of working with a Learning disability

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