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HCPA Advanced Champion Pathways were developed to create succession planning and sustainability within the Care Sector while supporting providers with the best practice and creating a culture of prevention and how to work internally and externally with Health and Social Care Professionals.

The unique HCPA Champion model provides organisations with the opportunity to manage prevention and complex issues by up-skilling a staff member with a higher level of knowledge that they can then cascade to their teams through mentoring, coaching and training.

We have developed a series of Pathways suitable for home care, residential & nursing homes and Learning Disability support services. All Champions will participate in a series of specialist knowledge days for their chosen subject area which is delivered by local specialists from the NHS and social care sector.

All champions will be expected to complete a number of unit qualifications which will have coursework to be completed.

Managers must attend the two half days for Action Planning and Next Steps.


Over the last year, HCPA has seen an increase on non-attendance for pathway dates. This year a much stricter process will be enforced. Non-Attendance will result in a £100 per day and champions will not receive a full certificate.

Please make sure you plan and discuss booking this extended course with your champions.

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January 2020

Advanced Medication Champion Pathway

Fully funded Fully booked!

Starting 8th January 2020 The Advanced Medication Champion Pathway is based entirely on local and national guidelines. It is designed to upskill your champion in the management of medications within your service to ensure you are meeting legislative requirements and how to cascade this knowledge to your staff teams. On completion of the whole pathway, the Champion will receive Level 3 delivering training qualification, an accredited course in coaching and mentoring, a level 3-unit qualification in Support use of Medication…

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Advanced Nutrition Champion Pathway

14 January, 2020 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 4 spaces left

Starting 14th January 2020 The Advanced nutrition Champion Pathway is fully funded by the Hertfordshire County Council and based on national and local nutrition policy and guidance. It is designed to cover all areas of Elderly Nutritional within the Homecare and Residential & Nursing Care settings. This Pathway is delivered by a Nutrition specialist and covers:  Eating for Health in Old Age Nutritional Support & Food First Dysphagia  & Nutritional Problems Special Diets Dementia The Champion will receive a Level…

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Advanced Safeguarding Champion Pathway

21 January, 2020 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded Fully booked!

Starting 21st January 2020 Cohort 2 Course Description: The Safeguarding Champion Pathway will make a real and lasting impact on service users, leadership, and staff. Successful completion of this Pathway will lead to a safer, dignified and more compassionate service that is tailored to the service user and supports their independence and choices wherever possible. On completion of this Pathway, the Champion will receive a Level 3 Delivering Training qualification and a Level 3 unit qualification in Understand Positive Risk…

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February 2020

Advanced Infection Control and Health Management Pathway

4 February, 2020 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mundells Campus, Mundells, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1FT, Mundells Campus
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7 1FT
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Fully funded 2 spaces left

Starting 4th February 2020 The Advanced Infection Control and Health Management pathway is based on local and national guidelines, as well as local services and initiatives related to health that have been highlighted from the local NHS as needing more widespread training. It is designed to upskill your staff member into an Infection Control and Health Management Pathway Champion by teaching them preventative techniques that can stop certain health conditions worsening, or in some cases, even starting, as well as…

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April 2020

Safeguarding – Champion CPD Forum

Fully funded

Safguarding CPD Forum For Safeguarding Champions On this forum update, candidates will learn about how current law/regulation in safeguarding underpins their risk assessment practice. The course will cover how to adopt a person centred rather than service focused approach to risk assessment. Learning Outcomes Explain the role of risk assessment in safeguarding Explain legal duties in undertaking risk assessments including: Health and Safety at Work Act Mental Heath Act Mental Capacity Act Care Act Describe ways to balance tensions between…

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