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HCPA has a number of open courses running at its Academy Education Centre this year. Many are aimed at providing clinical type skills, some are designed for nurses and some are more suitable for different types of care practitioners.

We look for subject matter experts to bring this training to care staff in a way that is engaging and practical. The advantage of sending staff on open courses is that they not only learn from the education received but they also learn from their peers who may have similar challenges which they have perhaps been overcome.

The sharing of knowledge in this sector is vital and our feedback from learners who come to open courses often highlights how much more they have learned by being off-site and sharing a learning space with other organisations.
 

Click here to view the full list of ‘Open Courses’

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September 2021

Principles of communication in adult social care (Accredited course) – Cohort 1

17 September - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zoom,

One day course Coursework must be completed within agreed timeframes (T&C's apply), and upon successful completion, delegates will receive an accredited unit certificate in this subject. Good communication skills are essential in the care sector. Care Professionals require effective communication skills in order to work with the diverse range of people they meet. This course introduces the importance of communication in adult social care settings, and ways to overcome barriers to meet individual needs and preferences in communication. It is…

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Diabetes Awareness (Level 2 Accredited qualification) – Cohort 2

20 September - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zoom,

Two day course All sessions must be attended and coursework completed within agreed timeframes (T&C's apply). Day 1: 20/09/2021 - 10:00 - 16:00 Day 2: 04/10/2021 - 10:00 - 16:00 Course description This unit qualification provides learners with the knowledge and understanding required to be aware of diabetes This course caters for all levels of care staff who work with, or are responsible for, the welfare and wellbeing of people living with diabetes, which also includes healthcare professionals who do…

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Basic Health Observations for Care Home Staff – Webinar – Cohort 3

20 September - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Basic Health Observations for Care Home Staff To understand why we take observations To be able to undertake three basic observations, blood pressure, temperature and oxygen saturation To understand how to use Restore 2 tool To be able to confidently document observation readings To be able to confidently handover observation readings to health care professionals    Tuesday 20th September 11:00 – 12:00 Click here to book

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Nutrition and Learning Disabilities – Cohort 4

21 September - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 3 spaces left

Course description This course is suitable for staff who are working with and supporting service users with Learning Disabilities in Residential, Nursing or Supportive Living environments. During this course delegates will gain knowledge and an appreciation of the importance of providing and assisting in the provision of a healthy balanced diet through effective meal planning and nutrition related engagement activities. Appropriate strategies will be discussed and explored in order to promote healthier eating patterns in order to encourage weight loss…

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Chair Based Exercise (Level 2 Accredited qualification) – Cohort 4

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

Four day course at HCPA Campus All sessions must be attended and coursework completed within agreed timeframes (T&C's apply). Day 1: 21/09/21 - 10:00 - 16:00 Day 2: 23/09/21 - 10:00 - 16:00 Day 3: 27/09/21 - 10:00 - 16:00 Day 4: 29/09/21 - 10:00 - 16:00 We are excited to welcome delegates to HCPA campus! Please note this is subject to current COVID-19 guidance. Any changes will be communicated as soon Chair Based Exercises include a range of seated…

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Posture Friends: An Enabling Care Approach for Adults with a Learning Disability – Cohort 1

22 September - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
HCPA, Mundells Campus
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7 1FT
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Fully funded 6 spaces left

In 2018, the Learning Disability Mortality Review (LeDeR) found that this early mortality amounted to people dying between 20 and 30 years younger than the general population, and this highlighted a shocking health inequality. The review revealed that the most common cause of death was a respiratory infection, which is more commonly known as a chest infection. This emerging information has sparked the realisation about something that has been known in Therapy settings for a long time, and that is:…

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Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care (Accredited course) – cohort 7

22 September - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HCPA, Mundells Campus
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7 1FT
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One day course at HCPA Campus Coursework must be completed within agreed timeframes (T&C's apply). This course identifies different types of abuse and the signs and symptoms that might indicate abuse is occurring. It considers when individuals might be particularly vulnerable to abuse and what a learner must do if abuse is suspected or alleged By the end of the course learners will be able to: - Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse - Summarise how to respond to suspected…

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Pressure Ulcer Awareness and Prevention Cohort 2

23 September - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

For staff to understand: • What is Pressure Ulcer (PU) • SSKIN assessment tool • Moisture lesion To enable all staff to: • monitor the wellbeing of residents and identify early signs of deterioration • know how to communicate their concerns to their colleagues and outside agencies • understand the roles of the different health services available to their residents • understand the importance of documenting changes in residents’ wellbeing and how to describe their concerns Click here to book

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Introductory awareness of person-centred support in health and social care (Accredited course) – cohort 2

27 September - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zoom,

Two day course All sessions must be attended and coursework completed within agreed timeframes (T&C's apply). Day 1:27/09/2021 - 10:00-16:00 Day 2: 29/09/2021 - 10:00-16:00 This course will develop learner’s awareness and knowledge of person-centred support in health and social care. By the end of the course learners will be able to: • Explain what is meant by person-centred support in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings. • Summarise the importance to individuals of person-centred support in…

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Moving and Handling Governance for Managers Cohort 2

27 September - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 13 spaces left

Course description This half day course will train managers and leaders across all care settings to improve the governance of Moving and handling. Attendees will be sent a Moving and Handling Toolkit, with strategy ideas, competency forms, information about liability and more. These will be sent ahead of time for completion to review during the session. In this session we will look at creating new policies, procedures, competencies, and how to ensure auditing is being carried out correctly. By the…

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Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards for Managers – Cohort 5

28 September - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fully funded 3 spaces left

Half day course This course covers the essential elements contained within the Mental Capacity Act, including: • the core principles of the MCA • assessing capacity • learning who can make decisions • lasting power of attorney and advance decisions • independent mental capacity advocates • ‘best interests’ decisions • authority for action, restraint • DoLS (Deprivations of Liberty Safeguards) • Useful resources By the end of the course learners will be able to: • Identify their legal responsibilities under…

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October 2021

Enabling Care Facilitator Programme – A Full Care Approach – Cohort 8

4 October - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
HCPA, Mundells Campus
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7 1FT
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Fully funded 12 spaces left

Three day course + Managers session All sessions must be attended (T&C's apply). Manager Day: 04/10/21 - 14:00 - 16:00 - Virtually over Zoom Day 1: 05/10/21 - 10:00 - 16:30 (Facilitator) - HCPA Campus Day 2: 11/10/21 - 10:00 - 16:30 (Facilitator) - HCPA Campus Day 3: 12/10/21 - 10:00 - 16:30 (Facilitator) - HCPA Campus This course is suitable for all adult care providers working with elderly people. Please note that a manager of the organisation must have…

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Frailty – Identification and Management – Cohort 8

6 October - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 15 spaces left

Half day course This course is aimed at identifying the varying levels of frailty within adult social care. Learners will have knowledge of the assessment tools needed to determine risk of frailty, have an awareness of what intervention methods are going to help reduce the risk of falls. By the end of the course learners will be able to: • What is frailty and how it relates to an ageing population • What frailty looks like, what it’s made up…

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Moving and Handling CPD for Trainers Cohort 2

6 October - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HCPA, Mundells Campus
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7 1FT
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Fully funded 4 spaces left

Course description This three-day course is designed to empower fully trained Moving and Handling Trainers in creating up to date, enablement-centred lessons, including captivating refresher sessions. This will apply to trainers who have completed the full Moving and Handling train the trainer from an accredited provider. It will ensure trainers are fully up to date, allow them to learn new skills to pass on to staff and ensure they are following all the correct governance processes. Day 1- Wednesday 6th…

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Nutritional Support – Food First – Cohort 5

7 October - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 14 spaces left

This course is suitable for all levels of staff who are working in older people care services within residential, nursing or homecare environments. During this course delegates will gain an understanding of the different types of nutritional support and learn how to identify and treat service users who require nutritional support using a ‘Food First’ approach. Case studies will be used to develop nutritional care plans that include fortified foods and nourishing snacks and drinks. The appropriate use of oral…

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Understanding nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings (Accredited qualification) – Cohort 2

11 October - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 15 spaces left

Two day course All sessions must be attended and coursework completed within agreed timeframes (T&C's apply). Day 1: 11/10/2021 - 10:00-16:00 Day 2: 04/11/2021 - 10:00-16:00 This unit qualification provides learners with the knowledge and understanding of promoting health and well-being through nutrition and hydration. By the end of the cause, learners will: • Know the principles of a balanced diet • Know the importance of special dietary requirements in health and social care settings • Understand how to plan…

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Professional Boundaries – Cohort 6

12 October - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 20 spaces left

One day course via Zoom This course will raise awareness and enable staff to promote professional boundaries and ensure this is built within the day to day culture. Learning objectives: • Explain what professional boundaries are • Identify why Care Professionals need to be aware of professional boundaries • Recognise what constitutes unacceptable practice • Identify how to support professional conduct Learners will be expected to be engaged in learning, participate in all activities including group discussions, share their own…

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Falls Prevention – Cohort 9

13 October - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 15 spaces left

Half day course Staff will look at how to prevent falls by conducting risk assessments, self-assessments and implementing person-centred strategies to reduce falls, liaise with family and professional services. You will understand how to identify, assess and have an awareness on the procedures necessary to reduce the risk of falls. By the end of the course learners will be able to: • How to risk assess for falls and carry out provider risk assessments and update policies • Strategies that…

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Principles of Safeguarding and Protection (Accredited course) – Cohort 8

18 October - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HCPA, Mundells Campus
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7 1FT
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One day course at HCPA Campus Coursework must be completed within agreed timeframes (T&C's apply), and upon successful completion, delegates will receive an accredited unit certificate in this subject. This course identifies different types of abuse and the signs and symptoms that might indicate abuse is occurring. It considers when individuals might be particularly vulnerable to abuse and what a learner must do if abuse is suspected or alleged By the end of the course learners will be able to:…

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Understand how to support positive behaviour (Accredited course) – Cohort 4

18 October - 10:00 am - 25 October - 4:00 pm
HCPA, Mundells Campus
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7 1FT
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2 day course at HCPA Campus All sessions must be attended and coursework completed within agreed timeframes (T&C's apply), and upon successful completion, delegates will receive an accredited unit certificate in this subject. Day 1: 18/10/21 - 10:00 - 16:00 Day 2: 25/10/21 - 10:00 - 16:00 This course provides learners with the knowledge and understanding required to identify behavioural changes and triggers that may escalate behaviour. Learners will explore different types of behaviour, and investigate how strategies and support…

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