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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.
 

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February 2020

Falls Prevention for Support at Home Services

Fully funded

Wednesday 12th February 2020 Prevention – Homecare This one-day course 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 learn how to use falls risk assessments to help identify and record an individual’s falls risk, including how these risks can be managed and reduced. You will also learn the common causes of falls and how these can be managed. What to expect:…

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Become an Infection Prevention and Control Lead

Fully funded

This is a lead-based course with the intention of attendees cascading knowledge and changing practice in the care home setting. This course looks at, the chain of infection and what action to take to stop transmission including, hand hygiene, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), vaccinations, myths and misconceptions around the flu vaccine, outbreak recognition and management, in elderly Care Homes within Hertfordshire and West Essex. By the end of this course, learners will be able to: Describe ways…

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Emergency First Aid at Work

Fully funded

Date: 25th February 2020  Course Description  This course will comprehensively cover the role of the first aider, which includes: Health and Safety (first aid) regulations Managing an emergency Resuscitation (Adult CPR) Communication and Casualty care Seizures (Adult) Bleeding (Minor and Severe) Shock burns Unresponsive casualty Choking (Adult) Defibrillator pad placement Defibrillator prompts and how to respond Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, delegates will have met the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines as an…

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Care Planning

Fully funded

Description This course is designed to go through the legal frameworks of a care plan and the importance of getting them right, different ways of contributing to care plan information, and who is responsible for the information and up-keep. This course will also cover how to create personalised care plans reflecting on the abilities and capacity of the individual and how to write care plans when the individual cannot consent.  Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, learners will…

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Responsibilities Around Falls Intervention and Hospital Admissions – Residential and Nursing Setting

Fully funded

Friday 28th February 2020 Falls Intervention - Residential & Nursing Providers This one-day course will cover how to respond to a fall, including practical skills with primary and secondary surveys. You will also gain confidence and empowerment to make a decision whether to phone for help or use your internal procedures to assist the person from the floor. This course will look at the benefits of evidence-based techniques and how these benefit older people, including reducing falls. This is being…

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March 2020

First Aid at Work

Fully funded

Fully Funded 3 day course (all dates must be attended) Dates: 3rd, 4th, 5th March Course description: This Level 3 Qualification teaches delegates how to apply first aid within the workplace. Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, learners will be able to: understand the role and responsibilities of an Emergency First Aider assess a first aid incident manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally recognise and assist a…

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Fire Warden

Fully funded

Half day Course Description This qualification is an ideal introduction to fire safety awareness for employees and serves as a strong basis for undertaking further fire safety training. The qualification provides learners with an understanding of the key principles of fire safety from cause to prevention and response. Learning Outcomes By the end of this qualification, learners must successfully achieve all assessment criteria to be awarded the qualification: Understand basic fire safety and what to do in the event of…

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Responsibilities Around Falls Intervention and Hospital Admissions for Support at Home Services

Fully funded

Wednesday 11th March 2020 Falls Intervention - Home Care This one-day course will cover how to respond to a fall, including practical skills with primary and secondary surveys. You will also gain confidence and empowerment to make a decision whether to phone for help or use your internal procedures to assist the person from the floor. This course will look at the benefits of evidence-based techniques and how these benefit older people, including reducing falls. This is being delivered in…

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Recruitment and Retention: Think outside the box

Fully funded

Course Description This open course is designed to support you to think outside the box when recruiting and retaining frontline staff, and is aimed at managers or recruiters within your organisation. Please bring a printed job advert along for a frontline care and support role, which you will be using as part of the session. This will assist you in developing a credible job advert, to implement into your recruitment strategy.   Learning Outcomes To explain how Herts Good Care…

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Chair Based Exercise Qualification Level 2

Fully funded

Starting Tuesday 16th March 2020 Chair Based Exercise Qualification Level 2 These qualifications are available for Care Home and Flexi-Care staff caring for elderly residents to enable them to carry out group and personal exercise within the service. Chair Based Exercises include a range of seated exercises that can be adapted to an individual’s abilities or goals. You will also understand the impact of ageing and the importance of a person-centred approach when planning exercise sessions. Chair Based Exercises have…

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Urinary Tract Infection and Hydration

Fully funded

Please note, this training has been cancelled until further notice Course Description The meaning of Hydration and Dehydration Causes of Dehydration Prevention of Dehydration Management of Dehydration The meaning of urinary tract infection Causes of urinary tract infection Prevention of urinary tract infection Management of urinary tract infection Learning Outcomes By the end of the sessions you will be able to: Know what hydration and dehydration mean and how they link in with health Understand why the elderly are more…

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Falls Prevention for Residential & Nursing Providers

Fully funded

Please note this training has been cancelled until further notice. Tuesday 17th March 2020 Prevention – Residential & Nursing This one-day course 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 learn how to use falls risk assessments to help identify and record an individual’s falls risk, including how these risks can be managed and reduced. You will also learn the common…

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May 2020

Data Protection – Handling Information in a Care Setting- Level 2 Qualification

Fully funded

Course Description This course covers the knowledge and skills to be able to handle information in care settings, which includes following GDPR legislation, how to complete the Data protection and Security Toolkit, and gaining access and use of secure email.  Learning Outcomes Understanding the need for the secure handling of information in care settings Know how to access support for handling information Be able to handle information in accordance with agreed ways of working Requirements & Suitability This qualification is…

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Medication Best Practice- Responsibilities for Managers- Homecare

Fully funded

Course Description This course introduces organisations such as NICE, CQC, HCC and the CCG’s best practices around medication. This course specifically looks at the Local County Council Medication Policy for Homecare. Learning Outcomes To manage medicines in peoples own homes Understand the local authority medication policy The protocol for the use of homely medicines and what this should include Understand how homely medicines and over the counter medicines may be obtained, stored and administered Understand the difference between covert and…

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NHS Guidelines – Identification, Assessment and Management of Frailty

Fully funded

Course Description This half-day training session on frailty will explain the importance of understanding frailty and what it means for an individual. The course will outline local authority and NHS guidelines around identification, assessment and management of frailty. Learning Objectives What is frailty and how it relates to an ageing population What frailty looks like, what it’s made up of, and what it means to the individual Validated tools for identifying potential frailty and levels of frailty Practical experience of…

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June 2020

Become an Infection Prevention and Control Lead

4 June - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Great Dunmow Town Council, Downs Room, Downs Room, E.T. Foakes Memorial Hall, Stortford Road, Dunmow Essex
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Fully funded

Course Description This is a lead-based course with the intention of attendees cascading knowledge and changing practice in the care home setting. This course looks at, the chain of infection and what action to take to stop transmission including, hand hygiene, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), vaccinations, myths and misconceptions around the flu vaccine, outbreak recognition and management, in elderly Care Homes within Hertfordshire and West Essex. By the end of this course, learners will be able to:…

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July 2020

Toolkit for a New Starters’ Buddy – How to support new starters

2 July - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This remote interactive training session is for a new starters buddy to identify and understand their role and the influence it will have on the new starter. It helps to explain the importance of transferring skills, training and guiding their induction to the organisation and to their role. It also focuses on how to observe and check competency in line with the care certificate. Please note that places are limited, so please register early to secure your place. Click here…

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Lone Working

6 July - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The aim of this remote interactive learning session is to educate learners in the knowledge of what lone working is and who it affects. Attendees will be able to: Identify health and Safety responsibilities of both employer and employee. Identify occasions when a risk assessment will need to be completed. Identify what actions to take if met with a difficult situation. Identify resources to support lone workers. <p This session is interactive and will require participation from all learners. To…

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Falls Prevention for Care Homes- Cohort 1

7 July - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

For all staff working in Older People Care Homes in Hertfordshire 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. Staff will understand how to identify, assess and have an awareness on the procedures necessary to reduce the risk of falls. Learning Outcomes • How to risk assess for falls and carry out provider risk assessments and update policies. • Strategies that can…

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Dignity in Care

7 July - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

7th July - 10am - 12.30pm Description During this session, attendees will learn what dignity in care looks like and learn how to support service users and others in a dignified manner. Learning Outcomes: Explain what good customer care looks like and how to promote this Identify how legislation guides our practices Explain 7 principles of care Identify practices that promote Privacy, Dignity and Inclusion Some learners will also be able to: Implement good customer care in care settings Implement…

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