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HCPA offers a wide variety of subject specific courses suitable for different types of Care Professionals.
We look for subject matter experts to bring training in a way that is engaging and practical. The advantage of sending staff on open subject specific courses is that they not only learn from the education received but they also learn from their peers.
The sharing of knowledge in this sector is vital and 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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September 2021

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

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 Fully booked!

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

Diabetes Awareness (Accredited course) – Cohort 2

4 October - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zoom,

Two day course via Zoom All sessions must be attended and coursework completed within agreed timeframes (T&C's apply). Day 1: 04/10/2021 - 10:00 - 16:00 Day 2: 15/10/2021 - 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…

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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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Nutritional Support – Food First – Cohort 5

7 October - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 9 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 11 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 12 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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Principles of Team Leading (Accredited course) – Cohort 6

18 October - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zoom,

Three day course via Zoom 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: 19/10/21 - 10:00 - 16:00 Day 3: 25/10/21 - 10:00 - 16:00 This course is aimed at care staff who are either progressing, or wish to progress to a Team Leader position. It is also useful for those already…

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Understand how to support positive behaviour (Accredited course) – Cohort 5

18 October - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HCPA, Mundells Campus
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7 1FT
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Two 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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Duty of Candour – Cohort 5

18 October - 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Fully funded 17 spaces left

Half day course via Zoom This course identifies what Duty of Candour means and how to embed a transparent culture within learners organisation. Learners will be taught the skills needed to report mistakes and who they should report to. Through sharing their experiences and troubleshooting with others, learners will be able to analyse the current trends and culture of their organisation to help them make improvements. Learning objectives: • Recognise where a transparent culture is required and why • Describe…

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Autistic Spectrum Condition (Accredited course) – Cohort 4

19 October - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Zoom,

Two day course via Zoom 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: 19/10/21 - 09:30 - 15:30 Day 2: 21/10/21 - 09:30 - 15:30 This course is to provide learners with an understanding of Autism Spectrum Condition, person-centred approach and knowledge of the importance of relevant communication skills when working with individuals, Learning objectives: • Describe the concept…

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Dysphagia & Nutritional Problems – Cohort 4

19 October - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 8 spaces left

Course description This course is suitable for all levels of staff who are working in older people care services within residential, nursing or homecare environments. In this course we will cover 4 main conditions that can adversely affect the nutritional status of a service user namely dysphagia, poor oral health, pressure ulcers and COVID-19. The IDDSI guidance for thickened fluids and modified texture diets will be explained and demonstrated. The impact of poor oral health on a person’s nutritional intake…

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Chair Based Exercise – Cohort 5

19 October - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
HCPA, Mundells Campus
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7 1FT
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Fully funded Fully booked!

Four day course at HCPA Campus All sessions must be attended and coursework completed within agreed timeframes (T&C's apply). Day 1: 19/10/21 - 10:00 - 16:30 Day 2: 21/10/21 - 10:00 - 16:30 Day 3: 25/10/21 - 10:00 - 16:30 Day 4: 27/10/21 - 10:00 - 16:30 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…

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Frailty – Identification and Management for Managers – Cohort 6

20 October - 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fully funded 15 spaces left

This course will be delivered virtually over Zoom Managers will learn how to communicate frailty more effectively with health care professionals from the knowledge gained by staff. This will allow best practice to help prevent deterioration in individuals and be able to action plan effectively to support individuals. By the end of the course Management will be able to: • To be able to communicate levels of frailty more effectively to health professionals and staff • To prevent further deterioration…

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Mentoring (Accredited course) – Cohort 4

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

Two day course via Zoom 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: 20/10/21 - 10:00 - 16:00 Day 2: 27/10/21 - 10:00 - 16:00 This course is suitable for a wide range of roles, including: experienced care staff who provide support to new starters.aimed at care staff who are already working in the role of Supervisor/Team Leader and…

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Principles of Communication in Adult Social Care (Accredited course) – Cohort 1

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

One day course via Zoom 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.…

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Basic British Sign Language (BSL) – Cohort 1

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

HCPA are delighted to facilitate this programme for our members with Hertfordshire Hearing Advisory Service. Hertfordshire Hearing Advisory Service (HHAS) is a registered charity supporting people who are Deaf or have hearing loss and their carers. HHAS work closely with NHS Audiology and local authority Sensory Service Teams, to provide practical help, information and advice to individuals and front-line Care Professionals. Learning objectives: • To be able to address, greet and take leave of another BSL user. • To understand…

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