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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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June 2021

Professional Boundaries – Cohort 4

15 June - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 5 spaces left

Course description This course will raise awareness and enable staff to promote professional boundaries and ensure this is built within the day to day culture Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: • Explain what are professional boundaries • Identify why care practitioners need to be aware of professional boundaries • Recognise what constitutes unacceptable practice • Identify how to support professional conduct Requirements and expectations Learners will be expected to be engaged in…

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Introduction to Disability Awareness (Level 1 Accredited course) – Cohort 2

15 June - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zoom,

This course has a coursework element which must be completed within 30 days of the course end date (T&C's apply) Course description This course is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and understanding of the social and medical models of disability and how these may be implemented. Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: • Explain the difference between the terms disability and…

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Dysphagia & Nutritional Problems – Cohort 3

15 June - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded Fully booked!

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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End of Life Symptom Management for Qualified Nurses – Cohort 2

16 June - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 4 spaces left

Course description This course is suitable for Nurses Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: • To be able to assess and identify symptoms at the end of life and refer appropriately • To identify pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to symptom control • To recognise the symptoms at the end of life • To consider the importance of person centred care at the end of life • To be able to state the process…

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Nutrition – Special Diets – Cohort 3

17 June - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 1 space 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. During this course we will describe the special diets that are most commonly prescribed i.e weight reducing, gluten free, high fibre, lactose free. In order to adequately meet the dietary requirements of service users who are following a therapeutic diet emphasis will be on good menu planning and provision. This will ensure that diets are…

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Understand the principles of positive behaviour support for Learning Disability Services (Level 2 Accredited course) – Cohort 1

18 June - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded

This course is delivered over two sessions (18th,23rd June) and all sessions must be attended (T&C's apply). This course has a coursework element which must be completed within 30 days of the course end date (T&C's apply) Course description This course provides learners with the knowledge and understanding required in relation to positive behaviour support. Learners will gain knowledge of legislation, framework and policies which make base for PBS. Learners will explore different types of behaviour, what form and function…

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Posture Friends : An Enabling Care Approach for Adults with a Learning Disability – Cohort 3

18 June - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 10 spaces left

For - ADS Day Opportunities, Residential and Supported Living This course has 7 sessions , day 1 requires the manager to attend and days 2-7 for the ‘Posture Friend’ to attend It would be beneficial to book two ‘Posture Friend’ spaces per organisation to have the biggest impact Manager Session- One session-Building an Enabling Culture Friday 18th June 2-4pm Facilitator sessions - Six sessions and all sessions must be attended (T&C's apply) Intro to Enabling & Independence – Friday 2nd July…

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Diabetes awareness (Level 2 Accredited qualification) – Cohort 1

23 June - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded Fully booked!

This course is delivered over two sessions ( 23rd June,28th June 2021) and all sessions must be attended (T&C's apply). This course has a coursework element which must be completed within 30 days of the course end date (T&C's apply) 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…

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Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards for Managers – Cohort 1

24 June - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 1 space left

Course description 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 Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: • Identify their legal responsibilities…

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Nutrition and Learning Disabilities- Cohort 3

24 June - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 1 space 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 Exercises (Level 2 Accredited qualification) – Cohort 2

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

This course is delivered over four sessions (28th, 30th June, and 5th,6th July 2021) and all sessions must be attended (T&C's apply). This course has a coursework element which must be completed in order to adhere the course (T&C's apply) Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation there will be requirements for anyone coming to the HCPA campus for training, which may include testing and PPE, however as the situation is changing regularly at present we will confirm nearer to the…

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Nutrition and Diabetes – Cohort 3

29 June - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 3 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. During this course we will focus on the importance of taking a person-centred approach when supporting a service user with diabetes. An understanding of the different medical therapies and treatments is important, in addition to appreciating the differing dietary approaches that are necessary in order to provide personalised care and support Learning outcomes By the…

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Frailty – Identification and Management – Cohort 6

29 June - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fully funded 9 spaces left

Course description 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. Learning outcomes 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…

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Introduction to Autism Spectrum Condition (Level 1 Accredited course) – Cohort 1

30 June - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded Fully booked!

This course is delivered over two sessions (30th June,8th July ) and all sessions must be attended (T&C's apply). This course has a coursework element which must be completed within 30 days of the course end date (T&C's apply) Course description 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 outcomes By the end of the course learners will be…

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Recognising Signs of Dying – Cohort 3

30 June - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 7 spaces left

Course description All sessions unless stated otherwise are suitable for all levels of staff who are working in older people and Adult Disability care services within residential, nursing or homecare environments Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: • To identify different terminology used at the end of life • To identify the 5 priorities of care for the dying person • To identify the signs and symptoms of the dying process • To…

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Awareness in Dementia (Level 2 Accredited qualification) – Cohort 2

30 June - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zoom,

Four day course All sessions must be attended and coursework completed within agreed timeframes (T&C's apply). Day 1: 30/06/21 - 10:00 - 16:00 Day 2: 07/07/21 - 10:00 - 16:00 Day 3: 14/07/21 - 10:00 - 16:00 Day 4: 21/07/21 - 10:00 - 16:00 Course description This course will facilitate learners to develop an understanding and awareness of the causes and symptoms of dementia, allowing for progression to Level 2 and Level 3 Health and Social Care qualifications and into…

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July 2021

Understanding nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings (Level 2 Accredited qualification) – Cohort 1

1 July - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded Fully booked!

This course is delivered over two sessions (1st July,23rd July 2021 ) and all sessions must be attended (T&C's apply). This course has a coursework element which must be completed within 30 days of the course end date (T&C's apply) Course description This unit qualification provides learners with the knowledge and understanding of promoting health and well-being through nutrition and hydration. Learning outcomes By the end of the cause, learners will: • Know the principles of a balanced diet •…

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Nutrition and Dementia – Cohort 3

2 July - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 10 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. During this course the nutritional impact of dementia from the early to late stages of the condition will be explored. Case studies will be used to consider how the different behavioural strategies and nutritional tools can be applied in order to take a person-centred approach to providing good nutritional care and support for a service…

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Principles of team leading (Level 2 Accredited qualification) – Cohort 2

2 July - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded Fully booked!

Three day course All sessions must be attended and coursework completed within agreed timeframes (T&C's apply). Day 1: 02/07/21 - 10:00 - 16:00 Day 2: 09/07/21 - 10:00 - 16:00 Day 3: 16/07/21 - 10:00 - 16:00 Course description 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 newly appointed to the role of Supervisor/Team Leader This course will provide learners with…

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Falls assessment and prevention (Level 2 Accredited qualification) – Cohort 1

6 July - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HCPA, Mundells Campus
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7 1FT
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Two day course All sessions must be attended and coursework completed within agreed timeframes (T&C's apply). Day 1: 06/07/2021 - 10:00-16:00 Day 2: 21/07/2021 - 10:00-16:00 We are hoping to welcome delegates to HCPA campus! Please note if circumstances change, this course will be delivered remotely via zoom. We will keep you updated if there are any changes. Course description This 2-day level 2 accredited course aims to improve learner’s awareness and understanding of falls prevention within their care setting.…

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