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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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October 2019

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

Fully funded

Wednesday 23rd October 2019 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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November 2019

Menu Planning and Special Diets (For Adult Disability Support Services)

Fully funded 3 spaces left

Course Description During this course, delegates will gain knowledge and an appreciation of the importance of providing and assisting in the provision of a balanced diet for their service users through effective menu planning. Menu planning is the cornerstone of providing a varied and healthy diet and meeting the needs of those service users following special and therapeutic diets. Common dietary restrictions and modifications followed by clients will be explained and discussed. Learning outcomes Critique the current menu provision for…

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Pressure Ulcer – Prevention & Treatment

Fully funded Fully booked!

One day Course Description This course covers understanding pressure sores and how to help prevent them, the main structures and functions of skin, pressure ulcers and common sites for pressure ulcers, and managing pressure ulcers. Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, learners will: Identify patients/clients at risk of developing pressure ulcers Describe the physiology of the skin and the process of wound healing Describe the equipment and interventions, which can contribute to the prevention of pressure ulcers Assess…

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Communication and British Values

Fully funded 5 spaces left

Course description This course is aimed at learners who wish to explore the principles  that underpin British Values and Values for life. It will also support learners who wish to have a better understanding of what good communication is and how this enables effective communication in the work place. Learning Outcomes Identify types of communication Explore what is effective communication Identify barriers to effective communication Identify the 5 Values for life Summarise legislation relating to British Values Outline values that…

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Recruitment and Retention: Think outside the box – November Session AM

Fully funded 7 spaces left

  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…

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Duty of Candour

Fully funded Fully booked!

Description During this course, attendees will learn what Duty of Candour means and how to embed a transparent culture within their 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, delegates will be able to analyse the current trends and culture of their organisation to help them make improvements.  Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, learners will be able to: Recognise where…

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Fire Warden

Fully funded Fully booked!

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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Nutrition (Learning Disability Focus)

Fully funded 4 spaces left

One day Course Description This course will help delegates identify clients with a learning disability at nutritional risk and the medication that impacts nutritional status. The course will also cover areas such as principles of a health and balanced diet, menu planning, overcoming barriers to healthy eating, cooking clubs, and nutrition themed activities. Learning Outcomes At the end of the course you will be able to: Critique and improve the current menu provision for clients with Learning Disabilities Identify medication…

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Hearing Aider

Fully funded Fully booked!

Course description This course is aimed at learners who want to learn and develop the practical skills required to confidently maintain a range of NHS hearing aids in a safe, caring and hygienic way that users appreciate.  It will also show you how users can get the most from their hearing and supports a sense of belonging and social interaction   Learning Outcomes Re-tube, clean, reassemble and fit hearing aids correctly Manage/trouble-shoot common NHS hearing aid problems Build and instill…

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First Aid at Work

Fully funded Fully booked!

Fully Funded 3 day course (all dates must be attended) Dates: 18th, 19th, 20th November 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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Falls Prevention for Support at Home Services

Fully funded Fully booked!

Thursday 21st November 2019 Prevention – Homecare This one-day courses 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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Emergency First Aid at Work

Fully funded Fully booked!

Date: 25th November 2019 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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Responsibilities Around Falls Intervention and Hospital Admissions – Residential and Nursing Setting

Fully funded 9 spaces left

Thursday 28th November 2019 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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Diabetes and Obesity (For Adult Disability Support Services)

Fully funded 4 spaces left

Course Description During this course, delegates will gain an overview of diabetes management and treatment in relation to the needs of service users with a learning disability. Different methods and approaches will be discussed and explored in order to promote healthier eating patterns in order to encourage weight loss and maintenance in those service users who are overweight and optimal control of diabetes. Learning outcomes Describe and explain the Eatwell Guide Assess whether service users are having a balanced diet…

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December 2019

Chair Based Exercise Qualification Level 2

Fully funded 7 spaces left

Starting Monday 2nd December 2019 Chair Based Exercise Qualification Level 2 This qualification is 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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Become a Physiotherapy Support Facilitator

Fully funded 12 spaces left

Cohort 2 Are you concerned about physio input for people you support? Do you have to wait too long for a community physio? Do you have service users who need physio input? Do you have staff who are trained to support with mobility and exercise plans? As you are aware, the community teams are overstretched, therefore we have developed an innovative way of bringing physio skills to your service. Our Physiotherapy Support Facilitator programme equips staff with the specialist knowledge…

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

3 December - 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 6 spaces left

Tuesday 10th December 2019 Falls Intervention - Home Care These 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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Nutrition Related Engagement

Fully funded 4 spaces left

Course Description This course will highlight the broad benefits of incorporating nutrition and food-based activities with your service users. You will have the opportunity to develop and discuss different ideas that will lead to meaningful and enjoyable activities that will also aim to improve the nutritional knowledge of your service users and staff. This will have a positive impact on overall diet and food intake leading to improved health outcomes. Learning outcomes Plan and identify appropriate nutrition-related activities for service…

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January 2020

Food Hygiene – Refresher Only

Fully funded 12 spaces left

One day Course Description this qualification is suitable for learners who may work in a food catering environment and who have previously achieved a regulated Food Safety qualification. It is designed to update their knowledge of Food Safety processes and topics covered include storage, preparation, cooking service and handling of food. As learners are required to hold a full food safety qualification before undertaking this refresher, proof of the original qualification attainment should be evidenced to the centre before the…

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Dysphagia

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

Course Description This course will give you a broad understanding of the causes and symptoms of dysphagia and an overview of its management. There will be an opportunity to prepare thickened drinks and soaking solutions correctly to ensure safe feeding practices. Improving food choice and variety is essential to ensure that service users with dysphagia meet their nutritional and hydration needs adequately. The training will follow the new IDDSI guidance. Learning outcomes Define dysphagia and recognise the incidence in the…

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