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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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January 2021

Building an enabling culture – Managers – Cohort 1

19 January - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fully funded

Course description This course is suitable for management working in older people care services. Management will be aware of the information staff get taught about enabling within care. This includes communication tools, goal setting and positive risk-taking techniques. Managers will learn how to make change with staff to adopt this new way of thinking to embed enabling and promote independence and quality of life. Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: • To be…

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Medication Best Practice: Leadership Responsibilities in Residential Setting

21 January - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 7 spaces left

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 guidance and policies for residential services. Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: • Policies, and Guidelines • Competencies • Refusal of medication • Side effects of medication • Medication errors: Local findings and Root Cause Analysis • Infection Control Measures • Medication Wastage • Over the Counter Medication •…

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Enabling Care Facilitator Programme – A Full Care Approach – Cohort 1

21 January - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 2 spaces left

This course is delivered over six sessions and all sessions must be attended (T&C's apply). Please note that a manager of the organisation must have attended the Building an Enabling Culture for Managers course prior to staff members attending this course Individual session dates and times: 21st Jan 2021  10am -12.30pm 26th Jan 2021  2pm-4pm 09th Feb 2021  2pm-4.30pm 15th Feb 2021  2pm-4.30pm 16th Feb 2021  2pm-5pm 22nd Feb 2021  2pm-5pm Ideally two people from the same provider should be…

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Falls Prevention – Care Home – Cohort 1

22 January - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 10 spaces left

Course description 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. Learning outcomes 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…

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Infection Prevention and Control refresher – Cohort 2

25 January - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fully funded 23 spaces left

Course description This IPC and PPE course is a refresher session for those who have already completed IPC training. The training provides up to date guidance to staff on the effective use of a range of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hand washing and use of hand gels as well as targeted support around COVID-19 and managing the spread of infections. This course is for learners who have already completed their donning and doffing competencies. Learning outcomes By the end of…

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Leading a service using Positive Behaviour Support- For Learning Disability Support Services – Cohort 2

27 January - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 1 space left

2 sessions  Session 1 - 27th January - 10am - 1pm Session 2 - 26th February - 10am - 1pm Description HCPA now has education on Positive Behaviour support available for Learning Disability and Dementia Care Services across Hertfordshire  for managers. Positive behaviour support (PBS) is 'a person centred framework for providing long-term support to people with a learning disability, and/or autism, including those with mental health conditions, who have, or may be at risk of developing, behaviours that challenge. To complete the manager of…

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End of Life Symptom Management for Qualified Nurses

28 January - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 6 spaces left

Course description This course is suitable for Nurses Learning Outcomes: To identify pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to symptom control To identify the requirements of anticipatory prescribing and tools used To identify rationale for the use of syringe pumps To be able to assess and  identify symptoms at the end of life and the management of them To be able to state the process of re-use of medication   Requirements and expectations Learners will be expected to be engaged in learning,…

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February 2021

Skill Up to Health and Social Care (Level 2 Accredited course) – Cohort 2

1 February - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 7 spaces left

This course is part-funded with a charge of £60 per delegate This course is delivered over four sessions ( 1st,2nd,9th and 15th Feb 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 course builds on, and refreshes care practitioners knowledge from completing the Care Certificate. Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be…

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Falls Prevention – Care Home – Cohort 2

2 February - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 11 spaces left

Course description 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. Learning outcomes 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…

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Building an enabling culture – Managers – Cohort 2

2 February - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fully funded 13 spaces left

Course description This course is suitable for management working in older people care services. Management will be aware of the information staff get taught about enabling within care. This includes communication tools, goal setting and positive risk-taking techniques. Managers will learn how to make change with staff to adopt this new way of thinking to embed enabling and promote independence and quality of life. Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: • To be…

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End of Life Communication

3 February - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 11 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: To identify what aids effective communication at the end of life To recognise barriers and blocks to communication To recognise the significance of non-verbal behaviours and body language To be able to structure a conversation Consider resources to aid communication To be able to demonstrate empathy Requirements…

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Leading a service using Positive Behaviour Support- For Dementia Support Services – Cohort 2

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

2 sessions  session 1 - 4th February - 10am - 1pm Session 2 - 2nd March - 10am - 1pm Description HCPA now has education on Positive Behaviour support available for Learning Disability and Dementia Care Services across Hertfordshire  for managers. Positive behaviour support (PBS) is 'a person centred framework for providing long-term support to people with a learning disability, and/or autism, including those with mental health conditions, who have, or may be at risk of developing, behaviours that challenge. To complete the manager of…

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Frailty – Identification and Management – Cohort 2

4 February - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 15 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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Advance Care Planning

8 February - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded Fully booked!

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: To identify what is included as part of advance care planning To recognise the importance of treatment escalation planning To consider the importance of person centred advance care planning To gain confidence in discussing wishes and preferences with clients What tools are available to use and support…

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Falls Prevention – Home Care – Cohort 2

8 February - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 12 spaces left

Course description 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. Learning outcomes 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…

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Pressure Ulcer – Prevention & Treatment

10 February - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 12 spaces left

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. This course is suitable for all levels of staff working within any type of adult care service. Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: • Identify patients/clients at risk of developing pressure ulcers • Describe the physiology of the skin and…

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Infection Prevention and Control refresher – Cohort 3

11 February - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fully funded 24 spaces left

Course description This IPC and PPE course is a refresher session for those who have already completed IPC training. The training provides up to date guidance to staff on the effective use of a range of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hand washing and use of hand gels as well as targeted support around COVID-19 and managing the spread of infections. This course is for learners who have already completed their donning and doffing competencies. Learning outcomes By the end of…

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Nutrition and Oral Health at the End of Life

11 February - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fully funded 12 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: To state factors that impact on oral health and nutrition To state the benefits of regular effective mouth care To be able to identify swallowing difficulties and when to report/refer To recognise the changes that occur with appetite at the end of life Consider the individual needs…

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Urinary Tract Infection and Hydration – Cohort 2

15 February - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 14 spaces left

Course description This course is suitable for all types of care staff working within any type of adult care service This course will teach delegates the definition of hydration, while exploring the causes, prevention, and management of dehydration. This course will also explore what is meant by a ‘urinary tract infection’, its causes, and how to prevent and manage the infection. Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: • Know what hydration and dehydration…

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LGBT+ Inclusion in the workplace – Cohort 1

16 February - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 22 spaces left

Course description This course is suitable for any care practitioner working within a care setting who support individuals from the LGBT+ community. The course explains the role and responsibilities in promoting equality of LGBT+ in the workplace Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: - Explain the differences between sexual orientation and gender identity - Identify the correct language when discussing the LGBT+ community - Identify legislation and policies affecting LGBT+ community - Explain…

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