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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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Care Setting Risk Assessment for Managers – Cohort 5

4 October - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded

One day course via Zoom This course is designed for managers, senior staff or any person who has a responsibility to complete, manage and review risk within their service as part of person-centred care provision. The learner must be in a health and social care role. This course covers the process of identifying risks in health and social care settings as well as roles and responsibilities in producing and reviewing risk assessments. • Manage practice which supports person-centred assessments rather…

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Essential Skills – Moving and Handling CPD for Trainers Cohort 2

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

Course description This three-day course is designed to empower fully trained Moving and Handling Trainers in creating up to date, enablement-centred lessons, including captivating refresher sessions. This will apply to trainers who have completed the full Moving and Handling train the trainer from an accredited provider. It will ensure trainers are fully up to date, allow them to learn new skills to pass on to staff and ensure they are following all the correct governance processes. Day 1- Wednesday 6th…

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Time Management for Leaders – Cohort 9

6 October - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded

Half day course via Zoom This course is best suited for all managers/ seniors or supervisors who have direct line reports The course will aid learners in identifying their “Thieves of time”, analysing and prioritising their task responsibilities and provide practical tools to manage time more effectively Learning objectives: • Balance an open door policy with actioning important strategic task • Prioritise and manage your workload using effective techniques • Work effectively with others to achieve optimal results • Support…

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Nutritional Support – Food First – Cohort 5

7 October - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded

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

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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Falls Prevention – Cohort 9

13 October - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded

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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Essential Skills – Assessing Care Certificate Competencies – Cohort 2

14 October - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded

One day course This one day “Skills for Care Essential Skills” course will support those NEW or needing development, to assessing knowledge and competencies of staff undertaking the Care Certificate. This course is aimed at AET/PTLLS awarded internal trainers, new to delivering the Care Certificate internally, and who are competent in the standard they are assessing. Examples of job roles who could attend this course are: • Registered care manager • Senior staff • In-house trainer Delegates do not need…

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Conflict Management: A guide for Leaders – Cohort 2

14 October - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fully funded

Half day course via Zoom This course is suitable for anyone who has line management responsibility or wishes to improve their mediation skills. Conflict can occur in any organisation and between all types of people. Solving conflict that satisfies staff and service users is essential in creating and maintaining a positive working environment This course gives managers and supervisors the skills to prevent, defuse and resolve conflict that occurs in their setting. Learning objectives: • Recognise the different types and…

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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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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

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

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 Exercises (Accredited course) – Cohort 5

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

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 - 16:00 Day 2: 21/10/21 - 10:00 - 16:00 Day 3: 25/10/21 - 10:00 - 16:00 Day 4: 27/10/21 - 10:00 - 16:00 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

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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Understanding professional supervision practice (Accredited course) – Cohort 10

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 will provide learners with the knowledge needed to deliver professional supervision practice. Both theoretical and practical techniques are analysed in relation to legislation and performance management This course can be used to support those…

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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 2

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

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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