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HCPA, Mundells Campus, Mundells, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1FT

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Upcoming Courses

January 2020

Training Management – Developing the skills and knowledge of those responsible for their in-house training

Fully funded

2 day course (all dates must be attended) Dates: 28th January and 14th February 2019  Course Description This course has been designed for all training coordinators who are responsible for managing their own organisational training needs. The course will support the delegate to ensure they have the right staff with the right skills in the right place, identify skills gaps and ensure there is suitable training for the whole team. Please note this is not a course for developing trainers,…

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First Aid at Work

Fully funded Fully booked!

Fully Funded 3 day course (all dates must be attended) Dates: 29th, 30th, 31st January 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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February 2020

Care Certificate Cohort 21

Fully funded Fully booked!

£60 per person 7 day course (all dates must be attended) Dates: 3rd, 4th, 6th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th February 2020 Course Description In these sessions, learners will: Explore the principles and values that underpin health and social care, and how own attitudes and experiences can influence their work Discuss different types of services and explore progression routes and roles within the sector Research different types of Dementia and complete case studies on supporting people living with the condition Discuss…

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Leading a Workforce Coaching Strategy

Fully funded Fully booked!

Dates: 4th February, 3rd and 24th March 2020 (All dates must be attended) Course Description Would you like your supervision to be carried out in a coaching style? This course covers a range of coaching techniques: focuses on active listening skills; gives an understanding of how to use coaching in the workplace; and helps to create a strategy to implement coaching in the workplace – using building rapport, goal setting, encouraging smart goals and delivering constructive feedback. Please be aware…

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An Introduction to Care Leadership

Fully funded Fully booked!

2 day course (both dates must be attended) Date: 6th February and 2nd March 2020  Course Description This course will teach delegates about effective leadership and help them identify different management techniques. This course also provides an opportunity for delegates to reflect on their own management style, to recognise positional power, and how to become more influential. Delegates will identify top tips for effective leadership and learn how to implement these. Learning Outcomes Identify effective management and leadership styles Agree…

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Supporting Clients on the Autism Spectrum

Fully funded Fully booked!

2 day course (all dates must be attended) Dates: 10th and 11th February 2020 Course Description This advanced practical course includes autism ‘experts by experience’, which covers the basics of autism but also details a range of sensory engagement that can be used to support people. Learners will have access to a range of assessment tools, which have been developed over the past few years. Learning Outcomes State the Triad & Dyad of Impairments Describe how and why Autism impacts…

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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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Recruitment and Retention: Think outside the box

Fully funded 5 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 Care…

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Falls Prevention for Support at Home Services

Fully funded Fully booked!

Wednesday 12th February 2020 Prevention – Homecare This one-day course 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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Manager Forums – Central Hertfordshire

Fully funded 5 spaces left

These are for registered managers and those working towards their registration. This is an opportunity for you to attend forums in your local area, to meet and build working partnerships with other organisations in your community, and develop your continuous professional development. This session will focus on what to expect for Adult Social Care in 2020 including Community Education and Connected Lives. The forums will enable you to : Develop your CPD using the Skills for Care Leadership Quality Framework…

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Care Certificate Cohort 22

Fully funded Fully booked!

£60 per person 7 day course (all dates must be attended) Dates: 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th Feb, 3rd, 4th, 5th March 2020 Course Description In these sessions, learners will: Explore the principles and values that underpin health and social care, and how own attitudes and experiences can influence their work Discuss different types of services and explore progression routes and roles within the sector Research different types of Dementia and complete case studies on supporting people living with the condition…

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Become an Infection Prevention and Control Lead

Fully funded Fully booked!

This is a lead-based course with the intention of attendees cascading knowledge and changing practice in the care home setting. This course looks at, the chain of infection and what action to take to stop transmission including, hand hygiene, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), vaccinations, myths and misconceptions around the flu vaccine, outbreak recognition and management, in elderly Care Homes within Hertfordshire and West Essex. By the end of this course, learners will be able to: Describe ways…

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How to become an Internal Training Provider

Fully funded 13 spaces left

Duration: Half-day Course Description This course will give information advice and guidance to members - who deliver their own training courses internally – the correct framework to apply to become approved internal training providers. Learning Outcomes Delegates will be able to: ■Identify the process of how to become approved training provider ■ Summarise HCPA approval standards ■ Recognise the appropriate documentation to use to become an internally approved training provider Requirements and Suitability This course is suitable for all staff…

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Care Certificate Cohort A

Fully funded 8 spaces left

£60 per person 7 day course (all dates must be attended) Dates: 24th, 26th, 28th February, 2nd, 6th, 9th, 10th March 2020  Course Description In these sessions, learners will: Explore the principles and values that underpin health and social care, and how own attitudes and experiences can influence their work Discuss different types of services and explore progression routes and roles within the sector Research different types of Dementia and complete case studies on supporting people living with the condition…

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Emergency First Aid at Work

Fully funded Fully booked!

Date: 25th February 2020  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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Care Planning

Fully funded Fully booked!

Description This course is designed to go through the legal frameworks of a care plan and the importance of getting them right, different ways of contributing to care plan information, and who is responsible for the information and up-keep. This course will also cover how to create personalised care plans reflecting on the abilities and capacity of the individual and how to write care plans when the individual cannot consent.  Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, learners will…

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Responsibilities Around Falls Intervention and Hospital Admissions – Residential and Nursing Setting

Fully funded Fully booked!

Friday 28th February 2020 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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March 2020

First Aid at Work

Fully funded Fully booked!

Fully Funded 3 day course (all dates must be attended) Dates: 3rd, 4th, 5th March 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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Competencies: Standardisation

£25 14 tickets left

Description This course enables learners to maintain their competency in their assessing qualification. Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, learners will be able to: Identify area of own development for own competence Evaluate the impact of the assessment process in the work environment Apply standardisation exercises to own working practice   Requirements & Suitability This course is designed for staff who have completed qualifications in CAVA, A1 or D32/33 and all Staff who assess competencies in their organisations…

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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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Care Certificate Cohort 23

Fully funded 7 spaces left

£60 per person 7 day course (all dates must be attended) Dates: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th, 19th March 2020 Course Description In these sessions, learners will: Explore the principles and values that underpin health and social care, and how own attitudes and experiences can influence their work Discuss different types of services and explore progression routes and roles within the sector Research different types of Dementia and complete case studies on supporting people living with the condition Discuss…

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

Fully funded Fully booked!

Wednesday 11th March 2020 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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Recruitment and Retention: Think outside the box

Fully funded 5 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 Care…

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Care Certificate Cohort B

Fully funded 15 spaces left

£60 per person 7 day course (all dates must be attended) Dates: 16th, 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th March 2020  Course Description In these sessions, learners will: Explore the principles and values that underpin health and social care, and how own attitudes and experiences can influence their work Discuss different types of services and explore progression routes and roles within the sector Research different types of Dementia and complete case studies on supporting people living with the condition Discuss…

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Chair Based Exercise Qualification Level 2

Fully funded Fully booked!

Starting Tuesday 16th March 2020 Chair Based Exercise Qualification Level 2 These qualifications are 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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Urinary Tract Infection and Hydration

Fully funded Fully booked!

Course Description The meaning of Hydration and Dehydration Causes of Dehydration Prevention of Dehydration Management of Dehydration The meaning of urinary tract infection Causes of urinary tract infection Prevention of urinary tract infection Management of urinary tract infection Learning Outcomes By the end of the sessions you will be able to: Know what hydration and dehydration mean and how they link in with health Understand why the elderly are more vulnerable to dehydration Be aware of types of illnesses that…

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Falls Prevention for Residential & Nursing Providers

Fully funded 8 spaces left

Tuesday 17th March 2020 Prevention – Residential & Nursing This one-day course 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…

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Care Certificate Cohort 24

Fully funded 13 spaces left

£60 per person 7 day course (all dates must be attended) Dates: 20th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 30th, 31st March 2020 Course Description In these sessions, learners will: Explore the principles and values that underpin health and social care, and how own attitudes and experiences can influence their work Discuss different types of services and explore progression routes and roles within the sector Research different types of Dementia and complete case studies on supporting people living with the condition Discuss…

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How to become an Internal Training Provider

Fully funded 14 spaces left

Duration: Half-day Course Description This course will give information advice and guidance to members - who deliver their own training courses internally – the correct framework to apply to become approved internal training providers. Learning Outcomes Delegates will be able to: ■Identify the process of how to become approved training provider ■ Summarise HCPA approval standards ■ Recognise the appropriate documentation to use to become an internally approved training provider Requirements and Suitability This course is suitable for all staff…

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April 2020

Safeguarding – Champion CPD Forum

Fully funded

Safguarding CPD Forum For Safeguarding Champions On this forum update, candidates will learn about how current law/regulation in safeguarding underpins their risk assessment practice. The course will cover how to adopt a person centred rather than service focused approach to risk assessment. Learning Outcomes Explain the role of risk assessment in safeguarding Explain legal duties in undertaking risk assessments including: Health and Safety at Work Act Mental Heath Act Mental Capacity Act Care Act Describe ways to balance tensions between…

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