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

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Upcoming Courses

November 2019

Advanced Positive Behaviour Support Champion Pathway

Fully funded

Starting 20th November 2019 This pathway has an adult disability focus and will equip champions with specialist knowledge on the legislative framework, proactive strategies and basic behaviour analysis. Champions will delve in to the follow subjects, as well as learning how to mentor, coach and train staff around positive behaviour support back at there workplace. Positive Behaviour Support & Primary Prevention Understanding Behaviour, Strategies and analysis Person Centred Planning Co-Production Incident Management De-briefing and Evaluation On completion of this Pathway,…

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Falls Prevention for Support at Home Services

Fully funded

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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Care Certificate Cohort 17

Fully funded Fully booked!

£60 per person 7 day course (all dates must be attended) Dates: 25th, 26th, 27th Nov, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th December 2019 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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Chair Based Exercise – Continuing Professional Development

Fully funded 1 space left

Course Descriptions This half-day CPD course will be for anyone who has completed the level 2 chair-based exercise course. This course will include updates to the current guidelines around Physical activity and understand the importance of the paperwork involved. This course will also be a refresher on learnt evidence-based exercises. Includes discussion and practical advice to overcome common challenges that may occur and support learners to further adapt exercises for common medical conditions. Learning Outcomes By the end of this…

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

Fully funded 1 space 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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Manager Forum – Central Hertfordshire

Fully funded 3 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 supporting your staff to understand the CQC's key lines of enquiry. The forums will enable you to : Develop your CPD using the Skills for Care Leadership Quality Framework Discuss mutual/local challenges Identify…

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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 1 space 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 Fully booked!

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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Nutrition Related Engagement

Fully funded Fully booked!

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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Care Certificate Cohort 18

Fully funded Fully booked!

£60 per person 7 day course (all dates must be attended) Dates: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th, 19th December 2019 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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Conflict Management in Training

Fully funded 5 spaces left

Description This course will explore the different types of conflict that may occur in a learning session and looks at coping strategies to manage these. This course is designed to help learners develop methods to avoid conflict, gain tools to de-escalate, and resolve situations as well as identify the positive effects of conflict.   Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, learners will be able to: Define the role of a trainer Explore expectations of the trainer and learner…

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Competencies: Standardisation

£25 12 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…

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Strategies for retaining a competent, skilled workforce

Fully funded Fully booked!

Half day Description This course gives delegates the opportunity to discuss their current recruitment strategies, share best practice ideas, and identify current organisational culture and trends. Delegates will also receive a turnover reporting tool to keep track and analyse their organisation’s turnover. Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, learners will: Understand the top 10 reasons why people leave job roles Learn new techniques to keep staff motivated and loyal Demonstrate the skills to design a recruitment action plan…

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January 2020

Care Certificate Cohort 19

Fully funded Fully booked!

£60 per person 7 day course (all dates must be attended) Dates: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 13th, 14th, 15th January 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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Level 3 Award in Education and Training

£350 8 tickets left

3 day course (all dates must be attended) Dates: 7th, 27th January, 12th February 2020 Course Description This 3 day course is designed for newly appointed trainers and includes: How to deliver effective and informative learning sessions Understanding the teaching role and its responsibility Assessment of learning A teaching session to demonstrate delivery and assessment of learning This course is suitable for anyone looking to become a qualified trainer. Please be aware that this training will require coursework to be completed, which is why an…

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Oral Healthcare Training for Residential & Nursing Services

7 January, 2020 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fully funded 3 spaces left

Course Description Older people are much more likely to suffer from an oral health condition that will affect their overall health and well-being. The benefits of good oral health can be huge. We will discuss: What can make a difference when providing oral care for residents is difficult Common Oral Health Conditions Brushing Natural Teeth Residents With Dentures Labelling Dentures Dementia and Oral Care Palliative Oral Care Swallowing Problems and Oral Care Oral Cancer Requirements & Suitability This course is…

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Oral Healthcare Training for Homecare Services

Fully funded 6 spaces left

Course Description Older people are much more likely to suffer from an oral health condition that will affect their overall health and well-being. The benefits of good oral health can be huge. We will discuss: What can make a difference when providing oral care for residents is difficult Common Oral Health Conditions Brushing Natural Teeth Residents With Dentures Labelling Dentures Dementia and Oral Care Palliative Oral Care Swallowing Problems and Oral Care Oral Cancer Requirements & Suitability This course is…

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Oral Healthcare Training for Adult Disability Support Services

Fully funded 6 spaces left

Course Description People with a learning disability are more likely to suffer from an oral health condition that will affect their overall health and well-being. The benefits of good oral health can be huge. We will discuss: Oral healthcare provision for your residents and why it is so important but often difficult to provide What can make a difference when providing oral care is proving difficult Common Oral Health Conditions Palliative Oral Care Swallowing Problems and Oral Care Oral Cancer…

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Quality Assurance and Inspections: Leading and Recognising Excellence in Care

Fully funded Fully booked!

2 day course (both dates must be attended) Dates: 8th January and 7th February 2019  Course Description This course will focus on customer care and will provide delegates with examples and toolkits to help delegates improve their own organisational customer care. This course covers each Key Line of Enquiry (KLOE), how these are inspected, and how learners can evidence current practices. Delegates will have the opportunity to discuss each fundamental standard and how these are being evidenced. Learning Outcomes At…

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Advanced Medication Champion Pathway

Fully funded Fully booked!

Starting 8th January 2020 The Advanced Medication Champion Pathway is based entirely on local and national guidelines. It is designed to upskill your champion in the management of medications within your service to ensure you are meeting legislative requirements and how to cascade this knowledge to your staff teams. On completion of the whole pathway, the Champion will receive Level 3 delivering training qualification, an accredited course in coaching and mentoring, a level 3-unit qualification in Support use of Medication…

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Food Hygiene – Refresher Only

Fully funded 4 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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Falls Prevention for Residential & Nursing Providers

13 January, 2020 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 7 spaces left

Monday 13th January 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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Managing People: Proactively Raising Productivity Through Performance Management

13 January, 2020 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 3 spaces left

Dates: 13th January and 3rd February 2020 (All dates must be attended) Course Description People are any company’s greatest asset and even more so in the care sector, so how do you ensure you keep the great people in jobs? This course has been designed to support managers at all levels to reflect on staff performance and grow staff teams to work together creating a ‘can do’ environment where challenges are met with passion and enthusiasm and staff are confident…

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Advanced Nutrition Champion Pathway

14 January, 2020 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 3 spaces left

Starting 14th January 2020 The Advanced nutrition Champion Pathway is fully funded by the Hertfordshire County Council and based on national and local nutrition policy and guidance. It is designed to cover all areas of Elderly Nutritional within the Homecare and Residential & Nursing Care settings. This Pathway is delivered by a Nutrition specialist and covers:  Eating for Health in Old Age Nutritional Support & Food First Dysphagia  & Nutritional Problems Special Diets Dementia The Champion will receive a Level…

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Infection Control and Responsibilities for Managers

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

Half Day Course Description This course looks at influenza complications in the elderly, myths and misconceptions and infection control measures, including, hand hygiene and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, learners will be able to: Influenza Explain how influenza can have an impact Understand how influenza spreads and how we can help prevent it Describe ways in how we can minimise the spread Hand Hygiene  Understand why hand hygiene is essential…

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Law, Ethics and Safeguarding in Dementia

16 January, 2020 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 1 space left

One day Course Description This course focuses on duty of care and the legislation around dementia as well as the broader topic of ethics and common ethical dilemmas. Learning Outcomes By the end of this session, the learners will be able to: Describe how duty of care contributes to safe practices Describe possible dilemmas between duty of care & rights & carers wishes Identify way to communicate effectively about proposed treatment or care to enable person with dementia to make…

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Gaining Outstanding in Inspections

16 January, 2020 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded Fully booked!

Description This course will help delegates understand how the Care Quality Commission (CQC) can support providers and how they decide on quality rating. Delegates will also identify the key factors of intelligence monitoring and complete action plans for each Key Line of Enquiry (KLOE). Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, learners will: Understand how CQC decide a rating Understand the rating characteristics Create a SMART action plan on their return to implement each KLOE Requirements & Suitability This…

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Dignity in Care

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

Duration: 1 Day Course Description During this course attendees will learn what dignity in care looks like and learn how to support service users and others in a dignified manor. Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, learners will be able to: ■ Summarise what is dignity and how is it promoted within the organisation and care practices ■ Using reflective practices identify new ways of working and state how these will be implemented ■ Demonstrate knowledge of skills…

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Recruitment and Retention: Leading a Compassionate Care Service

17 January, 2020 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 14 spaces left

3 day course (all dates must be attended) Dates: 17th, 31st January and 12th February 2020 Course Description This course is aimed at those who want to learn value based interview techniques and how to improve staff retention levels. The course will cover values, vision and behaviours of the care organisation, value based recruitment, the 6 C's in recruitment, expectation of staff behaviour, and action plans for recruitment strategies. Learning Outcomes Understand the behaviours framework – being a compassionate service Understand…

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Mental Capacity Act and DOLS for Managers

Fully funded Fully booked!

Date: 20th January 2020 Description Recap on the essential elements contained within the Mental Capacity Act, the practical steps in assessing capacity, an in depth look at best practice in assessing and recording capacity, making Best Interests Decisions  including how to conduct best interests meetings & role of the Court of Protection, recognising the big three questions when looking at deprivation of liberty (DOL), the Mental Capacity Amendment Bill and progress on change to the legislation including replacing DOLS with…

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Care Certificate Cohort 20

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£60 per person 7 day course (all dates must be attended) Dates: 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th January 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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Moving and Handling Bariatric Clients

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One day Course Description This course is designed for staff who work in the care setting with bariatric clients who struggle with mobility, both short and long term. Delegates will have been trained in the moving and handling of people within the last year and this course will raise awareness of the implications of size on mobility; risk assessment and safer handling practices.  The course will be tailored to the needs of the delegates and would therefore be appropriate to…

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Advanced Safeguarding Champion Pathway

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

Starting 21st January 2020 Cohort 2 Course Description: The Safeguarding Champion Pathway will make a real and lasting impact on service users, leadership, and staff. Successful completion of this Pathway will lead to a safer, dignified and more compassionate service that is tailored to the service user and supports their independence and choices wherever possible. On completion of this Pathway, the Champion will receive a Level 3 Delivering Training qualification and a Level 3 unit qualification in Understand Positive Risk…

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Neurological Conditions including Stroke, Parkinson’s and MND

22 January, 2020 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 5 spaces left

One day Course Description This course will teach delegates about the neurological anatomy including functions of the brain and spinal cord, and how damage to the central nervous system can affect a service user (e.g. speech and language, cognition, pain, smell, and taste) The course will also cover neuroplasticity in terms of helping service users improve their function and prevention of deterioration. Practical handling elements will also be involved, such as handling of the hemiplegic arm and positioning in bed.…

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Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

22 January, 2020 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 8 spaces left

22nd January, 10th, 24th February and 4th March 2019 (Must attend all dates) Description This level 3 qualification is designed to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and experience to appropriately assess the vocational achievements of staff in the workplace. It is suitable for learners who want to work towards a qualification in assessing, as it allows learners to evidence understanding of the theory of practices, as well as demonstrating competency as an assessor. It can be used to assess…

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Epilepsy Awareness

23 January, 2020 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded Fully booked!

Half day Description This Epilepsy course is designed to give an interesting overview of what epilepsy is and its affects. For those who work closely with individuals with epilepsy, they will be able to understand how to manage and treat seizures with rescue medicines such as buccal midazolam and rectal diazepam. On the course, theory is studied using videos, group discussions and learners will be expected to demonstrate how to administer Buccal Midazolam and Rectal Diazepam, where competency will be…

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Duty of Care and Nutrition

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

Course Description Learn how to develop strategies to common dilemmas around balancing safety and rights in nutritional care.  Candidates will get a good understanding of the law, and where to apply this in relation to someone with complex needs. A case study approach will be used to consider scenarios where safeguarding protocols may need to be applied. Mapped to Learning Disability Core Skills. Learning Outcomes Explain how the law relating to mental capacity and human rights may be applied to…

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

24 January, 2020 - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 12 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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Training Management – Developing the skills and knowledge of those responsible for their in-house training

28 January, 2020 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 8 spaces left

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 1 space left

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 15 spaces left

£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

4 February, 2020 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 11 spaces left

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

6 February, 2020 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 5 spaces left

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

10 February, 2020 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 14 spaces left

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

11 February, 2020 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 11 spaces left

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 – February Session AM

11 February, 2020 - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 12 spaces left

2 hour session 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…

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Falls Prevention for Support at Home Services

Fully funded 12 spaces left

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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Care Certificate Cohort 22

17 February, 2020 - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fully funded 15 spaces left

£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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Emergency First Aid at Work

25 February, 2020 - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fully funded

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

25 February, 2020 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded

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

28 February, 2020 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded

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 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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Fire Warden

Fully funded

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

£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

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 – March Session AM

Fully funded

2 hour session 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…

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Chair Based Exercise Qualification Level 2

Fully funded 12 spaces left

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

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

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

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£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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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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