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April 2021

Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care (Level 2 Accredited course) – Cohort 2

20 April - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fully funded

This course is delivered over two sessions ( 20th April and 4th May 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 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…

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Care Setting Risk Assessment for Managers – Cohort 2

21 April - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 7 spaces left

Course description 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 than service-led assessments.…

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Understanding professional supervision practice (Level 4 Accredited course) – Cohort 4

21 April - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 4 spaces left

This course is delivered over two sessions (21st April and 12th May 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 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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Effective Complaints Management – Cohort 3

22 April - 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fully funded 18 spaces left

Course description This course is suitable for those with the authority to receive and process complaints Learners will discuss current complaints management processes and compare with recommended best practice. This course provides learners with techniques to effectively investigate, assess and resolve complaints with a positive solution Learning outcomes This course is suitable for those with the authority to receive and process complaints Learners will discuss current complaints management processes and compare with recommended best practice. This course provides learners with…

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Resilience Coaching: Supporting our Workforce in Response to COVID-19 – Cohort 1 – Register your interest

22 April - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This course is delivered over 7 sessions ( 22nd , 29th April, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th May and 10th June) and all sessions must be attended (T&C's apply). Course description Aim of the course: This 7 session course is designed to equip you with the skills to become your organisations Resilience coach. As a Resilience Coach, you will be dedicated to supporting the wellbeing of employees and promoting mental health within the service. The Resilience Coach will have the skills…

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Care Setting Risk Assessment Awareness-Cohort 3

26 April - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 8 spaces left

Course description This course is designed for any care or support workers, or senior care or support workers who follow risk assessments as part of person-centred care provision. The learners must be in a health and social care role. This course covers the process of identifying hazards and risk in health and social care settings as well as roles and responsibilities in producing and reviewing risk assessments. This course will introduce examples of individual and general risk assessments for care…

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for Managers – Cohort 2

26 April - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 16 spaces left

Course description This course aims to raise managers' awareness of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, their role in ensuring compliance and to highlight the importance of adapting culture in order to support staff within the workplace. Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: - Identify what Equality, Diversity and Inclusion looks like in practice - Evaluate modelling behaviour in compliance with Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for Staff and The People You Support - Explore new…

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Introduction to Disability Awareness (Level 1 Accredited course) – Cohort 1

26 April - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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 is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and understanding of the social and medical models of disability and how these may be implemented. Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: • Explain the difference between the terms disability and…

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Falls Prevention – Cohort 6

27 April - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fully funded 9 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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Care Certificate & Award in Health and Social Care (Level 1 Accredited course) – Cohort 13

28 April - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fully funded 12 spaces left

This course is part-funded with a charge of £60 per delegate This course is delivered over six sessions (28th,29th,30th April 4th,5th ,7th May 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 The Care Certificate was developed jointly by Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health. It is an agreed set of standards that…

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Level 4 Safeguarding Adults from Abuse for managers, safeguarding leads and senior staff

28 April - 9:30 am - 5 May - 12:30 pm

One day course split over two mornings over zoom 28th April and 5th May, 9.30am to 12.30pm Description Safeguarding Adults from Abuse is everyone’s responsibility. This one day course raises the profile of this vital subject and gives managers, senior staff, safeguarding leads and freedom to speak up guardians, ambassadors and champions the confidence and tools to support their staff to both reduce the risk of abuse and respond to concerns appropriately putting the adult at the centre of any response.…

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Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) (Level 3 Accredited course) -Cohort 2

29 April - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 9 spaces left

This course is delivered over four sessions (29th April,13th,26th May,10th June  ) 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 is suitable for senior carers, nurses, advanced champions and managers working within any type of adult care service, who are teaching, coaching or training staff within their organisations. This Level 3 qualification is designed to provide…

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Care Setting Risk Assessment for Managers – Cohort 3

30 April - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 11 spaces left

Course description 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 than service-led assessments.…

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May 2021

Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (Level 2 Accredited course) – Cohort 2

4 May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This course is delivered over six sessions ( 4th,5th,6th,10th,11th,12th May 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 qualification is suitable for people who come into contact with individuals with learning disabilities as part of their job. This could include people in community and volunteering roles or working in education, leisure and employment support. The…

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Care Certificate & Award in Health and Social Care (Level 1 Accredited course) – Cohort 14

5 May - 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 11 spaces left

This course is part-funded with a charge of £60 per delegate This course is delivered over six sessions (5th,6th,7th,10th,12th,13th May 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 The Care Certificate was developed jointly by Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health. It is an agreed set of standards that define the knowledge,…

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Posture Friends: An Enabling Care Approach for Adults with a Learning Disability – Cohort 1 – Residential

5 May - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fully funded 6 spaces left

This course has 7 sessions , day 1 requires the manager to attend and days 2-7 for the ‘Posture Friend’ to attend It would be beneficial to book two ‘Posture Friend’ spaces per organisation to have the biggest impact Manager Session- One session-Building an Enabling Culture Wednesday 5th May 10-12pm Facilitator sessions - Six sessions and all sessions must be attended (T&C's apply) Introduction to Enabling & Independence – Friday 7th May 10-12.30pm Communication – Wednesday – 12th May 10-12pm…

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Introduction to Stress and Stress Management (Level 1 Accredited course) – Cohort 1

5 May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Course description This course is delivered over two sessions (5th and 11th May 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) Learning outcomes This course is an interactive introductory course providing learners with the opportunity to understand and define what is meant by stress and what its causes are. Learners will have the opportunity to recognise the effects of…

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Introduction to mentoring (Level 1 Accredited course) – Cohort 1

5 May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This course is delivered over two sessions (5th May, 27th May) 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 is aimed at care staff who are already working in the role of Supervisor/Team Leader and who are mentoring or supporting others within their team. It is also suitable for those progressing or wish to progress to…

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Diabetes- Awareness and Management for Care Home Staff – Webinar – Cohort 2

5 May - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learning outcomes: • Understand the difference between Type 1 and type 2 diabetes • Recognise signs and symptoms of hyperglycaemia and hypoglycaemia • Understand the possible risk factors associated with diabetes, • How care home staff can provide care for residents living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes Wednesday 5th May 2021 Time: 14:00 – 15:00 Click here to book

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Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in Health and Social Care (Accredited qualification) – expression of interest

6 May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This course has a charge of £1500 per delegate. You may be able to claim back a substantial amount of the course cost from the Workforce Development Fund after completion and when you have received your certificate. You’ll simply need to complete a Member’s Declaration Form, which will be sent out to you – and ensure you keep your ASC-WDS (Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set, previously known as NMDS) up to date. The claim can be made online, via…

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Business Continuity Planning – Cohort 3

6 May - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 14 spaces left

Course description This course is designed for managers, senior staff or any person who has a responsibility to complete, manage complete business continuity plans within their organisation. This course covers the process of recognising, identifying and analysing risks to their organisations. • How to effectively plan for business disruption and increase resilience. • Use industry standards and best practice. • How to involve staff teams and use reflection. • How to use analysis when completing an effective plan. • EU…

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Skill Up to Health and Social Care (Level 2 Accredited course) – Cohort 4

10 May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 12 spaces left

This course is part-funded with a charge of £60 per delegate. This course is delivered over four sessions ( 10th,11th,17th,18th May) 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 able to: - Identify…

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Falls Prevention – Management – Reducing Falls in your service – Cohort 4

10 May - 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fully funded 11 spaces left

Course description This course is suitable for management working in older people care services. Management will learn how to implement the staff’s knowledge and falls tools by developing action plans in relation to falls risk identification and assessment. 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 that can be implemented to reduce falls. This includes reviewing environments,…

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Understanding and Supporting Adults on the Autism Spectrum – Level 2/3

11 May - 9:30 am - 13 May - 12:30 pm
Zoom,

One day course split over two mornings over Zoom 11th & 13th May, 9.30am to 12.30pm Description Approximately 1 in 100 people in the UK are on the Autism Spectrum. They are often found in larger numbers still in both Learning Disability and Mental Health services. This course provides participants with a good introduction to understanding the Autism Spectrum. In the light of this knowledge we explore strategies which can help ensure appropriate methods of communication and support. Learning Outcomes…

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Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards for Managers – Cohort 2

11 May - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fully funded Fully booked!

Course description This course covers the essential elements contained within the Mental Capacity Act, including: • the core principles of the MCA • assessing capacity • learning who can make decisions • lasting power of attorney and advance decisions • independent mental capacity advocates • ‘best interests’ decisions • authority for action, restraint • DoLS (Deprivations of Liberty Safeguards) • Useful resources Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: • Identify their legal responsibilities…

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Dignity in Care – Cohort 6

12 May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 19 spaces left

Course description This course supports learners to understand what dignity in care looks like. It also supports them to learn how to support service users and others in a dignified manner Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: - Explain what good customer care looks like and how to promote this - Identify how legislation guides our practices - Explain 7 principles of care - Identify practices that promote Privacy, Dignity and Inclusion Some…

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Training Management (Level 3 Accredited course) – Cohort 3

12 May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 12 spaces left

This course is delivered over two sessions (12th May ,2nd June 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 has been designed for training coordinators who are responsible for managing the organisational training needs. This course will support the learner to ensure they have the right staff with the right skills in the right…

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Positive Behaviour Support for Management Teams – Webinar – Cohort 1

13 May - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fully funded 20 spaces left

Course description This Webinar is suitable for management teams working with people living with Learning disabilities. This webinar will focus on the implementation and delivery of PBS in Residential, Supported Living settings and Care Home settings. This session supports understanding and implementation of PBS practice at a higher level of the organization. This session will enable management teams to explore the significance of Behaviour Support Plans, the importance of quality assurance in PBS practice, and the benefits of PBS in…

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Enabling Care Facilitator Programme – A Full Care Approach – Cohort 5

13 May - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 16 spaces left

This course is delivered in two parts. Manager session - One session Facilitator sessions - Six sessions and all sessions must be attended (T&C's apply) Support your staff to become 'Enabling Care Facilitators', where they will learn how simple changes can be made to improve the quality of someone’s life They will gain knowledge AND practical skills that will allow them to help individuals with such things as function, positioning and mobility Your staff will also be taught the importance…

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Time Management for Leaders – Cohort 5

14 May - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 19 spaces left

Course description 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 outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: - Balance an open door policy with actioning important strategic task - Prioritise and manage your workload using effective techniques - Work effectively…

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Awareness in Dementia (Level 2 Accredited course) – Cohort 1

14 May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This course is delivered over four sessions (14th May,2nd,9th,28th June) 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 will facilitate learners to develop an understanding and awareness of the causes and symptoms of dementia, allowing for progression to Level 2 and Level 3 Health and Social Care qualifications and into employment in social care settings. Learning…

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Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings (Level 2 Accredited course) – Cohort 1

14 May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This course is delivered over two sessions (14th,24th May) 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 introduces the concept of inclusion, which is fundamental to working in adult social care settings. It is aimed at those who are interested in, or new to, working in social care settings with adults Learning outcomes By the end…

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Care Certificate & Award in Health and Social Care (Level 1 Accredited course) – Cohort 15

17 May - 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 15 spaces left

This course is part-funded with a charge of £60 per delegate This course is delivered over six sessions (17th,20th,21st,24th,26th,27th May 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 The Care Certificate was developed jointly by Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health. It is an agreed set of standards that define the knowledge,…

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Managing Difficult Conversations: A guide for leaders- Cohort 5

17 May - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 16 spaces left

Course description This course is suitable for line managers or those in a leadership role who are responsible, or oversee performance management, capability and disciplinary procedures The course will enable learners to learn how to initiate and manage challenging conversations using effective and practical techniques. Challenging conversations can include issues relating to performance, managing challenging people and resolving conflict Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: - Articulate the importance of managing challenging conversations…

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Managing People: Proactively Raising Productivity through Performance Management – Cohort 3

17 May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 20 spaces left

This course is delivered over two sessions ( 17th May ,11th June 2021 ) and all sessions must be attended (T&C's apply). 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 right people in the right 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…

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Enabling Care Facilitator Programme – A Full Care Approach – Cohort 6

17 May - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 16 spaces left

This course is delivered in two parts. Manager session - One session Facilitator sessions - Six sessions and all sessions must be attended (T&C's apply) Support your staff to become 'Enabling Care Facilitators', where they will learn how simple changes can be made to improve the quality of someone’s life They will gain knowledge AND practical skills that will allow them to help individuals with such things as function, positioning and mobility Your staff will also be taught the importance…

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Care Certificate & Award in Health and Social Care (Level 1 Accredited course) – Cohort 16

18 May - 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 15 spaces left

This course is part-funded with a charge of £60 per delegate This course is delivered over six sessions (18th,19th,20th,25th26th,27th  May 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 The Care Certificate was developed jointly by Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health. It is an agreed set of standards that define the knowledge,…

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Level 4 Mental Capacity Act and DoLS for managers, team leaders and senior staff

18 May - 9:30 am - 20 May - 12:30 pm

One day course split over two mornings over Zoom 18th & 20th May, 9.30am to 12.30pm Description The Mental Capacity Act 2005 came into force in 2007. Together with the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards introduced in April 2009, this legislation impacts on the lives of an estimated one to two million adults in England & Wales. This one-day course provides delegates with essential information and clarifies what areas of professional practice need to change in the light of this evolving…

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An Introduction to Care Leadership – Cohort 4

18 May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 20 spaces left

This course is delivered over two sessions ( 18th May, 8th June 2021) and all sessions must be attended (T&C's apply). Course description This course will teach learners about effective leadership and help them identify different management techniques This course also provides an opportunity for learners to reflect on their own management style, to recognise positional power, and how to become more influential Learners will identify top tips for effective leadership and learn how to implement these Learning outcomes By…

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Principles of team leading (Level 2 Accredited course) – Cohort 1

18 May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This course is delivered over three sessions (18th May,1st,3rd June) 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 is aimed at care staff who are either progressing, or wish to progress to a Team Leader position. It is also useful for those already newly appointed to the role of Supervisor/Team Leader This course will provide learners…

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Recruitment and Retention: Leading a Compassionate Care Service – Cohort 3

19 May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 14 spaces left

This course is delivered over two sessions (19th May and 8th June 2021 ) and all sessions must be attended (T&C's apply). Course description This course is suitable for all managers, HR, leaders, Seniors or anyone responsible for the recruitment of staff The 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…

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Skill Up to Health and Social Care (Level 2 Accredited course) – Cohort 5

19 May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 11 spaces left

This course is part-funded with a charge of £60 per delegate. This course is delivered over four sessions ( 19th,21st,25th,26th May) 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 able to: - Identify…

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Advanced Care Planning at the End of Life – Cohort 2

19 May - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 14 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 By the end of the course learners will be able to: • 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…

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Duty of Candour – Cohort 1

19 May - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 3 spaces left

Course description 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 outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: - Recognise where a…

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Governance: Ensuring compliance through best practice – Cohort 1

20 May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 14 spaces left

This course is delivered over two sessions ( 20th May ,11th June) and all sessions must be attended (T&C's apply). Course description This course is designed for managers, senior staff or any person who has a responsibility to ensure governance and compliance within their organisation. This is a course designed to support providers who are experiencing difficulties with ensuring governance within their organisation. The course covers the definition of governance and what this means within the organisation • Highlighting areas…

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Basic Health Observations for Care Home Staff – Webinar – Cohort 2

20 May - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  Basic Health Observations for Care Home Staff To understand why we take observations To be able to undertake three basic observations, blood pressure, temperature and oxygen saturation To understand how to use Restore 2 tool To be able to confidently document observation readings To be able to confidently handover observation readings to health care professionalsThursday 20th May 2021 Time: 14:00 – 15:00 Click here to book

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Professional Boundaries – Cohort 3

21 May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 14 spaces left

Course description This course will raise awareness and enable staff to promote professional boundaries and ensure this is built within the day to day culture Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: • Explain what are professional boundaries • Identify why care practitioners need to be aware of professional boundaries • Recognise what constitutes unacceptable practice • Identify how to support professional conduct Requirements and expectations Learners will be expected to be engaged in…

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Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care (Level 2 Accredited course) – Cohort 3

24 May - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom,

This course is delivered over two sessions ( 24th May, 8th June 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 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…

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Understanding professional supervision practice (Level 4 Accredited course) – Cohort 5

24 May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 15 spaces left

This course is delivered over two sessions (24th May,15th June 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 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 wishing to…

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Understanding and Supporting Adults on the Autism Spectrum – Advanced Course

25 May - 9:30 am - 27 May - 12:30 pm

One day course split over two mornings over Zoom 25th & 27th May, 9.30am to 12.30pm Description Course Tutor Richard Maguire (author of "I dream in Autism") offers a view from both sides of the fence as someone living with Aspergers Syndrome and a professional with thirty years experience working with clients with Autism and training those who support them. Approximately 1 in 100 people in the UK are on the Autism Spectrum. This course builds on the knowledge acquired…

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Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) (Level 3 Accredited course) -Cohort 3

25 May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 14 spaces left

This course is delivered over four sessions (25th May,7th ,15th,30th June 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 is suitable for senior carers, nurses, advanced champions and managers working within any type of adult care service, who are teaching, coaching or training staff within their organisations. This Level 3 qualification is designed to…

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Strategies for retaining a competent, skilled workforce – Cohort 3

25 May - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 18 spaces left

Course description This course is best suited to leadership/senior roles or anyone who has responsibilities for recruitment/staff The course gives learners the opportunity to discuss their current recruitment strategies, share best practice ideas and identify current organisational culture and trends Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: - Identify why people leave job roles - Utilise new techniques to keep staff motivated and loyal - Demonstrate the skills to design a recruitment action plan…

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Introductory awareness of person-centred support in health and social care (Level 1 Accredited course) – Cohort 1

25 May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zoom,

This course is delivered over two sessions (25th May 1st June) 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 will develop learner’s awareness and knowledge of person-centred support in health and social care. Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: • Explain what is meant by person-centred support in health,…

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Chair Based Exercises (Level 2 Accredited qualification) – Cohort 1

25 May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zoom,

This course is delivered over four sessions (25th,27th May,1st,3rd June) and all sessions must be attended (T&C's apply). This course has a coursework element which must be completed in order to adhere the course (T&C's apply) Course requirements: Delegates must access the course using a laptop or computer. Using a phone will not be accessible. Delegates must show that they have enough space to exercise and show their full body in a seated position. Delegates attending from their place of…

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Posture Friends : An Enabling Care Approach for Adults with a Learning Disability – Cohort 2 – Supported Living

28 May - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fully funded 8 spaces left

This course has 7 sessions , day 1 requires the manager to attend and days 2-7 for the ‘Posture Friend’ to attend It would be beneficial to book two ‘Posture Friend’ spaces per organisation to have the biggest impact Manager Session- One session-Building an Enabling Culture Friday 28th May 10-12pm Facilitator sessions - Six sessions and all sessions must be attended (T&C's apply) Intro to Enabling & Independence – Friday 4th June 10-12.30pm Communication – Wednesday 9th June 10-12pm Anatomy &…

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June 2021

Build a Culture of Dignity for Managers – Cohort 4

1 June - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 19 spaces left

Course description This course is designed for any leaders or managers who are directly responsible for line managing their work force and or lead their team. The course covers what dignity in behaviour looks like, how to be a good role model, and how to support staff and service users in a dignified manner Learning outcomes By the end of this course, learners will be able to: - Summarise what dignity is and how it is promoted within the organisation…

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Duty of Candour – Cohort 2

1 June - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 15 spaces left

Course description 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 outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: - Recognise where a…

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COVID-19 Recovery, get back to better health with StopFalls – Webinar

1 June - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

1st June 2021 - 14:00-15:30 Now that we are seeing cases of COVID-19 decreasing, we are starting to understand the impact that the last 12 months of the pandemic has had on the individuals we support. We are aware that many people have deteriorated either because of having COVID-19 itself or due to increased isolation and reduced activity. As a care provider you can have a positive impact on these individuals getting back to better health. Attend our upcoming COVID-19…

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End of Life Communication – Cohort 2

2 June - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 15 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 By the end of the course learners will be able to: • 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…

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Frailty – Identification and Management for Managers – Cohort 5

2 June - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fully funded 15 spaces left

Course description 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. Learning outcomes 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 in individuals by embedding…

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Advanced Safeguarding – Creating a Culture of developing Professional Curiosity – Cohort 2

3 June - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 12 spaces left

Course description This course covers how to create a culture of professional curiosity within your organisation, how to be a good role model, and how to support staff to take a professionally curious approach. The course will also support learners to identify steps to take which are appropriate, which are a positive action to protect someone’s safety and welfare Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: - Explore what professional curiosity is and how…

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Customer Service for Health and Social Care Settings (Level 2 Accredited course) – Cohort 1

4 June - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zoom,

This course is delivered over two sessions (4th,11th June) 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 will enable learners to develop the knowledge and understanding required to work with customers within the health and social care sector, including internal and external customers, people who use services, their supporters, visitors, health professionals and providers of other…

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Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care (Level 2 Accredited course) – Cohort 4

7 June - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 15 spaces left

This course is delivered over two sessions ( 7th,28th June 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 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…

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Care Certificate & Award in Health and Social Care (Level 1 Accredited course) – Cohort 17

8 June - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fully funded 15 spaces left

This course is part-funded with a charge of £60 per delegate This course is delivered over six sessions (8th,9th,10th,16th,17th,18th June 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 The Care Certificate was developed jointly by Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health. It is an agreed set of standards that define the knowledge,…

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Nutrition – Eating for Health in Old Age – Cohort 3

8 June - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 14 spaces left

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 delegates will gain an understanding of how a person nutritional needs and requirements change in old age. We will discuss the risk factors that can lead to a person becoming malnourished and dehydrated and discuss preventative strategies. We will use case studies to explain and perform the nutritional screening using the Malnutrition…

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Nutritional Support – Food First – Cohort 4

10 June - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 13 spaces left

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. 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…

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Skill Up to Health and Social Care (Level 2 Accredited course) – Cohort 6

14 June - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 14 spaces left

This course is part-funded with a charge of £60 per delegate. This course is delivered over four sessions ( 14th,15th,21st,22nd June) 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 able to: - Identify…

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Falls Prevention – Management – Reducing Falls in your service – Cohort 5

14 June - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fully funded 15 spaces left

Course description This course is suitable for management working in older people care services. Management will learn how to implement the staff’s knowledge and falls tools by developing action plans in relation to falls risk identification and assessment. 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 that can be implemented to reduce falls. This includes reviewing environments,…

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Professional Boundaries – Cohort 4

15 June - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 14 spaces left

Course description This course will raise awareness and enable staff to promote professional boundaries and ensure this is built within the day to day culture Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: • Explain what are professional boundaries • Identify why care practitioners need to be aware of professional boundaries • Recognise what constitutes unacceptable practice • Identify how to support professional conduct Requirements and expectations Learners will be expected to be engaged in…

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Introduction to Disability Awareness (Level 1 Accredited course) – Cohort 2

15 June - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zoom,

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 is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and understanding of the social and medical models of disability and how these may be implemented. Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: • Explain the difference between the terms disability and…

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Dysphagia & Nutritional Problems – Cohort 3

15 June - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 6 spaces left

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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End of Life Symptom Management for Qualified Nurses – Cohort 2

16 June - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 15 spaces left

Course description This course is suitable for Nurses Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: • To be able to assess and identify symptoms at the end of life and refer appropriately • To identify pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to symptom control • To recognise the symptoms at the end of life • To consider the importance of person centred care at the end of life • To be able to state the process…

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Frailty – Identification and Management – Cohort 6

16 June - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fully funded 14 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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Time Management for Leaders – Cohort 6

17 June - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 20 spaces left

Course description 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 outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: - Balance an open door policy with actioning important strategic task - Prioritise and manage your workload using effective techniques - Work effectively…

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Nutrition – Special Diets – Cohort 3

17 June - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 15 spaces left

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. During this course we will describe the special diets that are most commonly prescribed i.e weight reducing, gluten free, high fibre, lactose free. In order to adequately meet the dietary requirements of service users who are following a therapeutic diet emphasis will be on good menu planning and provision. This will ensure that diets are…

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Whistleblowing: Are you Listening? – Cohort 1

17 June - 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 27 spaces left

Course description This remote interactive training session explores whistleblowing and related best practice guidance. Delegates will consider the use of active listening as a tool to address concerns and support service improvement. Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: • Summarise the meaning of whistleblowing • Recognise the difference between whistleblowing and a grievance • Analyse the importance of actively listening to concerns • Evaluate systems and processes for active listening to recommend improvements…

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Strategies for retaining a competent, skilled workforce – Cohort 4

18 June - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded 20 spaces left

Course description This course is best suited to leadership/senior roles or anyone who has responsibilities for recruitment/staff The course gives learners the opportunity to discuss their current recruitment strategies, share best practice ideas and identify current organisational culture and trends Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: - Identify why people leave job roles - Utilise new techniques to keep staff motivated and loyal - Demonstrate the skills to design a recruitment action plan…

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Understand the principles of positive behaviour support for Learning Disability Services (Level 2 Accredited course) – Cohort 1

18 June - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zoom,

This course is delivered over two sessions (18th,23rd June) 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 provides learners with the knowledge and understanding required in relation to positive behaviour support. Learners will gain knowledge of legislation, framework and policies which make base for PBS. Learners will explore different types of behaviour, what form and function…

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Posture Friends : An Enabling Care Approach for Adults with a Learning Disability – Cohort 3 – Day Opportunities

18 June - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fully funded 16 spaces left

This course has 7 sessions , day 1 requires the manager to attend and days 2-7 for the ‘Posture Friend’ to attend It would be beneficial to book two ‘Posture Friend’ spaces per organisation to have the biggest impact Manager Session- One session-Building an Enabling Culture Friday 18th June 2-4pm Facilitator sessions - Six sessions and all sessions must be attended (T&C's apply) Intro to Enabling & Independence – Friday 2nd July 10-12.30pm Communication – Wednesday 7th July 2-4pm Anatomy &…

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Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards for Managers – Cohort 1

24 June - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded Fully booked!

Course description This course covers the essential elements contained within the Mental Capacity Act, including: • the core principles of the MCA • assessing capacity • learning who can make decisions • lasting power of attorney and advance decisions • independent mental capacity advocates • ‘best interests’ decisions • authority for action, restraint • DoLS (Deprivations of Liberty Safeguards) • Useful resources Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: • Identify their legal responsibilities…

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Nutrition and Learning Difficulties – Cohort 3

24 June - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 15 spaces left

Course description This course is suitable for staff who are working with and supporting service users with Learning Disabilities in Residential, Nursing or Supportive Living environments. During this course delegates will gain knowledge and an appreciation of the importance of providing and assisting in the provision of a healthy balanced diet through effective meal planning and nutrition related engagement activities. Appropriate strategies will be discussed and explored in order to promote healthier eating patterns in order to encourage weight loss…

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Nutrition and Diabetes – Cohort 3

29 June - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 15 spaces left

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. During this course we will focus on the importance of taking a person-centred approach when supporting a service user with diabetes. An understanding of the different medical therapies and treatments is important, in addition to appreciating the differing dietary approaches that are necessary in order to provide personalised care and support Learning outcomes By the…

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Introduction to Autism Spectrum Condition (Level 1 Accredited course) – Cohort 1

30 June - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zoom,

This course is delivered over two sessions (30th June,8th July ) 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 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 outcomes By the end of the course learners will be…

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Recognising Signs of Dying – Cohort 3

30 June - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fully funded 15 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 By the end of the course learners will be able to: • To identify different terminology used at the end of life • To identify the 5 priorities of care for the dying person • To identify the signs and symptoms of the dying process • To…

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September 2021

Diabetes- Awareness and Management for Care Home Staff -Webinar – Cohort 3

6 September - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learning outcomes: • Understand the difference between Type 1 and type 2 diabetes • Recognise signs and symptoms of hyperglycaemia and hypoglycaemia • Understand the possible risk factors associated with diabetes, • How care home staff can provide care for residents living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes   Monday 6th September 14:00 – 15:00 Click here to book   

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Basic Health Observations for Care Home Staff – Webinar – Cohort 3

20 September - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Basic Health Observations for Care Home Staff To understand why we take observations To be able to undertake three basic observations, blood pressure, temperature and oxygen saturation To understand how to use Restore 2 tool To be able to confidently document observation readings To be able to confidently handover observation readings to health care professionals    Tuesday 20th September 11:00 – 12:00 Click here to book

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