Dementia Awareness – This course identifies the most common forms of dementia and their symptoms. It covers the effect on the individual’s cognitive skills and communication. A person-centred approach is encouraged and practical strategies are explored for carers to support individuals living with dementia in accordance with current best practice. Carers’ responsibilities under the Mental Capacity Act will be clarified.
Safeguarding Adults – This course clarifies the carer’s duty of care and responsibilities under the Care Act 2014 and how they promote the Six Principles of Safeguarding. Carers are trained to recognise potential signs of harm and abuse and the process by which they are to report and record it. It summarises the role played by the Local Authority Safeguarding Adults Policies and Procedures in relation to abuse.
Moving and Handling of People – This predominantly practical course covers the provisions of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and ensures carers have the essential skills and knowledge to safely move people with the aid of equipment in order to prevent injury to themselves and the person being moved. Our training suite is fully equipped with an extensive range of equipment.
Paediatric and Adult First Aid – The Paediatric First Aid course is designed to train individuals to provide immediate first aid care to infants and children. This course also includes adult essential skills in basic life support as they differ from the skills of the infant and child. The Adult Emergency Class sizes are small and multiple manikins are provided to enable maximum learner participation.
Health and Safety Awareness – This course clarifies the employees and the employer’s responsibilities under The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. This includes the issues of risk assessment and management within the work environment, accident reporting and the control of substances hazardous to health.
Infection Prevention and Control – This course summarises the legislation that governs infection control. It defines what infection is, how it is caused and how it may spread. It covers the standard precautions and organisational procedures put in place to minimise the risk of infection.
Safe Administration of Medication – This course clarifies the main provisions of legislation relating to the administration of medication. Learners will be taught safe storage, administration, security and disposal of medication in addition to the effective recording of administration and the reporting of issues concerning medication.
Risk Assessment and Management – This course summarises the employee and the employer’s responsibilities under Health and Safety legislation in relation to risk assessment. Learners will be taught how to define Risk and how to follow the Health and Safety Executive’s Five Stage Approach to Risk Assessment. Practical activities are undertaken in the context of the care environment and linked to care plans. Learners will learn Risk Management procedures and how to identify practical measures by which to minimise risk.
Fire Safety – This course clarifies the employee and the employer’s responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Learners will be trained in risk assessment within the work environment with regard to preventing fire. The causes of fire, effective evacuation procedures and employee course of action in event of a fire are also covered.
Nutrition and Well-Being of Adults at Risk – This course identifies the constituents of a well-balanced diet and why and how carers should monitor the diet of individuals. A range of issues which affect dietary requirements are detailed, including some common medical conditions. Carers are encouraged to consider the factors involved in the presentation of food and how to create a positive mealtime environment.
Food Safety Awareness – This course is in line with the requirements of the Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995. It provides employees with the knowledge and skills essential for safe handling, preparation and storage of food. The course explains how food poisoning is caused and how the risks of it can be eliminated.
Communication and Record Keeping – Learners will explore the components of communication, the different forms that communication may take, common barriers to communication and techniques for ensuring effective communication. Learners are made aware of their responsibilities under the General Data Protection Regulations 2018. The course details the importance of keeping accurate records and the various formats by which records are kept. Learners will appreciate how information can be shared with others and the conventions they should adopt. In addition, they will cover the importance of confidentiality and the situations wherein confidentiality may need to be breached in the best interest of the individual concerned.
Challenging Behaviour – This course will enable learners to identify challenging behaviours and the factors which may influence them. Learners will be supported to design relevant interventions and care plans to prevent problems arising and to promote positive behaviours.
Palliative / End of Life Care – This course is designed to ensure that learners have a clear understanding of Palliative Care and End of Life Care including Advance Care Planning, Communication Skills, Symptom Management and Support. It explains how learners can ensure their practice is in accordance with the Five Priorities for Care of the Dying.