Bespoke Courses

Behaviour Modification

For carers, managers, service users, residents, clients and families.  Behaviour can change when in care.  This course aims to show how we can adapt our behaviour and change the behaviour of others.

Delivery: Lecture and role play

Assessment:  Group discussion

Duration:  2 hours

 


Care Planning and Risk Assessment

Tips on best practice in compiling and maintaining care plans and risk assessment – Person Centred Planning.

Delivery: Seminar

Assessment:  Completion of workbook

Duration:  2 hours

 


CPR Training

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation of adults and children incorporating chest compressions and life saver breaths.  Using BVM (Ambu-bag) and AED (defibrillator).  This course also covers choking and severe allergic reaction and application of Epi-Pen.

Delivery: Demonstration

Assessment:  Assessment Sheet and Practical

Duration:  1 1/2 hours


Customer Care in Care

To identify the barriers to effective customer care.  To identify improvements we can make to our customer care.

Delivery: Seminar

Assessment:  Completion of workbook

Duration:  2 hours

 


Death, Dying and Bereavement Awareness

The psychological process involved in dealing with death, basic strategies for dealing with the bereaved.

Delivery: Presentation

Assessment:  Group discussion & checklist

Duration:  2 hours

 


Dementia Awareness

To provide a general understanding of dementia.  To understand how dementia may affect the client, their family and the client group.  To recognise the different types of dementia, and appreciate the main signs and symptoms.  To implement a person centred care approach to clients with dementia.  To understand how behaviour is a form of communication.  To contribute to effective two-way communication with individuals with dementia.

Delivery: Presentation

Assessment:  Completion of workbook

Duration:  2 hours

 


Diabetes Awareness

Symptoms and causes of diabetes, how to deal with the disease in short and long term.

Delivery: Presentation

Assessment:  Short answer question paper

Duration:  2 hours

 


Dignity & Personalisation in Care

For carers, senior carers and mangers wishing to share best practice and improve efficiency

and allowing clients their own dignity and care within the care setting.

Delivery:  Formal lecture and presentation

Assessment:  Short answer questions and discussion

Duration:  2 hours

 


Effective Leadership

Leadership styles, appropriate use of leadership and ways of influencing behaviour.

Delivery: Presentation

Assessment:  Seminar discussion

Duration:  2 hours

 


Epilepsy Awareness

Symptoms and causes of epilepsy, medication and its effects

Delivery: Presentation

Assessment:  Completion of workbook

Duration:  2 hours

 


Equality and Diversity

Raise awareness of the differences and similarities that exist between people.  To explore some of the underlying reasons for human behaviour that can result in people being treated differently.  To learn the underlying concepts of “equality and diversity” including “stereotype”, “prejudice” and “discrimination”.  To provide the basic information about UK anti-discrimination law.  To understand your rights and responsibilities under the law and employers’ policies.  To enable you to treat people with dignity and respect.  Explore some of the ways people think differently and understand how this can contribute to the perpetuation of stereotypes and prejudices.  Identify ways to challenge the way we think about valuing diversity in employment.

Delivery: Lecture

Assessment:  Group discussion

Duration:  2-5 hours over one or two sessions

 


First Aid Awareness

Basic first aid including bleeding, stroke, fracture, heart attack and burns.

Delivery: Presentation and demonstration

Assessment:  Practical assessment and short answer paper

Duration:  2 hours

 


Food Hygiene

Introduction to food hygiene

Delivery: Presentation

Assessment:  Short answer paper

Duration:  2 hours

 


Health and Safety Awareness

Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974

The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999

The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992

Duties of Employers and employees

Delivery: Presentation

Assessment:  Multiple choice questions

Duration:  2 hours

 


Infection Control

Understand the definition of infection and colonisation.  Appreciate the need to wash your hands regularly.  Recognise colour coding of laundry and waste disposal systems.  Understand the need for PPE.  Understand the methods of decontamination.  Understand direct and indirect contamination

Delivery: Lecture and presentation

Assessment:  Group practical and short answer paper

Duration:  2 hours

 


Introduction to the Adult Social Care Sector

Define adult social care.  Outline the different types of adult social care support and their purpose.  Examples of who would access different types of adult social care support

Delivery: Presentation

Assessment:  Seminar

Duration:  2 hours

 


Introduction to the Values and Principles of Adult Social Care

Key values and principles of adult social care, why adult social care workers need to

promote these values at all times.  Identifying areas where own values and principles may

conflict with those of adult social care.

Delivery: Lecture

Assessment:  Group discussion

Duration:  2 hours

 


Mental Capacity Act with Deprivation of Liberties

Explore the background of the Mental Capacity Act.  Understand Service Users’ and Carers’ views.  Explore whose work will be affected by the Mental Capacity Act.  Understand the Screening process and what triggers assessment.  Understand how to assess for capacity.  Explore Equality & Fairness Issues.  Are planning & delivery.  How to use the Mental Capacity Act in planning discharge.  Explore the 5 core principles of the act.  Understand the access to information requirements.  Understand the role of The Court of Protection.  How to improve practice – confidentiality.  Understand Best Interest decisions.  Understand the role of the Independent Mental Capacity advocates.  Explore disagreements and how they might be resolved.  How to record decisions about capacity.  Explore the role of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) and Deputies.  Understand the practical implications of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards legislation.

Delivery: Presentation followed by seminar

Assessment:  Completion of workbooks

Duration:  2-6 hours

 


Moving and Assisting

To give an overview and ensure understanding of current legislation

To look at the anatomy of the spine and good back care

Demonstrate one correct technique for supporting to move a person

Delivery: Presentation

Assessment:  Group practical activities and short answer paper

Duration:  2 hours

 


Non Verbal Communication in the Workplace

Body language, how to interpret and react.  Methods of using NVC to improve verbal communication.

Delivery: Presentation

Assessment:  Role play

Duration:  2 hours

 


Nutrition

To understand the swallowing reflex.  To recognise signs and symptoms of swallowing difficulties.  To understand how to support Service Users with eating and drinking.  To understanding of the importance of reporting difficulties experienced by Service Users with eating and drinking.

Delivery: Presentation

Assessment:  Group practical

Duration:  2 hours

 


Positive Behaviour

Raise awareness of challenging behaviour.  Recognise causes and types of challenging behaviour.  Identify strategies to deal with the client presenting challenging behaviour

Delivery: Lecture and seminar

Assessment:  Completion of workbook

Duration:  2 hours

 


Recording and Reporting

What to report and how.  Including risk assessment, SOVAC , RIDDOR, medication, care plans.

Delivery: Presentation

Assessment:  Short answer paper

Duration:  2 hours

 


Report Writing

To enable you to write reports in a professional manner.  To understand how effective use of grammar can create the right impression and add impact to your report.  Key points and legislative requirements to include in report writing.

Delivery: Presentation

Assessment:  Completion of workbook

Duration:  2 hour

 


Safe Handling of Medicines

Explain the legislation that controls prescribing, dispensing, administration storage and disposal of medicines.  Identify the legal framework – how organisation’s policies and procedures reflect these.  Identify the classification of medicines.  Describe the process by which medicines are prescribed, dispensed, obtained by the individual and the worker’s role in this process.

Delivery: Presentation

Assessment:  Group practical activity

Duration:  2 hours

 


SOVAC Awareness

To provide a definition of Abuse.  To understand the different categories of Abuse.  To understand the importance of SOVAC.  To understand the whistle blowing process.  To understand how to respond and report Abuse.  To understand the need for worker relationships.

Delivery: Presentation

Assessment:  Short answer paper and case studies

Duration:  2 hours