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Essential Care Training Managed for you

Our essential care training packages allow you to pick and mix a number of courses to meet the needs of your organisation and your individual staff We will help you to prepare individual training plans, track the training we deliver for you, keep CPD records for your staff and provide certificates for all courses. Full records will be maintained of all training undertaken to support you in meeting CQC workforce specific requirements for training.

Mandatory training is not funded through the Skills Funding Agency, so there may be a cost for some courses such as First Aid and Food Safety qualifications. Please confirm current prices with our office on 0113 2396540.

Food Safety in the Workplace

This course provides a basic awareness of food hygiene and includes: legislation and policy on food handling; causes of food poisoning; cross contamination; personal hygiene; dress codes; cleaning and temperature control; pests etc.

Food and Nutrition for Older People

This course provides a basic awareness of food and nutrition requirements of older people, including advice on types of food, how to provide the help and encouragement they need to eat a balanced diet.

Equality and Diversity

This qualification has been developed for learners who wish to gain a basic understanding of equality and diversity and to explore the attitudes and barriers people face and identify how they can be prevented.

Health and Safety Awareness

This course is a brief and basic overview of the legislation, policy and practice that relates to RIDDOR, COSHH and Fire Awareness.

Moving and Handling People

The aims and objectives of this course are to give staff information and training in Moving and Handling People. It covers areas such as legislation, safe moving and handling techniques, moving people and the importance of good posture.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

This course will enable the care worker to explore the legislation, policy and procedures that relate to the safeguarding of vulnerable people. It will be of particular interest to residential and domiciliary care workers including: carers, supervisors, trainers and managers working with older people; vulnerable adults and service users living in their own home.

Fire Safety

The aims and objectives of this course are to give staff information and training in Fire Safety. It covers areas such as fire legislation, basic fire prevention,
causes of fire, evacuation procedures.

Customer Service

Quality customer care is an essential element of every successful care home and all staff should have a positive attitude towards customer service. The course covers topics such as personal service, effective communication, professional manner and the importance of confidentiality.

Emergency First Aid at Work for the Care Sector

Our First Aid course for the Care Sector will include training on basic first aid procedures covering recovery position, assessing dangerous situations, how and when to obtain help, contents of the first aid box, falls and fractures, heart attack, diabetes, strokes, unconsciousness, choking, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, bleeding and shock.

Infection Control for Care Settings

This course identifies good practice areas, the essential principles of infection control, hand hygiene, safe use of PPE, handling waste, sharps and spillages, reducing risks.

Cleaning Guidelines for Care Settings

This is an essential course for those involved in maintaining the cleanliness of care settings. It covers cleaning schedules, quality inspections, disinfection, sterilisation, PPE, hand hygiene, colour coding, risk categories.

Personalised Care Planning and Record Keeping

Personalised care planning aims to ensure that people with long term conditions are more involved in decisions about their care through a care planning discussion. It encompasses the legal requirements of record keeping, and the need for clear and coherent plans that can be followed by others.

Medicine Administration

Provides a basic understanding of medicine administration, including policies and procedures, legislations, types and routes of medication, safe working practices.

Legislation for Care Settings

Provides a basic understanding of key legislation for care settings including, Health and Safety Legislation, Food Safety Legislation, the Data Protection Act, Equality Legislation, Mental Health Legislation, DoLS, Care Standards.

Dealing with Challenging Behaviour

Provides a basic understanding of how to diususe and manage conflict in a care setting. Aggressive and challenging behaviour can happen at any time, which is why it is important to give care staff effective training, before something goes wrong.

Planning and running effective Meetings

Provides a good understanding of how to plan and run effective team meetings to get the best from your staff. Includes planning, record keeping, action points, and roles and responsibilities.

Training skills for trainers

Provides an understanding of how to support and train colleagues working towards essential care training.

An introduction to IT

Provides a basic understanding of using a computer for email, word processing and laying out letters or notices - course tailored to your specific needs and level of ability.