Health and Social Care Short Courses

  • Autism - Understanding Autism | 1 Day | £38.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    1. Suspected causes of ASD’s including Asperger Syndrome and other related conditions
    2. The range of associated conditions
    3. The emotional and behavioural effects of an ASD
    4. Appropriate ways of interacting and supporting people with Autism
    5. Introduction to Positive Behaviour Support processes for people with an ASD
  • Autism Awareness | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    1. Suspected causes of ASD’s including Asperger Syndrome and other related conditions
    2. The range of associated conditions
    3. The emotional and behavioural effects of an ASD
    4. Appropriate ways of interacting and supporting people with Autism
  • Bedrails and Falls Management | 1 Day | £38.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    Detailed with developmental exercises

    1. Why people fall
    2. What can be done to reduce the likelihood a falls
    3. What can be done to reduce the severity of injury
    4. Actions to take after a person has had a fall
    5. When should bed rails be considered
    6. The safety aspects and risks of bed rails
  • Bedrails and Falls Management | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    An overview for staff needing a basic awareness

    1. Why people fall
    2. What can be done to reduce the likelihood a falls
    3. What can be done to reduce the severity of injury
    4. Actions to take after a person has had a fall
    5. When should bed rails be considered
    6. The safety aspects and risks of bed rails
  • Care Planning and Recording | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    1. What is a Care Plan
    2. What is a Support Plan
    3. How to develop appropriate Care and Support Plans
    4. Keeping Care and Support Plans up-to-date
  • Challenging Behaviour Awareness | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    1. What is challenging behaviour
    2. Understanding behaviour escalation
    3. Understanding how to recognise and manage escalating behaviour
  • Challenging Behaviour In Depth Including Break-Aways | 2 Days | £66.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    1. What is challenging behaviour
    2. Understanding behaviour escalation
    3. Understanding how to recognise and manage escalating behaviour
    4. Developing behaviour management programmes
    5. Positive Behaviour Support processes
    6. Safe break away and intervention techniques
  • Challenging Behaviour Management | 1 Day | £38.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    1. What is challenging behaviour
    2. Understanding behaviour escalation
    3. Understanding how to recognise and manage escalating behaviour
    4. Developing behaviour management programmes
  • Clinical Governance | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    1. Assessment of current levels of understanding of clinical governance
    2. The history of clinical governance
    3. Principles behind the concept of clinical governance
    4. The tools of clinical governance
  • Dementia - Understanding Dementia | 1 Day | £38.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    1. The causes of Dementia and the related illnesses
    2. The prevalence in modern society
    3. The range of associated conditions
    4. The role of the care worker in supporting someone with Dementia
    5. Modern support approaches
    6. Treatments and therapies
  • Dementia and Nutrition | 1 Day | £38.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    1. The causes of Dementia and related illnesses
    2. The prevalence in modern society
    3. The range of associated conditions
    4. The needs of people with Dementia
    5. The role of the care worker in supporting someone with Dementia
    6. Nutrition and Hydration issues and needs
  • Dementia Awareness | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    1. The causes of Dementia and the related illnesses
    2. The prevalence in modern society
    3. The range of associated conditions
    4. The role of the care worker in supporting someone with Dementia
  • Diabetes Awareness | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    1. The different types of Diabetes
    2. The common causes of Diabetes
    3. The common symptoms of Diabetes
    4. Treatments for Diabetes
  • Epilepsy Awareness | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    1. What epilepsy is and its related causes
    2. The different types of seizures and their various effects
    3. Know what you should do during and after a seizure
    4. Understand what a person with epilepsy may be capable of doing in their day-to-day life
    5. Know how to effectively record details of a seizure
    6. Understand the basics of first aid after a seizure
  • Equality and Diversity | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    1. What equality, diversity, inclusion and discrimination mean
    2. How discrimination can occur in your workplace
    3. How to ensure that you work in an inclusive and non-discriminatory way
    4. How to challenge discrimination in a positive way
    5. How to access further advice and information
  • Gastrostomy Care | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    Delivered as a half day theory session.

    1. What is a Gastrostomy (PEG, Nasal, Jejunostomy)?
    2. How does it work?
    3. The risks associated with a P.E.G.
    4. The correct processes for cleaning and disinfection.
  • Infection Prevention and Control | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    1. The legislative requirements for infection prevention and control
    2. Routes and transmission agents of infections
    3. Practices to reduce the risk of infection spread
  • Learning Difficulties Awareness | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    1. What are Learning Difficulties
    2. What are the effects of learning difficulties
    3. Effective processes for supporting someone with a learning difficulty
  • Mediation and Negotiation | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    1. What equality, diversity, inclusion and discrimination mean
    2. How discrimination can occur in your workplace
    3. How to ensure that you work in an inclusive and non-discriminatory way
    4. How to challenge discrimination in a positive way
    5. How to access further advice and information
  • Mental Capacity Act and DOLS Awareness | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    Overview for staff needing a basic awareness

    1. What the Mental Capacity Act 2005 is
    2. The 5 statutory principles of the Act
    3. How the Mental Capacity Act impacts on the role of the worker
  • Mental Capacity Act and DOLS In Depth | 1 Day | £38.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    Detailed with developmental exercises.

    1. What the Mental Capacity Act 2005 is
    2. The 5 statutory principles of the Act
    3. How the Mental Capacity Act impacts on the role of the worker
    4. How to record and report to comply with the requirements of the Act
    5. What needs to be done when making decisions in someone’s best interest
    6. How the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards impact on service users and staff
  • Mental Health Awareness | 1 Day | £38.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    Detailed with developmental exercise

    1. The common Mental Health issues
    2. The common signs and symptoms
    3. How to identify risk and outline practical responses
    4. The Care Programme Approach and the support available
    5. Identify ways to support and promote Mental Well-being
    6. Behavioural issue and management processes
  • Mental Health Awareness | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    An overview for staff needing a basic awareness

    1. The common Mental Health issues
    2. The common signs and symptoms
    3. How to identify risk and outline practical responses
    4. The Care Programme Approach and the support available
    5. Identify ways to support and promote Mental Well-being
    6. Behavioural issue and management processes
  • Moving and Manual Handling | 1 Day | £38.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    Detailed for inexperienced or new staff.

    1. Be aware of the legal implications and aspects of manual handling
    2. Understand the basic anatomy of the spine
    3. Understand the need to care of the spine
    4. Understand how to Risk Assess and Problem Solve moving and assisting issues
    5. Be aware of unsafe and inappropriate practices
    6. Be aware of the need to show respect for a person being moved
    7. Be able to demonstrate competence in a range of practical skills (relevant to job roll)
  • Moving and Manual Handling Update | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    A refresher for experienced staff.

    1. Be aware of the legal implications and aspects of manual handling
    2. Understand the basic anatomy of the spine
    3. Understand the need to care of the spine
    4. Understand how to Risk Assess and Problem Solve moving and assisting issues
    5. Be aware of unsafe and inappropriate practices
    6. Be aware of the need to show respect for a person being moved
    7. Be able to demonstrate competence in a range of practical skills (relevant to job roll)
  • Palliative Care and End of Life Awareness | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    1. Palliative support for the terminally ill client
    2. Coping with end of life
    3. The grieving process and how this can affect people and themselves
    4. How to support service users and others with their grief
    5. Some of the legal and practical processes involved following a death
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Care | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers the theory:

    1. What is a P.E.G
    2. How does it work
    3. The risks associated with a P.E.G
    4. The correct processes for cleaning and disinfection
  • Person-Centred Approaches Awareness | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    An overview for staff needing a basic awareness.

    1. What is a Person-Centred Approach
    2. How to adapt to a personalised care approach
    3. The difference between Service Led and Client Led care
    4. How to develop a PCA programme
  • Person-Centred Approaches In Depth | 1 Day | £38.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    Detailed with developmental exercises.

    1. What is a Person-Centred Approach
    2. How to adapt to a personalised care approach
    3. The difference between Service Led and Client Led care
    4. How to develop a PCA programme
  • Positive Behaviour Support | 1 Day | £38.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    Detailed with developmental exercises

    1. What is Positive Behaviour Support
    2. Who is a PBS approach suitable to
    3. How does it improve the lives of people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Learning Difficulty
    4. How to develop a PBS programme
  • Positive Behaviour Support | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    An overview for staff needing a basic awareness

    1. What is Positive Behaviour Support
    2. Who is a PBS approach suitable to
    3. How does it improve the lives of people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Learning Difficulty
    4. How to develop a PBS programme
  • Pressure Sore Awareness | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    1. The main structures and functions of the skin
    2. What a pressure ulcer is
    3. Risk factors and causes of pressure ulcer development
    4. Common sites associated with pressure ulcers
    5. Good support processes to reduce the risks of developing pressure ulcers
  • Safe Administration of Medication | 1 Day | £38.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers in detail:

    1. Legislation and guidance that controls administration, storage and disposal of medicines
    2. Understand roles, responsibilities and limitations
    3. Understand safe practice in the administration of medicines
  • Safe Handling of Medicines Awareness | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    1. Legislation and guidance that controls administration, storage and disposal of medicines
    2. Understand roles, responsibilities and limitations
    3. Understand safe practice in the administration of medicines
  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adult/Children Awareness | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    An overview for staff needing a basic awareness.

    1. Types of harm and abuse
    2. Factors that may make someone more vulnerable to harm or abuse
    3. Common features of perpetrator behaviour and grooming
    4. Correct actions to take if harm or abuse is suspected, disclosed or alleged
    5. How and when to report any concerns about abuse, poor or discriminatory practice, resources or operational difficulties
    6. What to do if you have reported concerns but no action is taken to address them
  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adult/Children In Depth | 1 Day | £38.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    Detailed with developmental exercises.

    1. Types of harm and abuse
    2. Factors that may make someone more vulnerable to harm or abuse
    3. Common features of perpetrator behaviour and grooming
    4. Correct actions to take if harm or abuse is suspected, disclosed or alleged
    5. How and when to report any concerns about abuse, poor or discriminatory practice, resources or operational difficulties
    6. What to do if you have reported concerns but no action is taken to address them
    7. Key point about local systems and multi-disciplinary procedures that relate to safeguarding and protection from harm and abuse
    8. How to protect yourself and others from harm and abuse when in a work setting or working alone
  • Spinal Injury Awareness | 1 Day | £38.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    1. Understand the anatomy and physiology of the normal spine.
    2. Understand the different sites, types and complications of spinal cord injuries.
    3. Develop a knowledge of the care and management of a client with a spinal injury through a person centred approach.
    4. Understand monitoring and support processes around issues such Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD), Pressure Area Care, Bladder and Bowel Management.
  • Stroke Awareness | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    1. The causes and effects of a stroke
    2. How to recognise the signs of a stroke
    3. How to assist someone during a stroke
    4. Prevention and rehabilitation
  • Support and Care Planning | 1 Day | £38.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    Detailed with developmental exercises

    1. What is a Care Plan
    2. What is a Support Plan
    3. How to develop appropriate Care and Support Plans
    4. Keeping Care and Support Plans up-to-date
  • Support and Care Planning | Half Day | £21.00 Open or Close

    Course content covers:

    An overview for staff needing a basic awareness

    1. What is a Care Plan
    2. What is a Support Plan
    3. How to develop appropriate Care and Support Plans
    4. Keeping Care and Support Plans up-to-date