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Adult Care Training Courses

Adult Care training courses

Our Adult Care Training Courses are intended for managers and carers of adults and elderly people in the following areas:

  • Adults with Learning disabilities
  • Residential Older Peoples Homes
  • Nursing Homes
  • Domicilliary Care
  • Mental Health Services
  • Private and Independant Hospitals
  • Supported Housing
  • Daycare Centres


All our courses are certified.

Course Duration
Activity Co-ordinator's course ~ ½ Day

For NEW starters and existing staff to understand their role and responsibilities within the workplace to promote the principles of care, stimulating activities which are service user lead.  To enable service users to actively participate, to produce a working effective activities programme to meet all the diverse needs of service users within the home.  To meet CQC requirements for quality and safety.  To promote team work with other colleagues and outside agencies, record information and compile a social, inclusive complete care plan around culture, religion, activities, hobbies, interests, social inclusion. This is a 1/2 day and 1 full day course. 

Autism Awareness ~ ½ Day

Introduction to Autism, Asperger Syndrome, how to manage behaviours, communication, principles of care

Back 2 Basics ~ ½ Day

For NEW starters/carers who have never worked in the care sector and also staff who need an update on good practice in relation to "How to promote the service user's rights" and "Principles of Care" when supporting, enabling the service user to address and fulfill their personal hygiene, grooming, dressing and continence needs.

Communication, Effective Record Keeping ~ ½ Day

Induction Standard 4, Methods of communication - Verbal & Written/Record Keeping - reporting skills, Environments / Barriers, Data Protection / Confidentiality. Also how important communication is to each team member and service user's and outside agencies. The importance of using diverse communication methods and the importance of recording information to meet CQC requirements

Cultural Awareness ~ ½ Day

Diversity, Equal Opportunities, Communication, Stero-typing, Labelling, Anti-discrimination Awareness, Accessing Services, Information and Facilities

Dementia awareness ~ ½ Day

Introduction to Dementia Care, Different types of Dementia including Alzheimer's, Psychological, How to Manage to Behaviours / Challenging Behaviour, Communication and Recording Signs and Symptoms, Dignity and Safe Guarding, including the effects it has on the person and their care.

Deprivation Of Liberty Safeguards ~ ½ Day

What is it? Legal Criteria - DOLS, The application Process 1

Epilepsy Awareness ~ ½ Day

What is Epilepsy? Types of Epilepsy - Signs & Symptoms, How the person may feel before and after a seizure, What to do in the event of someone who is having a seizure, Importance of recording seizures, Policy

Equality and Diversity ~ ½ Day

To promote staff's awareness of Equality, Diversity, Equal Opportunity, and how to implement good practice within their role and responsibilities

Food and Nutrition ~ ½ Day

The importance of fluids, Risk of Dehydration, Normal fluid requirements, Assisting & encouraging fluids, Recording fluid intake & output, Importance of a Healthy diet, What is a healthy diet? Special Diets, Dietary needs of different cultures, Diet Supplements, Why some people have difficulty eating, Making mealtimes a pleasure

How to Manage Challenging Behaviour ~ ½ Day

Looking at triggers, behaviour management strategies, consistency, record keeping and complete accurate documentation to meet standards and requirements.  How to use your body language, and other diverse methods of communication to de-escalate an incident.  How to offer reassurance and support service user's using coping strategies and following risk assessments and ensuring the care plan is robust to support service user care.  Monitoring and evaluating and reflecting on practice.

Huntington's Disease, Eating & Drinking ~ ½ Day

The importance of preparing the service user prior to eating & drinking with reference to Personal Hygiene, Promoting Privacy: Dignity, Independence, Choice and Autonomy; Nutrition to promote health & well-being, Special considerations & Equipment, Recording & Reporting

Infection Control ~ ½ Day

Most commonly found infections including MRSA, C. Diff etc., Symptoms & Treatments, Control Measures / Management, P P E , Personal Hygiene, Waste Management, Control Teams / Support

Manual Handling of Persons and Load Management ~ 1 Day

The process of handling loads in the workplace. Load handling injuries and the activities which cause them. Load Handling assessment, Manual Handling Operations Regs 1992, Communication, considering different types of equipment eg hoists, moving & handling belts. Practical and Theory

Managing Continence ~ ½ Day

Introduction to Continence, What is it, Causes, Different Types, Managing Continence, Incorporating The Principles Of Care

Safe Handling, Administration and Disposal of Medication ~ ½ Day

Safe Storage, Disposing of Medicines, Record-keeping, PRN Medication, Minor Ailments, Controlled Drugs, Administration, Self-administration, Staff Training, Homely Remedies, Roles & Responsibilities, Policy & Procedures

Mental Capacity Act ~ ½ Day

What is it?, Who is it aimed at? How will it effect our service and Service User's? How do we implement it? Who's involved in the assessment and their roles?

Palliative care ~ ½ Day

Incorporating the Principles Of Care, Service User's/Patients Care Plan and any risk assessments, in line with your policy and procedure

Person Centred Planning ~ ½ Day

Service User Involvement - A Holistic Approach (Transition), Personal Needs, Physical Needs, Social, Emotional, Cultural, Spiritual, Food/Nutritional, Communication, Risks, Behaviour Management Support, including 7 Outcomes (adults) or 5 Outcomes (children)

Philosophy / Principles of Care - 5 and 7 Outcomes ~ ½ Day

Philosophy / Principles of care, the GSCC code of conduct. The 5 outcomes (for children) and 7 outcomes (for adults)

Pressure Care ~ ½ Day

Roles & Responsibilities, What is a Pressure Sore? Who gets them? Why your service users' may be vulnerable to pressure ulcers/sores, Areas of the skin that are vulnerable to pressure damage, How to inspect the skin and recognise skin changes, How you can prevent, relieve or reduce pressure sores, Treatment and care of pressure ulcers/sores, Where you can find more advice and help.

Principles of Care Inc Diversity & Cultural Awareness ~ ½ Day

Induction Standard 1, Dignity, Privacy, Confidentiality, 7 Outcomes (adults), 5 Outcomes (children), Independence, Rights, Stereotyping / Labelling, GSCC – 6 standards, Complaints, Choice, Role & Responsibilities

Quality Assurance Monitoring and Audits in line with NMCS and CQC or OFSTED ~ ½ Day

In line with Regulations 26 and 37 of the NMCS and CQC requirements or Children Services 33/34 Regulations in line with Ofsted requirements. Quarterly, Half Yearly or Annual Quality assurance Audits to give guidance and support prior to inspection and give an independent QA of your service.

Risk Assessment ~ ½ Day

Risk Assessment, Principles & Practice Awareness of client's Behaviour, Environment – Risks & Hazards PPE, Policy & Procedure, Meetings

Risk Management ~ ½ Day

Risk Assessment, Principles & Practice Awareness of client's Behaviour, Environment – Risks & Hazards PPE, Policy & Procedure, Meetings

Safe Guarding Adults Level 1 ~ ½ Day

Induction standard 5, What constitutes Abuse, Categories of Abuse, Signs & Symptoms, Respond/Record, Policy & Procedure, Awareness of Abuse, POVA (inc whistle blowing)

Safe Guarding Adults Level 2 ~ 1 Day

Induction standard 5, What constitutes Abuse, Categories of Abuse, Signs & Symptoms, Respond/Record, Policy & Procedure, Awareness of Abuse, POVA (inc whistle blowing). This is amore in depth course for managers.

Staff Supervision and Appraisal Training ~ ½ Day

Communication and Supportive Skills, Supervision / Appraisal, Time management & Setting Targets / Goals, Aide Memoirs, Recording Skills, Policy and Procedure / NMCS Requirements

Understanding The Organisation & the Role Of The Worker ~ ½ Day

Induction Standard 2, Your Role & Responsibilities, Job Description, Statement of Purpose, European Lifestyles - about us


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