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Care and Control

BILD accredited and our other courses are aimed at services for adults and children with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorder and challenging behaviours.

Adapted courses are also available for mental health services including services for elderly people with dementia. The courses are carefully designed to deliver appropriate and safe solutions when supporting people with difficult or challenging behaviour

Level 2 training can be delivered as an e-learning course thus reducing the required length of Level 3 and 4 courses by 1 day.

All our courses are certified.

Training in Challenging Behaviour & Physical Interventions (BILD Accredited) Duration
Level 1 - Challenging Behaviour (Theory) ~ TBA

Theory including understanding challenging behaviour.

Level 2 - Challenging Behaviour (Theory) + Designing Strategies + De-escalation ~ 1 Day

Theory including understanding challenging behaviour, designing individual reactive strategies, de-escalation skills, the law and physical interventions

Level 3 - Challenging Behaviour (Theory) + Breakaway ~ 2 Days

Theory (as per Level 2) + Breakaway Skills

Target group: staff providing care, support or other services to individuals with challenging behaviours

Course content: Legal Perspectives. Policies, procedures and documentation. Causes of challenging behaviours including violence and aggression. Acceptability of procedures. The low arousal approach - SPACED. Passive avoidance strategies. Breakaway techniques. Behaviour management strategies - Developing Individual Reactive Strategies.

Level 4 - Challenging Behaviour (Theory) + Breakaway + Restrictive PI ~ 3 Days

Theory (as per level 2) + breakaway skills + restrictive physical intervention skills (restraint)

Target group: staff providing care, support or other services to individuals with challenging behaviours

Course content: Legal Perspectives. Policies, procedures and documentation. Causes of challenging behaviours including violence and aggression. Acceptability of procedures. The low arousal approach - SPACED. Passive avoidance strategies. Breakaway techniques. Behaviour management strategies - Developing Individual Reactive Strategies. Restrictive physical intervention skills.

BILD Trainer Development ~ 5 Days

A 5 day course that equips the successful candidate with the necessary skills to deliver Timian Training's BILD accredited courses to staff within their own organisation. Successful participants can deliver our BILD Accredited Course within their employing organisation.

Course Content: An intensive delivery of the course content up to Level 4 including learning and practicing the physical skills. An indepth exploration of the theoretical basis of the training. An indepth exploration of the legal, ethical and philosophical aspects of the training. Familiarisation with the resources and materials provided for trainers. Teaching and assessing course participants including the dynamics of teaching physical skills to a group. Presentation skills. Addressing concerns and the failure of participants to complete training. Self-assessment. External assessment.

 

Other Care and Control Courses Duration
Challenging Behaviour Training for Carers ~ 1 Day

A course covering many of the theoretical components of our BILD accredited courses together with a small range of breakaway skills.

  • A overview of the philosophy behind Timian Training
  • Defining Challenging Behaviour
  • Exploring Causes
  • Overview of causes and contributory factors
  • Developing Individualised Strategies
  • Individual Reactive Strategies
  • The Low Arousal Approach – SPACED
  • De-escalation skills
  • Diversion / Distraction techniques
  • Legal Aspects of Physical Intervention
  • Passive Avoidance
  • Alternatives to RPI
  • Breakaway Skills

 

Lone Worker Safety Awareness ~ 1 Day

A course aimed at raising awareness of risk, risk assessment, designing safe systems of work and giving practical advice and skills in conflict management and de-escalation

  • Health & Safety Issues
  • Risk Assessment
  • Understanding Violence & Aggression
  • The Low Arousal Approach (SPACED)
  • Managing & Reducing Risks
  • Guidelines for Staff
  • Legal aspects of Self Defense

 

Lone Worker Safety Awareness + Breakaway ~ 2 Days

The Lone Worker Safety Awareness combined with breakaway skills training: techniques that are effective, simple to use and as safe as possible for both you and the client

Understanding and Supporting People with Autistic Spectrum Disorder ~ 1 Day

A workshop for direct care staff

Session One: Introduction - The first session of the day will cover a brief introduction to the course and its aims. The main focus will be on looking at the history of Autism and its meaning to those which are affected by the condition and to understand the definitions used in relation to the topic.

Session Two: Causes and Understanding - Session two will look at possible causes and the diagnostic process. The aim of this session is to build on the participant’s knowledge of the causes and effects of Autism on individuals. The different types of Autism will be examined as well as the Autistic triad of impairment.

Session Three: Strengths and Needs - In the third session, participants will look at the strengths and needs of those with Autism. It will focus on the sending and receiving of messages and the understanding and interpretation of information. The aim of this session is to develop an understanding of how Autistic people view the world and communicate.

Session Four: Working Practice - The final session of the day will look at ways in which staff members can support someone with Autism. Participants shall be given the opportunity to share experiences and develop new ideas and approaches in response to supporting people with Autism.

Community Care - Facilitating Community Access and Participation for People with Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviours ~ 1 Day

A workshop for direct care staff. A course aimed at exploring practical solutions for enabling community access for adults with LD and challenging behaviours.

Session One: Introduction - The first session of the day will cover a brief introduction to the course and its aims. The main focus will be on looking at the different reasons of why participants should run community activities and also the benefits to the clients while in these situations. This will be done through discussions and group work and participants will get the chance to share their experiences.

Session Two
: Effects of Challenging Behaviour - Session two will look more closely at the groups of people who the course participants support and in particular examine the various reasons why challenging behaviour occurs and specifically, how this will impact on community visits. The participants will take part in whole group and small group activities and build on their understanding of the effects of potential challenging behaviour while working in the community.

Session Three: Planning Activities - In the third session, participants will look at the recognition of potential violence and how this relates to community work i.e how understanding triggers can be used to avoid potential challenges. The group will move on to look at how planning for community visits can impact on the whole outcome of the situation. Participants will be encouraged to use past experience and case studies to look at the different aspects of planning and the thought processes involved.

Session Four: Things to remember - The final session of the day will look at the importance of risk assessments and what should be involved when writing risk assessments. The aim of the session is to remind the participants of the safety aspects to take into consideration when taking part in community visits and the overall benefits to all those involved.

Mental Health & Learning Disabilities (Dual Diagnosis) ~ 1 Day

A workshop for direct care staff

Sexuality and Learning Disabilities ~ ½ Day

A workshop for direct care staff. Explores the issue of sexuality for staff supporting people with learning disabilities. This course is designed to highlight the issues that care staff and support workers may encounter when working with the person they support. The course will focus on four main sessions and aim to give understanding and explanations on the issues of sexuality when supporting people who have additional needs.

Session One: Will look at what are the perceptions that surround this topic. The aim of this session is to look at how we learn what is “normal” and how this can affect our judgements and beliefs.

Session Two: The course will then look at what are the issues surrounding this subject. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss difficult situations that may occur and highlight the issues of discussing sexuality with the people that they support.

Session Three: Will focus on what is the staff member’s role when dealing with sexuality issues. It will aim to provide useful advice and guidance when supporting someone in this aspect of their care and will briefly cover some of the “do’s and don’ts”.

Session Four: In the final session the course will look at ways in which sexuality issues can be dealt with in a way that protects both staff members and the people that they support. It will look at policies and procedures as well as aspects of care planning.

The course also includes an interactive workbook with tasks inside that aim to enhance the learning experience of course participants and it also contains the basic elements of the course with spaces alongside for additional notes

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