Other Courses

Understanding Dementia

This course provides a broad understanding of the different types and characteristics of dementia and the importance of getting an accurate diagnosis. It considers how staff approach can impact on a person’s experience of dementia.

We also delivery training in Dementia and Downs syndrome.

Behaviours that challenge

This course helps learning to understand why people display challenging behaviours, the stages of emotional arousal and strategies to managing challenging behaviour.

Mental Capacity Act/Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

This course examines issues around capacity and consent set within the legal framework. It considers when capacity should be tested and the application process for DoLS.

Medicines awareness

This course, accredited with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, looks at all aspects of medication within a variety of care and support settings. It covers the legislation and best practice guidance for managing medication together with safe administration, receipt, storage and disposal.

We also offer the following:

•           NCFE accredited Safe Handling of Medicines level 2 Certificate 

•           A 4 day train the trainer course in person-centred medicines management with a competency toolkit. (booked through OPTIMUM)

Food safety

This course provides delegates with a basic understanding of safe food hygiene practice. It looks at legal requirements, handling, preparing, storage, cooking and disposal of food.

We also deliver the CIEH accredited Level 2 Award in Food Safety (full day)

Record keeping

This course identifies the importance of records in the Health and Social Care setting within the legal context. It will also cover how to write good records and what poor records look like.

Person centred approaches

This course introduces the delegates to the principles of person centred care and support and the values which underpin this approach. It considers the benefits of risk taking, active participation, and what is important to the person and for the person.

Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

This course explores the definitions of equality, diversity and inclusion and their relevance within health and social care. It encourages delegates to consider the impact of discrimination and how EDI can be promoted in the workplace.

Care Certificate

The care certificate was introduced in April 2015 as a mandatory requirement for all new workers. It is intended to improve knowledge and competency of health and social care workers.