Open course programme for 2018

Continuing to offer you access to both mandatory and enhanced skills training and including some brand new and newly-formatted short courses:

- Induction training supporting the Care Certificate

- Mandatory training for all staff and annual updates

- Clinical skills training and updates for Registered Nurses

Our open course programme offers a cost-effective option for all care staff, support workers, seniors, Registered Nurses and Managers to access robust, local and up-to-date training  - all delivered at Norwich venues by highly skilled trainers with many years of experience in health & social care.

Our company and training has been approved and endorsed by the Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support.



 date  course times outline price per person
 Monday 10th September

 Care Skills and Professional Practice

mapped to the Care Certificate Induction Standards
1-9 & 14
 9.00am - 4.30pm
For staff new (or returning) to a health & social care role: -Core values, communication and confidentiality -Duty of Care: responsibility, accountability -Professional boundaries-Equality & Diversity-The application of policies & procedures and correct record keeping-Promoting good nutrition and hydration to maintain health and wellbeing-Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disability-Person centred working,  £90 +vat
 Tuesday 11th September

 Safeguarding Adults

 Validated by the Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board.Level 2 Safeguarding Adults, mapped to Care Certificate Standard 10 and the mandatory training/annual updates required by the care sector. Also mapping to Standard 11 Safeguarding Children (level 1 equivalent) £45 +vat
 Tuesday 11th September 

 Health & Safety

Infection Control

Food Safety

Fire Safety

-Principles & responsibilities of Health & Safety at Work, Legislation and reporting (e.g. RIDDOR)(Standard 13) -Food safety and hygiene in the preparation and handling of food, to ensure that all food handlers control food safety risk. -Infection Control legislation; causes & spread of infections; correct handwashing procedures; PPE; safe disposal of clinical waste; dealing with spillages & laundries. (Standard 15)-Basic Fire Safety Awareness and principles of safe evacuation. £45 +vat
 Wednesday 12th September

 Moving & Handling and Falls Prevention

-Providing the mandatory training/annual updates required by CQC; to include legislation, risk assessment, back care, principles of safe moving & assisting.-Considering individual falls risk factors and how we can significantly reduce the risk of falling for clients whilst still promoting choice and independence. £45 +vat
 Wednesday 12th September

 Basic Life Support and 1st aid

Fulfilling the requirements of Standard 12 PLUS the mandatory training/annual updates required by CQC. Contents include CPR, & rescue breaths; administering first aid for choking, bleeding, shock, burns & scalds, minor injuries. Practical elements using resuscitation models & choking vest and demonstration AED (Defibrillator). £45 +vat
 Inclusive rate for 3-day programme above (10/11/12 September) £265 +vat p.p.
 Thursday 13th September

Medicines Management 

Mandatory training for all care staff responsible for administering medication to raise awareness of accountability and responsibility and encourage safe practice; to include the 7 ‘Rights’; safe administration, correct, storage & disposal; understanding side effects/contra-indications/adverse reactions. £45 +vat
                              Mon 17 - Wed 19 September

 Moving and Handling Train the Trainer

*limited places left!*

 9.00am-5.00pm daily A popular course at a superb venue allowing access and use of a wide range of m&h equipment & aids on day 2 for the practical elements: hoists (tracking & mobile), standaid, profiling bed, Vendlet  POA
 Tues 16 September

 Train the Trainer Update

 9.00am-5.00pm Day 2 available for established moving & handling trainers to complete their annual/biannual update - again with use of a wide range of equipment (as above) POA
 Friday 21st September

 Mental Health Disorders

 Due to changes in ways of working for MH services we are focusing on partnership working and continuing to raise awareness of mental health conditions. This course aims to provide staff with an awareness of mental health to be able to recognise signs & symptoms, to gain confidence and knowledge in communication, intervention and helping techniques. £49 +vat
 Friday 28th September

 Emergency First Aid at Work

A full day’s first aid training, offering extended practical elements (CPR, Recovery position, choking, AED) in a supportive environment, to develop knowledge and skills within your staff team and comply with the recommendations of the HSE. Mapped to the RQF this qualification/ certification is valid for 3 years £89 +vat
 Monday 8th October

 Restrictive Practice

Strategies and interventions to reduce the use of restrictive practices in organisational culture and to ensure any restrictive intervention is legally and ethically justified; to inform professional practice and identify positive behaviour support.  £49 +vat
 Thursday 18th October

 Early Warning Signs (NEWS2)

Endorsed by NHS England and NHS Improvement, NEWS2 is now the early warning system for identifying acutely ill patients, including those with sepsis. This course (for RNs & senior care staff) aims to help staff recognise early warning signs for several conditions and to be able to utilise NEWS2 documentation (evaluation, scoring, threshold and triggers, clinical response) £59 +vat
 Wednesday 24th October

 Assistive Technology

A rare opportunity for you to have hands-on access to a wide range of equipment and aids for daily living and see demonstrated many of the equipment, devices and systems available to support and encourage independent living; such as: Falls detectors, Care Assist, chair and bed sensors, epilepsy sensors, community alarms, memory loss assistance devices, Ekamove system, Vendlet -and many more! 
 Thursday 8th November

 Advanced Medication & Audit Training

Suitable for all Managers, senior staff or Nurses, providing a well-defined programme which will support, encourage and underpin ‘safe practice’ ; to refresh and discuss the key points in the care, control & administration of medicines and provide clear guidance re. correct documentation and safe record keeping, including care plans, risk assessments, audits etc. £89 +vat
 Mon 12th-Wed 14th November Induction & Mandatory training programme (see 10/11/12 September for programme)
 Thursday 15th November

 Medicines Management

Mandatory training for all care staff responsible for administering medication to raise awareness of accountability and responsibility and encourage safe practice; to include the 7 ‘Rights’; safe administration, correct, storage & disposal; understanding side effects/contra-indications/adverse reactions. £45 +vat
 Monday 19th November

 Respiratory Conditions, Ventilation and the Mechanics of Respiration

 Extremely useful for RNs/senior staff who work with and care for clients/patients with chronic lung conditions (e.g. COPD) or compromised lung function (e.g. neurological deficit, asthma, spinal injury)To include medications and correct administration of Oxygen therapy, Nebuliser therapy, Inhalers; basics of Ventilation: reasons for use and the different types of ventilation; plus ‘practical’ element for use of nebulisers, inhalers, peak flow meters; recording, reporting & documentation £59 +vat
 Friday 30th November

 Activity Co-Ordinators training

To help Activity Co-ordinators in the health and social care sector to be able to recognise and promote the potential benefits for engaging individuals in both daily and programmed activities; to increase confidence in the planning, delivery and evaluation of individual and group activities; how to evaluate, evidence and record the benefits this essential role plays in providing person-centred care and enhancing well-being of our clients. £49 +vat
 Thursday 6th December

 Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

training for Managers

 Discussing the full implications and necessities in adhering to the current safeguards and reporting systems in relation to capacity and deprivation of liberty:- the Act in detail, (Inc. Advance Directives, LPAs, Deputies, Court of Protection & IMCAs etc.) , the implications of the Act and awareness of the code of practice; legislation and your responsibilities & accountabilities-The 5 key principles of the MCA, when and how to test for capacity and when to refer on.-The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) including when to refer for authorisation, mapping to Safeguarding training;-The current Coroners position (updated 2017)-The practicalities of applying this legislation in the workplace and obtaining safeguarding authorisation as needed. £59 +vat
 Tuesday 11th December

 Moving & Handling Train the Trainer Update

 Our excellent venue for this course allows us to utilise and demonstrate a wide variety of equipment and aids for moving and assisting people safely.This update for M&H trainers will include a review of the principles of safe handling and current legislation plus up-to-date advice and guidelines.Full delegate participation and use of equipment will include:Assisted sit-stand-sit; Appropriate use of handling belts, wheelchairs and commodes, Mechanical standaids and Hoists (standing, fixed overhead, gantry), Profiling bed and Vendlet bed system 
 Places must be booked in advance and please note some courses have a maximum capacity limit and can get fully booked.




Full day courses include a free buffet lunch!

Places must be booked in advance and some courses are limited on group size -

please call us asap if you wish to reserve your place/places.

Open courses run dependent on minimum numbers, therefore we reserve the right to cancel should these not be reached. 7 days’ notice will be given with full refund option or alternative date offered.

For more details or to register your interest, please call us on 01603 611107 or send us a message using the form on this page. Please state which courses you are interested in.

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