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Common Induction Standards

The aim of the course is to give care workers a comprehensive induction in the core elements of their role.

  • Role of the Health and Social Care Worker
  • Personal Development
  • Equality and Inclusion
  • Principles for Implementing Duty of care

Our qualified trainers will go through each of the eight sessions step by step, using a variety of learning tools, including group discussions, practical elements, role play and handouts so that candidates gain understanding and confidence. The candidate’s understanding is assessed at the end of each individual element.

The course is continuously updated to comply with Care Quality Commission requirements and is mapped to the Skills For Care Refreshed Standards 2010.

Diabetes Awareness

Candidates attending this course will gain knowledge of:

  • Types of diabetes
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Causes and risk factors
  • Myths around diabetes
  • Who is at risk
  • Treatment
  • How to live with diabetes

By the end of the session candidates will know the differences between Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia and the actions that should be taken for each. They will be shown how to monitor blood glucose levels and learn the self-help actions that people diagnosed with diabetes can take

Emergency First Aid

The aim of this course is to enable all candidates to take charge of the situation when a person is injured or becomes ill – until more appropriate assistance arrives.

The course is a mixture of theoretical and practical elements. The course includes:

  • The role of the First Aider/ Appointed Person
  • Legislation – including Health & Safety at Work Act
  • Accident Recording and RIDDOR
  • First Aid Kits
  • Prioritising Casualties
  • Primary/Secondary Assessment
  • Resuscitation
  • Recovery Position
  • Basic Life Support
  • Choking
  • Shock
  • Bleeding

This is a one day course and candidates wishing to attend should be aware that the course has a practical element to it where they will be demonstrating the recovery position and CPR techniques

Dementia Awareness

Candidates trained specifically in dementia care have been shown to provide a better quality of life for people in residential and domiciliary care.

This three hour training session focuses on developing dementia care skills. The course aims to:

  • Identify the various types of dementia
  • Explore Person Centred Care
  • Show how to encourage independence
  • Show how communication is affected
  • Show how nutrition & exercise play their part
  • Demonstrate ways to keep people safe
  • Encourage changes in lifestyle
  • Provide strategies for coping with changed behaviour

Candidates are also taught to be aware of some of the symptoms that are mistaken for early onset dementia. The course is also suitable for relatives involved in the care of family members. Below are some of the topics to be covered which are of paramount importance to health of an individual ;

Hypertension

Stroke

Heart Failure