First Aid

First Aid at Work / FAW Refreshers – To qualify/re-qualify employees to meet the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) – For those staff who support the First Aiders and to meet the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Paediatric First Aid – for staff that works in Day Nurseries, etc and covers the NVQ in EYCE and meets the criteria applied by OFSTED.

Health & Safety

Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace – covering: Health & Safety at work/law; prevention of accidents/ill health; risk assessment; first aid at work; PPE; workplace health, safety and welfare; equipment; electricity; fire prevention; hazardous substances; DSE; manual handling; noise and vibration; transport; working at height.

COSHH Awareness / 5 Steps To Risk Assessment Training – to ensure staff have the necessary knowledge to carry out everyday activities with regard to COSHH safely: or be able to undertake risk assessments & implement control measures as necessary.

Manual Handling – for all relevant staff, in accordance with Section 2 of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and Manual Handling Regulations 2002.

Clinical Supervision – this interactive course will demonstrate the qualities and key skills of Supervision in care/schooling. Covering topics such as supervision defined, core skills, setting the right example, roles & responsibilities of the supervisor, communication skills, time management, handling conflict, goal setting, performance monitoring, the importance of consistency, reporting & maintaining confidentiality, the importance of praise and SMART action plans.

Fire Safety

Fire risk assessments, audits & reviews.

Day Fire Awareness, Fire Warden or Fire Marshal Training – an introduction to fire safety legislation & practical advice in the event of an emergency. Advanced training for fire wardens/marshals who have responsibilities in the event of a fire/emergency. NOTE: Extinguisher training can be provided.

Sharps & Clinical Waste Awareness Training – designed for individuals who may be at risk or are required to handle sharps and clinical waste.

Bespoke Training or Services – complete Health & Safety audits, specific risk assessments or procedures involving dangerous chemicals, E.G. Hydroflouric acid, Chlorine, etc.

Personal Safety (Lone Working) – the course is for personnel from any organisation who work in a potentially vulnerable environment where their safety may be compromised.

Infection Control, Sharps Awareness & Clinical Waste – covering the principles and effects of infection & how to prevent and control the risk of infection, the understanding of the chain of infection & providing information to reduce the risk of infection. To put principles and theory into practical application & the legislation in relation to infection control and the importance of recording and reporting.

Safeguarding (Levels 1 & 2) – Background and context to vulnerable people protection, small-group discussion on how an individual’s feelings and attitudes might affect their response to protection work, recognise child abuse and neglect, highlight when they should call a senior colleague or whistleblowing, physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and fabricated or induced illness. The Level 2 course goes into the expectation of and of other regulatory agencies with advanced information and supervision of safeguarding issues and dealing with regulatory bodies.

Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA & DOLS) – Understanding the current & dynamic mental capacity legislation, and ensuring the process of capacity assessment, including 5 key steps, Best Interests Assessment and Choices are understood by the delegates. 

Dealing with Challenging Behaviour – aimed at housing and social care workers faced with a variety of behaviours which pose difficulties for staff and other clients. We identify patterns of anti-social behaviour and plan positive approaches and activities which, with skill and perseverance, have the potential to effect lasting change with challenging clients.

Safe Handling & Administration Of Medicines – Looking at key principles that underpin the safe and appropriate handling of medicines. It explains how these apply in specific services, including residential care homes, secure accommodation, foster care and domiciliary care and an understanding of the legislation, regulations and guidance surrounding the safe handling, administration and auditing of medication in a Children’s Home, including practical advice on the giving of simple medicines.

The Safe Handling and Administration Audits – we can offer a full audit of all the relevant documentation and practices within the Care setting to enure legislation and best practices are being adhered too with regard to medication. 

Stress Awareness – giving employees and managers the confidence &n knowledge on the signs, symptoms and key interventions for dealing with stress in the workplace.

Mental Health Awareness for Managers – this course explains the rationale behind why effective management support of mental wellbeing and mental health prevention and support is essential for all workplaces. With common ailments explained, signs & symptoms highlighted and best practice for helping peers & colleagues deal with mental health & well-being.

Autism Spectrum Conditions Awareness – this course aims to provide the fundamental knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to work in a Care setting with individuals who are on the Autism Spectrum in a positive and effective way. To provide a basic knowledge of the Triad of Impairments & other common indicators of Autism; to give attendees the opportunity to discuss and explore issues relating to supporting individuals with autism in the care setting; myths and misunderstandings and challenge what we think we know about Autism Spectrum Conditions.

Safeguarding of Children & Young People with Disabilities – the background and context to the ways in which disabled people are vulnerable, the barriers and practices that may lead to neglect or abuse, the triggers that may identify safeguarding issues and empowering people with disabilities.

Accredited (optional) Food Hygiene Level 2 (CIEH) – covering legislation regarding food handling/preparation and sales identify types of poisoning and contamination, dangers and threats of poor food hygiene, assessments.

Drug & Alcohol Awareness – looking at the knowledge & understanding of substances, their use and effects. Recognize indicators of substance abuse; causes and risk factors; use of drug screening tools; awareness of interventions and when and to refer young people on to specialist services. Looking for signs and symptoms of dependency, practical advice on dealing with dependency and signposting to other agencies/organisations who can offer more in-depth assistance in dealing with dependency.

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) – understanding the short and long-term physical and psychological effects of sexual abuse on children;  Recognize “red flags” of child sexual abuse and how to overcome the roadblocks to intervention; Learn how to respond professionally and ethically when child sexual abuse is suspected; Recognise where and how child sexual abuse occurs;  recognize childhood behaviours that may indicate victimisation; Discuss why children delay disclosure, how they disclose and why some recant; Outline the best methods for referring child victims specific to specialist agencies; Identify the importance of the child’s interview for potential legal purposes; Determine the proper channels for providing help to victims; Discover what you can do to help prevent child sexual abuse

Detachment Disorders –  giving an awareness of the issues causing this condition, including what is attachment? (Trust & a secure base; Self-regulation; Identity; Moral framework; Core belief; Defence mechanism); Attachment disorder; (Failure to gain attachment to caregivers; Behavioural and emotional problems; Development issues); Traits and syndromes (Behaviour, Emotions, Thoughts, Relationships, Physical, Moral/spiritual); Causes (Parental/Caregiver contributions; Child contributions; Environmental contributions).

Epilepsy Training  – to give an understanding of the more common types of this condition, possible causes and medical issues surrounding the different types of seizures; also the emotional and practical impact on the affected young person and their carers.

Caring for Young People with HIV – understanding the physical, emotional and health needs of Children & Young People (CYP) with HIV/AIDS; the practical help and assistance when it comes to age, culture, needs and wishes of the CYP.

Hepatitis Awareness – understanding the needs and issues facing CYP with hepatitis, including clinical guidance

Diabetes Awareness – understanding the medical condition and the needs and issues facing CP with diabetes

Induction Training Courses – working with organisations, we can develop induction courses or induction weeks to suit the individuals, so mandatory training such as fire and first aid can be interspersed with specialised training such as Awareness of HIV/AIDs, Hepatitis B/C, Awareness of the Autistic Spectrum etc.