HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE ONLINE TRAINING

Autism Awareness

This course will provide you with an understanding of what autism is and how it affects a child's daily life. It will touch on what factors contribute towards a child developing autism as well as some of the typical behaviours associated with it and how you can provide effective support for those with the condition. 

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Dementia Awareness

This course is intended to give you an overview of the common types and symptoms of dementia as well as going into how it can affect the brain in different ways. It also covers strategies to use with clients with dementia and dealing with challenging behavior. The course is intended for anyone who works with or around people that may be suffering with dementia.

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Diabetes Awareness

This course is aimed at people working in the health and social care sector and will provide an

overview of the condition, the common symptoms that might indicate someone has diabetes,

methods of diagnosis, some possible treatments and common complications that can affect those

with the condition.

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Dignity and Privacy

The course will start by defining dignity and privacy within the healthcare sector, and will explain

how the two are quite often linked. It will then go on to give you a range of useful professional tips

about setting up the right working relationship with your service users, and discuss some of the

issues that can arise when dignity and privacy are not respected.

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Drug and Alcohol Awareness

The course starts with official statistics to illustrate the scale of drug and alcohol abuse in the UK.

You'll learn in detail about commonly used drugs, including cannabis, cocaine, heroin, LSD, ecstasy and some new designer drugs.

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Duty of Care

This course will give you an introduction to the concept of duty of care, cover how duty of care

affects your work, what to do if you come across a duty of care dilemma and where to go for support or advice along with some practical examples of duty of care situations.

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End of Life Care

This course will provide you with information about what to expect, how to handle some of the

emotions associated with this time, and working with the other professionals involved in end of life care.

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Epilepsy Awareness

This course will give you an overview of epilepsy. It lists the methods of diagnosis, what a seizure is and how the brain can be affected. It will introduce some possible seizure triggers and describe what to do when someone has a seizure. It will also discuss some of the treatments offered to people with epilepsy and provide practical advice on what you can do if you witness someone having a seizure.

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Handling Information in a Care Setting

This course provides an introduction to the concept of handling information in care settings. At the end of the course you will understand the need for secure handling of information and you will know how to access support if you have any questions regarding access to information. 

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Infection Control

This course will start by defining infection prevention and control and explaining the impact of good and bad infection control. It then goes into detail about, the legislation that applies to infection control, the different types of microorganisms, how bacteria are transmitted, the chain of infection, and much more.

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Introduction to Early Years Foundation Stage

This course aims to provide a gentle introduction to the expectations of the Early Years Foundation Stage and it can also act as a refresher for those wanting to update their knowledge. It will introduce you to some of the key documents and legislation that relate to Early Years providers, the process for registering with Ofsted and the various policies and procedures that need to be in place.

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Introduction to the Safe Handling of Medicines

This Introduction to the Safe Handling of Medicines course will start by explaining the key

terminology used when handling medicines. It then goes into detail about the roles of the people

involved, some of the different groups of medicines, providing different levels of support to patients, infection control, label interpretation and much more.

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Learning Disability Awareness

This course will start by giving you an overview of some of the common types and causes of learning disabilities and how they affect people. It will touch on how a person centered approach to care will get the best results and look at how management must perform, and at the needs of the individual. It will also discuss overcoming the stigma attached to learning disabilities and much more.

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Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

This course describes in detail the many facets and procedures of the Mental Capacity Act. This

includes who the act affects, when it applies, how to assess capacity and the procedures that can be put in place in the home or workplace to ensure best practices are followed and people are treated fairly at all times.

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Mental Health Awareness

This course explains the difference between mental health and mental illness. It covers the

symptoms of a number of the most common mental illnesses so you will know what to look out for or what to expect if you are working with someone with one of these conditions. As well as

providing some practical advice on how you can work effectively with those affected by these

conditions.

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Nutrition and Hydration

This course will start by defining the various terms used when talking about nutrition and hydration in care environments, the basic elements of nutrition and eating a healthy balanced diet, identify the reasons why vulnerable people might suffer with dehydration and the tools you can use to identify people that are at risk of malnutrition and the steps you can take to deal with this condition.

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Person-Centered Care

This course will give you an understanding of person centred approaches for care and support, and how to implement a person-centred approach in an adult social care setting.

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Positive Handling in Schools

This course will start by looking at some examples and statistics which highlight the seriousness and extent of aggressive pupil behaviour, it will then go on to explain how you can identify the stages of aggression and provide some tips on how you could de-escalate a pupil before they lash out. It also looks at where the law stands on this subject and finally best practice in theory if you ever do need to restrain a pupil.

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Prevent Duty

This course starts with an overview of the Government’s Prevent strategy, and then looks at some of the reasons people become extremists. It goes on to cover the objectives of the Prevent strategy,

how to base your actions on a risk based approach, what to do if you are concerned and much more.

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Principles of Communication

This course covers some of the different ways of communication, how to identify barriers to

communication and how to reduce these, making sure the person you are communicating with

understands what you are communicating, how to get help with communication issues and much

more.

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Safeguarding Adults

This course is aimed at anyone who has a duty of care for, or comes into contact with, adults in need of care and support, either as a paid professional or a volunteer. This includes, but isn’t limited to, those that work in domiciliary care, the NHS, community centres, prisons or with a family member at home, and sets out the roles and responsibilities everyone must undertake to protect an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. 

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Safeguarding Children

This course, ‘Safeguarding Children’, is aimed at anyone who has a duty of care for, or comes into

contact with children in their chosen profession.

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Sharps Awareness

In this course we'll start by looking at some statistics relating to discarded needles, then define

'sharps' and look at the different types that can be found in 'sharps litter', ranging from needles,

syringes and scalpel blades to broken glass, knives, scissors and nails.

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Stroke Awareness

This course is aimed primarily at people working in adult care as they are likely to be working closely with people that are most at risk of having a stroke. 

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Understanding your Role in Care

This course will define social care and talk about why people choose it as a career and what its goals and objectives are. It will also cover job descriptions, person centered care, understanding code of practices and the basics of government legislation. Finally it will touch on dealing with conflicts at work.

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Your Personal Development

The course will start by looking at the way standards are set, monitored and regulated for social care organisations and workers throughout the UK. It then goes on to cover the codes of practice and legislation, reflecting on your work to ensure continued improvement, communication, feedback and much more.

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