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Free Distance Learning courses for the Charity and Voluntary sector
Bridgwater & Taunton College in partnership with Plymouth University and The Open University offer a number of FREE Distance Learning courses for the Charity and Voluntary sector, relevant and convenient for your staff and volunteers.
Distance Learning is an efficient and effective way of professionally developing your people, where learners study outside of work, but gain a nationally recognised qualification, providing them with valuable knowledge and skills that can be immediately applied in the workplace or organisation.
The courses fall into the following categories:
- Health Principles
- Understanding health conditions
- Work Skills
The free programmes are designed to be studied at home and are delivered over the internet with support from specialist staff. It’s an ideal way to learn flexibly, cost-effectively and on your own terms. The majority are Level 2 Certificates and last 16 weeks.
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service
2017 Free training - Adults at Risk - Fire Safety Awareness training for partner agencies
This document/training is a fire safety guide for all those involved in the care of adults in the community. It lays down the minimum recommendations for the protection of adults at risk from fire.
It is recognised that there are many considerations to be taken into account when planning a care package to allow someone to continue to live in the community with extra support to ensure their safety and wellbeing. If fire safety is not considered and the correct protection measures are not put in place then the person may not be safe in their home. They will be at the greatest possible risk should a fire occur.
As part of the partnership approach being adopted, Adult Social Care and Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) can supply the following resources to support agency partners, families and the end user.
This training package is designed to enable you to work with Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service to protect vulnerable adults living in the community from the risks of fire. It has been designed for use by:
- Domiciliary care workers
- Adult Social Care staff
- Staff in any other organisation involved in care of people in their own homes
The aims of this training package are to highlight:
- The increased risk of fire to vulnerable adults living in their own homes
- Who is more at risk
- The protection measures and additional equipment that is available
- When to make a referral to the Fire Service
- How to make a referral to the Fire Service
To find out more about the courses and whether they are suitable for your organisation, contact us: email@example.com
If you would like to book yourself and members of your organisation on to one of our training courses, visit our Eventbrite page to find a time and date that is suitable for you.
Slough Borough Council Training
Carer Aware training is an on-line course about the role of carers.
This course is aimed at raising the awareness of the role of the carer and the support available to them.
Logon To Care is for people who work in Adult Social Care.
It contains a wide range of free e-learning resources to support adult social care and is updated continuously with new material.
Training for people caring for adults in Slough
The council offers training and development to people working for care provider organisations and individuals who care for a friend or relative in Slough. Providers have access to a Learning and Development programme that includes statutory training required by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to meet their essential standards.
Adult Learning and Skills Service
The new directory of courses covering Slough and Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is available to download at http://www.slough.gov.uk/downloads/Adult-learning-brochure.pdf
There are courses covering a wide range of subjects including basic English and maths skills, employability courses, IT classes, health and exercise workshops and getting into volunteering.