Training

All our upcoming events and training courses are listed here, check back often to see what exciting activities we are offering for our members.


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.

Health Principles
Level 2 Certificate in Dignity and Safeguarding in Health and Social Care
Level 2 Certificate in Principles of End of Life Care
Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care
Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Prevention & Control of Infection in Health Care Settings
Understanding health conditions
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care & Management of Diabetes
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health & Social Care
Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions
Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
Work Skills
Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Knowledge & Skills
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance
Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ)
Level 2 Certificate in Lean Organisation Management Techniques
Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Adults with Learning Difficulties
Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Business and Administration
Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Care Planning
Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Customer Services
Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Team Leading
Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care


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
  • Carers
  • 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: preventionsafercommunitiescoordinators@rbfrs.co.uk

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.

Carer Aware

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.

Logon To Care


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.

http://www.slough.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/training-and-development.aspx


Dementia awareness videos


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.