What do you need from training?

Our up-to-date training covers all legislation and recent guidance updates, how to put them into practice and improve the care you provide. Learning alongside carers from other homes allows carers to share their ideas and best practice. But not everyone can attend our courses in Cheltenham. If this is the case for you, our trainers can come to your home – which saves you and your staff a lot of travelling time – and adapt the training to suit the unique needs of your setting. This is ideal if you’re looking to train a large number of people.

Courses we offer

We know many care workers groan and roll their eyes when they’re told its training time. Going back into a learning environment can be daunting for some and hellishly boring for others.

We’re no different.

Becoming friends and trusted colleagues on your journey in creating the ripple of change in care involves designing courses that are enjoyable and fun – while maintaining a firm focus on the person in your care.

Because people are at the heart of everything you do, you’ll find all the training that your staff need to become great carers with us. Everything from manual handling to medication, first aid, peg feeding, fire, risk assessment and infection control.

All of our standard course content can be adapted to suit the layout of your home. And if there’s a specific area you’d like us to cover, or add, talk with us about running a closed course for your team – and let us train them to your policies and unique needs.

E-learning vs Face-to-Face

Have you started to use e-learning training but some of the other managers you know still use face to face as well?

E-learning has its place and a lot of people engage with it really well. But many others struggle either with the technology or the method of learning.

Face to face training allows people to share their knowledge and experiences, offers additional support for learning difficulties i.e. dyslexia, dyspraxia and learning styles.

Many care home owners prefer to opt for low cost e-learning. But face to face training not only benefits the person in the room, but also the person they assist and the care setting they work in.

Our training courses

Independent Training exists for people who care. Empowering you and your team to identify and make the small changes needed to create the ripple of positive change throughout the sector that will contribute to creating a better care sector for everyone. You can browse our various training programmes below.

Essential and clinical care training courses

Essential and clinical care training courses

A full range of courses to meet the needs of the people you support and build the confidence of learners. Courses designed in line with published guidance and allows time to discuss learner experiences. Where possible courses have been linked to KLOE questions to make your PIR work and inspections a little easier.

Health and safety training courses

Health and safety training courses

A range of training ensuring learners have up to date awareness and practical understanding of safety. Including infection control practices, fire prevention, knowledge and practical application of PEEPs and a good understanding of risk assessments.

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Qualsafe Accredited First aid training

Our friendly and energetic trainers are accredited with Qualsafe to deliver outstanding first aid training. Full day Emergency First Aid at Work or half day First Aid Awareness refresher sessions are available to meet your needs.

Moving and assisting training courses

Moving and assisting training courses

Learning and practising safe moving principles protects the people who are being supported and employees from harm or injury. Using a variety of equipment our courses allow learners an opportunity to practice and ask bespoke questions in a safe and fun environment.

Management and HR development

Management and HR development

Your team are the ‘glue’ that holds your organisation together, that will constantly deliver excellent care whilst robustly meeting all CQC standards.  A robust and effective Supervision Appraisal system strengthens this along with improving staff retention and allowing everyone to perform to their best.

Non-care training courses

Non-care training courses

Office workers, cleaners, cooks, maintenance and other employees work in a safer environment when they have greater knowledge.  Safer object moving will reduce the changes of injury and first aid learning is beneficial to all

New courses and those in development…

The world of care is constantly changing with new or revised guidance frequently issued. We constantly look to the future and design and develop courses to meet these needs. Recently we have developed Single Handed Care – a manual handling course for lone workers – and are currently developing Oral Health, Sepsis, Bowl Management and End of Life for those with Learning Disabilities. Look out for course dates coming soon…