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Resource finder: Training

There are so many training platforms, technologies and courses within the social care sector to help advance your workforce and organisation. This resource finder gives you information on some of the sector’s leading providers, to help with planning your next training objectives.

Access eLearning for You

Tel: 01206 322575

Email: elfy.sales@theaccessgroup.com

Website: www.theaccessgroup.com/hsc

Sectors

  • Domiciliary care.
  • Residential care.
  • Nursing care.
  • Local Authority care.
  • Supported living.
  • Learning disability homes.
  • Hospice care.
  • Complex care.

Products

  • Industry-leading learning management system.
  • Mobile app.
  • Range of training courses.

Mandatory courses

  • Care Certificate courses.
  • Managerial courses.
  • Clinical courses.
  • Ancillary courses.
  • eCompetency for care.

Company profile

Access eLearning for You delivers over 70 courses, designed, and approved by NCFE to meet the needs of your care organisation in core training areas, as well as offering additional learning to support your carers’ career progression, which is proven to improve your staff retention. All these courses are approved by regulators and are made easily available through the eLearning for You mobile app.

All courses come in a range of different languages to cater for every carer within an organisation. With our Dyslexia Aid, the courses can also be set to support your learners who are dyslexic, giving your carers the freedom to learn by themselves without limited or zero assistance. eLearning for You courses are also purchased as an ‘allowance for learners’ meaning that if a carer leaves, their licence can pass to the next carer that replaces them, so you don’t lose access to the courses you have already paid for.

Introducing eCompetency for Care into the market. eCompetency helps you to test the skills of your carers. Designed by social care experts, eCompetency uses gamification to create a virtual interactive environment, combined with industry standard assessment methods, complementing training with the ability to test knowledge in a realistic assessment environment. Upon successful completion of an eCompetency module, staff can access a comprehensive report which is integrated into the Access learning management system.


Blue Stream Academy Ltd

Tel: 01773 822549

Email: nch@bluestreamacademy.com

Website: www.bluestreamacademy.com

Sectors

  • Care homes.
  • Domiciliary/home care.
  • Social care.
  • Assisted/supported living.
  • Specialist residential homes.

Services

  • 100+ CPD-certified eLearning modules.
  • Management of Information System (MIS).
  • Paperless Care Certificate Solution.
  • Blue People – HR System.
  • Blue Pay – Payroll System.
  • Blue Check – DBS Checking System.
  • Complimentary account set-up and system training with every purchase.

Company profile

 Blue Stream Academy Ltd is the leading provider of eLearning to healthcare professionals throughout the UK, currently supporting over a quarter of a million trainees nationwide whilst improving compliance and training outcomes throughout over 5,000 organisations. The Nursing and Care Home eLearning suite consists of 100+ CPD-certified eLearning modules, suitable to train any member of staff within an organisation.

Unlike other providers, Blue Stream Academy is proud to have an in-house team of content specialists who work alongside Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), regularly delivering new hot topic modules and continuing to review current content across the site. Every purchase includes complimentary account set-up and access to the market-leading Management of Information System with multiple department and site access levels. This includes 15+ automated management reports and a paperless solution to add and store external training, alongside an electronic policy sign and track system. Managers also have access to the Blue Recruit vacancy system to easily advertise for available positions within their organisation at no additional cost. An integrated video conferencing and diary management feature is available to all users, with the added peace of mind that every aspect of the system is ISO 27001 certified.

The fully integrated Blue People HR system equips managers with the tools required to easily organise rotas, leave and absences, with custom settings to forecast minimum staffing levels and contracted staff hours available at the touch of a button.

The Blue Pay payroll add-on provides managers with the power to easily run pay schedules and take control of one-off changes, whilst still ensuring their compliance and HMRC submissions remain a priority.

With Blue Check managers can easily create and submit DBS applications, automatically check for correct formatting or incomplete fields, and receive rapid application results direct to an address of choice.


Carers Coaching Academy Ltd

Tel: 07860 432568

Email: sales@carerscoachingacademy.co.uk

Website: www.carerscoachingacademy.co.uk

Sectors

  • Care homes focusing on Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Care at home sector especially for Dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Products

  • Emotional Support Tools for the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Marketplace.
  • Online Accredited Master Coaching Courses – Induction Emotional Coaching for Professional Carers.
  • Online Accredited Master Coaching Courses, specific to Personal Carers.
  • Online Crisis Emotional Support Coaching for Professional and Personal Carers – a short sharp Master Coaching course for that ‘help!’ situation.
  • DVDs of video tips for carers from the founders’ personal experience.
  • Publications offering Alzheimer’s and Dementia Emotional Support.
  • A Book Trilogy of the founders’ personal Alzheimer’s journey with her husband.
  • Online FREE emotional support tools.

Company Profile

 We are passionate about helping carers with emotional challenges and our goal is to provide solutions that will create inner peace, confidence, and the ability to deal with challenges both in the workplace and in the home environment. We understand the intensity of an ‘emotional rollercoaster ride’ of emotions for all those involved in caring within the Dementia sector.

Our Founder, Sylvia Stock, has her own experience as a carer for her husband who was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer’s Disease in 2010. Her background in Nursing and Nurse counselling, Care Management, Accredited Master Coaching, and deep spiritual beliefs could not fully prepare her for the journey. There was an awareness of the need for a way to increase emotional health and stability with carers. COVID-19 has certainly brought emotional and mental health to the forefront. This triggered the development of Accredited Master Emotional Coaching programmes and other emotional support tools for both professional and home-based carers. ‘I was always looking outside for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time’ – Anna Freud.


Eden Alternative CIC

Tel: 01626 868192

Email: admin@eden-alternative.co.uk

Website: www.eden-alternative.co.uk

Sectors

  • Care homes and groups.
  • Domiciliary care providers and groups.
  • Community care organisations, Housing Associations.
  • Healthcare providers.
  • Organisations who have an interest in eradicating loneliness, helplessness and boredom occurring in care settings.
  • Organisations who are committed to the wellbeing of older people receiving care and support and the people providing such care and support.

Courses

  • Three-day (or seven-day session online) flagship ‘Eden Associate Training’ course.
  • Eden Trainer course.
  • Eden Fellowship course.

Company profile

The Eden Alternative CIC (UK) is a ‘not for profit’ training provider for the Eden Alternative model of care. It has operated in the UK since 2005 and Eden itself has operated since 1992.

It’s an ‘Alternative’ because it drives forward the culture of care with its members, building care environments that are different from most people’s experience, understanding or perception. Its programme has many elements, many of which are common sense and often what people in the sector are already aspiring to. However, its detailed body of material focuses on developing a progressive vision, applies theory to practice and makes vision a reality.

The reason why people adopt the Eden Alternative is to enhance the wellbeing of residents, the essential workforce, and residents’ families. It also makes very good business sense. It has plenty of material, principles, and ways of enhancing wellbeing; put together in a way that delivers a Home’s ambitions. The model has been tried and tested over 30 years and suits Homes already likely running ambitious training programmes. Whilst Eden dovetails with most programmes it also stands alone and gets results.

The UK board consists of Geoffrey Cox, Margot Whittaker and June Burgess, all with extensive professional hands-on experience in Health and Social Care. Geoffrey Cox, the CEO, has a group of four Nursing Homes which adopted Eden 10 years ago, having come across this work in New Zealand. Margot Whittaker, RGN, Director of Nursing is its development officer. June Burgess, RGN, brought Eden to the UK in 2005.

Eden operates in 20 countries: the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland, Spain, Iceland, Mauritius, Singapore and many other regions with different cultures and languages. Its regional leaders meet frequently, and its membership is growing steadily worldwide.


My Learning Cloud

Tel: 0800 088 6109

Email: enquiries@mylearningcloud.org.uk

Website: www.mylearningcloud.org.uk

Sectors

  • Care homes.
  • Domiciliary care providers.
  • Hospices.
  • Clinics.
  • Nursing homes & supported living.
  • Housing Associations.

Products

  • e-Learning.
  • Learning Management Systems.
  • Online Training and Development.

Company profile

We were born out of a passion for delivering excellent and innovative learning solutions for the Health and Social Care Sector. Our vision is to support organisations with a blended learning approach, to maximise their ability to assist all staff in becoming competent and confident in the areas necessary for their role.

Our user-friendly technology and the resources we create, aid best practice and management control, giving full transparency and saving administration time. Your carers acquire skills and knowledge quickly through engaging and accessible courses and all our solutions are backed-up with expert support from our experienced team.

Our experience within the Health and Social Care sector has also inspired the creation of our Learning Environment, and the amazing features within it are tailored to the demands of the sector and the necessary requirements. We’re solely focused on the Health and Social Care Sector, our amazing CPD certified e-Learning courses are inclusive and relatable, by all organisations within the Industry. My Learning Cloud is constantly working to improve and create new and innovative ways of learning in line with the ever-changing needs and requirements of organisations within the sector. We currently support a number of organisations within all areas of the industry, from Housing Associations to Care in the Community, Eating Disorder services to Fertility Clinics, and we’re growing every day.

As a Skills for Care Centre of Excellence and as an endorsed provider, we are the blended and e-Learning specialists for the Health and Social Care sector. Our bespoke Learning Environments and accredited content empower organisations to confidently manage and deliver compliant, higher standards of care.


Solicitude Training Ltd

Tel: 01256 242272

Email: info@solicitudetraining.co.uk

Website: www.solicitudetraining.co.uk

Sectors

  • Care homes.
  • Domiciliary care.
  • Hospitals.
  • Local authorities.
  • Nursing homes and schools.

Services

  • Care certificate training.
  • Mandatory training.
  • Other training not deemed as mandatory for care staff.
  • Clinical skills, e.g., male catheterisation, venepuncture etc.
  • First aid qualifications (adult and paediatric).
  • Management training.

Company profile

Solicitude Training was founded 10 years ago, with a view of providing high-quality, cost-effective, and engaging training. Jenny and her team are passionate about providing bespoke training that is relevant to the individual service. All trainers come from a clinical background and, therefore, can relate to the staff in a meaningful manner and are able to offer constructive support throughout the training when practice questions and issues are raised.

Due to the nature of care work, training can be provided to meet the needs of shift workers and this includes delivering training on an evening or weekend, at no additional cost to the service. During 2020, Solicitude Training adapted to meet the needs of the sector and now offers training, not only face to face but also virtually and via e-learning. As a result of this, we have seen a large take up in the blended learning approach, where staff will gain the theoretical knowledge via e-learning; but this is then re-enforced and applied to practice during face-to-face delivery.

Solicitude Training would be very happy to undertake a training needs analysis for your service and submit a report, along with a proposed training plan. To discuss this in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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