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With ongoing training obligations in the sector, the market is wide open for you to choose the course, delivery methods and providers that best meet your needs.

Whether you are looking for health and social care diplomas, registered manager qualifications, dementia training, care certificate, apprenticeships, safeguarding, medication management, moving and handling or something else, the providers in the coming pages will help you to meet your workforce’s training needs.

You can even choose the delivery method that best suits you, from online to face-to-face, distance learning, DVDs or train the trainer courses. The choice is yours.

 

Access Skills

Tel: 0121 510 2169
Email: info@accessskills.co.uk
Website: www.accessskills.co.uk

Sectors

  • Care homes.
  • Care homes with nursing.
  • Domiciliary care.
  • Older people.
  • Support workers.
  • Personal assistants.

Delivery

  • Workplace face-to-face.
  • Online.
  • Webinar.
  • Distance.
  • eLearning.
  • Workshops.

Company Profile

Access Skills is a specialist national health and social care training provider offering Level 2 to Level 5 workplace-accredited health and social care diploma courses, including the Level 5 Leadership and Management Diploma, the Care Quality Commission-recognised qualification for Registered Managers. A focus on and expertise in leadership and management has given some 2,500 Access Skills learners across the country the opportunity to undertake this Level 5 programme in the last two years alone.

As the official training partner of the National Care Association and a Skills for Care Endorsed Provider, Access Skills has developed an effective and flexible training approach to fit in with learners’ busy and demanding working circumstances. This approach ensures that support is provided to learners when they need it, including the availability of central office-based co-ordinating assessors and tutors, who are there to help at any time.

The innovative use of technology is central to both the planning of the programmes and the flexibility and effectiveness of the assessor, tutor and resource support given to learners.

Expert resources are provided from the partnership with Quality Compliance Systems (QCS), drawing upon its sector leading provider compliance management system. These resources are designed to encourage learners to undertake essential tasks which are a necessary part of their job role and which can then also provide evidence as part of their course assessment activities.

Access Skills is also approved to provide government funding in support of eligible programmes offered to learners and employers. This underpins Access Skills’ primary aim to support as many learners as possible to achieve excellence in providing quality provision to their service users, through improving their own effectiveness as professionals by maintaining high skill levels, knowledge and demonstrating positive behaviours and practices.

 

Alzheimer’s Society Training and Consultancy

Tel: 01904 567909
Email: dementiatraining@alzheimers.org.uk
Website: alzheimers.org.uk/training

Sectors

  • Healthcare.
  • Social care.
  • Homecare.
  • Local authorities.
  • Housing associations.
  • Voluntary and third sector.
  • Private sector.

Delivery

  • Face-to-face training.
  • Group and one-to-one coaching.

Company Profile

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. We provide information and practical and emotional support to help people live well with dementia. We also campaign to improve public understanding of dementia and the devastating impact it can have, and make sure it’s taken seriously and acted on by our Government.

A national team, Alzheimer’s Training and Consultancy has a continuing programme of development and our quality-assured materials use up-to-date, evidence-based research and practice development, informed by legislation and policy, much of this arising from research that we have undertaken or supported.

Our approach is designed to place the person living with dementia at the centre and to enable course participants to use enhanced knowledge and skills to work with people with dementia, using person-centred, strengths-based and relationship-focused approaches, which have been proven to support people with dementia to live well. We have extensive experience in facilitating skills-based awareness and enhanced training for staff who work closely with people with dementia.

Our programmes are delivered by experts in the field of dementia and all courses are underpinned by Alzheimer’s Society’s values, which seek to challenge misconceptions around dementia and raise awareness of how to support people living with the condition.
Our most popular courses are: Step inside dementia, Supporting people with dementia and other cognitive difficulties, and Responding to distressed behaviours. We also run introductory dementia awareness courses suitable for everyone, running great activities for people with dementia and engaging people with dementia, and advanced courses relating to pain management and end of life care for specialist audiences.

Our target audience is staff and managers working in healthcare, social care and homecare, customer service teams working across the service sector and beyond, including finance, retail, housing, transport, emergency services.

BVS Training

Tel: 0345 644 2866
Email: info@bvs.co.uk
Website: www.bvs.co.uk

Sectors

  • Care homes.
  • Domiciliary care.
  • Childcare.
  • Hospitals and clinics.

Delivery

  • Video-based training.
  • DVD.
  • Online.
  • Downloadable videos.
  • Supporting materials included.

Company Profile

BVS Training Ltd is the leading provider of award-winning, video-based training courses for the care sector. Our resources and our customer service reflect how we endeavour to maintain this position and our standards.

We have provided video-based training for more than 20 years and are proud of our high-quality materials, all of which are CPD certified. Our resources, developed in collaboration with leading consultants in the care sector, are all filmed in the appropriate environments and produced in-house. We deliver best practice training concepts and ensure that our materials are kept up-to-date as legislation or best practice changes.

Our work with care managers and trainers from a range of different experience levels ensures that the products meet training needs in the workplace, continue to be relevant, easy-to-use and flexible, and contain the right level of detail.

Videos are available to purchase on DVD or as downloads, accompanied by supporting materials, including lesson plans, hand-outs, trainer guides, a quiz and certificate templates. Our videos are also available on our online portal, where a multiple-choice quiz, automatic resets and other functions ensure your training provision is largely self-administering.

Please visit any product page on www.bvs.co.uk to view a sample video or go to our online portal to set up a demo account. Our training materials help you to meet the standards required by Care Quality Commission inspectors and Skills for Care’s Care Certificate standards in England and Social Care Induction Framework standards in Wales. With over 70 care-specific training titles, including full induction programmes for care home and domiciliary care environments, we can meet all your staff development requirements in a cost-effective and time-efficient way.

CO2 Training

Tel: 01709 940999
Email: training@co2training.co.uk
Website: www.co2training.co.uk

Sectors

  • Care homes.
  • Care homes with nursing.
  • Domiciliary/homecare.
  • Assisted/supported living.
  • Adults with learning disabilities.
  • Hospices.
  • Hospitals.

Delivery

  • Face-to-face.
  • Bespoke eLearning packages.
  • Apprenticeships.
  • Distance learning.

Company Profile

We are a training provider that provides mandatory, specialised training and bespoke eLearning packages throughout the UK. Topics include first aid, manual handling, health and safety, fire safety, food safety and more.

We think beyond learning. At CO2 Training, we help you to think beyond the acquisition of knowledge and skills, to their successful application in the workplace.

Engaging and rewarding learning. We are passionate about how you learn and ensure our training courses are highly-interactive, stimulating and above all enjoyable.

Expert and experienced learning consultants. Our subject expert consultants energise and inspire you to discover your passion and potential and create an ongoing hunger to learn.
A welcoming environment. You will get a personal welcome on arrival and we have modern training suites. Participants tell us what an inspirational experience it is coming on a CO2 Training course, as we believe the learning environment should be a ‘safe’ one, where attendees can make mistakes and learn without fear.

Ongoing support. Attending a CO2 Training course allows you to ‘tap into’ a wealth of experience and support. This includes follow-up contact with the trainer about specific points, tips for using the learning in your day-to-day work, and advice and support about how to further your development, we stay with you to ensure our learning makes a difference.

Tailored learning which delivers results. Because no one individual or organisation is the same, we make sure that all our training is tailored to fit. We also provide in-company training or we can design a complete solution to suit your requirements. eLearning packages are designed to be bespoke and branded to each individual client. All courses are designed and delivered by highly-skilled and knowledgeable consultants, who are passionate about helping people learn.

CT Skills

Tel: 0115 959 9544
Email: info@ctskills.co.uk
Website: www.ctskills.co.uk

Sectors

  • Accountancy.
  • Business administration.
  • Childcare.
  • Construction.
  • Customer service.
  • Health and social care.
  • Management.
  • Supporting teaching and learning.

Delivery

  • Sector-based work academy – classroom/field based.
  • Skills training – classroom based.
  • Apprenticeship – field based*.
  • Traineeship – classroom/field based.

Company Profile

CT Skills is an established, independent training provider with over twenty years’ experience of delivering skills provision in the care sector. Our home is the East Midlands, with learning centres in Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield and Chesterfield.

Delivering over 4,000 qualifications to learners last year and rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, we offer apprenticeships, traineeships, skills training and sector-based work academies across the Midlands and increasingly further afield.

We work with employers to make a measurable difference to their businesses – analysing what the business needs to progress through a Training Needs Analysis and Skills Audit to inform programme design. We provide solutions for quantifiable improvements and ensure training is aligned to the company’s objectives and that business values are reinforced within the curriculum.

Apprenticeships are offered as part of a wider solution which integrates existing training structures and creates a business-wide recruitment and workforce development approach across our micro, SME and large employer partnerships.

We pride ourselves on strong partnerships with ESFA and D2N2 to support local SMEs to coach and mentor their existing or new employees and bridge skills gaps across all industries.

In our August 2016 OFSTED inspection, our apprenticeship delivery was graded ‘Good’, reflecting our commitment to employer-led apprenticeship programmes. We do this by working closely with our funding providers and by offering a wide range of qualifications from a number of awarding bodies.

A pivotal area of employer-focused delivery is programmes such as our ESF Youth Engagement Initiative, Step Forward. Step Forward is designed to create a strong and sustainable workforce development plan, through promotion or progression of young employees or recruitment of apprentices to fill new vacancies.

In the last year, we have demonstrated increased qualification achievement rates in excess of national average across our apprenticeship offering. Following employer feedback, we now also offer qualifications to Level 5 to ensure our offer is extended to employees at all levels within local businesses.

*sector specific

eLFY Training

Tel: 01202 725080
Email: info@elfy.training
Website: www.elfytraining.com

Sectors

  • Care homes.
  • Care homes with nursing.
  • Homecare.
  • Housing with care.
  • Hospitals.
  • Health clinics.

Delivery

  • Online.
  • Face-to-face.
  • eLearning.

Company Profile

eLFY Training is a national training company, with experience of delivering a wide range of training courses in care and health and safety. What sets us apart from other training companies is our first-hand knowledge of the industries we work in, giving us greater understanding of the challenges associated with them and getting the best out of people.
We provide a range of training courses for those looking to expand their knowledge or working within the care industry, giving you the option to work at home in your own time, in a classroom with a professional trainer, or a combination of both training methods to suit your specific learning needs.

As a care group, we became frustrated with the training on offer throughout the care industry. So, we decided to start eLFY Training, aiming to provide more up-to-date, high-quality training courses.

Our ongoing success means we are now considered the industry’s leading care training specialist and one of the only companies to provide courses specifically designed for Scotland. Our reliable, first-rate training courses come at very competitive prices with no hidden extras.

We are proud to have our eLearning courses endorsed by NCFE. This gives us assurance that our online courses are fit-for-purpose and follow good industry practice.

We also have several customised awards which have received accreditation from NCFE. The NCFE Accreditation team provide expert feedback to enhance our learning programmes and ensure we have measurable learning outcomes and assessment criteria. These courses have been benchmarked against the national framework to reach awarding organisation standards.

We have also had our classroom training courses endorsed by Skills for Care.

Know Your Potential Consultancy Ltd (KYP)

Tel: 01202 606320 – Dorset
01562 732260 – Midlands
01482 382015 – Humber
Email: admin@KYPtrainingconsultancy.com
Website: www.KYPtrainingconsultancy.com

Sectors

  • Care homes.
  • Nursing homes.
  • Domiciliary care.
  • Residential childcare.
  • Nursery care.

Delivery

  • Workshops – small, large or one-to-one.
  • E-portfolio – learner journey.
  • Observation in the workplace.
  • Assessment of work products.

Company Profile

Specialists in providing training for health and social care/residential care settings. As an approved Levy Training Provider (ROATP- 10032315) and as a City & Guilds Centre, KYP consults for both Levy and Non-Levy organisations with the view to train, educate and, importantly, maintain the standards that the industry recognises and requires.

The government apprenticeship standards frameworks support staff in the knowledge they are achieving a recognised framework award. It is essential that individuals working in the public and private sector undergo a structured training programme that results in a recognised qualification via the appropriate awarding body’s performance criteria.

To optimise our commitment and motivation to deliver a high-quality service, we specialise in the training required for adult social care, residential childcare and early years provision, as well as supporting teaching and learning in schools.

Health and Social Care (HSC) – Apprenticeship/Standards Levels 2, 3 and 5; Residential Child Care (RCC) – Level 3 Apprenticeship and Level 5 Diploma – Residential Manger; Early Years Provision Level 3; STLS (England) Level 3 Specialist (5329).

KYP has offices and training centres covering the West Midlands, Dorset, Hampshire and Humberside.

To ensure our standards are maintained to the highest levels, each of our three regional centres comprises of a Quality Compliance Manager, an Internal Quality Assurer and qualified TAQA Assessors, in conjunction with all administration being centrally located in our office at Wyre Forest House in Worcestershire.

We at KYP state that, ‘our programmes optimise our commitment and motivation to deliver a high-quality service.’ Every team member is highly-motivated, and has qualities and varied experiences that promote the learner journey.

The ever-changing statutory training demands required within the health and social care sector can be complex. Call us for free impartial advice on your training needs.

Laser Systems

Tel: 01753 584112
Email: info@lasersys.co.uk
Website: www.lasershortcourses.co.uk

Sectors

  • Care homes.
  • NHS trusts.
  • Support workers.

Delivery

  • eLearning.
  • Tablet.
  • Computer.
  • Phone.

Company Profile

Laser Learning CPD short courses are written by industry professionals with expertise in the subject and a wealth of knowledge to share. They are designed to be simple and easy-to-navigate, and are accessible to anyone with an internet connection and a computer, mobile or tablet.

One of the many advantages of online learning is that learners can access courses at any time and work at their own pace. After buying a course, learning materials can be accessed anytime, anywhere, so learning can fit around any schedule.

Our courses are affordable and do not have an expiry date, just like learning. Learners can take the multiple-choice quiz at the end of the course as many times as they need to, with no extra fees.

After successful completion of a short course, learners receive an e-Certificate from Laser Learning as a record of their achievement. Perfect for evidencing CPD at work and to increase confidence, build knowledge, and learn new skills.

Some of the available subjects covered include:

  • Care planning.
  • Understanding dementia.
  • Good end of life care.
  • Infection control.
  • Managing medicines.
  • Safeguarding adults.
  • Care Certificate.

There are many more courses to choose from, with more being added every month. Contact us for more information.

Low Cost E-Learning

Tel: 0370 218 6182
Email: info@lowcoste-learning.co.uk
Website: www.lowcoste-learning.co.uk

Sectors

  • Care homes.
  • Care homes with nursing.
  • Homecare.
  • Hospitals.
  • NHS suppliers.
  • Childcare.

Delivery

  • 100% online – compatible with all devices.

Company Profile

From just £1 per month, your staff can gain access to 100+ CPD-accredited courses. Choose from a range of essential to specialist care training, including the Care Certificate, Moving and Handling, Dementia and many more.

Our eLearning platform is designed to fulfil recommendations from the Care Quality Commission, so you can be sure of a high standard of training.

Plus, our free learner management system (LMS) is leading the market. Available online and compatible with all browsers, you can track learner progress, download certificates and develop your training matrix with the system.

Choose from two pricing options:

  • Licences – pay for the courses you require as you go.
  • Subscriptions – enrol with 12 monthly payments for limitless training.

You can trial our online portal today free for 30 days and gain immediate and unlimited access for you and your staff – anytime, anywhere. All enquires are welcomed, and if we can’t beat your current provider on price, we will send you a free iPad mini.

Quality Care Training Consultancy

Tel: 0121 240 9213
Email: info@qualitycaretraining.co.uk
Website: www.qualitycaretraining.co.uk

Sectors

  • Care homes.
  • Care homes with nursing.
  • Care agencies/domiciliary care.
  • NHS.
  • Private healthcare.
  • Social services.
  • Supported living.
  • Charities.

Delivery

  • Face-to-face, interactive, evidence-based training.

Company Profile

A team of experienced community practice teachers and specialist associates. We pride ourselves on our unique experience in clinical practice. We only provide training courses in our field of care and related areas. This is where our expertise lies.

We are passionate about improving standards of care. Our training is interactive and focused on our unique experience from clinical practice. We are trained nurses and our associates who support us are currently practicing in their specialist fields of work. They have many years of experience and welcome the opportunity to share their experience with course participants.

We provide bespoke, evidence-based training to small groups of staff, which enhances their learning outcomes. Our aim is to provide participants with learning founded on genuine case studies. We work very closely with our customers to ensure that any training programme exactly meets their needs, using our customer’s policies and procedures. Indeed, using our experience, we have on many occasions be asked to write policies and procedures for our customers.

As our courses are delivered to small groups of staff (maximum 15), this ensures that each participant will have the opportunity to interact with other group members as well as the trainer maximising learning. We bring an element of reality to our courses, combining theory with practice. We understand how it can sometimes be challenging to work in the care environment. Our aim is to provide support and guidance to course participants in a relaxed, friendly environment. Improving the ability and confidence of our customers’ staff will result in enhanced delivery of quality care to their clients.

Established in 2006, we are growing from strength to strength and continue to expand our training portfolio. Since 2016, following a rigorous process, our training has been endorsed by Skills for Care. The endorsement is a mark of quality that is given to the very best learning and development training providers in the adult social care sector. Our excellent testimonials and repeated business substantiate this.

TutorCare Training

Tel: 0370 218 4278
Email: info@tutorcareltd.co.uk
Website: www.tutorcare.co.uk

Sectors

  • Care homes.
  • Care homes with nursing.
  • Homecare.
  • Private hospitals.
  • NHS suppliers.
  • Hospices.
  • Childcare.

Delivery

  • In-house training.
  • Online, on mobile, tablet and desktop.
  • Open Courses at 300+ locations.
  • Distance learning QCF Diplomas.

Company Profile

Offering a huge range of over 200 care topics, TutorCare is the UK’s largest specialised care training provider. Now celebrating 10 years’ training, they are inviting CMM readers to enjoy 10% off all in-house training and QCF Diplomas. To claim, call 0370 218 4278 and quote TCMATTERS.

Tutor Care’s unrivalled selection of 200+ care topics and flexible training hours, means you can book the course you need, at a time and place to suit you best. Instructors are available till late and at weekends to make sure your needs can be accommodated and they hold Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) certification to assure you of quality.
Plus, in-house courses can be adapted to meet your specific requirements, provided advance notice is given.

Train the Trainer course placements can also be booked to help train staff to deliver your own in-house courses. These courses are exceptionally useful for facilitating the spread of knowledge throughout your organisation and the betterment of care delivery.

As with most care training providers, the Care Certificate is available for purchase, via their online eLearning portal, and as an intensive five-day training course, with full certification provided upon completion. Prices start from just £15/certificate. All enquires are welcomed, and they always look to beat any equivalent written quote.

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