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Courses designed as building blocks for those who work in schools, care homes, the health sector industry, or those who simply have accountability and responsibility for others they interact with or within their care.

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ADHD Awareness

ADHD is a chronic condition that creates a range of persistent symptoms such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour. The course covers the definitions of ADHD, the different types of ADHD and how to recognise some key signs and symptoms. It'll also talk about how ADHD is diagnosed and treated, and offer some useful information about how to live with ADHD.

Duration: 45mins
CPD Approved
£30 per candidate incl. VAT

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Autism Awareness

This course will provide you with an understanding of what autism is and how it affects a child's daily life. It will touch on what factors contribute towards a child developing autism as well as some of the typical behaviours associated with it and how you can provide effective support for those with the condition. It also discusses what happens during the diagnosis process, some of the intervention methods that can help manage the condition and suggests some simple adaptations you can make to improve a child with autism's day to day life

Duration: 20mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Basic Fire Safety Awareness For Care Homes

This course tailored specifically for employees that work in care homes will provide candidates with a general understanding of basic fire awareness including what should be done in the event of a fire, how to prevent a fire occurring and a basic introduction of the protocol of extinguishing a fire.

Duration: 60mins
RoSPA & CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Dementia Awareness

This course is intended to give you an overview of the common types and symptoms of dementia as well as going into how it can affect the brain in different ways. It also covers strategies to use with clients with dementia and dealing with challenging behaviour. The course is intended for anyone who works with or around people that may be suffering with dementia.

Duration: 25mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Diabetes Awareness

This course is aimed at people working in the health and social care sector and will provide an overview of the condition, the common symptoms that might indicate someone has diabetes, methods of diagnosis, some possible treatments and common complications that can affect those with the condition.

Duration: 45mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Dignity & Privacy

The course will start by defining dignity & privacy within the healthcare sector, and will explain how the two are quite often linked. It will then go on to give you a range of useful professional tips about setting up the right working relationship with your service users, and discuss some of the issues that can arise when dignity and privacy are not respected.

Duration: 50mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Drug & Alcohol Awareness

This course is aimed at managers and staff in all industries who play a role in reducing drug, alcohol and substance misuse in the UK. The course starts with official statistics to illustrate the scale of drug & alcohol abuse in the UK. You'll learn in detail about commonly used drugs, including cannabis, cocaine, heroin, LSD, ecstasy and some new designer drugs. Turning to alcohol abuse, the course will show you how to introduce a 4-stage plan to deal with any problems - including how to write an effective Drug and Alcohol Policy. Beyond this the course will explore best business practice in terms of HR, legislation, spotting signs of drug misuse and the implementation of workplace solutions. The course also explains how the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) can help with effective alcohol and drugs policies and the development of related management skills. Finally, it looks at current drug treatments and the options for outside support available to individuals and organisations.

Duration: 80mins
CPD Approved
£30 per candidate incl. VAT

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Duty of Care

A duty of care is the requirement that all health and social care professionals, and organisations providing health and care services, must put the interests of service users first. This course will give you an introduction to the concept of duty of care, cover how duty of care affects your work, what to do if you come across a duty of care dilemma and where to go for support or advice along with some practical examples of duty of care situations.

Duration: 50mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Emergency First Aid at Work - Online Annual Refresher

This Emergency First Aid Refresher course will highlight some of the most common situations that you might come across and the actions that you can take to help.

Duration: 150mins
Approved by IIRSM, Institute of Hospitality & CPD
£30 per candidate incl. VAT

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Emergency First Aid at Work For Irish Audiences

What is Emergency First Aid? Well it’s exactly that, the first aid to be offered if an incident occurs. Not many of us are confronted with scenes of blood and gore in our everyday lives – so usually first aid could be as simple as sticking a plaster on a small cut. But what if you did find yourself confronted with a more serious situation. This Emergency aid course will highlight some of the most common situations that you might come across and the actions that you can take to help.

Duration: 150mins
£30 per candidate incl. VAT

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End of Life Care

This course will provide you with information about what to expect, how to handle some of the emotions associated with this time, and working with the other professionals involved in end of life care.

Duration: 25mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Epilepsy Awareness

This course will give you an overview of epilepsy. It lists the methods of diagnosis, what a seizure is and how the brain can be affected. It will introduce some possible seizure triggers and describe what to do when someone has a seizure. It will also discuss some of the treatments offered to people with epilepsy and provide practical advice on what you can do if you witness someone having a seizure.

Duration: 30mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Equality, Diversity & Discrimination

We’ve all heard and used the words ‘equality’ and ‘diversity’ before but what do they actually mean and how do they affect you as an employer or employee? Well if you take the words on their own they are actually quite different, equality is the state of being equal, especially in rights and opportunities. Diversity is the state of being different or varied. However these 2 things should not be seen as opposite to each other, after all people can be different but they still have the same rights. When it comes to places of work there is legislation in place to ensure that we all meet our responsibilities in relation to equality and diversity

Duration: 70mins
CPD Approved
£30 per candidate incl. VAT

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Fire Marshal For Care Homes

Fire marshals (sometimes known as fire wardens) are civilians trained to assist in emergency fire evacuation procedures at businesses and other organizations. It is a legal obligation that workplaces must have a sufficient number of fire marshals to deal with fire emergencies. This course provides extensive knowledge of fire prevention, evacuation protocol and using fire extinguishers, with additional content tailored specifically for employees that work in care homes.

Duration: 220mins
RoSPA & CPD Approved (also meets Irish legislation)
£30 per candidate incl. VAT

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Handling Information In A Care Setting

This course provides an introduction to the concept of handling information in care settings. At the end of the course you will understand the need for secure handling of information and you will know how to access support if you have any questions regarding access to information. The course will cover the important role confidentiality plays in developing trusting relationships with the people in your care and it will define key terms such as ‘need to know’ and ‘consent’. It also touches on the legislation that is in place relating to the handling and storing of information and the obligations each person has under these laws.

Duration: 20mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Health and Safety in a Care Setting

Care Homes are different to other workplaces as they are homes as well as places of work. They should be places where the residents are respected, and where everyone’s health and safety is managed effectively. To achieve this, everyone involved must understand their responsibilities. This course discusses the legislation that applies to care homes along with developing safe systems of work. It also covers what to do in some common situations you might encounter as well as some emergency situations. It concludes by discussing some aspects of the work environment and staff welfare.

Duration: 80mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Infection Control

This course will start by defining infection prevention and control and explaining the impact of good and bad infection control. It then goes into detail about, the legislation that applies to infection control, the different types of microorganisms, how bacteria are transmitted, the chain of infection, and much more.

Duration: 60mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Introduction To Safe Handling Of Medicines

This Introduction to the safe handling of medicines course will start by explaining the key terminology used when handling medicines. It then goes into detail about the roles of the people involved, some of the different groups of medicines, providing different levels of support to patients, infection control, label interpretation and much more.

Duration: 60mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Learning Disability Awareness

This course will start by giving you an overview of some of the common types and causes of learning disabilities and how they affect people. It will touch on how a person centred approach to care will get the best results t the needs of the individual and look at how management must perform. It will also discuss overcoming the stigma attached to learning disabilities and much more.

Duration: 50mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation Of Liberty Safeguards

This course describes in detail the many facets and procedures of the Mental Capacity Act. This includes who the act affects, when it applies, how to assess capacity and the procedures that can be put in place in the home or workplace to ensure best practices are followed and people are treated fairly at all times. It also introduces the deprivation of liberty safeguards. These safeguards provide a framework for approving the deprivation of liberty for people who lack the capacity to consent to treatment or care in either a hospital or care home setting.

Duration: 75mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Mental Health Awareness

This course explains the difference between mental health and mental illness. It covers the symptoms of a number of the most common mental illnesses so you will know what to look out for or what to expect if you are working with someone with one of these conditions. As well as providing some practical advice on how you can work effectively with those affected by these conditions.

Duration: 25mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Nutrition & Hydration

This course will start by defining the various terms used when talking about nutrition and hydration in care environments, the basic elements of nutrition and eating a healthy balanced diet, identify the reasons why vulnerable people might suffer with dehydration and the tools you can use to identify people that are at risk of malnutrition and the steps you can take to deal with this condition.

Duration: 65mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Paediatric First Aid

Paediatric first aid is a skill that would be useful for anyone that works with children and infants. This includes those working in nursery, school and pre-school environments, as well as professional childminders, club leaders and sports coaches. The aim of this course is to equip you with the theoretical knowledge, skills and confidence you need to deal with paediatric first aid situations. It covers all of the key topics including: emergency planning, assessing a situation, basic life support, CPR, shock, fractures, bleeding and a range of other minor illness and injuries. Please be aware that having a theoretical knowledge on its own is not enough to be considered competent in paediatric first aid and practical demonstration in some areas is required to complete this training.

Duration: 115mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Person-Centred Care

This course will give you an understanding of person-centred approaches for care and support, and
how to implement a person-centred approach in an adult social care setting. It starts by explaining what we mean by person-centred care and where this term originated. It then goes on to analyse the values represented by person centred care and explains why care should be as much as possible tailored to each service user. Finally it will give you an overview of care plans, daily reports, the importance of obtaining consent and much more.

Duration: 45mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Positive Handling In Schools

Positive handling is a very serious subject. Knowing when and how to act in a difficult situation can be the difference between a positive outcome and a potentially career ending prosecution. This course will look at some examples and statistics which highlight the seriousness and extent of aggressive pupil behaviour, it will go on to explain how you can identify the stages of aggression and provide some tips on how you could de-escalate a pupil before they lash out. It also looks at where the law stands on this subject and finally best practice in theory if you ever do need to restrain a pupil.

Duration: 100mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Prevent Duty

This course starts with an overview of the Government’s Prevent strategy, and then looks at some of the reasons people become extremists. It goes on to cover the objectives of the Prevent strategy, how to base your actions on a risk based approach, what to do if you are concerned and much more.

Duration: 65mins
CPD Approved
£30 per candidate incl. VAT

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Principles Of Communication

This course covers some of the different ways of communication, how to identify barriers to communication and how to reduce these, making sure the person you are communicating with understands what you are communicating, how to get help with communication issues and much more.

Duration: 75mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Safeguarding Adults

This course covers some of the different ways of communication, how to identify barriers to communication and how to reduce these, making sure the person you are communicating with understands what you are communicating, how to get help with communication issues and much more.

Duration: 80mins
CPD Approved
£30 per candidate incl. VAT

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Safeguarding Children

This course, ‘Safeguarding Children’, is aimed at anyone who has a duty of care for, or comes into
contact with children in their chosen profession. Although most children are brought up in loving, nurturing environments and grow up to lead happy lives, the subject has to be discussed in order to better protect those children that need it most. During this course you will hear many facts, figures and details surrounding the risk to children, the types of abuse suffered, how to recognise the signs of abuse and key safeguarding legislations put in place to minimise the abuse of children. Once you are able to recognise the signs of possible abuse, and know the steps you should take if you suspect it you will be better able to protect the children in your care.

Duration: 75mins
CPD Approved
£30 per candidate incl. VAT

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Sharps Awareness

In this course we'll start by looking at some statistics relating to discarded needles, then define 'sharps' and look at the different types that can be found in 'sharps litter', ranging from needles, syringes and scalpel blades to broken glass, knives, scissors and nails. It then covers the primary and secondary risks from sharps. It'll look at the responsibilities of employers and how they must use risk assessment to ensure workers safety, as much as possible. Then, the course will take a detailed look at Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and Tetanus. There will be a section on the chain of infection, helping you to understand how an infection gets passed on, and what steps can be taken to break the chain and stop the process. It will look at the probability of picking up an infection from a needle stick injury, and the factors that can affect this. Finally, it will cover how to report discarded sharps and the correct procedures to follow if you're unlucky enough to receive a sharps injury.

Duration: 55mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Stroke Awareness

Strokes are the fourth single leading cause of death in the UK, as well as a leading cause of disability. Being aware of the causes and symptoms will help you act fast in a situation where you suspect someone is having a stroke and provide them with the best chance of receiving the treatment they need and minimising the long term impact of the condition. This course will cover the types of strokes, the symptoms, and risk factors. It will also cover the treatment options and the longer term impact of the condition.

Duration: 55mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Understanding Your Role In Care

This course will define social care and talk about why people choose it as a career and what its goals and objectives are. It will also cover job descriptions, person-centred care, understanding code of practices and the basics of government legislation. Finally it will touch on dealing with conflicts at work.

Duration: 40mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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Your Personal Development

The course will start by looking at the way standards are set, monitored and regulated for social care organisations and workers throughout the UK. It then goes on to cover the codes of practice and legislation, reflecting on your work to ensure continued improvement, communication, feedback and much more.

Duration: 35mins
CPD Approved
£20 per candidate incl. VAT

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