Health & Social Care Training

Health and Social Care Training Courses

We provide health and social care training courses to care homes, nursing homes, home care agencies local authorities and other organisations within the health and social care sectors.  We only provide courses to organisations (rather than open courses for individuals) which enables us to focus on your exact requirements. We don’t provide a vast range of generic courses but specialise in what we really know well. Our courses are developed and delivered by Gary Crisp (BA (hons), MSc, MBASW, BIA). Gary is an experienced trainer, Best Interests Assessor, registered with the Health & Care Professions Council as a Social Worker and incorporates a wealth of experience into his training. So, you can be assured of first class training that meets your individual needs and meets current local and national policies and guidance.  Please contact us if you would like to discuss your training needs with us.

The cost of our courses will vary depending upon how long you need and how complex the training is to develop and reflects our level of knowledge and experience.  In all cases, we’ll work with you to make sure you have the perfect training for your staff team.  We’ll send you a training needs questionnaire to start the process of developing your training and amend the content as much as you need until you’re happy.  All we ask is that payment is received at least 5 days prior to the training (or first session if you book more).  Prices start from £400 for a half day session and £600 for a full day.  We tend to find that groups of up to 20 people work best. This is with the exception of our brand new flagship course… Mental Capacity & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Train the Trainer. This is a full 3 day course and costs £450 per person.  Our Best Interests Assessor update training course is also priced for individuals at £120 per day.

Mental Capacity & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Train the Trainer

We are heading into the final few weeks of tweaks before we launch the dates for our first Mental Capacity & DoLS Train the Trainer course. The courses will be 3 days long and take place across Bournemouth, Poole, Dorset and London. The course will provide you with all the knowledge and skills you need to be able to teach a half-day MCA or full-day MCA & DoLS course to individuals and groups at your workplace. Day 2 of the course is the complete course that you will be teaching so there’ll be plenty of opportunity to brush up your skills before the end of the course. No teaching experience is necessary because day 1 covers learning styles and teaching methods that we use ourselves so we know they work! At the end of the course, you’ll not only get a certificate of completion of the 1 day Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and a 3 day MCA & DoLS Train the Trainer Certificate but also an electronic version of the half-day and full-day courses that you can use yourselves when teaching. We’re already taking names for our first courses so if you would like to attend, please contact us and ask for your name to added to the list.

Mental Capacity Act 2005

It is imperative that those who work in health and social care have a good knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act. Particularly if you find yourself making decisions on behalf of someone who lacks the capacity to make the decision themselves. Each decision has to be made in the person’s best interest and take into account a range of factors.

We can provide all levels of Mental Capacity training. We don’t just leave you with theory that you can read in a book, but help you work through real life examples to leave a lasting impression and empower your employees to complete their own mental capacity assessments and make informed best interest decisions.  If you prefer, we can provide training over two days enabling your employees to learn, do and then reflect upon their learning & practice.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are another area of expertise for us and we would love to deliver your DoLS training.  Whether you manage a care home, nursing home or hospital, we can provide the necessary training to ensure your staff have all the knowledge they need.  Our Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards training isn’t just about making sure you comply with the law though. Oh no, we’re all about people so there’s an emphasis on making sure that capacity is assessed well and less restrictive options are always considered.  Two factors that could potentially avoid depriving someone of liberty in the first place.

Continuing Healthcare

Our Continuing Healthcare training has become very popular. Either as a stand-alone introduction or as part of an ongoing training package.  Local authorities and nursing homes alike use our training to develop a robust understanding of the CHC process and benefit from working through real-life examples in the safety of a training session.  We can offer CHC training at a variety of levels from a quick introduction or refresher to more in-depth sessions that focus on specific aspects of Continuing Healthcare.

Person-Centred Care

Our Person-Centred care is so much more than just providing you with the theory, It’s also about helping to changing cultures and attitudes towards caring for people. We’ll take you on a voyage of discovery and provide you with the tools you need to provide the very best care.

Best Interests Assessor Update Training

It is a requirement that professionals qualified to undertake the role of Best Interests Assessor (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) undergo regular update training relevant to their role and this certainly fits the bill. The session lasts a whole day and the 6 hours count towards your CPD.  The course is a chance to reflect on your own practise and develop new skills as well as learning from others.

The course is facilitated by a specialist mental capacity assessor and there is an emphasis on fine tuning your mental capacity assessments. It is therefore a useful course for Best Interests Assessors and S.12 Doctors alike.

Of course, as with other quality BIA update training courses we also look at recent case law that has an impact upon the DoLS and any developments that you need to know.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss any of our training courses or to enquire about booking a place.