Training and development is an essential part of any career within the care industry, and we pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive package of learning for anyone entering a care career with us.

This is part of our absolute commitment to providing the very best care to our clients, as well as supporting our staff to be confident and knowledgeable within their chosen role.

Induction

This includes 5 days of classroom-based training with an in-house trainer, selected e-learning modules and a period of shadowing and practical assessment which meets the requirements of the Care Certificate.
 

Update training

All staff will be expected to attend a three-year cycle of updates to include:

  • Moving and handling
  • Fire safety
  • Infection control
  • Medication
  • Dementia
  • Safeguarding
  • Equality and diversity
  • First aid
  • Food safety
  • Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Specialist training

A range of specialist training is available which has been developed for individual job roles and in response to the needs of the clients we care for.  This includes topics such as the following and can be delivered in a classroom-based setting or through E-learning programmes:

  • Continence and stoma care
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Stroke awareness
  • MCA and DoLS
  • Palliative care
  • Tissue viability
  • Pressure ulcer care
     

QCF programmes and units

We have linked with a small number of accredited providers in order to offer a range of QCF CPD units and full programmes, including apprenticeships.

These are available in the following subjects:

Health and social care, including specific unit pathways in dementia, stroke, activities, end of life, diabetes, learning disability and food safety.
Business administration, customer service and management

Suitability for these fundable programmes will be discussed at yearly appraisals and supervisions.
 

Career development pathways

Staff development is of great importance to us and we have in place Learning and Development Frameworks which set out the learning pathway for every job role.  As well as covering the expected route for an individual to take, it also outlines what learning an individual can undertake to move to another job role within the organisation.