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Adult social care courses - LGSS

Adult social care courses

We help customers protect the most vulnerable citizens. We work with you to help you deliver your workforce strategies and organisational goals so get in touch if you need something different to our most popular courses. We can support your workforce to develop confidence and competence to meet required professional standards, knowledge and skills, set out within legislative frameworks such as the Care Act 2014.

Dementia – an introduction

This course will give you a thorough overview of what is meant by dementia and help you understand how people may experience dementia differently – because of age, type, and level of ability or disability.

Audience: frontline staff working with people who have dementia, and those working in adult social care
Duration: half day
Type: face-to-face (classroom)
Cost: £40
Linked courses: What dementia is and what it isn’t

This course includes:

  • the common causes of dementia
  • signs and symptoms
  • related risk factors
  • what is commonly mistaken for dementia
  • the law, relating to dementia support
  • medical and social models of dementia

Keeping adults safe

This course equips participants with knowledge and skills to recognise and report safeguarding concerns. This course combines three areas critical to providing good care for the adults supported in Northamptonshire: safeguarding, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

Audience: people who support adults in social care settings including: residential homes, domiciliary care, supported living, nursing homes, care at home, day services, informal carers and other similar roles.
Duration: 1 day
Type: face-to-face (classroom)
Cost: £75
Linked courses: Working with the law ‚Äď MCA/DoLS |¬†Safeguarding Level 2 – care management |¬†Safeguarding Level 3 – enquiry skills | Safeguarding Level 3 – chairing meetings

Living and working with autism

This course will enable delegates to recognise difficulties commonly associated with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) including: the triad/diad of impairments, recent diagnostic changes, sensory problems, the iceberg approach, visual supports. As part of the course, you will hear from a person with Asperger’s Syndrome about how ASD affects them.

Audience: anyone living or working with people on the autistic spectrum, who have not received any formal training
Duration: 1 day
Type: face-to-face (classroom)
Cost: £300
Linked courses: none

Medication management for frontline managers

This course provides managers with the skills and knowledge needed to ensure the safe administration of medication within their services in line with local policy. It also provides them with the tools to be able to undertake a medication competency assessment using Cambridgeshire’s Medication Competency Framework.

Audience: frontline managers who work in social care settings
Duration: 2 days
Type: face-to-face (classroom)
Cost: £110
Linked courses: Ear, nose, eye drops and inhaled medicines for frontline managers

Strengths based approaches and conversations for the PVI sector and in-house services

Aimed at those working with people in the community and their carers, this course provides the skills and knowledge to use a strengths-based approach to support people to use their own strengths and those offered by their circle of support and local community. The course provides theory and practical advice about how strengths-based approaches and conversations can be applied within to daily working practice.

Audience: support staff in the private, voluntary and independent (PVI) sector, and in-house services
Duration: 1 day
Type: face-to-face (classroom)
Cost: £55
Linked courses: Outcome-focused support planning for the PVI sector and in-house services


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