Health & Social Care Workshops

We offer a wide range of open workshops at SEK.  You can find individual workshops and their content below. You can book places on any of our workshops by clicking on the link.

We also offer bespoke workshops which can be delivered at your premises or location of your choice for larger groups of people. If this is something that you would be interested in, contact us and we will be happy to discuss your particular needs.

Scheduled Workshops


H&SC Induction (4 Days)

This package will give individuals the skills and confidence to enter into their roles. It allows for all required training that they will need to be effective in their roles over a 4 day period. Training will combine both theory and practice, knowledge of legislation and opportunities to use the ideas and experiences of other attending the course. Both the moving and handling and First Aid are accredited courses, the other courses are delivered by experienced trainers who have experience and knowledge in the care sector. Attendees will also be given a folder at the beginning of the course and will have 3 months to complete this with their employer, at the end they will receive a Care Certificate.

  • Day 1: Equality & Diversity, MCA & DOL’s and Dementia
  • Day 2: Manual Handling with Hoist
  • Day 3: Medication, SOVA and First Aid
  • Day 4: Health & Safety, Food Safety, Infection Control and Personal Care

Assessment Methods

  • Group Activities
  • Practical
  • Workbook to complete within 3 months of date of course

£200 per person or £50.00pp for single day
Up to 12 delegates


Dementia Awareness

This course offers learners the opportunity to learn about the various types of dementia, how dementia manifests and develops within individuals. Learners will study how we can support individuals with dementia and create person centred care plans in order to maintain as much independence as possible for the individual. They will also look at the anatomy and physiology of the brain, how dementia effects this likely symptoms that may be observed. A dementia simulation will also be included in this course, where learners will try to experience how dementia can feel and how it can impact on day to day life.

Half Day
£50 per person


Diabetes Awareness

This course will give learners the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of diabetes, not only will it help them in supporting individuals who have diabetes but also to understand ways in which individuals can reduce the risk of developing diabetes.  This course will cover: what is diabetes, the types of diabetes, symptoms, risk factors, managing risk, blood sugar control, mediction (types, administration and blood testing), diet and ways in which we can reduce the risks of developing diabetes.

Half Day
£40 per person


End of Life

This end of life course gives learners the knowledge to care for individuals in the end stages of their life and when providing palliative care.  It will cover how to deal with and communicate about the psychological issues related to end of life care and the physiological changes that may take place.  It also includes legislation, medication, infection control and recommended procedures for dealing with an individual who has passed

1 Full Day Course
£50 per person


Epilepsy Training

This course will give learners the opportunity to gain knowledge on epilepsy and how to manage seizures safely. Learners will cover the following topics; what is epilepsy, how it effects the brain, the neurology of a seizure, physical signs and symptoms, the different types of seizure, managing epilepsy through lifestyle changes and medication, triggers and safely managing a seizure and supporting an individual following a seizure.

Half Day Course
£40 per person


Equality & Diversity

This course will cover exactly what equality and diversity is and how this can be translated to their day to day practice within their role.  Learners will explore their own values in relation to equality and diversity, what can impact on how we develop our values and ways in which we can adapt our practice, risk assessing and care planning in order to promote equality.  Attendees will learn through group work, debates, videos and case studies.  It will also cover the various legislation that supports and promotes equality for individuals including human rights.  Not only is this course relevant to the care sector but can be adapted for any other sector of employment.

Half Day Course
£40 per person


Infection Control

This course will cover legislation relating to infection control, common types of infections and the ways in which they can be transmitted.  It will give learners knowledge and skills in order for them to be able to minimise the risk of infections being transmitted and practical advice that can be put into place within their roles.  It also includes the usage, storage and disposal of hazardous materials, making use of personal protective equipment, risk assessment and minimisation and good housekeeping.

Half Day
£50 per person


Managing Challenging Behaviour

This course will look at why individuals exhibit challenging behaviour and how they may be exhibited including the physiology of anger and aggression manifests. If learners can understand this they can be more effective in managing and responding to behaviours.  They will learn through individual learning, group work, videos and case studies, whereby they can apply their knowledge and learning.  It will give learners the tools to deal effectively with challenging behaviour, to recognise cues to behaviour change and ways in which to deal with these in a positive manner.

1 Full Day
£50 per person


Medication for H&SC

Learners will leave this course with an understanding of the legislation related to the handling of medication, the various types of medication, routes of administration, how medication works and side effects/contraindications.  The course also includes best practice when administering medication and safe ways in which to store, administer and dispose of medication.  Learners will identify the correct procedures when dealing with medication errors by use of case studies, they will also familiarise themselves with MAR (medical administration record) sheets and have the opportunity to fill these out.  Learners will be advised to make sure they are familiar with company policy and procedures relating to the handling and administration of medication.

Half Day
£40 per person

 


Medication for Schools Training

This course covers: what is a medication, how medication works, side-effects, the composition of medication, routes of administration, safe storage, handling and disposal of medication and recording and documentation, including any medication errors or issues.  This course will also include managing medication within school, on school trips and short stays. Learners will gain an understanding of legislation underpinning medication handling.

Half Day
£50 per person


MCA (Mental Capacity Act) and DOLs (Deprivation of Liberty)

At the end of this course learners will have an understanding of what mental capacity is, the legislation and framework and principles relating to it, how it is assessed and signs of an individual who may be lacking mental capacity.  It will also cover the care implications and best practice when working with individuals who lack capacity. This course will include when, where and how individual may be placed under a deprivation of liberty and the legislation relating to this.  Lerner’s will also relate the core care values  to how they can support individuals in their care.

Half Day
£40 per person


Mental Health Awareness

This course will provide learners with an overview of common mental health conditions (schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, bi-polar, OCD, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders and PTSD) symptoms, causes, medication and treatment.  Learners will look at the legislation relating to mental health and how individuals may be sectioned and detained. We will explore the terms mental health and mental illness, how we can look after out mental health and what can impact on our mental health.  Learners will have the opportunity to gain knowledge about the various therapies available to support individuals and will also have the opportunity to try some of these including, art therapy, CBT and mindfulness.

Assessment Methods
Multiple Choice Questionnaire.

Full Day Course
£50 per person

 


Moving & Handling of Objects

Learners on this course will learn about: legislation, hazards, risk assessment and managing risks, they will have the opportunity to complete a moving and handling risk assessment.  The course will teach learners the basics of the physiology and biomechanics of the back, the importance of good moving and handling techniques and potential consequences if safe practice is not followed.  There will be a safe opportunity for individual to demonstrate good moving and handling.  All learners will be advised to look at and be familiar with their company/employees policies and procedures.

Half Day
£40 per person


Moving & Handling with Hoist

This moving and handling course covers the theory and practice of using a hoist and other moving and handling equipment.  Learners will look at: legislation, risk assessing and planning a move, hazard identification, basic physiology and biomechanics of the back and the importance of good moving and handling and consequences of poor practice.  The course gives learners the opportunity to learn and demonstrate a variety of moving and handling practices, including the use of scenario based learning.  All learners will be advised to look at and be familiar with their company/employers policies and procedures.

Half Day £40 Per Person
(Recommended as refresher course)

Full day £50 per person
(Recommended for new and returning care staff)


Prevent Duty Training

The Prevent Strategy is part of the Governments overall counter-terrorism strategy. The aim of this workshop is to gain an understanding of early signs within the vulnerable who may be susceptible to radicalisation. Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support. Work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to address

2 Hours
£30 per person


Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA)

Learners will gain an understanding of the term vulnerable adult and what makes an individual a vulnerable adult.  They will also gain knowledge on: legislation that relates to safeguarding, the different types of abuse and how to recognise the signs of abuse, responding to and recording a disclosure and how/where to raise a concern. Learners will have the opportunity to look at their own attitudes and values, what impacts on our values and how this could affect our decision making. The course makes used of case studies including case studies relating to human rights. The course also covers whistle blowing including; legislation, how and when to whistle blow and reasons why individual may not raise a concern.

Half Day Course
£40 per person


Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVC)

This training course is designed for individuals to gain an understanding of child abuse. Delegates will consider the signs and symptoms of abuse, how to manage disclosures and Local Authority Child Protection Procedures.

Delegates will consider safe practice, policies and procedures and how to manage the impact of abuse disclosures for the child and their own family.

Define what is meant by Child Abuse and Safeguarding children

  • Consider dynamics of abuse
  • Consider types of abuse, signs and symptoms
  • Gain an understanding of Local Safeguarding Children Boards
  • Consider the legislative framework and Local Authority policies and procedures
  • Look at the your role in safeguarding young people’s welfare and consider issues for safe practice
  • Consider best practice in managing disclosures and how to maintain boundaries of confidentiality
  • Consider the impact of disclosures on the professional network
  • Whistle blowing

Half Day Course
£40 per person

Future Workshops

The following workshops are yet to be scheduled for a future date.
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Alzheimer’s and Nutrition

  • The ageing process.
  • Signs & symptoms of dementia.
  • Different types of dementia.
  • Less common causes of dementia
  • Approaches to dementia.
  • Common difficulties.

1 Full Day
£50 per person


Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness, & How to Recognise and Work with Different Behaviours

This training will give learners the opportunity to explore the autistic spectrum and the many different ways in which it manifests within individuals.  They will learn how various tests can take place in order for an individual to be diagnosed within the spectrum, this will then allow them to apply this to their roles in order to recognised patterns of behaviour.  It will also cover how they can support individuals and various things they can put into place such as planning routines and making use of alternative means of communication.

Assessment Methods
Multiple Choice Questionnaire.

1 Full Day
£50 per person


Basic First Aid

This first aid training course will give learners basic first aid knowledge including: how to respond to common first aid emergencies, legislation, infection control, risk assessment, dealing with incidents, raising the alarm and raising help and documentation and recording, including RIDDOR reporting. Learner will have the opportunity to gain practice experience in dealing with choking, CPR, the recovery position and basic bandaging.

Assessment Methods
Practical.
Multiple Choice Questionnaire.

Half Day Course
£50 per person


Basic Food Safety

Basic food safety will cover the legislation relating to food safety, how food can become contaminated and ways in which we can reduce risk to individuals.  The course looks at the practical ways in which we can store, prepare and dispose of foods correctly and safely, by assessing risks, identifying hazards and then putting measures in place to reduce the impact of these.  At the end of the training learners should be confident and competent to work safely with and around food.

Half Day
£40 per person


Basic Health & Safety

This half day course will give learners basic knowledge of health and safety, managing health and safety and health and safety issues. At the end of the course learners will have covered a variety of subjects including: legislation, responsibilities, accidents, risks and risk assessment, PPE, recording and reporting and workplace safety (infection control, noise, first aid, lifting, fire, manual and handling, workstation safety, hazardous substances and electricity).

Half Day
£40 per person


Buccal Training

This course will cover what epilepsy is, how it manifests in the brain and the various types of seizures.  Following the course learners will be able to safely manage seizures, have knowledge of the various types and application of medication, how to safely store medication and record keeping and documentation.  This course is ideal for anyone working with or supporting individuals who have epilepsy and need medicating as a result of a seizure, this course will allow individuals to administer buccal medication.

Half Day
£50 per person


Catheter Care

This course is ideal for anyone supporting individuals who have been fitted with a catheter either long term or short term. The course will allow carers to be confident in providing personal care to individuals and how to safely manage a catheter. It will include how catheters are fitted and how they work, why they are used, how to safely work with individuals who are fitted with a catheter, infection control and will include principles of core care values.

Half Day Course
£295 up to 15 delegates
Book 2 half day’s back to back for £395


Data Protection

  • Many people hate report writing…but why?
  • Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act
  • Why do we need to record?
  • Reports should be? Tips
  • Communicating with people with dementia or other health issues
  • Confidentiality
  • Key Communication
  • Correcting Mistakes

Half Day
£50 per person


Enablement

The Enablement approach supports the Government’s ‘Personalisation’ agenda; providing care support which caters for the individual’s needs ‘in a way that fits into their lives.’
The course includes:

  • The background to Enablement.
  • The Enablement process and its impact on practice.
  • Disability equipment solutions.

1 Full Day
£40 per person


Health and Safety and Violence and Aggression

  • Food Hygiene.
  • Health & Safety.
  • Infection Control.
  • Violence and Aggressive situations
  • 1 Full Day
    £50 per person


Makaton

Makaton is currently only available on a bespoke basis and will consist of a beginner’s workshop and a follow up workshop. The course introduces learners to non-verbal communication, this will involve practical activities including: signs and symbols for the Core Vocabulary Stages 1-4 and methods for implementing and using Makaton.  The follow up workshop includes: consolidation of previous learning, signs and symbol at level 5-8.  This course allows learner to be able to communicate effectively with individual who have learning and communication problems.  This course would be suited to anyone working in the care or education sector, or who works with or cares for anyone with a communication difficulty.

Please contact SEK for pricing.


Multiple Conditions and Disabilities

  • Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Epilepsy.
  • Parkinson’s.
  • Diabetes.
  • Strokes.

1 Full Day
£50 per person


Nutrition & Hydration

This course will give learners the opportunity to explore the concepts of healthy eating and hydration, how to promote positive health choices and health conditions related to poor nutrition.  It will look at common trends and ideas on how we can encourage individuals and groups to make sustainable changes.  The course will include looking at various food types, government recommendations and the impact of fat and sugar on health.

 

Half Day
£40 per person


Parkinson’s Awareness

This course will give learners an understanding of Parkinson’s and how to effectively support individuals. Learners will; gain knowledge on risk factors for developing Parkinsons, signs and symptoms, risk associated with having Parkinsons, how it impact on the brain and the physical impact on the individual, medication and tools for supporting individuals.

Half Day
£40 per person


Professional Boundaries

  • Relationships with clients.
  • Imbalances of power.
  • Conflicts of interest.
  • Behaviour.
  • Consequences and worst case scenarios.
  • Whistleblowing.
  • Code of conduct

Half Day
£40 per person


Record Keeping

  • Why record keeping is important and consequences of poor record keeping.
  • Defining confidentiality.
  • Activity looking at past records and why they are incorrect.
  • Who can look at our records?

Half Day
£50 per person


Stoma Care

This course is ideal for anyone caring for individuals who have been or may be fitted with a colostomy bag.  The course will allow carers to be confident in providing personal care for individuals who have a stoma.  The course will cover; why individuals have stomas, how stomas work, the correct and safe care of a stoma and colostomy bag, infection control, the psychological impact of the procedure and will include principles of core care values.

Half Day Course
£295 up to 15 delegates
Book 2 half day’s back to back for £395

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