Training Services

Personal Care Consultants deliver a wide range of health and social care training courses to Local Authority staff and private agencies alike. Our health and social care training courses are delivered by Consultant Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Nurses. All of our trainers are still actively working in their respective fields undertaking assessments and completing reports which allows them to keep up to date with best practice and new developments. This also gives them perspective, practice examples and scenarios from the workplace which gives our social care and health training a greater depth and relevance to candidates.

Click here to view or download our comprehensive Training Portfolio. This portfolio includes details on many of our health and social care training courses. Alternatively explore our Social Care, Health and Safety and Personalisation Agenda Training pages to view some of the courses which we deliver.

Personal Care Consultants is an Edexcel Approved Centre and has developed and delivers 2 bespoke BTEC courses in the health and social care field. Please visit our BTEC Awards page for information on these courses.

Personal Care Consultants prides itself on being able to provide bespoke health and social care training courses tailored around your staff and their needs. If you do not see the training course you are looking for on these pages please do not hesitate to get in touch by e-mailing training@thecareplan.com or by completing our online enquiry form.

Health & Social Care Training

Personal Care Consultants provides a wide a range of health and social care training courses for staff working in social care from Induction training for care assistants through to comprehensive Reablement Skills Training courses.  Our trainers are all practicing consultants within their fields and our courses are all applicable to the job roles undertaken by trainees and the context in which they are currently working.  Our health and social care training courses will equip your staff with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide high quality care to service users.

Our social care training courses include:

Single Handed Care Training – This is a 1 or 2 day awareness based training course (depending on specific requirement). Each course will enable candidates the opportunity to fully discuss, practice and evaluate current good practice techniques required when assessing for and delivering single handed care. Candidates will also have the opportunity to explore a range of new equipment that has been specifically designed to facilitate single person use.

The training is aimed at occupational therapists, health and social care managers and senior care staff who may be involved in making decisions around single handed care in the future.

Reablement Skills Training – Our Reablement Skills training is a modular training programme from which commissioners can choose any number of modules to create a bespoke reablement skills training course of 1-3 days in length giving their staff the necessary skills and knowledge for a move from “care” to “reablement”.  We have been delivering reablement skills training since 2000 and have delivered courses to over 30 local authorities.

Dementia Awareness Training – A one day dementia awareness training course for care staff introducing signs and symptoms of the different types of Dementia, treatments, myths and fact and how these affect care and the importance of ‘personhood’ or a person centred approach.  In addition to the Dementia Awareness training we also offer a range of further, more in depth training courses on Dementia and associated topics.

Personal Care Training – Our Personal Care Training provides a practical solution to equipping new and existing care staff with a model of good practice in providing high quality personal care to service users.  Our one day Personal Care training course covers all aspects of delivering personal care, from the principles of care; including promoting a service user’s dignity and choice, to practical demonstrations and practice bed baths, foot and nail care, mouth care etc.

Outcome Focussed Care Planning – Our one day course in Outcome Focussed Care Planning is designed for care providers, managers, supervisors and senior care staff involved in the care planning process.  We can incorporate local care planning forms into our courses in order to offer a comprehensive training package which is both relevant and easily applicable to local scenarios and job roles.

Acquired Brain Injury – Our one day course enables practitioners to develop knowledge and understanding of Acquired/Traumatic Brain Injury whilst our two day course develops on the knowledge of experienced practitioners to deepend their understanding.

Loss and Depression in Elders – Our one day course has, as its focus, issues of loss for older people relating not just to bereavement but also exploring social, psychological and sensory aspects.  This training also looks in detail at depression in older people and explores treatments available and also assessment tools for use in determining whether an elderly person is suffering from depression.

Carer’s Induction Training Programme – A modular training course for Informal Carers covering the topics of:

– Medication Awareness
– Health and Nutrition
– Managing Conflict and Stress
– Safeguarding Adults and Children
– Emergency First Aid
– Moving and Handling

Telephone us now on 01244 390677 or e-mail training@thecareplan.com to discuss your training requirements.

BTEC Awards

Personal Care Consultants is an Edexcel Approved Centre and is registered to deliver 2 bespoke BTEC Awards:- the BTEC Advanced Award in Provision of Community Equipment and the BTEC Advanced Certificate in People Handling Skills. We have been delivering BTEC Awards since 2004 and over 400 candidates have successfully completed our training courses.

BTEC Advanced Award in Provision of Community Equipment – This course is for people who will be, or are currently, involved in assessing for and providing equipment within the health and social care sector.  This course is for staff who will be “trusted assessors” for small aids or community equipment.

Our BTEC Advanced Award in Provision Community Equipment provides the participants with the knowledge, techniques and analytical tools required to assess for and provide targeted community equipment within current legislative framework.

BTEC Advanced Certificate in People Handling Skills – This course is profiled to underpin the requirements of the All Wales NHS and Local Government Manual Handling Passport Scheme which currently defines best practice within the UK.

This modular course (competency based) is for people who will be involved in delivering manual handling training and/or undertaking manual handling risk assessment within the health and social care sector.  This course is a Manual Handling Train the Trainer course.

The BTEC Advanced Certificate in People Handling Skills provides participants with the knowledge, techniques and analytical tools required to deliver manual handling training and carry out risk assessments within the current legislative framework.

For further information regarding our BTEC Awards, or to book a place on the next open course, please telephone 01244 390677, e-mail training@thecareplan.com or complete our online enquiry form.