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Are you looking to build your skills and knowledge in order to gain employment in the care industry?

 

Are you currently employed as a Personal Assistant or do you currently employ your own Personal Assistants and want to access further training for them?

 

If you answered yes to any of the above, Disability Sheffield are running a number of FREE courses for existing and aspiring Personal Assistants in conjunction with Skills for Care and the Sheffield City Council.

 

Booking onto these courses is essential and numbers are limited. If you require any more information or to register for a place, please email tess.daly@disabilitysheffield.org.uk

 

COURSES AND INFORMATION

 

FOOD SAFETY LEVEL 1 (8th September, 9.30am-1pm - Moorfoot)

 

A half day course that will provide you with information about the principles of food safety and to enable you to apply this knowledge and carry out safe practice.

 

A multiple choice exam must be completed giving you the opportunity to gain a qualification in food safety.

 

Participants must bring photo ID to enable them to sit the exam. This can be:

- a valid passport

- UK driving license

- warrant card

- other (i.e student card)

 

WORKPLACE PENSIONS (28th September AND 6th December, 1.30pm-3.30pm - The Circle)

 

Work place pensions is a complex subject but everyone who employs a personal assistant should understand what they are, what their responsibilities are in relation to them and who to turn to if you need help. This short training session will aim to give you that, it will cover the basics of the process, what you’ll need to know to comply with the rules and who to contact if you need support.

 

 

HEALTH, SAFETY & FIRE AWARENESS (10th October, 9.30am-12.30pm - Moorfoot)

 

A half day course outlining employers and employees responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations and other legislation. It also promotes a consistent pro-active approach to health and safety at work.

 

 

SAFE RESTRAINTS - LETS TALK ABOUT IT (23rd October AND 15th January, 1.30pm-3pm - The Circle)

 

A short course for both Individual Employers and their Personal Assistants to gain a wider understanding of the term 'restraint' and its implications. It is designed to promote the conversation between employer and employee about restraint and different ways to keep people safe

 

 

EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK (2nd November, 9.30am-4.30pm - Moorfoot)

 

A one day course that enables learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency situations, including managing an unresponsive casualty, assisting a casualty who is choking and assisting a casualty who is wounded and bleeding.

 

There are practical elements to this course e.g. CPR and recovery position. Learners must be physically able to carry out these tasks and are advised to wear clothing that does not restrict their ability to take part. You must also attend the full session to be eligible for assessment.

 

Participants must bring photo ID to enable them to obtain a final certificate. This can be:

- a valid passport

- UK driving license

- warrant card

- other (i.e student card)

 

 

EATING & SWALLOWING (22nd November, 9.15am-12.30pm - Moorfoot)

 

This half day course will enable participants to safely support people in practice with eating and drinking. This includes understanding what can go wrong with eating and swallowing, recognising the danger signals and when to refer, aswell as good practice guidelines.

 

Participants will be encouraged to take part in eating and drinking activities.

 

 

SAFEGUARD ADULTS AWARENESS (8th December, 9.30am-12.30pm - Moorfoot)

 

A half day course to enable you to fulfill your roles and responsibilities within the South Yorkshire Safeguarding Procedures. This includes identifying adults at risk of harm, recognising the different types of abuse and how to proceed if somebody discloses abuse.

 

 

MOVING & HANDLING PEOPLE (9th January, 9.30am-4.30pm - Moorfoot)

 

A one day course to enable you to gain an understanding of safe methods and techniques for moving and handling.

 

As there is a practical element to the course, participants must wear appropriate footwear and clothing to enable them to practice safely.

 

 

DIGNITY IN CARE (12th February, 9.30am-3.30pm - Moorfoot)

 

A one day course looking at how you can embed dignity into all aspects of your practice. This includes looking at how to maintain dignity in the workplace and how it can be compromised.

 

 

 

Several of these courses meet a number of Care Certificate standards. Email tess.daly@disabilitysheffield.org.uk for more information.

 

 

Booking onto these courses is essential and numbers are limited. If you require any more information or to register for a place, please email tess.daly@disabilitysheffield.org.uk or alternatively call 07541937171

 

The Moorfoot Learning Centre

Floor 1 West Wing

Moorfoot Building

Sheffield

S1 4PL

 

The Circle

33 Rockingham Lane

Sheffield

S1 4FW

Edited by DisSheffield
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