Accessing development opportunities as a manager in your specialist area of adult social care.
This CPD Accredited Level 5 Diploma course has been designed with in-depth consultation with families and individuals on the Autism Spectrum. It is cutting edge and based on best practice guidelines..
The course is self-paced with guided learning materials and taught components, and is designed to be completed in 12 months or less. Full tutor support is given throughout.
This ADHD Awareness course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about ADHD. Whether you’re a parent or carer looking to improve your understanding, or someone working in an education or health and social care environment, this course can help.
During your studies, you’ll learn more about what ADHD is and the signs and symptoms to be aware of. You’ll also cover how ADHD can be diagnosed, the support available for parents and in education settings, and whether or not medication can help. This course will cover everything you need to know to help you better support those with ADHD that are in your care.
This course will introduce you to different perspectives on death; ethical issues related to dying and end-of-life care; as well as expressions of grief.
Autism Central South East Hub
Aspens is the southeast hub for National Peer Education Programme, Autism Central that provides high-quality and accessible autism information, education and coaching
Care and Treatment Reviews (CTRs) are for children and adults with a learning disability, autism or both. CTRs were developed as part of NHS England’s commitment to improving the care of people with learning disabilities autism or both. (Please note, for children and young people, the reviews are called “Care, Education and Treatment Reviews” or CTRs).
This elearning programme helps everyone involved in Care and Treatment Reviews understand their role, and what happens at a review. It shows what a ‘good’ review looks like and explains how the review panel might offer a challenge to services to think differently about the care and support to the person that enables them to remain in their home and their community.
This qualification aims to raise awareness of mental health and a range of mental health problems and is designed for anyone looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill health.
This qualification aims to raise your awareness of mental health and a range of mental health problems. You will gain an understanding of prevalent mental health problems and how you can then work with or interact with individuals with them.
This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of caring for the elderly. It is designed for those who wish to understand the principles of elderly care, and learn more about common health issues and legislation that relates to elderly care. All units are compulsory.
This qualification will develop your understanding of lean organisation techniques and the skills required to work effectively in a team in the business sector. This qualification covers the skills and knowledge needed to use lean organisation and business improvement techniques in business and to work effectively in a team.
This course is suitable for anyone working with or supporting dementia patients. It can also be used to support the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed for those working in or towards a dementia care role.
The knowledge and skills needed to provide dementia care has never been more necessary than it is now. This qualification will help you understand what the condition entails, as well teach how best to support those who are affected by it. The course covers essential topics such as positive communication techniques and person-centred approaches that take into account an individual’s needs at every stage of their journey through this difficult time in life.
This qualification is aimed at learners seeking to increase their knowledge and understanding of end of life care in a vocational setting. It is aimed at those working in the healthcare sector whose job role includes caring for those receiving palliative care or who have a life-limiting illness.
This course is suitable for learners working or intending to work with individuals with learning disabilities in a variety of areas: domiciliary care, schools, day provision, care or nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, or other settings.
Develop a comprehensive understanding of issues related to different types of learning disabilities and how these affect individuals in their daily lives through this certificate in principles of working with individuals with learning disabilities.
This short course is suitable for learners who want to progress within employment in a variety of sectors, and in a number of job roles where an understanding of autism* and knowledge of how to support people with autism is required. This qualification aims to develop learners’ understanding of autism, covering the person-centred approach and influence of positive communication, how to support positive behaviour and how individuals with autism can be supported to live fulfilled lives.
This qualification is designed to increase learners’ awareness and understanding of behaviour that challenges. By completing the qualification, learners will develop in-depth knowledge of behaviour that challenges which could support progression onto other appropriate qualifications and into relevant employment in the education or health and social care sectors.
This qualification aims to give learners knowledge of different specific learning difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported.
Understanding the different types of diabetes and the ongoing care and treatment of patients with diabetes is fundamental to the role of the healthcare worker.
This qualification aims to raise awareness of mental health problems and the process and approaches involved in the care and support of those who experience mental ill health. This course is suitable for anyone working in the health and social care or a related sector that wish to understand mental health issues and support approaches.
For adult social care staff working in Brighton &Hove
This course covers the challenges and dilemmas when supporting people with dementia. It covers managing risk and end of life care. You can take this course if you support people with dementia regularly and already have some knowledge and experience of dementia.
For Brighton & Hove care staff
This course is for social workers, care managers and occupational therapists who assess the needs of people living with dementia and their carers. To take this course, you must have experience and understanding of dementia and/or have attended the Dementia Basic awareness course.
Register for this course via Brighton & Hove City Council Learning Zone
This Level 2 course provides learners with the key principles in supporting and caring for those with dementia, enabling them to actively assist individuals with the condition using appropriate methods.
Each unit contains an assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of each subject area. Once you successfully complete all units you will achieve a Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care.
This workshop is aimed at those training front line staff to support individuals who have or are at risk of developing dementia.
14 September 2023
The draft Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism code of practice outlines how health and care providers registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) can meet the legislative requirement introduced by the Health and Care Act 2022 to ensure staff receive training on learning disability and autism, appropriate to their role.
The public consultation on the draft code of practice will run for 12 weeks and closes on Tuesday 19 September 2023. Following this, the government will consider all consultation responses to inform any final changes to the draft code of practice.
If you are a worker or volunteer in the area of domestic abuse, sexual violence or violence against women and girls (VAWG), the team at East Sussex has issued a training prospectus for 2023-24 which has a range of courses you may be interested in.
The training is provided by various partners, including the Safeguarding Children’s Partnership and the commissioned domestic abuse service, CGL.
The prospectus has course details (online and face to face), booking details, and costs if applicable. Course links will provide more detail around the course content, audience, and duration.
The Learning Support Centre provides a range of specialist disability support services that are tailored to the individual needs of our clients.
Our services include: one to one specialist tuition, coaching, mentoring, notetaking, transcription services, assistive technology training, personal assistants and personal care.
Our role is to support our service users in accessing education and the workplace as well as provide general support with day to day living. Clients may include people with physical or sensory disabilities, people with neurological conditions (e.g. dyslexia) and people with mental health issues, who wish to develop and enhance their skills for study and work.
This qualification will provide you with the required skills and knowledge to support an individual at their end of life, as well as their families and significant others. This qualification will enable you to start and develop your career in social care or health care industry by allowing you to learn more about the delivery of optimum patient care and developing your transferrable skills within health sector.
Each unit contains an assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of each subject area. Once you successfully complete all units you will achieve a Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care.
The end of life – train the trainer workshop has been designed to ensure you can train your care staff to a high standard, giving them the skills and confidence to care for people at the end of their life. This distance learning end of life care train the trainer is delivered via Zoom.
9.30am – 4.30pm 5 October 2023
Explore critical perspectives on dying, death, and grief to develop your professional practice or reflect on personal experience.
Dates Starts on 18 Sep 2023 Join by 18 Sep 2023 at 09:00 See more start dates
End of Life Challenges and Palliative Care is led by the University of Glasgow’s End of Life Studies Group, a research and teaching team dedicated to examining end of life issues. This course is supported and approved by the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh (RCPE), and learners who are members of the RCPE will earn 50 CPD Credits upon completion of this microcredential.
By the end of the 10-week course, you’ll have deepened your own thinking on a range of end of life issues, while gaining the training and credentials you need to work in palliative care.
ECEPC is a highly respected qualification for medical and nursing staff, paramedics and allied health professionals including nursing and physician associates from acute, community and hospice settings who would like a qualification in palliative care. All participants should have direct contact with patients requiring a palliative approach and care needs.
The course is run entirely as a distance learning course (between September and November 2023) and the assessment has been adapted to be undertaken remotely. It is coordinated by Princess Alice Hospice and run by various hospices around the country, including St Wilfrid’s Hospice Chichester.
Dates: Our next intake is Autumn 2023 cohort:-
11th September 2023 – Course launch event via Zoom 18.00 to 19.30 hrs with the local launch 19.30 to 20.00 hrs (via Microsoft Teams)
15th November 2023 – Remote assessment day via zoom – 0930 hrs to 1400 hrs (latest slot)
Price: £500.00 Staff working in hospices in the UK can apply to Hospice UK for funding for 50% of this cost.
This course covers a wider range of mental health conditions and goes into detail on the range of therapy and professional support that a person may be given by professional bodies during treatment for a mental health condition. The course is suitable for all persons within a workplace but is aimed at those who hold a supervisory/managerial level position and who have responsibility for implementing a positive mental health culture and responsibility for First Aid for Mental Health within an organisation.
FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF). This online course ensures that you have the knowledge and understanding to be competent Mental Health First-Aider.
This programme is delivered over 18 months. It incorporates the Apprenticeship Standard Lead Practice in Adult Care but is extended to include a robust development programme for best practice in dementia care.
This course will give learners an overview of the Framework for Supporting Autistic People – Domain E: Leadership and management, education, and research. This domain will encompass how leadership can support organisations and improve the quality of care for people with autism.
In this course you will learn about how key perspectives in the field have made sense of mental health problems. By directly relating key perspectives to a case study, you will reflect on how the medical perspective, psychological perspective and social need perspective come to make sense of mental ill-health.
This managing patients deaths: compliance and management level 3 course will give an overview of best practices surrounding patient deaths including mortality governance, investigations, safety culture, and understanding the impact of human factors on staff performance and behaviour.
Could you or your care home team benefit from training on ‘self care and homely remedies’? This free online training is for care home staff who manage and administer medication.
The session will cover:
Participants will be given resources which can be adapted to suit the individual needs of their care home.
The training is being offered by the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes (MOCH) team.
It takes place on the first Tuesday of the month, starting at 2:30pm, running from July through to December, and you don’t need to book in advance.
this qualification builds an understanding of mental health problems and the support available to colleagues. Increasing the understanding of mental health of staff at all levels builds a culture of care and support.
In 2019 Health Education England and NHS England published the ‘Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting People with a Learning Disability’. This includes people with learning disabilities and autistic people. It was produced in partnership with Skills for Care and Skills for Health.The five MindEd Learning Disability Mental Health modules in this programme now comprise 14 separate sessions of e-learning. They are based on the Core Capabilities Framework. The sessions are intended to support the development of knowledge, skills and competencies related to the mental health of people with learning disability, including people with learning disabilities and autistic people.
This Postgraduate Certificate has been designed for those interested in gaining accreditation and specialist knowledge in the education of children and adults on the autism spectrum.
Successful completion of the PGCert Autism Education will give you 60 credits towards the MA Inclusive Special Education.
In an increasingly digital world, cyber security is fast becoming a main concern for many organisations. With complex online scams and cyber crime, it’s essential that organisations have an understanding of preventative measures to maintain cyber security, including techniques and security checks needed to store data securely.
The Stroke elearning programme has been designed to provide an overview of stroke care across the entire pathway and promote better patient care, by providing all health and social care professionals and multidisciplinary teams with the appropriate level of knowledge, skills and experience they need to deliver effective stroke prevention and care to people with stroke, and at risk of stroke.
This workshop delivered over 2 sessions on consecutive dates via Zoom, is aimed at those who are supporting people with dementia who may behave in ways that could be perceived as challenging. The aim of this workshop is to enable you to reflect on reasons why people behave in ways that could be perceived as challenging. The workshop will also enable you to consider approaches that support individuals to communicate positively.If you apply what you have learnt on this workshop you will be able to explore how individuals might use behaviours to communicate their needs and emotions, define how our values, beliefs and attitudes can reflect the support we provide, describe how internal and external antecedents may interact to affect behaviour and identify possible triggers, identify strategies for supporting positive behaviour and demonstrate techniques that can be used to keep safe when managing challenging situations
This programme is aimed at all staff working in health and social care settings, providing a unique insight into the lived experience of dementia, increasing knowledge and understanding of the condition.
The training is named after Oliver McGowan. Oliver was a young man whose death shone a light on the need for health and social care staff to have better skills, knowledge and understanding of the needs for autistic people and people with a learning disability.
We are launching our new Trauma informed Care introductory sessions as part of our journey to becoming a trauma informed organisation Wed, 12 Jul 2023 10:00 – 11:30
This popular course is designed for learners who wish to develop an understanding of autism or for people who currently work with autistic people and want to progress in their careers and increase their impact. Each unit contains an assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of each subject area. Once you successfully complete all units you will achieve a nationally recognised qualification and accredited Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism.