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Surrey Skills Academy Training Programme

Surrey Skills Academy is pleased to offer a wide range of short courses for staff working in the independent social care sector in the county of Surrey.

All courses are FREE and this is made possible by funding from the Adult Social Care Grant from the Department of Health provided to local councils.

The aim is to support the development of the social care workforce.

If you work for Astor you are entitled to apply for any of the courses listed.

The programme offers full day and half day skills training courses and below is an example of the topics available at various locations in Surrey:

CORE

  • AN INTRODUCTION TO EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
  • BASIC FOOD HYGIENE
  • EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK (EFAW)
  • FIRE SAFETY IN CARE HOMES
  • FIRST AID ANNUAL REFRESHER
  • HEALTH & SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE
  • INFECTION CONTROL
  • INTRODUCTION TO COSHH (CONTROL OF SUBSTANCES HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH)
  • MOVING & HANDLING PEOPLE
  • NUTRITION & HYDRATION
  • PERSON CENTRED CARE PLANNING
  • PROMOTING EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE
  • RECORD KEEPING
  • SAFEGUARDING ADULTS AT RISK – AWARENESS LEVEL
  • SAFEGUARDING ADULTS AT RISK FOR MANAGERS & DEPUTIES
  • UNDERSTANDING RISK & RISK ASSESSMENT IN A CARE ENVIRONMENT
  • MENTAL CAPACITY ACT – AWARENESS
  • AN INTRODUTION TO END OF LIFE CARE
  • CARING FOR AND SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA – AN INTRODUCTION

SPECIALIST

  • COPING WITH BEREAVEMENT, LOSS AND CHANGE
  • DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY SAFEGUARDS (DOLS) – FOR MANAGERS
  • DEVELOPING THE ROLE OF ACTIVITIES COORDINATORS
  • END OF LIFE CARE FOR MANAGERS
  • INTRODUCTION TO AUTISM
  • MANAGING MEDICINES SAFELY
  • MENTAL CAPACITY ACT – AWARENESS
  • POSITIVE APPROACHES TO CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR
  • PREVENTING FALLS IN OLDER PEOPLE
  • WORKING WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIABETES – AN INTRODUTION
  • WORKING WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE EPILEPSY – AN INTRODUTION
  • WORKING WITH SERVICE USERS WITH LEARNING DISABILITY AND DEMENTIA – AN INTRODUCTION
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