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Training & Short Courses

Medway College of Social Care aims to support social care staff with their professional training and development.

Do you already work in social care or would you like to work in social care? If so, there are a number of short courses which we offer which could benefit your professional development.

Below are a list of our current courses with a brief overview about what is covered within each course.

All of our courses can be booked via our online booking system i-share, please click here to access iShare and search for ‘Medway College of Social Care’ to find our short courses.

If you require access to iShare for yourself or your staff please contact Selina Bullivant on (01634) 331094 or at mcsc@medway.gov.uk

CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

CARE CERTIFICATE COMPLIANT – STANDARD 13 The CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace is a new qualification that will provide your employees with fundamental health and safety knowledge. Based on the extremely successful CIEH Foundation Certificate in Health and Safety in the Workplace, it has been completely revised with new […]

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Principles of Risk Assessment

MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARD 13 Course Aim To help improve the workplace culture for occupational health and safety by enabling learners to understand the basic principles of risk assessment. Target Audience All employees that may be asked to contribute to the process and will be expected to act always to protect their own health and […]

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Basic Health and Safety Awareness

MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARD 13 Course Aim: To become aware of the key health and safety issues and the part that they should play in keeping themselves and others free from harm in the workplace. Target Audience: All employees should have a basic understanding of Health & Safety at Work Course Contents: • General Law […]

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Principles of COSHH

CARE CERTIFICATE COMPLIANT – 13 Course Aim To introduce candidates to the inherent risks in substances and the controls available. This course is aimed at those who use substances hazardous to health at work and introduces students to the hazards associated with those substances, the risks and controls available and provides practical opportunities for students […]

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Moving and Handling of People (minimal assistance)

MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARD 13 Course Aim To provide participants whose role includes supporting people requiring minimal physical assistance and also object handling, with the necessary knowledge and skills to do so in a safe and effective manner and within the current legislative context. Target Audience For carers, personal assistants or family members who provide […]

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Duties of a Fire Warden

MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARD 13 Course Aim: To identify and eliminate fire hazards within the workplace. To be able to evacuate a building efficiently and safely. Understand the responsibilities of being nominated Fire Warden. Target Audience: Those employees nominated to be Fire Wardens within the workplace Course Contents: • Legislation • Emergency planning • Fire […]

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Dealing with conflict and breakaway techniques

Course Overview: • The course raises participants’ understanding of their authority, possible reasons for conflict, their response to the aggressor and the contribution they can make to either calming or escalating the confrontation • Delegates will learn how to recognise signs of conflict and utilise practical strategies to stay composed and resolve customer conflict • […]

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Moving and Handling of People – Refresher

MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARD 13 Course aim: To provide staff working in Health and Social Care with a refresher course on the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to carry out their jobs in a safe and effective manner whilst complying with current legislation Target audience: This course is suitable for all staff working […]

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Food Hygiene Refresher

Details: MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARD 8 Must have passed Food Safety/Hygiene course previously – this is a refresher Aims • Attendees to refresh valuable information on Food Safety issues which they will encounter during their working day Course Content • Introduction to Food Hygiene • Prevention of Contamination and Food Poisoning • Refrigeration, chilling and […]

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Falls Prevention – Carers and Care Home Staff

Course Philosophy * To facilitate staff to reduce falls, fall related injuries and hospital admissions. * To promote independence, health, well-being, quality of life for people who are at risk of falling. * To support care home staff to be proactive in working as a team and implementing falls prevention measures. Course objectives * To […]

Location: Rochester Community Hub

Falls Prevention for Care Home Managers and Team Leaders

Course Philosophy * To facilitate staff to reduce falls, fall related injuries and hospital admissions. * To promote independence, health, well-being and quality of life for people who are at risk of falling. * To support Care Home Managers to promote positive leadership, team work and commitment in implementing falls prevention measures. Learning Objectives * […]

Location: Rochester

Moving and Handling Training Room Hire

In partnership with Medway Council’s Adult Social Care team, we are proud to offer training in our fully equipped Moving and Handling training room. This room is dedicated to delivering safe and effective manual handling practices and is unique to social care in Medway. MCSC courses will be delivered in this suite, but it will also […]

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Enablement Training

The emphasis for this training is to give our care partners the tools to support individuals to be as independent as possible, by maintaining their current life skills, or directed reablement.

Location: Rochester Community Hub

Brain Injury Awareness and Recovery

The aim of this course is to increase awareness of the effects of a brain injury and provide learners with information to help them with developing communication and social skills with service users.

Location: Rochester Community Hub

Mental Capacity Act 2005 Stage 1 (Awareness)

This course aims to provide learners with an overview of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and how this may impact on their professional practice and the individuals who they provide care and/or support to.

Location: Rochester Community Hub

CIEH Level 2 in Food Safety

MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARD 13 Course Aim This aim of this course is to provide individuals with the fundamental food hygiene knowledge required by all food handlers.   By the end of the course learners should know how to store, handle and prepare food hygienically. Target Audience This course is suitable for all individuals who are required to prepare […]

Location: Rochester Community Hub

Infection Control

MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARD 15 Course Aim The aim of this course is to support individuals to develop their knowledge of infection control practices in order to ensure the health and safety of themselves, their clients and colleagues. Target Audience This course is suitable for all staff working in the Health & Social Care sector who have […]

Location: Rochester Community Hub

Moving and Handling of People

This course aims to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills required in the safe moving and handling of people both with and without the use of equipment.

Location: Rochester Community Hub

First Aid at Work Annual Refresher (Half Day)

This First Aid Refresher Course (Basic Skills Update) is recommended by the Health and Safety Executive as a suitable refresher course to prevent skills fade during the 3 year first aid requalification period.

Location: Rochester Community Hub

First Aid at Work Qualification (3 Day)

This course is suitable for individuals who are required to have a First Aid at Work Certificate in order to be able to deal with illness and injury in the workplace as a qualified First Aider.

Location: Rochester Community Hub

Emergency First Aid at Work (1 Day)

This is a 1-day HSE approved course for those who are required to take charge of first aid equipment during an emergency, in the absence of a qualified First Aider.

Location: Rochester Community Hub
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