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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 or Jodie Sanders on (01634) 338480 or at mcsc@medway.gov.uk

Managing your Stress Levels **NEW**

MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE  STANDARD 13 Who should attend? Any staff member looking to effectively manage their stress levels Course Aim This course will help delegates understand how to identify and deal with their stress levels. They will learn how stress can impact on their work and home lives and will explore a range of techniques […]

Location: Gun Wharf, Chatham

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 […]

Location: Rochester Community Hub

Manager’s Guide – Managing Stress in the Workplace **NEW**

MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE  STANDARD 13 Who should attend? Managers and team leaders Course Aim Managers and team leaders have a duty of care for their staff. This means they should be able to identify any staff showing signs of stress. This course will enable managers and team leaders to recognise the negative effects of stress […]

Location: Gun Wharf, Chatham

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: Medway Park, Gillingham

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 […]

Location: Rochester Community Hub

Paediatric First Aid

MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE  STANDARD 13 Day 1: EPFA unit 1 Emergency Paediatric First Aid Day 2: PFA Paediatric First Aid Roles and Responsibilities Infection control /PPE Paediatric First aid kit contents/accident reporting Primary Survey /unconscious casualty CPR Child &Infant Choking Bleeding Minor injuries Shock Burns and Scalds /electric shock /poisoning Hypothermia Heat stroke Fractures Head/Neck/Back […]

Location: Medway Park, Gillingham

Dealing with conflict and breakaway techniques

MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARD 13 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 […]

Location: Gun Wharf , Chatham or Rochester Community Hub

Mental Capacity Act Module 1 – Statutory Principles and Assessing Capacity

MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARDS 3 and 10 Course Objectives: • To provide knowledge of the five statutory principles underpinning the Mental Capacity Act; • To enable participants to demonstrate the application of the five statutory principles in their practice; • Participants to understand how to assess mental capacity using the two-stage test. Learning Outcomes: • […]

Location: Gun Wharf , Chatham

Infection Control

MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARD 15 Course Aim Infection control requires us to take steps to prevent and control the spread of infections and diseases. This course is designed for those who wish to develop their knowledge of infection control practices to ensure the safety of themselves and colleagues. This is an introductory course aimed at […]

Location: Rochester Community Hub

Duties of a Fire Warden

MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARD 13 Who should attend? Staff who have responsibility for fire safety within the council and have been assigned to the role of designated Fire Warden in their area or designated Fire Wardens who have undertaken the Fire Wardens course and need to update their previous knowledge Fire Warden Refresher courses must […]

Location: Gun Wharf, Chatham

Mental Capacity Act Module 2 – Supporting Decision Making

MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARDS 3 and 10 Course Objectives: • Participants will be reminded of the 5 Statutory Principles underpinning the Mental Capacity Act 2005 • Participants will know who a decision maker is under the Mental Capacity Act 2005; • Participants will explore practice issues and techniques to supporting decision-making, including planning for future […]

Location: Gun Wharf , Chatham

Level 2 in Food Safety

MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARD 8 Course Aim The aim is to provide attendees with information on Food safety issues which they will encounter during their working day. The Highfields Award in Food Safety has been designed to incorporate the fundamental food hygiene knowledge required by all food handlers. By the end of the course employees […]

Location: Rochester Community Hub

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 […]

Location: Rochester Community Hub

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 […]

Location: Gun Wharf , Chatham or Rochester Community Hub

Mental Capacity Act Module 4 – Restraint and Restriction

MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARDS 3 and 10 Target group: Delegates will have already completed MCA Level 1 Awareness, or MCA 2005: The Statutory Principles and Assessing Capacity and MCA 2005: Supporting Decision Making. This course is designed for Service Providers (Staff who are delivering health and or social care services to adults in care homes, […]

Location: Gun Wharf , Chatham

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 […]

Location: Gun Wharf , Chatham or Rochester Community Hub

Health & Safety Awareness (Inc. Risk Assessment) UPDATED COURSE

MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARD 13 Course Aim: This course provides participants with an overview of health and safety and accident reporting procedures in the workplace. Target Audience: All employees should have a basic understanding of Health & Safety at Work Objectives By the end of this session participants will: • Understand health and safety legislation […]

Location: Gun Wharf , Chatham

Safeguarding Adults Level 1

This course aims to give learners an awareness level of knowledge, skills and understanding around Adult Protection.

Location: Rochester Community Hub

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 […]

Location: Gun Wharf , Chatham or Rochester Community Hub

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 […]

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

Domestic Abuse Awareness

MEETS CARE STANDARD (Specialist) Course Aim To equip staff who may, in the course of their work, come into contact with domestic abuse. Objectives • how to recognise signs of domestic abuse • the effect of abuse on children and family • the key issues of abuse and violence in teen relationships • understand services […]

Location: Gun Wharf, Chatham

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 […]

Location: Rochester Community Hub