MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARD 9 Please note- Delegates wanting to attend session 3 must have attended sessions 1 & 2 Who should attend? Connect 5 training aims to increase the confidence and skills of frontline staff to have effective conversations with the public or service users about mental health and wellbeing. The training equips people […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARD 9 Please note- Delegates wanting to attend session 2 must have attended session 1 Who should attend? Connect 5 training aims to increase the confidence and skills of frontline staff to have effective conversations with the public or service users about mental health and wellbeing. The training equips people with the […]
MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARD 9 Please note- Delegates can attend session 1 independently but must complete all 3 sessions in order access levels 2 & 3 Who should attend? Connect 5 training aims to increase the confidence and skills of frontline staff to have effective conversations with the public or service users about mental health […]
MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARD 9 Who should attend? The course is an awareness session for staff working with individuals who are on the autistic spectrum and may have learning impairments and disabilities. Course aims and objectives: • Delegates will be aware of what autism is • Delegates will be aware of the main categories of […]
Courses that meet care certificate standard 3: Mental Capacity Act Module 1 – Statutory Principles and Assessing Capacity Mental Capacity Act Module 2 – Supporting Decision Making Mental Capacity Act Module 3 – Decision Making Authority & Best Interest Decision Making Mental Capacity Act Module 4 – Restraint and Restriction Safeguarding Adults Level 1 Adult […]
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 […]
MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARDS 3 and 6 Fundamental End of Life Care Skills – Delivered by Pilgrim’s Hospice Course Aim The aim of this course is to cover the fundamental skills required to improve confidence in caring for someone who is approaching the end of their life. An interactive and informal approach is used to […]
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, […]
MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARDS 3 and 10 Course Objectives: • To provide knowledge of the law in relation to decision making authority; • Participants will be able to define the statutory responsibilities of decision makers under the MCA • Participants will know how to apply s.4 of the Mental Capacity Act to make best interests […]
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 […]
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: • […]
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 […]
MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARD 8 COURSE AIMS • To enable delegates to understand the importance of hydration and a nutritional diet • To enable delegates to have an awareness of the signs of dehydration and malnutrition • To enable delegates to have an awareness of how to support residents who have difficulty with eating and […]
MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARD 4 Who should attend? All staff, in particular those involved in recruitment and those with line management responsibilities. Course aims and objectives: To enable delegates to understand the psychological process of unconscious bias and how this affects perceptions and experiences. In particular, the course aims to help delegates realise how pervasive […]
MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARD 9 Course aim: The aim of this course is to provide staff working in health and social care and those supporting individuals with dementia with the basic knowledge and skills to provide person-centred care. This course will provide learners with an awareness of dementia including understanding causes, signs and symptoms of […]
MEETS CARE STANDARD (Specialist) Who should attend? Anyone with an interest in understanding Diabetes and who would like to know how to reduce risks of developing this disease. Type 2 Diabetes is the fastest growing health threat that we face today. With estimates that I in 3 people will develop the disease by 2034, it is […]
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 […]
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 […]
MEETS CARE STANDARD (Specialist) Course Content: The functions and structure of the skin and how it is made up What is ‘tissue viability’? What is a pressure ulcer? Pressure ulcer grading Risk areas for pressure ulcers What causes pressure ulcers to develop? (intrinsic and extrinsic factors) What are the signs to look and feel for? […]
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 […]
MEETS CARE CERTIFICATE STANDARD 13 Course Overview This 1-day course gives learners an understanding of epilepsy and how to administer emergency medication. The course begins with the ‘epilepsy awareness’ programme and continues with the theoretical and practical administration of emergency medications (buccal midazolam and/or rectal diazepam). It is designed to enable a greater understanding of […]
MEETS CARE STANDARD (Specialist) Catheter and Stoma Care for non-clinical staff ie care homes, domiciliary care and personal assistants. This is a clinical care awareness course Course Outline Anatomy of the bladder/urethra and reasons for catheterisation Demonstration and practice of catheter care using male and female manikins Troubleshooting problems Discussion regarding urinary tract infections signs and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
This course is aimed at managers and senior staff who have already completed the Adult Protection Level 1 (Awareness) Course.
This course aims to give learners an awareness level of knowledge, skills and understanding around Adult Protection.
The aim of this practical course is to teach individuals how to assess the competence of staff who administer medication.
The aim of this course is to teach health and social care staff how to correctly select, administer and record medication.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.