Adult Social Care Training

You can contact the Learning and Workforce Development team for more information by email: training@reading.gov.uk or phone: 0118 937 2102.

The Council offers a wide range of subsidised training and development opportunities to support our social care partners in the private, voluntary and independent sectors. 

Our priority is to support Reading based organisations or those who have a social care contract with the Council. We also provide fully funded training to personal assistants and unpaid carers.

For more details see our pdf icon criteria for accessing training. [49kb]

Courses

Our current comprehensive training opportunities are listed below, and will be updated as we commission new courses.

Adult Social Care Training Dates
CourseDateTimeVenueOther
Administration of Medication19 March 20181pm to 5pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about Administration of Medication
Berkshire Care Certificate Network19 April 20182pm to 4pmCivic Offices 
Domestic Abuse: Awareness (level 1)23 February 20189.30am to 4.30pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about Domestic Abuse Awareness
 23 April 20189.30am to 4.30pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about Domestic Abuse Awareness
 19 June 20189.30am to 4.30pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about Domestic Abuse Awareness
Domestic Abuse: Working with victims of domestic abuse (level 2)16 March 20189.30am to 4.30pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about working with victims of domestic abuse
 25 May 20189.30am to 4.30pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about working with victims of domestic abuse
 16 July 20189.30am to 4.30pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about working with victims of domestic abuse
Domestic abuse forum17 April 20182.30pm to 4pmCivic Offices 
 10 July 20182.30pm to 4pmCivic Offices 
 16 October 20182.30pm to 4pmCivic Offices 
 15 January 20192.30pm to 4pmCivic Offices 
Emergency First Aid at Work19 February 20189am to 5pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about Emergency First Aid at Work
 8 March 20189am to 5pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about Emergency First Aid at Work
 

18 April 2018

9am to 4.30pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about Emergency First Aid at Work
 14 May 20189am to 4.30pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about Emergency First Aid at Work
 14 June 20189am to 4.30pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about Emergency First Aid at Work
 9 July 20189am to 4.30pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about Emergency First Aid at Work
 10 September 20189am to 4.30pmSt John's Ambulance, ThealeFind out more about Emergency First Aid at Work
 18 October 20189am to 4.30pmSt John's Ambulance, ThealeFind out more about Emergency First Aid at Work
 13 November 20189am to 4.30pmSt John's Ambulance, WoodleyFind out more about Emergency First Aid at Work
 14 January 20199am to 4.30pmSt John's Ambulance, WoodleyFind out more about Emergency First Aid at Work
 14 February 20199am to 4.30pmSt John's Ambulance, ThealeFind out more about Emergency First Aid at Work
 19 March 20199am to 4.30pmSt John's Ambulance, WoodleyFind out more about Emergency First Aid at Work
Epilepsy28 February 20189.30am to 12.30pm

The Avenue Centre map

Find out more about Epilepsy
Fire Awareness22 February 20189.30am to 12.30pmWhitley Wood Fire StationFind out more about Fire Awareness
 11 April 20189.30am to 12.30pmWhitley Wood Fire StationFind out more about Fire Awareness
 19 June 20181pm to 4pmWhitley Wood Fire StationFind out more about Fire Awareness
 10 September 20181pm to 4pmWhitley Wood Fire StationFind out more about Fire Awareness
 15 November 20189.30am to 12.30pmWhitley Wood Fire StationFind out more about Fire Awareness
 25 January 20199.30am to 12.30pmWhitley Wood Fire StationFind out more about Fire Awareness
 13 March 20199.30am to 12.30pmWhitley Wood Fire StationFind out more about Fire Awareness
Food Hygiene Introductory Level20 February 20189.15am to 1.30pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about Food Safety Introductory Level
 23 May 20189.15am to 1.30pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about Food Safety Introductory Level
 7 September 20189.15am to 1.30pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Food Safety Introductory Level
 10 December 20189.15am to 1.30pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Food Safety Introductory Level
Infection control23 March 20189.30am to 12.30pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about Infection Control
Food Safety in Catering Level 2   Find out more about Food Safety Introductory Level
Moving and Positioning - foundation27 February 20189.30am to 4.30pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - foundation
 13 April 20189.30am to 4.30pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - foundation
 3 May 20189.30am to 4.30pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - foundation
 11 June 20189.30am to 4.30pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - foundation
 11 July 20189.30am to 4.30pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - foundation
 11 September 20189.30am to 4.30pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - foundation
 10 October 20189.30am to 4.30pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - foundation
 20 November 20189.30am to 4.30pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - foundation
 11 February 20199.30am to 4.30pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - foundation
 5 March 20199.30am to 4.30pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - foundation
Moving and Positioning -  refresher23 February 20189.30am to 1pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 23 February 20181.30 to 5pm Beacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 20 March 20189.30am to 1pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 10 April 20181.30 to 5pm Beacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 9 May 20181.30 to 5pm Beacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 15 June 20189.30am to 1pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 15 June 20181.30 to 5pm Beacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 16 July 20189.30am to 1pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 14 September 20189.30am to 1pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 8 October 20189.30am to 1pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 7 November 20189.30am to 1pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 7 November 20181.30 to 5pm Beacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 15 January 20199.30am to 1pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 15 February 20199.30am to 1pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 15 February 20191.30 to 5pm Beacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 21 March 20199.30am to 1pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
Putting Dignity Into Action   available on request - please contact training@reading.gov.uk
Reading Area Registered Managers Network9 May 20182pm to 4pmCivic Offices 
Safeguarding Adults, bite-sized workshop: Advocacy13 March 201810am to middayNewbury Civic OfficesFree to attend and no need to book, please come along on the day
Safeguarding Adults, Level 1: Awareness15 March 20189.30am to 1pmThe Avenue Centre mapFree of charge. Find out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
 19 April 20189.30am to 1pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
 1 May 20181pm to 6.30pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
 16 May 20189.30am to 1pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
 21 June 20189.30am to 1pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
 10 July 20189.30am to 1pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
 14 September 20189.30am to 1pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
 30 October 20189.30am to 1pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
 27 November 20189.30am to 1pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
 18 December 20189.30am to 1pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
 23 January 20181pm to 6.30pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
Safeguarding Adults, Level 2: Assessment and planning24 April 20189.30am to 4.30pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 2
 5 July 20189.30am to 4.30pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 2
 17 December 20189.30am to 4.30pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 2
Safeguarding Adults, Level 3: Managing staff and making decisions21 February 20189.30am to 4.30pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 3
 6 June 20189.30am to 4.30pmThe Avenue Centre mapFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 3
 5 November 20189.30am to 4.30pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 3
Training skills for trainers8 June 20189.30am to 4.30pmThe Avenue CentremapFind out more about Training skills for trainers
 11 March 20199.30am to 4.30pm

Committee Rm 1

Civic Offices

Find out more about Training skills for trainers

How to apply

You can apply for training online when you have found a suitable course. Please complete a separate application for each person and course.

Please read our pdf icon charging and cancellation policy [324kb] before booking.

There are different application processes when applying for:

word icon Early Help Hub Training [274kb]

pdf icon Advanced or Specialist Safeguarding Training [387kb]

Further learning needs

Contact the Learning and Workforce Development team if you have a learning need that we don't cover in our training programme or by e-learning. We may be able to:

  • Commission additional courses (subject to demand)
  • Signpost you to an alternative learning methods. 

Workforce Development Fund

Skills for Care provides the Workforce Development Fund to support the cost of achieving Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) adult social care qualification units.

For more information about the local partnership contact berkshirewdf@hotmail.co.uk.

Cancellations

Read our pdf icon Charging and Cancellation Policy 2017-18 [324kb] for full details as there is usually a charge for late cancellation or failure to cancel a place you have booked.

Free online adult social care learning

You can access free online learning through Log onto Care which offers a wide range of social care e-learning programmes to support staff development.

E-learning allows staff to learn at a pace and time to suit them. View a list of available courses here: https://www.logontocarelearningcentre.org.uk/course/index.php.

Most courses include a short assessment and delegates can print a certificate.

You also have free access (funded by Reading Borough Council) to online assessment tools to support the care certificate and  the full suite of online e-assessments to cover a wide range of social care skills at www.carecertificate.co.uk. (If you are based outside Reading please check if your local authority has funded access).

The easy-to-use recording tools measure and record knowledge and competence. You can add evidence and other supporting information to demonstrate competence, e.g. supervision discussions, observations of practice and feedback from service users.

The assessments enable you to prioritise learning against identified needs to target training where it is needed, saving time and money. You can then access our training programme and/or Log onto Care e-learning to meet identified learning needs.

Care Certificate support

You have free access (funded by Reading Borough Council) to the Care Certificate e-assessments at www.carecertificate.co.uk. (If you are based outside of Reading please check with if your local authority has funded access).

There are over 200 bite-sized modules covering the 15 Standards, plus "top up" modules for staff who have already completed the Common Induction Standards (CIS).

The easy-to-use recording tools measure and record knowledge and competence. You can add evidence and other supporting information to demonstrate competence, e.g. supervision discussions, observations of practice and feedback from service users.

The assessments enable you to prioritise learning against identified needs to target training where it is needed, saving time and money. You can then access our training programme and/or Log onto Care e-learning to meet identified learning needs.

The pdf icon User Guide [1Mb] provides a step-by-step guide to using the assessments.

The word icon Holistic Observation Assessment Tool [321kb] has been produced by Reading Borough Council and available for use by the local private, voluntary and independent sector. The tool lists all Care Certificate standards that require a direct observation. It is designed for use during an observation as a checklist to support managers/supervisors to identify all standards met and to record evidence. The completed tool can be uploaded onto www.carecertificate.co.uk

 

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