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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 medication

TBC

 

 

Find out more about Administration of Medication
Adult Social Care Legal UpdateTBC 

 

Find out more about Adult Social Care Legal Update
Berkshire Care Certificate Network Theme: assessing and observation skillsTBC 

 

Apply by emailing: training@reading.gov.uk
Court of Protection - RBC only21 May 20191 to 4.30pmSecond Central, Avenue CentreFind out more about Adult Social Care Legal Update
 12 June 20191 to 4.30pmSecond Central, Avenue CentreFind out more about Adult Social Care Legal Update
 12 September 20199.30am to 1pmSecond Central, Avenue CentreFind out more about Adult Social Care Legal Update
 18 September 20199.30am to 1pmSecond Central, Avenue CentreFind out more about Adult Social Care Legal Update
DASH masterclass26 March 20199.30am to 2pm

Committee Room 1 

Civic Offices

Find out more about DASH masterclass
Domestic Abuse: Awareness (level 1)26 April 20199.30am to 4.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about Domestic Abuse Awareness
 22 July 20199.30am to 4.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about Domestic Abuse Awareness
 2 September 20199.30am to 4.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about Domestic Abuse Awareness
 18 November 20199.30am to 4.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about Domestic Abuse Awareness
 20 January 20209.30am to 4.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about Domestic Abuse Awareness
 10 February 20209.30am to 4.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about Domestic Abuse Awareness
Domestic Abuse: Working with victims of domestic abuse (level 2)31 May 20199.30am to 4.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about working with victims of domestic abuse
 30 September 2019`9.30am to 4.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about working with victims of domestic abuse
 16 December 20199.30am to 4.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about working with victims of domestic abuse
 9 March 20209.30am to 4.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about working with victims of domestic abuse
Domestic abuse forum24 April 20192.30 to 4pmCivic OfficesFree to attend, no booking required
 16 July 20192.30 to 4pmCivic Offices 
 22 October 2019 -TBC   
Emergency First Aid at Work

20 May 2019

7 June 2019

20 June 2019

9 July 2019

9am to 4.30pm

St John's Ambulance, Woodley

St John's Ambulance, Woodley

St John's Ambulance, Theale

St John's Ambulance, Woodley

Find out more about Emergency First Aid at Work
EpilepsyTBC 

 

Find out more about Epilepsy training
Fire Awareness

23 April 2019

9.30am to 12.30pm

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue, 270 Whitley Wood Road, Reading RG2 8FS

Find out more about Fire Awareness
 22 May 20191 to 4pm

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue, 270 Whitley Wood Road, Reading RG2 8FS

Find out more about Fire Awareness
 18 June 20199.30am to 12.30pm

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue, 270 Whitley Wood Road, Reading RG2 8FS

Find out more about Fire Awareness
Food safety introductory level15 July 20199.15am to 1.30pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Food Safety Introductory Level
 25 November 20199.15am to 1.30pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Food Safety Introductory Level
Food Safety in Catering Level 2   Find out more about Food Safety Introductory Level
Identifying outcomes and building on strengths - RBC onlyTBC 

 

Find out more about identifying outcomes

Infection control

TBC 

 

Find out more about Infection Control
Moving and Positioning - foundation5 April 20199.30am to 4.30pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - foundation
 12 June 20199.30am to 4.30pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - foundation
Moving and Positioning -  refresher21 March 20199.30am to 1pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 2 May 20191.30 to 5pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 7 June 20199.30am to 1pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 7 June 20191.30 to 5pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 18 July 20209.30am 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 Registered Managers Network24 April 201911.30am to 1.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

to apply please email training@reading.gov.uk
 10 July 20191.30 to 3.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

to apply please email training@reading.gov.uk
 27 October 2019time to be confirmed

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

to apply please email training@reading.gov.uk
Safeguarding Adults, Level 1: Awareness5 June 20191 to 4.30pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
 11 June 20199.30am to 1pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
 30 September 20199.30am to 1pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
Safeguarding Adults, Level 2: Assessment and planning21 June 20199.30am to 4.30pmWarehouse WycliffeFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 2
 14 October 20199.30am to 4.30pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 2
 24 February 20209.30am to 4.30pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 2

Safeguarding Adults, Level 3

Managing staff and making decisions

21 October 20199.30am to 4.30pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 2
 25 March 20209.30am to 4.30pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 2
SEND reforms - RBC only30 April 20191 to 4pmSecond East, Avenue CentreFind out more about SEND reforms and working with 18-25 year olds
 15 May 20191 to 4pmSecond Central, Avenue CentreFind out more about SEND reforms and working with 18-25 year olds
 18 June 20199.30am to 12.30

Second Central, Avenue Centre

Find out more about SEND reforms and working with 18-25 year olds
Training skills for trainers18 September 20199.30am to 4.30pm

Civic Offices

Find out more about Training skills for trainers
 29 January 20209.30am to 4.30pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Training skills for trainers

 

Safeguarding Adults bite-sized workshops

CourseDelivered byDateTimeVenue
Professional curiosity in safeguardingTBC  

 

Mental Capacity Act in practiceJudit Gyulai, BHFT29 March 20192 to 4pm

Prospect Park Hospital, Reading, Room A-B http://www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/our-sites/reading/prospect-park-hospital/

To reserve a place, contact katherine.stewart@berkshire.nhs.uk

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 [60kb] 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 Workfoce 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 [60kb] 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: Log onto Care.

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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