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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

12 October 20189.30am to 1.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about Administration of Medication
 

6 February 2018

9.30am to 1.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about Administration of Medication
Adult Social Care Legal Update11 October 20189.30am to 12.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about Adult Social Care Legal Update
 17 January 20181pm to 4pm

Committee Room 4b

Civic Offices

Find out more about Adult Social Care Legal Update
Applying to the Court of Protection - RBC staff only13 September 20189.30am to 12.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about applying to the Court of Protection
 9 October 20181pm to 4pm

Committee Room 4b

Civic Offices

Find out more about applying to the Court of Protection
Continuing healthcare: law and practice - RBC only27 September 20189.30am to 4.30pmWycliffe Room, Wycliffe Church, East Reading

Find out more about continuing healthcare

 28 September 20189.30am to 4.30pmWycliffe Room, Wycliffe Church, East Reading

Find out more about continuing healthcare

 7 November 20189.30am to 4.30pmWycliffe Room, Wycliffe Church, East Reading

Find out more about continuing healthcare

DASH masterclass

17 October 2018

9.30am to 2pm

Committee Room 1

Civic Offices

Find out more about DASH masterclass
 30 January 201912.45pm to 5pm

Committee Room 4b

Civic Offices

Find out more about DASH masterclass
 19 March 20199.30am to 2pm

Committee Room 1

Civic Offices

Find out more about DASH masterclass

DOLS in the community

29 October 20189.30pm to 4pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about DOLS in the community
Domestic Abuse: Awareness (level 1)24 September 20189.30am to 4.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about Domestic Abuse Awareness
 17 January 20199.30am to 4.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about Domestic Abuse Awareness
 25 March 20199.30am to 4.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about Domestic Abuse Awareness
Domestic Abuse: Working with victims of domestic abuse (level 2)1 November 20189.30am to 4.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about working with victims of domestic abuse
 25 February 20199.30am to 4.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about working with victims of domestic abuse
Domestic abuse forum6 November 20182.30pm to 4pmCivic OfficesFree to attend, no booking required
 15 January 20192.30pm to 4pmCivic OfficesFree to attend, no booking required
Emergency First Aid at Work10 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
Epilepsy12 September 20189.30am to 12.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about Epilepsy training
 16 January 20199.30am to 12.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about Epilepsy training
Fire Awareness10 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 Level7 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
Food Safety in Catering Level 2   Find out more about Food Safety Introductory Level

Infection control

31 October 20181.30 to 4.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about Infection Control
 

4 February 2018

1.30 to 4.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about Infection Control
Moving and Positioning - foundation11 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 -  refresher14 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
No recourse to public funds2 October 20181.15 to 4.15

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

Find out more about No recourse to public funds briefing
Putting Dignity Into Action   available on request - please contact training@reading.gov.uk

Reading Registered Managers Network

6 September 20182pm to 4pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

To book email training@reading.gov.uk
Safeguarding Adults, Level 1: Awareness14 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 planning17 December 20189.30am to 4.30pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 2
Safeguarding Adults, Level 3: Managing staff and making decisions5 November 20189.30am to 4.30pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 3
Training skills for trainers11 March 20199.30am to 4.30pm

Committee Rm 1

Civic Offices

Find out more about Training skills for trainers

 

Safeguarding Adults bite-sized workshops

CourseDelivered byDateTimeVenue
Learning from Safeguarding Adults Reviews

Mike Harling and  Dan Simms, Principal Social Workers West Berks & Optalis

7 September 20182 to 4pm

Council Chamber, West Berkshire Council, Market Street, Newbury RG14 5LD

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/marketstreet

Professional curiosity in safeguardingElizabeth Porter, RBH and Kathy Kelly, CCG6 December201812 to 2pm

Council Chamber, Wokingham Borough Council, Shute End, Wokingham

http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/contact-us/visit-us/

Mental Capacity Act in practiceBHFTMarch 2019To be confirmedTo be confirmed

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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