Adult social care training

We are pleased to offer a range of learning options to support the local social care workforce, delivered as a mix of classroom training and online/virtual delivery.

Our priority is to support Reading based organisations or those who have a social care contract with the Council, and we also provide fully funded training to personal assistants and unpaid carers. For these sectors, our courses are offered either free of charge or at a subsidised fee.

CourseDateTimeVenueOther details
Domestic abuse awareness (level 1)8 September 20229.30am to 12.30pm via MS Teams Find out more about Domestic abuse awareness (level 1)
13 October 20229.30am to 12.30pm via MS Teams Find out more about Domestic abuse awareness (level 1)
19 January 20239.30am to 12.30pm via MS Teams Find out more about Domestic abuse awareness (level 1)
9 February 20239.30am to 12.30pm via MS Teams Find out more about Domestic abuse awareness (level 1)
Domestic Abuse: Working with Children and Families (Level 2A) 10 November 20229.30am to 12.30pm via ZoomFind out more about Domestic abuse – working with children and families (level 2A)
8 December 20229.30am to 12.30pm via ZoomFind out more about Domestic abuse – working with children and families (level 2A)
16 March 20239.30am to 12.30pm via ZoomFind out more about Domestic abuse – working with children and families (level 2A)
Moving and Positioning – foundation7 September 20229.30am to 4.30pm NRS Healthcare, Units 1, 2 and 3 Ely Road, Theale Commercial Estate, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4BQFind out more about moving and positioning training
13 October 20229.30am to 4.30pmNRS Healthcare, Units 1, 2 and 3 Ely Road, Theale Commercial Estate, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4BQFind out more about moving and positioning training
7 November 20229.30am to 4.30pmNRS Healthcare, Units 1, 2 and 3 Ely Road, Theale Commercial Estate, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4BQFind out more about moving and positioning training
7 December 20229.30am to 4.30pmNRS Healthcare, Units 1, 2 and 3 Ely Road, Theale Commercial Estate, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4BQFind out more about moving and positioning training
6 January 20239.30am to 4.30pmNRS Healthcare, Units 1, 2 and 3 Ely Road, Theale Commercial Estate, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4BQFind out more about moving and positioning training
7 February 20239.30am to 4.30pmNRS Healthcare, Units 1, 2 and 3 Ely Road, Theale Commercial Estate, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4BQFind out more about moving and positioning training
6 March 20239.30am to 4.30pmNRS Healthcare, Units 1, 2 and 3 Ely Road, Theale Commercial Estate, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4BQFind out more about moving and positioning training
Moving and Positioning Refresher6 September 20229.30am to 1pmNRS Healthcare, Units 1, 2 and 3 Ely Road, Theale Commercial Estate, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4BQFind out more about moving and positioning refresher training
6 September 20221.30 to 5pmNRS Healthcare, Units 1, 2 and 3 Ely Road, Theale Commercial Estate, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4BQFind out more about moving and positioning refresher training
11 October 20229.30am to 1pmNRS Healthcare, Units 1, 2 and 3 Ely Road, Theale Commercial Estate, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4BQFind out more about moving and positioning refresher training
11 October 20221.30 to 5pmNRS Healthcare, Units 1, 2 and 3 Ely Road, Theale Commercial Estate, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4BQFind out more about moving and positioning refresher training
1 November 20229.30am to 1pmNRS Healthcare, Units 1, 2 and 3 Ely Road, Theale Commercial Estate, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4BQFind out more about moving and positioning refresher training
1 November 20221.30 to 5pmNRS Healthcare, Units 1, 2 and 3 Ely Road, Theale Commercial Estate, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4BQFind out more about moving and positioning refresher training
10 January 20239.30am to 1pmNRS Healthcare, Units 1, 2 and 3 Ely Road, Theale Commercial Estate, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4BQFind out more about moving and positioning refresher training
10 January 20231.30 to 5pmNRS Healthcare, Units 1, 2 and 3 Ely Road, Theale Commercial Estate, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4BQFind out more about moving and positioning refresher training
8 February 20239.30am to 1pmNRS Healthcare, Units 1, 2 and 3 Ely Road, Theale Commercial Estate, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4BQFind out more about moving and positioning refresher training
8 February 20231.30 to 5pmNRS Healthcare, Units 1, 2 and 3 Ely Road, Theale Commercial Estate, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4BQFind out more about moving and positioning refresher training
7 March 20239.30am to 1pmNRS Healthcare, Units 1, 2 and 3 Ely Road, Theale Commercial Estate, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4BQFind out more about moving and positioning refresher training
7 March 20231.30 to 5pmNRS Healthcare, Units 1, 2 and 3 Ely Road, Theale Commercial Estate, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4BQFind out more about moving and positioning refresher training
Safeguarding Adults, Level 1: Awareness via Teams Find out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
Adults, Level 2: Assessment and planning 12 and 13 September 20221.30 to 4.30pm Virtual Find out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 2
26 and 27 January 20231.30 to 4.30pm (26th)

9.30am to 12.30pm (27th)
Virtual Find out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 2
Adults, Level 3
Managing staff and making decisions
6 and 7 February 20231.30 to 4.30pm Virtual Find out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 3
Understanding Hoarding 15 September 20229.30am to 12 middayvia MS Teams Find out more about Understanding Hoarding
15 September 20221.30 to 4pmvia MS Teams Find out more about Understanding Hoarding
20 October 20229.30am to 12 middayvia MS Teams Find out more about Understanding Hoarding
23 November 20229.30am to 12 midday via MS Teams Find out more about Understanding Hoarding

For other subjects not listed here, we no longer offer subsidised training programmes. This includes Emergency First Aid at Work, Fire awareness and Food hygiene. We offer online learning options, please see” Fully funded social care online learning”.  For other training options, a list of accredited training providers is available from Skills for Care.

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 Charging and Cancellation Policy before booking.

Fully funded social care online learning

Reading Borough Council subscribes to Grey Matter Learning to provide our local social care workforce in Reading with free access to a wide range of online learning programmes. There are over 50 specialist social care online learning courses you can access on https://app.greymatterlearning.co.uk/login. These link to the Care Certificate online assessments and provide an integrated approach to build online evidence to support staff competence. All the modules can be undertaken using any device with internet access, and managers can set up new and track learner progress. 

Berkshire 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@outlook.com.

Registered Managers Network

This is a forum for all Registered Managers in CQC registered social care services across Berkshire. The Network meets 3 or 4 times a year (currently virtually) to share good practice and with a range of guest speakers. For more information please contact the chair, Sue Kelly.

Cancellations

Read our charging and cancellation policy for full details as there is usually a charge for late cancellation or failure to cancel a place you have booked.