We are pleased to offer a range of subsidised and fully-funded learning options to support the local social care workforce. 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 more details see our criteria for accessing training.
During the national lockdown we are suspending all classroom training courses, currently all courses taking place to the middle of February and this will be reviewed for course dates beyond then. Delegates booked to attend will be notified as there may be alternative virtual delivery available for some courses or online alternatives. All non-classroom training courses continue. You can continue to submit application forms for all courses to be added to waiting lists where appropriate.
In addition we offer a wide range of online learning opportunities that are provided free of charge to all organisations in Reading. Further information is provided below.
If you have a learning need that is not supported by our classroom or online offers, please contact the Learning and Workforce Development team and we will assist you if we can, for example we may be able to signpost you to other resources.
|DASH masterclass||16 -17 March 2021||9.30am to 2pm||Virtual||Find out more about DASH masterclass|
|Domestic abuse awareness (level 1)||26 February 2021||9.30am – 12.30pm||Find out more about Domestic abuse awareness (level 1)|
|Domestic Abuse: Working with children and families (level 2a)||17 March 2021||9.30am to 12.30pm||Virtual||Find out more about Domestic abuse:working with children and families (level 2a)|
|Epilepsy||1 March 2021||1.15 – 5pm||Virtual||Find out more about epilepsy training|
|11 March 2021||1.15 to 5pm||Virtual||Find out more about epilepsy training|
|Emergency first aid at work||Dates to be confirmed||9am to 4.30pm||St John’s Ambulance, Woodley||Find out more about emergency first aid at work training|
|Fire Awareness||Dates to be confirmed||9.30am to 12.30pm||Earley St Peter’s Church Hall||Find out more about fire awareness training|
|Fire safety: adults at risk||Various dates and times||Virtual||More information|
|Food Safety in Catering Level 2||We are not currently offering this course but recommend you may wish to access certificated training direct at https://www.virtual-college.co.uk/courses/food-and-drink|
|Moving and Positioning – foundation||9 February 2021 (theory)||1.30 to 4.30pm||via Zoom||Find out more about moving and positioning training|
|9 February 2021 (practical)||9.30am to 12.30pm||Beacontree Court||Find out more about moving and positioning training|
|Moving and Positioning – refresher||19 February 2021||9.30am to 1pm||Virtual||Find out more about moving and positioning training|
|24 February 2021||9.30am to 1pm||Beacontree Court||Find out more about moving and positioning training|
|9 March 2021||9.30am to 1pm||Beacontree Court||Find out more about moving and positioning training|
|23 March 2021||9.30am to 1pm||Beacontree Court||Find out more about moving and positioning training|
|Safeguarding Adults, Level 1: Awareness||15 February 2021||12.30 to 2.00 pm||via Teams||Find out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1|
|15 March 2021||10.00 to 11.30am||via Teams||Find out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1|
|19 April 2021||10.00 to 11.30am||via Teams||Find out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1|
|10 May 2021||10.00 to 11.30am||via Teams||Find out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1|
|7 June 2021||10.00 to 11.30am||via Teams||Find out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1|
|8 July 2021||10.00 to 11.30am||via Teams||Find out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1|
|10.00 to 11.30am||via Teams||Find out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1|
|Safeguarding Adults, Level 2: Assessment and planning||10 and 11 May 2021||9.30am to 12.30pm||Virtual||Find out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 2|
|27 and 28 September 2021||1.30 to 4.30pm||Virtual||Find out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 2|
| Safeguarding Adults, Level 3|
Managing staff and making decisions
|1 March and 3 March 2021||1.30 to 4.30pm (1 Mar) and 9.30am to 12.30pm (3 Mar)||Virtual||Find out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 3|
|2 and 3 June 2021||9.30am to 12.30pm||Virtual||Find out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 3|
|Safeguarding Adults bite-sized workshops||Various||Various||Civic Offices||Find out more about bite sized workshops|
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.