Adult social care training

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.

We are now resuming classroom training where there is a need for delegates to undertake assessed practical skills. These are delivered with enhanced safety measures in place to support safe practice.

Where learning needs can be met using online/virtual delivery, we continue to offer these in this format.

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 Organisational Development and Learning Team  and we will assist you if we can, for example we may be able to signpost you to other resources. 

CourseDateTimeVenueOther details
Domestic abuse awareness (level 1) 20 January 20229.30am to 12.30pm via MS Teams Find out more about Domestic abuse awareness (level 1)
16 February 20229.30am to 12.30pm via MS Teams Find out more about Domestic abuse awareness (level 1)
17 March 20229.30am to 12.30pm via MS Teams Find out more about Domestic abuse awareness (level 1)
Domestic Abuse: Working with Children and Families (Level 2A)13 January 2022 9.30am to 12.30pm via MS Teams Find out more about Domestic abuse – working with children and families (level 2A)
24 March 2022 9.30am to 12.30pm via MS Teams Find out more about Domestic abuse – working with children and families (level 2A)
Emergency first aid at work 1 January 2022 9am to 4.30pm St John’s Ambulance, Theale Find out more about emergency first aid at work training
15 February 2022 9am to 4.30pm St John’s Ambulance, Theale Find out more about emergency first aid at work training
Fire Awareness Thursday 10 February 20229.30am to 12.30pm Earley St Peter’s Church Hall Find out more about fire awareness training
Fire safety: adults at riskVarious dates and timesVirtual 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 11 January 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
9 February 20229.30am to 4.30pm NRS Healthcare, Units 1, 2 and 3 Ely Road, Theale Commercial Estate, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4BQ Find out more about moving and positioning training
8 March 20229.30am to 4.30pm NRS Healthcare, Units 1, 2 and 3 Ely Road, Theale Commercial Estate, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4BQ Find out more about moving and positioning training
Safeguarding Adults, Level 1: Awareness 17 January 202210.30am to 12 midday via Teams Find out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
14 February 202210.30am to 12 midday via Teams Find out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
14 March 202210.30am to 12 midday via Teams Find out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
Safeguarding Adults, Level 2: Assessment and planning 2 and 3 February 20221.30 to 4.30pm Virtual Find out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 2
Safeguarding Adults, Level 3
Managing staff and making decisions
11 and 12 January 20221.30 to 4.30pm Virtual Find out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 3
Safeguarding Adults bite-sized workshops VariousVariousCivic OfficesFind 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.

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.