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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

2 August 2019

9.30am to 1.30pm

Civic Offices

Find out more about Administration of Medication
 28 August 20199.30am to 1.30pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Administration of Medication
Adult Social Care Legal UpdateTBC 

 

Find out more about Adult Social Care Legal Update
Court of Protection - RBC only12 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 masterclass14 October 20199.30am to 2pm

Civic Offices 

Civic Offices

Find out more about DASH masterclass
 11 February 20201.30 to 4.30pm

Civic Offices

Civic Offices

Find out more about DASH masterclass
Disability Facilities Grant: an introduction - RBC only22 October 201910.30am to 1.30pmMeeting Room 2nd East, Avenue CentreFind out more about an introduction to Disabled Facilities Grant training
Domestic Abuse: Awareness (level 1)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)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 forum16 July 20192.30 to 4pmCivic OfficesFree to attend, no booking required
 22 October 20192.30 to 4pmCivic OfficesFree to attend, no booking required
 28 January 20202.30 to 4pmCivic OfficesFree to attend, no booking required
Effective meeting and chairing skills07 October 20192 to 4.30pmCivic OfficesFind out more about effective meeting and chairing skills
Emergency First Aid at Work

9 July 2019

9am to 4.30pm

St John's Ambulance, Woodley

Find out more about Emergency First Aid at Work
Epilepsy2 October 20191.30 to 4.30pm

Civic Offices

Find out more about Epilepsy training
 22 January 20201.30 to 4.30pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Epilepsy training
Fire Awareness

18 December 2019

9.30am to 12.30pm

Rivers Ibis Health Club, Scours Lane, Reading RG30 6AY

Find out more about Fire Awareness
 5 February 20209.30am to 12.30pmRivers Ibis Health Club, Scours Lane, Reading RG30 6AYFind 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

Infection control

TBC 

 

Find out more about Infection Control
Moving and Positioning - foundation4 September 20199.30am to 4.30pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - foundation
 11 October 20199.30am to 4.30pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - foundation
 21 November 20199.30am to 4.30pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - foundation
 28 January 20209.30am to 4.30pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - foundation
Moving and Positioning -  refresher25 September 20199.30am to 1pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 14 October 20199.30am to 1pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 15 November 20199.30am to 1pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 18 December 20191.30 to 5pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 8 January 20209.30am to 1pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
 17 February 20209.30am to 1pmBeacontree Court Find out more about Moving and Positioning - refresher
Reading Registered Managers Network22 October 201911.30am to 1.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

to apply please email training@reading.gov.uk
 28 January 202011.30am to 1.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

to apply please email training@reading.gov.uk
 28 April 202011.30am to 1.30pm

Council Chamber

Civic Offices

to apply please email training@reading.gov.uk
Safeguarding Adults, Level 1: Awareness30 September 20199.30am to 1pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
 7 November 20191 to 4.30pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
 4 December 20199.30am to 1pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
 22 January 20209.30am to 1pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
 25 February 20209.30am to 1pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
 24 March 20209.30am to 1pmCivic OfficesFind out more about Safeguarding Adults Level 1
Safeguarding Adults, Level 2: Assessment and planning14 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
Training skills for trainers26 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 - new programme due soon

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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 Charging and cancellation policy 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 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.

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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