As an accredited “Investor in People”, we are committed to providing free extensive training to all our staff. By investing in our workforce we ensure that you have the relevant skills to carry out your specific job roles to the highest of standards.
Upon joining our team you will be required to undergo free mandatory training before commencing work. This training is delivered by our own trainers, all of whom are vocationally and occupationally competent in their specialist area. The course you will attend depends on your experience and your chosen career.
Homecare Induction Course
If you are new to the care profession and have little or no experience you will be enrolled on our Homecare Induction Course. This four day course (three days classroom based and one day mentorship) covers all the practical and theoretical aspects of delivering care. As part of this course you will complete the Common Induction Standards in line with the Skills for Care Council. You will also be inducted into our Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct and Terms and Conditions of Employment.
Once you have completed the three day theory section of our Homecare Induction Course you will accompany a Senior Carer for a days mentoring shift. You will be able to put your theory into practice, providing care to individuals in their own homes.
New Starter Induction Course
For new recruits that have previous experience in the care field you will be required to complete our New Starter Induction Course. This two day course outlines the following :
- Policies and Procedures
- Code of Conduct
- Company Overview and Induction
- Moving and Handling (theory and practical)
- Basic Food Hygiene
- Abuse Awareness – Protection of Vulnerable Adults and Safeguarding Children
- Basic Life Support (theory and practical)
- Basic First Aid
- Equality and Diversity
- Health and Safety
Continued Professional Development
As your career develops we can offer training and support in the development of the relevant skills to be able to carry out new job roles. Once you have completed our mandatory training and gained the relevant experience you can enrol onto any of our free courses which include:
- Introduction to a Clinical Environment
- Administering Medication
- Complex Care Course (including Tracheotomy Care, Suction and PEG Feeding)
- Managing Violence and Aggression (de-escalation techniques)
You can also complete your NVQ level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care. Working with our external NVQ provider you will be enrolled, free of charge, onto this modular course that further develops your practical skills allowing you to progress into more complex areas of work.