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Free Training for Personal Assistants

Free Training for Personal Assistants

Are you currently employed as a Personal Assistant for an adult over the age of 18 and feel you could benefit from further training? Do you employ your own Personal Assistants and want to further their skills and knowledge, as well as your own?

If you answered yes to any of the above, Disability Sheffield are running a number of FREE courses for existing and aspiring Personal Assistants in partnership with Skills for Care and Sheffield City Council.

A number of these courses meet Care Certificate Standards and/or provide evidence for the Health and Social Care Level 2 Qualification Credit Framework (QCF). To enquire which courses provide this, email tess.daly@disabilitysheffield.org.uk

Full details of the training courses on various topics are available in our training leaflet . In the meantime details of the first two courses at the Moorfoot Learning Centre, Floor 1, West Wing, Moorfoot Building, Sheffield S1 4PL are available below:-

Safeguarding Adults Awareness
(14/08/18 9.30-12.30 Moorfoot Learning Centre)

A half day course to enable you to fulfil your roles & responsibilities within the South Yorkshire Safeguarding Procedures.

It will teach you to:-

Outline what safeguarding and harm is.
Identify adults at risk.
List the categories of abuse and explain how you would recognise them.
Explain what needs to be done if abuse is disclosed, witnessed or suspected.
Explain your role within the Safeguarding Adults Procedures

Promoting Effective Communication & Relationships
(7/09/18 9.30-12.30 Moorfoot Learning Centre)

This is a half day course designed for Adult Social Care staff new to role who require an Induction level to Promoting Effective Communication and Relationships. It also explores the importance of handling information, agreed ways of working, relevant legislation and the recording, storing and sharing of information.

Participants will be able to:-

Understand the importance of effective communication at work.
Understand how to meet the communication needs, wishes and preferences and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals. 
Promote effective communication.
Understand the principles and practices of confidentiality.
Understand the relevant legislation and practice of recording, storing and sharing information.

Booking onto these courses is essential and numbers are limited. If you require any more information or to register for a place, please email tess.daly@disabilitysheffield.org.uk or call Tess on ‭07725 182492‬ .


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