Care Academy training for individual employers and Personal Assistants (PAs)

For many people, using their direct payments to employ a personal assistant in care is a very good option. It allows you to be in control of who helps you in your daily life and your care.

Free training for disabled people employing a personal assistant and their personal assistants.

This means, however, that you become an employer, which involves a certain amount of knowledge. At the Disability Resource Centre, we can help you through this process. Our induction courses will teach you how to look after your employees and meet regulations.

In addition, we provide training to enhance the skills of your personal assistant, with general and bespoke training courses, all meeting the standards of the Care Certificate, as well as training in specific health conditions.

This free training is available for disabled people employing a personal assistant and their personal assistants.

Our courses are also available to external agencies. Please contact us for prices.

Please see our new course dates by downloading this document. Updated course dates for November 2018 to February 2019. The document also includes times for each workshop.

The Care Certificate is aimed at health and social care workers, both those already in employment, and those starting a new job. By attending the following workshops marked by an asterisk (*), you could complete all the knowledge based elements of the Care Certificate.

All workshops take place at The Disability Resource Centre, Poynters House, Poynters Road, Dunstable, LU5 4TP.

Workshop

Date/day

Drop in PA Clinic

Fridays

*Mental Health Awareness

16/11/2018

Dementia Awareness

15/11/2018

Moving and Handling

20/11/2018

*Person Centred Care

23/11/2018

*Safeguarding Adults/Children

23/11/2018

Autism Awareness

30/11/2018

*Communication

30/11/2018

Employers Support Group

29/11/2018

PAs Support Group

28/11/2018

Moving and Handling

03/12/2018

*Equality & Diversity

06/12/2018

Personal Development/NCS

07/12/2018

*Handling Information

14/12/2018

*Fluids and Nutrition

14/12/2018

Moving and Handling

18/12/2018

*Health and Safety

21/12/2018

*Infection Prevention/Control

21/12/2018

Employers Support Group

20/12/2018

PAs Support Group

20/12/2018

*Learning Disability Awareness

04/01/2019

Epilepsy Awareness

04/01/2019

Moving and Handling

08/01/2019

Food Safety

11/01/2019

Deaf Awareness

17/01/2019

Introduction to BSL

17/01/2019

Moving and Handling

22/01/2019

Introduction to BSL

24/01/2019

Employers Support Group

31/01/2019

Peer Support Group for PAs

31/01/2019

*Emergency First Aid

01/02/2019

Moving and Handling

12/02/2019

To book your slot on any of these courses then please call us on 01582 470900 or email us to find out more.


Care Academy workshops leading to the Care Certificate

The training is mapped to the Care Certificate to ensure that it meets the industry standards and results in the highest quality of care. The Care Certificate provides really important and worthwhile training to help in your role, and promote your career development. It forms the building blocks to further progression to a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care.


If you are interested in becoming a Personal Assistant (PA), we have drop in sessions on Fridays from 10am - 12noon for you to find out about becoming a personal assistant in care.

  

Whether you are an employer or a personal assistant, you can access a range of relevant and engaging workshops delivered by specialist trainers. 

Please call us on 01582 470900 or email us to find out more.