Compass HSC Ltd- in association with its partners can now provide a diverse range of complimentary certified courses which are aimed at the following sectors:-

Social/nursing care, safeguarding, First aid, Food hygiene

All courses are based on the time-frame for 3 hours, however they can be adapted to extend to 6 hours:-

Social care courses:-

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Awareness

This course is designed to educate the learner of the impacts of differing types of dementia on the individual and those around them. The learner will develop an understanding of how the brain is affected and different interventions that can be used.

Who need’s this qualification ?:-

Any individual that interacts with individuals with dementia including;

  • Care Professionals
  • Domiciliary Care Workers
  • Residential Staff
  • Nursing/LD Care Home Staff

Course Content

  • Causes of dementia
  • Types of dementia
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Impacts of dementia
  • Different Interventions and therapies

Autism Awareness

This course is designed to educate the learner of the impacts of autism and other variations within the autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) on the individual. The learner will also be provided with information on autism development and the therapeutic interventions utilised.

Who need’s this qualification ?:-

Any individual that interacts with individuals with autism including;

  • Care Professionals
  • Domiciliary Care Workers
  • Residential Staff
  • Nursing/LD Care Home Staff

Course Content

  • Types of Autism
  • The Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Impact of Autism
  • Development of Autism
  • Triad of Impairment
  • Therapeutic interventions

Challenging Behaviour

This course is designed to help provide the learner with an understanding of challenging behaviour and impact it can have. The learner will also gain knowledge of what could potentially cause challenging behaviour and how to de-escalate the situation in a non-physical manner.

Who need’s this qualification?:-

Any individual who works within the care sector including;
Any individual that interacts with individuals with dementia including;

  • Care Professionals
  • Domiciliary Care Workers
  • Residential Staff
  • Nursing/LD Care Home Staff

Course Content

  • What is challenging behaviour?
  • Who/where can it come from?
  • Trigger points
  • Warning signs
  • De-escalation techniques
  • Reporting procedure

Diabetes Awareness

This course is designed to educate the learner on the different types of dementia and the impact it can have. The learner will also gain knowledge of how diabetes can be managed and what to do in the event of a hyper/hypoglycaemic event.

Who need’s this qualification ?:-

Any individual that interacts with individuals with diabetes including;

  • Care Professionals
  • Domiciliary Care Workers
  • Residential Staff
  • Nursing/LD Care Home Staff

Course Content

  • Types of diabetes
  • Impact of diabetes
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Diabetes treatment
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

Effective Communication, Confidentiality and Record Keeping

This course is designed to develop the learner’s understanding of the importance of bespoke communication techniques with each of their individuals. The learner will also gain knowledge of the significance of effective record keeping and the boundaries of confidentiality.

Who need’s this qualification?:-

Any individual who works within the care sector including;

  • Care Professionals
  • Domiciliary Care Workers
  • Residential Staff
  • Nursing/LD Care Home Staff

Course Content

  • Importance of effective communication
  • Different types of communication techniques
  • Verbal/ Non-Verbal/Alternative Communication Methods and Aids
  • Barriers to communication
  • Confidentiality/Data Protection
  • Importance of record keeping
  • Accountability

End of Life Care

This course is designed to help the learner develop an understanding of the end of life care process. It will educate the learner on the impacts end of life conditions can have including bereavement and the grieving process.

Who need’s this qualification?:-

Any individual who encounters end of life circumstances including;

  • Care Professionals
  • Domiciliary Care Workers
  • Residential Staff
  • Nursing/LD Care Home Staff

Course Content

  • Six steps process
  • Religious/Cultural beliefs
  • Impact of Diagnosis
  • What is DNAR?
  • The dying process
  • Bereavement and the grieving process

Epilepsy Awareness

This course is designed to educate the learner on the different types of epilepsy and its impact on the individual. The learner will also gain knowledge of the signs and symptoms of differing types of epilepsy and how best to deal with the situation.

Who need’s this qualification?:-

Any individual that interacts with individuals with epilepsy including;

  • Care Professionals
  • Domiciliary Care Workers
  • Residential Staff
  • Nursing/LD Care Home Staff

Course Content

  • What is a seizure
  • Different types of epileptic seizures
  • Signs and symptoms of seizures
  • Diagnosis of epilepsy
  • Treatment of epilepsy
  • What to do in the event of a seizure

Equality and Diversity/Duty of Care

This course is designed to educate the learner of the importance of equality and diversity in the care sector. It will also inform the learner on what is classed as discrimination and how the care worker should respond.

Who need’s this qualification?:-

Any individual that works within the care sector;

  • Care Professionals
  • Domiciliary Care Workers
  • Residential Staff
  • Nursing/LD Care Home Staff

Course Content

  • Values of equality and diversity
  • Equality law
  • Dignity in care
  • Discrimination
  • Stereotyping/Labelling
  • Duty of care

Fire Safety Awareness

This course is designed to educate the learner on the importance of continual fire safety and fire precautions. It will also provide the learner with information on what classifies as a fire hazard and what to do in the event of a fire.

Who need’s this qualification?:-

Any individual who works within the care sector including;

  • Care Professionals
  • Domiciliary Care Workers
  • Residential Staff
  • Nursing/LD Care Home Staff

Course Content

  • What is fire?
  • The danger of fire
  • What can fire do?
  • Fire hazards
  • Fire equipment
  • What to do in the event of a fire

Basic Life Support (First Aid Awareness)

This course is designed to provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and confidence in performing basic first aid practices including CPR. It will also provide the learner with information on health and safety law including accident reporting.

Who need’s this qualification?:-

Any individual that works within the care sector;

  • Care Professionals
  • Domiciliary Care Workers
  • Residential Staff
  • Nursing/LD Care Home Staff

Course Content

  • Health and Safety Law
  • Accident reporting
  • DRABC
  • CPR process including the use of a defibrillator
  • Recovery position
  • Different types of injuries

Health and Safety Awareness

This course is designed to highlight the importance of maintaining high standards of health and safety in the workplace. It will also provide the learner with information on the duties and responsibilities their role entails.

Who need’s this qualification?:

Any individual that works within the care sector;

  • Care Professionals
  • Domiciliary Care Workers
  • Residential Staff
  • Nursing/LD Care Home Staff

Course Content

  • Health and Safety law
  • Risk assessment
  • Accident reporting procedures
  • COSHH
  • Welfare practices
  • Equipment, vehicles and related practices

Infection Control

This course is designed to inform the learner on the importance of maintaining high standards of infection control within the workplace. The learner will be provided with information on the different types of infections and how to minimise their spread.

Who need’s this qualification:

Any individual that works within the care sector;

  • Care Professionals
  • Domiciliary Care Workers
  • Residential Staff
  • Nursing/LD Care Home Staff

Course Content

  • Health and Safety law
  • Micro-organisms
  • Bacteria/Fungi/Viruses
  • Parasites
  • Means of transmission
  • Cleaning and disinfecting management
  • Different types of infection

Load Management (Moving and Handling)

This course is designed to provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and confidence to move people safely with and without the use of equipment. The learner will also gain knowledge of ergonomics and what constitutes bad practice.

Who need’s this qualification:

Any individual that works within the care sector;

  • Care Professionals
  • Domiciliary Care Workers
  • Residential Staff
  • Nursing/LD Care Home Staff

Course Content

  • Principles of safe manual handling
  • Legislation/Policies and procedures
  • Ergonomics
  • Sit to Stand techniques
  • Use of handling aids
  • Use of sling and hoist

Medication Administration Awareness

This course is designed to educate the learner on the importance of safe medication administration. The learner will be provided with information on the law of medication and the administration process.

Who need’s this qualification?:-

Any individual who encounters medication within their working practice.

Course Content

  • What classifies as a drug?
  • Adverse reactions/Interactions
  • Different administration routes
  • Responsibilities under level 1, level 2 and level 3 support
  • Cautions and Contraindications
  • Administration process

Mental Health Awareness (citing D.O.L’s)

This course is designed to provide the learner with a basic understanding of the Mental Capacity Act citing the deprivation of liberties. The learners will be provided with information on what is classed as a deprivation and the impacts of unauthorised restraint.

Who needs this qualification?:-

Any individual that works within the care sector, especially those who encounter individuals with mental health traits;

  • Care Professionals
  • Domiciliary Care Workers
  • Residential Staff
  • Nursing/LD Care Home Staff

Course Content

  • Basic principles of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Deprivation of Liberties
  • Use of restraint
  • The term ‘representative’
  • Stages of assessment
  • Court of protection

Nutrition and Diet

This course is designed to highlight what nutritional support an individual may require in the social care sector. The learner will be provided with information on what is good nutrition is and the signs and symptoms to observe for malnutrition.

Who needs this qualification?:-

Any individual that works within the care sector;

  • Care Professionals
  • Domiciliary Care Workers
  • Residential Staff
  • Nursing/LD Care Home Staff

Course Content

  • Good/Bad Nutrition
  • What is a balanced diet?
  • Dietary needs for the elderly
  • What is Malnutrition
  • Signs and Symptoms of malnutrition

Person Centred Planning

This course is designed to highlight the importance of promoting person centred values in the social care sector. The learner will be provided with information on the values that must be upheld and how to provide person centred care.

Who needs this qualification?:-

Any individual that works within the care sector;

  • Care Professionals
  • Domiciliary Care Workers
  • Residential Staff
  • Nursing/LD Care Home Staff

Course Content

  • What is a person centred approach?
  • Values of a person
  • Dignity in care
  • Duty of care/Conflicts
  • Holistic caring

Role of the health and social care worker

This course is designed to provide the learner with information on what the role of a care worker actually entails. It will educate the learner on the responsibilities of a care worker in relation to the law and the importance of professional boundaries.

Who is this qualification for?

Any individual that works within the care sector;

  • Care Professionals
  • Domiciliary Care Workers
  • Residential Staff
  • Nursing/LD Care Home Staff

Course Content

  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs
  • What is a Supportive Professional Relationship
  • Codes of Practice
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Personal/Professional development
  • The socialisation process

Safeguarding Adults

This course is designed to inform the learner of the importance of reporting suspected abuse practices. The learner will be provided with information on the types of abuse as well as the signs and symptoms to spot during the course of their work.

Who is this qualification for?:-

Any individual that works within the care sector who works with vulnerable adults;

  • Care Professionals
  • Domiciliary Care Workers
  • Residential Staff
  • Nursing/LD Care Home Staff

Course Content

  • Types of abuse
  • Signs and Symptoms of abuse
  • Reporting Procedure including whistle blowing
  • Assumptions and Presumptions
  • Impact of abuse
  • Safeguarding Failures

Safeguarding Children

This course is designed to inform the learner of the importance of reporting suspected abuse practices. The learner will be provided with information on the types of abuse as well as the signs and symptoms to spot during the course of their work

Who is this qualification for?:-

Any individual that works within the care sector with vulnerable children;

  • Care Professionals
  • Domiciliary Care Workers
  • Residential Staff
  • Nursing/LD Care Home Staff

Course Content

  • Safeguarding and Child Protection in the UK
  • Types of abuse
  • Signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Policies, Procedures and Good Practice
  • Reporting procedure including whistle blowing
  • Safeguarding failures

Stress Management

This course is designed to provide the learner with information on the impact of stress in their lives. The course will highlight the long term effect that stress places upon the body and provide coping strategies that could potentially help.

Who is this qualification for?:-

Any individual that works within the care sector;

  • Care Professionals
  • Domiciliary Care Workers
  • Residential Staff
  • Nursing/LD Care Home Staff

Course Content

  • Definition of Stress and Anxiety
  • Elevating factors of stress and anxiety in life
  • Signs, symptoms and behavioural effects of stress and anxiety
  • Physiological effects of stress and anxiety
  • Coping mechanisms and strategies

For more information or general enquires please call us on: 07985584886, or e-mail:brian.lambert@compasshsc.co.uk