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Tue, 12 Mar


A mix of Virtual and In person sessions

Care Certificate

All dates and courses MUST be attended.

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Care Certificate
Care Certificate

Time & Location

12 Mar 2024, 09:00 – 19 Jun 2024, 16:30

A mix of Virtual and In person sessions


About the event

Please DO NOT sign up to the Care Certificate unless you are able to attend EVERY training session detailed below.

Care Certificate Day 1 of 3, 12th March 2024 -9am-4:30pm (via Zoom)

Care Certificate Day 2 of 3, 10th April 2024 - 9am-4:30pm (via Zoom)

Care Certificate day 3 of 3, 30th April 2024 - 9am-4:30pm (via Zoom)

Treatment Room Management 15th May 2024 9am-4:30pm (via Zoom)

Physiological measurements Day 1 of 2, 28th May 2024 9am-4:30pm (via Zoom)

Physiological measurements Day 2 of 2, 6th June 2024 9am-4:30pm (IN PERSON)

Introduction to Wound Care 20th June 9am-4:30pm (IN PERSON)

IN PERSON sessions will be held at the PCS Building,160 Falcon Road, London, SW11 2LN. This venue is by Clapham Junction Train Station.

Zoom sessions you will need access to a working computer with internet access and sound. These sessions will be highly interactive so be ready to be engaged.

Course Contents of 7 Day Essential Training for HCAs

7 days spread over the course of 4 months

The first 3 days will consist of the learners undertaking the Care Certificate.  The 3 Day Care Certificate Training for new / relatively new health care support workers(HCSWs), health care assistants (HCAs) and phlebotomists in General Practice. Since April 2015 all new unregistered staff working in all sectors of health and social care are expected to undertake an induction programme covering the 13 standards of the Care Certificate, which embed the attitudes beliefs and behaviours expected within these sectors ,  before they practice unsupervised.

This 3 day training programme has been developed specifically for new recruits to the primary and social care setting and is delivered by trainers who have many years work experience in GP,  fully understand the roles and expectations of these invaluable members of the team, and are all  highly experienced trainers. The programme will cover all the non-mandatory statutory standards of the Care Certificate in a supportive interactive classroom setting over zoom and will support and instruct learners to complete the programme in a timely manner. Any learners who have not completed their statutory mandatory training will be signposted to available resources within their work setting.

Learners will then take part in 3 more sessions over 4 days which include an introductory training into Wound Care, Physiological Measurements and Treatment room management.

The first day will be a training day on ‘Treatment Room Management’ where we will emphasise the importance of ensuring safe practice, ordering and stock rotation, fridge monitoring and the cold chain as well as the keeping of equipment, calibration and cleaning requirements and logs. Finally the learners will be taught safe waste disposal, emergency calls and personal equipment and protection.

The basic introduction into physiological measurements and Hypertensions includes teaching of the AP of circulatory system. Prevalence and risk factors, signs and symptoms . Differences between hypotension and hypertension along with the benefits of maintenance of control. Health promotion and signposting .The practical side of the session includes taking accurate BP measurements.

The last day – an Introduction into Wound Care will give a basic introduction into simple wound aseptic techniques, AP of skin, types of wounds and how they may be sustained. There will also be a practical element to this day where we look at effective hand washing, aseptic and clean dressing changes of wounds as well as looking at equipment and different types of dressings.

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