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Carer Training

Be the very best you can with training by the Glenavon Care team of experts

Our team of care trainers provide professional, meaningful and practical training, not only to our own employees but also to individuals outside our company who are looking to improve their skills.

Carer Training

Our portfolio of training courses take place at our dedicated Learning Centre near Chelmsford and can accommodate up to 10 people per day. The Learning Centre is equipped with various apparatus that you would find in a home-care environment including beds, hoists and wheelchairs, allowing our students to get real hands on experience.

Each trainer is an experienced healthcare professional with specific expertise in the courses we offer.

Care Induction TrainingShow more

Our Care Induction course is designed to give those new to health and social care a comprehensive knowledge of the core skills and techniques involved in caring for others.

The Care Induction course is aimed at the following individuals:

  • Carers looking to become part of the Glenavon Care Team. Please note, you will be expected to complete the Care Induction training regardless of previous experience
  • Private carers who may be self-employed or caring for a family member
  • Care homes and care assistants

The Care Induction course will train you in the following:

  • Induction training – skills specified by the CQC as the “common induction standards” when caring for people or working in social care
  • Moving and handling
  • First aid
  • Safeguarding of vulnerable adults
  • Catheter and stoma care
  • Fall awareness
  • Stroke awareness
  • Infection control
  • Documentation and record keeping
  • MS awareness
  • Diabetes care
  • Risk enablement
  • Palliative/end of life care
  • Dementia awareness
  • Parkinson’s awareness

The course takes place over 3 days from our in-house Training Centre near Chelmsford.

The Training Centre is well equipped, easy to get to with ample parking.

Costs includes refreshments throughout the day.

First Aid TrainingShow more

This course is included as part of the 3 day Care Induction Course and will cover the following:

  • Principles of first aid
  • Action to be taken in the event of an emergency
  • Correct method of basic life support
  • Typical major injuries and the action to be taken to preserve life

Dealing with Dementia CourseShow more

Our Dealing with Dementia course provides carers with a broader understanding of the condition and introduces effective techniques for communicating with suffers and engaging them in activities. Clients are increasingly requesting carers who have undertaken specific training  in dementia care and have a clear understanding of the forms of dementia, specialist communication and interaction skills, minimising risks and dealing with the behavior associated with the disease.

The course is structured around the following principles:

  • Utilising subtle behavior/non-verbal communication
  • Referencing real life examples and case studies
  • Identifying the causes behind behavior
  • Understanding what makes us individuals
  • Person-centered care

Dealing with Parkinson's CourseShow more

This course is included as part of the 3 day Care Induction Course and will cover the following:

  • What is Parkinson’s disease?
  • Living with Parkinson’s disease
  • Treatments and therapies
  • Managing the obstacles of Parkinson’s e.g falls
  • Recognising the signs of depression

Dealing with Diabetes CourseShow more

This course provides carers with an appreciation of the underlying physiology and characteristics of diabetes as well as giving key advice and tips to help support the condition.

The course will give you an overview of the following:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Complications of diabetes
  • Medication and treatment
  • Weight management
  • Food and diabetes
  • Monitoring diabetes


End of Life Care CourseShow more

Our carers are trained to affirm life and accept dying as a natural process in every person’s journey. The End of Life Care Course introduces the principles of palliative care including meeting clients’ physical, emotional and spiritual needs through a holistic approach to end of life care.

The course content includes:

  • Techniques to provide relief from pain and other distressing symptoms
  • Integrate the emotional and spiritual aspects of client care
  • Offer a support system to help clients live as comfortably and actively as possible until they pass
  • Providing an additional support network for the family unit during the client’s illness and final days

Understanding AutismShow more

The Understanding Autism Course offers carers an awareness of what autism is and how it may impact upon an individual and the wider family unit.

The carer will be introduced to practical evidence based assessment and positive behaviour strategies to assist families within the home and other environments.

Carer will also be shown the importance of social skills and key interpersonal techniques when interacting with children and young adults on the autism spectrum.

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