Health and social care online training

Online Health and Social Care Training

Anyone who works in the health and social care industry will know that there is always a continued need for professional development. It is also integral that health and social care workers stay up-to-date with the latest developments in treatments, medicines, and technology to better enrich the lives of the people for whom they provide care. When your patients know that their care is your top priority and you are diligently working to ensure that you are utilising the best and most advanced techniques to provide their care, they know how important they are to their caregivers at all times.

However, attending in-person training seminars or presentations is very difficult because the lives of health and social care workers are quite busy, especially at work, so finding that time can be quite a challenge. Taking the time needed for this type of training can be costly to the health care providers and their patients. That is why it is so important for health and social care training courses to be offered online.

The online health and social care training courses offered by Standout Academy are perfect for those who work in the health and social care industry because they are convenient, task and subject specific, meet the mandatory requirements for continued training, and can be incorporated as part of CPD (Continued Professional Development).

Our Online Health and Social Care Training Courses

At Standout Academy, we understand the importance of the jobs that health and social care workers perform on a daily basis. People rely on them to provide the care and support they need for their health and well-being. It is not easy for these employees to take time out of their schedules to attend in-person training rather than care for their patients.

With the online health and social care training courses at Standout Academy, employees can fit the training into their schedule when it is most convenient. As long as there is an internet connection, the training can be accessed from any location and done at their own pace. They can stop, save, and return throughout the course as much as necessary, and the level necessary to reach in order to pass the course is competency so you can rest assured that the information learnt is evidenced. It is perfect for refresher knowledge, and it can be used for individual or staff learning – whatever is most useful for your team.

These ideal induction packages save time and money. You will not have to worry about a lack of care being provided since the courses can be done anytime and anywhere. All the courses can also be accessed by any of your staff, so you will not have to pay for multiple training sessions with multiple experts in order to accommodate everyone’s schedules. If you are still doing face-to-face training, these courses are the perfect addition to reinforce what has been learned.

Standout Academy’s tutor-led, one-on-one, interactive courses adjust themselves to the pace that works best for each individual candidate. They will deliver the outcomes of the training courses clearly, effectively, and memorably in the minimum amount of time with the maximum user satisfaction. Best of all, our courses are fun to use!

We cover a wide range of health and social care skills necessary to properly care for patients and keep the facilities up to governmental codes. Our courses range from Autism awareness and basic fire safety awareness for care home to infection control and safeguarding for adults and children and many more topics in between. These courses were developed by experts in the field with years of experience, so you can trust that your employees will be more effective in their respective roles and more productive members of your team.

Why You Need Online Health and Social Care Training

Every health and social care worker has a responsibility to stay up-to-date in their training and knowledge of current healthcare trends and technologies. It can be tough, though, to fit in extra training when you already have a hectic schedule providing proper care for the residents of the care homes. That is where Standout Academy’s online training options play a pivotal role.

The courses we offer are task and subject specific, so you can easily work through the courses that matter most to you and your patients without sitting through content that is not relevant to your care facility. You also will not have to worry about taking time away from your patients’ care or your personal life in order to complete the training. They can be done anytime and from anywhere that is most convenient for you. Because you already need professional development and continued education, completing the tasks online in your own time is the best, most convenient way to ensure competency and retention.

Check Out All of Our Online Training Courses

At Standout Academy, we pride ourselves on providing the online training courses needed by working professionals in a wide variety of industries. Our courses are developed working with experts in the particular fields of study to ensure that the information is of the highest quality and relevant to the job. For the health and social care industries, we offer courses on a wide variety of topics, so we are sure that you will find the courses which best suit your needs. Check out all of our online training courses!

Health and Social Training Courses

Autism Awareness

This course will provide you with an understanding of what autism is and how it affects a child’s daily life. It will touch on what factors contribute towards a child developing autism as well as some of the typical behaviours associated with it and how to can provide effective support for those with the condition. It also discusses what happens during the diagnosis process, some of the intervention methods that can help manage the condition and suggests some simple adaptations you can make to improve a child with autism’s day to day life.

Approved by CPD – Duration 30 mins* – £17.50

Basic Fire Safety Awareness for Care Homes

This course explains, in brief, why fires occur and what actions you must take to help prevent them starting and the actions you must take when they do. By completing this course you will be making your workplace a safer environment. This course is a variation on the Basic Fire Awareness course that contains information that is specific to employees of care and residential homes.

Approved by RoSPA & CPD – Duration 60 mins* – £12.50

Dementia Awareness

This course is intended to give you an overview of the common types and symptoms of dementia as well as going into how it can affect the brain in different ways. It also covers strategies to use with clients with dementia and dealing with challenging behaviour. The course is intended for anyone who works with or around people that may be living with dementia.

Approved by CPD – Duration 25 mins* – £12.50

Diabetes Awareness

Diabetes is a serious lifelong health condition that occurs when the amount of glucose, or sugar, in the blood is too high. If left untreated, high blood glucose levels can cause serious health complications. This course is aimed at people working in the health and social care sector and will provide an overview of the condition, the common symptoms that might indicate someone has diabetes, methods of diagnosis, some possible treatments and common complications that can affect those with the condition.

Approved by CPD – Duration 45 mins* – £12.50

Dignity and Privacy

The course will start by defining dignity and privacy within the healthcare sector, and will explain how the two are quite often linked. It will then go on to give you a range of useful professional tips about setting up the right working relationship with your service users, and discuss some of the issues that can arise when dignity and privacy are not respected.

Approved by CPD – Duration 50 mins* – £12.50

Drug and Alcohol Awareness

This course is intended to provide you with the information you needed to understand and spot the signs of drug and alcohol misuse. It covers the legal and social implications for the individual and for your company if you find out an employee is misusing drugs. This course discusses the law, different types of drugs, and policies that can be put in place to protect yourself, your business and your employees.

Approved by CPD – Duration 80 mins* – £17.50

Dignity and Privacy

A duty of care is the requirement that all health and social care professionals, and organisations providing health and care services, must put the interests of service users first. This course will give you an introduction to the concept of duty of care, cover how duty of care affects your work, what to do if you come across a duty of care dilemma and where to go for support or advice along with some practical examples of duty of care situations.

Approved by CPD – Duration 50 mins* – £12.50

End of Life Care

This course will provide you with information about what to expect, how to handle some of the emotions associated with this time, and working with the other professionals involved in end of life care.

Approved by CPD – Duration 25 mins* – £12.50

Epilepsy Awareness

This course will give you an overview of epilepsy. It lists the methods of diagnosis, what a seizure is and how the brain can be affected. It will introduce some possible seizure triggers and describe what to do when someone has a seizure. It will also discuss some of the treatments offered to people with epilepsy and provide practical advice on what you can do if you witness someone having a seizure.

Approved by CPD – Duration 30 mins* – £12.50

Equality, Diversity and Discrimination

In this course we’re going to be discussing two topics, ‘equality’ and diversity’ and how they relate to one another. Understanding this will help us to identify and address issues of unfairness and discrimination in the workplace.

Approved by CPD – Duration 70 mins* – £17.50

Fire Marshal for Care Homes

The main outcome of this training course is to provide you with the knowledge to carry out the functions of a fire marshal. Please note, this course also contains all of the content in the Basic Fire Awareness and Fire Extinguisher courses. This course is a variation on the Fire Marshal course that contains information that is specific to employees of care and residential homes.

Approved by RoSPA & CPD – Duration 220 mins* – £17.50

Handling Information in a Care Setting

This course provides an introduction to the concept of handling information in care settings. At the end of the course you will understand the need for secure handling of information and you will know how to access support if you have any questions regarding access to information. The course will cover the important role confidentiality plays in developing trusting relationships with the people in your care and it will define key terms such as ‘need to know’ and ‘consent’.

Approved by CPD – Duration 20 mins* – £12.50

Infection Control

This course will start by defining infection prevention and control and explaining the impact of good and bad infection control. It then goes into detail about the legislation that applies to infection control, the different types of microorganisms, how bacteria are transmitted, the chain of infection, and much more.

Approved by CPD – Duration 60 mins* – £12.50

Introduction to Early Years Foundation Stage

This course aims to provide a gentle introduction to the expectations of the Early Years Foundation Stage and it can also act as a refresher for those wanting to update their knowledge. It will introduce you to some of the key documents and legislation that relate to Early Years providers, the process for registering with Ofsted and the various policies and procedures that need to be in place. It also covers learning and development requirements, how to observe and assess the progress of children in your care and the safeguarding and welfare requirements laid out in the EYFS Framework.

Approved by CPD – Duration 60 mins* – £12.50

Introduction to the Safe Handling of Medicines

This Introduction to the Safe Handling of Medicines course will start by explaining the key terminology used when handling medicines. It then goes into detail about the roles of the people involved, some of the different groups of medicines, providing different levels of support to patients, infection control, label interpretation and much more.

Approved by CPD – Duration 60 mins* – £12.50

Learning Disability Awareness

This course will start by giving you an overview of some of the common types and causes of learning disabilities and how they affect people. It will touch on how a person centred approach to care will get the best results and look at how management must perform, and at the needs of the individual. I will also discuss overcoming the stigma attached to learning disabilities and much more.

Approved by CPD – Duration 50 mins* – £12.50

Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA and DOLS)

This course describes in detail the many facets and procedures of the Mental Capacity Act. This includes who the act affects, when it applies, how to assess capacity and the procedures that can be put in place in the home or workplace to ensure best practices are followed and people are treated fairly at all times.

Approved by CPD – Duration 75 mins* – £12.50

Mental Health Awareness

This course explains the difference between mental health and mental illness. It covers the symptoms of a number of the most common mental illnesses so you will know what to look out for or what to expect if you are working with someone with one of these conditions. As well as providing some practical advice on how you can work effectively with those affected by these conditions.

Approved by CPD – Duration 25 mins* – £12.50

Nutrition and Hydration

This course will start by defining the various terms used when talking about nutrition and hydration in care environments, the basic elements of nutrition and eating a healthy balanced diet, identify the reasons why vulnerable people might suffer with dehydration and the tools you can use to identify people that are at risk of malnutrition and the steps you can take to deal with this condition.

Approved by CPD – Duration 65 mins* – £12.50

Paediatric First Aid

The aim of this course is to equip you with the theoretical knowledge, skills and confidence you need to deal with paediatric first aid situations. It covers all of the key topics including: emergency planning, assessing a situation, basic Life Support, CPR, shock, fractures, bleeding and a range of other minor illness and injuries.

Please be aware that having a theoretical knowledge on its own is not enough to be considered competent in paediatric first aid and practical demonstration in some areas is required to complete this training. Please contact us to arrange this.

Approved by CPD – Duration 115 mins* – £17.50

Person-Centred Care

This course will give you an understanding of person centred approaches for care and support, and how to implement a person-centred approach in an adult social care setting. It starts by explaining what we mean by person centred care and where this term originated. It then goes on to analyse the values represented by person centred care and explains why care should be as much as possible tailored to each service user. Finally it will give you an overview of care plans, daily reports, the importance of obtaining consent and much more.

Approved by CPD – Duration 45 mins* – £12.50

Positive Handling in Schools

This course will start by looking at some examples and statistics which highlight the seriousness and extent of aggressive pupil behaviour, it will then go on to explain how you can identify the stages of aggression and provide some tips on how you could de-escalate a pupil before they lash out. It also looks at where the law stands on this subject and finally best practice in theory if you ever do need to restrain a pupil.

Approved by CPD – Duration 100 mins* – £12.50

Prevent Duty

This course starts with an overview of the Government’s Prevent strategy, and then looks at some of the reasons people become extremists. It goes on to cover the objectives of the Prevent strategy, how to base your actions on a risk based approach, what to do if you are concerned and much more.

Approved by CPD – Duration 65 mins* – £17.50

Principles of Communication

This course covers some of the different ways of communication, how to identify barriers to communication and how to reduce these, making sure the person you are communicating with understands what you are communicating, how to get help with communication issues and much more.

Approved by CPD – Duration 75 mins* – £12.50

Safeguarding Adults

This course is aimed at anyone who has a duty of care for, or comes into contact with, adults in need of care and support, either as a paid professional or a volunteer. You and the organisation you work for must take appropriate measures for the protection of adults in your care, while still ensuring they are supported and empowered. This course can bring you one step closer to being able to do this.

Approved by CPD – Duration 75 mins* – £17.50

Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding is a term that describes the work and processes undertaken to minimise and manage the risks involved to vulnerable children. During this training video you will hear many facts, figures and details surrounding the risk to children, the types of abuse suffered, how to recognise the signs of abuse and key safeguarding legislations put in place to minimise the abuse of children.

Approved by CPD – Duration 75 mins* – £17.50

Sharps Awareness

In this course you’ll learn about the prevalence and different types of ‘sharps litter’ that can be found in the UK. It then covers the primary and secondary risks from sharps including some of the common blood borne viruses. It also covers the responsibilities of employers, the equipment needed and the effectiveness of PPE. Finally, it’ll cover how to report discarded sharps and the correct procedures to follow if you’re unlucky enough to receive a sharps injury.

Approved by CPD – Duration 55 mins* – £12.50

Stroke Awareness

Strokes are the fourth single leading cause of death in the UK, as well as a leading cause of disability. Being aware of the causes and symptoms will help you act fast in a situation where you suspect someone is having a stroke and provide them with the best chance of receiving the treatment they need and minimising the long term impact of the condition. This course will cover the types of strokes, the symptoms, and risk factors. It will also cover the treatment options and the longer term impact of the condition.

Approved by CPD – Duration 55 mins* – £12.50

Understanding your Role in Care

This course will define social care and talk about why people choose it as a career and what its goals and objectives are. It will also cover job descriptions, person centred care, understanding code of practices and the basics of government legislation. Finally it will touch on dealing with conflicts at work.

Approved by CPD – Duration 40 mins* – £12.50

Your Personal Development

The course will start by looking at the way standards are set, monitored and regulated for social care organisations and workers throughout the UK. It then goes on to cover the codes of practice and legislation, reflecting on your work to ensure continued improvement, communication, feedback and much more.

Approved by CPD – Duration 35 mins* – £12.50