Refresher – Level 5 Safeguarding Adults for Managers Accredited Course

Course Information Sheet

Download the course information sheet here for more information about the course. Please scroll down to locate the dates/times and registration links for this programme.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at practitioners who completed the full Level 5 Safeguarding Adults for Managers Accredited Programme, over three years ago, and now require an update.

The Level 5 Safeguarding Adults for Managers Accredited Programme is valid for three years, and after this period, practitioners who completed the course must undertake an update.

Why should I complete this course?

There have been significant changes to practice over the past two years. New ways of working have fundamentally challenged safeguarding practice, demanding from practitioners the ability to think creatively and utilise technology in new ways to work proactively.

In a rapidly changing environment where multiple and dynamic risks present, practitioners must be able to act promptly drawing confidently on both relevant legislation and case law.

What is covered in this course?

Practitioners will get the opportunity to consider and apply new case law to their own practice. They will learn about updates in legislation such as changes to the MCA (Mental Capacity Act) Code of Practice and implementation of the LPS (Liberty Protection Safeguards).

Practitioners will explore pro-active strategies in relation to reducing restrictive practices and will also get the opportunity to learn about how Root Cause Analysis can aid in the analysis of incidents where unexpected or avoidable injury has resulted in harm.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the key themes from recent Safeguarding Adults Reviews and how learning can be applied to own practice.
  • Give examples of workforce development strategies that enable staff to work in pro-active ways.
  • Describe how Root Cause Analysis can aid service improvement.
  • Identify updates in case law that impact safeguarding practice.
  • Explain the changes from the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) to Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).
  • Identify the interface between the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act.

How is this course assessed?

This course is accredited; therefore, practitioners must meet all the criteria to receive the certificate. The Level 5 Safeguarding Adults for Managers Accredited Refresher Course assessment includes:

  • Completion of a workbook
  • Completion of short online tests

How long is this course?

The guided learning hours for this course are 20. This includes:

  • 4 hours on private study, research, and reflection.
  • 6 hours attending the taught (live) sessions. There will be two 3-hour live taught sessions.
  • 4 hours on the flipped learning activity (activity between the live sessions).
  • 4 hours on completing the workbook.
  • 2 hours to complete the short online tests.

What resources would be made available to the course attendants?

Candidates will receive:

  • Workbook and Tests
  • PREVENT Safeguarding Tool/Additional Tools, Handouts, Infographics and Resources

What is the location, date and time of the course?

There are two open cohorts available for this course. The open cohorts will be delivered online via Zoom. We would be happy to deliver the course on different dates/across different platforms if you would like to book a private cohort for your staff members. Email us at info@3spirituk.com if you would like to book a private cohort for this course.

Open Cohort 1 – July 2022

  • Part 1– Thursday 30 June 2022 – 13:30 to 16:30
  • Part 2– Thursday 07 July 2022 – 13:30 to 16:30

Register Here for Open Cohort 1 (July 2022)

Open Cohort 2 – September 2022

  • Part 1– Friday 16 September 2022 – 10:00 to 13:00
  • Part 2– Friday 23 September 2022 – 10:00 to 13:00

Register Here for Open Cohort 2 (September 2022)

What is the cost of the course and what are the payment options?

The cost of the course is £400 + VAT (including admin fees); £480 in total. This needs to be paid at least 14 days before the start of the course. Refunds will only be applicable if at least 30 days’ notice is given before the course start date. Tickets cannot be transferred to alternative course dates. Admin fees are non-refundable.

You can pay in instalments (over 3 instalments). The first payment would be 50% of the total cost, with the two further payments both collecting 25% of the total cost. Payment over instalments requires your booking on the course to be made at least 2 months before the course start date. All instalments would need to be paid at least 14 days ahead of the course start date.  Please do contact us to discuss payment options that would be suitable to you. You contact us via email at info@3spirituk.com or call us on 01442 368464.

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COVID-19 Response Courses

List of Our COVID – 19 Response Courses (Webinars)

Vital Signs for Care Staff

Course Outcomes:

  • Describe a range of basic clinical observations
  • Explain infection control measures in relation to COVID-19
  • Identify how to monitor and record:
  1. Body temperature
  2. Pulse Rate
  3. Blood Pressure
  4. Blood sugar
  5. Urine analysis
  6. Peak Flow testing
  7. Oxygen saturation levels
  • Explain how to identify and report delirium
  • Explain the difference between delirium and dementia

Legal Update – Coronavirus Act

Course Outcomes:

  • Identify the key aspects of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and how it impacts on Health and Social Care
  • Describe how the Act impacts on existing legislation in Health and Social Care
  • Describe how the Ethical Framework values and principles will be operationalised in own role
  • Explain how safeguarding sits within the legal and ethical framework
  • Describe the principles of defendable decision making
  • Identify best practice in applying knowledge and skills to discharge the duty of care to promote human rights and protect children, adults and staff

Safeguarding and COVID 19 – Residential Care

Course Outcomes:

  • Identify the safeguarding risks posed by COVID 19 and possible strategies
  • Describe key changes in guidance and how this impacts on own service
  • Identify risks and strategies to maintain safe staffing
  • Identify policy and legislation that applies to social isolation
  • Describe how and where the six key principles apply to COVID – 19
  • Describe ways to communicate positively with families
  • Identify reporting requirements around safeguarding

Safeguarding and COVID 19 – Home Based Support Services

Course Outcomes:

  • Identify the safeguarding risks posed by COVID 19 and possible strategies
  • Describe key changes in guidance and how this impacts on own service
  • Identify risks and strategies to maintain safe staffing
  • Describe how and where the six key principles apply to COVID – 19
  • Identify policy and legislation that applies to social isolation
  • Explain how to use risk assessment to prioritise work
  • Describe ways to communicate positively with families
  • Identify reporting requirements around safeguarding

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A Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

This qualification brings excellent career opportunities as it is the required qualification to be a Registered Manager with the CQC. It provides learners with the opportunity to understand the role of the care service manager by taking a strategic view of the business, understand how to work effectively with teams and organisations, how to deliver progressive outcome-based care and how to drive quality.

Qualification Information Sheet

Download the qualification information sheet here

Who should complete the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care?

To complete this qualification, you need to be working in a real work setting as a leader or manager. This course is suitable for people working in both residential and community settings and both regulated and unregulated services. You need to be able demonstrate that you have responsibilities that enable you to generate the required evidence at level 5.

It is recommended that candidates have previously completed a level 3 or 4 Diploma in Adult Care. This qualification is also suitable for people who are starting up services. See below in the ‘Why should I do my qualification with 3 Spirit UK?’ section additional support provided for start-ups.

Why should I do my qualification with 3 Spirit UK?

3 Spirit UK is an established social enterprise and Centre of Excellence with Skills for Care. We offer
over 300 courses in health and social care and offer specialisms in autism, dementia, learning disabilities, mental health, health and safety and safeguarding.

Our Care Start Up package also includes support with Registered Managers interviews and
understanding governance and regulatory processes.

How long is the qualification?

The minimum Guided Learning Hours are 562. The qualification should take between 9 – 18 months.

What is involved in the qualification and how is it assessed?

You will be required to:

  • Meet with your assessor at least once a month
  • Complete all assignments on time
  • Generate evidence from your workplace
  • Be observed in practice
  • Access learning resources and upload evidence onto an online portfolio

Learners must achieve a minimum of 80 credits to achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and
Management for Adult Care (RQF). Learners must achieve 60 credits from mandatory units and the
remaining credits from the optional units (See Qualification Units Below).

What is the cost of the qualification and what are the payment options?

The cost of the course is £2500 + VAT. This needs to be paid before the start of the training. Refunds will only be applicable if at least 30 days’ notice is given before the agreed course start date. You can pay over monthly/termly installments. Please do contact us to discuss payment options that would be suitable to you. You contact us via email at info@3spirituk.com or call us on 01442 368464 .

Is there funding towards the qualification?

You can claim up to £1500 from Workforce Development Funds (Skills for Care). To find out where
your local partnership is, call Skills for Care on 0113 241 1275. You must be ‘Adult Social Care
Workforce Data Set’ compliant. To find out more about this, access the Skills for Care help pages.

Qualification Core Units

1. Principles of leadership and management in adult care

2. Lead and manage a team within adult care

3. Governance and regulatory processes in adult care

4. Communication and information management in adult care

5. Partnership working in adult care

6. Outcomes based person-centered practice in adult care

7. Manage continuous improvement in adult care

8. Equality, diversity and inclusion in adult care

9. Supervision and performance management in adult care

10. Resource management in adult care

11. Safeguarding and protection in adult care

12. Risk-taking and risk management in adult care

13. Managing concerns and complaints in adult care

14. Manage self for leadership in adult care

15. Decision making in adult care

16. Entrepreneurial skills in adult care

17. Innovation and change in adult care

Have more questions or would like to learn more?

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Psychosis Training

Course Outcomes

  • Describe the various models of mental disorder
  • Explain the umbrella term of Psychosis
  • Identify the core elements of Psychotic experience
  • Describe the possible causes of Psychosis including stress, vulnerability and trauma
  • Describe Medical, Social and Psychological strategies for working with Psychosis
  • Identify possible relapse indicators
  • Describe the process of developing a clinical crisis care plan
  • Identify appropriate safety and containment strategies as appropriate (including use of Mental Health Act and Medication)

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Dual Diagnosis

Course Outcomes

  • Describe the impact of substance abuse on individuals and families
  • Explain the impact of substance misuse on individuals who are experiencing a mental illness
  • Identify risks associated with substance use in mental health
  • Describe the role/impact of trauma, stress and vulnerability
  • Explain the trans-theoretical model of change
  • Explain the role of Motivational Interviewing
  • Identify the key legal themes in the MHA, MCA and when they may apply
  • Outline key national guidance and best practice in this area
  • Explain the importance of partnership working and identify ways to work effectively with other services to provide care for this client group

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Mini Medics (First Aid for Schools)

Course Profile

The Education Secretary has introduced new guidance stating that all children in schools should receive basic First Aid training. This course has been designed to meet that policy directive, as there are plans to introduce this programme onto the school curriculum. Specially designed for people under the age of 16, this course uses engaging resources and is delivered interactively. It is delivered over 3 hours consisting of theory and practical training. Each student will receive a worksheet and a fully illustrated 32-page ‘First Aid and Defibrillation for Children’ book, including a ‘cut-out’ Mini Medics® certificate of attendance. They will also get a unique syringe pen in red or blue or choose a pencil set.

Course Outcomes

  • Explain what First Aid is
  • Identify what should be in a First Aid kit
  • Effectively apply the Primary Survey (ABC) when assessing a casualty
  • Describe how to keep themselves safe in an emergency
  • Explain how to communicate and contact emergency services
  • Demonstrate the Recovery Position for an unconscious, breathing casualty
  • Administer cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) safely and effectively
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who:
  1. is choking
  2. is bleeding
  3. is in shock
  4. is having an asthma attack

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Care Act and Funding Decisions

The relationship between a carer, support provider and the funding local authority is a critical part of the well-being of the person being supported.

However, many support providers find a ‘contract management’ approach to that relationship can often feel one sided. Providers are often excluded from the statutory decision-making processes that result in the contract. All too often, providers are the people who first become aware of a change in needs for the person they are supporting but find themselves caught in wearing budget re-negotiations that don’t always feel connected to the person, their needs and the capacities of the service.

This course provides an insight for support providers into the decision-making processes within the Care Act. Systematically understanding how local authorities are required to make eligibility, planning and funding decisions will empower you to be an informed participant in that process. It will enable you to better advocate for the needs of the person you support, and to constructively challenge decisions you feel are inadequate or wrong.

This course will help you navigate through the Care Act decision making processes, explaining the key duties and the relevant case law that helps us build up a clear picture about how decisions must be made. It will support you to challenge funding decisions on a legitimate and clearly argued basis.

Who should attend the Care Act and Funding Decisions Course?

This course is suitable for managers and senior managers of care and support services who are commissioned under the Care Act for named individuals. No prior knowledge of the Care Act is required.

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

What resources would be made available to the course attendants?

Candidates will receive a workbook alongside the exercises, scenarios and a curated ‘at a glance’ reference resource of relevant excerpts from the Act and statutory guidance.

How long is the course?

The course will be delivered over one day and will run from 10am to 4pm.

What is the location, date and time of the course?

The course will run at the Kayani Avenue, Redmond Community Centre, London. The post code of the venue is N4 2HF. The course will be delivered on the 30th of January 2020 between 10am and 4pm.

How can I find out more about this course?

We will be hosting a live video/event on our Facebook Page on the 5th of December 2019 through which we will inform the public more about the course. The live video will allow viewers to post their thoughts & questions about the course, and our trainer (who will deliver the course) will be answering the relevant questions that come up. There will also be a bite-size video released after the completion of the live event that will tell you about the course and how it can benefit your organisation.

The aim of this course is to develop knowledge and understanding of how statutory decisions are made about eligibility, planning and funding in adult social care.

Course Outcomes

  • Describe the key duties of the Act relevant to funding decisions
  • Explain the regulations for eligibility decisions
  • List key factors that contribute to defensible funding decisions
  1. Sufficiency
  2. Fairness
  3. Transparency
  • Analyse a complex funding decision and understand the reasons for that decision
  • Explain the basis for effectively challenging funding decisions

What is the cost of the course?

The cost of the course is £95 + VAT per person. This needs to be paid before the start of the course. Refunds will only be applicable if a 30 days’ notice is provided.

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Level 5 Safeguarding Adults for Managers Accredited Course

Please scroll down to locate the dates/times and registration links for this programme.

Having a strong safeguarding strategy should be at the heart of all social care practice. However, many services fail to deliver a proactive preventative approach to safeguarding and instead have a disproportionate approach to protection, are predominately reactive and, at times fail to act on lessons learnt.

The context in which we deliver safeguarding has been transformed since the pandemic – not only is there a direct impact on the client groups we support, but also on the working practices that support the safe delivery of care and support. For example, the digitalisation of health and care processes provides challenges and opportunities for strategic safeguarding practice in:

  • The access and application of data.
  • Supporting and recording of decisions.
  • Partnership working.
  • Commissioning and contract management.
  • Identifying and mitigating ways that technology facilities abuse.
  • Utilising technology as a form of prevention.

The aim of this course is to prepare managers to have a strategic view of safeguarding in their own service. To be able to identify challenges and opportunities in an increasingly digitalised environment and to develop a capable, confident culture that has partnership working at its heart. The overall focus of this course is to enable managers to focus on quality of life, working preventatively, understanding proportionality, and fostering stronger partnerships that will strengthen their safeguarding service.

Through the delivery and assessment process, participants will be given the opportunity to consider how effectively the organisations policies support the aims of safeguarding. There will be a specific focus on changes related to MCA practice, such as considering the complexities of executive function and Liberty Protection Safeguards. Participants will be given the opportunity to examine other areas of policy that pertain to safeguarding such as recruitment, partnership working, restrictive practice and health and safety.

This programme will enable practitioners to determine the links between strength-based approaches, positive risk taking and Making Safeguarding Personal. It will help managers to understand the broader role of risk assessments as well as how to adopt creative approaches to fostering a shared vision and competency in their own teams. The course will enable practitioners to consider multiple dimensions of risk, considering how these intersect. Candidates will get the opportunity to consider the role of technology in facilitating and mitigating risks, as part of dynamic risk assessment.

Through group discussion and assessed work, the Level 5 Safeguarding Adults for Managers Accredited Course candidates will develop a range of safeguarding strategies and a prevention plan.

This course is accredited by Advantage Accreditations, to a Level 5. Candidates must complete all assessed work to pass the course. The course is delivered over four half day (3-hour) live sessions and candidates will have access to a range of additional resources. Attendance is required on a further half day for assessment.

A proportion of learners from each cohort can also opt to access our Implementation Support Pathway. There is an additional cost to access this, but included in this is:

  • Access to an audit tool to identify how the organisation is performing (in terms of safeguarding) pre and post the training programme. This will provide useful evidence for CQC and external stakeholder inspections.
  • Participation in 4 follow up 2-hour (8 hours total) Action Learning Sets with course peers. These learning sets will be facilitated by an expert in safeguarding.
  • Access to a Learning Impact Pathway, which contains resources targeted for your organisation (the targeting will be based on data outlined by the learner in the audit tool).

How do the Action Learning Sets (Part of the Implementation Support Pathway) work?

Action learning provides opportunities for support and challenge from peers. It’s an opportunity to learn from good practice and develop new ideas and different solutions to strategic safeguarding challenges. It is a safe environment in which participants can share organisational challenges and provides opportunity for double loop learning.

At each meeting:

  • Every member reports briefly on what has been happening to them.
  • Members decide who is going to present.
  • The presenter describes their strategic safeguarding challenge.
  • Members ask questions designed to assist the presenter to find a solution.
  • Members assist the presenter to review options.

Course Information Sheet

Download the course information sheet here for more information about the course.

Who should attend the Level 5 Safeguarding Adults for Managers Accredited Course?

This course is suitable for managers and senior managers. Staff attending should already have a basic understanding of safeguarding and should have some strategic/management responsibility in the organisation they work in.

What resources would be made available to the course attendants?

Candidates will receive:

  • Workbook
  • Handouts
  • Range of multi-media resources, including cascade safeguarding infographic resources
  • The 3Spirit PREVENT Safeguarding Tool/Additional Tools

How long is the course?

The guided learning hours for this course are 37 hours. The course is delivered over an eight-week period. Candidates are expected to attend all four half-day live training sessions (12 hours total) and spend the additional time to complete the course assessment. Individuals that opt for participation in the Implementation Support Pathway will be on the programme for a further twelve weeks.

How is the course assessed?

The course is accredited and therefore course candidates must complete the course assessment to achieve the award and the Level 5 Safeguarding Adults for Managers Accredited Course accreditation.

The Level 5 Safeguarding Adults for Managers Accredited Course assessment includes:

  • Completion of a workbook
  • Short presentation
  • Online assessment

Why should you complete this course? What is in it for you?

This course reflects contemporary challenges and incorporates updated guidance including the proposed updates in MCA. The world we live in has changed, managers need to have new skills to understand how technology intersects with safeguarding, as neglecting this will lead to costly safeguarding incidents. Investing in training in the short term can be preventative and reduce costs in the long term.

As an accredited course, our Level 5 Safeguarding Adults for Managers Accredited Course offers great employment prospects to potential future employers. This course offers enhanced skills and may also be used in conjunction with a teaching qualification by individuals wishing to deliver safeguarding training in their own service (at the discretion of their organisations). Cascade safeguarding resources are available to support teaching and learning.

What is the location, date and time of the course?

There are currently two open cohorts available for this course. The open cohorts will be delivered online via Zoom. Open cohorts are suitable for individuals wishing to enrol themselves and/or a few of their team members on this course. The course can be delivered across different dates/platforms for your organisation (via a private cohort). Private cohorts are suitable for bigger training requirements (8 or more candidates). There are many benefits to booking private cohorts. Our organisation is experienced with delivering private cohorts, having delivered this course privately to a range of services, including Drugs and Alcohol, Mental Health, Housing and Learning Disabilities/Autism. For each private cohort, we have been able to bespoke parts of this course to the specific needs of the service. There is a discount available for private cohorts. Email us at info@3spirituk.com if you would like to enquire about and/or book a private cohort of this course.

Open Cohort 1 – September 2022

  • Part 1 – Wednesday 07 September 2022 – 10:00 to 13:00
  • Part 2 – Wednesday 14 September 2022 – 10:00 to 13:00
  • Part 3 – Wednesday 21 September 2022 – 10:00 to 13:00
  • Part 4 – Wednesday 28 September 2022 – 13:30 to 16:30

Register Here for Open Cohort 1 (September 2022)

Open Cohort 2 – November 2022

  • Part 1 – Wednesday 02 November 2022 – 10:00 to 13:00
  • Part 2 – Wednesday 09 November 2022 – 10:00 to 13:00
  • Part 3 – Wednesday 16 November 2022 – 10:00 to 13:00
  • Part 4– Wednesday 24 November 2022 – 10:00 to 13:00

Register Here for Open Cohort 2 (November 2022)

What is the cost of the course and what are the payment options?

The cost of the course is £586 + VAT and Admin Fees.

The cost of the course with the Implementation Support Pathway is £986 + VAT and Admin Fees.

This needs to be paid at least 14 days before the start of the course. Refunds will only be applicable if at least 30 days’ cancellation notice is given before the course start date. Tickets cannot be transferred to alternative course dates. Admin fees are non-refundable.

You can pay in instalments (over 3 instalments). The first payment would be 50% of the total cost, with the two further payments both collecting 25% of the total cost. Payment over instalments requires your booking on the course to be made at least 2 months before the course start date. All instalments would need to be paid at least 14 days ahead of the course start date. Please do contact us to discuss payment options that would be suitable to you. You contact us via email at info@3spirituk.com or call us on 01442 368464.

Course Learning Outcomes and Mapping to National Standards

To view the course learning outcomes and mapping to national standards, please visit pages 4 and 5 of the course information sheet.

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Become a Certified Trainer in LD & Dementia

Train the Trainer in Learning Disability and Dementia Programme

Successful completion of this course will qualify candidates to teach LD & Dementia Training for the next 3 years.

People with learning disabilities are now living significantly longer. However, as our population grows, they face age related health challenges. This includes conditions like Dementia, Delirium, Hearing Loss, Sight Loss and many other conditions that would cause difficulties to older individuals with learning disabilities. Where there are multiple conditions present in a person with a learning disability, accessing a timely diagnosis and supporting their independence remains a key challenge. This makes working and caring for older individuals with learning disabilities more complex, which if not addressed, would lead to increasingly poor outcomes for them.

Key Facts: Approximately 50% of people with Down Syndrome will go on to develop dementia, and 45% of them now live to over 60. People with a learning disability are also 3 times more likely to develop dementia.

Support staff working in learning disability services need to be appropriately trained to spot dementia signs and be able to work proactively to determine individuals at risk. Once someone develops dementia, staff need to be trained in how to manipulate the social and physical environment to enable the person to function optimally through the progression of the condition. Rather than commissioning external trainers to train your staff members on Learning Disabilities & Dementia, you can train them internally (by qualifying a few to teach Learning Disability & Dementia training), which would save you costs in both the short and longer terms. Having a trained workforce will also enable you to work proactively in identifying those at risk of dementia and putting in place early interventions, saving money down the line.

This course is a 3-Day course over a period of 2 months, after which candidates will be granted a certificate that will enable them to start delivering LD & Dementia training for 3 years from the day of receiving their certificates.

Course Specifications, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Strategy

Click here to download our course information sheet, which details the aims of the Train the Trainer in Learning Disabilities and Dementia course, its learning outcomes and how candidates will be assessed.

Course Requirements

Staff attending should have already completed a basic awareness programme in dementia and should be working in a learning disability service. This course would suit individuals currently working at a level 3 senior support level.

Cost of the Course

The cost of the course is £649.99, which includes all registration and VAT costs. The price of the course reflects the LD & Dementia teaching qualification candidates would achieve upon successful completion of the course.

Learn More/Book Course

If you would like to learn more about the course, or would like to book a place onto it, you can email us here or call us on 01442 368464 .

Payment Options Available

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