A Train the Trainer Programme in Learning Disabilities & Dementia

Train the Trainer in Learning Disability and Dementia Programme

Note: Successful completion of this course will qualify candidates to teach Learning Disability & 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 co-morbidities present in a person with LD, accessing a timely diagnosis and supporting their independence remains a key challenge. This makes working & caring for older individuals with LD more complex, which if not addressed, would lead to increasingly poor outcomes for them.

Key Facts

1. Approximately 50% of people with Down Syndrome will go on to develop dementia, and 45% of them now live to over 60. Dementia may also be difficult to spot in this group because of the complex presentation.

2. People with a learning disability are 3 times more likely to develop dementia.

Support staff working in LD 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 LD & Dementia, you can train them internally (by qualifying a few to teach LD & 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 will be a 3-Day course over the months of March & April, 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

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Date of Course

This is a 3-day course. Participants will be expected to attend all three days and complete their assessments to receive their Learning Disability and Dementia training qualification.

Day 1: Wednesday 27th March 2019

Day 2: Thursday 28th March 2019

Day 3: Thursday 24th April 2019

Location of Course

Kayani Avenue
The Redmond Community Centre
London
N4 2HF

Cost of Course

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

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Payment Options also Available

You can pay over monthly/termly installments. Please contact us to discuss payment options that would be suitable to you.

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Adult Care Leadership & Management Level 5 Diploma

Name of Course

TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF).

Who is the course suitable for?

The qualification is suitable for learners of 19 years of age and above.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners must be in a job role appropriate to the chosen units.

Qualification Purpose

The purpose of the TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) is to develop the knowledge and skills required by managers and leaders. Achieving the qualification should enable learners to innovate and respond to a changing environment and to meet challenges and opportunities within the sector.

The content links with requirements for the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Leadership and Management in Care Services.

Cost of the Course

Funding opportunities may be available.

Mandatory Units/Course Content

Unit Level Guided Learning Hours Credit Value
Principles of leadership and management in adult care 5 20 3
Lead and manage a team within adult care 5 36 5
Governance and regulatory processes in adult care 5 30 4
Communication and information management in adult care 5 24 3
Partnership working in adult care 4 26 4
Outcomes based person centred practice in adult care 5 29 4
Manage continuous improvement in adult care 5 16 3
Equality, diversity and inclusion in adult care 5 34 4
Supervision and performance management in adult care 5 25 4
Resource management in adult care 5 25 3
Safeguarding and protection in adult care 5 37 4
Risk-taking and risk management in adult care 5 33 4
Managing concerns and complaints in adult care 5 20 3
Manage self for leadership in adult care 4 20 3
Decision making in adult care 5 20 3
Entrepreneurial skills in adult care 5 30 4
Innovation and change in adult care 5 15 2

In addition to the mandatory units, there are 52 optional units that you would be required to choose from for completing the course. Optional units can be selected which relate specifically to the setting/role (you require a minimum of 20 credits from the optional units). Please click here to access the optional units list.

Length of Course

Total Qualification Time for this course is 800 Hours over 6-9 months.

Assessment

The assessment for the course will be undertaken through a range of workbooks and an assessment in the workplace.

Progression Prospects

Successful learners can progress to further qualifications within the social care sector or other parts of the sector, for example moving from adults’ advanced practice to adults’ residential management or move to the Children and Young People’s Workforce sector or the Health sector, completing additional sector and job-relevant units within the diploma.

Learners may also use the qualification for entry, credit transfer or advanced standing for a qualification higher education institution

Learners may also progress to other specific job roles such as:

  • Care manager
  • Officers in charge/registered manager
  • Day services manager

Delivery Methods

Delivery methods for the course may vary but will involve either taught sessions or distance learning.

In order to receive certification for the course, a total of 80 credits must be achieved. The mandatory units listed in the Mandatory Units/Course Content section carry a total of 60 credits. Therefore, a minimum of 20 credits from the optional units must be completed for obtaining the diploma certification.

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Dementia Care Level 2 Certificate

Name of Course

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care (RQF)

Who is the course suitable for?

Anybody working in the health and adult care setting.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy or equivalent.

The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.

Qualification Purpose

The TQUK Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care (RQF) develops learners’ knowledge and understanding of what dementia is and how to support individuals with dementia, including understanding a range of theoretical models of dementia and types of dementia. Learners will look at   the role of carers in the care and support of individuals with dementia. In particular, the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach, how to communicate with individuals who have dementia and understand behaviour in the context of dementia.  The benefits of engaging in activities are also explored.  This qualification is intended to update and continue the professional development of learners and to develop knowledge/skills relevant to occupational specialisation.

Cost of the Course

Funding opportunities may be available.

Mandatory Units/Course Content

Unit

Level Guided Learning Hours Credit Value
Dementia Awareness 2 17 2
The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia 2 17 2
Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia 2 18 2
Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care

2

20 2
Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach 3 15 2
Understand behaviour in the context of dementia 2 20 3
Understand the Benefits of Engaging in Activities in Social Care

2

16

2

Length of Course

123 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) over 6-9 months.

Assessment

The assessment for the course will be undertaken through a range of workbooks.

Progression Prospects

Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

  • TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding End of Life Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care
  • TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support

Delivery Methods

Delivery methods for the course may vary but will involve either taught sessions or distance learning.

Learners must complete all 7 mandatory units.

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End of Life Care Awareness Level 3 Award

Name of Course

TQUK Level 3 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care (RQF).

Who is the course suitable for?

Anybody working in a role that involves end of life care or anybody aiming to develop their knowledge of end of life care.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level two in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.

Qualification Purpose

The purpose of the qualification is to develop the learner’s understanding of working in end of life care; how to provide support when working in end of life care and how to support individuals during the last days of life. It is relevant as an introduction for those working or planning to work in a role which involves end of life care.

Cost of the Course

Funding opportunities available.

Mandatory Units/Course Content

Unit Level Guided Learning Hours Credit Value
Understand how to work in end of life care 2 28 3
Understand how to provide support when working in end of life care 3 33 4
Understand how to support individuals during the last days of life 3 28 3

Length of Course

89 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) over 4-6 weeks.

Assessment

The assessment for the course will be undertaken through a range of workbooks.

Progression Prospects

Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

TQUK Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care

TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

TQUK Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia

TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care

Delivery Methods

Delivery methods for the course may vary but will involve either taught sessions or distance learning.

Learners must complete all 3 mandatory units.

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Health and Adult Care Level 2 Diploma

Name of Course

TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF).

Who is the course suitable for?

Anybody working in the health and adult care setting.

Entry Requirements

The qualification develops competences and therefore learners must be in paid or voluntary work to enable assessment to take place.

There are no other specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.

Qualification Purpose

The TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF) is suitable for learners working in a wide range of roles in a health and adult care settings. The qualification develops competence therefore learners must be in paid or voluntary work to enable assessment to take place.

The content links with the knowledge and skills required for the Apprenticeship standards ‘Adult Care Worker’ and ‘Healthcare Support Worker’. The content is applicable to a variety of roles, such as:

  • Adult care worker
  • Healthcare assistant/support worker
  • Personal assistant

Cost of the Course

Funding opportunities may be available.

Mandatory Units/Course Content

Unit Level Guided Learning Hours Credit Value
Communication in care settings 2 20 3
Handle information in care settings 2 10 1
Personal development in care settings 2 23 3
Implement person-centred approaches in care settings 2 39 5
Equality and inclusion in care settings 2 17 2
Health, safety and wellbeing in care settings 2 33 4
Responsibilities of a care worker 2 16 2
Duty of care 2 7 1
Safeguarding and protection in care settings 2 26 3

In addition to the mandatory units, there are 119 optional units (minimum of 22 credits from the optional units) that you would be required to choose from for completing the course. Optional units can be selected which relate specifically to the setting / role.

Length of Course

Total Qualification Time for this course is 460 Hours (243 from the mandatory units and at least 217 from the optional units) over 6-9 months.

Assessment

The assessment for the course will be undertaken through a range of workbooks and an assessment in the workplace.

Progression Prospects

Successful learners can complete a relevant apprenticeship or progress to other qualifications such as the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care or Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support and to the advanced apprenticeship.

Delivery Methods

Delivery methods for the course may vary but will involve either taught sessions or distance learning.

In order to receive certification for the course, a total of 46 credits must be achieved. The mandatory units listed in the Mandatory Units/Course Content section carry a total of 24 credits. Therefore, a minimum of 22 credits from the optional units must be completed for obtaining the diploma certification.

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Understanding Working in Mental Health Level 2 Certificate

Name of Course

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in Mental Health (RQF).

Who is the course suitable for?

Anybody working in a role that involves mental health support.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent. It may be beneficial for learners to have completed a relevant level 1 qualification in health and social care.

The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.

Qualification Purpose

The qualification develops learners’ knowledge and understanding relevant to working in mental health including duty of care, equality and diversity, different approaches to care and management and understanding change and support in relation to mental health. Learners may progress to further qualifications or employment within health and social care including an apprenticeship framework within health or health and social care. The qualification can also be used as part of development within learner’s current job role within health and social care.

Cost of the Course

Funding opportunities available.

Mandatory Units/Course Content

Unit Level Guided Learning Hours Credit Value
Mental Health and Mental Health Issues 2 29 3
Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 2 9 1
Valuing Equality and Diversity 2 16 2
Approaches to care and management in mental health 2 27 3
Understanding change and support in relation to mental health 2 39 5

Length of Course

120 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) over 3-6 months.

Assessment

The assessment for the course will be undertaken through a range of workbooks.

Progression Prospects

Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Care

TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

TQUK Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF)

TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support (RQF)

TQUK Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care (RQF)

TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health Care (RQF)

TQUK Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia (RQF)

Level 2 or 3 Certificate for Working in the Health Sector (RQF)

Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills (RQF)

The qualification can also support progression to employment and progression within employment for the job roles including:

  • care assistant
  • personal care assistant
  • adult social care relief team worker
  • night care assistant
  • support worker (supported living)
  • home care support worker
  • healthcare support service worker
  • clinical healthcare support worker
  • healthcare assistant
  • mental health support/outreach worker

Delivery Methods

Delivery methods for the course may vary but will involve either taught sessions or distance learning.

Learners must complete all 5 mandatory units.

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Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care Level 2 Certificate

Name of Course

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care (RQF).

Who is the course suitable for?

Anybody working in a role that involves safeguarding or anybody aiming to develop their knowledge of safeguarding/individual dignity.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.

Qualification Purpose

The TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care (RQF) develops learners’ knowledge and understanding of a range of issues around respecting and protecting the individual dignity of the individual in a care scenario. Learners will be given an understanding of safeguarding in adult health and social are, the principles of dignity as it relates to adult health and social care, duty of care and dilemmas and public concerns in adult health and social care.  This qualification is primarily designed to prepare learners for further learning or training.

Cost of the Course

Funding opportunities may be available.

Mandatory Units/Course Content

Unit Level Guided Learning Hours Credit Value
Understand safeguarding in adult health and social care 2 28 3
Principles of dignity in adult health and social care practice 2 45 5
Understand duty of care in adult health and social care 2 46 5
Understand dilemmas and public concerns in adult health and social care 2 26 3

Length of Course

145 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) over 3-6 months.

Assessment

The assessment for the course will be undertaken through a range of workbooks.

Progression Prospects

Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

  • TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems (RQF)
  • TQUK Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care (RQF)
  • TQUK Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia (RQF)
  • TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF)
  • TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF)

Delivery Methods

Delivery methods for the course may vary but will involve either taught sessions or distance learning.

Learners must complete all 4 mandatory units.

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Autism Level 2 Certificate

Name of Course

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism (RQF).

Who is the course suitable for?

Anybody working with someone who has Autism or anybody aiming to develop their knowledge of Autism.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.

Qualification Purpose

The purpose of the qualification is to develop your knowledge and understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

The term ‘autism’ is used to include all autistic spectrum conditions, including Asperger syndrome.

Cost of the Course

Funding opportunities available.

Mandatory Units/Course Content

Unit Level Guided Learning Hours Credit Value
Principles of autism 2 36 4
Person-centred approaches to the support of individuals with autism 2 20 2
Communication and social interaction with individuals with autism 2 22 3
Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism 2 20 2
Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism 2 24 3
Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives 2 30 4

Length of Course

152 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) over 3-6 months.

Assessment

The assessment for the course will be undertaken through a range of workbooks.

Progression Prospects

Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

TQUK Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s Workforce (Early Years Educator)

TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support

TQUK Level 3 Award in Supporting Children and Young People with Autism

Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services

Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare

Delivery Methods

Delivery methods for the course may vary but will involve either taught sessions or distance learning.

Learners must complete all 6 mandatory units.

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Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities Level 2 Certificate

Name of Course

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (RQF).

Who is the course suitable for?

Anybody working in a role that involves learning disability services, working with someone that has a learning disability or anybody aiming to develop their knowledge of learning disabilities services.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.

Qualification Purpose

The purpose of the qualification is to develop knowledge and competence for individuals who:

  • already work in Health and Social care but are new to learning disability services
  • work in learning disability services and want a short qualification for CPD
  • have a job role not exclusively focused around supporting individuals with learning disabilities, but have some contact and wish to develop relevant skills and knowledge
  • are community and volunteer carers whose role includes contact with individuals with learning disabilities
  • have other roles such as employment support worker, dementia care adviser or palliative care professional and wish to develop their service to meet the needs of a wider range of service users

Cost of the Course

Funding opportunities available.

Mandatory Units/Course Content

Unit Level Guided Learning Hours Credit Value
Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities 2 35 4
Support person-centred thinking and planning 2 34 5
Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 2 23 3

In addition to the mandatory units, there are 34 optional units (minimum of 9 credits) that you would be required to choose from for completing the course.

Length of Course

145 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) over 3-6 months.

Assessment

The assessment for the course will be undertaken through a range of workbooks.

Progression Prospects

Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Care

TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Or to an apprenticeship in Health or Care

Delivery Methods

Delivery methods for the course may vary but will involve either taught sessions or distance learning.

In order to receive certification for the course, a total of 21 credits must be achieved. The mandatory units listed in the Mandatory Units/ Course Content section carry a total of 12 credits. Therefore, a minimum of 9 credits from the optional units must be completed for obtaining the course certification.

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