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Health and Social Care Courses

We have built an expertise in Health and Social Care over more than two decades, training thousands of learners in the sector every year.

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The Care Certificate

Vital training for new Health and Social Care staff.

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Mandatory Training

View our full suite of mandatory training courses for Health and Social Care staff.

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Special Focus

For Health and Social Care staff required to carry out more specialist tasks in their day to day roles.

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Mental Health

Mental health training courses designed by our highly qualified and experienced curriculum team.

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Clinical Skills

Training available for Health and Social Care staff in epilepsy, diabetes, inhalers, PEG feeding and more.

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Health and Safety in Care

We can provide specialist health and safety training for care workers.

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Delegated Healthcare Tasks

First Response Training can now offer high quality training courses in specialist delegated healthcare tasks. Delivered by a competent practitioner in a classroom environment, these courses all include simulated practical activity and practical sign-off.

Specialist training with practical sign-off

All of our Delegated Healthcare Tasks training courses can be delivered onsite at your setting, or a venue of your choice by an experienced and skilled practitioner. We will provide the appropriate clinical training equipment and will conduct practical simulation activities, assessments and sign-off.

  • Practical sign-off included in every course
  • Relevant clinical training equipment provided
  • Suggested maximum 8 learners per course
  • All learners receive an FRT Certificate of Competency
  • Recommend annual review in line with CQC guidance
  • Competence subject to ongoing development and monitoring within the workplace

What are delegated healthcare tasks?

Often referred to as delegated healthcare interventions, these are any healthcare activities, usually of a clinical nature, that a registered healthcare professional transfers to a paid social care worker. This could include Personal Assistants (PAs) providing care and support to adults or children with specific healthcare needs. Delegation of healthcare interventions can help ease the burden on nurses while still ensuring that individuals receive the daily care they require in a timely manner. It can also provide individuals with complex health needs with more flexibility, choice and control over their care. Skills for Care have developed two guides for delegated healthcare tasks – one for care workers, and one for social care employers and managers. NHS England has also developed a guide specifically about the delegation of healthcare tasks to PAs.

Delegated Healthcare Tasks Training Course Range

First Response Training provides a range of training in Delegated Healthcare Tasks, all delivered by highly qualified and experienced trainers in a classroom setting.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand how insulin works and why the body needs it to survive
  • To be able to explain the different insulins and regimens that are used today to treat diabetes
  • Understand what the glucose levels mean in relation to the insulin doses
  • Be able to practically demonstrate a safe and competent injection technique
  • Explain the impact of poor injection technique and recognise when the insulin doses may need to be altered

Classroom training

Learning Objectives:

  • State what a tracheostomy
  • List reasons why a tracheostomy may be needed
  • Demonstrate how to complete tape/tie changes
  • Demonstrate how to clean the stoma and list signs of infection
  • Demonstrate how to do a single lumen tube change
  • Demonstrate how to change an inner cannula and how to clean an inner cannula
  • Explain actions to take in an emergency

Classroom training

Learning Objectives:

  • To have an understanding of what enteral feeds are
  • To have an awareness of anatomy and physiology of the digestive system
  • To have a basic understanding of surgical insertion of feeding tubes in relation to job role
  • To be able to identify indications for having a PEG
  • To be able to identify risks involved in having a PEG
  • To be able to identify potential complications
  • To manage infection risk associated with established feeding tubes
  • To review standard procedures in relation to PEG feeding for nutrition purposes
  • To practically demonstrate standard procedures in relation to the delivery of feed and medication via feeding tubes

Classroom training

Learning Objectives:

  • Accountability relating to the catheterisation procedure
  • Code of Conduct NMC – Consent in Practice
  • Competency completion and completion of an unsatisfactory assessment procedure
  • What is catheterisation, indications and contraindications for it
  • The importance of infection precautions including CAUTI, Catheter-associated urinary tract infections
  • Importance of ANTT, Aseptic Non-Touch Technique, including equipment preparation, Houdini effect
  • Device management, the importance pre-procedure checks for female catheterisation
  • The procedure for female catheterisation, how to perform it safely and considerations via group observation
  • Anatomy and physiology of the successful female catheterisation
  • Device management, the importance of pre-procedure checks for male catheterisation
  • The procedure for male catheterisation and how to be performed safely and  considerations via group observation
  • Anatomy and physiology of successful male catheterisation
  • Clinical waste – documentation – problem-solving

Classroom training

View our Delegated Healthcare Tasks Brochure