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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.

Covers healthy bowel function, constipation, bowel training goals and administration of suppositories and enemas.

Classroom training

Covers diabetes and the different types, signs of complications, actions in the event of hypo or hyperglycaemia, treatments for diabetes, measuring blood glucose and ketone levels, insulin administration, site rotation and lipohypertrophy.

Classroom training

Covers the digestive system, different types of stoma, dietary requirements, complications and abnormalities and emptying and changing a pouch with dignity, privacy and infection control.

Classroom training

Covers respiratory function, the respiratory system, types of tracheostomy, humidification, suction, speaking valves, eating with a tracheostomy and TRACHE and care of the stoma site. Learners practice tape changes, cleaning inner cannula and single lumen tube change.

Classroom training

Covers enteral feeds, the digestive system, surgical insertion of feeding tubes, indications for having a PEG, risks involved in having a PEG, potential complications and infection risk. Learners practice standard procedures in relation to the delivery of feed and medication via feeding tubes.

Classroom training

Ensures learners have an understanding of catheterisation and have practical competency to catheterise an individual.

Classroom training

View our Delegated Healthcare Tasks Brochure