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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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Public Oliver McGowan Training Courses

First Response Training is at the forefront of providing essential training in alignment with the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training Framework for Learning Disabilities and Autism. This framework, mandated by the Health and Care Act 2022, requires health and social care providers to ensure staff receive training in interacting appropriately with individuals with learning disabilities and/or autistic people.

Visit our online shop to book your space in one of our public courses.

The training, developed by Health Education England and Skills for Care, consists of two tiers. Tier 1 involves a 60-minute online webinar, while Tier 2 is a 6-hour classroom course. Both tiers are delivered by a trio of trainers, including a subject matter expert, an autistic person, and a person with a learning disability (Experts by Lived Experience).

Recognising the value of lived experience, First Response Training incorporates individuals with such experience in the training, as evidenced by positive evaluations. First Response Training organisation also offers Train the Trainer courses to upskill in-house trainers to become Subject Matter Experts, delivering Tier 1 and/or Tier 2 training alongside Experts by Lived Experience.

The training emphasises understanding and avoiding diagnostic overshadowing, exploring co-occurring conditions, familiarity with relevant laws, recognising the importance of reasonable adjustments, addressing cultural aspects, improving communication, and implementing best practices for supporting individuals with learning disabilities and autistic people.

Find out more about the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training Framework