Depending on the type of setting and the people receiving support, frontline health and social care workers may also need to undertake training in additional specialist skills and knowledge, such as End of Life Care or Learning Disability Awareness.
Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training Framework
First Response Training can provide essential training in line with the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training Framework for Learning Disabilities and Autism. This standardised training package has been developed by Health Education England (HEE) and Skills for Care. It has been designed, delivered and evaluated with the help of people with learning disabilities and autism. There are two different tiers of training available and we can deliver both Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the framework using HEE approved Trainer Trios.
Our Special Focus courses are available via Classroom and Webinar training.
Special Focus Manuals
We offer Distance Learning for selected Health and Social Care Special Focus subjects.
Special Focus Training
First Response Training provides a range of additional Level 2 Awards for health and social care staff required to carry out more specialist tasks in their day to day roles.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Aim: To ensure that delegates have the knowledge and confidence to provide support for children and young people who have an autistic spectrum disorder.
Boundaries and Good Practice
This course aims to ensure healthcare support workers and adult social care workers understand the importance of maintaining professional boundaries and relationships.
This course ensures that care planning by healthcare support workers and adult social care workers places the best interests of individuals at the centre of care, whilst enabling them to make and communicate their own decisions.
Aim: To enable delegates to develop their knowledge and skills in relation to promoting continence, including early identification and care of incontinence issues, and person centred care for people with continence problems.
Aim: To provide healthcare support workers and adult social care workers to understand dementia and help improve the quality of life for people living with dementia.
Disability, Equality and Inclusion
Aim: To enable healthcare support workers and adult social care workers to develop their knowledge and understanding of disability and impairment, and the social model of disability.
This 1-hour course teaches staff to understand the importance of multi-disciplinary approach to risk assessments and management of dysphagia.
End of Life Care
Aim: To give learners an understanding of the current guidance around end of life care for adults.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
This course aims to provide learners with a general understanding and awareness of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This eLearning training takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
Aim: To provide delegates with an understanding of HIV and an awareness of its prevalence in today's society as well as its progression, attitudes towards HIV and its impact on the individual.
Introduction to the Autism Spectrum
Aim: To ensure healthcare support workers and adult social care workers have the knowledge and confidence to provide support for people with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.
Learning Disability Awareness
This half-day course trains Health and Social Care staff to understand the needs of individuals with a range of Learning Disabilities and make adjustments for them.
Learning Disability and Autism Awareness
This eLearning course provides learners with an understanding of Learning Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder and the support they can offer those with Learning Disabilities or Autism.
Mental Capacity Act Awareness
Aim: To provide healthcare support workers and adult social care workers with an overview of the Mental Capacity Act, to ensure they have the knowledge and skill to deal with situations relating to mental capacity.
Aim: To provide healthcare support workers and adult social care workers with the knowledge required to provide their service user with personal care in a dignified and empowering way.
Positive Behaviour support
Aim: To provide an overview of the subject, enabling an understanding of behaviours and its origin in order to develop ways to respond positively to the behaviour.
Pressure Care Management
Aim: To provide healthcare support workers and adult social care workers with information on the cause, prevention and care of pressure sores.
Prevention of Slips, Trips and Falls
Aim: To provide healthcare support workers and adult social care workers with the knowledge and understanding to prevent falls within the care sector.
Professional Relationships and Boundaries in Care
Aim: To ensure learners understand the importance of maintaining professional boundaries and upholding professional relationships.
Promoting Dignity in Care
Aim: To provide healthcare support workers and adult social care workers with an awareness of dignity in care, and how it can be promoted and maintained.
Aim: To raise awareness of the signs and impact of strokes and how to respond effectively to someone experiencing a stroke.
Substance Misuse Awareness
Aim: To give learners an awareness of issues surrounding drug and alcohol abuse.
Supervision and Appraisal Skills
Aim: To provide candidates with the understanding, knowledge and skills to carry out supervision and appraisal activities effectively.
Understanding Behaviours that Challenge
Aim: To help healthcare support workers and adult social care workers to understand the functions and meaning of behaviours and how to support individuals in their setting.
Understanding Domestic Abuse
Aim: To ensure learners have an awareness of domestic abuse in different forms, are able to recognise possible victims and be aware of the help available for victims.
CPD Points Available
These training courses are CPD accredited. This means that your staff members can receive nationally recognised CPD points for completing our high quality, externally verified training programmes.