Conditions

Hoarding Awareness

Course details
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Target audience Assessment & Care Management / Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) 
Subject Conditions 
Course description This course enables learners to understand how hoarding affects people, empowering the learners to empathise whilst exploring ways to develop skills for supporting clients. The course will also include the current restrictions placed upon organisations working with people who hoard during COVID-19. 
Training objectives Background to Hoarding 
• Understanding  
• Historical hoarders 
• Positive Engagement  Supportive Intervention 
• Approaches 
• Assessments 
• Techniques  Supportive Engagement 
• How to develop tactics for working with clients 
• Best Practice 
• Recap of learning 
Learning outcomes
  • Have the opportunity to fully understand how hoarding affects people
  • Feel empowered to empathise with people 
  • Have explored ways to develop skills for supporting clients.
Additional information
Maximum places 20
Closing Date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/70 ZOOM 07 March 2023 10:00 - 14:00
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Parkinson's Disease Awareness

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Target audience ESCC DPS staff/ ESCC ACM staff
Subject Conditions
Course description This is a theory based course. All delegates will have some care knowledge and understanding.  
Training objectives To ensure students have an awareness of Parkinson’s Disease.
Learning outcomes Students will: 
  • Be able to identify the causes of Parkinson's Disease
  • Be familiar with the treatments of Parkinson's Disease
  • Have familiarity with care of the resident with Parkinson’s Disease.
Additional information
Maximum places 15
Closing Date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/423 St Mary's House - ESTDC, Eastbourne 09 May 2023  13:30 - 16:30 
ASC/23/433 St Mary's House - ESTDC, Eastbourne 05 December 2023 13:30 - 16:30
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Stroke Awareness

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Target audience ESCC DPS staff/ESCC ACM staff
Subject Conditions
Course description This is an awareness level course related to strokes.    No prior knowledge is assumed.
Training objectives
  • Enable students to understand what a stroke is
  • Enable students to realise the massive impact a stroke can have on people
  • Students to be able to meet the care needs of a person who has had a stroke.
Learning outcomes Students will be able to:
  • Identify a stroke
  • Know the risk factors of a stroke
  • Meet care needs of the person that has had a stroke.
Additional information
Maximum places 15
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/422 St Mary's House - ESTDC, Eastbourne 09 May 2023 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/432 St Mary's House - ESTDC, Eastbourne 05 December 2023  09:30 - 12:30 
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Autism

Autism and Communication

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Target audience Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff 
Subject Conditions
Course description This session focuses on the differences and difficulties experienced by autistic people in communicating with others. 
Training objectives
Learning outcomes - Describe the common difficulties which autistic people experience with communication 
- Explore the impacts that these difficulties can have for autistic people in the context of personal/family lives, work and care 
- Explore ways for trainees to communicate with the autistic people they work with 
- Explore ways for trainees to support autistic people to communicate their needs and wishes with others. 
Additional information
Maximum places 30
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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Autism and Women

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Target audience Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff 
Subject Conditions
Course description A session looking specifically at the experience of autistic women. 
Training objectives
Learning outcomes - Describe how women and girls on the Autistic Spectrum present differently to boys 
- Understand the diagnostic challenges for women and girls that can lead to misdiagnosis and late diagnosis 
- Explain why women and girls on the autistic spectrum are more likely to mask their differences and how masking can impact mental health 
- Explore suggestions to empower and support women and girls with ASC. 
Additional information
Maximum places 30
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Autism - Introduction

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Target audience ESCC Directly Provided Services/Independent Care Sector Staff/Personal Assistants
Subject Conditions
Course description This session provides an introduction to Autism and is suitable for anyone who may come into contact with autistic people.
Training objectives
Learning outcomes Increase your understanding of Autism and how it might affect a person’s experience of life by exploring differences in:
  • Social communication
  • Flexibility of thought
  • Information processing
  • Sensory factors
Maximum places 12
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/387 MS Teams 13 March 2023 10:00 - 12:00
ASC/23/388 MS Teams 17 May 2023 10:00 - 12:00
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Autism Meltdowns and Shutdowns

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Target audience Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff 
Subject Learning Disability 
Course description This session focuses on the phenomenon of meltdowns and shutdowns which are commonly experienced by autistic people and will offer information on what causes them, how to reduce the chances of them and how to support an autistic young person before, during and after a meltdown or shutdown. 
Training objectives
Learning outcomes - Explain the difference between a meltdown, a shutdown and a temper tantrum 
- Identify how having a meltdown or shutdown commonly impacts on an autistic person 
- Understand the factors which contribute to autistic people experiencing meltdowns and/or shutdowns 
- Explore ways to reduce the likelihood of meltdowns or shutdowns in your professional context.
Additional information
Maximum places 30
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/106 ZOOM Meeting 24 January 2023 10:00 - 12:00
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Autism: Social Narratives

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Target audience Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Learning Disability Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff 
Subject Conditions 
Course description This course is suitable for staff in adult social care services providing day to day care and support to autistic people.   You should attend the Autism Awareness training before booking on this course. 
Training objectives To introduce the use of Social Narratives as a possible intervention to aid the development of social skills and communication for autistic people. 
Learning outcomes
  • Gain confidence in developing and using Social Narratives in everyday communications  
  • Understand how to construct a Social Narrative 
  • Practice writing/ using Social Narratives 
  • Have a greater understanding of why we use Social Narratives.
Additional information
Maximum places 20
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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Good Autism Practice Level 2 - Skills Development Workshop

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Target audience Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) / Assessment & Care Management / Occupational Therapists / Occupational Therapy Assistants 
Subject Conditions 
Course description A workshop exploring contemporary knowledge, understanding and practice in the field of Autism Spectrum Conditions and Neurodiversity.  This course requires basic knowledge of autism and experience in working with people with autism.   
Training objectives To develop a broader understanding of Autism Spectrum Conditions and build on existing skills, harnessing new perspectives, strategies and tools to improve practice. 
Learning outcomes
  • Apply best practice when assessing a neurodiverse client
  • Identify potential hidden risks 
  • Check informed understanding and decision making from a client
  • Sign posting to services
  • Identify associated risks for autistic people who do not meet the critical need criteria. 
Additional information
Maximum places 20
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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Dementia

Dementia Module 1: Dementia Awareness (Tiers 1 and 2)

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Target audience Assessment & Care Management / Carers (unpaid) / Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff
Subject Conditions
Course description This is a foundation level online course and must be completed before attending other dementia related courses that explore specific aspects of dementia in more detail. It is aimed at frontline staff to increase their awareness and knowledge of people who are experiencing dementia.
Training objectives To increase knowledge and skills around the causes and nature of dementia and how it impacts on the person experiencing dementia.
Learning outcomes • Explain what dementia is
• Understand the key functions of the brain affected by dementia
• Be aware of conditions that can be mistaken for dementia
• Know the most common types and causes of dementia
• Appreciate factors relating to an individual’s experience of dementia
Additional information Resources will be emailed by midday on the day of your course.
Maximum places 15
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/18 Workbook and Resources 23 January 2023 N/A
ASC/23/19 Workbook and Resources 20 February 2023 - COURSE FULL N/A
ASC/23/434 Workbook and Resources 03 April 2023 N/A
ASC/23/435 Workbook and Resources 02 May 2023 N/A
ASC/23/436 Workbook and Resources 05 June 2023 N/A
ASC/23/437 Workbook and Resources 03 July 2023 N/A
ASC/23/438 Workbook and Resources 07 August 2023 N/A
ASC/23/439 Workbook and Resources 04 September 2023 N/A
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Dementia Module 2: A Person-Centred Approach to Care and Support in Dementia (Tier 2/3)

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Target audience ESCC Assessment & Care Management / Carers (unpaid) / ESCC Directly Provided Services / Personal Assistants (Care) / Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff 
Subject Conditions 
Course description Aimed at staff working directly with people experiencing dementia.   Building on Dementia Module 1, it looks in more depth at the experience of dementia and how care staff can work with people to maintain their health and well-being.  
Training objectives To increase knowledge and skills around person-centred approaches when working with people experiencing dementia. 
Learning outcomes
  • What person-centred care in dementia looks like 
  • The VIPS Framework
  • Validation techniques
  • Trauma-informed care (basic introduction) 
Additional information Resources are emailed by midday on the course date.  Delegates should complete Dementia Module 1 before taking this course.  Delegates must complete and return their workbook by 5pm on Friday of that week. Allow 2-4 hrs to complete the course. Speed of completion varies by learner. 
Maximum places 15
Closing date 3 days prior to course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/82 Workbook and resources 07 March 2023 N/A
ASC/23/440 Workbook and resources 11 April 2023 N/A
ASC/23/441 Workbook and resources 09 May 2023 N/A
ASC/23/442 Workbook and resources 12 June 2023 N/A
ASC/23/443 Workbook and resources 10 July 2023 N/A
ASC/23/444 Workbook and resources 14 August 2023 N/A
ASC/23/445 Workbook and resources 11 September 2023 N/A
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Dementia Module 3: Communication & Interaction Training (CAIT) ‘Train the Trainer’ Course

Dementia Module 3: Communication & Interaction Training (CAIT) Train the Trainer Course
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Target Audience Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector
Subject Conditions
Course description CAIT is the culmination of over 10 years work undertaken with Care homes by Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. Whilst the ideas within CAIT are not new, the training program provides a systematic way to present approaches to maintaining well-being, de-escalating distress, and managing distressed behaviour.
Training objectives CAIT has been adopted by the Sussex Integrated Care System (ICS) to provide a common language and response to people experiencing dementia, particularly around distressed behaviours. The overall aim is to enhance the knowledge and skills of care professionals across the system to feel more competent and confident in this area.
Learning outcomes
  • Day 1: Foundation (Introduction to Dementia and Behavioural Expressions of Need)
  • Day 2: Core and Dementia Specific Communication Skills
  • Day 3: Activities of Daily Living
  • Day 4: Care Planned Interventions
  • Care home/agency managers/deputies/trainers - those responsible for leading change /cascading training amongst staff
  • Maximum of 3 staff per care home/agency
  • Ideally Dementia Modules 1 and 2 have been completed.
  • Access to the official Online CAIT programme and a copy of the CAIT Manual will be available following the course.
There is pre-reading for this training before bookings can be taken to ensure delegates can commit to the learning.  Please email asct@eastsussex.gov.uk for this pre-reading.  Once you have completed the reading, please email us again to confirm you would like to book a place and our team will send you the booking form link.
Maximum places 10
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 4
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/378 MS Teams 07 February 2023 (Day 1 of 4) 09:30 – 13:30
09 February 2023 (Day 2 of 4) 09:30 – 13:30
14 February 2023 (Day 3 of 4) 09:30 – 13:30
16 February 2023 (Day 4 of 4) 09:30 – 13:30
ASC/23/378 MS Teams  18 April 2023 (Day 1 of 4) 09:30 – 13:30
 20 April 2023 (Day 2 of 4) 09:30 – 13:30
 25 April 2023 (Day 3 of 4) 09:30 – 13:30
 27 April 2023 (Day 4 of 4) 09:30 – 13:30
ASC/23/380 MS Teams  06 June 2023 (Day 1 of 4) 09:30 – 13:30
 08 June 2023 (Day 2 of 4) 09:30 – 13:30
 13 June 2023 (Day 3 of 4) 09:30 – 13:30
 15 June 2023 (Day 4 of 4) 09:30 – 13:30

Dementia Module 5: The Use of Medication for Clients who have Dementia (Tier 2)

Dementia Module 5: The Use of Medication for Clients who have Dementia (Tier 2)
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Target audience Assessment & Care Management / Carers (unpaid) / Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff 
Subject Dementia
Course description This Tier 2/3 course is aimed at all staff who work directly with people experiencing dementia. The course builds upon Dementia Module 1 and 2 and looks at what medications are used to treat people with dementia including cognitive enhancers, psychotropics and pain management. 
Training objectives To raise awareness of the use of medication when working with people experiencing dementia.
Learning outcomes
  • The types of dementia that can be treated by medication and how they work 
    • Treatment of anxiety, depression and sleep disorders in dementia 
    • The use and risks of using anti-psychotics in clients with dementia 
    • How medication is used to support clients who may be in pain. 
Additional information Accessibility: 
  • Videos have captions for delegates who are hard of hearing. Wearing earphones is also an option.
This session is via YouTube 1 Online. Access requirements: 
  • Internet with sound/audio enabled• Email account (resources will be emailed)
    • Access to YouTube 
    • Microsoft Word for Workbook 
    • Adobe Reader for PDF (portable document format) documents 
The course materials can be accessed from midday on the date scheduled on the portal. Delegates can complete the course at any time during the week but must submit the workbook by 5pm on the Friday of the scheduled course date. Allow approx. 2-4 hrs to complete the course. Speed of course completion depends on the learner. 
Maximum places 12
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/22 Workbook and Resources 30 January 20223 N/A
ASC/23/21 Workbook and Resources 27 February 2023 N/A
ASC/23/446 Workbook and Resources 17 April 2023 N/A
ASC/23/447 Workbook and Resources 15 May 2023 N/A
ASC/23/448 Workbook and Resources 19 June 2023 N/A
ASC/23/449 Workbook and Resources 17 July 2023 N/A
ASC/23/450 Workbook and Resources 21 August 2023 N/A
ASC/23/451 Workbook and Resources 18 September 2023 N/A
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Learning disability

Positive Approaches to Providing Support

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Target audience Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Learning Disability Services (ESCC) 
Subject Conditions
Course description The programme content is based on the BILD accredited PROACT SCIPr-UK curriculum and follows a 70-20-10 Proactive-Active-Reactive model of support. Active and Reactive strategies include some physical techniques. Day 2 includes a knowledge assessment and participants are assessed for competency in demonstrating physical techniques. 
Training objectives To equip staff with competence and confidence to understand behaviour and provide effective support. 
Learning outcomes
  • Understand the communicative function of behaviour 
  • Describe the stages of emotional arousal 
  • Consider the elements of a Positive Behaviour Support plan 
  • Learn and demonstrate defensive techniques and physical interventions 
  • Identify good practice regarding Health and Safety 
  • Consider the legal framework and the Restrictive Intervention policy and recording including restraint reduction. 
Additional information
Maximum places 16
Closing date One week before the course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 2
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/123 Wellshurst Golf Club  17 January 2023 (Day 1 of 2) 09:30 - 16:30
Wellshurst Golf Club 24 January 2023 (Day 2 of 2) 09:30 - 16:30
ASC/23/124 Wellshurst Golf Club  08 March 2023 (Day 1 of 2) 09:30 - 16:30
Wellshurst Gold Club 15 March 2023 (Day 2 of 2) 09:30 - 16:30
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Positive Behaviour Support (3 Day Course)

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Independent Care Sector/ Personal Assistants /Unpaid Carers 
Subject Conditions
Course description This is a 3 day course designed to equip direct carers with the knowledge and skills to provide a person centred comprehensive response to challenging behaviour presented by people with intellectual disabilities. 
Training objectives
  • Understand the causes of challenging behaviour including environmental factors 
  • Establish strategies for environmental change 
  • Understand and develop Positive Programming strategies 
  • Identify a range of early intervention strategies 
  • Achieve pass mark in a multiple-choice questionnaire 
  • Complete PBS Workbook (Functional Assessment and Behaviour Support Plan). 
Learning outcomes Learning outcomes  Day 1: Assessment – Understanding challenging behaviour and functional assessment  Day 2: Intervention – Proactive intervention. Lifestyle changes and focused support  Day 3: Intervention – Proactive and reactive interventions and PBS Sussex physical restraint  Each delegate will be given a workbook which must be completed and scanned to spnt.pbssussex.nhs.net  within 4 weeks of the course. Failure to comply with this may result in further training requests from the delegate’s workplace being declined. 
Additional Information Please contact us if you have any communication needs which should be considered in advance, and we will make the trainer aware.  
Maximum places 12
Closing date One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 3
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/238 White Rock Hotel, Hastings 27 January 2023 (Day 1) - COURSE FULL 9:30 - 16:30
White Rock Hotel, Hastings 10 February 2023 (Day 2) - COURSE FULL 9:30 - 16:30
White Rock Hotel, Hastings 24 February 2023 (Day 3) - COURSE FULL 9:30 - 16:30
ASC/23/355 Faraday House, Eastbourne 31 March 2023 (Day 1 of 3) 09:30 - 16:30
Faraday House, Eastbourne 14 April 2023 (Day 2 of 3) 09:30 - 16:30
Faraday House, Eastbourne 28 April 2023 (Day 3 of 3) 09:30 - 16:30
ASC/23/356 White Rock Hotel, Hastings 12 May 2023 (Day 1 of 3) 09:30 - 16:30
White Rock Hotel, Hastings 26 May 2023 (Day 2 of 3) 09:30 - 16:30
White Rock Hotel, Hastings 09 June 2023 (Day 3 of 3) 09:30 - 16:30
ASC/23/359 Faraday House, Eastbourne 23 June 2023 (Day 1 of 3) 09:30 - 16:30
Faraday House, Eastbourne 07 July 2023 (Day 2 of 3) 09:30 - 16:30
Faraday House, Eastbourne 21 July 2023 (day 3 of 3) 09:30 - 16:30
ASC/23/360 White Rock Hotel, Hastings 08 September 2023 (Day 1 of 3) 09:30 - 16:30
White Rock Hotel, Hastings 22 September 2023 (Day 2 of 3) 09:30 - 16:30
White Rock Hotel, Hastings 06 October 2023 (Day 3 of 3) 09:30 - 16:30
ASC/23/362 Faraday House, Eastbourne 03 November 2023 (Day 1 of 3) 09:30 - 16:30
Faraday House, Eastbourne 17 November 2023 (Day 2 of 3) 09:30 - 16:30
Faraday House, Eastbourne 01 December 2023 (Day 3 of 3) 09:30 - 16:30
ASC/24/16 White Rock Hotel, Hastings 26 January 2024 (Day 1 of 3) 09:30 - 16:30
White Rock Hotel, Hastings 09 February 2024 (Day 2 of 3) 09:30 - 16:30
White Rock Hotel, Hastings 23 February 2024 (Day 3 of 3) 09:30 - 16:30
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Positive Behaviour Support Refresher

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Target audience Carers (unpaid) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff 
Subject Conditions
Course description The PBS refresher training is open to professionals, families and carers who support adults with learning disabilities who also have challenging needs who have already completed the full 3 day course. 
Training objectives This session includes updates on current legislation, any changes to guidance and good practice, and a multi choice questionnaire to test up to date theory, knowledge, practical demonstration, and competence of physical interventions. 
Learning outcomes
  • Up to date knowledge of national policy, local guidance, and good practice 
  • Ability to safely carry out physical interventions. 
Additional Information Exclusions Participants may be excluded where there are legitimate concerns regarding:
  • their health or physical fitness
  • their attitudes, values and beliefs
  • their behaviour towards others
  • their time keeping/attendance
Exclusions would be confirmed in writing, with full reasons given to the employing organisation.
Maximum places 20
Closing date One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/357 White Rock Hotel, Hastings  16 June 2023 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/358 White Rock Hotel, Hastings  16 June 2023 13:30 - 16:30
ASC/23/361 White Rock Hotel, Hastings  13 October 2023 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/24/17 White Rock Hotel, Hastings  12 January 2024 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/24/18 White Rock Hotel, Hastings  12 January 2024 13:30 - 16:30
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Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Awareness

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Target audience PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector)
Subject Conditions
Delivered by an experienced practitioner working in a specialist service, using materials co-produced with autistic people. An introduction to key concepts, how they relate to practice and what knowledge supports working well for autistic people. Aimed at social care staff supporting clients who require enhanced care and support placements, have prolonged psychiatric hospital admissions or who are considered to be at risk of psychiatric hospital admission.
Training objectives Increase confidence for social care and other practitioners when engaging with care and support plans which include the use of PBS terminology
Learning outcomes Increased confidence in engaging with concepts around PBS, increased understanding of where to go for further information and support, a critical perspective on the concept of PBS.
Additional Information Please let us know if you have any communication needs which should be considered in advance.
Maximum places 20
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
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Learning Disability and Dementia

Course details
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Target audience Care Workers - Learning Disability / Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Learning Disability Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff 
Subject Learning Disability
Course description This course is aimed at all care/support workers in a learning disability setting, particularly those supporting older people (50+) with a learning disability. 
Training objectives To equip you with the knowledge to provide support that is appropriate to the individual needs of people with a learning disability and dementia. 
Learning outcomes
  • Recognise early signs of dementia in people with a learning disability 
  • Understand the importance of baseline assessments for diagnosing dementia 
  • Understand the impact of recognition and diagnosis of dementia for a person with a learning disability 
  • Identify how to create a good environment for someone with dementia 
Additional information
Maximum places 20
Closing date 3 days prior to the course
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/11 East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary's House) 1 February 2023 9:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/274 East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary's House) 23 May 2023 9:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/275 East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary's House) 23 August 2023 9:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/276 East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary's House) 31 October 2023 9:30 - 12:30
ASC/24/08 East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary's House) 27 February 2024 9:30 - 12:30
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Understanding Learning Disability

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Target audience Care Workers - Learning Disability / Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff/Personal Assistants (Care)
Subject Conditions
Course description This training is in-line with the ‘Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting Individuals with a Learning Disability’ and is suitable for anyone who requires a general awareness of people with a learning disability.  This session is co-delivered with the ‘Involvement Matters Team’ who are experts by experience. 
Training objectives To have an awareness of learning disabilities. 
Learning outcomes
  • Have an awareness of the needs of people with a learning disability 
  • To know other conditions or impairments that people with a learning disability may live with 
  • Be familiar with key legislation, policy and guidelines relating to people with learning disabilities 
  • Awareness of disability hate crime, mate crime and bullying. 
Additional information
Maximum places 15
Closing date 3 days before the course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/10 MS Teams or East Sussex Training & Development Centre (to be confirmed) 25 January 2023 COURSE FULL  09:30 - 15:00
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Digital Lives for People with a Learning Disability

Course details
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Target audience Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Learning Disability Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff
Subject Conditions
Course description This course is suitable for staff in adult social care services providing day to day support to people with a learning disability who access digital media.
Training objectives To increase knowledge around the use of digital media and how to support people with a learning disability.
Learning outcomes
  • Understand the types of social media platforms people typically use and the benefits of this
  • Recognise the significance of the relationship when people interact digitally
  • Consider a range of practical tools that could be used when supporting people to use social media safely and legally
  • Explore emerging issues from practice using case studies
  • Identify opportunities to include people’s digital lives as a core part of our work and culture.
Additional information
Maximum places 15
Closing date 3 days before the course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/394 MS Teams 28 March 2023 10:00 - 13:00
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Sensory impairment

Introduction to British Sign Language

Course details
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Target audience
  • ESCC Assessment & Care Management
  • ESCC Directly Provided Services
  • Personal Assistants (Care)
  • Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector
  • Voluntary and Community Sector Staff
Subject Conditions
Course description This session is suitable anyone who may interact with people who use BSL.
Training objectives To feel more confident when communicating with BSL users or anyone with a hearing loss. To have a toolbox of skills and ideas to use when communicating with BSL users or anyone with a hearing loss.
Learning outcomes To develop an increased knowledge and understanding of how to communicate effectively with anyone with a hearing loss (inc. BSL users) To create a personal toolbox of practical hints, tips and ideas. To learn and practise basic British Sign Language (BSL) words and phrases used in everyday conversation and communication.
Additional information
Maximum places 15
Closing date 3 days before course date 
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/414 St Mary's House - ESTDC, Eastbourne 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/415 St Mary's House - ESTDC, Eastbourne 01 September 2023 09:30 - 12:30 
ASC/23/416 St Mary's House - ESTDC, Eastbourne 01 December 2023 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/417  St Mary's House - ESTDC, Eastbourne 01 March 2024  09:30 - 12:30
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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness

Course details
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Target audience Assessment & Care Management / Carers (unpaid) / Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff 
Subject Conditions 
Course description Aimed at frontline staff to increase their awareness of barriers facing people who are deaf/hard of hearing. It highlights how practitioners can adjust their behaviour and create conducive environments to improve communication with people who are deaf or hard of hearing. 
Training objectives To provide practitioners with the understanding and skills to work with people who are deaf or hard of hearing. 
Learning outcomes • Know the different causes and types of hearing loss 
• Understand the impact of hearing loss 
• Have awareness of Deaf Culture and Sign Language 
• Appreciate how to communicate with people who have age-acquired hearing loss 
• Be aware of the variety of technological solutions that are available
Additional information Resources are emailed by midday on the course date. Delegates must complete and return their workbook by 5pm on Friday of that week. Allow 2-4 hrs to complete the course. Speed of completion varies by learner.  
Maximum places 12
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/15 Workbook and Resources 16 January 2023 N/A
ASC/23/17 Workbook and Resources 13 March 2023 N/A
ASC/23/452 Workbook and Resources 24 April 2023 N/A
ASC/23/453 Workbook and Resources 22 May 2023 N/A
ASC/23/454 Workbook and Resources 26 June 2023 N/A
ASC/23/456 Workbook and Resources 24 July 2023 N/A
ASC/23/457 Workbook and Resources 29 August 2023 N/A
ASC/23/458 Workbook and Resources 25 September 2023 N/A
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Visual Impairment Awareness

Course details
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Target audience Assessment & Care Management / Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff 
Subject Conditions
Course description This ½ day course is designed and delivered by ROVIs (Rehabilitation Officers for the Visually Impaired) and is an opportunity for staff to increase their understanding of the range of issues affecting people who are visually impaired. It provides a chance to explore and test out best practice through a series of practical exercises and learning. 
Training objectives To raise awareness and increase the knowledge and confidence of staff to support people with visual impairment. 
Learning outcomes By the end of this session, it is anticipated you will have had the opportunity to: 
  • Familiarise yourselves with the Care Act and Equality Act in relation to visual impairment 
  • Explore the implications of different eye conditions 
  • Understand the importance of good practice in sighted guiding 
  • Increase confidence in communicating with people who are visually impaired 
  • Increase understanding of the emotional impact of sight loss 
  • Understand the role of the ROVI and other local and national resources. 
Additional information
Maximum places 8
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/287 St Mary's House - ESTDC, Eastbourne 22 March 2023  09:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/288 St Mary's House - ESTDC, Eastbourne  06 September 2023  13:00 - 16:00 
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Epilepsy

Basic Epilepsy Awareness Training - for Learning Disability Services (non ESCC) ONLY

Course details
Contact
ASCT@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience Personal Assistants (Care), PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector), Voluntary and Community Sector Staff 
Subject Conditions
Course description
  • Demonstration and video on administering emergency epilepsy medication. 
  • If you require rectal Diazepam training, contact asct@eastsussex.gov.uk   
  • Your manager is responsible for ongoing support. You are responsible for raising concerns regarding administration of medication. 
  • A certificate of attendance, not competence, will be provided.  
Training objectives
  • Basic training around epilepsy, its management and care  
  • Practical demonstration administering buccal Midazolam (or rectal Diazepam where required). 
Learning outcomes
  • Explain key aspects of epilepsy 
  • Identify seizure groups and types 
  • State safe practice measures when supporting an individual having a seizure 
  • Discuss anti-epileptic medication and side effects. 
  • Describe information required for recording a seizure 
  • There is no assessment of competence. 
Additional information For the safety of all participants please wear a face mask for the duration of the course.  The trainers ask each delegate to complete a lateral flow test before attending. If the result of this test is positive or inconclusive, please do not attend and re-book. 
Maximum places 15
Closing date 3 days prior to course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/292 The Pelham, Bexhill 19 January 2023 10:00 - 13:00
ASC/23/293 The Pelham, Bexhill 16 March 2023 10:00 - 13:00
ASC/23/294 The Pelham, Bexhill 20 April 2023 10:00 - 13:00
ASC/23/295 The Pelham, Bexhill 01 June 2023 10:00 - 13:00
ASC/23/296 The Pelham, Bexhill 13 July 2023 10:00 - 13:00
ASC/23/297 The Pelham, Bexhill 24 August 2023 10:00 - 13:00
ASC/23/298 The Pelham, Bexhill 05 October 2023 10:00 - 13:00
ASC/23/299 The Pelham, Bexhill 16 November 2023 10:00 - 13:00
ASC/23/406 ESTDC - St Mary’s House, Eastbourne  06 April 2023 09:30  - 13.00
ASC/23/407 ESTDC - St Mary’s House, Eastbourne  04 May 2023 09:30  - 13.00
ASC/23/408 ESTDC - St Mary’s House, Eastbourne  01 June 2023 09:30  - 13.00
ASC/23/409 ESTDC - St Mary’s House, Eastbourne  13 July 2023 09:30  - 13.00
ASC/23/410 ESTDC - St Mary’s House, Eastbourne  24 August 2023 09:30  - 13.00
ASC/23/411 ESTDC - St Mary’s House, Eastbourne  05 October 2023 09:30  - 13.00
ASC/23/412 ESTDC - St Mary’s House, Eastbourne  16 November 2023 09:30  - 13.00
ASC/23/413 ESTDC - St Mary’s House, Eastbourne  21 December 2023 09:30  - 13.00
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Basic Epilepsy Awareness (ESCC DPS only)

Course details
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Target audience Directly Provided Services (ESCC) 
Subject Healthcare 
Course description This course is for staff working in ESCC learning disability Directly Provided Services.  Following this training and before administering Buccal Midazolam, it is the manager’s responsibility to ensure that staff understand each individual client’s care plan regarding the administration and use of Buccal Midazolam.  
Training objectives Have a basic awareness of epilepsy and how to administer Buccal Midazolam. 
Learning outcomes
  • Identify different causes of epilepsy 
  • Discuss different seizures groups and types 
  • Know safe practice measures when responding to an individual having a seizure 
  • Describe the required information for recording a seizure 
  • Know how to administer Buccal Midazolam (DVD & trainer demonstration). 
Additional information
Maximum places 20
Closing date 3 days before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/12 ESTDC - St Mary's House, Eastbourne 26 January 2023 09:30 - 12:30 
ASC/23/13 ESTDC - St Mary's House, Eastbourne 21 March 2023 09:30 - 12:30 
ASC/23/268 ESTDC - St Mary's House, Eastbourne 16 May 2023 09:30 - 12:30 
ASC/23/269 ESTDC - St Mary's House, Eastbourne 18 July 2023 09:30 - 12:30 
ASC/23/270 ESTDC - St Mary's House, Eastbourne 03 October 2023 09:30 - 12:30 
ASC/23/271 ESTDC - St Mary's House, Eastbourne 21 November 2023 09:30 - 12:30 
ASC/24/06 ESTDC - St Mary's House, Eastbourne 24 January 2024 09:30 - 12:30 
ASC/24/07 ESTDC - St Mary's House, Eastbourne 19 March 2024 09:30 - 12:30 
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