Health and safety

First Aid

Basic First Aid (Combined theory and practical) Certificate Valid for two years duration of course 3 hours

Course details
Contact Adult Social Care Training 
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 Health and Safety
Course description This is an In-Person classroom based course which involves attendance at a training venue. You will be sent a First Aid manual via email.     
This training is suitable for new and existing staff.  Certificate valid for two years.
Training objectives To provide staff with Basic First Aid theory and practical skills.
Learning outcomes To enable staff to achieve Basic First Aid combined theory and practical certification.
Additional information Resources will be sent when your place is confirmed.   Suitable clothing should be worn for practical element. Candidates will be expected to kneel to carry out practical CPR and recovery position
Maximum places 12
Closing date  One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/219 Firwood House FIRS, Eastbourne 27 March 2023 COURSE FULL 9:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/220 Firwood House FIRS, Eastbourne 27 March 2023 COURSE FULL 13:30 - 16:30
ASC/23/321 Firwood House FIRS, Eastbourne 20 April 2023 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/322 Firwood House FIRS, Eastbourne 20 April 2023 13:30 - 16:30
ASC/23/323 Firwood House FIRS, Eastbourne 26 May 2023 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/324 Firwood House FIRS, Eastbourne 26 May 2023 13:30 - 16:30
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Basic First Aid (Theory with No Practical Element) Certificate Valid for One Year

Course details
Adult Social Care Training
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 Health and Safety  
Course description This is a distance learning course which does not involve attendance at a training venue or a virtual meeting. You will be sent a First Aid manual and links for the workbook via email.     
This training is suitable for new and existing staff.     Certificate valid for one year.  
Training objectives To provide staff with Basic First Aid Theory.      
Learning outcomes To enable staff to achieve Basic First Aid (no practical element) certification.     
Additional information Resources and workbook will be sent when your place is confirmed.   
Maximum places 40
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/23/36 Workbook and Resources 07 February 2023 N/A
ASC/23/40 Workbook and Resources 07 March 2023 N/A
ASC/23/212 Workbook and Resources 11 April 2022 N/A
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Basic First Aid (Practical)

Course details
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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 Health and Safety 
Course description Basic First Aid (Theory) must be completed before taking this course.    This practical course is for staff requiring knowledge and practice of basic first aid skills. An assessment of knowledge and skills will be undertaken during the course.    Certificate valid for 3 years.    All delegates must perform all assessment tasks which requires some kneeling on the floor.     
Training objectives To provide staff with practical experience of resuscitation, dealing with choking, the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and how to assist someone into the recovery position.  Meets standard 12 of the care certificate.  
Learning outcomes Candidates will have an understanding of how to:    
  • Perform CPR
  • Use an AED   
  • Assist someone who is choking   
  • Place a person into the recovery position.   
Additional information
Maximum places 12
Closing date One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/147 Firwood House, Eastbourne  23 February 2023 10:00 - 11:30 
ASC/23/148 Firwood House, Eastbourne 23 February 2023 13:30 - 15:00
ASC/23/149 Firwood House, Eastbourne 23 March 2023 10:00 - 11:30
ASC/23/150 Firwood House, Eastbourne  23 March 2023  13:30 - 15:00
ASC/23/213 Firwood House, Eastbourne  11 April 2023 10:00 - 11:30
ASC/23/214 Firwood House, Eastbourne  11 April 2023 13:30 - 15:00
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Emergency First Aid at Work

Course details
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Target audience Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) 
Subject Health and Safety
Course description Lone workers may find this accreditation useful to deal with situations that arise working in someone’s home or accompanying clients in public.  The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first-aid to be given to employees if they are injured or become ill at work. This applies to all workplaces including those with five or fewer employees and the self-employed.  If you cannot work on the floor to demonstrate competency performing CPR on an anatomical mannequin, you will not be permitted to take this course. 
Training objectives To provide practical skills and knowledge to enable you to pass the course and gain certification. 
Learning outcomes Explain Emergency First Aider role, use of equipment, recording incidents/actions 
  •  Minimise risk of infection to self and others 
  •  Assess situation and act safely 
  •  Administer:
  • first aid to casualty who is unconscious and/or in seizure 
  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation 
  • first aid to casualty who is wounded or bleeding and/or in shock 
  • first aid to choking casualty  
  •  Apply appropriate first aid for minor injuries.
Additional information Covid19: delegates must bring sanitiser and wear a face covering in communal areas and if requested by the Trainer. Do not attend if you have Covid19 symptoms, or had close contact with a Covid19 patient within 14 days. This venue has a Covid19 risk assessment.   Certificates are emailed once your work is accredited.  This can take 4-6 weeks. 
Maximum places 12
Closing date 3 days prior to 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/23/103 Faraday House, Eastbourne 10 February 2023 COURSE FULL 09:30 - 16:30
ASC/23/291 St Mary's House - ESTDC, Eastbourne  28 February 2023  COURSE FULL  09:30 - 16:30
ASC/23/289 White Rock Hotel, Hastings 08 March 2023 COURSE FULL 09:30 - 16:30 
ASC/23/464 St Mary's House - ESTDC, Eastbourne  12 April 2023 09:30 - 16:30 
ASC/23/465 White Rock Hotel, Hastings 24 May 2023 09:30 - 16:30 
ASC/23/466 St Mary's House - ESTDC, Eastbourne  09 June 2023 09:30 - 16:30 
ASC/23/467 White Rock Hotel, Hastings 06 July 2023 09:30 - 16:30 
ASC/23/468 St Mary's House - ESTDC, Eastbourne 10 August 2023 09:30 - 16:30 
ASC/23/469 White Rock Hotel, Hastings 04 September 2023 09:30 - 16:30 
ASC/23/470 St Mary's House - ESTDC, Eastbourne 06 October 2023 09:30 - 16:30 
ASC/21/471 White Rock Hotel, Hastings 14 November  2023 09:30 - 16:30 
ASC/23/472 St Mary's House - ESTDC, Eastbourne 08 December 2023 09:30 - 16:30 
ASC/24/20 White Rock Hotel, Hastings 15 January 2024 09:30 - 16:30 
ASC/24/19 St Mary's House - ESTDC, Eastbourne 08 March 2024 09:30 - 16:30 
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Personal Assistants introduction

The Personal Assistant in Health and Social Care

Course details
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Target audience Personal Assistants (PA) (Care) or anyone interested in learning more about the role
Subject Health and safety
Course description Course for anyone interested in the role of the PA , or becoming a PA in health and social care, and required training for anyone joining the Support with Confidence accreditation scheme as a PA. Delegates must attend all three sessions to complete the training. (Exceptions must be agreed with the trainer.) See the dates and delivery methods below.
Training objectives Usually, the PA works alone with clients, this course gives you an opportunity to:
  • Meet others interested in becoming a PA
  • Share experiences, learn together and get to know other PAs who may be able to cover for your client
  • Explore key values and skills of a ‘good’ PA
  • Provide a service that is safe, person centred and respectful of the rights and dignity of the client.
Learning outcomes Day 1  
  • The role of the PA
  • Respect for the individual as diverse and unique
  • The social model of disability
  • Communication awareness and active listening
 Day 2  
  • Introduction to Duty of Care
  • Definition of capacity outlined in The Mental Capacity Act 2005 legislation and people’s right to make an unwise decision
  • Definition of safeguarding adults outlined in The Care Act 2014, responding to disclosed abuse and how to raise a concern if you feel the individual is at risk.
Day 3
  • Reflection on prior learning
  • Risk assessment (examples and discussion)
  • Your duty to help your client overcome barriers they may face
  • The professional boundaries of a PA and the conflicting relationships that can develop
  • Appreciate own safety while lone working, risks, own wellbeing, and emotional needs
  • The fire department offer for vulnerable clients (ESFRS talk)
  • Continuing your professional development, opportunities for a more specialised role in health and social care.
Additional information We provide a workbook on day one for the 3 sessions and further resources.  The trainers can help you plan your professional development or discuss privately concerns you have about a current client.
Maximum places 16
Closing date 3 days prior to course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 3
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/88 ESTDC, St Mary's House, Eastbourne 10 March 2023 10:00 - 15:00
MS Teams 17 March 2023 09:30 - 12:30
ESTDC, St Mary's House, Eastbourne 24 March 2023 10:00 - 15:00
ASC/23/245 ESTDC, St Mary's House, Eastbourne 12 May 2023 10:00 - 15:00
MS Teams 19 May 2023 09:30 - 12:30
ESTDC, St Mary's House, Eastbourne 26 May 2023 10:00 - 15:00
ASC/23/246 ESTDC, St Mary's House, Eastbourne 07 July 2023 10:00 - 15:00
MS Teams 14 July 2023 09:30 - 12:30
ESTDC, St Mary's House, Eastbourne 21 July 2023 10:00 - 15:00
ASC/23/247 ESTDC, St Mary's House, Eastbourne 15 September 2023 10:00 - 15:00
MS Teams 22 September 2023 09:30 - 12:30
ESTDC, St Mary's House, Eastbourne 29 September 2023 10:00 - 15:00
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Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering - e-learning for Personal Assistants

Course details
Contact Renee.jasper-griffiths@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience Personal Assistants (care)
Subject Health and safety
Course description This accredited online course is designed to provide you with a basic knowledge of food hygiene and catering health and safety practices. It has been enhanced and adapted to cover your safety at work, and the safety of the client(s) that you prepare food for. This is an online training course (e-learning). 
Training objectives This course provides Personal Assistants (care) who undertake food preparation with the option to gain a Level 2 Health and Safety qualification through online e-learning to ensure you are working safely. This is a quick and simple way of ensuring you are compliant with Food Hygiene in Catering. This online course consists of reading and watching some course materials followed by a test.
Learning outcomes This course covers the mandatory UK Level 2 in Food Hygiene and Catering syllabus and includes:
  • Foodborne illness
  • Understanding food law
  • Food safety hazards and contamination
  • Food preservation storage and temperature control
  • Personal hygiene
  • Hygienic premises and equipment
  • HACCP
  • Summary
Additional information You will need to contact Renee.Jasper-griffiths@eastsussex.gov.uk to be registered for this course. You will then be sent further information to log in. This course is provided through the Virtual College and is accredited by City and Guilds, and their web site has been checked as safe by East Sussex County Council. Once completed you will be able to download a certificate from the course site.
Maximum places N/A
Closing date N/A
Cost £0
Number of sessions N/A

Medication e-learning for Personal Assistants Supporting People in their own homes ONLY (certificate valid for 2 years)

Course details
Contact renee.jasper-griffiths@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience Personal Assistants (care)
Subject Health and Safety
Course description This course is for Personal Assistants (care) to provide you with the skills to be able to safely support a client in their own home with medication. This is an online training course (e-learning). 
Training objectives To teach learners how to administer medicines in a systematic way against a competence checklist, thereby reducing the risk of errors made through complacency.
Learning outcomes
  • Administering medicines in a systematic way to avoid errors
  • Medicines paperwork (care plans, PRN protocols, body maps etc.)
  • The checks needed on the medicines chart
  • Breakdown of a pharmacy label
  • Expiry and period after opening dates
  • Checking original packs: the 7-point medicines cross check
  • Checking MDS (blister) packs
  • Cautionary and advisory labels
  • Safe storage of medicines
Additional information You will need to contact Renee.Jasper-griffiths@eastsussex.gov.uk to be registered for this course. You will then be sent further information to log in. This course is provided by The Medication Training Company, and their web site has been checked as safe by East Sussex County Council. Once completed you will be able to download a certificate from the course site.
Maximum places N/A
Closing date N/A
Cost £0
Number of sessions N/A

Falls

Assisting the Fallen Person (Part 1 & 2 Combined) 5.5 hours duration

Course details
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Target audience
  • ESCC Directly Provided Services
  • Personal Assistants (Care)
  • Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector
  • Voluntary and Community Sector Staff 
Subject Health and Safety
Course description This course teaches candidates how to enable the decision making of whether to assist a fallen person from the floor, how to complete the practical elements of a physical body check and knowing how to use lifting equipment to assist someone from the floor.  
Training objectives
  • Completing the decision-making check sheet on how to assist the fallen person including a thorough history taking, which includes scenario-based situations
  • Knowledge of possible reasons for the fall  
  • Practicing using self-help techniques, Mangar Elk lifting cushion, or a hoist 
  • Understanding the effects of long lying and how to minimise the occurrence.  
Learning outcomes Candidates will understand: 
  • How to complete the decision-making check sheet before assisting a fallen person 
  • When to call the emergency services for advice or assistance 
  • How to carry out a hands-on physical body check 
How to help the fallen person from the floor, using self-help, Mangar Elk or a hoist. 
Additional information All candidates should have already undertaken:  Basic First Aid (Care Certificate Standard 12), Foundation Moving and Handling Part 1   This is theory and practical so all candidates should be suitably dressed and be able to kneel on the floor.
Maximum places 12
Closing date  One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
ASC/23/221 Firwood House FIRS, Eastbourne 28 March 2023 9:30 - 15:00
ASC/23/382 Firwood House FIRS, Eastbourne 20 April 2023 9:30 - 15:00
ASC/23/384 Firwood House FIRS, Eastbourne 22 May 2023 9:30 - 15:00
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Assisting the Fallen Person (Part 1)

Course details
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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 Health and Safety 
Course description Recorded video presentation (YouTube) and quiz. The course covers: 
  • Assessing a fallen person using a decision-making tool to assess for injuries. 
  • When to call an ambulance and when it is appropriate to assist someone from the floor.  
  • How to care for and protect someone from further injury. 
  • How to assist a client from the floor using self help, emergency lifting cushion or a hoist. 
Training objectives
  • To enable decision-making about a fallen person.
  • Possible reasons for the fall 
  • Injuries that occur from a fall e.g fractures
  • The effects of long lying.
  • History taking to minimise further risk of falls
  • How to assist someone from the floor. 
Learning outcomes Candidates will: 
  • Understand how and why to complete the check sheet before assisting a fallen person 
  • Enhance their first aid knowledge in relation to falls 
  • Understand the need for professional assistance 
  • How to carry out a body check 
  • How to assist the fallen person from floor 
Additional information Candidates must have completed Basic First Aid (Care Certificate Standard 12) and Moving and Handling foundation level  
Maximum places 40
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/23/50 Workbook and Resources 14 February 2023 N/A
ASC/23/54 Workbook and Resources 14 March 2023 N/A
ASC/23/215 Workbook and Resources 05 April 2023 N/A
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Assisting the Fallen Person (Part 2) Practical

Course details
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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 Health and Safety 
Course description This course teaches candidates how to enable the decision making of whether to assist a fallen person from the floor.   How to complete the practical elements of a physical body check.   Knowing how to use lifting equipment to assist someone from the floor.  
Training objectives 
  • Completing the decision-making check sheet on how to assist the fallen person including a thorough history taking, which includes scenario-based situations
  • Knowledge of possible reasons for the fall  
  • Practicing using self-help techniques, Mangar Elk lifting cushion, or a hoist 
  • Understanding the effects of long lying and how to minimise the occurrence.  
Learning outcomes Candidates will understand: 
  • How to complete the decision-making check sheet before assisting a fallen person 
  • When to call the emergency services for advice or assistance 
  • How to carry out a hands-on physical body check 
  • How to help the fallen person from the floor, using self-help, Mangar Elk or a hoist. 
Additional information All candidates should have already undertaken:  Assisting the Fallen Person Theory (Part 1),   Basic First Aid (Care Certificate Standard 12),  Foundation Moving and Handling Part 1  
Maximum places 12
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/23/157 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne  16 February 2023  COURSE FULL  09:30 - 12:30 
ASC/23/158 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne  16 February 2023  13:30 - 16:30 
ASC/23/159 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne  14 March 2023  09:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/160 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne  14 March 2023 13:30 - 16:30
ASC/23/216 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne  13 April 2023 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/217 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne  13 April 2023 13:30 - 16:30
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Falls Prevention - Online learning

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 Health and Safety 
Course description For staff working with people who are at risk of falls. The course utilises a recorded PowerPoint presentation which can be viewed multiple times. There are also various activities and a case study to engage the learner.  
Training objectives To introduce staff working with people who are at risk of falls to the common causes of falls and how we can help prevent them. 
Learning outcomes
  • Explain the physical and psychological consequences that may result from a person experiencing a fall 
  • Identify risk factors which can contribute to falls 
  • State what to look for when risk assessing in relation to falls 
  • Describe the preventative measures and actions to take when risk factors have been identified 
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/23/3 Workbook and Resources 06 March 2023 N/A
ASC/23/458 Workbook and Resources 04 April 2023 N/A
ASC/23/459 Workbook and Resources 02 May 2023 N/A
ASC/23/460 Workbook and Resources 06 June 2023 N/A
ASC/23/461 Workbook and Resources 04 July 2023 N/A
ASC/23/462 Workbook and Resources 01 August 2023 N/A
ASC/23/463 Workbook and Resources 05 September 2023 N/A
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Food Safety, Nutrition and Hydration, Infection Control

Food Safety Awareness

Course details
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Target audience Chefs/Kitchen Staff / Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) 
Subject Health and Safety 
Course description This course is not a qualification and is only suitable for kitchen/catering staff in DPS, and Personal Assistants who prepare or handle foods for clients.    You will also receive a workbook for completion during the course.  Delegates should print a copy of this workbook to use during the training. 
Training objectives The aim of this course is to ensure that everyone who works with food understands their responsibilities for safeguarding the health of those eating that food and to ensure that the food they prepare is safe to eat.   
Learning outcomes
  • Explain how mistakes made in the handling, storage and preparation of food can lead to illness  
  • Describe the role of micro-organisms in causing food borne illness and food spoilage 
  • Identify categories of hazards 
  • Relate controls needed to reduce the risk of food-borne illness and demonstrate due diligence  
  • Describe the role of environmental practitioners in enforcing and interpreting the law.  
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/23/99 ESTDC, St Mary's House, Eastbourne 13 March 2023  09:30 - 12:30
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Food Safety in Catering for PAs and Kitchen/Catering Staff in DPS - Covid19 Interim Training Programme

Course details
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Target audience ESCC Directly Provided Services
Subject Health and Safety 
Course description This course is designed solely for care staff involved with serving food or drinks to clients, who do not have a direct role in the kitchen preparing or handling food, and who do not need to have the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering. The course will provide a basic knowledge of food hygiene in order to ensure that they are able to work safely with the food and drink their clients may be consuming. 
Training objectives Recognise the causes of food borne illness  Identify the meaning and legal significance of 'high risk foods'  Control of temperature  Importance of excellent standards of personal hygiene   Meaning and importance of cleaning' and 'disinfection  Recognition of food pests  Relevance of food safety law.   
Learning outcomes To ensure good practice in the safe handling and serving of food and drinks. 
Additional information
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/23/290 ZOOM 06 February 2023 (Course Cancelled) 09:30 - 13:00 
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Level 2 Award in Food Safety for PAs and Kitchen/Catering staff in Directly Provided Services

Course details
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Target audience Chefs/Kitchen Staff / Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) 
Subject Health and Safety
Course description The Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF) is an Ofqual regulated qualification designed to enable candidates to attain the knowledge necessary to produce safe food. There is a minimum of 6 Guided Learning Hours and it is assessed by a 30 question multiple choice test (pass mark minimum 20).
Training objectives Introduce learners to the principles of food safety in catering. The course explains how food handlers have a personal and legal responsibility for food safety.  It also provides assurance that food handlers in the workplace have been trained to an acceptable level.
Learning outcomes Recognise food hazards Explain appropriate temperature controls Explain how to avoid cross contamination Recognise the importance of effective personal hygiene Explain the importance of effective cleaning and disinfection Explain the importance of pest control State the legal requirements to produce safe food
Additional information Learners must be at least 14 years old on the first day of the training. There are no other formal entry requirements but it is advised that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy.
Maximum places 12
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/23/100 ESTDC 20 March 2023 09:30 - 16:30
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Infection Control

Course details
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Target audience Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) 
Subject Health and Safety 
Course description This course is for staff who wish to enhance their knowledge beyond basic level (Care Certificate) Infection Control training.
Training objectives To provide participants with knowledge of standard infection control procedures. 
Learning outcomes
  • Define what is meant by infection 
  • State which micro-organisms are responsible for causing infection 
  • Explain how infection is spread from person to person 
  • Describe how standard infection control precautions will protect clients and staff. 
Additional information
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/23/102 ESTDC, St Mary's House, Eastbourne 14 February 2023 COURSE FULL 09:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/298 ZOOM  21 March 2023 - COURSE FULL 10:00 -13:00
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Nutrition and Hydration

Course details
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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 Health and Safety 
Course description Nutrition and hydration training
Training objectives Understand the role of nutrition in good health and how that may be promoted and monitored. 
Learning outcomes
  • Describe the role of nutrients in a healthy diet
  • Identify individual nutritional needs
  • List signs of malnutrition and dehydration
  • Explain the use of the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool
  • Suggest how some diets can be improved. 
Additional information To get the full benefit of this training, delegates should attend with their own device where possible. This can be a laptop, tablet or a smartphone.  A workbook to be used during the training, will be sent when your place is confirmed.   
Maximum places 20
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/23/97 Zoom 06 March 2023 10:00 - 12:30
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Lone Workers

Lone Workers - Personal Training

Course details
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Target audience ESCC Assessment & Care Management/Care Workers - Domiciliary/ESCC Directly Provided Services
Subject Health and Safety
Course description For staff in assessment and directly provided Adult Social Care services who undertake lone working. 
Training objectives To enable delegates to understand the risks associated with lone working in a social care environment and support them to deal with safety issues as they arise. 
Learning outcomes
  • Recognise risks 
  • Recognise early signs/signals of aggression or violence 
  • Identify disengagement, de-fusing and de-escalating strategies 
  • Recognise responsibility for own safety  
  • State policies and procedures in place  
  • Be aware of LWMS and how it will contribute to personal safety
  • Describe and use reporting systems  
  • Be aware of post incident support  
  • Recognise how and when to undertake formal risk assessments. 
Additional information
Maximum places 16
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
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Swallowing

Assisting Clients with Swallowing Difficulties Level 1 parts 1 & 2 Combined 3 hours duration

Course details
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Target audience
  • ESCC Directly Provided Service
  • Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector
Subject Health and Safety
Course description This course is In-Person Classroom training.  Designed for all staff when having to assist a client who has been prescribed a texture modified diet or has difficulty in swallowing with both food and drinks. 
Training objectives Use of the thickening powders and undertaking the drip test, to show correct texture. To enable to senior staff to check competency of staff.
Learning outcomes The theory covers:
  • Understanding the reasons for a texture modified diet
  • Which clients this could affect
  • Theory of the swallowing mechanism.
The practical covers: 
• Introduction to the thickeners prescribed 
• Correct methods of adding thickeners into a drink 
• Testing correct thicknesses 
• Complications if the prescription is not followed correctly. 
Additional information An assessment of knowledge and skill will be undertaken. 
Refresher training will be undertaken every three years. 
Maximum places 12
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/23/223 Firwood House FIRS, Eastbourne 06 April 2023 9:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/224 Firwood House FIRS, Eastbourne 06 April 2023 13:30 - 16:30
ASC/23/385 Firwood House FIRS, Eastbourne 05 June 2023 9:30 - 12:30
ASC/23/386 Firwood House FIRS, Eastbourne 05 June 2023 13:30 - 16:30
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Assisting Clients with Swallowing Difficulties Level 1 Part 1

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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 Health and Safety 
Course description This presentation covers:  • What is dysphagia  
• Introduction to different textures  
• Introduction to thickeners  
• How to test for correct thicknesses 
• Complications if the prescription is not followed correctly. 
Training objectives To provide care givers with the knowledge of the condition of dysphagia and the different textures used to minimise further complications. 
Learning outcomes By the end of part 1 candidates will: 
  • Understand basics of dysphagia
  • Have knowledge of medical conditions where dysphagia can be an issue
  • Understand the basics of different textures
  • Understand the importance of the correct texture as prescribed.
Additional information The certificate is valid for 3 years.  Level 1 part 2 can only be undertaken following completion of Level 1 part 1. The course takes approximately 1 hour to complete the viewing of the presentation from YouTube and the completion of a workbook via Microsoft Forms.
Maximum places 40 
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/23/154 Workbook and Resources 20 February 2023 N/A
ASC/23/395 Workbook and Resources 10 March 2023 N/A
ASC/23/218 Workbook and Resources 19 April 2023 N/A
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Assisting Clients with Swallowing Difficulties Level 1 Part 2

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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 Health and Safety 
Course description This is a practical face to face session. Delegates must have already undertaken Level 1, Part 1 (Theory) before applying for this course.  • Introduction to the thickeners prescribed 
• Mixing thickened drinks 
• Testing thickened drinks
• Complications if the prescription is not followed correctly. 
Training objectives To provide care givers the knowledge of the condition of dysphagia and the different textures used to minimise further complications. 
Learning outcomes • Understand the basics of different textures 
• Understand the importance of the correct texture as prescribed 
• Be able to mix thickeners to drinks 
• Be able to test for the correct texture of a drink. 
Additional information Part 1 Theory must be completed prior to undertaking this training.  Refresher training should be undertaken every 3 years.  NOTE: Staff (support workers or catering staff) who prepare food for clients who are prescribed a texture modified diet, should undertake Level 3 training which is available as a bespoke session contact ann.holland@eastsussex.gov.uk 
Maximum places 6
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/23/161 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne  02 February 2023 09:30 - 10:30 
ASC/23/162 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne 02 February 2023  11:00 - 12:00
ASC/23/163 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne 02 February 2023 (COURSE CANCELLED) 13:00 - 14:00
ASC/23/164 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne 02 February 2023 14:30 - 15:30
ASC/23/165 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne 02 March 2023 09:30 - 10:30
ASC/23/166 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne 02 March 2023 11:00 - 12:00
ASC/23/167 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne 02 March 2023 13:00 - 14:00
ASC/23/168 Firwood House - FIRS, Eastbourne 02 March 2023  14:30 - 15:30
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Assisting Clients with Swallowing Difficulties Level 2

Course details
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Target audience ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector 
Subject Health and Safety 
Course description  This course is In-Person Classroom training.  Delegates must have already undertaken Level 1, Part 1 (Theory) before applying for this course.  Designed for staff who may supervise other staff when having to assist a client who has been prescribed a texture modified diet or has difficulty in swallowing with both food and drinks. 
Training objectives Use of the thickening powders and undertaking the drip test, to show correct texture. To enable to senior staff to check competency of staff.
Learning outcomes The practical covers: 
• Introduction to the thickeners prescribed 
• Correct methods of adding thickeners into a drink 
• Testing correct thicknesses 
• Complications if the prescription is not followed correctly.  How to check the competency of staff when using thickened drinks 
Additional information An assessment of knowledge and skill will be undertaken. 
Refresher training will be undertaken every three years. 
Maximum places 10
Closing date One week before course date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
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