Care Academy is pleased to announce the launch of a dedicated suite of e-learning courses designed to enable Scottish care providers meet their obligations when providing induction training to new care workers.

Based upon The Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC) ‘Preparing for Practice’ guidance, Care Academy’s e-learning offers a comprehensive range of course’s including:

Key components SSSC

Course 1
Preparing for Practice – Introduction

  • Welcome to the Organisation.
  • Values of Care.
  • Support and Supervision.

Course 2
Introduction to Social Service Practice (Pt 1)

  • Your Role as a Carer.
  • Personal Care.
  • Worker Relationships.
  • Person Centred Planning.
  • Risk Assessment.

Course 3
Introduction to Social Service Practice (Pt 2)

Course 4
Introduction to Social Service Practice (Pt 3)

  • Communicating Effectively.
  • Principles of Good Record Keeping.

Course 5
Preparing For Practice – Service Specific issues

  • Death, Dying and Bereavement.
  • Effects of the Service Setting.
  • Intro to Dementia.
  • Intro to Autism.
  • Intro to Mental Health.
  • Intro to Learning Disabilities.

Course 6
The Workplace 1 – Moving and Handling

  • Introduction to Moving and Handling.
  • Moving and Handling of Objects.
  • Theory of People Moving.

Course 7
The Workplace 2 – First Aid

  • Principles of First Aid.
  • Vital Statistics – Basic Life Support.
  • Practical First Aid.
  • Consciousness.
  • Administration.

Course 8
The Workplace 3 – Safety at Work

  • Introduction to Health and Safety.
  • Fire Safety.

Course 9
The Workplace 4 – Infection Prevention and Control

  • Overview of how infections spread.
  • Types of infection and how they are transmitted.
  • Good hygiene.
  • Hand washing procedures.
  • Needle-stick – risks and precautions.
  • Needle-stick – what to do should you have an accident.

Course 10
The Workplace 5 – Safe Handling of Medication

  • Legislation.
  • Policies and Procedures.
  • Drug Classifications.
  • Routes of Administration.
  • Risk Assessments.
  • The 5 Rights.
  • Storage and Disposal.

Course 11
The Workplace 6 – Safe Food Hygiene

  • Legislation.
  • Policies and Procedures.
  • The importance of Food Safety.
  • Your Responsibilities.
  • Food Poisoning.
  • Food-Bourne Disease.
  • Bacteria.
  • Food Contaminants and Prevention of Illness.
  • Temperature Control.
  • Food Storage.
  • Personal Hygiene.
  • Reporting Illness.
  • Cleaning Methods.
  • Refuse and Waste Management.

To discuss how Care Academy can help transform your organisation please contact us on 0330 995 0840 or via our online form form.