Training courses and online booking

We organise training on various subjects with regards to care for Gwynedd Council workers and agencies that have service level agreements / contracts with the Council.

This is a list of training courses available:

Accredited Training - Level 2 Award in Dementia Awareness

Language: English

Date, Location and Time:

  • 24-25/07/2017 - Caernarfon - 09:30 - 14:30
  • 17/01/2018 - Penrhyndeudraeth - 09:00 - 16:30

Aims and Objectives:

This qualification provides an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills around supporting individuals with dementia. The qualification is important for supporting social care workers in developing their knowledge, skills and understanding of people who have dementia.

Following the training there is an opportunity to register for the level 2 award in awareness of dementia andyou will have to complete knowledge workbooks on the following units;

001- Dementia awareness

002- Person centred approaches to the care and support of individuals with dementia

003- Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia

004-Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Accredited Training - Level 3 Award in Dementia Awareness

Language: English

Date and Location: 06/02/2018 - Caernarfon

Time: 09:30 - 15:00

For: Managers, Deputy Managers and Senior Care Staff Only

Aims and Objectives:

This qualification provides the knowledge of the neurology of dementia to support the understanding of how individuals may experience dementia. It also covers the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion that are fundamental to person centred care practice.

Following the training there is an opportunity to register for the level 3 Award in awareness of dementia and you will have to complete knowledge workbooks on the following units;

101 - Understand the process and experience of dementia.

102 - Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person centred approach.
103 - Understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia.
104 - Understand the diversity of individuals with dementia and the importance of inclusion.

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Language: English

Date / Location:

18 / 10 / 2017 - Caernarfon

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Aims and Objectives:   

This course is specifically designed to raise awareness and understanding of Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).  The course covers general awareness, give insight into improving communication skills and develops the practitioners' confidence when working with adults with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).

Instructor: Martin Walsh

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Active Support

Date: October 17, 2017

Time: 9.30 – 4.30

Location: Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth 

Trainer: Andrew Guy


AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • Staff learn new ways of engaging and enabling people with a range of intellectual disabilities, behaviour that challenges and autism to be more involved in their own lives.
  • Active Support is a model of support for people working in all areas of Health and Social Care e.g. supported living, day services.

All staff (from the Service) and Managers from the Service will attend a one day training programme which will give an overview of Active Support and some tools which can be used by the TEAM to support with consistency and therefore client engagement and positive outcomes. This session covers:

  • The history of Active Support – The different models of support from ‘Hotel’ to Person-centred
  • The values within Active Support
  • Active Support and Person-centred Planning – turning plans into action
  • Working as a structured TEAM – not a morning shift or an afternoon shift its the ‘TEAM around the person’
  • Providing support that promotes participation and engagement
  • Looking for opportunities to enable independence not dependence
  • Overview of outcomes – achieving person-centred plans


To book a place on this course fill in our online form

City & Guilds Accredited Awards in End of Life Care & Supporting Individuals with a Learning Disability – Workbooks or/and Assessments to be completed to gain these awards.

  • 3571-02 Level 2 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care

The purpose of this award is to assess the learner’s knowledge and understanding when beginning to work in end of life care

Aims and objectives

  • The learner will know the different perspectives on death and dying
  • Understand the aims, principles and policies of end of life care
  • Understand factors regarding communication in end of life care
  • Know how to access the range of support services available to individuals and others

For further information please see:
http://www.cityandguilds.com/qualifications-and-apprenticeships/health-and-social-care/health/3571-end-of-life-care#tab=information&acc=level2

 

  • 4200-21 Level 2 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Aims and Objectives:

The qualification is important for supporting social care workers in developing their knowledge, skills and understanding of people who have learning disabilities.

For further information please see:
http://www.cityandguilds.com/qualifications-and-apprenticeships/health-and-social-care/learning-disability/4200-supporting-individuals-with-learning-disabilities#tab=information&acc=level2

To register for one of these qualification please complete our online form. We will then contact you to arrange a brief interview to ensure that you will be able to complete the award.

Deaf Awareness and Communication Training

Language: English

Date: 08/09/17

Location: Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon

Time: 13:30-16:30

Aims and Objectives:

  • Create a greater awareness of different types of hearing impairment and the effect on individuals.

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Dementia Awareness (All About Dementia)

Language: English

Date and Location:

  • 17/07/2017 - Caernarfon
  • 11/09/2017 - Caernarfon
  • 10/10/2017 - Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL
  • 21/11/2017 - Caernarfon
  • 14/02/2018 - Caernarfon
  • 14/03/2018 - Caernarfon

Time: 10:00-13:00

Aims and Objectives:

The “All About Dementia” awareness course covers the foundation knowledge for anyone involved in dementia care. Focusing on the practical issues of caring for a person with dementia, we look at the ‘retained’ versus the ‘lost’ abilities. Our foundation course is built around best practice with communication being key. Delegates will gain insight into the techniques to use for optimal care compliance. We look at Person Centred Care, and the unique differences between the stages of the dementia journey.

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Diabetes Awareness

Language: English

Location: Caernarfon

Date and Time: 15/12/17 - 13:30 - 16:30

Aims and Objectives:

  •  An overview 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Dual Sensory Loss

Date, Time and Location:

  • 04/10/17, 09:30-16:30 - Penrhyndeudraeth - English
  • 05/03/18, 09:30-16:30 - Caernarfon - Welsh

Aims and Objectives:

To enable delegates to understand:

  • The incidence of deaf-blindness
  • Types and causes of deaf-blindness
  • The effects of deaf-blindness on the individual

On completion of this course candidates will:

  • Have a basic understanding of deaf-blindness and of communication with people who have a dual sensory loss
  • Have a basic understanding of Guiding deaf-blind people

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Emergency First Aid

Date and location:

  • 13/07/2017 - Penrhyndeudraeth - Partnership - English - COURSE FULL
  • 18/07/2017 - Caernarfon - Gwynedd Council Staff Only - Welsh - COURSE FULL
  • 24/08/2017 - Caernarfon - Partnership - Welsh - COURSE FULL                             
  • 21/09/2017 - Penrhyndeudraeth - Gwynedd Council Staff Only - Saesneg - COURSE FULL 
  • 12/10/2017 - Caernarfon - Gwynedd Council Staff Only - Welsh - COURSE FULL
  • 16/11/2017 - Penrhyndeudraeth - Gwynedd Council Staff Only - English - COURSE FULL
  • 14/12/2017 - Caernarfon - Gwynedd Council Staff Only - Welsh  - COURSE FULL   
  • 18/01/2018 - Penrhyndeudraeth - Partnership -English - COURSE FULL
  • 25/01/2018 - Penrhyndeudraeth - Gwynedd Council Staff Only - English - COURSE FULL
  • 15/02/2018 - Caernarfon - Gwynedd Council Staff Only - Welsh - COURSE FULL
  • 15/03/2018 - Penrhyndeudraeth - Gwynedd Council Staff Only - Welsh - COURSE FULL

Time: 9.30 - 16.30

Aims and Objectives:

The course includes:

  • Communication & delegation in an emergency 
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • The respiratory system
  • Care of the airway
  • Care of the unconscious patient
  • Control of bleeding
  • Treatment of burns & scalds
  • Dealing with other common medical conditions

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Enablement Awareness

Course Language: English

Date and Location:

  • 26/09/2017 - Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 27/09/2017 - Penrhyndeudraeth

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Aims and Objectives:

After attending the sessions participants will

  • Have a better understanding of the difference between care and enablement
  • Have the necessary knowledge and practical skills for a move from "care" to "enablement".

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Epilepsy Awareness

Language: English

Location: Caernarfon

Date and Time: 15/12/17 - 09:30 - 12:30

Objectives

  • To provide information about the condition and about the different kind of seizures

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

General Medicines Management Training (Partnership only)

Language: English

Date / Location:

23/02/2018 – Penrhyndeudraeth

Time: 13:00 -16:30

Aims and objectives:

  • Correct administration of medication
  • Correct audit trail
  • Person Centred Care with privacy and dignity

Trainer: BCUHB

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

HABC Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (Partnership only)

Course Language: English with option to do group work and discussions in Welsh

Date and Location:

  • 17/03/2017 - Penrhyndeudraeth 
  • 10/07/2017 - Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL
  • 12/03/2018 - Caernarfon


Time: 09:15 - 16:30

Aims and Objectives:
The aim of this course is to ensure that all staff members, especially new ones, will develop a basic understanding of health and safety at work and earn a level 2 qualification as evidence of this. The course will then provide opportunities for learners to develop key skills that will ensure their safety, their colleague’s safety and users within the workplace.

The qualification covers the following topics:

  • Accidents and ill health
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Health and Safety Law
  • Risk assessment
  • Hazardous substances
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Workplace health, safety and welfare
  • Fire prevention
  • First aid
  • Work equipment and electricity
  • Occupational health and noise
  • Ergonomics and workstation design
  • Manual handling

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety (Partnership only)

Course Language:  English (With option for group discussion in Welsh)  

Date and Location:              

  • 13/02/2017 Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 27/06/2017 - Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 26/02/2018 - Penrhyndeudraeth

Time: 09.15 – 16.30


Aims and Objectives
:
Provides basic information for all involved in preparing or providing food to others.

Topics covered include:

  • Microbiological hazards (bacteria)
  • Spoilage and preservation
  • Food poisoning and its control
  • Contamination hazards and controls
  • Food handlers and personal hygiene
  • Food premises and equipment
  • Food pests and control
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • HACCPC from purchase to service
  • Food safety and law enforcement

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Infection Control

Date and location:

  • 28/06/2017: 09:30 – 12:30 –          Caernarfon, Saesneg - COURSE FULL
  • 28/06/2017: 13:00 – 16:00 –          Caernarfon, Saesneg - COURSE FULL
  • 15/11/2017: 09:30 – 12:30 –          Penrhyndeudraeth, English - COURSE FULL
  • 15/11/2017: 13:00 – 16:00 –          Penrhyndeudraeth, English - COURSE FULL
  • 28/02/2018: 09:30 – 12:30 –          Penrhyndeudraeth, English - COURSE FULL
  • 28/02/2018: 13:00 – 16:00 –          Penrhyndeudraeth, English

Aims and Objectives:

The training sessions are suitable for staff providing care for clients of all ages in community environments including:

  • Nursing and Residential Homes
  • People's own homes
  • Day care centres / workshops
  • Sheltered accommodation

The training will be provided by the Health Protection Nurses and will cover:

  • General Principles of Infection Control

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Induction (for NEW Staff) (Gwynedd Council only)  

  • 07, 08, & 09/06/2017  - 9.00 – 16.00 Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL
  • 06, 07, & 08/09/2017  - 9.00 – 16.00 Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL
  • 08, 09, & 10/11/2017 -  9.00 – 16.00 Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL
  • 07, 08, & 09/03/2018  - 9.00 – 16.00 Penrhyndeudraeth


To book a place on this course fill in ouronline form.

Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Workshop

Target Group

Care staff, supervisors and managers of residential and dom care services


Aims and objectives

This session will enable care workers to understand the relevant aspects of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2005 with regards to their working environment and how the principles of both acts can be applied to their workplace in practice.

After attending this session participants will have gained an understanding of

  • The five principles of the Mental Capacity Act
  • How to put these principles into action
  • How to make a capacity assessment
  • How to support people to make their own decisions
  • How to act in somebody’s best interest
  • What is a deprivation of liberty?
  • How and when does a deprivation of liberty need to be applied for?

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Mental Health First Aid

Date and Location: 

  • 03 & 04 /07/2017 ͏– Penrhyndeudraeth, English
  • 05 & 06 /10/2017 – Penrhyndeudraeth, Welsh
  • 26 & 27 /02/2018  – Caernarfon, English


Time:
  09:30 – 16:30 


Aims and Objectives:

Mental health first aid (MHFA) is the initial help given to someone experiencing a mental health problem before professional help is obtained. Participants learn an approach to help them in a mental health crisis situation to remain calm and confident.  They will also learn how to respond in the most appropriate way.  These actions will make a difference and determine how quickly a person gets help or recovers. The aims of MHFA are:

  • to preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others
  • to provide help to prevent the mental health problem developing into a more serious state
  • to promote the recovery of good mental health
  • to provide comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem.

MHFA does not teach people to be therapists.  However, it does teach people:

  • how to recognise the symptoms of mental health problems
  • how to provide initial help
  • how to guide a person towards appropriate professional help

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

More than just Words

Who For?: Managers, Management Team Members

Course Language: Bilingual sessions (English and Welsh)

Date, Location and Time:

  • 07/07/2017 - Caernarfon - 10:00 - 12:30
  • 03/10/2017 - Caernarfon - 14:00 - 16:30

Aims and Objectives:

Awareness raising sessions on delivering a bilingual service in the Social Care sector, that will:

  • share ideas on how we offer the "Active Offer"
  • help to overcome barriers, challenges, worries and attitudes in practice
  • support to plan for the future 
  • introduce the benefits of delivering bilingual services

Spaces for this course is limited to 10 people each session.

Trainer: Elen Vaughan Jones

 

To book a place on this course contact us by:

Email: CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

or Phone: 01286 679026

with the following details: Name, Job title, Place of work and Contact number.

Motivational Managers Day (All About Dementia - Patsy Pope)

Language: English

Date and Location:

  • 23/06/2017 - Caernarfon
  • 01/08/2017 - Caernarfon

Time: 10:30 - 16:00

Aims and Objectives:

The course aims to equip competent and informed Managers to become motivational  leaders For some the course will support Managers to understand and value themselves as  change facilitators/influencers  how their practices influence  change.

The course will give tips and good practice examples on how to model staff behaviours and practices to facilitate sustainable changes to services supporting people with dementia to live a good life.

The course may help Mangers to identify their game changers / champions and how to support those champions effectively.

The course will offer training advice and tips in dementia awareness and knowledge, communication, meaningful activities, communication and liaison with families

Ultimately Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Muptiple Sclerosis (MS) and Motor Neurone Disease Awareness

Language: English

Location: Caernarfon

Date and Time: 17/11/2017 - 9.30 – 12.30

Aims and Objectives:

  • Give participants an understanding of Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neuron, its causes, types and treatments
  • To raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neuron and its impact on people’s lives
  • To give an understanding of the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neuron and how they can effect individuals
  • To provide information on the Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neuron Society.  

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Paediatric First Aid

Language:  Welsh

Date:  Contact us for details

 

Aims and Objectives:

 This course is designed for people who look after children of all ages, particularly children under 8 years of age.

  • Coping with Emergency in the Childcare Environment
  • The Priorities of Treatment
  • Resuscitation: Adult, Child, Infant
  • Unconsciousness: Adult, Child, Infant
  • Choking: Adult, Child, Infant
  • Croup
  • Drowning
  • Control of bleeding & Treatment of minor injuries, with emphasis on children & infants
  • Treatment of burns & scalds
  • Electric shock
  • Poisoning including Smoke Inhalation
  • Eye injuries
  • Treatment of fractures, with emphasis on children & infants

General Paediatric Medical conditions: Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Diabetes

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Personal Care

Date and Location:

  • 18 & 19 /07/2017 - Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL

Time: 09:30 – 16:30 

Language: English

Trainer: Personal Care Consultants  

Aim: This course is a practical one day training event which covers all aspects of personalcare

Objectives:

  • Principles of Care - Dignity, Choice, Respect, Privacy, Individuality
  • Observation - Signs to look out for when providing personal care e.g signs and symptoms of pressure sores, dehydration and cancerous growths, etc
  • Practical Demonstration and Practice - the use of realistic care scenarios and written information based upon good practice associated with a bed bath, bedside wash, shaving, mouth care, foot and nail care, perineal care, continence care andcatheter care

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Preventing Distressed Reactions

Language: English

Date / Location:

  • 17/07/2017 - Caernarfon
  • 11/09/2017 - Caernarfon
  • 10/10/2017 - Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 21/11/2017 - Caernarfon
  • 06/12/2017 - Caernarfon
  • 14/02/2018 - Caernarfon

Time: 13:30 - 16:00

Aims and Objectives: 

“All About Dementia” offers a bespoke course to suit domiciliary and residential care staff, on the prevention of distressed reactions and how to interpret behaviour as a form of communication. The course examines how elders with dementia become distressed and how escalation can be prevented. Prevention is a team effort, and requires cultural change by the provider. This workshop walks the delegates through the process of observation, understanding, brainstorming and planning prevention:

  • Listening, observation and Interpretation skills
  • Kitwood’s Flower of Needs in Dementia
  • Assembling the prevention team
  • Forensic examination of the behaviour
  • Communication with all staff or family required to enact the plan
  • Evaluation of progress of the plan
  • Accepting failure as a key ingredient to success
  • Following up once plan of prevention is working

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Safeguarding Adults for Professionals

(Previously advertised as Protection of Vulnerable Adults – Level 3)  -  You must have attended POVA L2 or the All Wales Basic Safeguarding Awareness Training before attending this training.

Who for:  Social Workers, Nurses, OT’s and Provider Managers and Deputies

Language: English

 

Time:  09:30 - 16:30

Aims and Objectives:

To increase participant’s familiarity with the Adult Safeguarding Procedures for Wales

By the end of the one day workshop participants will have:

Identified their roles and responsibilities under the POVA policy and procedures for Wales.

Refreshed themselves on key definitions.

Identified best practice in Adult Safeguarding from referral to investigation and case conferences.

Considered some of the legal frameworks that are applicable to the Safeguarding of Adults, and recent case law which may influence or guide practice.

Considered briefly the proposals by the Welsh Assembly Government for legislative changes which will impact on Safeguarding of Adults work.

Developed a personal action plan for application of learning into the workplace.

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Safeguarding- All Wales Basic Safeguarding Awareness Training

Date and Location:

  • 04/05/2017 – Penrhyndeudraeth – English - COURSE FULL
  • 29/06/2017 – Penrhyndeudraeth – Welsh (Gwynedd Council Staff only)
  • 04/07/2017 – Caernarfon – Welsh (Gwynedd Council Staff only)  - COURSE FULL
  • 29/09/2017 – Penrhyndeudraeth – English (Gwynedd Council Staff only) - COURSE FULL
  • 17/10/2017 – Caernarfon – English  - COURSE FULL
  • 14/11/2017 - Penrhyndeudraeth - English - COURSE FULL
  • 28/11/2017 – Penrhyndeudraeth – Welsh (Gwynedd Council Staff only) - COURSE FULL
  • 05/12/2017 – Penrhyndeudraeth – English - COURSE FULL
  • 10/01/2018 – Caernarfon – English (Gwynedd Council Staff only) - COURSE FULL
  • 14/02/2018 – Penrhyndeudraeth – Welsh
  • 21/03/2018 – Caernarfon – Welsh (Gwynedd Council Staff only)

 

Time:   09.30 – 16.30

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the training, participants will:

Know own role in relation to safeguarding adults, children and young people from harm, abuse and neglect;

Understand how individuals are protected from harm, abuse and neglect; and

Know how to recognise different types of harm, abuse and neglect.

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

If there is a topic of interest to you that we have not covered in one of our courses please contact us, we may be able to arrange. E-mail CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

Stroke Awareness

Course Language: English

Aims and Objectives:

This is a flexible course aimed at providing a good basic but broad understanding of stroke illness and its impact on both sufferers and their families.

The nature of the training is based on the belief that people learn best by taking part in activities, discussion and shared experience. 

The day is suitable for both new and experienced carers and aims to affirm and consolidate existing knowledge and skills as well as introducing further information.

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Substance Misuse Awareness & Child Protection

Course Language: English

Aims and Objectives:

  • To gain a basic understanding of drugs, particularly what they look like, how they are taken and the effects on a person.
  • Substance misuse and child protection.
  • The overview of addiction, brain mechanisms and behaviour.

Trainers: Amber Page & Barry Starmer, Substance Misuse Service (SMS)

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

 

Also......

If there is a topic of interest to you that we have not covered in one of our courses please contact us and we may be able to arrange. E-mail: CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 
 
Please note

  • we must have the name of the attendee or the request will not be processed  
  • if COURSE FULL appears next to the date please email us at  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru we might be able to arrange further courses.

 

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