The Domiciliary care training course provides an opportunity and an environment of support for new recruits to develop their own knowledge, skills and confidence. Enabling carers to provide the appropriate support and assistance to clients.

Our training is delivered and lead by a team of trainers that bring their own knowledge as care managers and their own hands on experience of working as carers, directly with our clients for the past 10 years.

Trainers assess the new carers over the 2 days, by observation and feedback of practical tasks e.g. moving and handling, first aid etc. and the carer’s knowledge and understanding through participation in group discussions and activities and the completing of written questions.

The course content is comprehensive and designed to meet the specific needs of our clients with spinal cord injuries and the Skills for Care ‘Care Certificate Standards, April 2015’.

SHC Lune Valley is an approved centre and work with NCFE an awarding body to support our PAs to continue their professional development. After working for us for 6 months our PAs have the opportunity to start studying for the QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care and we offer the Level 2 and Level 3.

What is the Diploma in Health and Social Care?

The QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2 or 3 is a nationally recognised qualification based on the Health and Social Care National Occupation Standards approved by Skills for Care & Development. It is recognised by care providers, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and nursing universities.

These qualifications are designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge needed to care for others in a broad range of health or social care settings. It is based on credits and each unit has a number of credits that can be achieved. There are both mandatory units and optional units that can be done.

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working with adults in health and social care environments. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures.

It has three pathways:

  • Generic Health and Social Care
  • Dementia
  • Learning Disability

What our carers need to do before they start the diploma?

  • Let your supervisor know that you are interested in doing the award and for them to put you on the waiting list
  • Familiarize yourself with the qualification
  • You will need to work with a client on a regular basis and have their permission to do the award as your assessor needs to observe you working with your client.
  • Sign a training agreement