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Academy Courses

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Bespoke Courses 

These are courses that we will tailor to meet your specific organisational needs and deliver at a date, time and venue to suit you.

 

Anaphylaxis (Bespoke)

Next Course: Bespoke dates only, please contact to arrange

Location: Delivered at a Venue to suit you

Duration of Course: 1 hour

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

This course will help you understand what Anaphylaxis is, including knowing the causes,
recognising the signs and symptoms, and managing and administering appropriate treatment for all.
This course will be delivered in line with the Resuscitation Council (UK) 2015 guidelines.

 

Basic Patient Moving & Handling Training

Next Course: Bespoke dates only, please contact to arrange

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 2 hours

Cost: £48.00 per Delegate

This course is aimed at staff who will only need to carry out minimal amount of Moving and Handling of people and will include theoretical aspects as well as practical participation of Manual Handling tasks.

 

Breakaway Training (Bespoke)

Next Course: Bespoke dates only, please contact to arrange

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Physical Intervention Room, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 2.5 hours

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

To implement successful Breakaway skills in line with The General Services Association (GSA)
curriculum, whereby the GSA develop and disseminate best practice in the management of
violence and aggression, primarily in Health, Social Care and Educational settings

Community Stop Smoking Practitioner Training

Next Course: Bespoke dates only, please contact to arrange

Location:

Duration of Course: 1.5 days

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

A workshop for front-line clinical staff, Community Stop Smoking Practitioner Training
gives the tools and knowledge to deliver up to date smoking cessation advice to clients.
After attending you will be registered with the Livewell Southwest Wellbeing Team and
ready to work with clients in your clinical setting.

Conflict Resolution Training

Next Course: Bespoke dates only, please contact to arrange

Location: Delivered at a Venue to suit you

Duration of Course: 3 hours

Cost: £48.00 per Delegate

This course is designed to help attendees recognise when a situation is escalating and
de-escalate the situation using the appropriate methods, while keeping themselves and all
others involved safe.

 

Connect 5: Session 3

Next Course: Bespoke dates only, please contact to arrange

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 2 Days

Cost: £60.00 per Delegate

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The Connect 5 programme is an accessible, evidence based training that is relevant to anyone who works with people at any level. It aims to provide participants with skills and competencies that build confidence in having conversations about health and wellbeing in their routine practice so that they can be more effective in helping people to manage mental health problems and increase their resilience and mental wellbeing through positive changes

You must complete Session 1 to be eligible to attend Session 2, and complete Session 2 to be eligible to attend Session 3.

Diabetes Awareness

Next Course: Bespoke dates only, please contact to arrange

Location: Delivered at a Venue to suit you

Duration of Course: 2 Hours

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

This course is aimed at Care Workers who have clients with Diabetes and would like to
increase their knowledge.

 

End of Life Planning for people with Learning Disabilities

Next Course: Bespoke dates only, please contact to arrange

Location: Can be delivered at a venue to suit you

Duration of Course: 5 hours

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

A practical one day course full of discussion and practice around the subject of End of Life Care Planning.

Infection Prevention and Control Training - Achieve Excellence

Next Course: Bespoke dates only, please contact to arrange

Location: Can be delivered at a Venue to suit you

Duration of Course: Various

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

Achieve Infection Prevention and Control excellence within your organisation with this
comprehensive audit and follow up action plan, setting you on the path to the
eradication of poor practice.

Infection Prevention and Control Training - Discover Excellence

Next Course: Bespoke dates only, please contact to arrange

Location: Can be delivered at a Venue to suit you

Duration of Course: 3 hours

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

Discover excellence in Infection Prevention and Control with this educational training
session aimed at staff of all levels and experience. This session will show how
Infection Prevention and Control should underpin all practice in healthcare settings.

Infection Prevention and Control Training - Sustain Excellence

Next Course: Bespoke dates only, please contact to arrange

Location: Can be delivered at a Venue to suit you

Duration of Course: Various

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

Sustain excellence in Infection Prevention and Control with a comprehensive audit,
follow up action plan, training session for staff of all levels plus a 3 month follow up
to ensure your organisation is sustaining Infection Prevention and Control Excellence.

Medicines Management (Bespoke)

Next Course: Bespoke dates only, please contact to arrange

Location: Can be delivered at a venue to suit you

Duration of Course: 3.5 hours

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

This half day course is for those involved in the administration of medicines and includes
national guidance, best practice, accountability, drug errors and how to prevent them,
as well as basic drug calculations.

Medicines via PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy)

Next Course: Bespoke dates only, please contact to arrange

Location: Delivered at a venue to suit you

Duration of Course: 1 - 2 Hours

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

This course is for Practitioners who are already trained in the general care of a
PEG and Medicines Mangement.

 

Physical Intervention

Next Course: Bespoke dates only, please contact to arrange

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Physical Intervention Room, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 2 days: 9am-5pm

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

A two day course designed for environments where a minimum of four staff are available
at all times should restraint be required. The course has a Pass, Fail or Defer outcome and
attendees will be marked on their competence in safely restraining a patient, attitudes
towards patients and patient care and their ability to work as part of a team.
This course is governed by the General Services Association (GSA).

 

PREVENT

Next Course: Bespoke dates only, please contact to arrange

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 1.5 hours

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

PREVENT is part of the UK’s counter terrorism strategy, preventing people from becoming
involved in terrorism or supporting terrorism. Primarily aimed at Health Staff (HealthWrap),
this has now been redesigned to roll out to all other sectors where there could be
vulnerable adults or children.

 

Safe Holding

Next Course: Bespoke dates only, please contact to arrange

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Physical Intervention Room, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 7 Hours

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

Safe Holding is a low level restraint that can be applied when it is in the individual’s best
interest to be restrained, in line with their personal care and theirs or others safety.

 

Smoking Cessation Medication Update

Next Course: Bespoke dates only, please contact to arrange

Location:

Duration of Course: 3.5 hours

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

This half day workshop provides an opportunity for registered advisers to
refresh and update their knowledge and skills in relation to smoking cessation and the
medications used to support people. It is also provides an opportunity for delegates
to share and discuss cases from their current practise.

Swallow (Dysphagia) Awareness Training

Next Course: Bespoke dates only, please contact to arrange

Location: Can be delivered at a Venue to suit you

Duration of Course: 2 hours

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

This training session on swallowing is suitable for both registered and non-registered staff working in a care home setting

Dysphagia Training

Next Course: 16 November 2018, 09:30 - 12:30

Location: 34 Camden Street, Greenbank, Plymouth, PL4 8NW

Duration of Course: 3 hours

Cost: £48.00 per Delegate

This ½ day course will be useful if you support people who have learning disabilities and associated medical conditions (e.g. complex physical needs, epilepsy and dementia) and have difficulties eating and drinking.

Learning Disabilities Mental Health Awareness

Next Course: 3 December 2018, 09:30 - 16:30

Location: 34 Camden Street, Greenbank, Plymouth, PL4 8NW

Duration of Course: 7 hours

Cost: £60.00 per Delegate

This one day workshop is aimed at those with little, or no formal training or experience in supporting people with learning disabilities who have Mental Health issues.

Sensory Awareness

Next Course: 7 December 2018, 09:30 - 13:00

Location: 34 Camden Street, Greenbank, Plymouth, PL4 8NW

Duration of Course: 3.5 hours

Cost: £48.00 per Delegate

This course is delivered by a combination of Occupational Therapists and will help to give attendees an understanding of the seven sensory systems.

Making Reasonable Adjustments: working with vulnerable groups

Next Course: 7 January 2019, 13:00 - 17:00

Location: 34 Camden Street, Greenbank, Plymouth, PL4 8NW

Duration of Course: 4 hours

Cost: £48.00 per Delegate

This half day course is aimed at health professionals to provide an insight into the problems people with learning disabilities/vulnerable groups face and how to make reasonable adjustments so that  they are provided with equal access within the mainstream services.

Autism Spectrum Conditions

Next Course: 9 January 2019, 09:00 - 16:00

Location: 34 Camden Street, Greenbank, Plymouth, PL4 8NW

Duration of Course: 7 hours

Cost: £60.00 per Delegate

A one-day course aimed at raising the level of understanding of issues related to Autism Spectrum Conditions.

Positive Behavioural Support

Next Course: 14 January 2019, 09:15 - 16:30

Location: 34 Camden Street, Greenbank, Plymouth, PL4 8NW

Duration of Course: 7 hours

Cost: £60.00 per Delegate

This one day course will raise your level of understanding of issues related to behaviour which challenges services.

Learning Disability: Self-Harm and Suicide Awareness

Next Course: 21 January 2019, 09:30 - 15:00

Location: 34 Camden Street, Greenbank, Plymouth, PL4 8NW

Duration of Course: 5.5 hours

Cost: £60.00 per Delegate

This one day course is aimed at those with little or no formal training in understanding and working with people who self-harm and/or attempt suicide.

Total Communication Training

Next Course: 23 January 2019, 09:30 - 16:30

Location: 34 Camden Street, Greenbank, Plymouth, PL4 8NW

Duration of Course: 7 hours

Cost: £60.00 per Delegate

This one day course will increase your awareness of the communication skills and needs that people with a learning disability have.

Learning Disabilities and Dementia Training

Next Course: 30 January 2019, 09:30 - 16:30

Location: 34 Camden Street, Greenbank, Plymouth, PL4 8NW

Duration of Course: 7 hours

Cost: £60.00 per Delegate

This one day course will increase your awareness about Learning Disabilities and Dementia.

Learning Disabilities and Personality Disorder

Next Course: 17 April 2019, 09:30 - 16:00

Location: 34 Camden Street, Greenbank, Plymouth, PL4 8NW

Duration of Course: 6.5 hours

Cost: £60.00 per Delegate

This one day course is tailored to staff supporting people that have a learning disability and have difficulties with their relationships (e.g. to make and maintain friendships, have conflicts with their staff team), to manage their emotions, with a relative lack of capacity to withstand life challenges impacting on their sense of self.

Scheduled Courses

 

Introduction to Ear Care

Next Course: 25 October 2018, 09:30 - 16:00

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 7 hours

Cost: £96.00 per Delegate

Training for Nurses and Assistant Practitioners with no experience in
Ear Irrigation / Instrumentation. The training is based on the guidelines published by the
Rotherham Primary Ear Care Centre.

 

Breakaway Training

Next Course: 26 October 2018, 09:00 - 11:30

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Physical Intervention Room, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 2.5 hours

Cost: £48.00 per Delegate

To implement successful Breakaway skills in line with The General Services Association (GSA)
curriculum, whereby the GSA develop and disseminate best practice in the management of
violence and aggression, primarily in Health, Social Care and Educational settings.

 

Adult & Paediatric Basic Life Support

Next Course: 1 November 2018, 12:30 - 15:00

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 2.5 hours

Cost: £48.00 per Delegate

This course is designed for non-medically trained personnel and will be delivered in line
with the Resuscitation Council (UK) 2015 guidelines.

 

RAPID (Recognising Acute Physical Illness & Deterioration)

Next Course: 2 November 2018, 09:00 - 15:00

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 6 hours

Cost: £96.00 per Delegate

This course is designed to help attendees recognise patients who are deteriorating or
‘at risk’ and initiate treatment. This course will be delivered in line with the Resuscitation
Council (UK) 2015 guidelines.

 

Safeguarding Children Level 2 Refresher Training

Next Course: 7 November 2018, 09:00 - 13:00

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 4 hours

Cost: £48.00 per Delegate

This course is for those who have attended the Full Safeguarding Children Level 2
course and are due their 3 yearly update.

 

Safeguarding Children Level 2 Training

Next Course: 8 November 2018, 09:00 - 13:00

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 4 hours

Cost: £48.00 per Delegate

This is a course designed for all staff who have contact with children, young people and their
carers, giving attendees the ability to notice concerns that might make a child vulnerable
to abuse or is potentially already being abused.

 

Adult & Paediatric Clinical Responders

Next Course: 9 November 2018, 09:00 - 12:00

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 3 hours

Cost: £48.00 per Delegate

This course covers all aspects of Basic Life Support, as well as Anaphylaxis and is designed for all Doctors, Inpatient Nurses and Health Care Assistants, Community Nurses, Community Mental Health Nurses and Health Care Assistants. This course will be delivered in line with the Resuscitation Council (UK) 2015 guidelines.

 

The Care Certificate 2 Day Course

Next Course: 12 - 13 November 2018

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 12 hours over 2 days

Cost: £192.00 per Delegate

This is the first two days of a five day course that provides much of the underpinning
knowledge towards the 15 standards of The Care Certificate. The Care Certificate is required
in both Health and Social Care and replaces the Common Induction Standards
for Residential Care Home staff.

 

Ear Care Update

Next Course: 12 November 2018, 09:30 - 10:00

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 3.5 Hours

Cost: £48.00 per Delegate

An update course for those who have previously attended the Introduction to Ear Care course,
based on the guidelines published by the Rotherham Primary Ear Care Centre.

 

Learning Disability Awareness

Next Course: 14 November 2018, 09:00 - 16:00

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 6 hours

Cost: £96.00 per Delegate

This one day course has been designed to provide a broad range of basic knowledge
relating to the context of supporting individuals with Learning Disabilities.

 

Safeguarding Children Level 1 Training

Next Course: 14 November 2018, 13:00 - 15:00

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 2 hours

Cost: £48.00 per Delegate

This course is aimed at those who are not routinely coming into contact with
children / young people and their carers, to raise staff awareness as to their responsibilities
in protecting children.

 

Dementia Awareness

Next Course: 15 November 2018, 09:00 - 16:00

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 6 hours

Cost: £96.00 per Delegate

This one day course aims for participants to be able to 'stand in the shoes' of someone
with Dementia and gain an insight into their lives, as well as understanding the
definition and prevalence of Dementia and the impact on daily living.

 

Mental Capacity Act & DoLS (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) Training

Next Course: 15 November 2018, 09:00 - 16:00

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 7 hours

Cost: £96.00 per Delegate

This course aims to provide an understanding of the Mental Capacity Act including
deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

 

Mental Health Awareness

Next Course: 16 November 2018, 09:00 - 16:00

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 6 hours

Cost: £96.00 per Delegate

This one day course has been designed to provide a broad range of knowledge relating
to Mental Health.

 

DASH (Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment and Honour Based Violence) Framework

Next Course: 21 November 2018, 09:00 - 14:40

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 6.5 Hours

Cost: £96.00 per Delegate

Accredited by the university of Brighton, this course will enable participants to use the DASH Risk Assessment Model to identify
standard, medium and high risk cases of Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment.

 

SHEALD Training

Next Course: 22 November 2018, 09:00 - 17:00

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 6 hours

Cost: £48.00 per Delegate

This course looks at how to work with learning disabled clients who present a risk of sexually harmful behaviour.

Mental Health Act Training

Next Course: 6 December 2018, 09:00 - 16:30

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 7.5 hours

Cost: £96.00 per Delegate

This whole day course aims to provide all attendees with an understanding of the scope
of the Mental Health Act, its statutory requirements and the practicalities of working
with patient’s subject to the Act.

 

Introduction to Venepuncture

Next Course: 13 December 2018, 09:30 - 16:30

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 6.5 hours

Cost: £96.00 per Delegate

This one-day course is for those who have no experience of venepuncture and includes
theory during the morning session and a practical session on a simulated
arm during the afternoon.

 

Medicines Management

Next Course: 19 December 2018, 09:30 - 13:00

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 3.5 hours

Cost: £48.00 per Delegate

This half day course is for those involved in the administration of medicines and includes
national guidance, best practice, accountability, drug errors and how to prevent them,
as well as basic drug calculations.

 

Wellbeing Courses

 

Enhancing Motivation to Change

Next Course: 26 October 2018, 09:00 - 16:00

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 6.5 hours

Cost: £0.00 per delegate

Enhancing Motivation to Change is a 1 day course that will build individuals' ability
to 'promote health seeking behaviour' in others, supporting other Health promotion work.

Making Every Contact Count (formerly Brief Advice for Healthier Lifestyles)

Next Course: 1 November 2018, 13:30 - 8 November 2018, 16:30

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 2 x 3 hour sessions

Cost: £0.00 per delegate

This accredited training develops your skills and confidence in supporting people
to improve their own health and wellbeing. 

Drug and Alcohol Awareness

Next Course: 12 November 2018, 09:00 - 16:30

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 7.5 hours

Cost: £96.00 per Delegate

Drug and alcohol use is very common in society, and features in a lot of presentations
in health settings. Understanding drug and alcohol effects, risks, and the contributory factors to
developing dependence is very useful in decision making that helps people improve their health.

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

Next Course: 20 November 2018, 09:30 - 21 November 2018, 17:00

Location: Plymouth Life Centre, PL2 3DG

Duration of Course: 2 days

Cost: £60.00 per Delegate

ASIST is a two-day interactive course that enables participants to become more
confident and able to identify risk and intervene to prevent immediate risk of suicide.

Wellbeing Champion Training

Next Course: 22 November 2018, 09:30 - 15:30

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 6 hours

Cost: £0.00 per delegate

A Wellbeing Champion is an employee who promotes the health and wellbeing
of the people in your organisation; and is supported by the organisation to do that.

Connect 5: Session 1

Next Course: 28 November 2018, 09:30 - 13:30

Location: Moments Cafe, PL1 1RJ

Duration of Course: 4 hours

Cost: £25.00 per Delegate

The Connect 5 programme is an accessible, evidence based training that is relevant
to anyone who works with people at any level. It aims to provide participants with
skills and competencies that build confidence in having conversations about
health and wellbeing in their routine practice so that they can be more effective
in helping people to manage mental health problems and increase their resilience
and mental wellbeing through positive changes

You must complete Session 1 to be eligible to attend Session 2, and complete
Session 2 to be eligible to attend Session 3.

Healthy Eating Workshop

Next Course: 4 December 2018, 13:30 - 15:30

Location: Local Care Centre - Mount Gould, PL4 7PY

Duration of Course: 2 hours

Cost: £0.00 per delegate

These days there is a lot of confusion around what is a Healthy Diet!
Giving people the correct knowledge is crucial when promoting healthy eating.
Learning something new can often be the moment someone decides to make a change.
Our fun, interactive healthy eating workshops cover a range of subjects designed
to motivate, energise and educate people towards making small changes

Mini-MECC (Making Every Contact Count)

Next Course: 6 December 2018, 13:30 - 16:30

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 3 hours

Cost: £0.00 per delegate

This accredited training develops your skills and confidence in supporting people
to improve their own health and wellbeing. 

Mental Health First Aid

Next Course: 11 December 2018, 09:30 - 12 December 2018, 17:00

Location: Moments Café, PL1 1RJ

Duration of Course: 2 days

Cost: £60.00 per Delegate

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a two-day intensive, interactive and practical training
course which provides participants with information, tools and techniques to support
individuals who might be experiencing mental or emotional distress.

Alcohol Reduction (Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice)

Next Course: 13 December 2018, 09:30 - 13:30

Location: William Sutton Memorial Hall, PL5 1QF

Duration of Course: 4 hours

Cost: £0.00 per delegate

Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) is an interactive and practical course
that will build individuals’ confidence and understanding about how to raise and respond
to alcohol issues in an effective way.

Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing

Next Course: 15 January 2019, 09:30 - 13:30

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 4 hours

Cost: £0.00 per delegate

This course is an interactive and practical session to help you to develop your
confidence and have a better understanding of mental health and wellbeing,
how it can be improved and protected using the Five Ways to Mental Health & Wellbeing,
and how and where to get the right support

Connect 5: Session 2

Next Course: 24 January 2019, 09:30 - 16:30

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Duration of Course: 7 hours

Cost: £45.00 per Delegate

The Connect 5 programme is an accessible, evidence based training that is relevant to anyone who works with people at any level. It aims to provide participants with skills and competencies that build confidence in having conversations about health and wellbeing in their routine practice so that they can be more effective in helping people to manage mental health problems and increase their resilience and mental wellbeing through positive changes.

You must complete Session 1 to be eligible to attend Session 2, and complete Session 2 to be eligible to attend Session 3.

SafeTALK

Next Course: 11 March 2019, 09:30 - 13:30

Location: Whitleigh Hub, PL5 4DD

Duration of Course: 4 hours

Cost: £25.00 per Delegate

SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 16,
regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.