Dementia Care Training Courses & Qualifications for Carers

Dementia training for carers

At The Good Care Group, we provide dementia training and dementia courses for all our Professional Carers. Our induction classroom training is mandatory and must be completed before you start to care for a client.

We have developed our dementia training for carers in partnership with leading experts in the field of dementia care.  This includes the Contented Dementia Trust and our own in-house Consultant Admiral Nurse.   Our approach to training for dementia care puts the person living with dementia and their needs at the forefront. The classroom training is then supplemented by a variety of tools which enable you to support your client to maintain their independence and deliver positive outcomes.

If you are exploring dementia training near me and would like to know what we offer, we explain here all you need to know about our dementia training for carers.

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HOW IS DEMENTIA CARE TRAINING DELIVERED?

Our in-house induction training programme is delivered as classroom training across five days, with one whole day dedicated to dementia care training. The induction programme is delivered by dedicated trainers and involves group supervision, exercises, presentations and individual assessments.   We do not charge carers who stay with us for training as we believe it enables you to deliver the highest standards of care that our clients should expect.

Our dementia training is enhanced by best practice online dementia training for carers taken directly from the Social Care Catalogue. We ensure every carer’s learning is refreshed annually to ensure continual professional development. With over 60% of our clients living with dementia, every carer is required to complete annual refresher training on dementia to ensure we are providing the very best dementia care.

We know how rewarding it can be supporting someone living with advanced dementia and invest in our dementia carers so they can provide higher levels of care.  You will also have access to advanced dementia courses. Our award nominated ADAPT programme (Adapting to Dementia Advanced level Programme at The Good Care Group) is led by our Consultant Admiral Nurse and Occupational Therapist.  It provides you with an opportunity to further develop your dementia care skills. We also offer a Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia, a certified qualification that you can complete as online dementia training at your convenience.

Using a variety of learning tools and methods training is interesting and engaging and new staff get the opportunity to meet and learn from their colleagues.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF DEMENTIA TRAINING FOR CARERS?

Our market leading training programme is a fundamental part of our dementia offer.  It ensures that all our professional carers can support our clients to continue living safely and happily in the familiarity of their own homes and communities.

We train our carers on both biomedical, and psychosocial strategies which helps them to see that a person with dementia is no less a person than anyone else.   We provide tools and understanding of approaches which help to maintain and improve quality of life for our clients by respecting and preserving every individual’s personhood.

Professional carers are trained with the concept of a ‘toolbox’ in mind; a toolbox from which they can draw upon tools in the form of relevant knowledge and strategies, which can be applied to different situations.

We believe our training courses will give you the skills and confidence to deliver the very best personalised dementia care that improves quality of life.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN DEMENTIA TRAINING?

During induction week you will come to understand dementia and how it can affect an individual’s daily life. Carers will also be given an understanding of dementia from both a biomedical (physical) perspective and will be introduced to a variety of psychosocial approaches that we promote to enable people with dementia to live well.

You will learn how to practically apply the approaches learnt in any given situations including where clients display behaviours that may challenge. Carers will also be introduced to tools to plan activities and to create ‘meaningful days’ for our clients living with dementia.

On our advanced training course, ‘ADAPT’, carers can gain a more detailed understanding of dementia from a neurological perspective, as well as advanced strategies around communication, reminiscence, life history work, and therapeutic interventions which further support positive health and wellbeing outcomes for our clients living with dementia.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN DEMENTIA TRAINING?

During induction week you will come to understand dementia and how it can affect an individual’s daily life. Carers will also be given an understanding of dementia from both a biomedical (physical) perspective and will be introduced to a variety of psychosocial approaches that we promote to enable people with dementia to live well.

You will learn how to practically apply the approaches learnt in any given situations including where clients display behaviours that may challenge. Carers will also be introduced to tools to plan activities and to create ‘meaningful days’ for our clients living with dementia.

On our advanced training course, ‘ADAPT’, carers can gain a more detailed understanding of dementia from a neurological perspective, as well as advanced strategies around communication, reminiscence, life history work, and therapeutic interventions which further support positive health and wellbeing outcomes for our clients living with dementia.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL YOU GAIN?

Attendance at our 5-day induction training programme is required as part of the Professional Carer on-boarding process. You’ll also be asked to complete annual refresher training, including a module on dementia care, as part of your on-going professional development.

Through our advanced training programme ‘ADAPT’ you’ll gain an in-house certificate which provides the opportunity to develop through our carer development pathway.

If you choose to complete further learning you can gain a Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia.   The Award is a recognised qualification and is delivered by our training provider partners at Edgeworks, a Skills for Care endorsed provider.

WORKING AT THE GOOD CARE GROUP

The Good Care Group’s dementia training for carers forms a fundamental part of our in-house induction programme.  This programme goes above mandatory requirements set by the carse regulator and has been developed by experts in the field of dementia care.  As a carer this means you know that you are receiving the very best care training programme for dementia  in the live-in care sector, enabling you to make a real difference to someone living with dementia.  We absolutely believe that our professional carers should be treated as that – professional.  Training is a key component of any professional pathway, which is why we invest in creating and developing our programme, so it reflects best practice and innovation in dementia care.

There are many other reasons why our professional carers have chosen to work for The Good Care Group.  The way we deliver care is as individual as the people we are trusted to care for, and we treat each of our employees as individuals too.

We have built a fantastic reputation as a live-in care provider in the UK.  We think the following is important if you are considering joining our team:

  • We are rated ‘Outstanding’ in all 5 categories by the CQC in England
  • In Scotland we achieved ‘Excellent’ for care and support and ‘Very Good’ for staffing by the Care Inspectorate
  • All our professional cares are employed by us
  • We’ve been named number 4 on CMI/Glassdoor’s list of best companies in the UK for leadership and culture
  • We are part of Sodexo’s global home care business, providing access to expertise and technology that enables innovation in care.

Find out more about our live in care jobs and what we offer our professional carers.

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR DEMENTIA CARE TRAINING

If you are an existing professional carer in our team, advance dementia training can be requested at any time providing you’ve completed your probation. Carers can use the simple ‘contact us’ feature of Carer Community to request further learning. Every carer also has access to a Learning Management System which houses a wealth of online dementia care training as well as other topics including medication and palliative care.

If you are looking to become a professional carer at The Good Care Group, please get in touch with our recruitment team today on +44 (0) 203 728 7570 or book a call back online.   Once you have successfully completed our recruitment process, you will be invited to attend induction training, including our market leading dementia care training.

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