Care Training

Training for a career in care

Hygea offers expert training to help you progress through the ranks. Start with the Care Certificate, Practical Moving and handling and First Aid training. 

Expertly delivered care training

Whether you are a Care Novice or a Care Veteran, having the knowledge and skills to do your job effectively is crucial. We all have a duty of care to maintain and improve these skills for the health and safety of our clients.

Hygea delivers training both in practical and digital methods. We utilise an online digital training platform to give you access to specific training for your role as a carer. Then our trainers deliver practical face to face training in our class based modules.

Moving and Handling Training

At Hygea, we focus on our practical training in all aspects, from showing employees new to care the fundamentals of equipment most likely to be used in the care setting, including bed safety, sit-to-stand hoists, walking frames, hoists and slings and much more.

We also provide training in manual handling techniques essential to safely using equipment and ensuring that the person being transferred is always kept safe.

We will also cover topics such as risk assessment, identifying hazards and appropriate control measures, the legislation surrounding the moving and handling of people, communication and record keeping.

First Aid Training

At Hygea, we understand the crucial role of First Aid Training for our caregivers operating in the field. Our dedicated internal instructors provide top-notch First Aid training, equipping our caregivers with the skills and knowledge to handle emergencies effectively.

Emergency First Aid in the Workplace Level 3 training is at our headquarters. The training course is tailored to our needs and covers topics such as the first aider’s role, an incident assessment, CPR, dealing with shock and wounds, and heart attacks and strokes.

The courses are delivered over one day, and the trainers are highly knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects.

Digital Training in Care

Hygea delivers our digital training through our training partner, Care Skills Academy. Care Skills Academy was chosen as a Skills for Care Centre of Excellence endorsed by Skills for Care, CPD accredited, a member of the Care Learning Coalition and fully compliant with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) requirements.

Our carers embark on a journey of skills and knowledge, heavily tied to practical and real-life scenarios, to continually enhance their professional development while working in the care sector.

Over 80 modules are delivered to our carers over the first year, including the chance to complete your care certificate.

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The Care Certificate was introduced in April 2015. All those working as healthcare assistants and adult social care workers are expected to undertake this learning as part of their induction programme.

The Care Certificate was created as a result of the Cavendish Review, which was published in July 2013. This review was part of the response to the Francis Inquiry into the failings of care at the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust.

The Cavendish Review found that the training and development of healthcare assistants and adult social care workers was often not consistent or good enough. Cavendish proposed that a new ‘Certificate of Fundamental Care’ be created to improve this and that led to the ‘Care Certificate’. The Care Certificate covers the learning outcomes, competences and standards of behaviour that must be expected of support workers in the health and social care sectors. It aims to make sure that you are caring, compassionate and provide quality care in your work. ( )

The Care Certificate will take, on average, 12 weeks to complete; the modules within this are detailed below.

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  1. Understand Your Role
  2. Your Personal Development
  3. Duty of Care
  4. Equality & Diversity
  5. Work in a Person Centred Way
  6. Communication
  7. Privacy & Dignity
  8. Fluids & Nutrition
  9. Awareness of Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability
  10. Safeguarding Adults
  11. Safeguarding Children
  12. Basic Life Support
  13. Health & Safety
  14. Handling Information
  15. Infection Prevention & Control

To have the module signed off as complete, you will have approx. 75% theory (eLearning) and 25% of assessor observations of practice (in the field).

At the heart of our mission is the belief that continuous learning and growth are crucial for success in today’s ever-changing world. We are committed to offering a wide range of resources, training programs, and mentorship opportunities to help you stay ahead of the curve and quickly adapt to new challenges.

Our comprehensive approach to professional development includes the following:

  • Access a vast library of online resources, including articles, webinars, and e-learning modules, covering various topics and industry trends to keep you informed and up-to-date.
  • Experienced professionals and industry experts lead regular training days. They are designed to enhance your skills and expand your knowledge of various subjects.
  • Personal development plans encourage you to identify where your strengths are and what additional training you may want to consider.
  • Support for ongoing education and certification programs, ensuring you have the necessary qualifications and credentials to advance in your career.
  • A focus on developing essential soft skills, such as communication, leadership, and problem-solving, is critical for success in any professional setting.
  • An emphasis on maintaining a healthy work-life balance, recognising that personal well-being is just as important as professional growth.

By investing in your development and providing a nurturing and supportive environment, we can empower you to reach your full potential and achieve lasting success in your career.

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