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Health and Social Care Skills Accelerator Programme

HSSAP

The Health and Social Care Skills Accelerator Programme (HSSAP), is an exciting new programme, part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and developed by Devon County Council, in partnership with a consortium of all the Devon NHS Trust, three local authorities and further education providers, with representatives from adult social care providers, primary care and Proud to Care.

The project runs until the summer of 2023 and aims to support the following areas.

  • Pathways into the health and social care sector for the unemployed or those looking to change careers
  • Development and upskilling of staff in health and social care roles through Level 1, 2 and 3 progression, with both apprenticeship and non-apprenticeship pathways on offer
  • Progression from apprenticeships into higher-skilled occupations e.g. Nursing, social work, allied health professions etc.

We can also support unpaid carers (those looking after, family, friends or neighbours) in a variety of ways and can offer bespoke certified and non-certified courses on request.

 

How can we support you?

HSSAP at Petroc can provide a variety of free and flexible courses designed to support individuals, wherever you are on your health and social care journey. You can do as little or as much as you like throughout the project and our friendly team will be on hand to guide you along the way.

Whether you would like to attend a two-hour workshop to learn new skills, or enrol on a more in-depth course, we can help.

Just take a look at the opportunities below and APPLY, or contact us for more information.

Courses available

MAKATON

This two-hour face to face session will help you to develop basic skills in Makaton a unique way to communicate with adult and children using symbols and signs. It is suitable for parents, carers or those interested in learning a new skill.

When:

  • Wednesday 4 May, 3-5pm - Petroc, North Devon campus
  • Wednesday 11 May, 3-5pm - Petroc, North Devon campus

SKIN CARE

When:

  • July (date tbc), 12-2pm - Petroc, North Devon campus
  • September (date tbc), 12-2pm - Petroc, North Devon campus
  • November (date tbc), 12-2pm - Petroc, North Devon campus
  • August (date tbc), 12-2pm - Petroc, Tiverton campus
  • October (date tbc), 12-2pm - Petroc, Tiverton campus
  • December (date tbc), 12-2pm - Petroc, Tiverton campus

INCONTINENCE CARE

When:

  • July (date tbc), 12-2pm - Petroc, North Devon campus
  • September (date tbc), 12-2pm - Petroc, North Devon campus
  • November (date tbc), 12-2pm - Petroc, North Devon campus
  • August (date tbc), 12-2pm - Petroc, Tiverton campus
  • October (date tbc), 12-2pm - Petroc, Tiverton campus
  • December (date tbc), 12-2pm - Petroc, Tiverton campus

MENTAL CAPACITY

When:

  • July (date tbc), 12-2pm - Petroc, North Devon campus
  • September (date tbc), 12-2pm - Petroc, North Devon campus
  • November (date tbc), 12-2pm - Petroc, North Devon campus
  • August (date tbc), 12-2pm - Petroc, Tiverton campus
  • October (date tbc), 12-2pm - Petroc, Tiverton campus
  • December (date tbc), 12-2pm - Petroc, Tiverton campus

AWARD IN INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE - LEVEL 1

During this course you will cover the following modules:

  • Understanding the range of service provision and roles in health and social care
  • Understanding the principles and values in health and social care
  • Awareness of safeguarding in health and social care
  • Awareness of health and safety in health and social care

When: 18 May – 29 June 2022, one day a week

Where: Bideford Young People’s Centre, EX39 2PF


AWARD IN MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY - LEVEL 2

During this course you will cover the following modules:

  • Understanding the structure and meaning of medical word parts.
  • Understanding the meaning of medical terminology relating to the human body
  • Learning the meaning of medical terminology relating to the medical specialities.
  • Learning the meaning of pharmaceutical abbreviations

When: Sept 2022 – dates TBC

Where: Petroc, North Devon campus


AWARD IN INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELLING SKILLS - LEVEL 2

This course covers looking at yourself and raising awareness of how you communicate with others and how this links with the ways other people communicate with you. This course will give you a taste of what is involved in being a counsellor with the possibility of progressing on to further study.

When: 10 May – 21 June, 9.30 – 4.30pm

Where: Petroc, North Devon campus


EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK - LEVEL 3

This qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider and how to assess an incident. The qualification also covers first aid skills in CPR and use of an AED, providing first aid to a casualty who is choking and dealing with external bleeding and hypovolaemic shock.

When: 4 May, 25 May & 22 June, 9am – 5pm

Where: Petroc, North Devon campus

Contact us

If you can’t see a course that suits you, please get in touch and we can discuss the programme in more detail and find out how the project can support you.

If you are a provider looking for additional training for staff, we can support you with the care certificate with some friendly knowledge-based sessions that will help towards their sign off.

 

Josephine Lawrence Project Manager: josephine.lawrence@petroc.ac.uk / 01271 852428

Adrienne Baker, Project Coordinator: adrienne.baker@petroc.ac.uk / 01271 852 428

Lauren Griffin, Project Developer: lauren.griffin@petroc.ac.uk