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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

MOVING AND HANDLING TRAINING 

When: 6 September 10:00 - 14:00 

Where: Delivered onsite or with Employer

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CERTIFICATE IN CARE

When: Various start dates 10:00 - 14:00

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UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH 

When: 2 September 10:00 - 14:00

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SKIN INTEGRITY 

When: 2 September 13:00 - 15:00

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PRINCIPLES OF END OF LIFE CARE

When: 7 September 10:00 - 12:00

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EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY 

When: 13 September 13:00 - 15:00

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INCONTINENCE CARE 

When: 13 September 10:00 - 12:00

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UNDERSTANDING AUTISM

When: Various start dates

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SAFEGUARDING 

When: Various start dates

 

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: 12 September 10:00 - 14:00 at Petroc, North Devon campus

or 24 October 10:00 - 14:00 at Petroc, Tiverton campus


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: dates TBC

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: dates TBC

Where: Petroc, North Devon campus

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SAFE HANDLING OF MEDICATION - LEVEL 2

Gain a general understanding of different types of medication and uses and knowledge of the procedures for obtaining, storing, administering and disposing of medication. Understand legislation and the audit process related to medication and issues of responsibility and accountability.

When: 14 September 10:00 - 14:00 at Petroc, North Devon campus 

or 16 September 10:00 - 14:00 at Petroc, Tiverton campus 

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AWARENESS OF DEMENTIA - LEVEL 3

When: 8 September 

Where: Delivered either in-person or with an Employer (once a month for five months)

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

Liz Barton, Project Admin: elizabeth.barton@petroc.ac.uk

Lisa Crome, Project Worker : lisa.crome@petroc.ac.uk

For general enquiries please contact HSSAP@petroc.ac.uk