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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 enquire, or contact us for more information.

Courses available

MOVING AND HANDLING TRAINING 

This course covers:

The definition of moving and handling, the legal aspects of moving and handling, the responsibilities of employers and employees, various equipment and what it is used for, practical lessons and more.  

When: Ongoing, we can accommodate employers in line with staffing timetables.

Where: Petroc, North Devon campus & Petroc Tiverton campus, can also be delivered with employer at a venue of choice.

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MAKATON

This course covers: 

Understanding communication difficulties, a brief introduction to the Makaton Charity signs, learning symbols, signing sentences and more. 

When: 14 November 1:30 - 3:30pm and 15 November 9:30 - 11:30am

Where: North Devon campus 

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OTHER WORKSHOPS COMING SOON - ENQUIRE NOW TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE.

  • Understanding Epilepsy
  • Understanding Dysphagia
  • Skin integrity
  • Incontinence care
  • Understanding end-of-life care
  • Equality, diversity, and inclusion 
  • Mental health awareness  
  • Mental capacity act
  • Medication workshop
  • Understanding Autism 
  • Care certificate 
  • Safeguarding 
  • Clinical skills 

AWARD IN INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE - LEVEL 1

Understand the range of service provision and roles within health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare. Introduction to communication in health and social care. Describe skills and qualities needed to give person-centred care. Identify procedures relating to person-centred care. Explain why procedures relating to personal care must be followed.

When: Delivered in one day

27 February (09:00 - 17:00)

6 March (09:00 - 17:00)

13 March (09:00 - 17:00)

20 March (09:00 - 17:00)

3 April (09:00 - 17:00)

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: 3 November, 8 December, 12 January, 2 February, 2 March, 6 April, 4 May, 1 June, 6 July 9:00am - 5:00pm

Where: Petroc, North Devon campus

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SAFE HANDLING OF MEDICATION - LEVEL 2

Understand medication and prescriptions. Supply, storage, and disposal of medication. Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication. Record-keeping and audit processes for medication

When:

27 February (10:00 - 14:00)

30 March (10:00 - 14:00)

27 April (10:00 - 14:00)

25 May (10:00 - 14:00)

29 June (10:00 - 14:00)

Where: Petroc, North Devon campus but can also be delivered with employer at a venue of choice, dates can be added for employers to accommodate staffing timetables.

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AWARENESS OF DEMENTIA - LEVEL 3

When: 18 January - 17 May 10:00 - 12:00pm (once a month for five months, to cover four units)

Where: Petroc, North Devon campus but can also be delivered with employer at a venue of choice, dates can be added for employers to accommodate staffing timetables.

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

Danielle Colley, Project Coordinator : danielle.colley@petroc.ac.uk

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

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

James Vandeleur-Boorer, Project Worker: james.vandeleur-boorer@petroc.ac.uk

 

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