Training courses for residential and nursing care home staff are vital to ensure capability of staff, and standards within the industry. Residential and nursing home care staff online training courses can be found for mandatory training, as well as in the form of refresher courses, and courses for further development within the care sector. All our courses have been developed in keeping with the requirements set by the CQC (Care Quality Commission) and the HSE (Health and Safety Executive), so that all the mandatory care training is accessed, as is required by UK law.

The people who will be required to take such training for nursing home staff will consist of; care assistants, nursing home staff, care home staff, support workers, carers, residential home staff, and similar roles. Online training is required in all roles within residential and nursing home care.

Residential and Nursing Home Care Staff Online Course Information

The online training course for care home staff will consist of modules, which can be accessed by the individual, in their own time, via a number of devices; such as a laptop, desktop computer or tablet, providing technical support for all care home staff online courses.

All courses provided for care home staff will be up to date with the latest regulations as set by the UK government. Course aims and objectives will cover all aspects of healthcare training that are required to be covered by UK legislation. All staff working within residential care and nursing home care are required to meet set standards when it comes to training, and this is where our online training courses come in.

Those who set the standards include Skills for Care, Health Education England, Skills for Health’s UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), and The Care Quality Commission (CQC).

What is included in the care home staff online training course?

The online training course for residential home staff and care home staff, specifically designed for care workers, support workers, carers, and anyone working in a residential home or care home.

The online training course will include the following aspects that are required through training for care workers;

Statutory & Mandatory UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) Courses

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Equality, Diversity & Human Rights
  • Fire Safety
  • Infection Prevention & Control: Clinical
  • Health, Safety & Welfare
  • Information Governance
  • Patient Moving & Handling
  • Moving Handling
  • Safeguarding Adults Level 2
  • Safeguarding Children Level 2

Clinical/Care Statutory & Mandatory UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) Courses

  • Communication
  • Privacy & Dignity
  • Fluids & Nutrition
  • Person Centred Care
  • Duty of Care
  • Awareness of Dementia
  • Blood Transfusion

Additional Units Aligned with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and follows the Qualifications & Credit Framework (QCF)

  • Basic Life Support
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards DOLS
  • Complaint Handling
  • Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2
  • Riddor 
  • Care Planning & Record Keeping
  • Lone Worker
  • Understand Your Role
  • Your Personal Development

The course includes other training modules not mentioned above, and it concludes after assessment with certification. Individual care workers undertaking the training course will be required to take an assessment after each module has finished, with a pass mark of 80%. It will them be possible to download and print a certificate after each module has been completed and passed.

Offering online training courses for residential and nursing care home staff are all accredited, and conform to Continuous Professional Development guidelines, as set by learning institutions.

How long will this care home staff training course take?

The certified and accredited care home staff training course will take on average 2-4 hours to complete in full. The length of time the training course will take will obviously depend on how many of the modules are relevant and to be taken for the role of the individual, along with their natural ability to learn and understand the information presented in each module.

It is possible for the learner to take the online course in their own time, and at their own pace. They can stop the learning, and then pick up again where they left off. The individual is also able to access the course after completion to refresh their knowledge and understanding of the topics if need be.

Why should you take online training for home care staff?

Apart from the fact that these training courses ensure that staff are equipped with the knowledge and understanding of working within a home care environment, what is required, and the standards that are expected,  it is the legal obligation of the employer to ensure that all staff are adequately trained. This is where we make it as easy as possible for employers to train their staff to the standards required by regularity bodies. and guarantee that courses are up to date, and provide all the technical support required for staff to undertake the courses.