Carers Awareness Online Training Course

What is Residential & Nursing Home Care?

Training courses for residential and nursing care home staff are vital to ensure the 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 at HL Online Training 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. HL Online Training provides 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, provided by HL Online Training, is 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 home workers;

  • Key Legislation and National Guidelines
  • Code of Professional Conduct
  • Understanding your Role and Responsibilities
  • Criminal Convictions
  • Fitness to Practice
  • Display Screen Equipment
  • Risk Assessment
  • Waste Management
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Stress Management
  • Data Protection
  • Record Management
  • Care Planning and Record Keeping
  • Handling Violence & Aggression
  • Managing Risk, Minimising Restraint
  • Lone Workers
  • Complaints Handling
  • CSTF Equality, Diversity and Human Rights
  • CSTF Safeguarding Adults Levels 1 & 2
  • CSTF Safeguarding Children Levels 1 & 2
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Learning Disability Awareness
  • Dementia Awareness
  • CSTF Infection Prevention and Control
  • Blood Borne Viruses
  • Exposure Prone Procedures
  • Spillages and Body Fluids
  • Sharps Management
  • Clinical Waste Management
  • Food Safety Awareness Levels 1 & 2
  • CSTF Fire Safety Awareness
  • Medication Management

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 be possible to download and print a certificate after each module has been completed and passed.

HL 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 from HL Online Training 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 HL Online Training makes it as easy as possible for employers to train their staff to the standards required by regularity bodies. HL Online Training guarantee that courses are up to date, and provide all the technical support required for staff to undertake the courses.

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