Rochdale Training has secured a training budget to support health and social care employers to train the workforce, with no costs to the employer. The fund is available for those who are employed and live in Greater Manchester.

We have lots of flexibility for learners to mix and match units, which include levels 2 to 4. They are short size courses that can be delivered over 4-6 weeks (2 hours per week). It also includes the assessor award and training for team leaders/managers. 

The training can be delivered at Rochdale Training or your site.

Full training summary below/attached

Register interest by 31st January.

Course Title

Course Description

Support Diabetes

To provide learners with the knowledge to be able to understand diabetes and the effects on individuals. Learners will learn how individuals can reduce the risk factors for diabetes and the treatments that are available. They will learn about the tests for diabetes and how to respond to emergencies such as hypoglaecemia and hypoglaecemia including safe working practice including the legal aspects of health and safety and use of PPE.  They will learn about intercurrent illnesses and possible complications of diabetes.

Cause and Spread of Infection

This unit is to enable the learner to understand the causes of infection, and common illnesses that may result, including sepsis. To understand the difference between both infection and colonisation and pathogenic and non-pathogenic organisms, the areas of infection and the types caused by different organisms

Mental Health Problems

This unit will provide the learner with knowledge of the main forms of mental ill health according to the psychiatric classification system. They will learn about the different models of mental ill health. It will also focus on the way mental illness affects individuals and their social network.

Process and exp of dementia

This unit provides the knowledge of the neurology of dementia to support the understanding of how individuals may experience dementia. Learners will gain knowledge of how needs and abilities fluctuate and how to record symptoms. They will gain knowledge of the impact of dementia on individuals and families or others and a range of techniques to help support individuals.

Pressure  care

This unit covers providing care to maintain healthy skin and prevent skin breakdown by undertaking pressure area care in accordance with an individual’s care plan and risk assessment. Learners will gain knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the skin in relation to pressure care and the tools and equipment available.

Promote Continence

This will provide the learner with the knowledge and skills needed to support individuals to manage continence. It covers the factors affecting continence, the management of continence and the use of continence equipment.

SMART targets and PD

The course will provide learners with the knowledge of how to set SMART targets in relation to their own and others' personal and professional development. It will focus on the setting of targets, reviewing and adapting targets as time progresses to ensure targets are always relevant. There will also be learning on reflective practice and lifelong learning.

Promote Equality & Inclusion

Learners will gain a working knowledge of the Equality Act 2010 and the key terms including equality, diversity, inclusion and discrimination. They will learn how to promote inclusion and how to challenge discrimination in a way that promotes change; this will include a range of e learning also using the ETF modules to cover E&D in practical situations. 

Team Leaders & Managers

Advanced knowledge of Person-Centred Care - management

Learners will gain knowledge of the principles and values of person-centred outcome-based practice and ways in which these interlink to support positive change. They will learn about ways active participation contributes to wellbeing, relationships and achievement of outcomes for individuals and methods of management to ensure choice and control for individuals.

Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment

This award is for those who assess in the work environment, using the assessment methods for learners’ work activities, e.g., observation of performance in the work environment, examining of products of work, questioning the learner, discussing with the learner, use of others (witness testimony), looking at the learner statements and recognising prior learning.

Pre-Level 5 training

Learners will gain a working knowledge of level 4 skills to enable them to successfully progress to level 5.  Skills within this programme will include Academic writing styles, research and critical thinking, assignment writing and question answering, advanced knowledge of nursing duties and responsibilities and advanced knowledge of person-centred care.