Q Training (Bristol) Ltd specialises in providing a wide range of health and social care courses and qualifications tailored to help you and your team to develop to your potential.
Our courses include the Health and Social Care Diploma at Level 2, 3, 4 and 5. Our wealth of knowledge and experience in training can help you to access funding and assist in developing a training plan for you and your organisation.
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Q Training (Bristol) Ltd launches new increased range of training courses
We have increased our range of half and whole day training courses.
New topics include:
- Basic Life Support (Half day)
- Positive Behavioural Support Awareness (Half day)
- Moving and handling with people (Half day awareness or whole day with practical assessment)
- Medication administration
Full details of these and all our other courses can be viewed by clicking the Courses button from the menu above.
We also offer a range of one-on-one tutor led interactive online training. From prices as low as £8.75 per course our online courses can assist with inducting new staff and updating existing staff. Details of prices and content can be found by clicking the Online Training button from the menu above.
New Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill promises reform of DoLS
The current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) have been strained to breaking point since the "Cheshire West" Supreme Court judgement of 2014, a fact recognised by the Law Commission which reported their recommendations and a draft Bill in March 2017 when it concluded that the current system was "Not fit for purpose." In mid-July 2018 a new Bill was finally introduced in the House of Lords which follows some of the Law Commission's recommendations and replaces DoLS with Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) with the aim of introducing a simpler process and reducing the administrative burden on Local Authorities. Although the reform is long overdue, concerns are being expressed in the House of Lords where the Bill is being examined in detail about whether the new system will provide adequate protection for people who are subject to restrictive care arrangements and there are also worries about a proposal to increase the role of care home managers over cases. Q Training (Bristol) Ltd's MCA/DoLS training will continue to keep pace with the passage of the new Bill when line by line scrutiny resumes in September after Parliament's summer recess. There is a useful article in Community Care online published on 26th July 2018 outlining the differences between the existing arrangements and LPS as it is proposed in the Bill. http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2018/07/26/five-things-need-know-liberty-protection-safeguards/
Q Training (Bristol) Ltd offers MCA/DoLS training. £280 for groups of up to 12 people. Our courses are regularly updated and will incorporate the latest information on the reforms to MCA as they progress. Full details are on our courses page. We also offer an online training course on MCA/DoLS for £8.75 per person: details are on our online training page.
Changes to the Skills for Care Workforce Development Fund for 2018-19
The Workforce Development Fund has changed for 2018/19 due, in part, to the move to the Regulated Qualifications Framework. The changes have been made largely because the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) has been withdrawn to make way for the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). Employers who have learners still working on QCF qualifications may still be able to claim but the process will be different as explained below.
For the year ahead, 2018-19 there are two main changes to bear in mind if you are an employer who has previously claimed WDF funding for learners.
- For all qualifications the evidence required to support claims will be a copy of the learner’s certificate, although for QCF qualifications this will still need to include the full unit breakdown. Unit summary sheets will not be accepted by Skills for Care as evidence in 2018/19.
- Skills for Care will not fund all health and social care RQF qualifications so it is important to check the list of what will be funded before you make a claim. There are still many qualifications that will be funded but it is important that you know which ones and what will be different.
More information is available by clicking on the link below :
Medal for Excellence for Q Training (Bristol) Ltd Learner - Stephanie Thurston
Stephanie Thurston who, when she achieved her Level 3 Diploma was a Senior Support Worker with Chescombe Trust has become Q Training (Bristol) Ltd's latest winner of a City and Guilds Medal for Excellence and was presented with her Medal and her certificate at a celebration held at Chescombe Lodge on 29th March 2016. Stephanie was awarded her Medal to recognise the quality of the evidence she gathered for her diploma, the attention to detail she gives to her work and her commitment to the people she supports. Stephanie was also one of three learners shortlisted for FE Learner of the Year at the City and Guilds Lions Awards later in July 2016. The high quality of teaching and assessment by Q Training (Bristol) Ltd was also acknowledged with a special certificate by City and Guilds.
In 2015, Jacqui Harrison (pictured right) of Milestones Trust won a Medal of Excellence for her outstanding portfolio of evidence for the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care. Jacqui's evidence showed evidence of the leadership she gives to the home she manages, the fact that she is never content merely to meet the requirements for the diploma and of her innovative approach to management. She was awarded her medal at a ceremony at the SS Great Britain.
Jacqui's Q Training Assessor, Mary Webb (pictured left) also won a Medal for Excellence recognising the high quality of her teaching and assessing. Mary is a vastly experienced and versatile assessor and teacher but she is also an experienced and committed social care practitioner. She says, " I enjoy supporting people to learn new skills and knowledge and recognise how well they working."
In 2014, Vivian Kamalu of Chescombe Trust and Tina Connolly of Freeways Trust were each awarded City and Guilds Medals for Excellence recognising their outstanding work.
Congratulations to our 2018 learners
Many congratulations to the following for their achievements:
- Patrick Towa, Chescombe Trust, Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma
- Felipe Brauer, Chescombe Trust, Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma
- Jose Sosa Gonzalez, Chescombe Trust, Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma
- Roma Ceccarelli, Osbourne Court, Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care
- Amber Powell, Osbourne Court, Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma
- Lynsey Lumsden, Osbourne Court, Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma
- Sam Blocksidge, Oaklands, Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
- Katharine Harris, Care Futures, Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
- Paul Maidment, Freeways Trust, Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma
- Louise Whybrow, Freeways Trust, Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care
- Brendan Murphy, Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care
- Simon Potter, Cintre, Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care
Leadership for Health and Social Care - A Straightforward Guide to the Diploma
Co-written by Q Training Managing Director, Peter Connors and Siobhan Maclean , this study guide is a highly popular resource used by many other training providers More information at Kirwin Maclean Associates