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.
The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill
The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill is now in its final stages in Parliament before becoming law and once this happens it will have significant implications for care providers.
The Bill would replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) with Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) and was introduced as a much delayed response to the findings of the Law Commission who recognised two years ago that the DoLS system was “in crisis. ” The Law Commission had produced their report in response to local authorities being overwhelmed by DoLS applications following the Cheshire West judgement but the proposed new law contained several departures from the original recommendations which were widely criticised. There were real concerns that home managers would face an increased workload as they would be given a significant role under the new LPS and are also worried that the human rights of individuals affected by new arrangements could be compromised. As a result the Bill has been heavily amended and a date is now awaiting for further consideration of the amendments before it can go forward to receive the Royal Assent.
You can follow the progress of the Bill via https://services.parliament.uk/bills/2017-19/mentalcapacityamendment.html
Q Training (Bristol) Ltd’s courses are an excellent way to consolidate your understanding of Mental Capacity issues and are constantly updated to take account of the latest position with the proposals.
Three books with three different perspectives on dementia
Three very different books illustrate different aspects of either living with dementia or caring for someone with that condition.
Somebody I used to know – Wendy Mitchell, published by Bloomsbury, 2018
Serialised last year as Radio 4’s Book of the Week, Wendy Mitchell’s account of coping with a diagnosis of early onset dementia and of living successfully with it is inspirational and is a powerful and entertaining account of what life can be like for someone with dementia and how life can be challenging but remain fulfilling.
Married to Alzheimer’s. A life Less Ordinary – Steph Booth, published by Penguin 2019
Just published, Married to Alzheimer’s looks at dementia from the perspective of Steph Booth who supported and cared for her husband, the actor Tony Booth who died in 2017. Steph writes honestly about how Alzheimer’s (he refused to call it dementia) impacted on their lives. Steph acknowledges that Tony could be a difficult and rebellious man and that his lifestyle made undertaking and eventually accepting any diagnosis problematic. The difficulties they face together are all too apparent but there is a warmth and humour in the way that she writes about their experience together.
The Memory Detectives – Julia Amos, published by Charlcombe Books, 2018
The Memory Detectives is a short but entertaining book written by Julia Amos whose mother-in law, Jean, lives at Osbourne Court run by one of our customers, Windmill Care Ltd. Although it is a children’s adventure story aimed at encouraging young people to engage with older people with dementia it also provides an excellent illustration for all readers of the value reminiscence and life history work.
Medal for Excellence for Q Training (Bristol) Ltd Learners
Q Training (Bristol) Ltd has an enviable reputation for success in the City and Guilds Medal for Excellence competition. Each year a small number of learners who have achieved a Diploma are selected by City and Guilds for recognition for the quality of their portfolios of evidence. In recent years winners have included
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."
Congratulations to our successful Diploma learners
Many congratulations to the following for their achievements:
- Courtney Hill, Sylwia Homa and Sarah Elvin, all of whom work for Windmill Care Ltd are our first learners to achieve the new City and Guilds RQF Level 2 Diplomas in Care introduced last year
- Rayna Powell, Manor Cottage, Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care.
- Widerie Obispo, Meadowcare, Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care
- Hannah Duffin, Freeways Trust, Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma
- Sophie-Louise Lamb, Freeways Trust , Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma
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