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Free Training Opportunities for Birmingham Care Home Staff

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Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) Care Home Training Academy.

  • For non-registered healthcare professionals, team leaders and managers working in Birmingham’s care homes.
  • Open to new Birmingham care home staff looking to develop their skills.
  • Open to experienced Birmingham care home staff looking for some refresher training.
  • Can be booked by individual staff or by homes as part of their professional development programmes.

The BCHC Care Home Training Academy offers regular courses and training to suit everyone working in a Birmingham Care Home, to provide you with the necessary skills, confidence, and information to care for your residents.

The Academy offers two distinct programmes from which Birmingham Care Home staff can choose:

Clinical Skills Core Competency

A course that has been designed to provide care homes with a training and competency framework. The training will provide you with the skills to complete general healthcare tasks and supply you with a framework to guide and record your competency. It is a self-contained 3 day training programme that aims to train, help and support healthcare professionals who wish to improve their practice in Birmingham care homes.

Project Echo

An online course for healthcare professionals who wish to improve their practice in Birmingham care homes. The course is divided into a series of self-contained, one day training sessions from which you can choose to do any or all. Modules include:

    • Advance care planning
    • Catheter management
    • Dementia care
    • Diabetes management
    • End of life and palliative care
    • Falls prevention/management
    • Hydration and nutrition
    • Identifying a deteriorating resident
    • Mental capacity
    • Staff and resident wellbeing
    • Tissue viability
    • ...and more.

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Please note that to register for this training, you must be currently working at a Birmingham care home.