As members of staff within our in-house Social Care Services we have core skills training which supports you in becoming a safe practitioner in social care and links to the requirements and expectations of our regulatory bodies (where appropriate). There are a number of mandatory training courses which you are required to attend and we will support you to complete the training as soon as possible.  

This core mandatory training is to be completed within the first year of employment. Training will include both face to face training and online courses.

Before you start the pathway please view an Introduction from your Adults Leadership Team.
Note: this is not an exhaustive list and may not include any additional service specific training that may be required 
 
ActivityDeliveryDescription G4 G6 G8 G10 G12 Refresher
In-House Induction In-House Each service will have an in-house induction. Tick Tick Tick      
WSSC Corporate Induction
(All Staff)
E-Learning Various modules for all new staff at West Sussex County Council (WSCC) and will introduce you to who we are, what we do and how you and your role fits into the 'great scheme of things'. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Induction Workshop for new staff 2 hour Webinar The aim is to provide an induction into West Sussex County Council; the organisation’s culture, values, processes and procedures and the way that you can work effectively within them. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick

Care Certificate

If new to care or working in a different setting

Workbooks
and in-workplace training

This half day workshop is for those working in residential, day care or domiciliary adult social care and seeks to provide you with an introduction to the Care Certificate before you move on to completing the fifteen standards of the Care Certificate itself. Tick Tick Tick    
Care Act - Information and Advice E-Learning
This module is for all staff and partners working in health and social care. It will give you an overall awareness of the duty the Care Act 2014 places on local authorities regarding information and advice. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Child Protection Awareness Webinar with pre-session work For all staff who have infrequent or irregular contact with children, young people, parents or carers who may become aware of possible child abuse or neglect. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
COSHH 
(Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Awareness
E-Learning
(20 minutes)
The aim of this course is to raise awareness of hazardous substances in the workplace and how they should be controlled.  Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
3 years
Emergency First aid at Work 1 day course This one day course is for staff working with adults in Adult Care Provider Services or West Sussex County Council employees in either Adult or Children services who work with adults. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
3 years
First Aid at Work 3 day course  The aim of this course is to provide you with the knowledge and practical skills required to meet first aid requirements in the workplace in line with Health and Safety (First Aid) legislation. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
3 years

First Aid Requalification 2 day course The aim of this course is to update the knowledge and practical skills required to meet first aid requirements in the workplace in line with Health and Safety (first aid) legislation. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
3 years
Diversity and Inclusion E-Learning The aim of this video is to give you an understanding of how the Equality Act legally protects people from harassment, victimisation and discrimination in the workplace and in wider society on the grounds of certain protected characteristics. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Fire Safety - An Introduction 1/2 day workshop This interactive, half-day workshop is for all Care Establishment staff and will provide you with an understanding of fire, how it starts and spreads, and the most effective ways of extinguishing different types of fire. It will look at your role and responsibilities in the event of a fire. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
2 years
Fire Marshall 1/2 day workshop The aim of this course is to present an insight into fire regulations and general fire precautions. It aims to provide you with the knowledge to become a fire marshal and follow the policy and procedures. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Food Allergy E-Learning The aim of this module is to explore food allergens and the consequences of food allergy on the human body. Tick Tick Tick Tick
3 years
Food Hygiene Level 2 1 day course The aim of the course is to give you an in depth knowledge into food safety and how to implement this knowledge into the workplace. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
3 years
Infection Prevention and Control E-Learning The aim of this course is to provide an overview on the causes of infection, how infection may spread and how to prevent or reduce the risk of infection to others. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
2 years
Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act E-Learning Or Webinar This module is to provide you with an introduction to The Mental Capacity Act and how you must use it in caring for the people you support. . Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Lone Working for Employee E-Learning The aim of the course is to give you an insight into the risks associated with lone working and point out control measures and practical safety tips to minimise these risks. Tick Tick Tick    
Lone Working for Managers E-Learning The aim of the course is to raise the awareness of Managers of their responsibilities and assist them in identifying and managing the risks.       Tick Tick  
Manual Handling Interactive E-Learning
            
This course covers the essentials of manual handling in the workplace. You will also work through a manual handling process to help you understand a method in which you manually handle a load based on a few key points. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
2 years
Medication General Awareness E-Learning The aim of this module is to enable you to gain an understanding of the safe handling of medicines and your responsibilities required to provide general support with medication. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
2 years
Medication Administration Webinar with pre-session work This blended learning is for staff who are responsible for Administering Medication to people living in their own homes, Residential homes and Day centres. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Annually 
Mosaic E-Learning Various modules. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Moving & Handling of people for WSCC Adult Day Centre Staff Workshop To demonstrate and practice current moving and handling techniques to support you when moving and handling customers. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
2 years
Safeguarding Adults - Basic Awareness E-Learning It will increase your knowledge and understanding of; what is meant by safeguarding adults, the three key test, your responsibilities and when and how to raise a referral. Tick Tick      
Annually
Safeguarding Adults Enquiries Training for Provider Services Webinar The aim of the course is to support you to carry out or contribute to enquiries in line with the principles of ‘Making Safeguarding Personal’, supporting individuals to recognise and achieve their personal outcome wherever possible..     Tick Tick Tick

Display Screen Equipment E-Learning For anyone who uses Display Screen Equipment as part of their role. It will provide you with a basic introduction about how to set up your workstation and the surrounding environment so that you can work comfortably and reduce the risks of physical stress and injury.  Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Annually
An Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act E-Learning
(45 Minutes)
This online learning module is for anyone working within Health and Social Care, who are caring and supporting people over the age of 16 in England and Wales. It will assist you in learning how to support people to make decisions, aid you in identifying when a mental capacity assessment is required and how to carry one out appropriately.  Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Supporting Positive Behaviour in People with Learning Disabilities  1 day workshop The aim of this workshop is to promote a ‘whole approach’ to support provided for individuals whose behaviour is challenging.To promote good practice which is safe, complies with legal guidance and organisational policy. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick

Nutrition, Hydration and using the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) 1/2 day workshop The workshop will look at ways that you can support the person using the service, to prevent malnutrition and dehydration from occurring. This will include exploring the types of food that can benefit a person’s wellbeing and improve their general health. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Case recording and reporting 1/2 day course The aim of the course is to examine the framework of recording, identifying key principles and reflecting core values that social care staff need to consider. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Moving & Handling of People - Covid-19 Legislation E-Learning This module will provide you with information on practical moving and handling techniques when working with customers. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Stop Look Care Booklet and Video  The Stop Look Care booklet has been designed to support Care Workers / Carers who working across Health and Social Care. It will support Care Workers / Carers to feel confident that they have reached the right level to provide the care they are giving. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Kitchen & Catering Supervisors Training in Social Care 1 day course  The aim of this course is to provide Cooks and Supervisors of catering staff in social care with the knowledge and skills to complete the legal and business required documentation.
You will gain a clear understanding of what is required of you in terms of recording information and ensuring staff deliver the service in line with these needs.
           
Anaphylaxis and its Treatment by EpiPen  Webinar The aim of this course is to provide an awareness of the signs, symptoms and management of anaphylaxis and how to use an EpiPen or similar. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Epilepsy Advanced: Administering Medication - Adults and Children Webinar The aim of this course is to provide you with a greater awareness of epilepsy and the process and procedure in providing the medication needed when an adult or child experiences an epileptic seizure. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Person Centred Practice for Adults 2 day course The aim of this course is to assist you in developing your capability to use a range of person-centred tools and approaches so that people using services feel happier and safer Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Bladder and Bowel – Promoting Continence E-Learning This module will show you how to provide good, safe, person centred continence care to people living in a range of settings.  It will explore proactive ways to support people with continence care needs including those that may have a catheter. It also promotes good hydration, good diet, and the importance of recording of information. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Supporting Someone with their Personal Care E-Learning This module will provide you with information and video guides on how to carry out personal care, in order to make it a positive experience, promoting dignity and privacy Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Secrets of Self Harm 1 day workshop The aim of this workshop is to help people respond positively to those individuals who self harm and offer way to help minimise the harm. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Preventing Radicalisation and Violent Extremism Webinar The aim of this webinar is to raise your understanding of the Prevent Agenda, which helps to stop people becoming involved in or supporting violent extremism or terrorism. The training will also provide local context regarding risks and threats in Sussex and highlight sources of support, such as the Channel programme. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Modern Slavery Basic Awareness Webinar Webinar The aim of this webinar is to support you in gaining a basic knowledge of what Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking is and how to recognise and report it. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Unconscious Bias E-Learning The aim of this module is to give you a better understanding of Unconscious Bias. Tick Tick Tick      
Unconscious Bias for Managers Webinar You will explore how unconscious bias can impact on your decision making, behaviours and working relationships. You will have an opportunity to consider how to question and challenge your unconscious biases so that you can promote an inclusive and equitable workplace and provide customer centred service delivery       Tick Tick  
Diabetes Awareness E-Learning The aim of this module is to provide you with an overview of Diabetes, what it is like to live with it and how to approach supporting an individual who has it. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Epilepsy Awareness E-Learning The aim of this module is to provide you with an overview and awareness of the types, causes, triggers, treatment, and the impact of Epilepsy.  Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Introduction to Autism E-Learning  The aim of this course is to provide you with an introduction to the topic of Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Autism – Intermediate 1 1 day webinar  The aim of this course is to enable you to gain a better understanding of the Autism Spectrum and to use this knowledge to identify practical strategies that you can use when supporting individual's with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Autism – Intermediate 2 1 day webinar The aim of this course is to enable you to build on the knowledge and skills you gained on 'Autism - Intermediate 1' and to use this knowledge to identify practical strategies that you can use when supporting individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Understanding Autism: Exploring Sensory Awareness 1 day course The aim of this course is to explore the impact of sensory processing difficulties on people with autism spectrum disorders and offers a method of assessing for sensory differences, including the design of an individual sensory profile. The course will then determine how the assessment results can be used to plan environments, teaching strategies and communication plans for each individual. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Makaton Foundation - Adults and Children's 2 day course  The aim of this course is to develop an appreciation of the theory and practice around the use of Makaton in basic everyday communication. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Parkinson’s Awareness 1/2 day course  The aim of this course is to deliver an overview of Parkinson's, the symptoms, the side effects of medication and to dispel any myths as well as an understanding of the needs of people living with Parkinson's. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Stroke Awareness - An Introduction 1/2 day workshop The aim of this workshop is to provide a basic knowledge of the signs, symptoms, treatment and impact of a stroke. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Visual Awareness Workshop 1/2 day workshop  The aim of this workshop is to enable you to develop your knowledge and practice with customers who have a visual impairment and to recognise the impact of visual loss on independence for individuals and their family/support providers. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Acquired Brain Injury Awareness 1 day webinar The aim of this course is to provide a basic overview of the causes and effects of an acquired brain injury. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Working with People that Self Neglect Webinar  The aim of this webinar is to support professionals to work with individuals (predominantly living in the community) that may be at risk of severe self-neglect. Ensuring that individuals who are neglecting themselves are empowered as far as possible to understand the implications of their actions; building a multi-agency understanding of the issues involved and ensuring agencies and organisations adhere to the key principles of empowerment, protection, prevention, proportionality, partnership and accountability. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Facilitation Skills Webinar The aim of this course is to provide the skills and knowledge required to effectively facilitate sessions. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Influence and Persuasion Webinar  The aim of this session is to explore current ideas and theories of how to influence and persuade others and develop your skills so you can apply them in your work practice. Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Speaking and Listening E-Learning The aim of this course is to improve your speaking and listening skills by demonstrating effective and poor communication practices.  Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Presentation Skills Webinar The aim of this session is to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to conduct an effective presentation.  Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick  
Strengths based Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused principles and skills Webinar The aim of this webinar is to introduce you to Motivational Interviewing, a collaborative conversation style used for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change, and for strengthening a person’s own motivation and commitment to change.     Tick Tick Tick  
Effective Supervision in Adult Services Webinar The aim of this webinar is to assist you to establish sound and effective supervision practices that facilitates effective working practice, on-going professional development and increased employee engagement.     Tick Tick Tick  
Introduction to Coaching Webinar The aim of this workshop is to foster an appreciation of coaching and help you develop the skills used in coaching techniques that can be effectively applied in your day to day role.     Tick Tick Tick  
Coaching for Performance (VCLP) 3 day course  The aim of this programme is to foster an appreciation of coaching and develop skills in coaching techniques that can be effectively used in your role as a manager.       Tick Tick  
Introduction to the Values Centred Leadership Programme Webinar The aim of the webinar is to assist you in developing an awareness of the Being a Manager and Leader (BAMAL) framework. In addition, the webinar will explore the importance of feedback and its role in enabling you to reflect on and learn about your leadership approach. It will cover the process of carrying out a 360 degree feedback review in partnership with other managers and provide you with the tools to carry out stakeholder interviews, provide feedback and plan your own leadership development.       Tick Tick  
Personal Resilience (VCLP) Webinar The webinar will enable participants to respond positively to the pressures and demands of modern working life and to help them identify opportunities to thrive and support others.       Tick Tick  
Crucial Conversations (VCLP) Webinar The aim of this webinar is to reinforce that the need to practice and develop these conversations is fundamental when instilling growth, engagement and creativity across WSCC.       Tick Tick  
High Performing Teams (VCLP) Webinar The aim of this webinar is to help you discover the building blocks for a high performing team and how to unlock your team’s full potential. Leaders of high performing teams understand the power of the collective versus the individual and how to align and commit team members to a common purpose to produce outstanding results.       Tick Tick  
Collaborative Working (VCLP) Webinar The aim of this webinar is to look at why collaboration is so important and develop awareness and skills to reap the benefits of collaborative working.       Tick Tick  
Recruitment and Interview Training Webinar This training will develop your skills and knowledge required to recruit new staff.     Tick Tick Tick  
Performance Management Webinar for Leaders Webinar The aim of the workshop is to familiarise you with the benefits of good performance management and the skills and tools required to have meaningful conversations to support a continuous performance cycle, learning and development.         Tick  

 

 

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