10th December 2020
The continued development of staff within the care industry is essential. By providing regular training you can ensure that your staff are compliant to all current regulations and are equipped to provide the best care possible to patients and service users. Of course, providing training to staff is not that simple. First of all, you will need to identify a high-quality and trusted care training provider.
We talk you through the things you need to look for when appointing a care training provider for your organisation.
You should ensure that the care training provider you select has extensive and up-to-date knowledge of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014: Regulation 18.
Regulation 18 sets out to make sure that organisations deploy enough suitably qualified, competent and experienced staff to enable them to meet all other regulatory requirements of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014. Regulation 18 also states that ‘staff must receive the support, training, professional development, supervision and appraisals that are necessary for them to carry out their role and responsibilities.’
By choosing a care training provider with knowledge and experience of regulation 18, you can help to support your workforce and ensure the Care Quality Commission positively inspects your compliance to Regulation 18 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.
Here at Guardian Angels Training, all of our specialist trainers have experience and extensive knowledge of adherence to regulation 18. Our training courses are completely bespoke ensuring that your organisation receives training unique to the needs of your staff and service users. We also offer competency assessments and consultancy services to help organisations make meaningful changes to their processes and procedures.
Occupational and Training Competency
When choosing a care training provider, you must operate due diligence to ensure their occupational and training competency. As a care provider, you have a responsibility to your service users to ensure your staff's training is up to date and sufficient.
When selecting a training provider, make sure that the course offered covers all of the needs of your organisation and that trainers have occupational experience and extensive knowledge of the subject area.
All of our trainers are highly experienced members of the healthcare team, with expertise in their specialist area of practice. Their healthcare knowledge is up to date and backed by years of experience allowing them to pass on their expertise to your team. Get to know the team!
What evidence does the care training provider hold and/or provide to the care provider to demonstrate the staff's knowledge, understanding and skill? Without this, you cannot be sure that staff have received sufficient training in order to provide the best care to their patients and service users.
On completion of our bespoke training courses, we will provide the necessary competency proformas required to ensure safe and evidence-based clinical practice. This will then allow the Registered Provider to ensure mandatory competency assessments are completed within the workplace by a nominated mentor/supervisor, giving you peace of mind that your staff are fully trained.
Does the care training provider you have chosen have a quality mark/or are they working towards a quality mark, from a reputable skills body such as Skills for Care or Skills for Health? A quality mark means that their training courses are endorsed and will likely be of a high quality.
We are currently going through the extensive and rigorous "Quality Mark" assessment from Skills for Health. Expected to be awarded in January 2021.