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Assisting Clients with Swallowing Difficulties Level 1 Part 1 - Covid19 Interim Training Programme (c)

Distance Learning , Online learning
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Adult Social Care Training Mailbox (
Target Audience
Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector
Healthcare and Conditions
Course description

This course will be delivered via Online Recorded Video and you will not be expected to attend a specific venue.

Important: This training is part of the Covid19 interim training programme and is suitable for new and existing staff. It is recommended that new staff attend face to face training when available.

This is part 1 of a two part blended learning training program to be used to reduce face to face training time in accordance with COVID 19 regulations.

This must be completed and the workbook assessed prior to undertaking Part 2 of Level 1 or other levels of training in this topic.
Part 1 of the training can be completed as a standalone course for theory only.

The course takes approximately 1 hour to complete the viewing of the presentation from YouTube and the completion of a workbook.

The workbook will be assessed and returned the following week.

The presentation covers:

• What dysphagia is
• Clients most likely to be diagnosed
• Introduction to the different textures prescribed
• Introduction to the thickeners used
• How to test for correct thicknesses
• Complications if the prescription is not followed correctly.

You will be sent a link to a resource and also a link for the workbook on Microsoft forms via email, so it’s vital that you give us your correct email address if it differs from the one on your East Sussex Learning Portal user account.

Links are not to be shared between colleagues; each person who wishes to complete this training MUST book their own place on it. The Microsoft form must be completed.

Your completed workbook/Microsoft form should be submitted no later than 10 am of the Friday after you receive the course information.
Submissions received after this time will not be marked and your training record will not be updated to show completion of this course. Only the first submission will be looked at. Please do not submit more than once. Ann will assess your submission and send summative feedback.

Your East Sussex Learning Portal user account will be updated to show completion of this training once your workbook has been marked.
Please look out for an email to complete session evaluation. We would appreciate your time in completing this so we can evaluate this temporary process. You will then be able to access your certificate online.

Training objectives

To provide care givers with the knowledge of the condition of dysphagia and the different textures used to minimise further complications.

Learning outcomes

By the end of part 1 of the 2 part blended learning it is anticipated candidates will:

  • Understand the basics of the condition dysphagia

  • Have some knowledge of the at risk conditions

  • Understand the basics of different textures

  • Understand the importance of the correct texture as prescribed.

Additional Information

The certificate is valid for 3 years. 


Start Date
Wednesday 15 June 2022
End Date
Wednesday 15 June 2022
Closing Date
Wednesday 8 June 2022
00:00 - 00:00
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