In light of continuing Government advice regarding the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) and social distancing, the majority of our face to face courses remain cancelled. Alternatively, we are pleased to offer an increasing range of online and virtual courses. Please see individual courses for details.

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Code: ASC/20/633 Basic First Aid (specific with no practical element) – certificate valid for one year - Covid19 Interim Training Programme

IMPORTANT: THIS TRAINING IS PART OF THE FAST-TRACK DISTANCE LEARNING DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS AND IS SUITABLE FOR NEW AND EXISTNG STAFF.

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT NEW STAFF ATTEND FACE TO FACE TRAINING WHEN AVAILABLE.

  • You will be sent a First Aid manual and workbook 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
  •  Workbooks are not to be shared between colleagues; each person who wishes to complete this training MUST book their own place on it. Workbooks returned to the trainer by delegates who have not booked a place will NOT be marked
  • After reading the First Aid manual, please complete the workbook and return it (via an email with answers typed or completed in PDF, saved and returned) for marking to ann.holland@eastsussex.gov.uk by no later than the Thursday after you receive the manual.
  • Please don’t hesitate to email Ann with any questions about Basic First Aid.
  • Ann will mark and return your workbook.
  • 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.


This is a distance learning course which does not involve attendance at a training venue or a virtual meeting. You will be sent a First Aid manual and workbook via email closer to the date of the course. Delegates should therefore ignore any map or venue information or map.

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1 28 September 2020 09:00 - 17:30 Distance Learning Map

Code: ESC/20/662 First Aid at Work Recertification

This 2 day course will re-qualify you as a First Aider in the workplace. The course is for those who wish to renew their First Aid at Work qualification. First aiders should attend the training up to 3 months before the expiry date of their certificate or within 28 days of the expiry date.
 
 
The Health and Safety Executive have extended all First Aid certificates that were due for expiry from 21st March 2020 to 30th September. We should point out that no further extensions are expected, so if you do not requalify before 30th September, you will need to take the full 3 day First Aid course to requalify as a First Aider. 
 
It is essential that you read, understand, and comply with the Covid19 instructions provided by Freedom Leisure - see Additional Information (below)
 
And please click this link for directions to Uckfield Civic Centre   and there are ample car parks in the area. Luxford Fields appears to be among the best options.
 
 
 

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1 28 September 2020 09:00 - 17:00 Uckfield Civic Centre Map
2 29 September 2020 09:00 - 17:00 Uckfield Civic Centre Map

Code: ESC/20/640 Managing Stress Through Crises and Beyond (EVENT FULL)

Please note - this is a "remote" session, and if applying, you should note the additional information in “full details” regarding joining the session.

The world is in a time of massive upheaval; with so much outside of our control, stress appears to have grown exponentially. Constant adaptation and uncertainty is challenging our sense of self and ability to cope.

This concise one day course will provide time to reflect on the impact of recent events and gain insight into how to respond, recover and thrive beyond crises.

The trainer is an experienced psychotherapist, de-briefer and coach.

Due to the participatory nature of the course, the maximum number of participants is 10.

 

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1 28 September 2020 10:00 - 15:00 Remote Corporate Training Map

Code: ESC/20/236 Managing Your Stress Effectively (Cancelled)

This workshop aims to give participants a better understanding of the effects of stress; physically, emotionally and behaviourally. It also looks at
your awareness of your own stress symptoms, identifying what aspects can be changed, and assists you in building on your personal coping strategies.

 

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1 28 September 2020 09:30 - 16:30 East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary's House) Map

Code: ASC/20/655 Moving and Handling of People and Objects for Care Support Workers, Volunteers and PAs - Foundation Level Part 2 (practical face to face session) - Covid19 Interim Training Programme

This is Part 2 of a two-part blended learning training programme to be used to reduce face to face training time in accordance with COVID19 regulations.

Part 1 of the training (a virtual session via Skype or Teams) must be completed prior to attending Part 2, which is a face to face practical.

The Part 2 practical can also be applied for if candidates have attended a live SKYPE version of this course tilted “Moving and Handling of People and Objects for Care Support Workers/Volunteers and PAs - Foundation Level - Covid19 Interim Training Programme”

To adhere to Covid19 regulations this face to face course will be small groups with PPE masks, aprons and gloves provided.

The course is 2.5 hours long and will cover practical elements of:

  • Mobility testing
  • Sit to stand techniques
  • Assisting from chair to chair
  • Assisting in and out of bed, including the use of bed levers, bed pulls, non-slip slide sheets, leg lifters, utilising the profiling mattress
  • Walking aids
  • Assisting to walk techniques
  • Handling belts
  • Assisting clients on steps and stairs
  • Sliding boards
  • Turning aids
  • Dressing aids
  • Wheelchairs, including placing a wheelchair into a car

 

For the practical element participants attending should be fit, dressed appropriately and able to fully participate. Footwear should be flat/ low heel and closed in toes. No flipflops. Candidates will need to wear PPE.

NB. please note there is no access to any drinks or refreshments, so candidates will need to bring their own with them.

The course does not cover clients with restricted mobility, i.e who need hoisting or spend longer periods in bed. This is covered in an additional 2-part blended learning session. The 2-part foundation course must be completed before the restricted mobility course is undertaken.

During Covid19 restrictions these 2 courses replace the:

  • Moving and handling of objects ½ day
  • Moving and handling of people foundation level full day
  • Moving and handling advanced level, hoisting ½ day

 

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1 28 September 2020 09:30 - 12:00 Firwood House FIRS Map

Code: ASC/20/679 Moving and Handling of People with Restricted Mobility for Care Givers. Part 2 (face to face practical training). Covid 19 Interim Training Programme (Cancelled)

This is part 2 of a two part blended learning training programme to be used to reduce face to face training time in accordance with COVID 19 regulations.

Part 1 of the training must be completed prior to attending Part 2 which is a face to face practical.

The part 2 practical can be applied for if candidates have attended a live SKYPE version of this course tilted “Moving and Handling of People with restricted mobility (e.g hoists and slide sheets) for Care Support Workers/Volunteers and PAs - Covid19 Interim Training Programme”.

To adhere to Covid19 regulations this face to face course will be small groups with PPE masks, aprons and gloves provided.

The course is 2.5 hours long and will cover practical elements of: 

LOLER check requirements of carers
Caring for and assisting clients with restricted mobility
Choosing and fitting slings, in bed and in a seated position, with and without slide sheets.
Hoisting clients from the bed and from a seated position
Safe use of slide sheets to reposition clients
In situ slide sheets, techniques and applications
The use of stand aids.
Moving and handling plans
Using dressing aids for a client in bed

For the practical element participants attending should be fit, dressed appropriately and able to fully participate. Footwear should be flat/ low heel and closed in toes. No flipflops. Candidates will need to wear PPE.

NB please note there is no access to any drinks or refreshments, so candidates will need to bring their own with them.

During Covid19 restrictions This 2 part blended learning courses replaces the Moving and Handling Advanced Level, Hoisting ½ day.

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1 28 September 2020 13:30 - 16:00 Firwood House FIRS Map

Code: ASC/20/621 Assisting Clients with Swallowing Difficulties – Covid19 Interim Training Programme (EVENT FULL)

IMPORTANT: THIS TRAINING IS PART OF THE COVID19 INTERIM TRAINING PROGRAMME AND IS SUITABLE FOR NEW AND EXISTNG STAFF.

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT NEW STAFF ATTEND FACE TO FACE TRAINING WHEN AVAILABLE.
You will be sent links to resources and a workbook 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
Workbooks are not to be shared between colleagues; each person who wishes to complete this training MUST book their own place on it. Workbooks returned to the trainer by delegates who have not booked a place will NOT be marked
After completing the workbook please return it (via an email with answers typed or completed in PDF, saved and returned) for marking to ann.holland@eastsussex.gov.uk by no later than the Friday after you receive the workbook.
Please don’t hesitate to email Ann with any questions about assisting clients with swallowing difficulties.
Ann will mark and return your workbook.
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.

This is a remotely delivered course and delegates should therefore ignore any map or venue information.

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1 29 September 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Distance Learning Map

Code: ESC/20/232 Coaching for Managers - 2 Day Workshop (Cancelled)

This focussed programme aims to develop manager’s knowledge, skills and confidence to enable them to fully integrate a coaching approach into the daily management of staff and projects in order to operate effectively, promote a culture of empowerment and engagement and to support creativity in a challenging business environment.
 
A coaching approach is increasingly well evidenced across the business community and public sector as an appropriate and successful leadership style, creating a ‘win-win’ effect, where staff are motivated and engaged, and work can be successfully devolved, freeing up valuable management time and resources.
 

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1 15 September 2020 09:30 - 16:30 East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary's House) Map
2 29 September 2020 09:30 - 16:30 East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary's House) Map

Code: ESC/20/635 Coaching for Managers - remotely delivered

This focussed programme aims to develop manager’s knowledge, skills and confidence to enable them to fully integrate a coaching approach into the daily management of staff and projects in order to operate effectively, promote a culture of empowerment and engagement and to support creativity in a challenging business environment.
 
A coaching approach is increasingly well evidenced across the business community and public sector as an appropriate and successful leadership style, creating a ‘win-win’ effect, where staff are motivated and engaged, and work can be successfully devolved, freeing up valuable management time and resources.
 
This course will be remotely delivered via MS Teams, over 3 x half Day sessions. Please see Additional Information below for fuller timings.
 

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1 15 September 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Remote Corporate Training Map
2 16 September 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Remote Corporate Training Map
3 29 September 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Remote Corporate Training Map

Code: LSC645 ESSCP : Child Criminal Exploitation and Child Sexual Exploitation - Working with Young People at Risk (Virtual) (EVENT FULL)

The course will enable participants to work directly with children and young people who are experiencing or are at risk of criminal and/or sexual exploitation.

We will also look at how the community, professionals and children and young people themselves often respond differently to boys when it comes to child sexual exploitation and what we can do about this.

This FREE, live and interactive course will be delivered using Zoom. Please see "Additional Information" for Joining Instructions.

Prior to attending the course there is a survey you need to complete, information on this will be sent with your confirmation email.

Important note: It is essential that you have undertaken the Safeguarding Children (or an equivalent Safeguarding/ Child Protection Awareness course within your own organisation, and Child Sexual Exploitation e-learning courses prior to coming on this course, see additional information under full details), or you may be turned away.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 September 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Virtual Classroom Map