When working in care, all workers must receive an appropriate level of training to ensure that they are proficient enough for the job at hand. Predominantly, most care staff are trained to care certificate standards, finishing all 12 standards outlined in the care certificate before practising at a care home. You can find out more information about the care certificate here.
At Elite Care, all of our staff are fully trained in-house by our full time trainers to care certificate standards. We train our staff in a classroom-based environment and all of our trainers have thorough industry experience. As well the mandatory care certificate training, we also offer additional development training such as; epilepsy training, stroke awareness and medication administration.
In regards to moving and assisting training, care staff will be taught how to safely and comfortably move a resident from their bed to a chair and back as necessary. Elite Care staff are given full practical training so that we can ensure they are fully competent. Usually, care staff will need to have an update training session every year for moving and assisting which is something that Elite Care take very seriously.
Further to this, carers can also expand upon training and take an NVQ course. This will require some time set aside each week to meet with an assessor and gain another qualification related to care. Elite Care can accommodate for a range of NVQ courses to all staff that would like to participate.
Because our training is done in-house in our classroom, we believe this makes our team of care staff a lot more reliable and competent than those that acquire their certificates through e-learning programmes as we can constantly assess and support them. Further to this, we are able to supply every home that we send our care staff to with profiles for each person with proof of their training dates.