All new employees undertake a comprehensive phased induction, including 'Welcome Week'. Based over two weeks, this covers 6.5 full days training for a new worker to health & social care. This is set against Care Certificate standards, plus local guidance, shadow shifts and mentoring designed to help newcomers settle into their new roles with knowledge and confidence.
Examples of content include 'Introduction to care sector', 'Health & Safety', 'intervention medication', 'supporting additional needs', and 'skills and techniques to support risk behaviour'.
Please see our Welcome Week training pathway!
Ongoing training and development:
Staff are expected to undertake mandatory training each year to update, refresh and continue to develop their knowledge and skills. These are provided through a combination of accredited in-house trainers and clinical staff, plus specialist external professionals and flexible learning.
Currently, we offer externally accredited training courses on-site, including:
- Emergency first aid at work
- Safeguarding adults/children
- Managing Actual and Potential Aggression (MAPA)
- Moving and handling
- Infection prevention and control
- Health and safety
- Fire safety
- Fire marshal
Additional tailored in-house training includes:
- Medication management
- Epilepsy awareness
- Mental Capacity Act & DoLS (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards)
- Food hygiene
- Midas mini bus safety
We also offer workplace shadowing, and mentoring support.
Staff are encouraged and supported to achieve all qualifications that are identified as essential or desirable for their role.
We are accredited to offer staff a range of nationally recognised RQF qualifications (awards, certificates and diplomas) from Level 2 to Level 5 and covering:
- Health & Social Care (Adult and Domiciliary Care)
- Residential Child Care
- Specialist Support of Teaching and Learning in Schools
- Assessor awards
We are an accredited Investor in People employer.
Every member of staff has their own personal development plan. Individuals are supported to attend study days and conferences and to apply new learning back at work, which also assists in vocational development and maintaining professional accreditation where relevant.
St Elizabeth’s offer training in Leadership skills and support towards career development.
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