What we do....
Demands on health and social care staff are increasing year on year, both in terms of time and knowledge. The level of expertise that we now expect from carers far exceeds what was deemed to be acceptable only a few years ago. Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors are increasingly becoming more stringent when inspecting care services. Thus the appropriate level of carer education and training is a high priority for care service providers.
Guardian Training provide training courses across a broad range of subjects that meet and exceed the minimum standards expected of care and support workers. The courses that we provide have learning outcomes that can be mapped to the standards required for completion of The Care Certificate, helping to make the assessment of training needs and planning of appropriate courses that little bit more straightforward. (You can download a Care Standards Certificate mapping document which maps Guardian Training courses to each of the 15 Care Certificate Standards, on our download page here).
We can offer either instructor led onsite training for the whole team, or alternatively, the distance learning option allows staff to complete the course in their own time without having to wait for a place on a scheduled course. The Guardian Training onsite and distance learning courses both contain the same level and quality of information.
However, there are some courses that are not suitable for staff to complete via the distance learning option. Neither first aid (or basic life support as is it commonly now called) nor moving and handling are able to be effectively taught using the distance learning format. Competence in these areas is highly dependent upon practical skills and applications, and we are not able to assess the competence of the candidate in the practical areas of these courses via distance learning. Hence we only deliver these courses onsite.
"Knowledge without practice is useless; practice without knowledge is dangerous."