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Provider Corner - Training, Events and Courses

Please see below sections for up and coming events, courses and training.

23rd Feb 2021: CPD for quality monitoring officers - Identifying Best Practices for QMOs

CPD for quality monitoring officers - Identifying Best Practices for QMOs

The Skills for Care Midlands team is delighted to bring you the next meeting in our successful series of successful workshops for quality monitoring/contract officers from across the Midlands area, taking place via Zoom on Tuesday 23 February from 13:30 – 15:00.

This session will concentrate on identifying areas for development and potential solutions. We are delighted to have a speaker from CQC joining us to talk about their process and gathering evidence and we will be looking at new quality toolkits that can support both you and the registered managers in your area.

Places are limited and advance booking is required.


Book your place here.


We look forward to seeing you there.

Skills for Care Midlands team

15th Feb 2021: Oral Health Brief Advice Training for Care Homes 2020 - 2021

Oral Health Brief Advice Training for Care Homes 2020 - 2021

Nottingham Oral Health Promotion Training Courses - Time to talk teeth (Care home managers)

When:           Monday 15th February 2021 10am – 10.30am

Location:      via MS TEAMS

Purpose:       This session aims to highlight the importance of oral health care within a residential care home setting and demonstrate methods to meet the standards outlined in the latest NICE Guidance.

To register:   Use the link on this flyer

Feb 2021: Webinar: learning from local recruitment initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic

Recruiting to the social care workforce is a challenge at any time, but during the COVID-19 pandemic this challenge has been even greater. Skills for Care, the Care Provider Alliance, ADASS and the LGA will be hosting three webinars to showcase some of the innovative solutions that the sector has developed over the past months to attract people from different sectors to consider social care as a long-term career opportunity.  

  • Webinar 1: 02 Feb, 14:00 - 15:00
  • Webinar 2: 04 Feb, 14:00 - 15:00
  • Webinar 3: 05 Feb, 14:00 - 15:00

To register, please email with “local recruitment webinars” in the subject line and state the date of the webinar you’d like to attend.

Dec 2020 to March 2021: New leadership development programme being launched for by the Leadership Academy in partnership with the Personalised Care Group in NHS England and Improvement

A new leadership development programme is being launched by the Leadership Academy in partnership with the Personalised Care Group in NHS England and Improvement. 

The programme includes four free online modules consisting of a blend of online masterclasses, resources and action learning sets. It is a unique opportunity for leaders to equip themselves with the skills and understanding needed for their journey to become a leader of tomorrow, striving for large scale change across the system. 

Themes include co-production, personalised care in a complex system, collaborative leadership for personalised care and leading for equality, wellbeing and inclusion. It is suitable for leaders at all levels within health and social care and beyond, from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds. 

The programme is open access and free to attend. You may attend any or all the sessions, but we suggest you attend the first one as this will give you an overview and framework for understanding everything else.   

Outline of the Programme:  

  • Module 1: Introduction to Leadership in Personalised Care – 25th November 10-11:30 and 3rd December 12-1:30 – hold the date!  
  • Module 2: Personalised Care in a complex system – starts in January 2021  
  • Module 3: Collaborative leadership for Personalised Care – Starts in February 2021  
  • Module 4: Personalising leadership for wellbeing, equality and inclusion – starts in March 2021.    

More information can be found in this flyer, as well as on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

Please share with your colleagues and networks, and register by filling in this form or emailing if you have any questions.  

Restore2 – Deterioration Tool for use with Homecare and Care Home Residents (Ongoing)

To provide support and guidance through COVID-19 and beyond the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCGs have partnered with East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative and Nottinghamshire Alliance Training Hub to support care homes and home care providers that do not currently use a tool for recognising deterioration in residents or service users. This package is for all homes that do not currently use a deterioration tool or would like to know more about RESTORE2.

RESTORE 2 can help you and your staff to spot deterioration from COVID-19 related illness or recognise non-COVID-19 related deterioration and act to decrease avoidable hospital admissions.

RESTORE2 uses three tools (Soft Signs, NEWS2 and SBARD) which when used in unison create a robust process for early identification of the signs of deterioration and appropriate and timely escalating (if required).  For home care RESTORE2Mini may be more appropriate. This focuses on Soft Signs and SBARD only.

The lead trainer for RESTORE2 across Nottinghamshire, Michele Tuttle, works for the Nottinghamshire Alliance Training Hub and is able to deliver training RESTORE2. During the current climate this is being delivered virtually via MS Teams or Zoom.

Michele can be contacted via email at or on 07554 779715 for further information.

Online Course - Foundations in Dementia (Ongoing)

Foundations in Dementia is a free online course suitable for health and social care professionals, students and the family members or carers of people with Dementia. With access to engaging resources and the opportunity to share ideas with others over a six-week period, this training is designed to provide knowledge and skills regarding the care of people with Dementia and will cover the following topics:

  • Week 1 - Inside the brain
  • Week 2 - Assessment and treatment
  • Week 3 - Law and ethics
  • Week 4 - Communication skills
  • Week 5 - Family and Friends
  • Week 6 - Living well with Dementia and end of life care

SCIE Virtual Courses for Social Care (Ongoing)

SCIE's website has a collection of virtual training including:

  • Safeguarding adults webinar series
  • Mental Capacity Act webinar series
  • Infection control e-learning
  • Dementia awareness e-learning

To find out more please visit their website at:

Autism E-Learning PowerPoint Training (Ongoing)

The Autism e-learning course is designed for anyone whose job may bring them into day to day contact with people with Autism including practitioners working for Local Authorities, Health, Housing, District Councils, Police and Education Services. It is also for members of the public who may find it interesting and useful as a resource.

The course aims: To cover the ‘basic awareness’ level of skills and knowledge as described in the Autism Skills and Knowledge list produced by Skills for Health, Skills for Care.

 These are:

  • Understand what autism is and how it might affect the individual’s social interaction, communication and imagination
  • Understand how having autism can impact on mental health
  • Be able to identify adults who may be on the autism spectrum
  • Understand different ways of supporting, interacting and communicating with autistic people
  • Reflect on your own working practices and the client population you support.

To find out further information and to access the training please click here.

Certification of Training in Restrictive Practices (Ongoing)

As part of the NHS England national improvement programme to reduce restrictive practices, the Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) was commissioned to develop standards for training for the prevention and use of restrictive interventions.

The Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) is an independent body that brings together government departments, professional bodies, people with lived experience, practitioners and academics. It is a coalition of the willing who are passionate about restraint reduction and human rights.

The Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards (2019) aim to facilitate culture change, not just technical competence. The Standards are designed to:

  • protect people’s fundamental human rights and promote person centred, best interest and therapeutic approaches to supporting people when they are distressed;
  • improve the quality of life of those being restrained and those supporting them;
  • reduce reliance on restrictive practices by promoting positive culture and practice that focuses on prevention, de-escalation and reflective practice;
  • increase understanding of the root causes of behaviour and recognition that many behaviours are the result of distress due to unmet needs;
  • where required, focus on the safest and most dignified use of restrictive interventions including physical restraint.

The RRN Training Standards were published in April 2019 and are available on the RRN website. These standards provide a national benchmark for training in restrictive practices and have been endorsed by a number of professional bodies, charities and arm’s length bodies.

For further information please download the Restraint Reduction Network documents in the downloads section on this webpage.

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