Our Training

Avant are committed to delivering training that enables our staff to grow and develop and provides the stepping stones needed to develop their role.

All our staff follow Avant’s in depth, accredited and legislative induction training from day one. The training for carers induction lasts for 12 weeks, and at the end of 12 weeks each employee is put through an assessment.

Should the individual require further training they will then carry out additional training modules to ensure that they have reached the 15 standards required, and ensure that these individuals have the same introductory skills, knowledge and behaviours to provide compassionate, safe and high quality care and support that we expect.

Our induction training covers the 15 standards in the Care Certificate and these are:

1. Understand your Role
2. Your personal development
3. Duty of Care
4. Equality and diversity
5. Work in a person centred way
6. Communication
7. Privacy and dignity
8. Fluids and nutrition
9. Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disability
10. Safeguarding adults
11. Safeguarding children
12. Basic Life Support
13. Health & Safety
14. Handling information
15. Infection prevention and control.

Our induction training includes:

Common Induction Standard 1 – Role of the Health and Social Care Worker

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Working in agreed ways
  • Working in partnership
  • Dealing correctly with information

Common Induction Standard 2 – Personal Development

  • Competence in your role
  • Reflecting on practices
  • Evaluating performance
  • Personal development plan
  • Continuous professional development

Common Induction Standard 3 – Communicate Effectively

  • The importance of effective communication
  • Meeting communication needs
  • Overcoming barriers and difficulties
  • Principles and practices of confidentiality

Common Induction Standard 4 – Equality and Inclusion

  • Valuing equality and inclusion
  • Providing inclusion support
  • Accessing advice, information and support

Common Induction Standard 5 – Principles for Implementing Duty of Care

  • Implementing Duty of Care
  • Addressing dilemmas
  • Handling comments and complaints
  • Dealing with unfortunate events

Common Induction Standard 6 – Principles of Safeguarding in Health and Social Care in Adults and Children

  • Identifying the signs of abuse
  • Reducing the likelihood of abuse
  • Responding to suspected or disclosed abuse
  • National and local contexts of protection

Common Induction Standard 7 – Person- Centred Support and Dementia

  • Promoting person-centred values
  • Working in a person-centred way
  • Recognising possible signs of Dementia
  • Supporting active participation
  • Supporting the right to make choices
  • Promoting spiritual and emotional well-being

Common Induction Standard 8 – Health and Safety in an Adult/Children Social Care Setting

  • Health and Safety roles and responsibilities
  • Health and Safety risk assessments
  • Moving and positioning (Manual Handling of People Theory and Practical)
    • Correct procedure for manual handling of people to help avoid back injuries
    • The importance of correct handling of people
    • Damage caused by bad techniques
    • Good handling techniques
    • What the legislation says
    • Success stories
    • Practical use of the Hoist, Sling, Sliding Sheet, Banana Board, transfer belt, etc.
  • Accidents and sudden illness (including basic First Aid)
  • Agreed medication and health care tasks
  • Handling hazardous substances (COSHH)
  • Infection Control
  • Promoting fire safety
  • Security Measures
  • Managing stress
  • Food Safety and Nutrition

Medication Administration – (Level 2 – Prompt Assist and Administer)

  • Understanding medication
  • Medication orders including the common abbreviations used
  • 6 rights of medication
  • Principles of Medication Administration
  • Dealing with refusal and errors
  • Promoting independence

Ongoing each care professional will be given:

  • Refresher training
  • Training in best practice
  • Training in specialist areas relating to the client group they care for
  • Funding for Diplomas in Health and Social Care
  • Field-based training

All other staff involved in the management of care will be given:

  • An Effective Induction Training relating to their job role
  • CIPD Managing Performance training
  • CIPD Management training
  • Training in best practice relating to their job role
  • Supervision and Appraisal training
  • Outcome based Care & Support Planning training
  • Regular refresher training and best practice training

Funding for Diplomas in Leadership and Management Level 5.

Please call us on 0203 8050610 today, or email us at [email protected] for further details on our professional training for carers and care staff.