Training courses and online booking

We organise training on various subjects with regards to care for Gwynedd Council workers and agencies that have service level agreements / contracts with the Council.

When booking a place - please ensure that you choose the appropriate language.

List of training courses available:  

Active Support (Awareness) 

Dates:

25/09/2020 Enlli Training Room, Caernarfon

27/01/2021 Enlli Training Room, Caernarfon

Time: 9:30 - 16:30

Where: See dates

Language: Bilingual

Trainer: Andrew Guy 

Target audience: Staff supporting people with learning disabilities 

Aims and objectives:

Active support changes the style of support working with a person rather than doing for.  It promotes independence and supports people to take an active part in their own lives.  In order to provide effective support, staff training is needed on how to present the right type of support.  Knowledge and understanding of the theory of active support and understanding the importance of active support. 

To register for this award fill in our online form

IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

Active Support for Practice Leaders

Dates:

23/10/2020, Deudraeth Training Room, Penrhyndeudraeth

Time: 9:30 - 16:30

Where: See Dates

Language: Bilingual

Trainer: Andrew Guy 

Target audience: Managers and Practice Leaders Only (5 Places Only)

Aims and objectives:

YOU MUST ATTEND THE ONE DAY ACTIVE SUPPORT COURSE BEFORE YOU ATTEND THIS COUSRE

This course will give you tools and practices to use in your workplace to promote and support good active support.

You will be guided on how to coach and mentor your staff in a practical way which enables them to develop their skills in supporting individuals

This course does involve ROLE PLAY

To register for this award fill in our online form

IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

AIM - under 12's Assessment & Intervention Training

Dates: 

  • No date at present

Time: 

Where:

Language: English

Trainer:  

Target audience: Social workers and relevant workers from children's agencies and preventative services. 

 

Aims and objectives:

To facilitate the participants in developing their understanding and confidence in assessments and interventions with children under 12 and their families were the child is displaying sexually problematic or harmful behaviours.

  • To consider definitions of healthy, problematic and harmful sexual behaviours in children.
  • To provide information from research and practice on why younger children may act in a sexual way.
  • To introduce the AIM assessment model for younger children with frameworks for professional decision making, and give participants an opportunity to use them.
  • To provide information on programmes of interventions with children, their families and their networks.
  • To facilitate participants in trying out techniques for working with children and their families.
  • To facilitate participants in linking the course information to their own practice.  

To register for this award fill in our online form

Autism (Awareness) Adults 

Dates:

20/11/2020 Deudraeth Training Room, Penrhyndeudraeth

10/03/2021 Enlli Training Room, Caernarfon

Time: 9:30 - 16:30

Where: See dates

Language: Bilingual

Trainer: Andrew Guy

Target audience: Social workers and related professional workers from children services 

 Aims and objectives:

The course is for those who work with adults on the Autistic spectrum, such as support workers, social workers and anybody else who has close contact.

This course looks at the impact of Autism can have on a person and teach you how to make your practice more proactive.

You will learn the needs of people with Autism and develop strategies to improve learning and quality of life outcomes.

  • Facts about Autism
  • Ethical interventions
  • Case studies
  • Group work
  • Difficulties with sensory processing disorder
  • Communication difficulties   

To register for this award fill in our online form 

Autism (Awareness) Children

Dates:

14/01/2021, Deudraeth Training Room, Penrhyndeudraeth

Time: 9:30 - 16:30

Where: See dates

Language: Bilingual

Trainer: Andrew Guy

Target audience: Social workers and related professional workers from children services

 Aims and objectives:

The course is for those who work with children on the Autistic spectrum, such as support workers, teachers and classroom assistants.

This course looks at the impact of Autism can have on a child and teach you how to make your practice more proactive.

You will learn the needs of children with Autism and develop strategies to improve learning and quality of life outcomes.

  • Facts about Autism
  • Ethical interventions
  • Case studies
  • Group work
  • Difficulties with sensory processing disorder
  • Communication difficulties  

To register for this award fill in our online form.  

Better Conversations

Dates:

28/09/2020,13:30 - 16:30 Deudraeth Training Room, Caernarfon, English

16/10/2020, 13:30 - 16:30 Enlli Training Room, Caernarfon, English

25/11/2020, 13:30 - 16:30 Deudraeth Training Room, Caernarfon, English

Trainer: Elen Vaughan Jones

Target audience: Domicilary Care Staff (Homecare) ONLY

Aims and objectives:

The Social Services and Wellbeing Act (Wales) 2014 expects, allows and encourages us to

Do thing differently and to do different things.

This course will support the conversational skills of staff and build on their insight into important view wishes and feelings of people they support. The course will share some tools with staff to help them to have sensitive skilled conversations focused on what really matters to people.

 To register for this award fill in our online form

IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

Brain Development and the Effects of Poverty, Neglect and Poor Parenting

 

Dates: No date at present

Time: 

Where: 

Language: English

Trainer: Clare Joyce

Target audience: Social workers and related professional workers from children services

 

Aims and objectives:

  • Gain understanding of baby, child and teenage brain development.
  • Understand the impact of poverty, neglect and poor parenting on the developing brain.
  • Understand the impact on practice and be able to compile effective interventions based on child/teenage developmental needs.
  • Consider the impact of external factors – environment, culture, religion, school and media.
  • Know how to build effective communication strategies with children and teenagers. 

To register for this award fill in our online form

Coaching and Mentoring

Dates: No date at present

Time: 9:30 - 16:30

Where: Enlli Training Room, Caernarfon

Language: English

Trainer: Jane Sherman, Potential Works

Target audience: Social Care Managers, Deputies and Senior Care Staff

 Aims and objectives:

To be Inspiring Leader there are skills and attributes you want to develop so you can fulfil your ambition to better understand those who work with you.   

Making a difference in the world begins with making a difference for those nearby,  this training will enable you to better understand your own thought processes, your habitual ways behaving, the ways in which you sometimes sabotage your plans and ambitions as well as why you would do that! This training will help you recognise unhelpful behaviours and replace them with more supportive ones you can practise. 

To register for this award fill in our online form.

IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

Deafness and Communication (Awareness)

Dates:

22/01/2021, Deudraeth Training Room, Penrhyndeudraeth, English

 Time: 09:30 - 12:30 

Trainer: Jackie Claydon

Target audience: 

Aims and objectives:

  • Create a greater awareness of different types of hearing impairment and the effect on individuals.

To register for this award fill in our online form

IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

Dementia Awareness 

Dates: No date at present

Time:  

Where:

Language: 

Trainer: 

Target audience: Care and support staff, housing staff and social workers 

 

Aims and objectives:

The “All About Dementia” awareness course covers the foundation knowledge for anyone involved in dementia care. Focusing on the practical issues of caring for a person with dementia, we look at the ‘retained’ versus the ‘lost’ abilities. Our foundation course is built around best practice with communication being key. Delegates will gain insight into the techniques to use for optimal care compliance. We look at Person Centred Care, and the unique differences between the stages of the dementia journey.

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

Dementia Friends

Dates:

    No Date at Present

Time:

Trainer: Emma Jayne Quaeck - “Dementia Go” Programme Manager  Cyngor Gwynedd

Target audience: An initial  introduction for anyone interested in  learning more about people who live  with Dementia

Aims and objectives: Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition. During the Dementia Friends information session you will learn more about the disease and get a better idea of what it’s like for the person living with dementia and how you can help and support that person. 

 To book a place on this course fill in our online form

IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

Deprivation of Liberty DOLS

Dates: No date at present

Time: 

Where:

Language: 

Trainer: Kevin Griffith

Target audience: Managing Authorities

 

Aims and objectives:

  • To understand what deprivation of liberty is.
  • To be able to identify people whom we support who may be deprived of their liberty.
  • To understand roles and responsibilities.
  • To understand the process of authorising a Dols locally. 

Also:

  • Provide an introduction to the legal framework.
  • How is deprivation likely to occur and in what circumstances /settings.
  • How should we respond.
  • Assessment process in Gwynedd.
  • Discussion on forms, meetings and timescales.  

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Diabetes (Awareness)

Date/s: No Date/s at present


 Time: 9:30 – 12:30

 Language: English

 Trainer: Tim Dallinger

Target Audience: All those working in the social care profession

Aims and Objectives

  • Define diabetes
  • Explain how the body controls blood glucose
  • Identify different types of diabetes
    • Type 1
    • Type 2
    • Diabetes Insipidus
    • Gestational Diabetes
  • Explore treatments for diabetes
    • Diet
    • Medication
  • Identify complications of diabetes

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

Document Awareness Workshop

Dates:  No date at present

 

Trainer: North Wales Police

Target audience: All Staff Who Check Identity Documentation Of Prospective Emplolyees 

 Aims and objectives:

Responding to the shift in terrorist methodology away from larger more organised attacks to lone attackers and the increase in the insider threat, NaCTSO have developed the ACT Document Awareness Workshop  to increase identity document knowledge

Using the subheading of "Do you know who you are employing?" and supported by the National Document Fraud Unit, the NaCTSO  Awareness team and specially trained officers from across the Counter Terrorism network now offer Document Awareness workshops, with the aim of increasing their knowledge of identity documents and the potential for their abuse.

The workshop has been designed to enhance the ability of the delegates to spot a fake.

The additional knowledge gained will better protect services against potential infiltration through employment.

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

Domestic Abuse of Older People

Date/s: No Date at present

Aims and Objectives:

Attendees will be able to develop: 

  • An understanding of the hidden epidemic of domestic abuse of older people 
  • Knowledge to be able to identify the signs of abuse and what to do about it more effectively
  • Knowledge of what support is available to older people 
  • Ideas of how to raise awareness of domestic abuse with older people 
  • An understanding of the hidden problem of coercion
  • Ideas of how to implement changes in working practice

The training will include videos demonstrating the impact of domestic abuse on older people as well as hearing some of the difficulties encountered when trying to seek help.

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Dual Sensory Loss

Dates: 

04/03/2021, Deudraeth Training Room, Penrhyndeudraeth, English

Time: 9.30 - 15.30

Where: See Dates

Language: See Dates

Trainer: Diane Williams

Aims and objectives:

To enable delegates to understand:

  • The incidence of deaf-blindness
  • Types and causes of deaf-blindness
  • The effects of deaf-blindness on the individual

On completion of this course candidates will:

  • Have a basic understanding of deaf-blindness and of communication with people who have a dual sensory loss
  • Have a basic understanding of Guiding deaf-blind people 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

Enablement

Dates:

  • 10/09/2020 Enlli Training Room, Caernarfon
  • 15/09/2020 Deudraeth Training Room, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 10/11/2020 Deudraeth Training Room, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 25/02/2021 Enlli Training Room, Caernarfon

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Where: See dates

Language: English 

Trainer: Personal Care Consultants

Target audience:

Aims and objectives:

After attending the sessions participants will

  • Have a better understanding of the difference between care and enablement
  • Have the necessary knowledge and practical skills for a move from "care" to "enablement". 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

End of Life Care (Awareness)

Date/s: No Date/s at present

 

 Time: 9:30 – 12:30

 Language: English

 Trainer: Tim Dallinger

 Target audience: All those who work in care settings and with people diagnosed with a terminal illness of in need of end of life care. 

 Aims and objectives:

Define Palliative Care and End of Life Care - the difference

  • Identify key theories on emotional and psychological processes around the approach of death
  • Practice ways of communicating with and supporting the individual and key people to explore their thoughts and feelings about death and dying.
  • Practice adapting support to reflect the individual’s changing needs or responses, with links to Person Centred Planning.
  • Review recent developments in end of life care planning and pathways.
  • Identify key End of Life Pathways
  • Define the purpose of advance care planning in relation to end of life care.
  • Consider links to organisational Policy and Procedure for End of Life and Palliative Care.
  • Practice managing own feelings in relation to an individual’s dying or death.

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

Epilepsy - Awareness

Dates:

  • 03/02/2021, Deudraeth Training Room, Penrhyndeudraeth (English)

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Objectives

  • To provide information about the condition and about the different kind of seizures

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

First Aid - Emergency at Work 

Dates: 

  • 11/09/20 (Welsh) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon (for only Gwynedd Council staff)
  • 18/09/20 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth (for only Partnership workers)
  • 30/09/20 (English) Dolfeurig, Dolgellau (for only Gwynedd Council staff)
  • 07/10/20 (Welsh) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth (for only Gwynedd Council staff)
  • 16/10/20 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth (for only Partnership workers)
  • 23/10/20 (English) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon (for only Partnership workers)
  • 28/10/20 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth (for only Gwynedd Council staff)
  • 06/11/20 (Welsh) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon (for only Gwynedd Council staff)
  • 13/11/20 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth (for only Partnership workers)
  • 25/11/20 (English) Dolfeurig, Dolgellau (for only Gwynedd Council staff)
  • 03/12/20 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth (for only Gwynedd Council staff)
  • 09/12/20 (Welsh) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth (for only Gwynedd Council staff)
  • 18/12/20 (English) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon (for only Gwynedd Council staff)
  • 15/01/21 (English) Ystafell Deduraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth (for only Gwynedd Council staff)
  • 20/01/21 (Welsh) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon (for only Gwynedd Council staff)
  • 27/01/21 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth (for only Gwynedd Council staff)
  • 10/02/21 (Welsh) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth (for only Gwynedd Council staff)
  • 16/02/21 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth (for only Gwynedd Council staff)
  • 24/02/21 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth (for only Partnership workers)
  • 03/03/21 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth (for only Gwynedd Council staff)
  • 12/03/21 (Welsh) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon (for only Gwynedd Council staff)
  • 30/03/21 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth (for only Partnership workers)
  • 31/03/21 (English) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon (for only Gwynedd Council staff)

Time: 09:15 - 16:30

Trainer: Byw'n Iach

 

 Aims and objectives:

  • Acting safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Treating an unconscious casualty (including seizure)
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Shock
  • Minor injuries
  • Choking
  • Preventing cross infection, recording incidents and actions and the use of available equipment 

To register for this award fill in our online form.  

IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

Food Safety (Level 3) Kitchen staff - Cooks / Assistant Cooks Accredited training

Dates: 12/10/20 & 15/10/20 (2 day course) 

Time: 9:30 - 16:30

Where: Eryri Business Park, Penrhyndeudraeth

Language: English

Trainer: I Povey

Target Audience: This qualification is aimed at Cooks, Assistant cooks.

A book will be distributed prior to training and the attendees are expected to read the book before the actual two-day face to face training.

Aims and objectives:

These include ensuring compliance with food safety legislation, the application and monitoring of good hygiene practice, how to implement food safety management procedures and the application and monitoring of good practice regarding contamination, microbiology and temperature control.

This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice examination. 

To register for this award fill in our online form.   

IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

HABC Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (Partnership only)

Dates: 

  • 26/11/20
  • 02/03/21

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Where: Penrhyndeudraeth

Language: English with option to do group work and discussions in Welsh 

Trainer: Iolo Povey

Target audience: Partnership only

 

Aims and objectives:

The aim of this course is to ensure that all staff members, especially new ones, will develop a basic understanding of health and safety at work and earn a level 2 qualification as evidence of this. The course will then provide opportunities for learners to develop key skills that will ensure their safety, their colleague’s safety and users within the workplace.

The qualification covers the following topics:

  • Accidents and ill health
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Health and Safety Law
  • Risk assessment
  • Hazardous substances
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Workplace health, safety and welfare
  • Fire prevention
  • First aid
  • Work equipment and electricity
  • Occupational health and noise
  • Ergonomics and workstation design
  • Manual handling 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety (Partnership only)

Dates: 

  • 12/11/20
  • 16/03/21

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Where: Penrhyndeudraeth

Language: English with option to do group work and discussions in Welsh 

Trainer: Iolo Povey

Target audience: Partnership only

 

Aims and objectives:

Provides basic information for all involved in preparing or providing food to others.

Topics covered include:

  • Microbiological hazards (bacteria)
  • Spoilage and preservation
  • Food poisoning and its control
  • Contamination hazards and controls
  • Food handlers and personal hygiene
  • Food premises and equipment
  • Food pests and control
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • HACCPC from purchase to service
  • Food safety and law enforcement 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

Hoarding (Awareness)

Dates: No date at present


Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Where: See dates

Language: English

Trainer: Hoarding Disorders UK

Target audience: Individuals who deal with cases of hoarding

 

Aims and objectives: 

  • What is hoarding (mental health classification)
  • Hoarding or chronic disorganisation?
  • Who the disorder can affect and possible triggers
  • How individuals and families live under these conditions
  • Case Studies
  • Multi-agency working, self neglect, and the Care Act
  • How to assess and plan a strategy
  • Use of the Clutter Image Ratings (CIR’s)
  • Risk factors
  • Do’s and Don’ts

To register for this award fill in our online form.    

Infection Control

Dates:  17/11/20

Time:  9.30 - 12.30 or 13.00 - 16.00

Where:  Penrhyndeudraeth

Language:   English

Trainer:  Gary Porter-Jones

Target audience: Carers

 

Aims and objectives:

The training sessions are suitable for staff providing care for clients of all ages in community environments including:

  • Nursing and Residential Homes
  • People's own homes
  • Day care centres / workshops
  • Sheltered accommodation

The training will be provided by the Health Protection Nurses and will cover:

  • General Principles of Infection Control 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

Level 2 Award in Social Care Induction and Safeguarding Awareness (Wales)

Dates: 

Learners will attend 4 full day workshops and 4 half day support sessions.


Time: 09:00 - 16:00

Where: Coleg Menai, Bangor

Language: 

Trainer: 

Target audience: Domiciliary Care Staff 

 

Aims and objectives:

Successful completion of this course will meet the requirements to register with Social Care Wales before 2020. 

The course covers:

  • Communication
  • Health & Safety @ Work
  • The Role of the Social Care Worker
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Safeguarding
  • The Principles and Values of Care

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

MAKATON Workshop (Adults)

Dates: No Date at present

 

Trainer: Cwmni Clen

Target audience:Staff/Family Members who use MAKATON sign language to support individuals

Aims and objectives:

The Workshop provides a practical introduction to the Makaton Language Programme.

 Sessions include discussing commonly asked questions, hints and tips for effective signing and symbol use and how to start using Makaton in everyday situations at home or work.

 You will also learn the signs and symbols for Stages 1-4 and Additional of the Core Vocabulary

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

Mental Capacity Act and DOLS

Dates: No date at present

Time:

Where: 

Language: 

Trainer: 

Target audience: Social workers and Occupational Therapists 

 

Aims and objectives:

  • To understand the definitions and responsibilities within the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards:
  • A working knowledge of MCA 2005 and how to apply it in practice in assessment of need and care planning.
  • Understand what is meant by Best Interest Decision Making and current case law and implications for practice.
  • Understand the interface of mental capacity assessment with safeguarding, discharge planning and placement and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
  • A working knowledge of how MCA and Dols applies to children and young people. 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Mental Health Awareness for Staff

Dates: 

18/11/2020, Deudraeth Training Room, Penrhyndeudraeth, Welsh

21/01/2021, Enlli Training Room, Caernarfon, English

Time: 09:00 - 16:30

Where: See dates

Language: See dates

Trainer: 

Target audience: 

 

Aims and objectives:

  • A one-day training session on mental health encompassing: what is stress and how it can affect physical and mental health; mental health; Common signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety disorders and psychotic disorders; How to manage stress better and how to care for mental health. 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

Mental Health Awareness for Managers

Dates: 

01/10/2020, Enlli Training Room, Caernarfon, English

19/11/2020, Deudraeth Training Room, Penrhyndeudraeth, Welsh

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Where: See dates

Language: See dates

Trainer: 

Target audience: 

 

Aims and objectives:

This is a full day course that enables managers and supervisors to play their part in building a culture that recognises and supports the mental wellbeing of their team.  In doing so, it can assist in creating a more positive, resilient workforce, increasing productivity and reducing sickness absence.

It gives staff the practical understanding, specific tools and confidence to go back to their workplace and create a working environment that better supports mental wellbeing. 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

Mental Health First Aid

Dates: 

26+27/11/2020, Enlli Training Room, Caernarfon, English

19+20/01/2021, Deudraeth Training Room, Penrhyndeudraeth, English

Time: 09:00 - 16:30

Where: See dates

Language: See dates

Trainer: Bethan Roberts

Target audience: 

 Aims and objectives:

Mental health first aid (MHFA) is the initial help given to someone experiencing a mental health problem before professional help is obtained. Participants learn an approach to help them in a mental health crisis situation to remain calm and confident.  They will also learn how to respond in the most appropriate way.  These actions will make a difference and determine how quickly a person gets help or recovers. The aims of MHFA are:

  • to preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others
  • to provide help to prevent the mental health problem developing into a more serious state
  • to promote the recovery of good mental health
  • to provide comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem.

MHFA does not teach people to be therapists.  However, it does teach people:

  • how to recognise the symptoms of mental health problems
  • how to provide initial help
  • how to guide a person towards appropriate professional help 

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Motor Neurone Disease (Awareness)

Dates:No date at present

 

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Trainer: Motor Neurone Society

Aims and objectives:

  • Give participants an understanding of Motor Neurone, its causes, types and treatments
  • To raise awareness of Motor Neurone and its impact on people’s lives
  • To give an understanding of the symptoms of Motor Neurone and how they can affect individuals
  • To provide information on the Motor Neurone Disease Association.  

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Multiple Sclerosis (Awareness)

Date/s: No date at present

 Time: 13:30 – 16:30

Language: English

Trainer: Tim Dallinger

Target audience: All those who work in care settings. 

Aims and Objectives:

  • Understand what Multiple Sclerosis is
  • Identify symptoms and effects of these symptoms
  • Types of MS
  • Identify the role of the carer
  • How to promote independence for the client
  • Identify how to assist with the client's activities of daily living

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Nutrition and wellbeing

Dates: 

28/01/2021, DeudraethTraining Room, Penrhyndeudraeth (2 Sessions)

Time: Session 1 - 09:30 - 12:30   |   Session 2 - 13:30 - 16:30  

Language: English

Trainer: Personal Care Consultants 

Target audience: Staff who are in any way involved in preparing and serving or providing practical help to individuals who need support to enjoy nutritious food 

 

Aims and objectives:

  • To give candidates an awareness of the importance of a varied nutritional diet
  • To describe how food is digested
  • To discuss the function of food
  • To discuss various methods of feeding and consider the most appropriate position for feeding
  • To discuss options of ensuring nutritional needs are met when dealing with intolerances/allergies etc .
  • Consider food preparation and presentation when using thickening agents 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Online Safety Workshop

Dates: No date at present

Time: 

Where: 

Language: 

Trainer: 

Target audience: All relevant staff from children and adult services 

 

Aims and objectives:

Aims and ojectives:

After attending this session participants will be able to:

  • Advise on online safety measures to keep individuals safe online
  • Understand all 7 key aspects of online safety
  • Prevent bullying behaviours by addressing its root cause
  • Incorporate online safety into their care plans
  • Be vigilant in respect to their professional online persona, privacy and reputation 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Paediatric First Aid

Dates: 

03+04/12/2020, Enlli Training Room, Caernarfon, English

Time: 9:30 - 16:00

Where: See Dates

Language: Welsh

Trainer: Byw'n Iach

Target audience: People who look after children of all ages, particularly children aged 8 or under. 

Aims and objectives:

This course is designed for people who look after children of all ages, particularly children under 8 years of age.

  • Coping with Emergency in the Childcare Environment
  • The Priorities of Treatment
  • Resuscitation: Adult, Child, Infant
  • Unconsciousness: Adult, Child, Infant
  • Choking: Adult, Child, Infant
  • Croup
  • Drowning
  • Control of bleeding & Treatment of minor injuries, with emphasis on children & infants
  • Treatment of burns & scalds
  • Electric shock
  • Poisoning including Smoke Inhalation
  • Eye injuries
  • Treatment of fractures, with emphasis on children & infants

General Paediatric Medical conditions: Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Diabetes 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

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Parkinsons (Awareness)

Date/s: No date at present

 

 Time: 13:30 – 16:30

 Language: English

 Trainer: Tim Dallinger

 Target audience: All those working in social care

Aims and objectives:

  • Define Parkinson’s
  • Explain how dopamine workins in the braint
  • Identify the symptoms of Parkinson's
    • Motor Symptoms
    • Non-motor Symptom
  • Explore complications of Parkinson's
    • Mental health
    • Dementia
  • Identify complications of Parkinson's

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Personal Care

Dates: 

12/11/2020, Enlli Training Room, Caernarfon

Time: 09:30 - 16:30 

Where: See dates

Language: English

Trainer: Personal Care Consultants

Target audience: 

 Aims and objectives:

This course is a practical one day training event which covers all aspects of personalcare

  • Principles of Care - Dignity, Choice, Respect, Privacy, Individuality
  • Observation - Signs to look out for when providing personal care e.g signs and symptoms of pressure sores, dehydration and cancerous growths, etc
  • Practical Demonstration and Practice - the use of realistic care scenarios and written information based upon good practice associated with a bed bath, bedside wash, shaving, mouth care, foot and nail care, perineal care, continence care andcatheter care  

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Personal Centred Care (Awareness)

Dates: No date at present

Time: 09:30 - 16:30 

Where: Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon

Language: Bilingual 

Trainer: Andrew Guy

Target audience: For managers and staff who want to learn about person centred care 

 

Aims and objectives:

For managers and staff who want to learn about person centred care, and how to put it into action

This course will refresh your knowledge and understanding of person centred care and essential for those responsible for developing and facilitating care and support plans

A training course explores how person-centred care puts people and their families at the centre of any care and support decisions or intervention. 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

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Positive Behaviour Support (P.B.S)

Dates: 

14/10/2020, Deudraeth Training Room, Penrhyndeudraeth

17/02/2021, Enlli Training Room, Caernarfon

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Where See dates

Language: Bilingual

Trainer: Andrew Guy

Target audience: Managers and staff who support people with learning disabilities.

 Aims and objectives:

  • Understand why, when and how behavior occurs and what purpose they serve to the person.
  • Understand how a service can develop a positive behavior approach within their workplace and ensure that people who receive the service have a good quality of life, regardless of their possible behavior
  • The training focuses on proactive interventions rather than reactive.

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Presentation on the main findings of the report by the Older People's Commissioner

Date: No date at present

Time: 10:00 - 11:30

Location: Plas Menai, Caernarfon

Language: English

For who:  It will be of interest and relevant to managers, providers, staff in adult services and those who have attended advocacy training. 

Aims and Objectives:

This is a presentation by Nicola Allen, Rights and Equalities Lead, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales’s office on the findings of the Commissioner’s report, Making Voices Heard. It will provide an overview of the report’s findings and update on any progress made since its publication.

This is not advocacy training but a presentation on the report and an opportunity to ask questions.

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QCF Level 2 Health and Social Care

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QCF Level 3 Health and Social Care

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QCF Level 5 Management Health and Social

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QCF Level 3 Children and Young People

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Reflective Practice

Date/s: No date at present


Time: 9:30–16:30

Location: Penrhyndeudraeth

Language: English

Who for: Social Workers from Adults and Children's

Aims and objectives:

  • What do we mean by reflection in Social Work?
  • What is the difference between reflection and critical reflection?
  • Why is reflective practice so important in contemporary social work?
  • What are the barriers to reflective practice and might we overcome these?
  • The 'BIG SIX' Concepts in reflection.
  • Theories and models of reflection
  • Using models to enhance reflection.

Trainer: Siobhan Maclean

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Recording and Reporting

Date/s 

22/09/2020, 9:30 - 12:30 Enlli Training Room, Caernarfon, Welsh

22/09/2020, 13:30 - 16:30 Enlli Training Room, Caernarfon, English

Time: See Date/s

Location: See Date/s

Language: See Date/s

Trainer: Elen V Jones

For who:  . 

Aims and Objectives:

Understanding the significance of good recording

Understanding your Individual responsibility for recording and reporting

Understanding your duty to record and report

Sharing a Recording and Reporting guidance

Understanding the principles of managing records

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RISCA: Changes to the Inspection Process

Date: No Date at present

Time: 9:30 - 16:30

Location: Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon

For who: Home care Managers / Residential care Managers

Aims and Objectives: 

  • Identify the interface between SSWBA and RISCA and what this means for service delivery
  • Consider the changes to practice and recording within social care in response to the legislation
  • Increase awareness and understanding of person centred and outcome based approaches in the context of the legislation

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Safeguarding for Professionals

Dates:

  • No date at present

Time: 

Where: 

Language: 

Trainer: Social workers, nurses, managers and deputy managers from all Adult provider services, including partnership agencies, housing managers, and all other relevant professionals who may take part in safeguarding enquiries or investigations. 

You must have attended POVA L2 or the All Wales Basic Safeguarding Awareness Training before attending this training. 

Aims and objectives:

  • Increased understanding of part 7 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 relating to safeguarding adults
  • Increased confidence to carry out your professional roles and responsibilities to Safeguard Adults at Risk
  • Putting the principles into action  – human rights, supporting well-being, outcomes , respect, participation, person centred working
  • Understanding of 
    - Prevention and Safeguarding in communities
    - Social model of disability
    - the Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding 
    (capacity, consent and advocacy support)
    - Multi-agency safeguarding work – Safeguarding Boards and Safeguarding in practice
  • Knowledge of best practice 
    - enquiries and safe enquiry
    - Risk assessment, safety planning and outcomes planning
  • Understanding of other relevant legislation
    - Data protection and information sharing
    - Over-riding duties to investigate
    - APSO’s (Adult Protection and Support Order) 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.  

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Safeguarding - All Wales Basic Safeguarding Awareness Training 

Dates: 

 

  • 08/09/20 (English) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon
  • 18/09/20 (Welsh) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon
  • 29/09/20 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 13/10/20 (Welsh) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon
  • 19/10/20 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 27/10/20 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 03/11/20 (English) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon
  • 09/11/20 (Welsh) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 24/11/20 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 04/12/20 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 11/12/20 (Welsh) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon
  • 18/12/20 (English) Ystafell Deduraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 12/01/21 (English) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon
  • 19/01/21 (Welsh) Ystafell Prysor, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 26/01/21 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeuraeth
  • 02/02/21 (English) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon
  • 12/02/21 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 23/02/21 (Welsh) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 09/03/21 (English) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon
  • 24/03/21 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth

Time: 09:15 - 16:00

Trainer: Y Bont

Aims and objectives:

By the end of the training, participants will:

  • Know own role in relation to safeguarding adults, children and young people from harm, abuse and neglect
  • Understand how individuals are protected from harm, abuse and neglect
  • Know how to recognise different types of harm, abuse and neglect. 

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Self Neglect and Hoarding

Date/s: No date at present

Time: 

Language: 

Date and location: 

Who for: Multi-agency open to all workers 

Aims and objectives:

  • Greater awareness of the Regional Self-Neglect Protocol
  • Safeguarding practice and self-neglect
  • Learning lessons from Adult Practice Reviews regarding Self-Neglect
  • Understanding your role as a Multi-Agency Practitioner when working with a Service User who self-neglects

Trainer: David Lewis

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Separation and Loss

Date: No date at present

Time: 9:30 - 16:30

Location: Penrhyndeudraeth

Language: English

Aim and Objectives:

This course considers a range of issues relating to separation and loss issues experienced by children, young people and their families.  The course considers how, loss and separation impacts on behaviour and how this may affect development of empathy, self-esteem and motivation in relation to offending behaviours.

The subject matter for this course can be highly emotive and it is recommended that anyone with current bereavement issues be supported during and following the training as the content may create triggers for individual staff members.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Explore different forms of separation and loss.
  • Identify physical and emotional reactions to separation and loss and Trauma.
  • Understand a range of techniques and responses to children and young people who display behaviours that may be associated with attachment difficulties or who have experienced separation and/or loss situations.
  • Gain awareness of external resources to support children and young people with issues relating to attachment, separation and loss.

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Stroke (Awareness)

Dates: No Date at present

 

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Where: See dates

Language: See dates

Trainer: Diane Williams 

Target audience: 

 

Aims and objectives:

This is a flexible course aimed at providing a good basic but broad understanding of stroke illness and its impact on both sufferers and their families.

The nature of the training is based on the belief that people learn best by taking part in activities, discussion and shared experience. 

The day is suitable for both new and experienced carers and aims to affirm and consolidate existing knowledge and skills as well as introducing further information. 

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Substance Misuse Awareness & Child Protection

Dates: No date at present

Time:

Where: 

Language: English

Trainer: 

Target audience: 

 

Aims and objectives:

This training will equip supervisors and managers with the key skills and knowledge to create a positive, supportive environment for the Supervision process. 

You will learn:

  • How to create a conductive environment for supervision
  • To understand how different Supervisees learn and tailor your communication to motivate each individual
  • An easy to use model for Supervision
  • Constructive communication for effective Supervision… and so much more 

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Supervision for Social Care Managers

Date/s:

13+14/10/2020, Prysor Training Room, Penrhyndeudraeth

Time: 9:30 - 16:30

Venue: See Date/s

Language: English

Trainer: Potential Works

Target audience: Supervisors and Managers

Aims and Objectives:

This training will equip supervisors and managers with the key skills and knowledge to create a positive, supportive environment for the Supervision process. 

You will learn:

  • How to create a conductive environment for supervision
  • To understand how different Supervisees learn and tailor your communication to motivate each individual
  • An easy to use model for Supervision
  • Constructive communication for effective Supervision… and so much more

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

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The Jewels in Dementia Care

Dates: 

17/09/2020, Enlli Training Room, Caernarfon

05/11/2020, Deudraeth Training Room, Penrhyndeudraeth

04/02/2021, Enlli Training Room, Caernarfon

Time: 10:30 - 15:30

Where: See dates

Language: English

Trainer: All About Dementia

Target audience: 

 

Aims and objectives:

We explain the stages of Alzheimer’s disease by using the analogy of Six Precious Jewels: easy to remember, dignified terminology and a practical tool for best practice care. What can you expect of each of the Jewels? What are their needs? How can you best help fulfil those needs? 

  • Communication techniques and moving from one Jewel stage to the next
  • Recreational Activities for Each Jewel
  • Ways to encourage good hydration and adequate nutrition for each Jewel
  • Staff Approaches to Distressed Reactions within each Jewel
  • Medication administration solutions for each Jewel 

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Theory in Social Work

 Dates: No date at present

Time: 

Where:

Language: 

Trainer: 

Target audience: Social workers from children and adult's services

 

Aims and objectives:

  • Explore the difference between theories, models, methods and approaches.
  • Consider why theory informed practice is important in social work practice.
  • Consider how theory can be used in practice.
  • Refresh on some of the main contemporary theories in social work. 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Values and Principles Award

Dates: 

09/09/2020 9:30 - 12:30 Welsh 13:30 - 16:30 English

11/11/2020 9:30 - 12:30 Welsh 13:30 - 16:30 English

 (10 Places available)

Where: Deudraeth Training Room, Penrhyndeudraeth

Language: See Dates

Target audience: ALL NEW SOCIAL CARE STAFF  (Gwynedd Council only)

YOU MUST COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO CARE E.LEARNING MODULES BEFORE YOU ATTEND THIS COURSE

 Aims and objectives:

 Revise Values and Principles award content and complete end of award assessment.

There will be a test at the end of this session 

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Working with Difficult, Dangerous and Evasive Families

Date: No date at present

Time: 9:30 - 16:30 

Location: Penrhyndeudraeth

Language: English 

Trainer: LEWES PREECE is an experienced and qualified Social Work Professional with over 25 years’ experience in the social care sector. 

Aim:

To provide social workers with a variety of tools and techniques for working with service users in challenging situations.

Objectives:

  • To consider what constitutes dangerous, difficult and evasive users
  •  For workers to develop strategies to manage the situation
  •  To enable workers to explore techniques of ‘reflection in action’ which allow skilled communication and can defuse escalating hostile and challenging situations
  • To consider a model of communication

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

 

If there is a topic of interest to you that we have not covered in one of our courses please contact us and we may be able to arrange. E-mail: CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 
 
Please note

  • we must have the name of the attendee or the request will not be processed  
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