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E-learning resources

If you can’t find the training your staff need locally or need to reduce the travel time and costs associated with training, the internet is a valuable resource in ensuring your staff continue to develop and are up to date with key areas of adult social care.

Some websites that offer relevant information and e-learning modules are listed here.

If you use a website that isn’t listed, please contact Hannah Blower  as other providers may find this information valuable and we can list it here. 

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Infections programme

This programme has been developed by Health Education England (HEE) in collaboration with Public Health England (PHE), NHS England, NHS Improvement, Care Quality Commission and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. They have produced a free e-learning session and other resources to support all health and social care staff – both clinical and non-clinical – in a variety of settings to understand the threats posed by antimicrobial resistance, and ways they can help to tackle this major health issue.
The aim is to help health and social care staff:
  • Discuss why there is such a concern about misuse of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance.
  • List the key risks for development of antimicrobial resistance.
  • Identify their role in tackling antimicrobial resistance.
Access it here:

Helping to prevent pressure ulcers - A quick guide for registered managers of care homes

This quick guide explains how to identify those at risk of developing pressure ulcers and some simple steps health and social care practitioners can do to reduce the risk. It covers:

• Who is most likely to get a pressure ulcer?

• Risk assessment

• Care planning

• Repositioning

• Providing information

Visit SCIE’s webpage for more information and to download the information or visit the fully interactive web resource.  

New videos about positive behaviour support (PBS)

PBS is a person-centred approach to supporting people who display behaviours which challenge. It’s important that adult social care workers have the right skills and knowledge to use this approach and we can help. Skills for Care has worked with the Challenging Behaviour Foundation to develop three new videos.

What is PBS?

Understanding behaviour

Putting PBS into practice

If you’re new to this approach, read these FAQs about how PBS can help you deliver high quality support for people who display behaviour that challenges. They’ve also spoken to Eldertree Lodge who have used this approach. They’ve shared their story about how it’s decreased the number of incidents of behaviours which challenge and improved health and wellbeing. Read their case study here.  

SCIE e-learning

SCIE have a whole host of health and social care e-learning resources which have been produced for frontline staff by subject experts and digital design professionals.

They have many relevant free e-learning modules that you can access either instantly or by creating a free account, these include: 

SCIE have also paid for CPD accredited modules which include Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Safeguarding Adults.

For more information. 

Skills for care online training

Skills for care have a large amount of information and resources around: 

  • The Care Certificate and minimum standards that should be covered as part of the induction
  • Flexible qualifications and apprenticeships
  • Funding opportunities for training and adult social care qualifications
  • Practical guides and learning provider directory to find the right learning
  • Leadership development programmes
  • Resources for continuing professional development of social workers
  • Core skills guide

Skills for care website 

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