Corinium Care’s free induction and training course for live-in carers and caregivers in the UK is second to none.
The course takes place in the UK over five days and includes moving and handling, First Aid, how to cope with dementia and a general introduction to what is required of home caregivers. Carers are also interviewed during this period.
Applicants who attend the training course are asked to complete a number of questionnaires and scenario tests to assist the Corinium Care team in understanding more about each new carer's approach to the care-giving process and whether they are suited to care work. It is quite an intensive course and homework is given out each evening.
Our carer training courses run from Monday to Friday. We recommend that you reserve your place on a training course before making any travel arrangements. We also suggest that caregivers coming from overseas allow at least 48 hours’ travelling time before the start of the course which allows a weekend to acclimatise and organise any last-minute travel and paperwork.
Dates of training courses in the rest of 2013 are: June 17-21; July 29-August 2, September 9-13; October 7-11; November 11-15; December 9-13. (Please note these dates may be subject to change, so please check with us before making any arrangements.)
Physical fitnessBecause the carer training includes moving and handling and First Aid which are both very physical, it is important for live-in carers to be relatively fit. Practical tasks which form part and parcel of a caregiver's job include kneeling on the floor and getting back on your feet with ease - you must feel comfortable in your ability to do this.You are required to sign a disclaimer stating you have no serious back problems and that you are not pregnant. These are both essential sections of the course, and failure in one or both modules will result in a caregiver not being put forward for work.
We also use the caregiver training week to complete any paperwork, get National Insurance numbers and find out about tax matters, etc. Please note, however, that as the course is conducted within office hours and is relatively intensive, there is little time to take people to the bank to open an account, or to top up on talk time for mobile phones, etc.
To download a sample schedule of a carer training week, click here
Accommodation:The accommodation used during the training course includes:
Throughout the carer training week in the UK, food is provided by excellent caterers. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please try to let us know in advance.