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Staff in all areas are welcome to apply for courses in other divisions if you can manage the travel – The filters are there just to show you what is nearest to each division

(Please note – travel costs are only claimable for mandatory training).

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Mentoring Masterclass Series

Course Type Free CPD Event Mentoring & Teaching East North West

Masterclass one: Friday 6th July & Masterclass two: Monday 10th September
9.30 – 16.30 Taunton Rugby Club, TA2 8BU

Domestic Abuse Awareness Referral Training

Course Type Free CPD Event Safeguarding West

A training evening to discuss all aspects of Domestic Abuse

Safeguarding CPD Event- Dorford Centre- Dorchester

Events Free CPD Event Safeguarding East

All children and Adults have a right to be protected from harm and have their welfare promoted – whoever they are, and wherever they are. Anyone who works for SWAST that comes into contact with children and adults has a responsibility to keep them safe and promote their welfare.

Public Service students RTC Exercise - Volunteer staff needed (Faculty)

Course Type Free CPD Event Mentoring & Teaching North

SWAST, HART and Avon Fire and Rescue will be in attendance to run through a Multi care RTC

Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Resources

Distance Learning

A collection of online resources available on public speaking and presentation skills.

Leadership Development- SW Leadership Academy

Funded Short Course Leadership & Management East North West

These courses are run by NHS South West Leadership Academy – please follow the links in the advert to book
They are funded, but please note the cancellation fee if you cancel without 10 working days notice

safeTALK Suicide Alertness Training

Clinical Course Type Events Free CPD Event Safeguarding North

SOLD OUT. safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.

NCFE Level 2 Distance Learning for all staff

Distance Learning Funded Distance Learning IT Skills Leadership & Management Medical Mentoring & Teaching Paediatrics Safeguarding Urgent Care East North West

All courses are fully funded subject to application criteria, 16 to 20 weeks in duration based on 8-10 hours of learning per week. Subjects include Dementia Care, Mental Health, Diabetes, IT Skills, Customer Service, Business Administration, Team Leading and many more.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Course Type Funded Short Course Safeguarding East North West

ASIST is an interactive and practical two day course for those working/volunteering in the Gloucestershire area that aims to:
• help people to recognise the signs that someone is considering suicide
• Gain the skills and confidence to respond appropriately and intervene to prevent immediate risk of suicide.
ASIST has been described as a form of ‘suicide first aid’.

Award in Education and Training (QCF) Level 3- *FUNDED*

Funded Short Course Mentoring & Teaching North West

Providing the minimum statutory standard for all those entering the teaching profession, the main objective of the qualification is to equip the individual with the skills and knowledge to begin a teaching career within the post compulsory learning sector. (This is a fully funded course)

Clinical Supervision - The supervision of clinical practice – application of enhanced theory and skills (degree level)

Funded University Module Mentoring & Teaching East North West

These six study units have been produced to help healthcare professionals to understand the principles of clinical supervision and how it works in practice. The materials are appropriate for both supervisors and supervisees. We hope they will enable you to gain maximum benefit from the process.

Introducing British Sign Language - Online Course

Distance Learning Self-Funded Short Course East North West

This course covers 13 topics including numbers, colours, deaf awareness, introductions, family, hobbies and more. You will have access to course materials for one year, with an assessment after each lesson enabling you to learn at your own pace and with the flexibility to complete the course in your own time. It is estimated that most students require about 8 weeks to complete. This course is offered at a discounted rate to SWAST staff.

Free Online Typing Lessons

Free Distance Learning IT Skills East North West

Do you want to improve your typing speed and accuracy or learn how to touch type? The average person types around and 41 words per minute (WPM) and makes 8 typos per 100 words. An average touch typist can type at around 60 WPM!

Find out how fast you are and access free online lessons and fun games to improve your speed and accuracy.

IT Skills - Office Essentials for the Workplace

Free Distance Learning IT Skills East North West

The IT Skills Pathway provides customisable IT training for all staff on Microsoft Office products, from basic through to advanced.

It has been developed to provide an officially recognised route of learning and certification for the whole workforce and provides certificates for each course completed.

Its purpose is to encourage everyone working with IT to review their current IT skills and knowledge against recognised standards, determine what their skill gaps are and then identify their current and future training requirements.

Mentorship Course

Funded University Module Mentoring & Teaching East North West

Accredited by the University of Plymouth in partnership with SWAST

This is a 20 credit module taught by a SWAST Tutor in SWAST Venue

This mentorship course supports and facilitates student learning whilst implementing approved assessment processes over 4 taught days. Students will have the opportunity to engage with a number of different perspectives by participating in lead lectures in order to introduce, analyse and synthesise issues, concepts and ideas.

Further learning opportunities will be provided through seminars, distance learning and guided independent reflective study.

Emergency Response Driving Course

Driving Self-Funded Short Course East North West

This course is the standard 3 week IHCD D1&D2 emergency response driving course prepares students to fulfil the role of an emergency response driver in either an RRV or DMA.

Adverse Weather and Limited Traction Driving Course

Commercial Training Driving Self-Funded Short Course East North West

This course prepares the staff to drive in adverse weather or in situations with limited traction, such as in the off road environment. The course enables the student to appreciate the risks involved in driving in such conditions and allows the student to make suitable risk assessments prior to driving the route. Students who have completed this course are eligible to drive the Trust’s Land Rover Discovery’s.

Trailer Training

Commercial Training Driving Self-Funded Short Course West

This course prepares the relevant staff to drive whilst towing a trailer. The course covers the legal aspects of towing, along with the safe hitching and uncoupling of a trailer. There is also a heavy focus on the reversing and maneuvering with a trailer attached.

Motorcycle Response Rider Training

Commercial Training Driving Self-Funded Short Course East North West

This course prepares the delegate to ride a motorcycle in response mode using blue lights and audible warnings. Similar to the 3 week IHCD driving course this will prepare the student in all aspects of emergency response driving but with an emphasis on the specifics of riding a motorcycle.

Category C1 License Acquisition

Commercial Training Driving Self-Funded Short Course North

This course prepares the student to undertake the C1 license acquisition test conducted by the Driving Standards Agency.

Response Convoy Driving

Commercial Training Driving North

This course is aimed at the HART team, for drivers who are required as a part of the job to drive in convoy with other emergency vehicles whilst responding to emergency calls. It prepares the students to work as an integral member of the team within a group of vehicles, ensuring that any response is safe whilst making good progress and causing minimum disruption to the public.

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