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Free CPD training with Curam in partnership with Alzheimer's Society and Qintil

At Curam, we don't just want you to receive the pay you deserve, we want to give you the tools to:

  • Build your skills
  • Boost your confidence
  • Enhance your CV

This is why we're offering all carers, who have completed their Curam profiles, free access to Curam Qintil courses, and the Understanding Dementia with Alzheimer's Society course, that are specifically for carers looking to grow their skillset.

By completing these training courses, it will not only help you in your day-to-day work but it will enhance your Curam profile that's viewed by potential clients looking to hire a carer.

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So how does it work?

We have an extensive selection of relevant CPD training courses (currently 11 but this number will grow) you can begin to access for free as soon as you have completed your profile.

You can access these from your phone or a computer, so you can do them at home or on the move.

Each course takes between 20 minutes to an hour and is self-paced. This means you choose when you start any course and you can stop at any point and return at a later time and pick up where you left off.

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  • 1. Understanding dementia with alzheimer's society
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    Course objective

    This course is designed to help you learn about dementia, including different forms of the disease and how the brain is affected.

    What will you learn?

    We will explore how dementia is diagnosed, risk factors for developing dementia and look at attitudes towards the condition. This course also examines how the symptoms of dementia can affect day-to-day life and looks at the impact the condition has on an individual and people around them.

  • 2. Emergency first aid
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    Course objective

    To learn how to recognise, assess and appropriately manage emergency first aid situations.

    What will you learn?

    You'll have a better understanding of the relevant health and safety regulations and how to properly manage an incident. You will also learn some resuscitation skills and how to deal with various incidents such as shocks, seizures and burns.

  • 3. Moving and handling theory
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    Course objective

    This course walks you through legislation and recognized methods of moving and handling of clients.

    What will you learn?

    You will have a better understanding of the manual legislation, the risks of manual handling as well as the relevant anatomy and physiology of the human body. You'll also have a better insight into the principles of safe manual handling.

  • 4. Food hygiene
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    Course objective

    To help raise your awareness of workplace basic food hygiene measures.

    What will you learn?

    You'll have a better understanding of food safety, personal hygiene and the cleaning. You'll also learn how food can be contaminated and what illnesses that it can cause.

  • 5. Equality and diversity
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    Course objective

    To provide an introduction to equality and diversity examining legal and professional issues relating to equality and diversity and to apply this information to everyday settings.

    What will you learn?

    You'll understand the expectations and responsibilities and the legal UK context around discrimination.

  • 6. Health & safety with COSHH awareness
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    Course objective

    This course gives you an introduction to Health and Safety legislation.

    What will you learn?

    You will learn the basics around Health and Safety legislation and requirements, you'll also learn about COSHH Regulations within the workplace.

  • 7. Infection control
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    Course objective

    The aim of this course is to raise awareness of Infection Control issues within the workplace and promote best practice measures of standard infection control precautions such as appropriate hand washing technique to prevent and control health care associated Infections.

    What will you learn?

    You'll acquire a good understanding of what infections are, learn effective strategies to break the chain of infection, how to deal with spills and exposure and how to manage linen & waste.

  • 8. Covid-19 awareness
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    Course objective

    A guide packed with useful information about this novel coronavirus.

    What will you learn?

    You'll gain awareness about the covid-19, how it is transmitted, and how you can prevent catching it or spreading it to others.

  • 9. Person-centred care
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    Course objective

    You will gain an understanding of person-centred care.

    What will you learn?

    You will know how person-centred care can improve the care experience for the client as well as family members and healthcare professionals. You will also understand how person-centred care is provided and its impact on health.

  • 10. Urinary catheterisation
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    Course objective

    The aim of this course is to provide you with the essential theoretical knowledge surrounding the clinical skill of urinary catheterisation.

    What will you learn?

    By the end of the course, students will understand the relevant anatomy and physiology as well as the indications and risks. They will know they need to gain consent of the patient and what information needs to be documented. They will have learned the procedure to follow and how to execute infection control and catheter care.

  • 11. Care planning
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    Course objective

    You will gain good working knowledge of the aspects of planning person-centered care.

    What will you learn?

    You'll understand what care planning is, what different models and framework exist, and how to write care plans for person-centered care planning.

What happens when you complete your course?

When you've completed your course you'll receive:

  • A digital badge that will go on your Curam profile which will be visible to clients
  • CPD training points for each course you complete

Ready to start learning?

If you've completed the application process on the Curam platform, we will email you an invite to set up your free Curam Qintil training account.

To begin your learning journey, just click the link in your email invite.

Exclusive discounts for you on Qintil

If you'd like to complete further training courses beyond the ten that are currently available, you can access Qintil's large training library and receive an exclusive 25% discount off the course fee. Details of how to claim your discount will be sent to you via email.

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