Training in accessible formats
If you’ve read our first blog on our story, you’ll know how difficult it was for us to provide social care training for our staff prior to forming Helping Hands Training Specialists. There was no 'one stop shop' for all social care and employment training needs. So today, just to give you an understanding and another way to access all of our courses in one easy to reach place, we’ve created a blog on all of the training course format options that we provide. We constantly strive in our endeavour to provide our training courses in as many accessible formats as possible. If you require a training course that we do not provide, we guarantee that we will work with our training course partners to assist you and find what you need. Let's take a look at some of the courses that we provide and in which ways you can access them!
Our in person training courses have a number of benefits. Participants gain more here from the experience and knowledge of the trainer, first hand, who can impart his knowledge and advice in a personalised and specifically tailored and applicable context, answer all questions and queries straight away, and perhaps even be able to bring in strands of wisdom from our other specialist training courses. Here our trainers can teach the physical aspects of some courses and provide personal support and guidance to help you reap as much reward from your training as possible. Especially if you choose to hold this at our training centre! Courses for in person training can be found here and include but are not limited to:
What distinguishes us from other training providers is the range of behavioural courses that we offer to assist social care and child workforce professionals, particularly in respect to their workplace settings. Our training courses go beyond the legal and health and safety requirements, they can also impart knowledge on modern psychological and behavioural techniques and strategies deployed in social care settings. Some of the courses here include:
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If our training centre is slightly out of your remit, or it would be impractical for travel to give you the best quality experience that Helping Hands Training Specialists has to offer, we also have a wide variety of online courses that you can access from home or at your workplace. Do you not have enough time in the day to take your career to the next level? Our founders completely understand that struggle.
We’ve got you covered, from guided online courses to video based courses you can follow at your leisure. Helping Hands Training Specialists has partnered with various affiliated organisations to ensure that if we do not have a course that you require, that we can guarantee we know an affiliate partner that does! Some of our partners you may recognise include Virtual College, CPD Online College, Learning247 and Centre of Excellence. Our online courses range from general awareness and introductions, to more in depth courses, whereby you would receive a diploma or qualification upon completion. These online courses are engaging and informative - a really convenient and cost effective way to enhance your personal and professional development.
In a similar vein to online courses, we also offer virtual workshops. We here at Helping Hands Training Specialists like to plan for the long term, and realised that we needed to focus on providing alternative options for some of our participants to ensure that they would not lose out on having the same access to education and training, particularly with the tumult caused by the pandemic.
Your safety is at the heart of our company's ethos and as such, any courses and workshops that do not contain physical components can now be held via video conferencing platforms. We will still lead conversations, generate dialogue, share our screens to communicate important information and to demonstrate the processes needed to ensure you learn everything that you would be able to in a physical setting. Our virtual workshops are designed to maximise learning potential in a safe and socially distanced online environment that does not compromise the quality of the course content and provides participants with access to the knowledge and experience of our trainers.
If your time is pressed and you lead a busy life with an inflated schedule you can still complete a training course that will work around your time constraints and can be accessed as and when you can find the time - we provide downloadable audiobook courses.
The benefits to these are that they are a lot more succinct, you can listen whilst travelling, on the way to work, at home, or even typing up documents for your role. Just simply download and listen along at your leisure. Click here to see the audiobook courses that we have partnered with the Centre of excellence to deliver!
Helping Hands - what we do
This is by no means an exhaustive list of all of the courses that we provide, and with continuously being inspired to provide more to help benefit you, the social care or employment settings that you work in, we are constantly adding more new courses! Providing training courses in as many accessible formats as possible. Ease of use, accessibility and preferred medium choice is at the focus of what we do here at Helping Hands Training Specialists, and if there is another format or medium that you would like to see, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us!
To listen to an audio version of this blog post click here: https://www.helpinghandstrainingspecialists.com/podcast/episode/45ef7e49/what-we-do