Agincare Staff Training Portal

Hello and welcome to the Agincare Staff Training Portal. Here you will find all of the mandatory training you are required to update every year. It is very important you are able to evidence competency in the areas stated below. Therefore this training portal will not allow you to answer the questions until you have clicked and read every page of the course you intend to take. You will find the courses available on the below tabs. When you have clicked on the training you wish to take, the individual pages and content of the training will appear on the left hand side of the page for you to select. Once you have done this, you will be in a position to answer the questions.

Agincare Training Programmes start from point of entry (induction) through professional development leading toward the QCF framework where appropriate to the skills and knowledge requirements of the staff member and to the business development strategy.

All care workers on entry to the service must have evidence of competence to Common Induction Standard and therefore either, present a certificate of successful completion of the Skills for Care induction Programme or equivalent* in previous employment or undertake the induction programme with Agincare. For staff joining the service with evidence of previous experience and qualifications, they must, at a minimum complete day one of the induction programme covering the corporate induction and agreed ways of working within Agincare.

*Equivalent in this respect would mean a person with several years experience and certificated evidence of mandatory updates and career progression.

All staff are to undergo a minimum of an annual update/refresher training programme in the following subjects:

·         Medication Management (Level 2)

·         Infection control 

·         Moving and Handling

·         Safeguarding Adults at Risk

 which can be by means of Agincare Training Workbooks or attendance at an Agincare refresher training event.

Mandatory training that is to be undertaken two yearly is:

·         Health and Safety: this includes the two yearly update for First Aid, Risk Assessment and Fire Training as well as basic health and safety awareness about COSHH, RIDDOR and awareness and understanding of legislation and regulations.

Specialist training in other areas as required by the business (service branch or care home) based on Service User need and Contractual obligations can be sourced externally through Local Authority or private training providers until such time as Agincare has developed internal training programmes on the following subjects: Dementia Care, Learning disability, Challenging Behaviour, Child Protection. Other areas of specialist training for individual service user requirements such as a person requiring specific care in relation to diabetes, or stoma care for example should be provided by the healthcare professional responsible for the person's care. Agincare has a certificate of competence for the health care professional to sign to evidence they have taught the care worker(s) a specific care procedure.

This training website will enable you to keep your professional development up to date and current in areas of required standards; further knowledge sets will be added to the website to enhance your learning in the near future.