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Gloucestershire County Council has commissioned access to a suite of E-learning Programmes for Adult Social Care and Support Services within Gloucestershire. These courses can be found using the links below, and usually form the first stage of a comprehensive development pathway.

Why E-Learning?

E-learning can give you the freedom to learn at your own pace at a place that suits you.  You can study a wide range of subjects which can be used as part of a blended approach with other learning methods.

Benefits of E-learning:

  • Up to date online resources;
  • Learning can fit around personal commitments and professional work;
  • Can be useful if you have mobility or health problems that make travel to, or attendance at, training sessions difficult; Especially useful during social distancing.
  • Can be useful for staff who work irregular hours.

Who can access?

These programmes are funded for anyone working in the care sector in Gloucestershire and may be useful for carers, volunteers and the wider community – in fact, anyone who works with, or comes into contact with, adults with care and support needs.

LearnPro Community requires an individual to register to access learning resources.  All users must have separate email addresses. 

Users can save their progress and return to complete at another time. Users can logon to view the modules they have completed and can access the ‘certificates’ section at anytime to show the modules they have completed.

Organisations can be set up with line manager permissions which allows them to view training reports and book their staff onto the required training.

Modules include:

All Courses "A-Z":

  • Basic Mental Health Awareness
  • Better Health / Better Lives (Learning Disabilities)
  • Continence
  • Dementia
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs)
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Food, Safety, Infection Control, Nutrition and Hydration
  • Intro to Safeguarding Adults & Children
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Mental health crisis care awareness
  • Mental health crisis care planning
  • Modern Slavery
  • Personal Assistant Induction
  • Safeguarding Adults under the Care Act
  • Safeguarding Adults GSAB Level 2 
  • Safeguarding Children on the Autism Spectrum
  • Safeguarding Leadership
  • Stroke Pathway

Modules in 'Leadership & Management':

  • Introduction to Managing People
  • Conflict resolution
  • Managing Absence
  • Performance Management
  • Change Management
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Time Management

Please email to request a registration guide.

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 This is funded by GCC and available to any Social care provider in Gloucestershire, please visit the following pages for further information: (list of funded courses for GCC providers) (the blog contains loads of useful stuff especially if you search for CQC) 

How to use e learning

  • As an individual learning tool
  • A team development tool
  • Facilitated standardised group learning
  • As part of a blended learning approach
  • A motivator for further learning
  • To update a permanent resource

Top Tips for making e-learning work
(for learners)

  • With your supervisor or line manager, identify what it is that you need to learn about, and how the e-learning programme will help you do this;
  • If you are not comfortable using a computer, ask if you can work with someone else who is confident of their computer skills;
  • Set aside some time to complete the programme. Most programmes  are completed within 60 – 90 minutes;
  • If you are going to undertake the e-learning programme where other people are working, you might want to think about using headphones to block out distractions;
  • Take time to follow the on-line instructions;
  • If you want to, you can make notes as you go along;

Top tips for making e learning work
(for managers)

  • Always consider available e learning alongside other training and development opportunities as part of a blended learning pathway
  • Link to supervision - ask to see e learning certificates to assess knowledge and understanding/performance management
  • Use e learning for team development/team learning

Top tips for making e learning work
(for training providers)

  • Include e-learning information in all your training literature (course flyers, registration and evaluation forms)
  • Show e-learning clips on training courses
  • Encourage course members to complete e-learning prior to attending training programme, where appropriate, in order to improve understanding prior to training, equalise knowledge base and thus use training time more effectively
  • Structure training sessions around e-learning programme, pausing it for group discussion, interactive case studies / Q&A
  • Encourage course participants to use e-learning as a refresher

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