The care sector contributes an estimated £40.4bn per annum to the English economy. It is a sector with a huge number of employees, many of whom come from varied backgrounds and are not necessarily trained in health and social care. Investing in adequate training is essential for all companies in this sector. VideoTile is proud to offer approved online care training.
Our interactive video-based care training is suitable for health and social care professionals and those working in similar care environments. All of our VideoTile courses are exclusively available through our distribution partner network. They ensure businesses have access to approved health and social care e-learning.
We have a wide range of distribution partners who work with health and social care organisations across the country. Our courses allow these organisations to quickly and easily get their staff up to speed and working legally. Below is just a small sample of our range of courses suitable for this sector.
VideoTile Health and Social Care E-Learning Courses
Our range of health and social care training courses includes:
Safeguarding Adults and Children
These courses are aimed at people who work in a position which means they have a duty of care for those in need of support and care. It is also relevant for those who come into contact with said individuals. Our courses are suitable for both paid employees and volunteers. Working in a position where you have a duty of care for adults or children means you need to be adequately trained to manage this position. You also need to feel confident in safeguarding those you support. Adequate training must be in place so that the people supported are adequately cared for.
Understanding and knowing how to act to prevent the spread of infection is key in care environments. Hygiene and personal care are core elements of many job roles. Our Infection Control courses help through defining infection prevention and control. Learners will also find out about both good and bad infection control. The courses also cover legislation relating to infection control. Learners explore the different types of microorganism involved in infection, bacteria tranmission, how the chain of infection works and more.
Around 800,000 people in the UK have dementia. Our courses give a general overview of the symptoms and types of dementia and how it effects the brain. They also provide practical guidance and help on how to support clients living with dementia. In addition to guidance on how to appropriately deal with challenging behaviour.
Online care training is a fast and effective way for businesses to ensure their workforce are ready to succeed in their job roles.
As International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination we’ve taken this chance to discuss the important of equality and respecting diversity in the workplace. Racial discrimination is against the law. The Equality Act of 2010 made it unlawful to discriminate employees, trainees or job seekers on the basis of race. They define race as encompassing different elements of colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin. Understanding the need for diversity in the workplace is essential for a productive and healthy working environment. On this awareness day it is particularly important to recognise the ways in which your workforce are recognising and responding to equality issues, and consider further training.
21st March: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed each year and is described as ‘a day to renew our commitment to building a world of justice and equality.’ It is organised and recognised by the United Nations. On 21st March 1960, police shot and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in South Africa. The demo had been against apartheid pass laws. The United Nations General Assembly officially proclaimed the day in 1966, asking for the internationally community to significantly further their efforts to eliminate racial discrimination.
Equality, Diversity and Discrimination
To support you in your training and development of staff in equality and diversity, we offer a dedicated Online Equality and Diversity course. Our courses offer high quality yet easy to digest video content. They lead participants through the principles of equality and diversity. It also covers the rights of employees with regard to each term. The course is interactive and provides an e-learning resource for training providers. It offers an effective way of updating their employees on their obligations with regards to equality.
The course helps to ensure training providers have a quality solution for their clients. Furthermore, many workplaces will benefit from a comprehensive understanding of the law regarding equality and discrimination.
In the last part of this series we looked at why video should be an integral part of your employee training and the benefits it brings. Here we’re looking more specifically at the ways you can effectively incorporate video into your training for employees, ensuring it has a positive impact and enriches their continued professional development. Keep the following tips in mind when planning your video training:
Keep it Short
Mandatory training is not usually something employees look forward to and the beauty of video means it can be quicker and more engaging than reading a book full of requirements. Making all your training content available on-demand through thematic categories then employees can ensure they get their mandatory training without feeling confined to a specific time. Anyone required to complete the training can still be given a deadline to complete by but as long as they watch the videos, it doesn’t matter whether they do it in the workplace or on the commute home. Training videos should be concise and to the point, keeping the learner engaged.
Make it Interactive
One way of being sure your employees are engaging with the video training content is to incorporate interactive elements. This could be the option of commenting or leaving feedback or encouraging questions and building an in-house debate based on discussions from the video. Comment sections allow your employees to interact with each other too, creating a positive training discourse to build from.
Customise the Post-Play Interface
Many of the training options out there integrate video into a wider training interface and this can make it easy to quickly check and evaluate how engaged employees are with the content. Customisable post-play screens allow you to put up quizzes, surveys and other relevant material to ensure the information is being digested and the employee can be considered ‘trained’ at least to some degree.
Track Completion Rates
Sophisticated video training software and purpose-built programmes and courses should make it easy for you to track employee completion rate of training modules. You can check on their progress and follow up one-to-one with anyone who isn’t on top of the courses required for their job role. Video engagement metrics can be key to seeing deep into which elements of the training course and which don’t.