AJ Training Blog
Induction Completed on Friday the 7th of October 2011.
AJ Community Care’s latest inductees completed their first week of training on Friday the 7th of October 2011. The first week of their Training & Induction Programme was made up of 3 Training Courses; the Skills for Care Refreshed Common Induction Standards (CIS), First Aid and Moving People Safely: Theory & Practice. These bespoke courses served to cement the foundations of their successful employment with AJ Community Care. Feedback from participants on the course included:
“The Moving People Safely training was really informative and fully enjoyable. Lots of fun!” – Dawn
“We love the trainers – Caroline and Stephen.” – All participants
“I enjoyed the training courses, they were very informative and it was very rewarding knowing I was not alone.” – Evette
“Training was very enjoyable, looking forward to getting out there and putting it all into practice.” – Deborah
“Really enjoyed the training. It was really exciting and rewarding.” – Lucy
“Really enjoyed the training course, can’t wait to start work properly. It’s nice knowing people are there for you and that you’re not alone.” – Sarah
“Cannot wait to put all this training into practice. I’ve had a brilliant time, very friendly atmosphere and I’ve made some good friends.” – Sophie
“I’ve enjoyed my training with AJ. I can’t wait to start work, everyone was very friendly. Thank you.” – Joe-Anne
Community Care Induction Welcome - 4/10/2011
AJ Training gave a warm welcome to AJ Community Care’s latest intake of Community Support Workers. The inductees who come from a diverse background all shared that,
“working in social care is something that I have always wanted to do”.
They are all eager to embark on their journey through this rewarding and ever-satisfying career and we are delighted that they have chosen to do this with AJ Community Care… Empowering People to be in Control.
Dementia Awareness – 9th September 2011
AJ Community Support Workers completed their initial Training & Induction Programme today with added enthusiasm for their shadow and rostered shifts. They left AJ’s purpose built, modern, Training Centre today with the confidence that they are equipped with cutting edge knowledge and up to date practical skills and techniques necessary for the fulfilment of their roles. As quoted in our recent blog entries, their experience of AJ so far has further inspired them to pursue their chosen careers in Social Care, a profession to be proud of.
With today’s Dementia Awareness course following suit in its receipt of high ratings by participants of AJ’s Training Courses, some final comments to this entry include:
“I enjoyed the two weeks of Training and have met some really nice people.”
“I have gained a lot of information and knowledge about Dementia and now have a greater understanding of the difference between Dementia and being confused. I’ve learnt lots!”
Keep up to date with the events at AJ Training by visiting our website again very soon!
Medication Awareness 7th September 2011
The course on AJ Training’s agenda on 07.09.2011 was AJ’s Medication Awareness which participants found “very useful” and relevant to their job role as Community Support Workers. Further comments on the course included:
“I enjoyed the Medication training… lots of information and very helpful! Thank you, Stephen & Caroline (Trainers)” – Georgiana
“I have learnt lots of things about types of medication and information about each type of medication. I have further knowledge about AJ’s Medication Policy & Procedure and enjoyed the training.” – Lisa
“Clear presentation of information enabling me to be more confident in the area of Medication.” – Pauline
In addition, all participants felt that there were lots of opportunities made available to them to ask questions/seek clarification. Next on the AJ Training menu is Dementia Awareness. Read the comments on this and all of AJ Training’s courses on the AJ Training Blog!
Moving and Handling 5th September 2011
AJ Training started the week with a “great session” on Moving People Safely on the 5th of September 2011. The 2-part, theory and practical training course was said to be “lots of fun” by its participants who also felt that they “learnt from the mistakes made”.
One participant, Shell, commented that the trainer, Su, “was very informative throughout and I would definitely recommend this course to a friend!”
“Best First Aid course I’ve ever done!” was the general opinion from participants on AJ’s First Aid Training course on 02.09.2011. The participants successfully completed their First Aid Training after being formally welcomed as the newest additions to AJ Community Care.
The passionate group of Community Support Workers had “loads of fun” and “learnt lots” during the theory and practical First Aid course on Friday. They found the course “really informative and presented using excellent resources.”
Induction 30th Aug – 2nd September 2011
AJ Community Care’s Inductees completed AJ Training’s “well informed” 2.5 day Skills for Care CIS training on 02.09.2011. Participants felt that the course was made “fun” by AJ’s Trainers, Caroline Minchin-Burville & Stephen Minchin-Burville. Some additional comments on the course included:
“…lots of information was provided by Stephen & Caroline. I enjoyed their related stories.” – Georgiana
“Very interesting, fun and enjoyable. Fabulous Training Team!” – Vicky
“I have learnt lots about Skills for Care and CIS. I really enjoyed taking part.” – Lisa
“I thoroughly enjoyed the course, I found it interesting and knowledgeable. The quality was also to a high standard! Plus, I enjoyed the stories and advice. Thank you!” – Nicola
AJ Training hosted an hour’s training session on Continence Care by Nightingale on 24.08.2011.The session was open to all of AJ’s Community Support Workers (CSW) and is held at AJ’s Training Suite every 2 months. With a prime focus on Catheter, Stoma and Sheaths, this session is always well received by AJ’s CSW’s who find it “very interesting” and “informative”. AJ Training will be hosting this session again on the 26.10.2011 in keeping with it’s commitment to continue delivering the highest quality of care to its service users.
Dementia and Medication training 18th Aug 2011
AJ Community Care Support Workers completed their additional training yesterday and left us with the following comments on:
Medication Awareness Training
“Having some background knowledge in Medication from working in a pharmacy, I still felt like I learnt a lot more and feel more confident in the domiciliary environment” – Samantha
Dementia Awareness Training
“The activity was informative. I learn more from doing than listening so I would prefer more activities if possible.”
“Having done A level psychology, I had basic knowledge of Dementia, however, the training was more in depth and informative.”
Both courses come highly rated by participants who are now settling into their working routine within AJ Community Care.
Moving People Safely Course – 5th Aug 2011
Congratulations to the AJ Community Support Workers who have completed their week long Mandatory Training at AJ’s Head Office in Leeds. The week concluded with a well-received theory and practical session on Moving People Safely. This courses comes highly recommended by its attendees with feedback including:
“I feel confident in Moving People Safely after completing this course today.”- Nicola
“I really enjoyed the course!… lots of practical involvement that really helped understand the theory of moving and handling.” – Lauren
“Another well presented, informative and interesting session. Very impressed with the trainer and the training.”- Ramona
“Using the equipment gave us a real sense of what the service users experience when being in the care environment.”-Tracey
Candidates begin a series of additional training courses next week to further complement the knowledge and skills gained from their week of Mandatory Training. Best wishes to them all!
First Aid Training Course – 4th Aug 2011
100% of participants in today’s First Aid training would recommend the course to others. Participants said that the “Training is excellent” and recommended “no changes” to the course. They felt that “the course was a real eye opener to the real world” with a “good balance of theory and practical” elements. Other comments made were:
“I really enjoyed the course. All questions were answered and explained…lots of practical involvement!”
“Teaching was very good and kept me interested.”
“First Aid training was informative and enjoyable as the trainer made the session fun and interesting.”
Induction Completed - 3rd Aug 2011
The participants that completed our 2.5 day Skills for Care, Common Induction Standards Training on the 3rd of August 2011, made the following comments on the comprehensive course:
“Very organised and well planned course with clear PowerPoint & distributed handouts. All sections of the course were relevant to my job role in Social Care. The presentation style was friendly and very informative with useful learning activities which put into practice what was taught on the course. There were constant opportunities to ask questions and the trainers always asked if things were clear.”
“A lot of information presented in such a way that attention was held, which to me makes it not only interesting but more likely that it has sunk in.”
“Well organised, good presentation of information, approachable trainers with lots of opportunities to ask questions and seek clarification.”
Induction Day 1 – 1st Aug 2011
AJ’s Company Induction kicked off our Candidate Induction & Training Programme; while 100% of participants would recommend this session to others, they left us the following comments:
“As an introduction to Social Care, it’s good being taught to adjust your thinking and assumptions on where the priority should be focussed.”
“…was thorough & well structured.”
“Very clear and concise.”
“Interactive sessions, motivational & positive Induction leader.”
“I thought the training was very well done, explained well, made interesting, all questions answered, very informative.”
Moving People Safely Friday – 8th july 2011
They finished their week on a high note having attended AJ Training’s Moving People Safely training course. This BMA accredited, activity-based theory and practical course was very well received amongst a group of participants from different employment backgrounds with varying levels of experience in care.
100% of course participants would recommend this course to others and the comments received included:
“…very informative and involving.”
“…session has given me confidence for when I start working and moving and handling people.”
The group will continue their professional development in the forthcoming weeks by attending courses on Medication, Continence Care and Dementia. AJ Training wishes them a successful career in Social Care.
First Aid Training 7th July 2011
A First Aid course took place at AJ Training on the 7th of July 2011. The course was delivered by Suhailah Mohamed to a lively, exceptionally receptive group of Community Support Workers. With the course content and activities being inspired by Suh’s training from the British Red Cross and St. John Ambulance, the course participants all said that they would recommend the course to others. The participants gave the following feedback on the course:
“Having been on other First Aid courses, I rate this one much better than any others.”
“…had fun and really enjoyed it. I liked that I wasn’t just dictated to and was involved.”
“Thoroughly enjoyed the session… feel I have learned a lot and it was interesting throughout.”
“Relevant to my job role – First Aid courses previously were general.”
“…very happy with the level of involvement, as it was enjoyable as well as informative. We were made to feel comfortable, thus helped gain my confidence in participating in activities.”
AJ’s Dementia training course 17th June 2011
Our most recent, enthusiastic Community Support Workers completed their Dementia training on the 17th of June 2011. Since completing their mandatory training on the 7th of June 2011, these care enthusiasts have been out shadowing AJ Community Care’s Patch Champions and are now out working as part of a team of well-trained, equipped, competent Community Support Workers. Course participants commented that the course was “easy to follow” and that they “now have a better understanding of Dementia”. AJ Training proudly acknowledges this fresh and eager group and is looking forward to supporting their ongoing development and success in their career in Social Care.
AJ’s Medication Administration training course 09/06/2011
We delightfully congratulate AJ Community Care’s most recently recruited Community Support Workers on their successful completion of AJ’s Medication Administration training course. The course was held at AJ’s vibrant and spacious Training Centre on the 9th of June 2011, and was delivered by Caroline Minchin-Burville. This enthusiastic and keen bunch of characters were very complimentary of the trainer and the course. Leanne Wroe found the course, “very informative, helpful and reassuring”. Karen Mortimer felt that, “the practical tasks e.g. completing case studies will help me remember how to fill out forms when I am out working”. The trainer, Caroline, is “looking forward to training these candidates further in the Dementia Awareness course this week”.