Why choose to train at Abbots Care?
Carer training is something we’re passionate about, because we know our carers make us the amazing service we are, bringing joy and independence to each and every person we support. We know not all care agencies take the time to train their staff in the same way that we do, but we choose to pass on the generations of experience in care and our impressive array of specialisms to our new colleagues. So why choose to train at Abbots Care?
Care Worker Induction Training
We have a reputation for high quality training and learning and development, and it is our ambition to have the most qualified and competent team of care workers in the country.
All our carers receive comprehensive care worker induction training from the very best qualified social care experts, with the induction being delivered by our qualified trainers. These trainers will not only be able to offer theoretical support, but they will also be able to use real-life situations to support your learning. This theoretical and practical experience will equip you with the necessary skills to excel in your care career with Abbots Care.
What to Expect from Your Care Worker Training
Our initial training for home care workers takes one week, when our carers are then sent off to complete shadow shifts with a competent carer. During this time:
- You’ll learn the theory behind providing quality care.
- You’ll be involved in practical exercises such as First Aid and personal care to establish good practice.
- You’ll receive specialist Dementia care training, learning how to support people with all stages of Dementia.
- We’ll tell you about our qualifications programmes so that you can continually develop throughout your time with Abbots Care.
- If you need any additional support before your carer training, we will meet with you to discuss how we can support throughout your induction. We’re happy to support you with any language or learning difficulties that you might have to make sure you can achieve your Care Certificate.
- You’ll train alongside your new colleagues, and you’ll get a chance to get to know them and build up relationships.
Once you’ve demonstrated you are ready to give care alone, our team will sign you off to begin caring for our service users. Updated training is also given regularly, in accordance with CQC and government guidelines.
Our carer training courses . Please contact our recruitment team to book onto our next session: 0330 094 5511 or contact us. Currently, our induction is conducted online (via Zoom). We’re here to support our care workers with setting up Zoom and the online functions necessary to complete the training with us.
Carer Training – The Care Certificate
One of the most widely known care worker training courses, the Care Certificate is awarded after the successful completion of your carer training with us. It states that each of our care workers meets the standards for working with adults in social care. It involves assessments, feedback, guidance and learning, so that you have all the tools you need to complete the course. The Care Certificate takes 12 weeks to complete, on average. This includes being signed off as competent.
Care Assistant Training for Everyone
Don’t worry if you’re not the most academic of people. To get off to a great start all you need is a drive to succeed in helping others. With our experienced team of professionals to guide you and offer support, you’ll have all the tools you need to complete our thorough training for home care workers.
Further Carer Training and Qualifications
We actively encourage and support our carers through their Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care, amongst any other qualifications they’d like to complete. Do you have a particular area of care you’d like to explore further? Our care worker training forms part of each carer’s ongoing professional training, where we give individualised support, ensuring that our staff can reach their career
Abbots Care offers all of its care teams access to specialist in-house training sessions throughout the year. We offer a wide variety of subjects which include: Stroke Awareness, Understanding Mental Health, End of Life Care, Advanced Dementia Training, Bereavement, Catheter Care, Personal Care, Feeding, Gastrostomy Care, Learning disabilities, Epilepsy and many more specialist areas. There is always an interesting course running that you can book yourself on to. Start your career in care with Abbots Care. We’ll be with you every step of the journey, helping you to realise your potential.
Why work for us
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“I came over to England to try new things and went into care. Since starting in March 2017 I have found working for Abbots Care more rewarding and felt more accepted. I have built up a good relationship with the service users. I am so glad I came into this job it’s been the best experience ever.”
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