Education at Cuerdan Hall

Education at Cuerdan Hall

Staff induction

All new staff undertake an in-depth induction programme during their first six months in post. The training programme is built around the needs of the individual to enable them to carry out the role they have been employed to undertake. Subjects covered include health and safety, fire safety, confidentiality, infection control procedures and manual handling.

Staff training

All of our staff receive training on the complex conditions we care for and undertake a yearly refresher training programme to keep skills current and to meet professional and regulatory requirements.

Annual appraisals and regular supervisions help us to identify what other training is required, for example tissue viability, end of life care, nutrition, venepuncture, oral care, and management of behaviours that challenge.

We offer specialised training in areas such as neurological care and personalised documentation. We also provide training courses specific to job roles, such as MiDAS, equality and diversity, team leading, infection control and safe food preparation.

We consider all individual learning styles and offer a variety of learning opportunities such as distance learning, e-learning, self-directed study and one-to-one training.

All staff have the opportunity to progress onto National Vocational Qualification/Qualifications and Credit Framework modules in Health and Social Care or qualifications relevant to their roles.

Working together

We have excellent links with local further education colleges and specialised external training providers. We offer placements to college and university students in a range of disciplines, from Health & Social Care Students to Student Nurses and Medical Students.

For more information

Contact Sue Devlin, Head of Care