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Training and development for those already working in adult social care


Find out more about ongoing training and development we can offer you if you are already working in adult social care.

There are always opportunities to develop and progress in social care. As our population gets older and people are living longer, we face more complex challenges every day. This means that care organisations are working in new ways, creating lots of new and exciting job roles.

We understand that people lead busy lives and that working in care often means working different hours each week making it hard to study. That's why the Care Academy offer a range of distance learning courses in addition to its traditional training offer.

Ready to find out more? Ask about the County Durham Care Academy online.

Online learning and resources

Social Care Information and Learning Services is an online learning resource/community dedicated to the Health and Social Care sector. A wide range of social care materials are available either for online or group learning along with other services that support social care professionals in furthering their knowledge.

Education Information and Learning Services provides information and materials relating to the care of children.

Local social care providers are currently able to use SCILS or EILS free of charge, as this access has been funded by the council. Please use the County Durham Care Academy online form to request your SCILS/EILS log in code. 

Courses

See our Icon for pdf Care Academy Digital Prospectus 2019/20 (PDF, 5.9mb) . These courses are available to all and are free of charge.

In addition to the prospectus, we are also offering:

CourseTarget AudienceDateTimeVenueCourse status
Namaste Care Training (Masterclass for Professionals)Providers working with people with dementia29 January 20209.30am to 4.30pmEducation 1, St Cuthbert's Hospice, 
Park House Road, Neville's Cross, Durham, DH1 3QF
Fully booked
Effective Complaints Handling for Care ProvidersAll adult social care providers.6 February 202010.00am to 4.30pmStanley Education Centre, Shield Row, Stanley, DH9 0HHFully booked
Data Security and Protection Toolkit: Entry LevelProviders who send or receive confidential information to Health or Social Care Professionals.12 February 20209.30am to 1.00pmCommittee Room 1B, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL   Places available
Effective Complaints Handling for Care ProvidersAll adult social care providers.3 March 202010.00am to 4.30pmDurham Leadership Centre, Enterprise Way, Spennymoor, DL16 6YPFully booked
Data Security and Protection Toolkit: Entry LevelProviders who send or receive confidential information to Health or Social Care Professionals.10 March 20209.30am to 1.00pm    Committee Room 1B, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL    Places available
Introduction to Namaste CareProviders working with people with dementia24 March 20201.00pm to 4.00pmEducation 1, St Cuthbert's Hospice, 
Park House Road, Neville's Cross, Durham, DH1 3QF
Places available
Namaste Care Training (Masterclass for Professionals)Providers working with people with dementia13 May 20209.30am to 4.30pmEducation 1, St Cuthbert's Hospice, 
Park House Road, Neville's Cross, Durham, DH1 3QF
Fully booked

Planning your career

If you would like more practical advice on planning your career in care visit Skills for Care - develop your career.

Contact us
County Durham Care Academy
03000 266 115
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • Crook Council Offices
  • Crook
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL15 9ES
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