Training and Development for Personal Assistants and Individual Employers

Medway College of Social Care offer a number of short courses and qualifications that may be useful to Personal Assistants and Individual Employers.

All of our short courses are available to view and book via our online booking portal iShare.  Please click here to access iShare and search for ‘Medway College of Social Care’ to find our short courses.

If you require access to iShare for yourself or your staff please contact the Medway College of Social Care on (01634) 338480 or at

On the following pages you will find a list of the courses available along with a brief course outline describing the course aims, content and target audience and information about how to book.

Domestic Abuse Awareness

Course Aim To equip staff who may, in the course of their work, come into contact with domestic abuse. Objectives • how to recognise signs of domestic abuse • the effect of abuse on children and family • the key issues of abuse and violence in teen relationships • understand services available locally to support […]

Location: Gun Wharf, Chatham

Tissue Viability (Wound Care)

Course Content: The functions and structure of the skin and how it is made up What is ‘tissue viability’? What is a pressure ulcer? Pressure ulcer grading Risk areas for pressure ulcers What causes pressure ulcers to develop? (intrinsic and extrinsic factors) What are the signs to look and feel for? Tissue viability assessment tools […]

Location: Rochester Community Hub

Managing your Stress Levels **NEW**

Who should attend? Any staff member looking to effectively manage their stress levels Course Aim This course will help delegates understand how to identify and deal with their stress levels. They will learn how stress can impact on their work and home lives and will explore a range of techniques for minimizing negative stress. Content […]

Location: Gun Wharf, Chatham

Manager’s Guide – Managing Stress in the Workplace **NEW**

Who should attend? Managers and team leaders Course Aim Managers and team leaders have a duty of care for their staff. This means they should be able to identify any staff showing signs of stress. This course will enable managers and team leaders to recognise the negative effects of stress and the negative impact on […]

Location: Gun Wharf, Chatham

Diabetes Awareness

Who should attend? Anyone with an interest in understanding Diabetes and who would like to know how to reduce risks of developing this disease. Type 2 Diabetes is the fastest growing health threat that we face today. With estimates that I in 3 people will develop the disease by 2034, it is important to develop […]

Location: Rochester Community Hub

Dementia Awareness

Course aim: The aim of this course is to provide staff working in health and social care and those supporting individuals with dementia with the basic knowledge and skills to provide person-centred care. This course will provide learners with an awareness of dementia including understanding causes, signs and symptoms of dementia as well as exploring […]

Location: Gun Wharf, Chatham

Unconscious Bias (Equalities)

Who should attend? All staff, in particular those involved in recruitment and those with line management responsibilities. Course aims and objectives: To enable delegates to understand the psychological process of unconscious bias and how this affects perceptions and experiences. In particular, the course aims to help delegates realise how pervasive unconscious bias is in their […]

Location: Gun Wharf, Chatham

Nutrition and Hydration

COURSE AIMS • To enable delegates to understand the importance of hydration and a nutritional diet • To enable delegates to have an awareness of the signs of dehydration and malnutrition • To enable delegates to have an awareness of how to support residents who have difficulty with eating and drinking • To explain the […]

Location: Rochester Community Hub

Mental Capacity Act Module 1 – Statutory Principles and Assessing Capacity

Course Objectives: • To provide knowledge of the five statutory principles underpinning the Mental Capacity Act; • To enable participants to demonstrate the application of the five statutory principles in their practice; • Participants to understand how to assess mental capacity using the two-stage test. Learning Outcomes: • Participants to know the five statutory principles […]

Location: Gun Wharf , Chatham

Mental Capacity Act Module 2 – Supporting Decision Making

Course Objectives: • Participants will be reminded of the 5 Statutory Principles underpinning the Mental Capacity Act 2005 • Participants will know who a decision maker is under the Mental Capacity Act 2005; • Participants will explore practice issues and techniques to supporting decision-making, including planning for future needs; • Participants will understand the criteria […]

Location: Gun Wharf , Chatham