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Training & development

Training for people caring for adults in Slough

The council offers training and development to people working for care provider organisations and individuals who care for a friend or relative in Slough. Providers have access to a Learning and Development programme that includes statutory training required by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to meet their essential standards.

See also safeguarding adults training. Further courses will be added as they become available.

Current courses

There is a wide range of training modules available on our eLearning platform, Log on to Care. There is more information in the eLearning courses section below.     

The training and development calendar for health and safety is currently under review. For eLearning options please see the eLearning courses information below.

Booking a course

To book a place for our courses, please complete the online booking form.

You can also download a Learning and Development booking form, then either scan it and email to training@slough.gov.uk or send it to the address on the form.

Course charges

Currently, statutory health and safety training is free of charge if already scheduled in our training calendar. Bespoke health and safety training developed specifically for organisations and all non-statutory training may be charged at a subsidised rate per person, the cost will be given on the course flyer when published.

Care Act Learning & Development

The Care Act brings care and support legislation together into a single act with a new well-being principle at its heart. It introduces major reforms to the legal framework for adult care and support in England - to the duties of local authorities, to the rights of those in need of care and support and their carers and to the funding system for care and support. The changes impact the way councils do business and the roles of their workforce. They will have an impact on care providers and user organisations and their roles in the delivery of care, and the expectations and duties placed on them by the new legislation.

View a short clip on the Care Act reforms.

To access eLearning: Register with Log on to Care: see details below.

To access Care Act learning materials that you can use to deliver in-house training, please see:
Skillsforcare Care Act learning and development.

e-Learning courses

The following websites include e-Learning courses for the social care sector, designed by social care professionals. Completion of these courses can provide evidence for regulatory compliance. e-Learning is most effective when combined with opportunities for skill practice and discussion with supervisors.

Carer Aware and the Care Act

This Carers Aware course is for those who engage with carers and need to understand more about carers legislation, their needs and the services available. It is 45 minutes long and you can log in and out of the course.

Log on to Care

Slough Borough Council is a member of the “Log on to Care” project, which provides free access to more than 100 training modules dedicated to the Adult Social Care sector, including the Care Certificate, Safeguarding, Mental Capacity, Management modules and much more!

Many of the modules are linked to the Care Certificate or to the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF), have been successfully completed by thousands of learners and have a satisfaction rating of more than 95% from learners.

You can also find more information on the Log on to Care website.

Free digital resource for carers in Berkshire

There is an online resource for carers in Berkshire to support them in their caring role. It is free to use and includes specially tailored apps, guides and training courses:

  • Jointly - a mobile app to help make caring a bit easier, less stressful and more organised.
  • About Me – a selection of e-learning for carers that aims to help build resilience for caring, help carers build support networks and improve understanding of working and caring.
  • The role of good nutrition in caring for someone - an e-learning course which aims to help carers understand the role of nutrition both for themselves as well as the person they are looking after.
  • Upfront Guide to Caring - this is an online assessment tool that directs carers to specific sections of Carers UK's website for information relevant to their situation, and then produces a short action plan to help carers plan their next steps.

To access, create an account on carersuk. Professionals can also access the digital service by following the same registration process for carers.

This has been funded by the six Berkshire local authorities; Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead.