Delivering first class training for first class care

At Randstad Care, we understand the many challenges that you face working in the Health and Social Care sector today. These pressures come in many different guises from funding cuts, increased regulation to finding the time for learning and development in our busy schedules whilst working.

In order to carry out your role effectively, it is paramount to be able to put time aside for learning and development. We believe that your role puts you under enough pressure and the last thing you should be concerned about is trying to keep your compliance and skills up to date. Therefore, Randstad Care invests in training staff beyond their basic skills to ensure we have a capable, confident and skilled workforce.

Our training in numbers

  • 9,663
    e-learning courses undertaken in 2015
  • 1,432
    candidates received our practical training in 2015
  • 1,850
    candidates undertook safeguard training in 2015

With over 50 years’ experience in the Health and Social Care sector, Randstad Care has developed a comprehensive and robust candidate training package. Our training aims to help you maintain high levels of competency and skill, ultimately enabling you to demonstrate best practice at all times.

When you register with Randstad Care, you will be required to undertake relevant courses and keep them updated on an annual basis e.g. safeguarding training. Our courses are a blend of classroom based training sessions and e-learning. All of our courses are delivered by our own team of trainers, who are fully qualified and accredited and we continuously update our courses in line with regulatory associated bodies, and legislative updates. All training is followed by an assessment of your competencies and knowledge gained and you will be issued with a certificate upon successful completion of the course. Our goal is to help you to develop the right skills and build upon existing knowledge so that you can provide the highest level of care and support.

Practical courses we provide

All our practical training is delivered in a classroom environment in our local branches by our experienced trainers. These courses have ongoing practical assessment by your trainer and/or a test at the end and on successful completion, candidates will receive certification.

First Aid
  • Emergency first aid (1 day)
  • Emergency first aid refresher (half day)
  • First aid at work (3 days)
  • First aid at work refresher (2 days)
  • Basic life support (half day)
Moving and Handling
  • People moving and handling (1 day)
  • People moving and handling refresher (half day)

E-learning we provide

Our e-learning courses are easy to use and allows you to access our courses whenever and wherever it suits you, giving you the flexibility you require whilst working.

  • Safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Safeguarding children 
  • Food hygiene, safety fluids and nutrition 
  • Health and safety 
  • Infection control (for support staff)
  • Infection control (intermediate)
  • Fire safety 
  • Lone working 
  • Caldicott and data protection
  • Dealing with complaints
  • Mental Capacity Act DoLS
  • Manual handling awareness
  • Medication awareness
  • Learning disabilities awareness
  • Mental health awareness
  • Epilepsy awareness
  • Dementia awareness 
  • Equality and diversity
  • Privacy and dignity

Specialist training

Our specialist training courses will provide the skills and knowledge necessary to complete a range of specialist tasks such as the management of medicines or dealing with challenging behaviour.

  • Non aggressive psychological and physical intervention (NAPPI) Level 1 
  • Non aggressive psychological and physical intervention (NAPPI) level 2 
  • Medication safeguarding and administration 
  • Person centred planning 
  • Mental capacity act and DoLS 
  • Autism awareness 
  • Dementia awareness 
  • Epilepsy awareness  




Care Certificate – theory via e-learning

Randstad Care training also offers you the theoretical knowledge you need to gain the Care Certificate. The Care Certificate is the start of a career in Health and Social Care and although the Care Certificate is designed for new staff, it also offers opportunities for existing staff to refresh or improve their knowledge.

The set of standards that need to be completed before the Care Certificate can be awarded are:

  • Understand your role
  • Your personal development
  • Duty of care
  • Equality and diversity
  • Work in a person centred way 
  • Communication
  • Privacy and dignity
  • Fluids and nutrition
  • Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities
  • Safeguarding adults
  • Safeguarding children
  • Health and safety
  • Handling information
  • Infection prevention and control



Putting theory into practice...

“I recently had one of our candidates call in to say thank you, shortly after attending one of our courses she had been with a service user who went into a seizure. She remembered what we had taught her and knew how to act. When the paramedics arrived they told her that she may have saved his life.”


Nursing revalidation - CPD

Revalidation will provide benefits for you as a nurse or midwife as well as the people you care for. It will help to encourage a culture of sharing, reflection and improvement and will be an ongoing process throughout your career.

It is important to know that revalidation is not about making an assessment of your fitness to practise; it is about promoting good practice across the whole population of nurses and midwives, as well as strengthening public confidence in the nursing and midwifery professions.

The requirements for revalidation state that you must have undertaken 35 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) relevant to your scope of practice as a nurse or midwife in the three year period since your registration was last renewed, or when you joined the register. Of those 35 hours of CPD, at least 20 hours must have included participatory learning.

You must also maintain accurate records of CPD you have undertaken. These records must contain:

  • The CPD method
  • A description of the topic and how it related to your practice
  • The dates on which the activity was undertaken
  • The number of hours (including the number of participatory hours)
  • The identification of the part of the code most relevant to the activity
  • Evidence that you undertook the CPD activity

Randstad Care can support you with the training needed for revalidation. By attending our practical training or utilising our e-learning, you will be provided with the evidence you require for revalidation.

HCPC requirements

As part of staying registered with your professional body, the HCPC, you must undertake CPD to stay registered and they have a set of standards which your CPD must meet. Every time you renew your registration, you will need to confirm that you have met these standards.

Bespoke training solutions

We understand that every individual has different needs when it comes to learning and development. That is why we also offer bespoke training solutions based on your unique requirements. Many of our candidates obtain specialist skills through us to become an even greater asset to their employer.

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