Pepenbury Staff Training & Development
At Pepenbury, we provide the best quality care for our residents and those who use our services. In order to achieve this, it is essential that our staff team have the necessary skills and support. Pepenbury’s in house Staff Training & Development department facilitates and co-ordinates the provision of identified training for both care and non-care staff and volunteers.
Training works in three stages:
3 Month Inductions:
Pepenbury introduced Induction training under the Skills for Care Common Induction Standards in September 2012. The system sets out some of the first things carers need to know in a new job and the standards apply to care workers in all adult social care work. There are 8 standards that cover the whole range of people interaction, and our new care workers are carefully monitored during the 12-week induction process; not only by their Care Co-Ordinators but by the Induction trainer.
Each new member of staff is issued with a personal portfolio which allows them to record their evidence of knowledge gained, either from formal training courses or ‘on the job’ training. This is then reviewed and signed off at regular intervals.
The Standards are transferable within adult social care in England.
Standard 1 Role of the health and social care worker
Standard 2 Personal development
Standard 3 Communicate effectively
Standard 4 Equality and Inclusion
Standard 5 Principles for implementing duty of care
Standard 6 Principles of safeguarding in health and social care
Standard 7 Person-centered support
Standard 8 Health and safety in an adult social care setting
Essential training is then carried out as determined by service user needs within the location that the member of staff or volunteer is deployed. This could entail epilepsy awareness and administration, Specific training for challenging behaviour, diabetes awareness etc. This stage is usually completed within the first six months of employment.
Once staff have successfully completed their probation period, they are encouraged to undertake Vocational Diplomas or apprenticeships relevant to their role. Training is presented in a variety of formats such as classroom training with either in-house or external trainers; e-learning; distance learning; individual assessment; external courses, conferences and University courses. Pepenbury offers high quality learning in response to the ever-changing demands of the sector at a very competitive price.
Our training courses are available to other organisations:
Course details are available to download here.