Adult social care

Training for PAs


If you’re a personal assistant or thinking of becoming one, and you want to register on our PA Finder scheme, we offer the full 15 standard Skills for Care endorsed Care Certificate eLearning programme as well as Emergency First Aid and People Moving People as a minimum.

Additional training can be supported where it's been identified to support an individual employer.

The following areas are covered in the Care Certificate eLearning programme:

  • Standard 1 - Understand your role
  • Standard 2 - Your personal development
  • Standard 3 - Duty of care
  • Standard 4 - Equality and diversity
  • Standard 5 - Work in a person-centred way
  • Standard 6 - Communication
  • Standard 7 - Privacy and dignity
  • Standard 8 - Fluids and nutrition
  • Standard 9 - Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities
  • Standard 10 - Safeguarding adults
  • Standard 11 - Safeguarding children
  • Standard 12 - Basic life support
  • Standard 13 - Health and safety
  • Standard 14 - Handling information
  • Standard 15 - Infection prevention and control

Additional areas required for registration on the PA Finder Scheme are:

  • Emergency First Aid – Theory and practical skills session
  • People Moving People – Theory and practical skills session

Once you become a personal assistant you’ll have the opportunity to undertake/attend further learning and development such as: 

  • Additional safeguarding children and/or adults training
  • Conflict resolution
  • Epilepsy awareness and rescue medication training

Through the Personal Online Development (POD) portal  you'll be able to see a range of learning and development opportunities available to you.

It'll be your responsibility to ensure your training is always kept up to date; lapsing could affect your registration on the scheme.

For more information

For more information about training and development related to the personal assistant role, email or call (01226) 772425.

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