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Shared Lives Carers Training

We resumed face to face delivery for mandatory training from 17 May 2021, ensuring all Government guidelines were being adhered to.  Until we receive confirmation that all social distancing measures can be lifted, face to face training will run with limited places. Please do not turn up to a course without confirmation of booking as we can not exceed room capacity. If you have any queries please email

The opportunity to receive regular, high quality training is very important in supporting carers who open up their home and family life, to include the person who needs care and support, some of whom may be exhibiting difficult and challenging behaviour. Workforce Development have a strong commitment to providing several training opportunities each year to maintain skills and knowledge to help you in this role. 

Over the year the training programme will be developed, as priorities change, or demand increases. It is recommended that you regularly check this page for updates.

Please see below for both face to face and virtual training available to book via iTrent.

CourseDryden Training RoomDateTimesFacilitator
Level 3 Emergency First AidWD Room 33 November 202110am to 5pmClare Cavanagh
Level 3 Emergency First AidWD Room 38 December 202110am to 5pmIan Black
Level 3 Emergency First AidWD Room 318 January 202210am to 5pmChristine Beattie
Level 3 Emergency First AidWD Room 33 February 202210am to 5pmChristine Beattie
Level 3 Emergency First AidWD Room 315 March 202210am to 5pmChristine Beattie


Dates for the following safeguarding courses and others, can be found on our Safeguarding and Community Safety training page

Safeguarding Adults Reporting Concerns L2
Safeguarding Children
Safeguarding Disabled Children and Young People
An Introduction to Mental Capacity Act
Mental Capacity Act Level 1
Drug and Alcohol Awareness
Hate Crime
Mate Crime
Cyber Stalking


In addition to face to face and virtual training, carers can undertake e-learning courses or undertake any flexible learning.


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