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What Are The Implication Of ‘No Jab No Job’ For The Care Home Sector In England

On the 11th of November 2021 new laws will prevent anyone from entering a Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered care home unless they have received a full course of vaccinations against Covid-19 or are medically exempt from having the vaccinations. Care home owners will face a fine of up to £50,000 for each individual breach and the rules apply not only to staff but also to cleaners, hairdressers, medical professionals and even CQC inspectors.

According to the new legislation, those who are exempt include friends and relatives of care home residents, members of the emergency services, providers of maintenance services where there is a risk to life or the provision of care and those visiting a resident who is dying.

Close to 14,000 care home residents have died of Covid-19 and Public Health England estimate that a further 35,000 deaths may have been avoided since the vaccination programme began.

Today, the 16th of September is the last date for individuals to have the first of their 2 vaccinations in order to be fully vaccinated by the 11th of November when the new rules come into force. Of the 570,000 people employed in the care home industry in England, the Government estimates that 7% will refuse to be vaccinated. That means that 40,000 care home workers will become unemployable with unimaginable consequences on the provision of care for the elderly.

Peter English, a former chair of the public health medicine committee at the British Medical Association (BMA) is quoted in The Guardian “Care home staff are not being forced to be vaccinated against Covid-19. All that is being said is that they cannot do a particular job unless they are vaccinated.”

Health & Social Care Mandatory Training Courses

There are a number of mandatory courses which staff in care homes or other areas of the social care sector must have completed. AOne can provide these courses and fit them around your staff’s shifts and schedules. All of our Health and Social Care courses are up-to-date and relevant, with details on specific legislation and your employee’s responsibilities in relation to those laws.

We provide training in a number of fundamental areas such as the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, the Mental Health Capacity Act, as well as specific areas of care such as Diabetes and Epilepsy awareness courses. If you are interested in our services or training, please get in touch with one of our team members, we would be happy to help.

Some Of Our Mandatory Training Courses

Rapid Induction – As part of the Skills for Care regulations all new staff working in health and social care are required to undertake a rapid induction programme. We offer training in all the areas within the rapid induction programme: Follow the link for more info on Rapid Induction Courses

Refresher Training – As part of the skills for care regulations all staff working in health and social care are required to undertake refresher training . We offer training in all the areas within refresher training programme: Follow the link for more info on Refresher Training Courses

Mandatory Training Courses For Health & Social Care

If you would like to enquire about our mandatory training courses for health and social care professionals, please contact us via telephone or fill out the form below.

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First Aid At Work Training Courses In Shrewsbury

What are your legal obligations as an employer!

All employers, whether a sole trader or huge public-sector business, have a legal duty to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.

This legislation is laid out in Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 – updated 2015.

Every employer has a duty of care to provide or ensure that there are provided adequate and appropriate facilities and equipment to cater for his employees if they are injured or become ill at work. An employer should be able to assess the first aid needs appropriate to the circumstances (hazards and risks) of each workplace.

Where an employer provides first-aiders in the workplace, they should ensure they have undertaken suitable training, have an appropriate first-aid qualification and remain competent to perform their role. Typically, first-aiders will hold a valid certificate of competence in either first aid at work (FAW) or emergency first aid at work (EFAW).

As a business owner, it’s an important aspect of your legal obligations to assess your workplace for potential health and safety hazards. It also informs your decision on first aid training for your staff.

First Aid Shrewsbury is held as a  group first aid courses. Our group first aid training can be tailored to address the health and safety concerns of specific workplaces.


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FREE Beauty Business Training In Shrewsbury

Are you looking for help to start up your own beauty business in Shrewsbury?

A1 Training are offering a completely free Government funded digital marketing, customer care and beauty traineeship that could open up your horizons.

This beauty traineeship combines education and training and is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for. You will also get the chance to get some local work experience that will help you put what you have learnt into practice in a professional environment. These courses will help you to take the next step towards finding a job or opening your own business. These beauty traineeships are held at our premises on Lancaster Road and  last up to 16 weeks.

They are open to young and unemployed people who are aged from 16 -18 and include the following key elements:

Beautician Skills

To begin we advise you to specialise either as a Beauty Therapist, Nail Services Technician or Beauty and Make-up Consultant. You will learn how to carry out detailed and confident consultations with clients, choose the most appropriate services and products, and ensure you know how to deliver an outstanding service.

Marketing and PR

How are you going to attract clients? Where will you advertise? Newspapers, leaflets, local magazines, social media? Make sure you have a marketing plan for the first 12 months and review it for the following year to see what worked and what didn’t. Effective advertising and marketing are vital to help create your brand image and awareness of your business.

Customer Service

How are you going to keep your clients?  Put yourself in the customer’s shoes. A great haircut or manicure may not be enough to keep customers loyal. Instead, you need to wow them with the ultimate client experience, whether that’s in their home or in the salon. Not only will this mean they enjoy each appointment but more importantly they’re likely to keep rebooking.

A1 Training partners with local organisations in the Shrewsbury area to provide traineeship opportunities for young unemployed people. FREE and fully funded, these traineeships give you the chance to learn essential employability skills and set you down the path to compete for intermediate and advanced apprenticeships.

Beauty Business Traineeship Applications In Shrewsbury

Please contact us to learn more about how our sales and marketing, customer care and beauty traineeships will help you to set up your own beauty business in Shrewsbury.

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£4,000 Cash Grant For Employing An Apprentice

Employers of all sizes in England can now apply for extra funding to help them employing apprentices, in the latest drive to revolutionise the skills and training offer across the country. The boost to the ‘Apprenticeship Incentive Scheme’ was confirmed by the Chancellor in the Budget in March. Businesses can apply to claim up to £4000 for each new apprentice hired as a new employee from 1 April until 30 September.

Yasmine Lindsay of A1 Training in Shrewsbury explained the Government grants. ‘In a nutshell, if you have hired a member of staff after the first of April 2021, you are entitled to £4000 if they are aged 16-18 as a Government grant. If you have hired a member of staff over the age of 18 regardless of age you will receive £3000 for putting them into further training. If the member of staff you have hired, is also under 25, the government will pay your NI employer contributions for the duration of the apprenticeship.’

Cash Incentives For Employing Apprentices

The cash incentive is designed to help more employers invest in the skilled workforce they need for the future, as part of the government’s Plan for Jobs. It builds on the extensive action already underway to protect, support and create more jobs while bringing our skills and education system closer to the employer market and widening the opportunities that are available, as we build back better from the pandemic.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said, ‘Young people have been hit especially hard by the crisis – which is why our Plan for Jobs launched last year is focused on helping them get the skills they need to get the jobs they want. By boosting the cash incentives for our apprenticeship scheme we’re improving opportunities for young people to stay in and find work – this could not be more important in our economy’s recovery.’

Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills added, ‘Apprenticeships are a fantastic way for employers large and small to grow their businesses and will continue to play a key role in our economic recovery. This cash boost will help even more employers to invest in their future workforce, creating more high-quality apprenticeship opportunities so businesses have the skilled talent pipeline they need to thrive, not just today but also in the future.’

Apprentice Training Scheme Applications

If you need more information about the apprentice scheme or QCF, RQF & NVQ training courses for health & social care workers, nursing & care home employees, community carers & caring professionals, please contact us via telephone or fill out the form below.

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Patient Moving, Handling & Positioning Training

The modern working environment has raised various body ache problems. Back pain is also one of them. Careless posture is the main reason for the pain and it commonly comes from the workplace. People tend to sit in one position on not-so-comfortable chairs which results in various back injuries.  According to a survey, back pain is the single leading cause preventing people from engaging in work and day-to-day activities. This makes it essential to know how back pain can be avoided. Here are listed the 6 most useful tips to avoid back pain and mind your health and social care.

These simple habits can relieve you of your pain.

Strengthen your core muscles daily – Strengthening core muscles can help in improving back pain. Various exercises such as squats, planks, sit-ups, deadlifting, etc. can help in strengthening core muscles and making them flexible. Weak core muscles, on other hand, cause fatigue, back pain, and other posture-related problems.

Invest in an ergonomic office chair – A little investment in the ‘right stuff’ can relieve you a lot of extra costs. Ergonomic chairs in offices can help employees sit comfortably and work in efficient manners. It will improve the overall working posture and helps in minimizing the risks of chronic back pain.

Safeguard your back while lifting – While lifting the weights, it is necessary to take care of your posture and the technique of lifting. This impacts a lot on the back muscles and can lead to acute back pain and other injuries. If it’s your job to weight lift often, it is advised to know the proper technique of lifting heavy loads.

Dissipate stressors during everyday activities – Stress is everywhere, while inside the office premises or outside it. The way you take stress impacts a lot on your health. To avoid back pain, it’s better to diminish the causes of stress around you in your daily life. It’ll help you a lot to keep up with your health.

Rest after prolonged bending – Prolonged bending causes strain on the back which can cause pain and other spinal injuries. It is, therefore, necessary that you rest your back for a fine time after bending for a long time. Moving the spine in another way while resting can help avoid back pain.

Stretch your hamstrings – Stretching your hamstrings daily can help in avoiding back pain. It straightens the body posture and provides required support to the lower back and pelvis. This simple habit of stretching daily can benefit you over a longer period of time.


Movement and Posture play an important role to take care of your whole anatomy. The people who take care of the way they sit, stand, and work are often relieved of any such injuries. Therefore, you must take care of your position while lifting, handling weights, and moving heavy loads. Apart from this, the listed tips will make sure you are out of trouble while working.

To make sure, you don’t get any injuries just because of your posture, visit our super helpful course on Moving and Positioning Patients

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First Aid & Life Support Training Course Providers

First5 Aid Training CoursesFirst aid and basic life support training allow employees to provide patients the solution, and not just sympathy. It creates within them the confidence to care for the patient. They are equipped with the knowledge as to how to manage the incidents and consequently it enables them to increase patient comfort. Upskilling the workforce helps in encouraging a healthy and safe lifestyle at the workplace.

Whether the workplace is dangerous or not, risks and uncertainties are everywhere. To reduce the impact of these uncertainties, it becomes essential for every employee to protect the health and safety of other employees with quick first aid.

With adequate knowledge of what to do, how, and when, incidents can be correctly managed at the workplace by employees.

First aid, as the term suggests, is the first and immediate assistance given to the injured to prevent further damage. It is the service provided by others before arriving of medical help. In serious cases, it even can save the life of the injured. 

First Aid & Basic Life Support Training Courses

At the workplace, there are many reasons for providing training to the workforce. Here, we list some of them.

Saves lives: Undoubtedly, First aid training helps in saving the lives of patients. Emergencies require immediate service and it is only through appropriate steps that employees can manage the incidents.

Lessens worries of people at the workplace: When employees have upskilled themselves with adequate training, it lightens the overall environment of the workplace. The employees feel less worried working at such a place.

Company loyalty increases: Offering First Aid training courses to the workforce gives the outlook of how the company values its human resource. It increases the goodwill of the company and the loyalty of employees towards them.

Increased awareness: First aid courses and training increase the general awareness of the workforce about the importance of health and safety. This further helps in reducing accidents at the workplace to great extent.

Reduces recovery time: Adequate first aid services can reduce the recovery time of the patient. As first aid helps in preventing further damage, it also helps in promoting speedy recovery.

Upskilled Individuals: Getting equipped with the knowledge of first aid helps employees not only at the workplace but everywhere. They themselves become a better individual and greater assets for society as well.

Gives employees confidence and clarity during an emergency: Most of the time, lack of professional knowledge makes employees unconfident. However, with first aid and basic life support courses, they become clear and confident in their actions.

Thus, from the listed benefits, we can easily presume, how important and safe it is to provide first aid training courses to employees.

It creates a greater impact on the workforce, patients, and environment as well. Let’s see how.

First aid and basic life support training courses

Are you ready to upskill your employees and create a better environment for them?  Find out more about our special course on “First Aid and Basic Life Support”

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Help to Grow Your Business: Digital Training

Free impartial advice on how technology can boost your business, delivered through a new online platform launching this Autumn.

You can also claim a discount of up to 50% on the costs of approved software, worth up to £5,000. Vouchers are initially expected to be available for software that helps businesses:

  • build customer relationships and increase sales
  • make the most of selling online
  • manage accounts and finances digitally

All businesses will be able to benefit from free online advice on the platform.

The voucher is expected to be available to UK business that:

  • employ between 5 and 249 employees and are registered at Companies House
  • have been trading for more than 12 months
  • are purchasing the discounted software for the first time

Full details on the businesses that will be eligible and software that will be available for the voucher will be published this autumn.

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Help to Grow Your Business: Management Training

A 12 week-programme delivered by leading business schools across the UK and accredited by the Small Business Charter. The programme combines a practical curriculum, with 1:1 support from a business mentor, peer-learning sessions and an alumni network.

Designed to be manageable alongside full-time work, this programme will support you to develop your strategic skills with key modules covering financial management, innovation and digital adoption. By the end of the programme you will develop a tailored business growth plan to lead your business to its full potential.

30,000 places will be available over 3 years. The programme is 90% subsidised by government – costing only £750.

UK businesses from any sector that have been operating for more than 1 year, with between 5 to 249 employees are eligible.

You should be a decision maker or member of the senior management team within the business e.g. Chief Executive, Finance Director etc.

Charities are not eligible.

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Infection Prevention & Control Training Courses

We are living in a pretty intense period of history, COVID-19 was something that the UK was not prepared for.  Knowing about infection control and prevention is important, not just for those working in the Health and Social Care sector, but also for people who want to keep their loved ones safe.

WHO defines Infection Prevention and Control as “a practical, evidence-based approach which prevents patients and health workers from being harmed by avoidable infection and as a result of antimicrobial resistance”.  But what does this mean?  It is a series of procedures and precautions to prevent infection harming clients and healthcare workers. 

Infection Prevention- Preventing infection is a secure way to ensure clients and workers remain safe.  There are a number of activities that can be completed to help prevent infections.  Keeping surgical sites clean, washing hands, wearing PPE, correct waste disposal – these are all key processes that need to be in place to prevent infection outbreak.  Having the correct processes in place to meet the specific needs of each client is important, especially when working in person-centred care.

Infection Control – The term infection can cover a wide variety of conditions.   From chest to urinary tract, controlling the spread of infections is vital to ensuring client and staff safety.  Some infections are transmissible, so when there is an outbreak, there needs to be appropriate infection control measures in place.

These could include shielding vulnerable clients or isolating the person with the infection.  During an outbreak it is important to keep up with sanitation and other prevention methods.  Appropriate PPE should also be worn.

Infection Prevention & Control Training Courses

AOne offer a full infection control course.  This can be completed to give you the security you need to stay safe at work or at home.  Recognised as a Centre of Excellence by Skills for Care, AOne is the perfect place to complete your training.  We have a variety of accredited and awareness courses to increase your skillset and ability. Get in contact today to discuss your training needs!

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