Beyond the basics: Best free advanced healthcare worker training

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Whether you’re just starting out or looking to deepen your knowledge, FuturU offers a wide range of courses for healthcare professionals, many of which are CPD-certified. 

Worked your way through our list of the seven best free essential training courses for care workers? Here’s six more courses available entirely for free that’ll help you take your skills and confidence to the next level. 

Acquired Brain Injury Advanced (ABI)

Already completed our Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) course? Deepen your understanding further with our advanced ABI course. 

This comprehensive CPD-certified course explores the root causes of acquired brain injury, including traumatic events, strokes, and infections. It also covers a range of rehabilitation strategies and support systems that can greatly improve the quality of life for individuals affected by ABI. 

By the end of this 120 minute course, you’ll have the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complexities and seize the opportunities linked to acquired brain injury.

Dementia Skilled

Inspired by the Dementia Skilled Practice Level set by the Scottish government, this in-depth 120 minute course delves into the diverse facets of dementia, providing insights on supporting individuals with dementia, as well as their families and caregivers. 

The course explores the complexities of this challenging condition in its different forms. By the end, you’ll be equipped to empower individuals affected by dementia, enabling them to lead fuller, more independent lives while preserving their dignity for as long as possible.

Enteral Feeding (PEG)

Provide exceptional care to individuals unable to process food in the regular way. This 60 minute course covers subjects including the digestive system, types of feeding tubes, feeding methods, and how to give medication through the enteral route.

Managing Death in a Health and Social Care Setting

Even when it’s expected, finding out a service user has passed away when you make a visit can be upsetting and overwhelming.

This 60 minute course will help you understand what to do on the initial discovery, the types of death you may encounter and how to manage the encounter accordingly, and in a sensitive and appropriate way.

Parkinson’s disease

Gain an understanding of what Parkinson’s disease is and how you can best support and care for individuals diagnosed with it.

This 40 minute course covers:

  • What Parkinson’s is, plus how to identify the signs and symptoms of the disease
  • The stages of progression of the disease
  • How the disease is diagnosed and tested for
  • The challenges Parkinson’s brings and the impact it has 
  • The treatments and therapies available
  • How to support and care for individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

Safeguarding Adults Level 3

Completed our Safeguarding Adults course? Progress to Safeguarding Adults Level 3 to deepen your knowledge and ensure the safety, wellbeing and dignity of adults at risk. 

In this 120 minute course, you’ll explore effective safeguarding practices including:

  • Identifying signs of abuse
  • Engaging in person-centred approaches
  • Understanding legal and ethical responsibilities
  • Collaborating within a multidisciplinary framework.

Using real-life case studies, you’ll also gain the insights needed to contribute to safeguarding efforts confidently.

Ready to start learning? Download the free FuturU app now to unlock these courses, plus over 100 more!

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