Dolphin Homes are particularly proud of our links with local colleges and these colleges offer courses such as ‘Pathways’, ‘Stepping Stones’ and ‘Life Skills’. These courses aim to provide a basic level of education, combined with desirable life skills and deliver the courses in such a way that it meets national standards, but also ensures students can participate in a relaxed friendly environment.
The courses are available on a full time basis but are also available as part time units of study, to fit in with what is felt to be most beneficial for the participating student.
At Dolphin Homes we recognise the importance of staff development and training, and we are fully committed to ensuring that all of the training and development needs of our staff are identified and seen as a priority.
All of our staff have an ongoing programme of training and professional development in place to ensure that our staff are fully able to meet the needs of our service users.
Courses that our staff undertake include:
- First Aid / Emergency Life Support
- Fire Awareness
- Health and Safety at Work
- Food Hygiene
- Diet and Nutrition
- Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults
- Autism and Aspergers
- Introduction to Epilepsy
- Managing Aggression at Work
- Stress Management
- NVQ in Care – Levels 2, 3 and 4
- Supervision Skills
- Self – Injurious Behaviour