Course Description

Foundation Programme for Working in Residential Services

Foundation Programme for Working in Residential Services is a course run by Open Training College, Dublin. It is a 'Online Learning' course with a duration of 60 to 90 minutes per module; 17 hours learning overall. Foundation Programme for Working in Residential Services gives a Course Qualification of Award / Certificate. For more information about Foundation Programme for Working in Residential Services at Open Training College, please review the details below.

Covid-19 has brought extensive challenges to all of us, not least ensuring that staff cover is provided in service areas that remain open and ensuring that staff are well informed working in areas possibly unfamiliar to them. The Open Training College (OTC) has been delivering excellent social care education and training since 1992, online since 2004. The OTC has identified the essential relevant training areas with experts in the area.

The programme is ideal professional development for:

  • employees already in role but who wish to refresh their skills and knowledge;
  • new recruits holding a Level 5 but need in-depth understanding to deliver high quality, safe, person centred services;
  • staff redeployed to work in an unfamiliar area.

The Programme:

The programme covers areas such as PCP and Rights, Positive Behaviour Support, Intimate and Personal Care, Records and Report Writing in addition to the key legislatively required areas.

The full list of the 12 courses are available HERE

  • Study the modules that fit your needs
  • Each module takes 60-90 minutes
  • 17 hours to complete entire programme
  • Individual Certificates produced per module
  • Accessible on most devices 24/7
  • User friendly and technical support if needed

100 euro for registration for the complete programme.

During the programme you receive:

  • 12 modules that contain 17 hours of elearning;
  • Relevant and practical content for residential services;
  • OTC certification for each module and the overall programme;
  • A range of interactive quizzes and activities;
  • Key videos and resources.
  • Up to date content on COVID-19 issues in residential services in a number of areas.

The College will discuss possible discounts based on staff groups with agencies.

NOTE: The programme/modules do not sit on the NFQ.

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Training ProviderOpen Training College
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 14
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationAward / Certificate
Awarding Body DetailsOTC Certificate in Foundation Programme for Working in Residential Services
Course Duration60 to 90 minutes per module; 17 hours learning overall
Course TimeThe training is delivered on the award winning OTC online platform that can be accessed on most devices, 24/7 and provides OTC certification for the 12 modules. There are 17 hours of online content. Each module takes 60-90 minutes to complete.
Course Fee100
Entry RequirementsAll you need to apply is a functioning online device, such as desktop/laptop/ipad/smart phone and motivation!
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Course Provider

Open Training College

Prospect Hall, Willowfield Park, Goatstown, Dublin , D14 P9E4, Goatstown, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: D14 P9E4

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