Education day – Self Booking-2024/25

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This year we will be trialling self-booking of Education Days for certain groups of staff.

If you are in one of these staff groups, information will have been sent to you direct to let you know you can self-book.
Certain groups may be booked on by their team administrator to coordinate locally - they will inform you if your group is using this method.

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Volunteer to be a patient for an OSCE with UoC – Bridgewater – multiple dates

Student or SWASFT staff

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OSCE stands for Objective Structured Clinical Examination. SWAST Students on the BSc paramedic degree apprenticeship programme with the University of Cumbria (UoC) need to complete a level 5 system assessment OSCE and a level 6 patient assessment OSCE.

Volunteering to play the role of a patient is a fantastic opportunity to see an OSCE without being assessed and meet the team! You do not need any prior knowledge or acting experience.

This is a great opportunity for all, but particularly for those who are aspiring to be on the programme and current students. You will also receive a UoC CPD certificate for your participation.

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All staff welcome to sign up, but this training is predominantly aimed at staff who don't necessarily have any clinical training.

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Predominantly aimed at staff who don't necessarily have any clinical training, eLifesaver is your opportunity to learn what an emergency looks like and how you should respond to it. By learning essential lifesaving skills, you have the power to help increase the number of people who could survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the South West.

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Pre-Hospital PROMPT – Multiple Dates 2023-24

Suitable for Paramedics and Clinicians above this level plus Dip HE students.

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We are delighted to see the return of highly anticipated face-to-face Pre-Hospital PROMPT training day delivered by Pre-Hospital PROMPT trained midwives and LDO’s.

This PROMPT training day includes managing birth complications, haemorrhage and basic new-born resuscitation with some fantastic practical sessions on pregnancy induced hypertension with hands‐on workshops on cord prolapse, vaginal breech and more.

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ParaPass & ParaFolio App

Available to registered clinicians (+AP's and AT's & students).

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The ParaPass App is a vast, user friendly, digital platform that includes tools and information to support paramedic learning and development, developed by the same people who produced JRCALCPlus.
N.B. Everyone who needs access to PGD's via ParaPass Lite will continue to have access via the usual processes. However, you will need to sign up below to gain full access to the ParaPass App.

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Palliative & End-of-life Care Training Programme

All staff & students - most beneficial to patient focused roles

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Open to all All staff & students. A three-step course aiming to deliver practical, focused, frontline palliative care skills and knowledge to all ambulance clinicians across the whole Southwest. The first step will be a focused handbook on palliative care, sent out before the course start date.
The second step is a virtual, interactive teaching day on July 12th. (*This is now a recorded session for those that couldn't attend*). During this day we will build on the concepts in the handbook. .
The final step will be to attend a 1-hour Q&A session. This will allow you to ask any specific questions to a palliative care specialist.

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*VIRTUAL* AET Award in Education & Training – Learning Curve Group -2023-24 – Multiple Cohorts

100% attendance - 6 days & portfolio submission - Open to ALL staff

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*This course is provide by an external provider, to assist the internal faculty in managing demand. The internal faculty courses will still continue to run alongside these*

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training replaces the Level 3 qualification in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS). Upon completion, you will be able to begin a career within a teaching environment as a support function, assisting teachers. It’s a great course for anyone wanting to get into teaching and is a fantastic stepping stone from an Assessor’s qualification or on to the Level 4 Certificate to become a teacher of adult education.

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Autism E-Learning- Glos Staff only

Available to all staff

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You can now access e-learning modules, produced by the National Autistic Society (NAS), to develop your knowledge of autism. These e-learning modules are fully funded, and therefore free to access, for anyone living or working in Gloucestershire.

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