Training courses

Independent Lives provides a wide range of training aimed at supporting personal assistants and Direct Payment employers.

You can view our full schedule of training below. Click on the training course to find out more and to book your space.

If you have any questions about our training or can't find the training you need then contact us by emailing [email protected] or phoning 01903 219482 (option 3).

Funding information

Our tailored, inclusive and comprehensive face to face first aid and moving and handling training is competitively priced at just £100 per person and fully accessible, please enquire for details of course availability.

Our range of online courses priced at just £40 per session are new or refreshed with current regulation, legislation and practice guidance. Please enquire for more information and log in details.

Our workbooks are priced at £20 each and offer a great addition or refresher to your knowledge.

You will be invoiced by our training team after your booking has been confirmed and we have ensured spaces are available.

Please note, payment will need to be made before training takes place.

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Understanding PDA (pathological demand avoidance) for Personal Assistants

16 July @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Online 

The session will cover: What is demand avoidance and when does it become ‘pathological’? Adapt your communication to engage and empower the individual experiencing demand avoidance An introduction to declarative language as a tool to share…

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Positive and effective management of PAs

16 July @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Online 

Are you about to become an employer or seeking a refresher in managing a new personal assistant? Then Look no further! At Independent Lives, we understand the challenges of becoming an employer, and that’s why we’ve…

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An Introduction to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

22 July @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Online 

The goal of this training is to create environments where all individuals are treated fairly, with dignity and respect, regardless of their background, characteristics, or differences. In a world that thrives on diversity and inclusivity, understanding…

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Disability awareness

22 July @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Online 

Join us for disability awareness training as we challenge preconceived notions, break down barriers and work towards a more understanding and compassionate society. This training will equip you with the knowledge and perspective to champion disability…

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Mental Capacity

23 July @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Online 

This training is essential to ensure that individuals who may lack capacity receive appropriate care and protection of their rights. This course will cover real world examples to give you the best possible chance of safeguarding those you support.

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Moving and Handling People (theory and practical)

23 July @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Independent Lives Worthing

Join our Moving and Handling people training course today and gain the confidence and competence to provide safe and compassionate assistance to those you support.

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First Aid (theory and practical)

24 July @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Independent Lives Worthing

This training session will provide a thorough overview of basic first aid including a practical sign off. The training is for personal assistants who are looking to gain essential knowledge to help them with their work.

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Safeguarding

25 July @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Online 

Whether working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, you have a duty of care to safeguard and protect. This course is fully funded for personal assistants who are employed by an individual employer receiving a direct payment funded by West Sussex or Croydon.

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Medication Awareness Levels 1 & 2

25 July @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Online 

Once completed, this training should be refreshed annually. When it comes to medication, safety is paramount. Our training focuses on teaching you best practices for safe administration, reducing the risk of errors and ensuring you have…

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