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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Challenging Behaviour

25 July @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Independent Lives Worthing

This training will enable you to have an understanding of Challenging Behaviour and why it occurs, as well as giving you practicable steps to manage and cope with situations.

Book now about Challenging Behaviour

An Introduction to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

5 August @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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

5 August @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


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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First Aid (theory and practical)

6 August @ 9:30 am - 1:30 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.

Book now about First Aid (theory and practical)

Moving and Handling People (theory and practical)

7 August @ 9:30 am - 1:30 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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7 August @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


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.

Book now about Safeguarding

Medication Awareness Levels 1 & 2

8 August @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


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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Mental Capacity

8 August @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


The training will detail what the Mental Capacity Act is and how it can be applied in real world scenarios. It will also cover the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, including why these exist and when they may be used.

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Autism Awareness

9 August @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Autism awareness training is essential in moving towards a more supportive community for autistic individuals. This training will increase understanding and knowledge of autism as well as reducing misconceptions and misinformation. This can lead to more compassionate and supportive attitudes and interactions.

Book now about Autism Awareness