An all-new course designed to enable organisations to upskill their frontline staff in recognising, assessing for and prescribing minor aids and adaptations to reduce risk and promote independent living.

  • The course is designed for professionals looking to enhance their abilities to support their customers. Learners typically include physiotherapists, nurses and social workers along with support staff such as technicians, care managers, reablement staff, support workers and occupational therapy assistants.
  • The course is also suitable for urgent response services and discharge teams and any other staff wishing to update or learn new skills around assessing for minor adaptations and equipment provision.
  1. Understand how impairment of function impacts on general well-being and the ability to perform a task
  2. Understand the significance of safety and risk throughout the process of equipment selection
  3. Understand the impact of the built environment when planning equipment provision
  4. Understand the impact of other family members when planning equipment provision
  5. Know a range of equipment solutions that can be used for clients
  6. Be able to measure for equipment and know when it is fitted correctly
  7. Know when to refer back to Occupational Therapy if a case is beyond the remit of a Trusted Assessor
  8. Be able to reflect on your own work.
  • We understand the operational difficulties involved in releasing staff to attend training and the different knowledge and experience our learners have; learners have preferred learning styles and so we are happy to modify our delivery options.
  • Delivered as a face-to-face course, we can arrange a location convenient to your learners. The two-day course is delivered by occupational therapists with relevant experience. The course includes both theory and practical elements throughout the two days.
  • Our blended learning option looks to maximise practical sessions giving learners the opportunity to learn the theory through interactive eLearning sessions prior to attending a face-to-face practical session in which learners focus on looking at and using the equipment they will be prescribing. This blended route typically involves a one-day face-to-face element.
  • The pure ELearning option delivers all the content online. Learners work through a number of modules, videos and a range of support materials. The course includes a pre-arranged virtual assessment during which they are observed completing a practical trainer-led task.
  • We know that learning continues after the course and so all learners are offered the option to attend free monthly practical workshops for the first twelve months after their course has completed. The workshops include reviews of new equipment, policy changes and support for specific cases that learners are handling. Learners can also work through a competency checklist on completing a certain prescription which can be used for supervision or further professional development.
  • Please note that the accrediting body requires learners to demonstrate that they have met a number of assessment criteria, we support learners in this but we cannot be held ultimately responsible for non-completion of the assigned tasks.

For more information about Trusted Assessor programmes, accredited training and wider programmes dealing with independent living please contact the TACT team, we love collaborating.

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