Training and Publications

Independent Lives offer different training types, based on which environment you or your staff work in. We also offer flexible delivery, with workbooks and classroom based training, as well as on-site delivery in some cases.

Our training is an affordable way to advance professional development for you or your staff, with prices starting from as little as £15. What’s more our clinical training is a Guardian Public Service Award winner. Find out more beneath.

Care Certificate Workbooks 

We also publish accessible, easy to follow Workbooks that help you complete the Care Standards set out in the Care Certificate. 

Priced at £35 the Workbooks is available for workers based in residential settings, community-based / domiciliary services, and for Personal Assistants. Find out more. 

Training types

Formal health & social care training for Personal Assistants and Care Support Workers

Our range of training for these roles covers Manual Handling, First Aid, Health & Safety (incorporating Fire Safety), Infection Control, Medication Awareness, Food Hygiene, Adult Safeguarding and Dementia Awareness. This is all delivered by TrainerQuals Level 3 accredited trainers and we offer a free accompanying Care Certificate workbook when you book multiple places on a training day.

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Induction training for Personal Assistants

It’s very important that Personal Assistants receive the right training to have the right skills to support their customers in the desired way. We offer the range of formal training listed above for this purpose – which we recommend even for Personal Assistants who already have experience.

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Clinical training for Personal Assistants and Care Support Workers

Our award-winning clinical training is delivered by a fully qualified community nurse trainer, in your own home. We will work with you and your PA – or your team of Support Workers – to deliver tailored staff training for appropriate healthcare needs.

Find out more and book this training

Which training best suits my needs?

If you are not sure which type of training best suits your needs, then please contact us on 01903 219482 so we can talk through your requirements with you.  

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