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The new Borders Care Learning Network training programme for January-June 2016 is now online. Download your copy here.

The following training courses are scheduled for this month. If you would like to attend, please complete the booking form and return to

Moving and Handling – Wednesday 20th January, 9am-4pm, Galashiels

  • Identify the principles of safe moving and handling
  • Identify unsafe techniques
  • Legal and safe back care guidance
  • Safe usage of moving and handling equipment.

Underpinning knowledge for SVQ unit H5NA 04 Support effective communication – Thursday 21st January 9.30am-4.30pm, Galashiels

  • Understand the NVQ / NOS requirement for supporting effective communication in settings where individuals are cared for or supported.

Introduction to food hygiene – Wednesday 27th January 9.30am-12.30pm, Galashiels

  • Handling food
  • Storing food
  • Basic food hygiene.

Infection control – Thursday 28th January 1pm-4pm, Galashiels

  • The general principles of infection control
  • How to achieve effective hand hygiene
  • The use of personal protective equipment
  • Dealing with spillages and bodily fluids.

Training is open to those who work or volunteer in health and social care in the Scottish Borders, and to unpaid carers.



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