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Glasgow Clyde College Training for SOSCN Members

Moving & Handling for Childcare; Allergy Awareness (Including epipen training)

SOSCN has a partnership with Glasgow Clyde College to deliver training. The next 2 planned sessions are: Moving and Handling for Childcare and Allergy Awareness (including epipen training) and will be held in the Langside Campus (southside Glasgow) November/December 2016. Both courses are delivered by experienced healthcare lecturers.

Cost to SOSCN Members £40 per individual session or £65 for both sessions.

(NB To benefit from the £65 offer, BOTH sessions must be booked at the same time.)


Wednesday 30th November, 10am – 12.30pm, Langside Campus Glasgow Clyde College

The aim of this course is to provide students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of correct moving and assisting procedures appropriate to their individual working environments, this includes how to correctly move children, pick-up equipment etc.

This course looks at the relevant legislation (e.g. Manual Handling Operations Regulations, Health and Safety at Work) as well as employer and employee duties. It also discusses how to minimise risk of injury through best practice. Also discussed are issues around accountability and consent.

Feedback from previous OSC participants in the training:

  • "Tutor very friendly and helpful."
  • "Helped to understand safer ways of moving equipment without hurting self."

Wednesday 7th December, 10am – 12.30pm, Langside Campus Glasgow Clyde College

This session identifies the symptoms and causes of allergies and how to treat them. It will discuss the main causes of allergies and how to recognise anaphylactic shock and how to respond to it, including how to administer medication using an epipen.

Feedback from previous OSC participants in the training:

  • "A very interesting course with an excellent tutor. I feel much more confident about dealing with allergy and anaphylaxis in particular."
  • "I found this course very useful and it will help me in my job. It has given me lots of knowledge which will be useful."

To book a place on these courses please contact: Deborah Osbeck Dosbeck2@glasgowclyde.ac.uk or 0141 272 0664

Training sessions can also be delivered across Scotland subject to numbers. We are also looking at providing Paediatric First Aid through Glasgow Clyde College; if you are interested in this, or any other sessions being delivered locally please contact Elaine Donnelly: EDonnelly@glasgowclyde.ac.uk or 0141 272 3308.

REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene E-learning Course

Special price for SOSCN members: £55 introductory offer only available until February 2017

  • An introduction to food hygiene, including HACCP
  • Bacteria and their characteristics
  • The incidence of food poisoning and its prevention
  • Personal hygiene and working habits of the food handler
  • The working environment
  • Cleaning practices
  • Common food pests and their control
  • Food safety legislation
  • Assessment.

The REHIS (Royal Environmental Health Institute for Scotland) Elementary Food Hygiene course offered at Glasgow Clyde College meets the demands of food hygiene legislation in the food handling industry.

The course covers all aspects of safe food handling to ensure participants have a high level of knowledge and understanding of the existing legislation and best practice of food handling. It also covers the management of the working environment including cleaning practices, common pests which are found with food and how to control them, and personal hygiene of those handling the food.

This course is available to undertake on either an e-Learning or classroom based programme. The e-Learning programme must be completed within 30 days of registering for the course. Once the e-Learning is completed an exam will be organised, either in the college, or a venue in your local area by an Assessor. (For areas outwith the west of Scotland, a minimum number of participants will be required.) The exam will be a multiple choice paper and must be completed within an agreed timescale. Once both are completed a certificate will be issued.

For further information about this course please contact: Elaine Donnelly, Business Development Manager EDonnelly@glasgowclyde.ac.uk or 141 272 3308

All Glasgow Clyde College courses mentioned above can be paid for with with Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs), for further information about ILAs, see: https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-learning-accounts-ila

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