Training For Personal Assistants

What training do Personal Assistants need?

Because their role and the tasks they undertake can vary widely there is no 'list' of training that a PA should do.  Some PAs will already have the skills and experience needed, but sometimes the person they are helping has needs which require more or specialist training.  It is an employers responsibility to make sure that they and their PA remain safe and healthy whilst the PA is doing their job and this includes any training the PA needs.

Some Personal Assistants may also opt to do training becuase they want to increase their knowledge and skills or increase their chance of employment.

 'Free' training for PA's who join the PA Register

Personal Assistants who want to be included on the Milton Keynes Personal Assistant Register will be able to access on-line training provided by CareCertificate.co.uk

  • PA’s who have not completed Adult Safeguarding and Mental Capacity Act training within the last 3 years MUST complete both of these modules. These will be free of charge and completion will be verified by the PA Register administrator.
  • PA’s may optionally complete additional modules based on the knowledge elements of the Care Certificate. A maximum of 13 modules will be available free of charge and completion will be verified by the PA Register administrator.
  • Further modules may be completed but there may be a charge to the PA or their employer to cover the cost of verification by the PA Register administrator. This should be discussed with the PA Register administrator BEFORE any course is begun.

 

Recommended modules are as follows:

Training module Task/ support undertaken
Care Certificate Personal Care, Live in Care, holiday support away from home
Food Hygiene Meal preparation / help to eat and drink
Handling information Administration / Household Bills, Budgeting Support
Manual handling Personal Care, Live in Care, holiday support away from home
Privacy and Dignity Personal Care, Live in Care, holiday support away from home

Other training sources 

There is a wide variety of training available depending on the subject and what method of learning best suits the individual PA. These include:

There are also a wide variety of commercial trainers and courses,  details of these can be found online. If you need advice about selecting a course you can contact adultsocialcaretraining@milton-keynes.gov.uk 

Last Updated: 19 February 2019