Live in Care Training

Live in Care Training – Progress your care career with us

We offer high quality, up-to-the-minute Live in Care Training to all of our self-employed carers, as well as bespoke training packages for other care organisations and individuals.

Our CPD (continuing professional development) ensures that all our live in carers are trained to an excellent standard, firstly at our own training school; and then their skills and knowledge are developed through appropriate NVQ training and other educational opportunities.

Live in Care Training

Select Carers offer free induction and training courses for newly registered live in carers. We also provide regular refresher training for all our live in carers.

The induction and live in care training courses run from Monday to Friday at our offices in Bristol and Plymouth. To be accepted, carers must first successfully complete our recruitment process.

Through personality testing we assess their suitability for a caring role. If considered suitable, they are then invited to join us. Our person-centred approach inspires us to ensure that our trainees can always meet the changing needs of everyone concerned. They are kind, gentle, well rounded people who are flexible and able to adapt in the ever-changing world of care.

It is quite an intensive course and homework is given out each evening. We also use the training week to complete any paperwork including an enhanced police DBS check.

Our Live in Care Training is delivered by our experienced in-house trainers. We also have our own in-house Registered General Nurse (RGN), Susie Constantine, who interviews, supervises and supports the delivery of Live in Care Training.

It is very important for live in carers to physically fit both in your assignments and to attend our practical training courses, which involve practicing manual handling techniques.  You are required to sign a disclaimer stating you have no serious back problems.

There are many local B&B’s which offer reasonable rates for live in carers during our training days.

The career path of our staff is a priority for us, as we believe in the self-actualising process of each and every person, to the highest degree possible.

Our CPD (continuing professional development) ensures that all our self-employed carers are kept up to date with the latest live in care training required by the care industry. Their skills and knowledge are further developed through appropriate NVQ training and other educational opportunities.

In partnership with the UKHCA, we promote learning in the workplace.  We deliver Specialised Live in Care Training and continuous professional development courses to our workforce with specialist training officers.  Courses include:

  • Care Certificate Training
  • Annual update Live in Care Training
  • Live in Care Assessment Training
  • Complex Medication Management
  • Nutrition and Dietary Needs Training
  • Complex Live in Care Training
  • Advanced Dementia Awareness Training
  • Palliative and End of Life Training

The Care Certificate – Live in Care Training Programme

Our core business is the supply of live in carers to our clients.

Most registered live in carers will have completed the Care Certificate, either with us or in a previous workplace.   This qualification provides clear evidence to client organisations, future employers and people who receive care and support that the live in care worker has been trained and developed to a specific set of 15 standards.  They will have been assessed for the skills, knowledge and behaviours to ensure that they provide compassionate and high quality care and support. The learning outcomes are described below.

Care Certificate Standards

Our care agency workers have access to bespoke and specialist Live in Care Training, events and workshop courses providing professional knowledge updates and CPD, courses will train you to:

Understand Your Role

  • Understand your own role as a live in carer
  • Work in ways that have been agreed with the client who you contract with
  • Understand working relationships in health and social care
  • Work in partnership with others

Your Personal Development

  • Agree a personal development plan
  • Develop your knowledge, skills and understanding

Duty of Care

  • Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice
  • Understand support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care
  • Deal with comments and complaints
  • Deal with adverse events, incidents, errors and near misses
  • Deal with confrontation and difficult situations

Equality and Diversity

  • Understand the importance of equality and inclusion
  • Work in an inclusive way
  • Access information, advice and support about diversity, equality and inclusion

Your Personal Development

  • Agree a personal development plan
  • Develop your knowledge, skills and understanding

Work in a Person Centred Way

  • Understand person centred values
  • Understand working in a person centred way
  • Demonstrate awareness of the individual’s immediate environment and make changes to address factors that may be causing discomfort or distress
  • Make others aware of any actions they may be undertaking that are causing discomfort or distress to individuals
  • Support individuals to minimise pain or discomfort
  • Support the individual to maintain their identity and self-esteem
  • Support the individual using person centred values


  • Understand the importance of effective communication at work
  • Understand how to meet the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals
  • Understand how to promote effective communication
  • Understand the principles and practices relating to confidentiality
  • Use appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication

Privacy and Dignity

  • Understand the principles that underpin privacy and dignity in care
  • Maintain the privacy and dignity of the individual(s) in your care
  • Support an individual’s right to make choices
  • Support individuals in making choices about their care
  • Understand how to support active participation
  • Support the individual to actively participate in their own care

Fluids and Nutrition

  • Understand the principles of hydration, nutrition and food safety
  • Support individuals to have access to fluids in accordance with their plan of care
  • Support individuals to have access to food and nutrition in accordance with their plan of care

Awareness of Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability

  • Understand the needs and experiences of people with mental health conditions, dementia or learning disability
  • Understand the importance of promoting positive health and well-being for an individual who may have a mental health condition, dementia or learning disability
  • Understand the adjustments which may be necessary in care delivery relating to an individual who may have a mental health condition, dementia or learning disability
  • Understand the importance of early detection of mental health condition, dementia and learning disability
  • Understand legal frameworks, policy and guidelines relating to mental health conditions, dementia and learning disability
  • Understand the meaning of mental capacity in relation to how care is provided

Safeguarding Adults

  • Understand the principles of safeguarding adults
  • Reduce the likelihood of abuse
  • Respond to suspected of disclosed abuse
  • Protect people from harm and abuse – locally and nationally

Basic Life Support

  • Be able to provide basic life support

Health and Safety

  • Understand your own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety in the work setting
  • Understand Risk Assessment
  • Move and assist safely
  • Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness
  • Understand medication and healthcare tasks
  • Handle hazardous substances
  • Promote fire safety
  • Work securely
  • Manage stress

Handling Information

  • Handle information

Infection Prevention and Control

  • Prevent the spread of infection

We encourage all clients and locums to ensure that they regularly refresh their Live in Care Training in areas such as: Safer People Handling, Dementia Awareness, Managing Violence and Aggression, Breakaway Techniques, Physical Intervention, Basic Life Support, Safeguarding Adults and Medication Awareness.

All of our live in carers receive both a Handbook and Care Certificate completion evidence when they have passed their induction programme.


Just updating your Live in Care Training?

If you already work in care, and just want to update your training, then please call to book yourself on the very next Live in Care Training course.
To enquire about our Live in Care Training capabilities you can contact us on 0800 955 0500 or email us to

Our person-centred approach

At Select Carers – 24/7 Live in Care we take training and development very seriously. As standard, all our candidates have the following Live in Care Training on an annual basis:

  • Medication Administration
  • Food Hygiene & Nutrition
  • Manual Handling
  • Safeguarding (POVA)
  • Infection Control
  • Breakaway
  • Basic Life Support
  • Fire Safety
  • Health and Safety

We offer specialist Live in Care Training

Additional Specialist Live in Care Training courses currently available to our Complex Care workers are as follows:

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Controlled Medication Protocols
  • Conflict Management and Disengagement
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy

Get in touch to book your Care Course

To enquire about our Live in Care Training capabilities, or for any question regarding Live in Care Training, you can contact Select Carers: 24/7 Live in Care advisers on 0800 955 0500 or by email (