Training for personal assistants or care workers and employers

If you are a personal assistant or care worker or you employ one, there are websites that offer you free training. 

You'll need a username and password to use the following two sites. Email direct.payments@kent.gov.uk or call 03000 41 36 00 for the login details. 

  • kwango offers Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, Mental Capacity Act, Personal Assistant Induction and Understanding Autism e-learning courses.

You can use the rest of these sites without needing a login.

  • Skills for Care provide a range of useful information for employers and their care workers, including an employing personal assistants toolkit, learning and development guide and information about maintaining an appropriate working relationship.
  • The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) provides a range of e-learning resources including Mental Capacity Act, Dementia and Communication Skills.
  • acas Learning Online offers a number of employment rights e-learning courses including bullying and harassment, conflict resolution, discipline and grievance, equality and diversity.
  • ruilsUK is a YouTube site which offers a range of videos including the role of a personal assistant, health and safety in the home, working with clients with dementia and learning disabilities.
  • Kent and Medway Domestic Violence website which has a selection of publications and resources on domestic abuse.