At Acqua Doria we have been training our own staff in First Aid, Manual Handling, Safeguarding, Dementia Awareness, Medication and other courses for many years.
We are now able to offer most of our courses including Health & Safety and Certificated First Aid, Safeguarding and First Aid for Mental Health to other businesses in the local community.
If you’d like to find out more please call us on 01420 85202
My Training Background
My name is Stuart Withey and I organise the staff training at Acqua Doria.
My working career has included training since 1995 when part of my duties involved me teaching customers to use equipment, my next employment saw me take on the role of Lead Assessor for City & Guilds Basic Caravan Service Engineers.
In 2009 when I joined Acqua Doria I took over training our staff in all mandatory healthcare courses.
Over the last decade I have taken every opportunity to attend further training, not only through the courses offered by Hampshire County Council, I also achieved an HNC & HND at Southampton University.
I work freelance for other Training Companies throughout the UK and through Acqua Doria we offer training to local businesses, our Certified courses in First Aid, Health & Safety and Mental Health First Aid have become very popular both for health care providers and industrial companies.
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The Courses we offer for Care Workers
Acqua Doria is committed to providing high-quality care and support services to individual clients and their families, in order to do so successfully we invest in our staff, offering them a variety of training and support in their role.
- Understanding Safeguarding and Abuse Awareness
- Health & Safety
- Infection Control
- Medication Management
- Moving and Positioning
- First Aid
- Mental Capacity & DOLs
- Equality & Diversity
The basic courses we offer are supplemented by other online courses such as:
- Catheter Care
- End of Life Care
- Understanding Diabetes
- MS Awareness
You will also complete your Care Certificate, some of this is covered by our face to face courses, some completed online, some in discussion with your manager and the rest is under supervision in the community.
Many of our staff have already completed NVQs at Level 2,3,4 & 5, others are currently working towards them. We are happy to support and facilitate further learning to enhance the skill set of our staff.
Courses for your Business
We are now able to offer most of our courses including:
- Health & Safety
- Certificated First Aid,
- First Aid for Mental Health
to other businesses in the local community.
We have a dedicated training room at our own premises but are happy to provide training at your location to save staff travelling time and limit your business interruption.
Many of our customers are also in the Health Care Sector and we are able to offer all the mandatory courses staff need to work safely whether that’s in a nursing home or the community.
We understand how difficult it can be to spare staff for training and are happy to arrange bespoke days or half days to suit you, covering 1, 2 or even 3 courses to help you meet your compliance.
We are a small local company with extremely competitive rates, to find out how we can help and what we can offer, please give us a call on 01420 85202.
Covid is at the forefront of everything we organise these days and we know how important it is to keep business running and staff at work, our trainer monitors and follows Government guidance to ensure that we are always working safely and following best practice. He conducts regular Covid PCR tests and is happy to do a Lateral Flow Test on arrival at your premises.
Many thanks for all your care and support over the last 2 years. We have nothing but praise for the way you have looked after us.
Thank you for all you did for our mother, the tender, loving care she received meant a lot to her and to us.
Thank you for looking after mum so very well, without you it would not have been possible for us to care for her at home and her life would have been very different.
Big thank you for the wonderful way you looked after mum. Mum felt very comfortable with Stella, especially when she made a cup of tea each day! Many, many thanks for a job well done.
(Following Wear it Pink for Breast Cancer Day) I’ve just eaten the very delicious chocolate cake. Sadly I missed the tutus as I was out but it certainly gave Ron a boost!!
A big thank you for all of the care and support that you have given mum over the last couple of years. Especially for going the extra miles when mum has had falls and illnesses etc. Without all of your efforts she could not have stayed at home for as long as she has. It is of great comfort to us that mum has been able to stay in her family home.
I would like to say a big thank you for looking after my mum since 2018 with kindness, compassion and respect. Nothing it seems is ever too much trouble for you. As she is so frail, without you looking after her every day she wouldn’t be able to remain in her own home. My life is so much easier because I know that my mum is safe with you caring for her. You are amazing ladies and I will be forever grateful to you all.
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