Your team members may find themselves working on a stroke unit having received no formal stroke-specific training. Alternatively you may have set up a new multi-disciplinary team and need to upskill your staff so there is a common understanding of the needs of the patients in your care.

We have two qualifications and professional masterclasses, that will help develop practice, improve team working, and drive up the quality of care for stroke patients in hospital. 

In this section:

  • NCFE Level 2 Award in Stroke Awareness 
  • NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management 
  • Professional Masterclass.

NCFE Level 2 Award in Stroke Awareness

This qualification is perfect for Health Care Assistants working as part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting stroke patients.  

We offer two units:

  • Stroke awareness – know what a stroke is, how to prevent stroke and how to manage it
  • Understand the impact of acquired brain injury on individuals – understand the communication needs, personality changes and the impact of challenging behaviour resulting from acquired brain injury. 

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See how this course aligns to the Stroke Specific Education Framework.

The total number of guided learning hours is 53. The course should be completed within eight weeks.

What does it cost?

To study by distance learning this course costs £90 per person. Learners gain access to the training materials within our online platform. Our trainers are available by phone and email to provide support.

We work with cohorts from hospitals. Call us to find out more on 01527 903911.

We can provide this qualification over two days face to face at a cost of £1,900. Minimum and maximum group sizes apply. Call us to find out more.

We also offer this option to individuals. Book now. Read our terms and conditions.  

NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management

This qualification is perfect for clinically trained professionals working as part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting stroke patients. Delegates include nurses up to band 6, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists.

We offer seven units:

  • Stroke awareness – know what a stroke is, how to prevent stroke and how to manage it
  • Understand the impact of acquired brain injury on individuals – understand the communication needs, personality changes and the impact of challenging behaviour resulting from acquired brain injury
  • Understand stroke care management – understand current legislation, how people can be affected by stroke and the importance of person-centred care
  • Promote nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings –promote a balanced diet, prevent malnutrition, and carry out a nutritional screening test
  • Support individuals to manage dysphagia – understand dysphagia and learn how to manage it, provide support with assisted eating
  • Support individuals with specific communication needs – understand communication problems and be able to interact accordingly
  • Provide support to maintain and develop skills for everyday life – support stroke survivors with goal setting in order to develop their skills for daily living. 

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See how this course aligns to the Stroke Specific Education Framework.

The total number of guided learning hours is 219. The first two units are taught via distance learning and the remainder over 5 days of face to face teaching which can be consecutive or spread out over a number of months. 

This course is interactive and includes workplace assessment. 

What does it cost?

This course costs £420 per person. Minimum and maximum group sizes apply. We have funding available and may be able to match your investment. Call us to find out more on 01527 903911. 

Professional Masterclass

A CPD event for medics, nurses and allied health professionals working in stroke care, who want to hear the latest stroke research and develop their practice. Find out more and book.

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