“…Dave’s work is amazing, and we learnt so much in 3 days (and would love to learn more from him!)”“Dave has delivered the best training session I have ever received; Very engaging and informative.”“I feel so much happier knowing that our trainer is out there practising what he preaches.”“Great induction - Fun and informative.”“Great trainer - Good talker and NOT boring!”“It was great and so much fun! Dave is an excellent trainer” “David Coomer makes all his courses interesting. He is an asset to (Name of former company) and the many teams he updates on skills”“Very enjoyable trainer - made this a fun and engaging experience. Thank you!”
Health Care Specific:
Infection Control AuditDignity In care assessmentMedications CompetencyCD Administration (Witnessing)Moving & HandlingBasic Life SupportSafeguarding AdultsDementia Competency‘Spot Check’ (Covers all 15 standards of CC, or targeted) issues as required)Care Cert. competency observations (15 Standards)
Health Care Specific:
Infection ControlFire SafetyAdult Safeguarding, (inc. mental Capacity Act, Liberty Protection Safeguards, and Duty of Candour)Safeguarding of Children and Young PeopleDistress Reaction Management (aka Challenging Behaviour)Dysphagia / PEG tubesSkin Integrity & Pressure Ulcer ManagementNeurology & The Dementias (inc. Dementia management)AutismNeurology & EpilepsyFalls Prevention & ManagementNutrition & Hydration and UTI’s.End of Life CareMedicationsEquality & Diversity
Basic Life SupportEmergency First aidFirst aid at WorkSafe tool useLegionella awarenessCoSHHGeneral Health & SafetyMoving & Handling (people and / or Inanimate Loads)
Director / Specialist TrainerSENM, Dip HE STAEM, Qualified trainer,coach, instructor, assessor and Internal Verifier. Specialisms: Neuroscience and The Dementias, Adult Safeguarding, Fire Safety, Infection Control, Moving & Handling, First Aid.
WELCOME TO S.E.E.D.
Skills. Education. Empathy. Development.HereatSEEDTraining,weprideourselvesonourabilitytotrainourclientsnotonlyin‘How’todosomething,butalsoon‘Why’.Likeyou,wewantyour stafftobesafe.Ifyourstaffaresafe,yourresidentsaresafe.Allourtrainingisperson-centredfromtheoutset,bydefaultanddesign;wereachintothe heartsandmindsofyourstaff.Wemakethemlaugh.Wemakethemcry.Wemakethemthink.WemakethemLOOK.Wegiveofourselves,andthe cohortgivesback.Wetrytoinstilinthemapositivemindset,andthroughvariousmedia,scenarios,andhands-on,weofferallourtraineesan experientialsessiontohelpthembetterunderstandtheirrole,whetheritbeasacareworker,nurse,domestic,manager,maintenancestaff,laundry workers,kitchenworkersoradministrativestaff.WenetworkextensivelywithexternaltrainingorganisationsandindividualsthroughouttheUK,soif we’renotabletofulfilyourrequirements,wewillalmostcertainlyknowsomeonewhocan!Wepreferourtrainingtobedeliveredface-to-face,inreal-world settings, although e-learning packages are in development, and video conferencing facilities are available.AspartoftheSocialCareTrainersNetwork,wehaveaccesstomanyyearsexperienceandknow-how,especiallywithinthecaresector,butalsobeyond.We can also offer the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, and more!Thosefourwordsinthetag-line,Skills.Education.Empathy.Developmentarewhatwe’reallabout.Skills,becauseweknowthatyouneedyourown staffandresidentstobesafe,andarmedwiththecorrectknowledgeandskillsets,theywillbe.Educationbecausewehatehearingthoseimmortal words“butI’monlyacarer!”Whetheryourstaffarecarers,domestics,kitchen,laundry,maintenanceorauxiliarystaffweliketoemphasisetheyeven thoughtheyareallcarers,they’renot‘ONLY’anything,theycanbeprettymuchanythingthattheywanttobe!Wecanhelpyouwiththat.Empathy, becausewepracticewhatwepreach.Itextendsbeyondthecaresettingandintothetrainingroom.Weshowbyexample,byscenario,bydiscussion,by experience.Wedon’tjust‘tell’.we’veallsatinonthoseboring,drysessions,sowedofeelyourpain!Development.Thecarersoftodayarethenurses andmanagersoftomorrow,andwebelievethatourtrainingoffersthemastep-upandagreatfoundationforcareerdevelopment,andwehaveaccess to many courses that will help them (and, by default, you) with this.AtSEEDTraining,weofferanextensiverangeofcourses,legislative,mandatory,anddevelopmental.Wecanprovideanythingfromone-offbespoke coursestoafullytailoredinductionandannualupdaterefreshertraining.Weworkthroughregisteredandapprovedcentres,andourcoursesmeetall currentprofessionalstandardsandcriteria,andsoyoucanbesafeintheknowledgethatyourtrainingneedsarecateredtosafely,appropriately,and legally.Alreadyhaveyourinductiontrainingneedscovered?Noproblem!Wecanundertakecompetencyobservationsandassessmentsagainstthecriteriaof the15‘CareStandards’orofferanannualonedayrefreshertrainingtokeepyourstafffullycompliant.Wecanevenhelpyouwithyourrecruitment needs through the Social Care Trainers Network.
How it all began….By wanting to be the best.Ex-psychiatricnurseandResidentialSocialWorkerwithchildrenandyoungfamilies,Davidbeganhistrainingcareerworkingwithdisillusionedand disenfranchised19-24year-oldsontheGovernments‘NewDeal’scheme.Fromthereheworkedforeightyearsasanin-houseandOperational trainer,andthenastrainingManagerwithseveralnationallyestablishedcarecompanies.Disillusionedwiththenarrowconstraintsofcorporate training,andfrustratedbyaheartfeltpassionforperson-centredcarethatmanycarecompaniesappearedtopreachbutnotpractice,David establishedSEEDTrainingtopromoteandtrainothersinthecoreprinciplesbywhichheisdriven.Hewrites,designsandcompilescoursestotoa range of criteria set by either the client or external agencies. We aim to be the best at what we do, and it all began with a quote taken to heart:“How do you know unless you look? If you don’t look, you hurt people. And that’s not fair.That’snotscience.That’snotmedicine.It’sstupidity.Wecandobetter.Youcan literallychangepeople’sbrains,andwhenyoudo,youchangetheirlives.Butifyou don’t look, you hurt people, and that’s not fair.”(Dr. Daniel Amen, Psychiatrist & Consultant Neurologist)
“All that is required for poor care to take precedence is for good carers to turn a blind eye”- David Coomer