Covid Secure for Office Environment Course

Course information

This Covid Secure course will give an insight in to how the virus works, what we can do to protect each other and what rules are in place to keep the workplace as safe as possible.

This training is delivered via Zoom/Teams

Contact us on 02920 576883 or email admin@ajuda.org.uk

Course Objectives & Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes:

 

By the end of the course delegates will have an understanding of what COVID-19 is, how we can prevent the spread of the infection, and the measures we can put in place to reduce the risks in the workplace.

Aims & Objectives:

At the end of the course students will be able to

  • Describe how our bodies respond to viruses
  • Understand how COVID-19 spreads
  • List ways in which we can protect ourselves and others
  • Explain the key government requirements for the return to work
  • Discuss control measures that must be put in place to reduce the risk of spreading the virus

 

Mode of Delivery:

This course will be delivered remotely via Zoom, using power point presentations, discussions, and Q&A sessions.

Intended for:

This course will suit anyone returning to work in an office environment

Pre-course Requirements

No prior qualification or experience required to attend this course

Key Facts

  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Individual Price: £75.00+vat
  • Group Price (Up to 12): £695+vat

Certificate will last for 3 years

Venue

Ajuda Training Academy
15 Mount Stuart Square,
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff,
CF10 5DP
Phone: 029 2057 6883
Email: info@ajuda.org.uk

Level 1 Health & Safety in a Construction Environment (Leading to CSCS Green Card) Including Online Exam

Course information

The Online Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment course (RQF) is designed for those working on construction sites and is a requirement for those wishing to apply for a CSCS Green Card. In accordance with CITB anyone who is a labourer on a construction site must be a CSCS Green Card Holder.

Our CSCS Green Card course can be distributed various ways

As a standalone awareness course
As a refresher course
As knowledge and preparation for the final exam

This course is packaged together and includes our Accredited Online Exam

In addition all candidates will need to complete a CSCS Touch Screen Test (test centres located across U.K.)

Online Invigilated Exam

We provide you access to our online invigilated examination which can be taken anywhere. Our market leading examination system delivers the final assessment direct to your candidate via the internet, invigilated using screen sharing and web cam, allowing them to receive their accreditation quicker and easier without the stress and hassle of visiting a training and exam centre.
As a UK Registered Learning Provider, our online exam is fully accredited by ETA Awards

The Process

  • Candidate completes the Online Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment course
  • If a pass is achieved the candidate is issued with an approved certificate
  • Distributor gives the candidate the option to upgrade to the fully accredited certificate
  • Distributor assigns the exam via their administration panel to the candidate. Details for the candidate are automatically passed to VideoTile from the administration panel.
  • The candidate logs into the exam page and are asked to fill out an exam registration form and for a 2-week window for when they can sit the exam. The system will not allow them to choose a date sooner than 72 hours.
  • Details for the candidate are then sent to ETA awards and Proctor Exam to set up their exam.
  • After the 72 hours, instructions are emailed to the candidate to set up the proctor online recording system. They are required to use Google Chrome and a web camera and microphone to do this. The email will come from proctor exam. Depending on the candidates email settings they may need to check their junk folder if they do not receive it. If they still don’t receive it they can contact VideoTile directly to resend the email.
  • Once the proctor system has been set up another email from proctor exam will be sent to the candidate to log into the exam. When the candidate clicks the link the proctor system will make a final check of their system to ensure nothing has changed and then begin recording. The system will display instructions and a link the candidate needs to click to begin the exam. When they click the exam link the candidate then needs to use the same login id and password that they used to access the course.
  • The candidate then proceeds to answer the questions in the exam. During the exam, the candidate is required to ensure they have a stable internet connection if it drops out it will result in an automatic fail.
  • Once the candidate has completed the exam they can then close the exam tab and recording tab.
  • The recording is then sent to VideoTile to be invigilated and marked. If the candidate fails, the distributor will be notified by either email or telephone and new exam can be issued via the administration panel if necessary. If any cheating is observed the distributor will be informed and the candidate will be banned from sitting the exam.
    If a pass is achieved the record is uploaded to ETA awards on a Friday afternoon, ETA awards will then automatically email a certificate to the candidate 24 working hours later. If the candidate has not received an email with a certificate after this time frame, please contact VideoTile to re-send the email.
  • The candidate or distributor can then apply for the Green Card (CSCS Touch screen test is also required)

Minimum Specifications and Further Instructions

Please be aware that the exam is a live exam but can be taken at any time the candidate chooses.

Minimum Candidate Specifications

Webcam

Speakers

Google Chrome web browser

Photo ID

Exam Rules

No external devices can be used

No other tabs open on the computer

No one else in the room at the time of the exam

No written notes

No Eating, Drinking (other than water) or Smoking.

Key Facts

  • Individual Price: £150
  • Assessment Method: Online Assessment

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Venue

Ajuda Training Academy
15 Mount Stuart Square,
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff,
CF10 5DP
Phone: 029 2057 6883
Email: info@ajuda.org.uk

Virtual Mental Health & Wellbeing Show 2021

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Show -A New exciting Virtual all-day show on the 20th May 2021, aiming to promote positive mental health

Thursday 20th May 2021
Virtual Tickets
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The Mental Health & Wellbeing Show – a professional Virtual interactive all-day show on the 20th May 2021. By using state of the art technology the show will allow you to feel like you are at a real live event without actually leaving the house or office. Aiming to promote positive mental health through open conversation, promoting awareness and sharing real-life experiences.

The show will include a selection of seminars focused on topics such as coping with mental illness, ways to promote positive mental health, and how to support people around you who are suffering with ill mental health. Alongside this is an exhibition with over 60 charities, organisations and companies promoting their helpful resources, services and initiatives designed to support positive mental health and wellbeing.

The event is suitable for:

Adult Services, Schools, GPs, NHS Staff, CAMHS, Housing Associations, Charities, Youth Clubs, Staff in Residential Housing for Children and Mental Health, Foster Carers, Rehabilitation Centres, Colleges, Police Services, Sports Clubs, Spiritual and Holistic Therapists and many more!

Seminar and workshop topics will include;

Experiencing and living with mental health conditions including; Depression, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, OCD, Post Natal Depression, Psychosis, Suicidal Thoughts. Mental Health recovery and journey, Mental Health in the workplace, school, college, university. Overcoming Eating Disorders, Addiction, Self Harm. The advantages of mindfulness, holistic therapies, meditation, sports and activities, arts and creative therapies. Living with Autism. The connection of diet & nutrition and mental health, The LGBTIQ+ community, The Role of the Mental Health First Aider in the Workplace, The Role of the Mental Health Lead in Schools. Psychological treatments. Experiencing loss, Peer support, Student life, Homelessness, Disability, Reducing stress and many more.

This event is sponsored and supported by Ajuda 

BOOK FREE TICKETS HERE

Seminar tickets now availabile here 

Black Friday Offer on Virtual Mental Health First Aid Courses

Learning In Lockdown

In these ever changing times we have been working hard behind the scenes adapting some of our most popular training courses so that they can be delivered virtually via Zoom or Teams

This is a very exciting time for us at Ajuda as we launch Virtual Learning as well as continuing all the face to face training that we have been delivering over the last 11 years.

We have a fantastic Black Friday offer with a great saving on the usual cost of our Mental Health First Aid courses.

These are £99+vat instead of £165+vat for December dates below.

To book onto any of these courses contact the office on 02920576883 or email admin@ajuda.org.uk

Youth Mental Health First Aid (Wales)

Course information

This 14 hour YMHFA (Wales) course teaches adults how to provide Mental Health First Aid to young people.

Mental illnesses often start in adolescence or early adulthood and it is important to detect problems early to ensure the young person is properly treated and supported. The YMHFA (Wales) course teaches adults who have frequent contact with adolescents, such as parents, guardians, school staff, sport coaches and youth workers, how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

This course can also be run Virtually via Zoom or Teams
Contact us on 02920 576883 or email admin@ajuda.org.uk

Want us to bring the training to you?

If we don't have dates suitable for you at our training centre then we can bring the training to your workplace.

Course Objectives & Learning Outcomes

This course is designed to meet this requirement by providing you with a clear understanding of the role of the school mental health lead. This step-by-step course will take you through essential skills needed to develop a multidisciplinary, whole systems approach through effective practice procedures to ensure the improvement of mental health and wellbeing in your school.

COURSE CONTENT & AIMS:

The YMHFA course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing any of the following mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Developing mental health problems including:
Depression

Anxiety problems

Eating disorders

Psychosis

Substance use problems

Mental health crises:
Suicidal thoughts and behaviours

Non-suicidal self-injury

Panic attacks

Traumatic events

Severe psychotic states

Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use

Aggressive behaviours

To raise awareness and understanding of mental health problems in young people
To build confidence to help a young person experiencing a problem
To preserve life where a young person may be a risk to themselves or others
To provide help on a ‘First Aid’ basis
To reduce the effect of a mental health problem and prevent the problem escalating
To encourage early intervention and speedier recoveries
To provide comfort to a young person experiencing mental distress
To know where to refer the young person to for the right on-going help
It is designed to be interactive and participants are encouraged (if they wish) to share views and experiences. Whist sharing experiences can benefit the training experience participants must be aware that Mental Health First Aid is designed to help participants support others and is not intended as a therapy session for the participant. This is for the comfort for all participants.

Please note that due to the sensitive topics discussed within the training it is recommended that participants have a level of well-being before attending.

This YMHFA (Wales) course is a national training programme for Wales which is licensed and developed by Training in Mind

Key Facts for Face to Face Training

Duration: 2 Days

Individual Price: £165.00+VAT

Group Price (up to 12): £1,450+VAT

Assessment Method: Tutor Observation

Candidates will also receive a Youth Mental Health First Aid Manual which they can take them.

Certificate will last for 3 years.

Key Facts for Virtual Sessions

Duration: 2 Days – These will be 3 hour sessions delivered via Teams or Zoom one week apart

Please note that there is pre work to complete before the course. You will need to provide us with your email address 2 weeks prior to the course date so that a link to this can be sent.

Individual Price: £145.00+VAT

Group Price (up to 12): £1,450+VAT

Certificate will last for 3 years.

Venue

Ajuda Training Academy

15 Mount Stuart Square,

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff,

CF10 5DP

Phone: 029 2057 6883

Email: info@ajuda.org.uk

Mental Health First Aid (Wales)

Course information

Do you have a First Aider on site? What about a Mental Health First Aider? Your staff are more likely to encounter or experience mental health issues such as stress, anxiety or depression and need the tools and confidence to deal with these situations. Having a Mental Health First Aider on site will help you to spot the early signs of a mental health problem and encourage people to speak to the Mental Health First Aider and seek help. This will help reduce the effects on the individual, the people around them and encourage a speedier recovery in a supportive environment.

This course can also be run Virtually via Zoom or Teams

Contact us on 02920 576883 or email admin@ajuda.org.uk

Want us to bring the training to you?

If we don't have dates suitable for you at our training centre then we can bring the training to your workplace.

Course Objectives & Learning Outcomes
• To help participants spot the early sign of a mental health problem (such as depression, anxiety disorders, stress etc)
• To raise awareness and understanding of mental health problems in people
• To build confidence to help a person experiencing a problem
• To preserve life where a person may be a risk to themselves or others
• To provide help on a ‘First Aid’ basis
• To reduce the effect of a mental health problem on the individual and the people around them, whilst preventing the problem from escalating
• To encourage early intervention and speedier recoveries
• To provide comfort to a person experiencing mental distress
• To know where to refer the person to get the right help

It is designed to be interactive and participants are encouraged (if they wish) to share views and experiences.

This MHFA (Wales) course is a national training programme for Wales which is licensed and
developed by Training in Mind

Key Facts for Face to Face 

Duration: 2 Days

Individual Price: £165.00+VAT

Group Price (up to 12): £1,450+VAT

Candidates will also receive a Mental Health First Aid (Wales) manual

Certificate will last for 3 years.

Key Facts for Virtual Sessions

Duration: 2 Days – These will be 3 hour sessions delivered via Teams or Zoom one week apart

Please note that there is pre work to complete before the course. You will need to provide us with your email address 2 weeks prior to the course date so that a link to this can be sent.

Individual Price: £145.00+VAT

Group Price (up to 12): £1,450+VAT

Certificate will last for 3 years.

Venue

Ajuda Training Academy

15 Mount Stuart Square,

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff,

CF10 5DP

Phone: 029 2057 6883

Email: info@ajuda.org.uk

2020 Pride of Britain Award for Rhian Mannings

Rhian Mannings who set up the charity 2 Wish Upon A Star will receive a Special Recognition Award with NHS front-line staff, footballer-turned-food campaigner Marcus Rashford, and charity fundraiser Captain Sir Tom Moore also being honoured.

In February 2012, Rhian was playing with her son George while her husband Paul was downstairs making a cup of tea.

George suffered a sudden seizure and despite efforts of staff at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant, died shortly after arriving.

It was later discovered that the 12-month-old had been suffering from bronchial pneumonia and type A influenza.

Unable to cope with the sudden and devastating loss of his son and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Paul took his own life five days later at the age of 33.

Rhian, who admitted she could barely function for months, said the turning point came when she launched 2 Wish Upon A Star to support others suffering from the sudden loss of a child or young person, giving them the help she and Paul never had.

The charity is now working with almost every accident and emergency department in Wales and operates family rooms in hospitals to provide a private place of comfort and support after sudden bereavement.

It also works with police forces, offers counselling and support to people who have lost a young person suddenly, as well as those who have witnessed a sudden death.

Former teacher Rhian, from Miskin, Pontyclun, said the Pride of Britain awards hold a special place in her heart.

“I struggle to talk about it, which is very unlike me. It's only because I'm just so overwhelmed,” she said.

“Paul and I used to watch the awards on television together and we used to always think how amazing these people were.

“I just cannot believe I've been recognised, and it means their legacy is having a massive impact – and that's what it's always been about since 2012.”

Rhian, who was awarded an MBE in 2019, said that while very few children had died from Covid-19, the charity had seen a surge in young people taking their own lives since March.

“The mental health of our youngsters is massive and we have had a significant increase in young suicides,” she said.

“So our work has to continue to support these families. We have to be there and we're just reaching out for people to come forward and support our organisation.”

Rhian with husband Paul Burke and baby George (Image: Rhian Mannings)

You can find out how to get involved and more by clicking on the link below 

All of us at Ajuda are all super proud of Rhian Manning and would like to congratulate her on her Pride of Britain Award.

Learning In Lockdown – 35% Off Discount on all Ajuda Online Training Courses

At Ajuda, we believe learning never stops, and there are many ways of continuing learning and development from the comfort of your home. 

To ensure that you keep your brain active and continue learning, Ajuda are currently offering a discount on all online training courses until the end of April, use code SELFEDUCATE35 at checkout. This means some of our courses are now less than £20!

We have a wide range of qualifications including;

  • First Aid
  • Fire Safety
  • Food Hygiene
  • Manual Handling
  • Health & Safety
  • Health & Social Skills
  • Employability Skills
  • Business Skills
  • Safeguarding
  • Education

Taking an online training course has many benefits, including:

–  Gaining new skills and knowledge

–  Improving and developing current skills

–  Keeping your mind active and engaged in learning

–  Boosting job prospects

–  Exploring new topics in a non-committal manner

Our fully-approved, interactive-video eLearning courses are perfect for gaining qualificationS.

We can deliver all the eLearning you need.

Our engaging courses can be taken at any time, in any place and on any device. All courses are approved and priced to offer the best possible value to your business.

Dyslexia Awareness Week 5th -11th October 2020

What is Dyslexia?

Fundamentally, when commemorating Dyslexia Awareness Week it’s essential to discuss what dyslexia is.

Far from rare, dyslexia is a common difficulty people face when reading text or words. Because intelligence is not impacted, it is not described as a learning disability but a difficulty.

The main disruption dyslexia causes is phonological awareness. In other words, this is our ability to understand sounds and letters (phonemes).

The extent of a person’s dyslexia can greatly vary. For some people, their dyslexia may just slow them down when reading and writing. But for others, dyslexia can be as serious as causing visual interruptions when reading, with words and letters appearing blurred.

When affecting an estimated 10% of the UK population, it’s important to fully understand what dyslexia is. This is especially the case for Dyslexia Awareness Week in schools, whereby reading, writing and general learning are integral to everyday life.

What can be done to support people with dyslexia?

As well as showing awareness and a thorough understanding of what dyslexia is, it’s important to understand how to help those who struggle with it. This is not only the case for Dyslexia Awareness Week but should be day-to-day normality.

Of course, you should always be patient with those who struggle to read. Always encourage them. Whilst it may not appear so on the outside, they may find this a major challenge. Remember this and offer to help if you can.

As a parent, an enjoyable whilst helpful activity to do could be reading to your child. This way, you can inspire them to get interested in stories, imaginative language and vocabulary. By sharing ideas about books, you can discuss key ideas and help your child get a better grip on language.

5 Facts for Dyslexia Awareness Week:

If you’re commemorating Dyslexia Awareness Week, you could discuss these interesting facts with your class:

  • Britain’s favourite foodie, Jamie Oliver, is dyslexic. Rather than seeing this as a negative, Jamie is proud of his dyslexia. He believes this enables him to see the world from a different perspective. Dyslexia has not held him back, and you don’t have to look far to see the evidence. As of 2020, he has a net worth of an estimated £230 million.
  • 50% of people with dyslexia are left-handed, whereas only 11% of the total UK population are left-handed.
  • The Dyslexic brain is typically larger than the average-sized brain and often more creative.
  • The most common cause of dyslexia is genetics and the way the brain neurologically develops.
  • Dyslexia can also be acquired later in life, due to a brain injury from trauma or disease.

Find out more information Here

Adult Learners Week 21st – 27th September 2020

Adult Learners’ Week now in its 29th year is the biggest adult learning campaign in Wales with over 10,000 adults in Wales taking part. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the value of adult learning, celebrate the achievements of inspirational people and projects and motivate people to discover just how learning can positively change their lives. In response to current events, this year’s campaign will take place virtually through online platform – courses and taster sessions, see more information below. The campaign is coordinated by Learning and Work Institute Cymru in partnership with Welsh Government and other partners.

Take part in Adult Learners’ Week throughout September, there are also plenty of learning opportunities on offer during the autumn/winter months to keep your mind active and remain inspired.

Here at Ajuda we are passionate about Learning and Development and have a range of face to face training and also a comprehensive catalogue of eLearning training courses.

Browse our Courses here and start your learning today.

What Sets us apart from the competition??

We have a team of reliable dedicated, enthusiastic dedicated trainers ready to teach 24 hours a day, 7 days per week if required.

We can teach our courses through the medium of Welsh.

All our professional trainers hold full teaching qualifications.

Ajuda offer free First Aid Training to local school children.

Our exam papers are available in 14 different languages.

Our industry knowledge is extemporary

Ajuda will teach bespoke courses to any industry, anytime, anyplace, anywhere. We recently designed a bespoke first aid course for taxi drivers and delivered the training to 300 taxi drivers across the city. The results and feedback were amazing.

Contact us today

Email admin@ajuda.org.uk

Telephone 02920576883

We can help with your training needs and help you on your learning journey

Have you been made Redundant???

You could get Funding for your Training and Development

ReAct is a funding scheme provided by the Welsh Government for anyone who’s facing redundancy and lives in Wales.

It’s a grant that funds qualifications and courses to aid your personal development, allowing you to bring your skills up-to-date and add valuable qualifications to your CV.

ReAct awards up to £1,500 to fund your training. You can split the funding between numerous courses and it can help you cover expenses while you train, like childcare and travel, if you need extra support.

All you have to do is chat to an adviser at Careers Wales who’ll discuss your options, complete your funding paperwork and put you in touch with a training provider – that’s where we come in.

Here at Ajuda we are committed to helping the Welsh Government and Careers Wales to deliver the ReAct retraining programme. We specialise in certain industries and topics, so when you’re shopping around for the right course, be sure to check out all the courses we have available to you..

We can help you gain qualifications in:

  • First Aid
  • Mental Health First Aid (Adult and Youth courses available)
  • Fire Safety
  • Fire Marshal
  • Leadership and management
  • Business skills
  • Education and training
  • Customer service
  • Health and safety

All of these courses and many more can be found here

What sets us apart from the competition?

We have a team of reliable dedicated, enthusiastic dedicated trainers ready to teach 24 hours a day, 7 days per week if required.

We can teach our courses through the medium of Welsh.

All our professional trainers hold full teaching qualifications.

Ajuda offer free First Aid Training to local school children.

Our exam papers are available in 14 different languages.

Our industry knowledge is extemporary

Where do I start if i want to access the Welsh Government’s ReAct funding?

1. Call Careers Wales on 0800 028 4844 and make an appointment

Once you are booked in, all you need to do is turn up for a chat. This will be when you discuss what training is best suited to you. You’ll have personal support from a specialist guidance adviser, who will help you look at your CV, discuss your work experience and map out your career ahead. They’ll advise which courses you’d benefit from and you can tell them which skills you’d like to develop.

2. Help Careers Wales to fill out your application

You will now need to apply to the Welsh Government to access the £1,500 grant. Careers Wales fills out the forms on your behalf based on what you want to do and what’s discussed in your meeting. They will make it really easy for your so you can concentrate on your future.

3. Pick who you want to deliver your course

There are a number of training providers that are ready to deliver courses through the ReAct retraining programme. Ajuda is one of the providers based in Cardiff Bay. All you will need to do is let us know that you have secured the grant and we will book you onto course your interested in.

4. The Welsh Government pays your course fees

You do not need to do anything.

Our team at Ajuda will contact Careers Wales and the Welsh Government, so the billing process happens completely behind the scenes.

5. Enjoy Your Training Course(s)

All you need to to is attend the course and enjoy learning new skills.

Contact Careers Wales today

We are ready to welcome you to our Learning Academy

National Hygiene Week 14th – 20th September 2020

This week marks National Hygiene Week 

A week which aims to highlight the very real problem of hygiene poverty across the UK. An estimated 14m people in the UK are said to be facing hygiene poverty – being unable to access the basic items needed to keep clean, be they shower gel or soap, toothbrushes or sanitary protection. And in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the situation is only going to get worse.

What is National Hygiene Week?

National Hygiene Week, which runs from September 14-20, brings hygiene poverty into focus through events and challenges aimed at raising awareness of the issue. The campaign is run by The Hygiene Bank, a charity which was founded by Lizzy Hall after seeing the Ken Loach movie I, Daniel and realising that those living in poverty would be struggling to afford the basics of hygiene as well as other essentials such as food.. “It’s not right that keeping clean should be a luxury or a privilege for anyone in our society. Hygiene poverty exists, closer to home than you think, and it’s unjust,” says Lizzy.

What does The Hygiene Bank do? 

The Hygiene Bank provides essential hygiene and personal care products to those living in poverty. The charity collects new, unused and in-date toiletries, hygiene basics, beauty, personal care and cleaning essentials, which are then distributed to those most in need.

Their donation policy is based around the mantra: ‘If you need them and use them, then it is likely someone else needs and uses them too,’ and they accept anything from deodorant to shampoo to razors to loo roll. The charity’s mission is ‘to bring communities together to tackle hygiene poverty by providing essential products to those of us locked in poverty.’

The Hygiene Bank accepts donations of new, unused and in-date toiletries, including hygiene, beauty and personal care essentials.

Here are some desperately needed items which you could donate:

• Toothpaste & Toothbrush (child/adult)

• Shampoo/conditioner

• Shower gel

• Razors

• Shaving foam

• Deodorant

• Hairbrush/hair ties

• Nit comb/nit shampoo

• Sanitary products

• Nappies

• Baby wipes

• Toilet roll

You can find out more at their website – where you can also find details of where and how you can donate.