Course Profile

Course Profile: Advanced Dignity in Care (1 Day)
The aim of this 1-day training session is to encourage participants to develop advanced Dignity in Care knowledge. It is a stand-alone course and is independent of the Dignity in Care Awareness session. Practitioners attending this 1-day event are not required to attend the awareness course prior to attending the advanced course. However learners are expected to have a basic understanding of Dignity in Care. This is an advanced level course and gives greater emphasis on embedding and changing practice to support outcomes for service users.
The course material is set within the current legal and regulatory framework. The course supports the Social Care Commitment and is set in the context of The Care Act 2014 (promoting health and wellbeing).
The course provides some knowledge for
Care Cert: 4, 5, 7, 10, 14
QCF: HSC024, 025, 026; SHC 023, 024

The course is designed for Health & Support staff working at all levels in a variety of services.
The course will help organisations to meet CQC Fundamental standards Person Centred Care, Dignity & Respect, Consent, Safeguarding
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:
  • What is meant by the term ‘Dignity’
  • What does ‘Dignity’ include, with reference to privacy and confidentiality, anti-discriminatory practice, active listening skills
  • The 10 Dignity Do’s and how to incorporate them into day to day practice 
  • The Dignity in Care Campaign and the role of Dignity Champions
  • The 8 Dignity Fact Sheets and how to incorporate them into day to day practice
  • Dignity in relation to the care of service users
  • Dignity in relation to each other
  • The need to apply the theory in every day practice in order to ensure that the support provided promotes dignity and respect
  • How person centred care plans promote dignity and respect
  • The characteristics of a respectful and compassionate practitioner, with reference to advocacy, communication skills, equality and diversity principles, person centred values
  • The factors that may affect an individual’s dignity
  • The barriers to meeting the dignity standards, including environmental, staff attitudes and behaviours, culture of the organisation, service user behaviour
  • Dignity and Legislation, with reference to the Human Rights Act 1998, the Data Protection Act 1998, the Sexual Offences Act 2003, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and associated DoLS, the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, the Mental Health Act 2007, the Equality Act 2010 and the Care Act 2014
  • Examples of good practice
  • How dignity in care integrates with safeguarding, with reference to the Care Act 2014
The course will provide maximum participation and will accommodate different learning styles.

Training methods utilised
include: small group work and pair work, practice studies, questions and answers, chalk and talk, word shower method, questionnaire, PowerPoint, trainer presentation, facilitated discussion, handouts, Video, Audio material