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Postural Care Online Training

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We are delighted to  work with Simple Stuff Works to develop an interactive online training course on postural care. Simple Stuff Works are the UK's leading manufacturer and supplier of therapeutic positioning systems and associated training. 

The importance of providing safe, effective postural care cannot be underestimated. All those who have contact with individuals in need of good postural care, including family members and personal assistants, need a sound understanding of how and why a person's body can change shape and how to introduce new positions safely and gently.

This course is formally accredited through Open College Network West Midlands. It is a Level 2 award and worth 3 credits.

Modules you will cover in this Level 2 Award in Postural Care online training

  1. Understanding the need for postural care
  2. Pain and consent
  3. Understanding postures - hips, pelvis, legs
  4. Understanding postures - chest distortions
  5. Understanding postures - lying and sitting
  6. Understand 24 hour therapeutic care
  7. Achieving thermal comfort
  8. Postural care a person centred approach

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

All of our courses are certified. This is done by the CPD certification Service. They have been inspected by an independent assessor and meet national standards.

Is this course right for me?

This course is for all those who work with and provide support for people who find it difficult to change position independently.

On completion of this course you will be able to print your CPD certified certificate. You will be required to submit your completed learner file, which our trainer will assess and provide personal feedback. Upon completion we will then send your formal certificate out by recorded delivery.

Course code: PT1/2/NQ/017
Level: 2
Credits: 3

  1. Understand the need for postural care.
  2. Be able to identify pain and non-pain related behaviour in individuals who are unable to communicate.
  3. Be able to distinguish between destructive and supportive postures.
  4. Understand how to apply 24-hour positioning safely and humanely.
  5. Understand the principles of achieving thermal comfort for people needing postural care.
  6. Understand external factors affecting the provision of postural care.