Healthier Working Futures

Healthier Working Futures engages and encourages young people (aged 16-25) who are living in Leeds to consider a career in health and care. The aim of the programme is to showcase health and care career paths as an attractive route for young people, highlighting the opportunities available in the hopes that a young person will want to secure a role in health and care in future.

As part of this programme, we are currently facilitating a number of different training courses and qualifications that young people can access throughout September. These courses aim to support  personal and professional development, offering attendees the opportunity to secure training that will help them on their way to a health and care role in future. 

At the start of each training session, there will be an introduction to the health and care sector, and the sessions will end by giving attendees the opportunity to explore their career ‘next steps’, and the option to receive one-to-one support through one of our programme partners.

 

Qualifications & Training

L3 Emergency First Aid

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work qualification is designed for people who wish to act as an emergency first aider. Upon successful completion, candidates will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give safe, prompt and  effective first aid in emergency situations.

The programme includes:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Assessing an incident
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty
  • CPR and defibrillation Recovery Position
  • Choking Seizures
  • Shock
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Minor injuries 
  • Cuts, grazes and bruises 
  • Minor burns and scalds

When?

There is a choice of three dates to attend:

  • Thursday 8th September (9:30am-4:30pm)
  • Monday 19th September (9:30am-4:30pm)
  • Friday 23rd September (9:30am-4:30pm)

Where?

  • 8th: The Carriageworks, Millennium Square, LS2 3AD
  • 19th & 23rd: St George’s Crypt Conference Centre, LS1 3DL

Who is it relevant for?

  • Young people aged 16-25 living in Leeds.
  • Anyone who would like to learn to respond quickly and appropriately in an emergency first aid situation.
  • Anyone who feels comfortable treating injuries (for example cuts, breaks etc.), moving people, and communicating with people who are in urgent need of help.
  • Anyone who wants to pick up key life skills around First Aid responses.

How to book:

Click here to book the 8th September course.

Click here to book the 19th or 23rd September courses.

L1 Food Safety in Catering

A recognised qualification for people planning to work in the food catering industry or in any role where they may be handling or preparing food.

The programme includes:

  • The importance of food safety
  • Identify and prevent contamination
  • Effective cleaning
  • Food safety Act 1990
  • Food Hygiene Rating
  • Food poisoning
  • 7 Principles of HCCP
  • Allergens
  • Personal hygiene

When?

  • Monday 5th September (9:30am-12:30pm)
  • Tuesday 13th September (9:30am-12:30pm)

Where?

  • 5th: The Carriageworks, Millennium Square, LS2 3AD
  • 13th: Lighthouse Futures Trust, Moorfield House, Alma Road, LS6 2AH

Who is it relevant for?

  • Young people aged 16-25 living in Leeds.
  • Anyone who is comfortable handling and preparing food.
  • Anyone who is interested in a role that may involve working in a food preparation setting, whether that’s handling food yourself or helping others make sure things are safe and hygienic.
  • Anyone who wants to pick up key life skills around food preparation.

How to book:

Click here to book the 5th September course.

Click here to book the 13th September course.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. In the same way as learning physical first aid, MHFA teaches people how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health and feel confident to guide someone to appropriate support.

Mental Health First Aid Champion training

This 1-day awareness and skills course will help participants recognise the main signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide initial support, guide a person towards appropriate professional help and be mindful of their own wellbeing.

When: Monday 24th October (9am – 5pm)

Where: St George’s Crypt Conference Centre, LS1 3DL

How to book: visit this link

Mental Health Aware

An introductory course designed to increase mental health awareness and give an understanding of how to look after wellbeing and challenge stigma. When you complete your course you will receive a certificate of attendance and a Mental Health Aware manual to keep and refer to whenever you need.

When: Tuesday 25th October (9:30am – 12:30am)

Where: St George’s Crypt Conference Centre, LS1 3DL

How to book: visit this link

If you have any questions about the Healthier Working Futures programme, you can contact us by emailing leeds.crf@nhs.net

Healthier Working Futures is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. Further information on the UK Community Renewal Fund can be found here.