Since October 2015, attendees of our Dementia Awareness sessions in Rotherham have had the opportunity to become Dementia Friends. Dementia Friends is an initiative from the Alzheimer's Society in which individuals pledge an action to raise awareness of people who have dementia. This is still ongoing with all Dementia Awareness sessions provided for RMBC and DMBC and up to now, we have created 164 new friends!


We have been working with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council since 2008. Presently Aspect Training have secured the contract to provide the majority of the Care Sector training provided by RMBC.

Below is the full list of courses we have delivered on behalf of RMBC:

  • Safeguarding Adults: Raising a Concern

  • Safeguarding Adults: Role of the Alerter (changed to Raising a Concern in 2015)

  • The Care Certificate 3 day programme (new workers)

  • The Care Certificate 1 day programme (existing workers)

  • The Care Certificate - Assessor Manager Training

  • Dementia Awareness (silver level)

  • Advanced Dementia Awareness

  • Dementia and Sexuality

  • Diabetes Awareness

  • Diabetes Advanced (Blood Glucose & Insulin Injections)

  • Basic Infection, Prevention and Control Training

  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering -Accredited

  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering -Refresher

  • Effective Communication and Recording Skills

  • Providing Personal Care

  • Caring for Stroke Survivors - Life after Stroke

  • Death, Dying and Bereavement

  • Encouraging Independence

  • End of Life: Palliative Care

  • End of Life: Advanced Care Planning

  • Person-Centred Planning, Approaches and Support

  • Activities, Motivation and Creativity for Dementia

  • End of Life Care for people with Learning Disabilities

  • Safeguarding Adults Basic Awareness

  • Safeguarding Awareness for PA's

  • Shared Lives Carers - bespoke courses

  • Medications Awareness for PA's

  • Diabetes Awareness for PA's

  • Diabetes Advanced Awareness for PA's

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care

  • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care

  • Lone Worker Training

  • BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care

  • BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care

  • BTEC Level 3 Award in End of Life Care

2018-19 updates -

  • Medication competency training and documentation developed for senior care staff to be able to check competence and train others in medication administration in-house

  • Added information about the South Yorkshire Herbert Protocol in Dementia courses

2017-18 updates -

  • Bespoke Safeguarding Adults Basic Awareness course for housing contractors working in Rotherham

  • Courses developed for Shared Lives Carers in Medications, Safeguarding and Personal Care

2016-17 updates - 

One off courses delivered:

  • Bespoke Medications course for Liberty House (Children & Young People's Services)

  • Four short sessions for the Safeguarding SPA Team (receivers of alerts)

2015-16 updates - 

Developed the following courses to overcome specific issues in the care sector: 

One off courses delivered:

  • End of Life Care for people with Learning Disabilities

  • A bespoke Safeguarding Adults course for Shared Lives staff in Rotherham

  • Safeguarding Adults briefing sessions for housing contractors in Rotherham + full day sessions for the managerial teams

  • An advanced diabetes course focusing on blood glucose monitoring and insulin injections


Training Figures April 2018 - March 2019

  • 84 courses delivered

  • 1226 attendees

Training Figures April 2016 - March 2017

  • 124 courses delivered

  • 1819 attendees

Training Figures April 2014 - March 2015

  • Short courses: 242 courses delivered, 3030 attendees

  • Long courses (Diploma’s): 3 programmes, 52 students enrolled

Training Figures April 2017 - March 2018

  • 80 courses delivered

  • 998 attendees

Training Figures April 2015 - March 2016

  • Short courses: 194 courses delivered, 2474 attendees

  • Long courses (Diploma's and Certificates): 5 programmes, 55 students enrolled