CATTS has delivered countless hours of in house training to service providers over the years. This includes Day Services, Residential, Nursing Homes, Hospice and Hospitals.
Some of the main recurring concerns and issues from the Care Directors has often been around:
Staffing and rostering headaches to attend in person training
Carry forward of the skills from training course to the care setting
Loss of skills due to team member turnover
Lack of visibility on which team members have completed which courses
Cost per head of continued CPD for the team
CATTS has created our online course catalogue of CATTS Courses to specifically address these issues, and more. Think of it like a ‘Netflix’ of Special Needs training talks and courses.
Once your service has signed up to a subscription, your Team members can take the courses anytime. Usually clinical leaders will either arrange short blocks of learning time, either during low activity periods in your service setting, or on agreed days when the roster can handle it. It may not surprise you to know however that our system history shows that very often team members will take the courses of interest to them outside work hours, on their own devices.
The main aim is that the access to content that is needed by team members to help them better support those they care for, is available.
From our user data so far, we also have found no difference between experienced team members and newer team members using the systems. Older experienced staff often find it easier to brush up on some content learned long ago, while newer staff will learn it for the first time. Everyone, of course can revisit any courses or techniques as often as they wish. Each user has access to an electronic Notepad while viewing courses, so they can make notes of what new information could benefit which person in their care right now.
From a pricing point of view, once you have purchased a subscription, your team gets to access all the online courses, and any new ones added, without further charge. The price for under 10 users is competitive, however real economies of scale kick in from 10 staff members and more. As such, if you are considering getting a subscription for you individual unit, significantly more savings can be made if you bring this to your Clinical or Care Director on a whole service level to obtain licenses. (This also ensures that if you need to move staff from individual houses or units during the year, that everyone can have access to the content, so that care, and communication of terms and expectations, is consistent.)