Course Description

Foundation Programme for Working in Residential Services

Open Training College

Covid-19 has brought extensive challenges to all of us, not least ensuring that staff cover is provided in service areas that remain open and ensuring that staff are well informed working in areas possibly unfamiliar to them. The Open Training College (OTC) has been delivering excellent social care education and training since 1992, online since 2004. The OTC has identified the essential relevant training areas with experts in the area.

The programme is ideal professional development for:

  • employees already in role but who wish to refresh their skills and knowledge;
  • new recruits holding a Level 5 but need in-depth understanding to deliver high quality, safe, person centred services;
  • staff redeployed to work in an unfamiliar area.

The Programme:

The programme covers areas such as PCP and Rights, Positive Behaviour Support, Intimate and Personal Care, Records and Report Writing in addition to the key legislatively required areas.

The full list of the 12 courses are available HERE

  • Study the modules that fit your needs
  • Each module takes 60-90 minutes
  • 17 hours to complete entire programme
  • Individual Certificates produced per module
  • Accessible on most devices 24/7
  • User friendly and technical support if needed

100 euro for registration for the complete programme.

During the programme you receive:

  • 12 modules that contain 17 hours of elearning;
  • Relevant and practical content for residential services;
  • OTC certification for each module and the overall programme;
  • A range of interactive quizzes and activities;
  • Key videos and resources.
  • Up to date content on COVID-19 issues in residential services in a number of areas.

The College will discuss possible discounts based on staff groups with agencies.

NOTE: The programme/modules do not sit on the NFQ.

College Name Open Training College
Course Category Health & Safety, Health & Safety, Health & Safety Management
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification Award / Certificate
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 14
Course Fee 100
Course Duration 60 to 90 minutes per module; 17 hours learning overall
Course Times The training is delivered on the award winning OTC online platform that can be accessed on most devices, 24/7 and provides OTC certification for the 12 modules. There are 17 hours of online content. Each module takes 60-90 minutes to complete.
Title of Awarding OTC Certificate in Foundation Programme for Working in Residential Services
Entry Requirements All you need to apply is a functioning online device, such as desktop/laptop/ipad/smart phone and motivation!
For information about Open Training College, please visit our college page on by clicking here.

Course Provider

Open Training College

Prospect Hall, Willowfield Park, Goatstown, Dublin , D14 P9E4, Goatstown, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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