We are an AoFAQ approved Training centre, with a versatility to provide a range of Health and Social Care training courses throughout the West Midlands and Staffordshire, however we can cover other regions if our customers need us to
Sarah Keenan. Lead Trainer
In 2004 I started working in Children’s services, supporting children and young people living in a long term residential children’s home. Known as Looked After Children, all had significant learning disabilities, some had physical disabilities and some with PMLD (Profound and Multiple learning disabilities). All presented behaviours that Challenge us. In addition they had diagnosis of ADHD, Autism, Epilepsy, Mental Health issues and psychological disorders such as Schizophrenia. My most senior position held was senior project worker
Closure of the unit due to local authority cut backs, led to a transfer to a short break respite unit for children and young people in 2008. This facility provided care to those with both complex learning & physical disabilities, but also those with significant physical care needs such as PEG and Naso – Gastric Feeds, barriers in verbal communication, angelman syndrome, global development display, complex behavioural needs and mental health issues.
In 2010 I worked within a self advocacy movement, working with people with a range of disabilities to speak up for their rights and have an equal voice in society. A chance request to do some training, which I loved, forged the path to be a Health and Social Care trainer and I have never looked back!
For 8 years I worked for companies in the private, voluntary and charitable sectors and in March 2017, following voluntary redundancy, I decided to go it alone, hence Sarah Keenan Training was born
In my free time I am a trustee of The Cancer Support Centre, a volunteer receptionist at St Giles Hospice & a Group Chair of an Executive Committee for a local Scout Group
What sets us apart from other training providers?
Our philosophy is that training can both teach us but incorporate some fun. We work incredibly hard to make sure that all our courses are relevant and accurate in their delivery. We aware of both the statutory & mandatory requirements of both CQC and Ofsted, having worked in partnership with both since 2004.
Our design and facilitation of sessions include group activities, scenarios, interactive tools such as quizzes and videos to enable everyone to engage.. All training sessions are facilitated by an regulated trainer who has real industry experience and who considers all the different learning styles participants may have.
Each course is personally tailored to the customer so you can be assured that all the content is relevant and specific to the participants job role
Our Vision :To provide affordable interactive training sessions that puts the passion back into learning and development
Our Mission: We are driven to create a learning environment where participants can learn through a range of interactive tools and methods. Each individual we will encouraged to reach their own potential and feels both supported and equipped to do their job to the best of their abilities
Our Values: We will listen to all our participants and deliver training in a way that meets their individual learning styles. Create an environment which is both welcoming and conducive to learning. We will embrace diversity and respect the views and values of all those attending our courses
The Legal Stuff.
No corners are cut so we have both professional indemnity and public liability insurance in place with Hiscox Insurance.