About Developing the Role of Activities Coordinators
If you are looking to become a care home activities coordinator, this course is ideal for you. This course covers how to provide activities to different people and build self-esteem. At the end of this 3-hour course, learners will bring in new activities to a care setting.
How long will this course take?
This course is 3 hours long and spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This training is important for those in a care setting, or those looking to become care home activity coordinators.
What are the main points covered?
The course focuses on the tasks an activities coordinator has and how to include family carers in the activities planned, it also helps to teach new and up to date activities for the users.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Developing the Role of Activities Coordinators Course Outline
- What is an activity coordinator?
- What kind of activities can we introduce to a care setting?
- How should activity coordinators involve service users and family carers in designing and providing activities?
- Developing activities to cater for different people.
- Building self-esteem.
- How to keep up to date and informed about new activities.
- Volunteering and fundraising.
Developing the Role of Activities Coordinators FAQs
What does an activities coordinator do?
An activities coordinator is responsible for arranging and managing activities for a specific group of clients. In the care sector this tends to be a care home but it could be at any venue where clients use the service.
Why are activities important?
Activities coordinators in care environments are often just as important as care workers and nurses, as they ensure that the people under their care develop and retain the skills they need to experience excellent quality of life.
What will I learn in this course?
Delegates will learn about the role of the activities coordinator, ways in which service users and their families can help plan and provide activities, and the importance of assessing the needs and abilities of the service users prior to the activity.
Is this course aimed at keeping patients physically active?
Some of the time, yes, but it is also designed to keep them mentally active. The course will discuss different approaches based on the service users need, which can range from those with physical requirements to those that for example suffer from dementia.