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Trusted Assessor Level 3: Assessing for Minor Adaptations

April 2020: DLF Training announces remotely-delivered Trusted Assessor course

Given the current government guidelines on social distancing DLF Training has paused all face-to-face training however we recognise that there is an urgent need for staff to feel competent in assessment skills to enable discharges to happen safely and quickly. In response to this need and for a limited time DLF will be offering its popular Trusted Assessor: Assessing for Minor Adaptations as a virtual course.

The course will meet the standards of our regular face-to-face offering but uses a blended learning approach. Learners will complete e-learning based theory, watch videos, log in to trainer-led webinars and complete assessments at home. Once complete the learner will be able to assess customers for basic equipment and adaptation needs.

To find out more about the course please email or phone 0300 123 3084.

Please note that the information below relates to the standard face-to-face course.

Purpose of the Course
To enable staff to conduct assessments with customers, measure for and prescribe minor equipment and adaptations, using clinical reasoning and best practice and be able to reflect and adapt future practice.

The range of equipment includes:

  • Chair and bed raisers
  • Bath boards, seats
  • Stair rails, rails for toileting, raised toilet seats and frames
  • Grab rails
  • Perching stools and small household items
  • Walking Aids

Aimed at:

  • Nurses
  • OTAs rehab assistants
  • Physiotherapists
  • Care managers
  • Mental health OTs
  • Social workers

Learning outcomes

  1. Be able to assess a client with a need to enable independent living.
  2. Have knowledge of equipment and techniques available to assist with purposeful occupation.
  3. Understand safety and reduce risk factors with the prescription and use of equipment.
  4. Be able to prescribe measure for and fit equipment.
  5. Be able to demonstrate the use of basic equipment and review to ensure suitability for the service user.
  6. Know when to refer service users onto another service.
  7. Understand the role of the Trusted Assessor.
  8. Be able understand the importance of reviewing and when / how this should take place.
  9. Be able to reflect and learn from previous assessment to promote best practice.

All learners should have a prior basic knowledge of health and social care services and medical conditions. All DLF courses require a basic level of English language.

Every learner will be tested against the learning outcomes, this is completed through a variety of classroom assessments. At the end of the course you will be expected to complete a post a course assignment and submit this within three weeks of the last day of the course. Please ensure you have capacity to complete this before booking the course.
Once passed, all learners will receive a certificate accredited by the OCN London at Level Three.

Course Programme
The course aims to include a lot of practical elements, therefore the learners must dress in comfortable clothing as they may be asked to bend and kneel for some elements.

Further details
For more details on what is included in the course, please contact or call 0300 123 3084.

Published: 27th October 2020

Source: DLF (Disabled Living Foundation)

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