Complex Care Training

Guardian Angels
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

Complex Care Training Courses | Complex Care Management

Please note: our complex care training courses are only available to employers such as...

  • NHS Trusts
  • CCGs
  • Care providers
  • Independent hospitals
  • Personal health Budget Holders

...that can provide training facilities onsite for groups of 4 - 12 delegates per training session.


Complex care training courses for healthcare workers and carers

Our comprehensive range of complex care training courses have been specially developed to support personal assistants, support workers and Registered Nurses provide evidenced based care and support to people with complex needs.

Our complex care training courses and competency assessments are tailored to individual medical and social requirements, and are suitable for:

  • Nurses
  • Support workers
  • Healthcare staff
  • Personal assistants
  • Family carers
  • Home care providers
  • Residential homes
  • Nursing homes

Complex care needs is an umbrella term for a number of different clinical skills. Our bespoke courses are designed to include only the clinical skills and topics required, popular topics include:

  • An overview of Acquired brain injuries
  • An overview of Spinal cord injuries
  • Bladder care including catheter care (if required)
  • Bowel care including DRE, DRS and DRF (if required)
  • Gastrostomy or Jejunostomy Care (PEG/PEJ and PEG-J) and Enteral Feeding
  • Suction (Oral, Nasopharyngeal, Tracheostomy)
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Non-invasive Ventilator

Why choose Guardian Angels for your complex care management training?

Our fully qualified and experienced nurse trainers ensure deliver safe, effective and relevant learning and development along with additional support regarding competency assessment and testing within the workplace.

Following our learning and development courses, should you not be able to source nurses from the local NHS trust to assess competency for various clinical skills such as tracheostomy care, PEG care, ventilator care, catheter or bowel care, we can discuss providing additional assistance.

We provide competency assessments using our specialist nurses whom work alongside your team members, undertaking clinical shifts with the individuals in your care, until they feel safe, competent and confident to practice unsupervised. All of our specialist nurse educators have:

  • Current NMC pin numbers
  • Active DBS checks
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance

Our complex care training programmes

Here’s a brief overview of the various complex care training modules we offer, but if you’d like to learn more, please visit our website or give us a call.

  • Airway management training:
  • Assisted cough training
  • Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) training
  • Tracheostomy training
  • Suctioning training – nasal, oral, and tracheal suction
  • Acquired brain injury (ABI) and / or spinal cord injury (SCI) training
  • Autonomic dysreflexia training
  • People handling/manual handling – for individuals affected by an acquired brain injury and / or spinal cord injury
  • Pressure area care and tissue viability training – for complex care individuals
  • Bowel management training following a spinal cord injury
  • Catheter care training – for complex care individuals and those with a spinal cord injury and/or acquired brain injury

We tailor our courses to meet your specific needs, combining modules or developing a personal training programme according to the level of support you require.

Course duration

As each module is different, the duration of our complex care training courses varies - please contact us with the specific course you’re interested in and we’ll advise of the length of training.

Assessment and certification

Each course consists of continual assessment by the course tutor, case studies, practical scenarios, OSCE's and workbook completion.

Upon completion of the course, Guardian Angels Training will supply the necessary competency proformas required to ensure safe and evidenced-based clinical practice, allowing the registered provider to ensure mandatory competency assessments are completed within the workplace by a nominated mentor/supervisor

Upon successful completion of your complex care training course, you’ll receive a certificate valid for 2 years from issue.

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