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For more information or to book a place on one of our study days, please call our Training Department on 0345 120 5253 or email us at

Mandatory training

Mandatory training is a rolling programme delivered from venues in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow throughout the year.


Available courses:

Manual Handling
A one day course which covers both theory and practice. You are required to complete a practical course every two years and an online theory course in between.

Adult Basic Life Support and Basic First Aid
A three hour course covering both theory and practice.

Paediatric Basic Life Support and Basic First Aid
A three hour course covering both theory and practice.

Run by: Scottish Nursing Guild

Additional training

Dementia Awareness

This three hour course is suitable for both nurses and HCAs. In this course you will learn about:

  • Causes of Dementia
  • Types of Dementia
  • Symptoms of Dementia
  • Caring for someone with Dementia.

Dates available: 24th February & 23rd March, Edinburgh and 14th March, Clydebank

Run by: Scottish Nursing Guild

Control and Restraint / Safe Holding Training / Restrictive Physical Intervention

This course can be accessed as a two full days of training or as a one day refresher. At the end of the course, you will be expected to:

  • Understand the Law in relation to the use of physical restraint.
  • Evaluate the risks associated with physical restraint and consider methods to reduce the risks.
  • Demonstrate non-harmful methods of control and how to safely apply them
  • Where required demonstrate more restrictive methods of control and when they should be used

Dates available: to be confirmed

Run by: Basis Training

New courses are being developed and we will let you know when they are up and running.

Online Training Courses

If you need to increase or just refresh your current skills and knowledge and do not have time to attend a classroom study day, then we can provide you with access to appropriate on-line courses via one of our approved training providers. Each course is designed to help you develop your skills, gain CPD points towards your Revalidation and ultimately help you progress your career. For more information, please contact the training team.


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