This course is now being offered as both a two day, face to face, course and as a blended learning course. With the blended learning course, learners will be required to complete e-learning, equivalent to one day of the course, and then attend a single face to face practical day, which will be trainer led.
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Purpose of the Course
To enable the Trusted Assessor to identify a need for major adaptations, assess measure for and prescribe major adaptations and apply for DFG funding for the adaptations.
The range of equipment includes:
Two day practical - All learners are required to attend both days in full to complete the course.
Blended Learning - E-learning (equivalent to one day) and one day practical. Learners will need to have completed the e-learning in full before attending the practical day and all learners must attend attend the practical day in full to complete the course.
It is recommended that you complete the Trusted Assessor Level Three training before booking onto this course. This will give you knowledge around the impact medical conditions have on daily living tasks along with the ability to assess for minor adaptations. These minor adaptations are often an essential part of any major home adaptation and the learner will be expected to have knowledge of this before attending this course.
Please note that this course is pass or fail: any learner not meeting the assessment criteria will fail the course and will need to re-book to try again. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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. The assignment has strict deadlines and it must be uploaded onto our web based system. Assignments form part of the accreditation and must be completed to pass.
On completing the Trusted Assessor training students will have an accredited award at Level Four, from OCN London.
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.
NB – this course will in no way train staff to replace the role of Occupational Therapy within home adaptations. It will enable staff to complete more basic assessments for stairlifts, level access showers and ramps, to ensure the learner knows their limitations and when to refer onto qualified professionals.
It is highly recommended that all organisations choosing to complete this training course have a clear referral pathway through to Occupational Therapy teams for circumstances when the assessment is beyond a Trusted Assessors remit.