3 - Trusted Assessor: Assessing for Minor Adaptations


Trusted Assessor: Assessing for Minor Adaptations

This course is offered as a blended learning course or as an fully online 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.

The online course contains the same content as the blended option, but the face-to-face day is replaced by a trainer-led webinar.  Learners will be required to complete a written assignment before receiving accreditation. 

Once complete the learner will be able to assess customers for basic equipment and adaptation needs.

 To find out more about either training option or to make a booking please email training@livingmadeeasy.org or phone 0300 123 3084.

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.



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, from OCN London.

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