Even if they already have experience, it is very important that your Personal Assistant (PA) receives the right training to be able to support you in the way that you want.

This will enable them to work safely and effectively as well as increasing their confidence and developing their skills.

Where to start

When your PA first starts working with you they should receive comprehensive training relevant to their workplace and their role (this is often called ‘induction training’).

During their induction they should learn how to carry out all the tasks associated with their role as well as how to work safely in your home. Our advisers can give you more advice and information on how to plan a PA induction.   

PA training offered by Independent Lives

Independent Lives offers a range of formal health & social care training specifically suited to the role of the Personal Assistant, all delivered by NCFE Level 3 accredited trainers.  These include:

  • Manual Handling
  • First Aid
  • Health & Safety (incorporating Fire Safety)
  • Infection Control
  • Medication Awareness
  • Food Hygiene
  • Adult Safeguarding
  • Dementia Awareness  

First Aid and Manual Handling training are delivered in a classroom setting, and the other training courses are delivered via online webinar.  This is a live and interactive web-based system which you can access using your home computer or laptop.

Book your training 

Please click here to access our online training calendar which enables you to view upcoming training courses, book places and provides more detailed information about the training.  

Further information

When you are planning your PA’s induction training you may also find the Skills for Care and Skills for Health Code of Conduct and National Minimum Training Standards useful.