Explore our learning offer for adult services

Antser Learning engages within sectors where human feelings, vulnerabilities and safeguarding will always be priority. We believe we can change the face of this sector by changing behaviours, challenging “the standard responses” and ultimately the outcome. We innovate, think outside of the parameters, continually change and progress, whilst always keeping human sensitivity at the heart of what we do. 

We provide learning and development that enables positive change that focuses on the everyday challenges for those working with children, families and adults. This includes social work professionals, occupational therapists, other social care practitioners, provider services and partner agencies such as the education sector and health.

Virtual Reality Suite

Antser Learning is proud to provide you with the opportunity to add our innovative Virtual Reality technology to a number of Adult Services courses. Virtual Reality (VR) technology provides another dimension to the learning environment and has been proven to accelerate behaviour change by enabling practitioners to experience life through the eyes of the adult. Feedback evidences that delegates have greater understanding and empathy and behaviour change is accelerated.  Antser VR technology is intuitive for facilitators and delegates; it does not require integration with any other system – simply plug and play; and is fully supported by our dedicated Virtual Reality Tech team. Once training is commissioned, VR headsets are deployed to the organisation prior to the training date for distribution to delegates. All training (including training with a VR element) is currently being delivered remotely.

in-house training

All of our training is delivered exclusively to your organisation, and can be provided in a traditional classroom environment (when safe to do so) or remotely.
All of our Adult Social Care courses offer a wide range of tools and proven frameworks that equip professionals to confidently navigate and respond to the challenges they face.
We are also able to design and deliver bespoke training to support practitioners working in specialist areas or facing particular challenges. 

open courses

We host a range of open courses which are suitable for individuals such as social workers and safeguarding practitioners across children’s services, adult services and partner agencies.

Due to COVID-19 all open courses are being delivered via Zoom. This works in the same way as face to face training allowing for group work, open discussion and the sharing of videos and case studies to support group collaboration.

All In-House VR-Enabled

Dementia care (advanced skills) – In-House Course 

The aim of this course is to learn about dementia and its impact on individuals and their carers/ family members. Through this course, you will develop skills that will promote best practice, as well as relevant legislation that underpins support provided for individuals with dementia.

Person centred care – In-House Course

The aim of this course is to develop a better understanding of ‘person-centred planning’ and how it can be used to promote individual well-being. At the end of this course, your team will be equipped with practical skills to understand how the social model impacts on person-centred planning and outcomes for individuals.

Safeguarding adults enquiry skills – In-House Course

The aim of this 1-day course is to enable social workers and social care professionals to develop a comprehensive overview of thresholds for completing enquiries. Ultimately, this course aims to enhance the delegate’s confidence and understanding of a ‘good enquiry’ in order to reduce risks for potentially vulnerable adults.

Deprivation of liberty in health, social care and community settings – In-House Course 

The aim of this course is to enable qualified professionals, managers of health and social care services (e.g. ward managers and managers of care homes and supported living services) and any health or social care practitioner to develop a better understanding of what constitutes a deprivation of liberty and how to prevent and identify an unlawful deprivation of liberty. This course will also outline the proposed changes to the legislation governing deprivation of liberty.

Deprivation of liberty : Preparing for the future – In-House Course 

The aim of this course is to help participants understand and prepare for upcoming changes to the Deprivation of Liberty Frameworks when Liberty Protection Safeguards are implemented. This course is delivered through a 3-hour practical and accessible workshop.

The Mental Capacity Act in practice – In-House Course 

This course is aimed at both qualified and unqualified social care and/or health practitioners who need to have a working knowledge and understanding of how to
apply the key features of the Mental Capacity Act in their practice.

Court skills – In-House Course 

The aim of this one-day course is to equip qualified social workers and managers working with young adults with key information surrounding applications to the Court of Protection, including when such applications should be made, as well as how to submit an application and prepare written and oral evidence.

Dignity in care – In-House Course 

The aim of this course is to enable practitioners to develop a better understanding of guidance and regulation surrounding the standard in providing support to an individual by adhering to principles that promote privacy and dignity.


Hoarding and self-neglect in the context of safeguarding – In-House Course

The aim of this one-day course is to enable qualified professionals, managers of health and social care services (e.g. managers of care homes and supported living services) as well as health and social care practitioners to develop a better understanding of hoarding, self-neglect and the appropriate safeguarding response.

Working with difficult dangerous and evasive behaviours 1 or 2 day course – In-House Course, VR-Enabled 

The aim of this course is to provide practitioners with a range of tools and techniques that support communication and de-escalation models to engage service users in positive change. This highly interactive and engaging training is one of our ‘flagship’ courses and routinely receives exceptional feedback from participants. It is ideal for mixed groups of adult and children’s practitioners as well as partner agencies that have to regularly deal with difficult situations where adults may behave in ways which are hostile and un-cooperative.

Motivational Interviewing – In-House Course, VR-Enabled 

The aim of this course is to provide a proven methodology – motivational interviewing – that uses a person-centred structured approach to working directly with adults. Its goal is for the individual (not the practitioner) to recognise and express concerns about their current behaviour, and generate their own arguments in favour of change.

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