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Virtual Learning Tools


What is Virtual Learning?

"All the subtleties, resources, the creativity used in [the tool] meant that on completion I felt more competent and confident as a future professional."

"‘I really enjoyed learnscape, and the main thing for me was that it really made me feel so accountable"

Details of the five learning tools we have developed are listed below; we are also able to design bespoke packages to meet the needs of the user. Please contact Sue Rooke at virtuallearning@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or call 0113 8121957 for more information.

Health and Social Care

The Child/Adult Safeguarding tools and the Dysphagia tool will benefit those working or studying health and social care, including Social Workers, nurses, speech and language therapists, support workers/carers and other allied health professionals. The learning tools each take between 5-8 hours of online study and can also be supplemented with assessment tasks to gain academic credit. There are four aimed at areas of health and social care:

Caring for service users with eating and drinking difficulties (Dysphagia) in advanced dementia.

Playing the role of a new Healthcare Support Worker, the learner will develop their understanding of dignity and respect when caring for individuals with dementia, exploring issues around managing eating and drinking in end of life care.

For more information download this factsheet.

Managing Dysphagia in people living with dementia

Playing the role of a newly qualified Speech and Language Therapist, the learner will develop their understanding of dignity and respect when caring for individuals with dementia, exploring issues around managing eating and drinking in end of life care. View a short video clip here.

For more information download this factsheet.

Safeguarding Adults at Risk

The learner plays the part of a newly qualified Social Worker working with an adult with dementia and will practice skills and decision making in complex cases, integrating theories and practice.

For more information download this factsheet.

Safeguarding Children

The learner plays the part of a newly qualified Social Worker working with on a child safeguarding case and will practice skills and decision making in complex cases, integrating theories and practice.

For more information download this factsheet.

Sustainability

Building Performance and Evaluation: Evaluation of an energy efficient development

Learners are exposed to energy efficiency measures in housing, methods of enquiry, assessment and investigation, and the consequences of not addressing energy efficiency.

For more information download this factsheet.