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Clinical Skills


Specialist Skills and Post-Registration Development

Our Courses

With the opening of the £1 million Clinical Skills Suite on our city centre campus we are able to offer an expanded range of multi/inter-professional education for practitioners in health and social care.

The Suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a variety of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

We have developed a range of courses on topics led by qualified professionals. These courses aim to develop skills in particular areas relevant to current practice and count towards continuing professional development. You are able to view the opportunities we have within the section below by selecting the different months.

If you wish to discuss developing a course which is not listed for your particular workforce please contact us on hssclinicalskills@leedsbeckett.ac.uk, to discuss your requirements.

How to apply

  • If you wish to apply for a module that has academic credit, please download and complete the CPD application form.
  • If you wish to apply for update training only, please download and complete the Statement of Support Update.
  • If you or your employer (not Health Education Yorkshire & Humber) are paying the fee for one of our update courses, you can book and pay for the course via our online store.
  • For more information on our CPD courses please visit our Nursing & Allied Health Professionals CPD section.

Our Clinical Skills Suite

A summary of our main resources is below, however please contact us at hssclinicalskills@leedsbeckett.ac.uk to discuss the many other items we have available to support learning.

Four skills & practice teaching rooms can be combined into two larger teaching spaces. Available equipment includes two and three section couches, part task training models, wall bars and mobile steps, cycle and rowing ergometers, gas analysis, body composition analyser, a range of anatomical models, mobile hoist, short wave therapy unit, combined dual frequency ultrasound, data projectors, smart and white boards.
Each room 75 square metres max 20 learners or 150 square metres max 40 learners.

A furnished community living area with functioning kitchen, living area, bathroom and bed. Equipped with ceiling hoist, emergency lifting cushion, bariatric chair, PEG feeding model and a range of adapted equipment to demonstrate rehabilitation activities.
Area 50 square metres max 12 learners.

State-of-the-art simulation room with METI Man Mannequin, built-in audio-visual equipment and specialist software (METI Learning Space) to record teaching and assessment, video debriefing, recorded viewing of video from access to secure website, critical care profiling bed, Dinamap, catheterisation models and defibrillator.
Area 50 square metres plus separate viewing room, max 20 learners.


Available Courses

Module Course/Module Attendance Details Suitable For
Advanced Health Assessment Core - LB
To enhance existing knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology and develop advanced clinical assessment skills of the "core" body systems.
Date: September to January
Times: Various (three hour sessions)
Registered healthcare practitioners
Advanced Health Assessment Supplementary - LB
To enhance existing knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology and develop advanced clinical assessment skills of the “supplementary” body systems.
Date: February to May
Times: Various (three hour sessions)
Registered healthcare practitioners
An Introduction to Travel Health - LB
Provide safe, effective, comprehensive health advice for the overseas traveller.
Dates: February and July
Times: 09.00 – 16.00
Registered nurses/doctors
Athletic Taping Workshop
Learn the skills needed to provide safe, competent and appropriate athletic taping for the use of preventing and managing sports injuries.
Dates: To be confirmed
Times: 09.00 – 16.00
Sports Therapists, Sports Rehabilitators,
Physical Therapists, Physiotherapists,
Osteopaths, Sports Massage Therapists
with ITEC, VTCT, IIST, Premier or similar diploma qualifications
Basic Clinical Observations LB
For those who need to be able to perform a range of basic observations and measurements and determine required action.
Dates: October, November, March and June
Times: 09.00 – 16.00
Any healthcare worker
Basic Life Support and Anaphylaxis LB
Recognise when someone is in need of assistance and maintain oxygen circulation until professional help arrives.
Dates: Various All health and social care workers and anyone wishing to gain lifesaving skills
Cannulation and Intravenous Drug Administration LB
Provide safe, competent cannulation and intravenous drug administration.
Dates: December and June
Times: 09.00 – 16.00
Healthcare professionals, clinical researchers or scientists
Cervical Sample Taker Update
An update for existing cervical sample takers.
Dates: Various Registered nurses and general practitioners
Communication in Dementia Care
Suitable for any worker, carer, or relative caring for people experiencing dementia or wishing to know more about the subject.
Dates: November and April
Time: 09.30 – 16.30
Any worker, carer, or relative caring for people experiencing dementia
Counselling Skills
Develop your practical listening skills through active listening, paraphrasing, reflection and developing empathy.
Dates: To be confirmed
Time: 09.30 – 16.30
Anyone working or looking to working with others in a helping role.
Ear Care
For any healthcare worker wishing to provide safe, competent and appropriate examination and management of patients with ear conditions, including irrigation and manual removal of wax.
Dates: December, February, April, June and July
Times: 09.00 – 16.00
Any healthcare worker
History Taking & Consultation Skills LB
Suitable for healthcare assistants, nurses and health professionals who are required to take a thorough health history from a patient in a timely fashion, incorporating safety netting into the consultation.
Dates: October, April, and June
Times: 09.00 – 16.00
Health care assistants, nurses, allied healthcare professionals
Performing 12 lead Electrocardiography LB
Develop the skills to provide safe and competent 12 lead ECG recording.
Dates: October, April, and June
Times: 09.00 – 16.00
Any healthcare worker.
Supporting People with Communication Difficulties
For those who support people with a range of speech, language and communication difficulties.
Dates: February
Time: 09.00 – 16.00
Any health or social care worker or carer
Teaching and Assessing Clinical Skills (Advanced)
Refine your teaching and assessing skills by attending this interactive workshop.
Dates: December and June
Time: 09.00 – 16.00
Any healthcare practitioner teaching and assessing clinical skills within a clinical and/or academic setting.
The Sporting Knee Masterclass
This Masterclass aims to improve and develop your knowledge of the functional anatomy of the knee joint. You will gain a greater understanding of knee joint pathologies, along with improving effective diagnosis and treatment and rehabilitation strategies.
Dates: To be confirmed
Times: 09.00 – 16.00
Sports Therapists, Sports Rehabilitators, Physical Therapists, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Podiatrists, Sports Massage Therapists with ITEC, VTCT, IIST, Premier or similar diploma qualifications
Understanding Dementia
Suitable for any worker, carer, or relative caring for people experiencing dementia or wishing to know more about the subject.
Dates: December and May
Time: 09.30 – 16.30
Any worker, carer, or relative caring for people experiencing dementia
Venepuncture LB
Suitable for any health or social care worker, clinical researcher or scientist required to obtain venous blood samples.
Dates: September, November, March, May, and July
Times: 09:00 - 13.00 or 13:00 - 16:00
Healthcare professionals, clinical researchers or scientists
 Supporting Feeding, Drinking and Swallowing
Understand how to provide safe, competent and appropriate support for individuals who may have feeding, drinking and swallowing difficulties.
 Dates: TBC Any health or social care worker or carer 
Cervical Cytology Screening for New Starters
To develop appropriate knowledge and skills in order to confidently and competently undertake cervical screening as part of the national programme.
 
February 2016  A registered health professional.
Must submit in-house professional support form and audit of clinical environment prior to acceptance on the course.
 
Ear Care Update
To ensure ear care provided is current, evidence-based and safe.
 
Dates:18 November 2015, (09.00-12:30), Leeds Beckett University PD714
8 December 2015, (09.00-12.30), Leeds Beckett University PD714
4May 2016, (09:00 –12:30), Leeds Beckett University PD714
 
Any clinician experienced in undertaking ear care/ear irrigation. 
Flu Training for Community Pharmacists
Flu Training for Community Pharmacists – Extra dates


To enable community pharmacists to confidently, competently and effectively promote and administer flu vaccination in support of the national immunisation programme.
 
Dates: 8 September 2015, (9.00-16.00), Clinical Skills Suite, Leeds Beckett University, LS1 3HE
27 September 2015, (9.00-16.00), Village Hotel, Tingley, LS27 0TS
 
Community pharmacists delivering the NHS flu vaccination program, winter 2015. 
Introduction to CASH
To improve healthcare support workers knowledge and understanding of contraception and sexual health, and enable them to undertake a basic assessment of patients requiring or already using contraception.
 
Dates: 30 June 2016, 09.00-16.00, Leeds City Centre. Location to be confirmed.   Healthcare support workers in primary care.
Vaccination and Immunisation Update 2015 dates
Vaccination and Immunisation Update 2016 dates


An update to promote and administer vaccinations and immunisations.
 
Dates: Various  Registered nurses and healthcare support workers in primary care. 

Enquiries

HSS CPD Administrator
Leeds Beckett University
Calverley 615
Leeds
LS1 3HE
Email: hss-cpd@leedsbeckett.ac.uk