Gateway Training & Consultancy LTD

Gateway Training & Consultancy are specialists in providing responsive, flexible courses and deliver excellence in training. All courses meet the requirements of the Inspectorates and the Care Certificate. We offer courses throughout the UK and Europe in Health care, First Aid, Mental health courses (particularly child and adolescent mental health), Safeguarding, and Health and Safety. As well as a large course directory, we also offer specifically tailored programmes that are designed to meet each individual client’s needs. We are dedicated to delivering first class training alongside a range of consultancy services. Drawing upon our vast experience, as well as an enviable industry background, we provide solutions that are both vital and highly cost effective. Our high quality training carefully considers individual needs of delegates including pre-course assessments to ensure specific training requirements are met. Our courses also ensure delegates access the most up-to-date information available for each subject.

How does your organisation contribute to preventing suicide and supporting those affected by it?

Due to our commitment of pioneering the most up-to-date information on the delivery of all our courses we have established multiple links with reputable organisations. These connections provide access to cutting-edge material which can be transferred over to our training courses so that we can further organisational knowledge and expertise and pass this knowledge onto our delegates.

We understand that quality and governance is central to improving the quality of suicide prevention training delivered to staff. By continuously improving our own service we are able to deliver high quality training and up-to-date guidance to clients, which in turn has far-reaching implications in terms of protecting their customers and staff members from harm.

Our courses include a variety of mental health courses for both adults and children (including Mental Health First Aid), risk management and suicide prevention, and working with people suffering loss and bereavement.

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What are your current priorities?

We will proactively completing research into subject matters and receiving regular updates from credible external bodies including NSPA.

Create tailor made and ever-evolving training programmes for our clients to ensure a bespoke service is offered from the first point of contact, throughout training and during hand over of evaluations and feedback. And continuously improving our own internal processes to operate a robust quality assurance system as well as monitoring trainers during 6-monthly assessments. In addition, we will regularly update our policies to equality and diversity, review our processes and evaluate our procedures for marking delegates on their performances.

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What challenges are you currently facing?

Current challenges to our work in this area include a nationwide lack of understanding of the importance of suicide prevention training. Due to the range of  budgetary constraints many frontline services are facing in our public and private sectors, much training is conducted via e-learning. Whilst this improves compliancy scores within organisations, e-learning does not often provide the same stimulation that face-to-face learning can offer as well as being unable to open channels of dynamic two-way conversation between delegate and trainer.

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