Induction Training

Published by Jo on 12th May 2021

Green Light Induction Programme – what to expect

Green Light provides a structured induction programme to all new starters.  At present, this is a blend of virtual and workplace learning over the first three weeks of employment.  A variety of interesting topics are covered by experts in their field.  By the end of your induction, we’d expect you to have a good understanding of the company culture, our aims, and the needs of people Green Light supports.  You should have an awareness of the expectations of your new role, and how to be an effective team player.  We’d expect you to see positive relationships starting to form between you and your new manager and colleagues, and with the people you and your team support together.  During the induction, you’ll meet fellow inductees, as well as long standing Green Light team members, all with valuable experience to share.  By the end of your induction you should have a good grasp of company policies and procedures (or at least know where they are!) and how you can access any additional help or support needed to do your job well.  You should end your induction feeling welcome, prepared and excited to support our mission ‘empowering people to lead a lifestyle they’re proud of’ 


Week 1


Successful applicants join sessions scheduled Monday to Friday between 0900 to 1700 working hours with a lunch break between 1200 – 1300.  Week 1 sessions are home-based virtual sessions using Google Meet accessed through a company email account which is created for you.  

Week 1 topics 

  • Welcome & Introduction to Green Light – History, Ethos & Mission, etc
  • Autism
  • Positive Behaviour Support  
  • Introduction to Physical Intervention
  • Medication Training 
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Food Safety Level 2  
  • Moving and Handling
  • Company Policies & Procedures – time is allocated over the course of week to awareness of key policies & procedures 

Over the course of the induction there will be regular ‘check-ins’ with session hosts and trainers as well as opportunities for inductees to discuss their learning and interact and engage with one another. 



Week 2 

Week 2 is your introduction and welcome to the workplace, usually one of our Residential Care Homes.  This week you can expect:

  • A welcome & introduction to your supervisor; the Registered Manager, your team and the people your team supports.  A discussion on working arrangements, shift patterns, supervision and appraisal arrangements, etc. with your manager. 
  • A House Induction – a tour of the home, systems, structures, fire and other emergency procedures, etc.  
  • Rapport building – time to get to know people, their likes, interests and needs 
  • ‘Shadowing’ or buddying up with colleagues to ‘learn the ropes’ and understand how people like to be supported, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the role        


Week 3 

During Week 3 your working time is allocated 0900- 1700 to focus on completing the Care Certificate.  This is an agreed set of standards that define the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of specific job roles in the health and social care sector.  The Care Certificate was developed jointly by Skills for CareHealth Education England and  Skills for Health and is made up of 15 minimum standards covered if you are ‘new to care’.

The standards

  1. Understand your role
  2. Your personal development
  3. Duty of care
  4. Equality and diversity
  5. Work in a person centred way              
  6. Communication
  7. Privacy and dignity
  8. Fluids and nutrition
  9. Awareness 
  10. Safeguarding adults
  11. Safeguarding children
  12. Basic life support
  13. Health and safety
  14. Handling information
  15. Infection prevention and control

The Care Certificate is completed on this e-learning platform comprising 24 modules

Follow up Training 

Following induction you will be invited to attend the ongoing and refresher training, as this is scheduled, including:

  • First Aid 
  • Medication
  • Manual Handling 
  • Fire Safety 
  • Health & Safety & Infection Control 
  • MCA/DOLS & Best Interests 
  • Safeguarding 
  • Epilepsy 
  • Equality Essentials  
  • Disability Confident 

You may be invited to attend other training where your Registered Manager identifies a need to do so, for example Prader Willi Syndrome or Diabetes Training is provided to teams supporting people with these particular needs.