OASiS Training is a new Health and Social Care Learning Provider based in North Somerset.
Set up and run by Debra Purdue in June 2014. Debra recognised the growing need to deliver quality face to face training that is cost-effective, professional and relevant.
Debra will work with you to analyse your organisations requirements and training needs. She will deliver training and facilitate the learning experience of your staff, in an environment that recognises and focuses on the important role the Health and Social Care worker plays, in the lives of people who rely on others to support them.
'Supporting You to Support Others'
Debra is a qualified Learning Disability nurse and has worked in various nursing, residential and assessment / treatment settings. Starting her career in health and social care, Debra initially worked on a Youth Opportunity Scheme in an Occupational Therapy Department, within her local hospital, where she gained valuable experience in working with people with a learning disability. She went on to complete her nurse training at the same hospital and spent several years working there once qualified. After starting a family, Debra worked part-time in small nursing home caring for older people with a learning disability and people with dementia. She then spent several years as a Specialist nurse with the National Autistic Society and has both a personal and professional interest in the autism spectrum. During her time with the NAS she supported individuals with a diagnosis of either autism or Asperger Syndrome with associated mental health needs and behavioural challenges. Her role involved working with specific individuals to devise and agree support plans based on both assessed and the individual’s identified areas of need. Debra has experienced many positive changes for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health needs over the years.
Whilst working for the NAS Debra, who was conscious of the need to support staff to develop personally and professionally, achieved her Assessor qualification and supported candidates to achieve a recognised Level 3 qualification and improve their practice.
Debra left the NAS to become an Assessor for the Brandon Trust, a charity that supports people with Learning Disabilities. During Debra’s time with Brandon Trust, her role developed to include supporting learners with National Vocational Qualifications at Levels 2, 3, 4 and Registered Managers Award. She supported staff within the organisation and external companies. She also undertook verification of qualifications and teaching of both practical skills and knowledge in subjects relevant to Health and Social Care. In addition, she supported Managers with the skill sets required within their teams, accessing appropriate training and ensuring that staff training records were up to date.
In order to continue in a teaching and training role, Debra then worked for Voyage Care as an Internal Care Trainer, delivering training to the organisations staff across the South West of England and South Wales.
Debra set up OASiS Training in June 2014.
ENMH – Conversion to RNLD October 2001 (King Alfred’s College Winchester)
D32 / D33 – Assessors Award
V1 – Verifiers Award
Certificate in Education (Bath Spa University)
Approved First Aid Instructor (NUCO Training)
Debra continually updates her knowledge and practice to ensure that she delivers current information and skills relevant to the workers needs.