Everything you need to know about The Medway College of Social Care for our
Rochester Moving & Handling of People Instructor Course
The Medway College of Social Care is conveniently located in Eastgate, Rochester on a busy high street near to many of the town's unique restaurants and independent shops for your free time after the course finishes on each day.
It is an ideal location for attendees travelling from Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Essex and London. Rochester train station is a 5 minute walk away from the venue with frequent transport options for your training days.
HOW TO FIND THE MEDWAY COLLEGE OF SOCIAL CARE
Medway College of Social Care, Rochester Community Hub, Eastgate, Rochester, Kent ME1 1EW
WHY CHOOSE ROCHESTER FOR YOUR MOVING & HANDLING OF PEOPLE INSTRUCTOR COURSE
Rochester is very well known for its history and culture and there are several big visitor attractions close to it. Chatham Historic Dockyard is a brilliant day out, with historic buildings and boats to learn about and explore. Across the road from the dockyard is Fort Amherst, Britain’s largest Napoleonic fortress with miles of underground tunnels to explore and a famous live action horror event each Halloween. Diggerland, a theme park for children and adults with a love of dumper trucks and JCBs, is just across the river in Strood.
With its iconic landmarks, literary connections, unique shopping and dining options, it offers something to explore around every corner and a great location to choose for your Moving & Handling of People Instructor Course.
WHERE TO STAY
For good quality overnight stays at a great price, Osteopathic Solutions recommends Travelodge. The nearest Travelodge to the Medway College of Social Care is located at the Travelodge Chatham Maritime, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Western Avenue, Chatham, ME4 4NT. Click here to book on Travelodge's website.
Rochester is unique in its plethora of charming independent shops to explore, including fashion, art and antiques. It is home to the UK’s largest second hand bookshop, Baggins Book Bazaar, and the excellent Francis Iles Galleries, a family business run by three sisters, with two outlets specialising in fine art and craft materials. If you're planning on making a weekend of the trip, The Rochester Flea Market is held at the Gordon House Hotel on the last Saturday of the month. Every third Sunday of the month there’s the Rochester Farmers’ Market.
Alternatively, If you like your regular high street shops and shopping centres there's the Bluewater Shopping Centre which is one of Europe's leading Retail & Leisure destinations. There is also the Pentagon Shopping Centre in Chatham which is 2 miles by car from Rochester.
WINING & DINING IN ROCHESTER
There’s plenty of choice when it comes to places to eat and drink in Rochester. With everything from world food, cafés, tea rooms, pubs and bistros, to fine dining restaurants and big chain names, all just within a short walk of each other; there really is something to suit all occasions. Favourites include Bruno’s Bakes, Smoke and Liquer, Elizabeth’s and Brettington’s to name a few. Click here if you would like to check out Trip Advisors' list of the top restaurants where you can choose your type of cuisine, from cheap eats to fine dining. If you are looking to venture out for your lunch there are many lunch style restaurants and cafes to choose from such as The City Wall, Weatherspoons and Tony Lorenzos, all on the high street adjacent to the College.
THE TRAINING VENUE
Onsite, there is plenty of room in our training room for both the theory part of the course and the practical sessions which form most of the course. Attendees will be out of their chairs learning practical techniques and transfers rather than being talked at. For your well deserved breaks there is a cafe onsite. Please note refreshments are not provided in the training room as the venue is owned by Medway Council.
The Medway College of Social Care has a large range of moving & handling equipment and handling aids to practise with such as a mobile hoist, a profiling bed, a standing hoist, wheelchairs, a banana board, a leg lifter, a bed lever, a bed ladder, a range of slings and slide sheets etc.
Having a large range of quality equipment to hand helps you practise for delivering training with all types of common moving & handling equipment that you will come across in practice. Sometimes attendees aren’t aware of certain equipment and handling aids, and exposure to it on our Course enables them to suggest equipment and handling aid strategies to make improvements to moving & handling in the workplace.
We look forward to seeing you soon at our fully equipped training venue in Rochester.
YOUR EXPERT MOVING & HANDING TRAINER, GARETH MILNER BSc (Hons) Ost
Your Instructor for the Moving & Handling of People Instructor Programme will be Gareth Milner. Gareth is Osteopathic Solutions' Director and is there to assist you over the course period.
Gareth can be contacted on 0845 299 3513 or 07547 388 881 throughout the duration of the course.
PARKING AT THE VENUE
If you're looking to see what else is available, the Just Park app shows you a variety of places available in Rochester Town Centre. Click here to try it out.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN ROCHESTER FOR OUR MOVING & HANDLING OF PEOPLE COURSES
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