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Course Dates Available: Food Safety and First Aid Requalification

We have recently added courses for Food Safety and First Aid Requalification courses for January 2020. Our Food Safety course is on the 15th January 2020 from 9.30 – 12.30, only £35 per person + VAT! Our 2 Day First Aid Requalification on the 15th and 16th January 2020 is eligible to those who have… View Article

TQUK Level 3 Award for Manual Handling Trainers (RQF)

Designed for learners aiming to develop skills in delivering training sessions in a manual handling context. Consisting of two mandatory units, the first unit develops learners’ knowledge and understanding of the principles and process of safe manual handling and risk assessment. Whereas, the second unit develops learners’ knowledge and skills so that they can prepare,… View Article

Disability Awareness Training for Taxi and Private Hire Drivers

Taxi drivers and private hire drivers take thousands of fares in any one year and we can guarantee that potentially hundreds of those people have some form of disability – many of which are hidden. Drivers need the skills to be accommodating and to offer a service that is adaptable to the needs of others… View Article

Available Courses: October – December 2019

We have a lot of courses on offer this Autumn season at JD Training Solutions Ltd., from our First Aid courses, to Moving and Handling and even Disability Awareness Courses! Check our full list for available dates below. Get in touch if you would like to book, or would like more information! Disability Awareness for… View Article

Working Together to Prevent Suicide – Mental Health First Aid Training

  Over 800,000 people worldwide have lost their lives to suicide. There are many reasons as to why; genetic, psychological, social and cultural, as well as well other risk factors. These are sometimes combined with experiences of trauma and loss. September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness on suicide… View Article

The Social Care Practitioner Award (SCAP Programme)

The Social Care Practitioner Award develops learners’ knowledge and understanding and the practical skills to safely move and handle individuals in JD Training Solutions SCAP Programme… Our SCAP Programme was developed, first and foremost, to enhance the care for people requiring support whilst also reflecting their changing needs. It also recognises a need to establish… View Article

Mental Health First Aid 1 Day Course: What Is It?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Champions is an internationally recognised one-day awareness course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. Adult MHFA courses can be attended by people aged 16 upwards and are relevant for the general population. •… View Article

New Course Dates: August – October 2019

We have new course dates added for the Autumn season, from the end of August to mid-October. View the list below featuring courses from First Aid, to Medication and more! For more information, get in touch by phone (01642 602600) or email (   Administering Medication (1 Day Course, Level 3) 20th August 2019 16th… View Article

New First Aid at Work Dates Available

We have some new dates for our accredited 3 Day First Aid at Work courses, hosted at our training centre. The dates are as follows: 5th, 6th, 7th August 2019 9th, 10th, 11th September 2019 1st, 2nd, 3rd October 2019 For more information, or to book, call us on 01642 602600, or email us at… View Article


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IOSH, Mental Health First Aid, and Manual Handling Instructors Training – Why You Should Attend

IOSH: Managing Safely (3 Day Course: £300 per person + VAT) The IOSH Managing Safely course demonstrates that your employees have been trained in the preventative approaches to hazards, as well as promoting a ‘safe practice’ culture. This is designed to ensure that all employees are nationally recognised, and have respected certificated training for their… View Article

Emergency First Aid at Stockton-on-Tees

A Huge Congratulations to Kinship Carers!

Last week, the Doing It in the Park Event raised £220 for Charwood Kinship Carers! A huge round of applause for our associate Adam Garbutt for putting their name forward, as well as to Ray Greening for organising the event. Congratulations to everyone!

FREE Paediatric First Aid Course!

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(To read more about why these courses are important, click here) If you are interested in any of the courses and would like to book a place, or simply find out more information, call us on 01642 602600, or email us at Like us on Facebook to keep up to date with all JD… View Article

The Care Home Associate Practitioner (CHAP) Programme

FREE Emergency Paediatric First Aid Course at the TAD Centre!

  (For more information regarding our partnership with Middlesbrough Community Learning, and what other courses we provide, please click here)

IOSH: Managing Safely Dates

We have added more IOSH: Managing Safely dates, as seen below. To find out why it is important to attend the course, click here. Attendance is required on all three days, after which the delegates will be certified. If you are interested in booking the course, or simply want more information about it, contact us… View Article

Mental Health First Aid Dates

Although Mental Health Awareness Week is over, there is a never an end-date for helping those in need. JD Training is offering Mental Health First Aid Training on the following dates: 2 Day Course (9.00 – 16.00 both days, £200 per person + VAT): 25th and 26th June 2019 9th and 10th July 2019 1… View Article

Mental Health Awareness Week: How to Talk to Someone in Need

Wanting to help someone suffering poor mental health can be hard. Sometimes things are said that come out sounding wrong, or we can be ignorant to the seriousness of someone’s situations. We don’t want to cross boundaries, but we also don’t want to be so un-involved the person struggling thinks we don’t care. However, there… View Article

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019: Signs and Symptoms Someone May Be Struggling

This Mental Health Awareness Week, we want to focus on how to help those suffering with poor mental health. One of the best ways to help is to first being able to notice when someone is struggling. Signs that people may be experiencing poor mental health may include: Poor concentration Affected mood – they are… View Article

Mental Health Awareness Week: #BeBodyKind

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (13th – 19th May 2019), an annual event hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. Whilst it promotes general Mental Health Awareness, and encourages people to help and support those with Mental Health needs, there is also a focused theme each year. This year, the theme is Body Image.  Whilst issues… View Article

JD Training Makes a Splash with the Powerhouse-Tees Valley Dragons

This bank holiday weekend, our amazing trainers helped out at the Stockton-on-Tees National League Event 2019 as First Aiders, hosted by the Powerhouse Dragon Boat Racing Club. The fun-filled event was an excellent way to help our community, as well as to show off what our wonderful trainers can do. We also made some great… View Article

Over £800 Raised for Charwood Kinship Carers!

For yesterday’s Easter Prize Draw, JD Training Solutions and Middlesbrough Community Learning raised an astounding £812 for the Charwood Kinship Carers! We would like to thank everyone who got involved by buying raffle tickets, or for donating prizes to raise money for such an amazing cause. Our fundraising for Kinship Carers is not over yet,… View Article

JDT: Official Business Partners with MFC

Since its founding in 2004, JD Training Solutions has continuously gone from strength to strength. This proves true even in its 15th year, where we have became official business partners with Middlesbrough Football Club. We’re so thankful for this achievement, as it helps us connect and network with other leading organisations in the area, as… View Article

IOSH: Managing Safely Dates CHANGED

We have decided to push back the dates for our IOSH: Managing Safely Course. The new 3 day course will now be held on the 7th, 13th and 20th May 2019. If you would like more information about the course, please read below. You can also contact us on 01642 602600, or email us at… View Article

Free Training Courses for Middlesbrough Residents

As a training provider we share a mutual ethos with Middlesbrough Community Learning: the spread of knowledge and practical skills to people in our community in order to better equip them for their careers or simply self-improvement. Our partnership allows us to provide three free courses to local people taught by JD Training: Three-Day Hospitality… View Article

JD Training meets Better Health Bronze Standard

  We would like to give a round of applause to our JD Training Team for achieving the North East Better Health Award Bronze Standard. Our health advocates worked hard for this accomplishment, and we are so proud! To find out more about the North East Better Health at Work Awards, including how to participate… View Article


We have partnered with Middlesbrough Community Learning to support the Charwood Kinship Carers, a wonderful local organisation who could really benefit from funds and aid of the community (for more information. please read below). Raffle tickets are £1 a strip. If you’re interested, please pop into our reception and one of the girls will take… View Article

Mental Health First Aid and IOSH: Managing Safely Courses!

Over the next few months, we’re providing Mental Health First Aid and IOSH: Managing Safely Courses at our training centre. Mental Health First Aid 2 Day Courses (£200 per person + VAT – it’s recommended that at least one member of staff from your company takes this course): • 15th and 16th April 2019 •… View Article

Bonfire Night for JPC Community Farm

JD Training would like to give a warm thank you to everyone who attended our offices for the viewing the Stockton Fireworks show all in aid of JPC Community Farm. Perfectly placed to enjoy the fantastic show Stockton council provide we opened our doors for people to get a perfect view of the fireworks and… View Article

Complete The Care Certificate With JD Training

The Care Certificate is the new baseline qualification for those wanting to work in Health & Social Care, it is an identified set of standards that they will adhere to in their daily working lives. It is designed to adequately prepare them for the work place and allow service users to have confidence that their… View Article

Goodbye and Thank You to Tom

Everyone at JD Training would like to say a warm thank you and goodbye to Tom Connorton who has finished his work experience placement with us.  Tom started in December 2017 and immediately fit into the team and has been an active part of our successes in the past six months contributing wherever he could…. View Article

Open House Invitation: Skills For Care and our Course Range

JD Training cordially invites you to our Open House on Friday 29th June at our centre at Apex House, 2nd Floor, Silver Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1SX. Running from 10am until 2pm we will be providing an insight into how to claim and use your Skills For Care funding as well as our offering of the… View Article

Teacher Appreciation Day

Teaching is a difficult but essential task – they give so much to the world and it is only right that their efforts are recognized and applauded. JD Training would like to gave a massive thanks to all of our trainers past, present and future for the excellent work they have put into shaping the… View Article

Our Partnership with Middlesbrough Community Learning

As a training provider we share a mutual ethos with Middlesbrough Community Learning: the spread of knowledge and practical skills to people in our community in order to better equip them for their careers or simply self-improvement. Our partnership allows us to provide two free courses to local people taught by JD Training: One-Day Emergency… View Article

JD Putting First Aid First

As a Training Solution firm we cover a wide range of courses to a variety of different fields however one course translates across all industries and has been a main pillar of our business since day one; our First Aid courses. Applicable to everyone and required by law we recognise that First Aid is an… View Article

Purple Day 2018

We here at JD Training have turned purple today to support Epilepsy Action and raise awareness of a condition that affects over 500,000 people in the UK alone – with 87 more diagnosed every single day. But what is Epilepsy? It is not just one condition, but a group of ‘epilepsies’ with one thing in… View Article

Instinct Martial Arts putting Health & Safety first

Instinct Martial Arts, of Middlesbrough, have turned a near tragedy into huge success for the club after purchasing a Defibrillator unit and undergoing a First-Aid course at JD Training Solutions. In December a member of the club suffered a cardiac arrest during a session which meant that CPR had to be given for over 15… View Article

3 Day Health & Social Care Taster Course

  JD Training is proud to announce a new course that we’re running in partnership with Skills For Care, Middlesbrough Community Learning and Jobcentre Plus – the 3 Day Health & Social Care Taster Course. The course is designed to provide you with important insight into the role of a Health & Social Care Worker,… View Article

Upcoming Infection Control courses

One of the leading course types at JD Training is Infection Control, it is an area within care that cannot be stressed enough and needs to be performed to the highest standard consistently which is why we believe the training needs to be first-rate to ensure learners take the skills taught to their workplace. Infection… View Article

JD Training in partnership with NICE

JD Training is proud to announce we are working alongside the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in order to improve the standards of training within Social Care. NICE is a Non-Departmental Public Body that is accountable to its sponsor department, the Department for Health and Social Care but operationally is independent from Government…. View Article

Schools allowed spare EpiPen after change in Legislation

All schools in the UK are now allowed to buy a spare EpiPen, or alternative adrenaline auto-injector, for use on children with serious allergies in emergencies following a change in the law that took effect in October. Previously children under the risk of anaphylaxis had to have a prescription for an adrenaline auto-injector to be… View Article

Our commitment to charitable causes

Our ethic as a training provider is to equip our learners with not only the practical skills but the core values of initiative and insight in helping those in need and enabling them to carry out their roles with care and competence. We believe that has to start with us and as such we have… View Article

Mayor of Stockton’s Annual Civic Carol Service

Mayor of Stockton Maurice Perry hosted the annual Carol Service on Friday the 8th December at Stockton Parish Church in which JD Training was proud to provide First Aid Cover for the event. The annual service sees hundreds of members of the public, local schools, care home residents, local dignitaries and many more come together… View Article

JD Training Receives £25K in funding from NPIF – BEF & FFE Microfinance

JD Training is proud to announce we have received £25K in funding from NPIF – BEF & FFE Microfinance in order to aid in our relocation to the new premises at Apex House, Silver Street, Stockton-on-Tees. We are proud to support the regeneration efforts of Stockton Town Center and believe the new site will allow… View Article

News and Updates

At JD Training, we always aim to make a better experience for our customers and clients, and take note of any ideas and concerns that come to us. Due to popular demand, we have decided to introduce a PayPal service to now pay for our courses. We also have new courses coming up. Please check… View Article


TUESDAY 24TH OCTOBER 10AM TO 3PM OFFICIAL OPENING BY NEIL SCHNEIDER (CHIEF EXECUTIVE STOCKTON BOROUGH COUNCIL) Are you an employer who wishes to have your staff trained to the highest standard? Or do you simply want to gain a new career? Come down, and get a feel for the place, we encourage you to ask… View Article

New Premises. New Courses.

Here at JD Training Solutions, we always strive to improve and better ourselves to ensure excellent customer service. This includes our new premises, here at Apex House, with bigger, more comfortable works, and a much more professional workspace. We also have a new kitchen for staff and clients alike, as well as extra, more spacious… View Article

All Up and Running: Hello to Our New Office

The last few weeks have been very busy for us here at JD Training, but we are pleased to announce we have fully moved into our new building! Everything has been moved over, from physical equipment to our phone lines (which is now up and running), and we can’t wait to get back to business… View Article

Communications Still Down

Whilst we have moved into the new building successfully, our phone lines are still unfortunately down. Any queries, please email. Thanks.

IMPORTANT: Communications Down Friday 28th June!

As we’ll be in transition of moving on Friday 28th June, our phone lines will be down for the morning. We will hopefully have the lines back up by the afternoon and will keep you updated. Please remember to email us on the following: Our internet connection will be spotty so… View Article

Moving, New Courses, Updates and More

We have a lot of updates as we head into August, the most important one being our centre’s move. On Thursday July 27th, JD Trianing Solutions Ltd. will be saying goodbye to Mill Cottage — our home for the last 10 years — and into Apex House on Silver Street. We are excited for this… View Article

News and Updates

June has went by quickly, and we all want to thank our wonderful trainers and clients for making it such a good month for us all! Special mention to our new administration assistant Hannah, who has helped immensely during this hectic time. Things will calm down now as we prepare to move into our new… View Article

Jobs Available!

Here at JD Training, we are always looking to help people with new opportunities. Due to the expansion of our business, we are looking for Training Consultants! Hours: Casual/flexible Experience: We would prefer anyone with experience in training, particularly Moving and Handling, Heath and Social Care, and Nurse Clinical Training. Please contact us for more… View Article

Updates: Newsletter, Courses and More

Here at JD Training, we pride ourselves on being as avaliable as we can for our clients. That’s why, this summer, we are adding extra courses to ensure places for people who would like to attend. On July 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th we have added an evening Paediatric First Aid course, from 18:30 –… View Article


There are due to be many exciting changes here at JD Training, most notably our change of location! For updates on our new office, keep a look out for news on the website or our newsletter that you can sign up to here! Other notes of interests include: Further evening and weekend dates added to… View Article

New Courses at JD Training

At JD Training Solutions, we pride ourselves in creating the best learner service possible. We want to provide a whole range of courses for people that will help with their skills in their jobs and life, and due to popular demand, have decided to add extra courses to our portfolio. These courses are, as followed;… View Article

Important Information – How decreased sugar in Lucozade will affect the treatment of hypoglycaemia

As you will be aware, the current guidelines advise that First Aiders should aim to give 15-20g of glucose for the treatment of low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia). However, it has been announced that Lucozade Energy will be lowering the sugar content in all of their flavoured drinks by more than 50% from April 2017, meaning… View Article

Spring Update: What’s been happening at JD Training

With our portfolio ever increasing, JD Training Solutions — now in our twelth year — are working to add new courses, as well as improving our already exisiting ones. We’re especially proud of our induction training into Health and Social Care. Here at JD, we believe that thefoundation of the induction is to ensure that our… View Article

Our Deepest Condolences from JD Training

Here at JD Training Solutions, we offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Avril Saunders, who has, sadly, recently passed away. We worked with Avril for many years, and she attended many courses here at our centre. Our thoughts and prayers are with all her loved ones at this time. We also… View Article

Millie’s Law: Update

As it is now September 2016, we are pleased to hear that “Millie’s Law” has come into full effect. This means that staff with Childcare Levels 2 and 3 qualifications must have an Emergency Paediatric First Aid or Full Paediatric First Aid certificate. Each nursery or childcare-based centre that has 100% trained staff will also… View Article

Aberdeen Training: Success!

Here at JD Training, we are proud to hear the positive feedback we have received about our training up in Aberdeen, on the 31st August 2016. All reports came back as “excellent” and trainer Kev was highly praised by everyone in attendance, and complimented on how he kept everyone attentive, and has even been reported as… View Article

Wonderful Day at Kingfisher Café

Here at JD Training, we take pride in those we train, and it especially rings true for the workers of Kingfisher Café, in Malton. Last Monday (08/05/2016) was their Presentation Day, and there were smiles all around as our Managing Director, Annette Heath, handed out certificates to the deserving staff. Congratulations again, Kingfisher Café! We’re… View Article

Kingfisher Café Presentation Day

Here at JD Training, we are pleased to announce the upcoming Presentation Day (Monday 8th August) for the Kingfisher Café, based in Malton, North Yorkshire. We have worked closely with the Café, whose staff consists of those with various learning disabilities, over the years, and are extremely proud to be the company to award them with their… View Article

11th Anniversary!

Today, JD Training Solutions is proud to celebrate our 11th Anniversary! A massive thank you to all of our amazing trainers and support who made this past year a wonderful (if busy!) one! We wouldn’t know what to do without you, so from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you so, so much! Here’s to another one!  

Success for Café JJ

Our tutor, Theresa Martin, really enjoyed her time at Café JJ, a café ran by volunteers with learning disabilities, teaching Team JJ and their supporters Food Safety. When the certificates arrived they had a fabulous Presentation day. Our tutor was overwhelmed by their thanks for her training and support, and was presented with a beautiful bouquet. Massive… View Article

Clinical Training Update: 100% Success

Our Clinical Skills tutors, including our own Managing Director Annette Heath,  are enjoying working alongside employers organizing their own PA Team’s training, and are extremely pleased to hear reports of a 100% success in the Clinical Packages they’ve contributed to. The tutors have decided that working closely together with the employers have ensured that their needs are… View Article

Paediatric Evening Courses ideal for Childminders.

We have new evening courses in May June for paediatric first aid. Please check our diary for dates or ring our customer service team Who will be pleased to help.

Nurseries and Schools do you need help in complying with ‘Millie’s Mark’ Initiative on paediatric first aid training in Nurseries and Schools ?

Please call for advice and guidance

Care Certificate Workshop

We are holding a further Free workshop on the New Care Certificate at JD Training Solutions Limited Date: 20th November 2015 Time: 1pm until 3pm Venue: Mill Cottage North Following the success and feedback from the recent care workshop event please contact us for further information and to reserve a place.

Busy Day at JD Training

JD Training have been extremely busy in and around the Tees Valley area today and proud to say that our trainers have trained 101 people in Emergency First Aid and Paediatric First Aid today – Well done everyone

New Resus Guidelines

The new Resuscitation Council Guidelines are now available if you would like to know more please contact us. There is a slight difference in CPR on a baby and child and also lot more emphasis on the use of defibrillators. Contact for further information

Care Certificate Induction

JD Training Solutions are holding a 6 day induction training programme commencing 7th December (see our health and social care calendar events programme for dates and course description. The training course covers all of the Care Certificate Standards. If you would like to book place or require information on the training event please contact our… View Article

10th Anniversary Celebration

On 27th July JD Training Solutions Limited celebrated its 10 year anniversary (we still can’t believe it, where have all the years gone?). Thank you to everyone who joined us on our celebration and made it a day to remember. A big thank you to all of our staff for your excellent training and support… View Article