The Frailty360 modules directly support many of the capabilities within the Draft Frailty Core Capabilities Framework.  They have been developed for use with both tier 1, tier 2 and in some instances tier 3 practitioners.

Local Trainers are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Core Capabilities Framework when putting together their cascade training.  In particular they should consider what tier their participants represent, the capabilities that need developing and hence the outcomes that they are aiming to achieve.

The Frailty360 resources have been used to deliver a wide variety of training and awareness building sessions, from 30-60 minute immersive introductory sessions using FrailtySIM and/or the quiz, through to whole day events designed for “Local Champions”.  Two, three and four hour formats have also been used.

Sessions have been run for groups of 2 to around 50, and from care home lounges to large conference facilities.  The modular nature of the resources and mix of high and low tech methods means that the approach can be customised to meet the local training opportunity and facilities.

Factors to consider in the design of awareness building and training events

Mix of learners:

  • Tier 1 -> Tier 3
  • Single staff group -> multi-professional
  • Narrow experience band -> wide grade range
  • Single organisation -> multi-agency
  • Single care setting -> cross-sector
  • Local area -> regional

Group size:

  • Learner led / solo learning (e.g., 1)
  • Team-based or small group (e.g., up to 12)
  • Workshop / classroom (e.g., up to 50)
  • “Lecture theatre” (e.g., 50 – 100+)
  • Conference style (e.g., 100++)

Expected outcome:

  • Awareness and knowledge building
  • Understanding and application
  • Analysis, synthesis and evaluation

Style, Duration & Facilities:

  • “High tech” or “low tech”
  • Level and nature of interactivity
  • Level of contextualisation or localisation required
  • “Drop in” sessions -> whole day events

Trainers & facilitators:

  • Number and experience
  • Internal or external
  • Level of Subject Matter Expertise