Wheelchair and Seating Services: (Clinical and Professional Responsibilities) 16th October 2019


October 16th, 2019

9.30am to 4.pm

The Goldsmith Centre, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7XH


CECOPS is delighted to offer this unique CPD Certified training for Wheelchair and Seating Services: Clinical and Professional Responsibilities. This course is applicable for people from all sectors and settings, where wheelchair and seating services are provided.

 The course content is based on our widely used and recognised publication ‘Code of Practice for Disability Equipment, Wheelchair and Seating Services’. A FREE copy of the Code will be given to all attendees.

Subject areas covered in the training

Please note, training will be based on selected standards from 3 and, where appropriate, this can be supplemented by including some standards from Part 4.

Part 3: Clinical and Professional Responsibilities

Code standard 24 – Assessing the Service User’s Equipment Needs

Code standard 25 – Managing Multiple Assessments

Code standard 26 – Assessing the Home and Environment

Code standard 27 – Training in Equipment Provision and Use

Code standard 28 – Transportation of Equipment

Code standard 29 – Selecting and Purchasing Equipment

Code standard 30 – Demonstrating and Trialling Complex, Specialist and Children’s Equipment

Code standard 31 – Equipment Related Risk Assessments

Code standard 32 – Reviewing Equipment and Equipment Needs

Code standard 35 – Managing Equipment Budgets

Part 4: Peripheral Issues and Specialist Areas

Code standard 37 – Complex, specialist and children’s equipment

Code standard 41 – Alternative funding options for equipment

Code standard 42 – Establishing links between assistive technology related services

Code standard 43 – Third party contractors

Code standard 45 – Involvement of service users and carers

Who should attend the training?

This module is particularly relevant to anyone involved in the delivery of services including, for example:

Managers (within the relevant sectors)

Clinical Staff

Operational staff



Health and safety staff

All providers and suppliers of equipment

IT management companies

Anyone setting up a new Wheelchair and Seating Service

Course Aims

To enable participants to:

identify and analyse those standards which pertain to their individual practice and that of staff for whom they are responsible

understand the obligations placed on them by each standard, and recognise a variety of contextual settings

develop an understanding of the potential risks associated with the issues each standard covers, and the likely consequences

plan documentary evidence to demonstrate adherence with each standard deemed relevant

self and peer audit/assess standards to ensure that they are compliant therewith.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the training participants will:

Have an awareness of the CECOPS standards which should be worked to in practice

Develop an appreciation of working with outcome-based standards

Understand the link between planning, commissioning and providing services

Appreciate the component parts necessary for delivering a successful service

Be aware of personal responsibilities and obligations

Learn how to manage risks and avoid serious potential consequences

Understand the importance of providing services right

You may also be interested in our other Wheelchair and Seating Services: Commissioning and Governance


Brian Donnelly MSc


Brian is the founder and CEO of CECOPS CIC, the standards and accreditation body for assistive technology services. He authored the widely recognised Code of Practice for Disability Equipment, Wheelchair and Seating Services. His work is recognised nationally and internationally.


9.30am - 4pm

9am          Registration

9.30am    Welcome and introductions

9.45am    An introduction to CECOPS

10am       An introduction to the Code Standards

10.15am  Group-wide workbook activity

10.30am Break

10.45am Group-wide workbook activity (continued)

12.30pm Lunch-break

1.30pm   Individual and smaller group workbook activity

3pm         Break

3.15pm    Individual and smaller group workbook activity (continued)

3.45pm   Outstanding issues and feedback

4pm        Close


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