Dysphagia Training


This dysphagia training course aims to raise awareness and knowledge of dysphagia and common swallowing problems.

The course will look at the common causes of swallowing difficulties and how to help reduce the risk of choking.

As I have told others... It is the best, most informative training I have ever attended

Dysphagia Training Course Summary

  • Causes of dysphagia and common swallowing problems
  • The anatomy of swallowing
  • How to recognise when someone is having difficulty swallowing
  • Reducing risk of choking
  • Knowing when to escalate and refer to a specialist
  • Privacy, dignity and respect
  • Alternatives to oral feeding

Learning Outcomes

On completion delegates will demonstrate a much improved awareness of the common causes of dysphagia.

They will be able to identify when signs of people are having difficulties swallowing and the correct actions to take.

They will understand their role and responsibilities when supporting clients suffering with dysphagia and swallowing difficulties.

Staff understand when to escalate and refer to a specialist.

How Many Can Attend Training?

We will run this course for a maximum of 12 delegates – however for larger groups we can either provide multiple trainers on the same day or run multiple days to get everyone trained.

Who Will Conduct The Training?

One of our expert clinical tutors, these are either Nurses or Doctors with an abundance of clinical and complex care experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands!

We will let you know who is doing the training in advance, you can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.


This course lasts approximately 3 hours.


Delegates will be issued with certificates of attendance valid for a period of 1 year.

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