Forthcoming training and events


Using the mixed methods care home version of ASCOT (CH3) – 16th & 17th  of January, 2019

This is a two-day course, with practical sessions, on the mixed methods care home version of ASCOT (CH3). The course aims to provide people interested in using ASCOT in care homes with a thorough grounding in the conceptual basis of ASCOT and the methods used within CH3. By the end of the two-day course participants should have the skills and confidence necessary to use the CH3 tool. We advise anyone who would like to use the care homes version of ASCOT to attend this course.

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Course Leader

Ann-Marie Towers and Nick Smith


University of Kent, Canterbury campus – room TBA

Course Description
This course concentrates upon using the care homes version of ASCOT (CH3). ASCOT CH3 is specifically designed to elicit the outcomes of social care from residents within care homes. The toolkit uses a mixed methods approach which includes interviews and an observational schedule.

The two day course covers the following topics

• Introduction to the concepts used in ASCOT
• The ASCOT domains and levels
• Observing in care homes
• Using the ASCOT observational tool
• Using the ASCOT interview schedules in a care home
• Making ASCOT ratings
• Turning ratings into scores

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We run one-day ‘Introduction to ASCOT’ and two-day ‘Using the mixed-methods care home version of ASCOT’ (CH3) training courses when there is sufficient demand. These can also be arranged directly with the ASCOT team, subject to availability and minimum numbers, by emailing:


The ASCOT team hold events for people interested in or already using the toolkit. Some examples of this include ASCOT evening drinks reception and ASCOT workshops and webinars. Information on past training and events can be found  here

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