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Code: BH/19/1165 Adult CPD - Ethics, Values and Equalities in Mental Health

Register your interest in this 20 Credit, Masters Level 7, course by the 28th June 2019. 

The module offers an in-depth exploration of issues in relation to ethics, values and equalities in the field of mental health.  The overarching aim is to enable students to reflect critically upon the contested nature of mental health and the debates in relation to ethics and values that this engenders.  An exploration of service users’ experiences of stigma, discrimination and inequality will be central to the module, as well as a critical perspective on power.  Students will also examine the development of users and carers as consumers and researchers of mental health interventions, and what this means for social inclusion.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 15 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 20 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 21 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 22 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
6 27 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
7 28 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/19/1148 Adults CPD Module - Social Work Practice Education, Assessment and Supervision (Practice Education Stage 2)

To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by the 24th June 2019.

Learning on the module supports social work practitioners in developing the knowledge, skills and values to plan enable and assess the learning of a social work student. Learning on the module covers the requirements of Stage 2 of the College of Social Work’s Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS).

The module is delivered over 5 days using a range of methods including presentations, structured discussions and exercises designed to draw on participants practice and personal experience.

Small groups of students will be encouraged to share their perspectives, critique the concepts which are presented to them and apply learning to their own specialist social work context.

Whilst on the module you must have a Stage 2 qualified practice educator allocated to support you and assess your practice (via Direct Observations) in meeting your responsibilities towards your allocated student. Learning on the module reviews Stage 1 learning and introduces the additional requirements for Stage 2 of the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS)

There are two elements to the assessment of this module. These are:
Part 1: a portfolio of Practice Evidence
Part 2: A 3000 word Reflective analysis of Practice and development as a Practice Educator

This module can be taken as part of a PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module. Students who complete this module + the Enabling Learning (Stage 1) module will be able to gain the PGCert in Practice Education. See attached document for further information.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 October 2019 09:30 - 16:00 University of Brighton Map
2 09 December 2019 09:30 - 16:00 University of Brighton Map
3 27 January 2020 09:30 - 16:00 University of Brighton Map
4 17 February 2020 09:30 - 16:00 University of Brighton Map
5 24 February 2020 09:30 - 16:00 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/20/0101 Assessment & Support Pathway (Day 3 of 3)

This three day training covers the legal context for adult social care assessment of need and examines the role of  professional leadership in modelling good practice, cultural change and performance development in HASC and the Department of Health Knowledge and Skills Statement for Social Workers in Adult Services.

Through meaningful and critical discussions and with the support of a selection of guest speakers, a 360 degree view of practitioners assessment role, responsibilities, skills and approach to the work will be presented and explored in depth.


Attendance by practitioners means the local authority complies with the Care Act guidance regarding training for work under the Care Act 2014 and that staff develop the legal literacy and professional skills required for accountable and skilled interventions.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Meeting Room G89 Map

Code: BH/18/1220 ASYE Children's CPD Module - Knowledge & skills for child-centred communication (2018-19 cohort)

To log your interest for this module please click on “request a place"   

This module is the first level of continuing professional development (post-qualification) for social workers. The focus is on consolidating participants’ knowledge and skills in communicating with children, acquired during their professional qualifying programmes.

The module is delivered in a workshop format (8 x 3 hour monthly sessions) with an explicit emphasis on pedagogical approaches that encourage learning from experience.

The Talking and Listening to Children research project’s web-based digital resources provides the framework for the module, with practitioners equipped with a ‘Kitbag’ for use in their interactions with young children and their families.

This module enables you to meet the requirements of the relevant Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) domains and the Knowledge and Skills Statements.

You will have access to the University’s Library and will benefit from peer support throughout the programme

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 October 2019 09:30 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
2 02 December 2019 09:30 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
3 27 January 2020 09:30 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
4 24 February 2020 09:30 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
5 23 March 2020 09:30 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
6 05 May 2020 09:30 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
7 08 June 2020 09:30 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
8 13 July 2020 09:30 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/19/1494 Autism Spectrum Basic Awareness for Autism Champions (EVENT FULL)

This is a basic awareness course for people who are interested in becoming Autism Champions.

Autism champions are people from all areas of work in Brighton & Hove (both council employeees and people who do not work for the council) who are interested in removing barriers to  their services in order to enhance access to people on the autism spectrum.


The course will consider the autism spectrum as a whole and consider the experiences of autistic people living in a neurotypical world. Participants will have the opportunity to hear the first hand experience of autisic people, either through written accounts, video or presentations.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G70 Map

Code: BH/19/1258 Customer Experience Improvement Skills (EVENT FULL)

The purpose of this session is to create the mindset and range of skills and behaviours that shape and embed a strong customer service culture across the BHCC teams to improve customer experience and satisfaction.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map

Code: BH/19/0278 Food Safety Level 2 Award (Priority Children's Services)

This Certificate in Food Safety is only for kitchen staff and those with a main role working in a kitchen and handling food in adults and children's services. Adult social care staff who may handle food as part of their role should apply for Food Safety, Nutrition & Hydration.

This programme will ensure that food handlers meet the training requirements of the Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 2013 and are fully conversant with the practical procedures and methods of applying food hygiene in the workplace.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map

Code: BH/19/1098 Brain Development - Understanding Baby, Child & Teenage Brain Development

This one day course reviews up-to-date understanding of early brain development and its impact on children and young people’s life chances.The day will explore the impact of disadvantage and complex needs in families on baby and child brain development, how we can be curious and conscious of those impacts and how our interventions can support this crucial part of development.

Professionals will explore the key elements of child and teenage brain development, understanding key milestones for young people and a wider knowledge of tools and interventions that support relationships and ensure plans and interventions take into account the developmental needs of the child/young person. 

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Lighthouse (venue) Map

Code: BH/20/0068 Chairing Complex Meetings in Adult Social Care

This course is for  senior social workers, mental health team leaders, operation managers in Adult Social Care who chair complex meetings such as safeguarding meetings; case conferences; best interest meetings; complex case management; hospital discharge planning or self neglect strategy meetings.


The course will help you develop your skills and confidence in planning for and managing such meetings and will consider working with partner professionals and agencies.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 January 2020 09:30 - 15:45 Jubilee Library - Conference Room 1 Map

Code: BH/19/1030 Children's CPD Module - Practice Education Stage 2

To log your expression of interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by the 21st June 2019.

You must have previously completed ‘Practice Education Stage 1 (or its equivalent).

This 30 credit module is for qualifed social workers, experienced practice educators and assessors who are involved in the teaching, supervising and assessing of trainee social workers.and primarily those who wish to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to take full responsibility for the teaching and assessing of a student social worker up to and including the student's final social work placement.

In order to apply for this module you must have discussed and agreed with your manager to take responsibility for a Social Work Student on placement.

Practice Education Stage 2 will assume prior knowledge of, and build expertise in, the critical analysis and application of, the following issues:

  • building solid foundations for the learning relationship - induction, using networks, learning contracts
  • models of supervision, including reflective supervision
  • analysing and applying theories of learning
  • using research to enhance practice teaching and direct practice
  • organising, pacing and managing learning experiences of others
  • promoting anti-oppressive practice in practice education
  • developing and operating equitable and robust systems of assessment
  • teaching and facilitating critical reflection and reflexivity
  • teaching and facilitating the effective use of knowledge in social work practice
  • working with students in challenging situations

As part of this module you will be observed undertaking different tasks of the practice educator role on at least two separate occasions, including the presentation of video-recorded material to the module student group.

This module can be taken as part of a PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module. 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 26 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 21 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 28 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 04 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
6 11 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
7 10 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map