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Code: BH/17/854 Adults CPD Module - Critical Reflection on Practice

To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by 30th June 2017.

This 20 credit module supports students’ professional development as advanced practitioners in relation to the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) descriptions of the capabilities required of ‘Experienced Social Worker’. 

The module offers students the opportunity to review their practice against the guidance of the nine domains of the PCF in relation to their practice as either Advanced practitioners, or educators, or managers. The module enables students particularly to focus upon their development and skills in relation to professionalism and leadership in either complex/high risk practice, or in education, or management. Module learning is aimed at supporting students in the development of advanced reflective and critically analytic skills and in planning career development.

This module uses independent or personalised learning. Students are supported and guided in their study by regular individual or group tutorials (depending on the number of students following the module). In this forum critical analysis and reflection is encouraged. It enables students individually and/ or collaboratively to develop further/ review their knowledge base and review their practice and professional development. Key themes in tutorials are the concepts of professionalism and professional leadership in the student’s area of practice.

Tutorial learning is supplemented by self-directed study, which is in terms of developing and refreshing practice knowledge and in terms of further critical reflection and analysis of practice.  

Assessment will be through a 3000 word Critical and Reflective Analysis and Evaluation of Own Practice.

This module can be taken as part of a PGDip, MSc or as a stand alone module. Please see further details in the application information document attached to this course.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 October 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 09 November 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 07 December 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 10 January 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 07 February 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
6 07 March 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
7 25 April 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/17/856 Adults CPD Module - Enabling Learning and Assessment of Practice in Social Work (Practice Education Stage 1)

To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by 30th June 2017.

Learning on the module supports social workers and other work based practitioners in their continuing professional development and in developing the knowledge, skills and values to plan, support and enable the learning of a social work student. Learning on the module also supports the development of knowledge and skills in the assessment of the students’ practice.

Topics covered include understanding the different roles in Practice learning; preparing placements; induction programmes; developing learning opportunities for students; the place of critical reflection in the learning process; theories of assessment; understanding Fitness to Practise and the role of HCPC Guidance on Conduct and Ethics for Students; working with students who are struggling or failing; developing student portfolios of evidence;

The module is delivered over 6 days using a range of learning and teaching methods including presentations, structured discussions and exercises designed to draw on participants’ practice and personal experience. Students are encouraged to share their perspectives, critique the concepts which are presented to them and apply learning to their own specialist social work context.

There are two elements to the assessment of this module. These are:
Part 1: A portfolio of Practice Evidence (Pass/ Fail)
Part 2: A 2500 word Reflective Commentary, a critical, analytical and reflective account of your own practice in enabling the learning and assessment of the student.

The module can be taken as part of the PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module. Students who complete this module + the Deprivation of Liberty module (+ ASYE Module or equivalent) will be able to gain the PGCert. Please indicate on your application whether you are applying for this module as part of the PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module. Further information is available in the attached document.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 October 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 09 November 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 16 November 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 07 December 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 10 January 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
6 18 January 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/17/855 Adults CPD Module - Independent Learning for Advanced Practice in Mental Health or Social Care

To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by 30th June 2017.

This module is offered as either a 20 credit or 40 credit version. Both modules enable practitioners in social work, health or social care services to examine research evidence and other relevant knowledge and theory, relevant and specific to their practice setting in order to support their advanced, evidenced based practice in challenging, complex decision making when assessing need or providing services more generally. 

Practitioners who follow these modules normally have significant or high levels of responsibility in their services and have a concern with promoting sound, reflective and ethical practice in their field.  The 40 credit version of the module requires a longer assessment:

20 credit module - The assessment task is to write a 3000 word article, as for a journal article, exploring the research and knowledge base of a practice issue, in relation to decision making in mental health or social care.

40 credit module - The assessment task for this module is in two parts The first part is to write a 5000 word article, as for a journal article, exploring the research and knowledge base of a practice issue, in relation to decision making in mental health or social care. 

The second part is a 10 minute presentation, to a panel made up of two of the course team, where the student discusses critically how the examination of research evidence and relevant knowledge has informed and advanced the student’s practice; this is followed by 10 minutes of questions from the panel.

This module can be taken as part of a PGDip or as a stand alone module. Please see the attached document for further details about the modules and awards and how they fit together.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 October 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 09 November 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 07 December 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 10 January 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 07 February 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
6 07 March 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
7 25 April 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/18/0134 Coaching Refresher

Overview of the course:

  • to support our People Plan and work towards a coaching organisation
  • to give our existing coaches a chance to refresh their skills in coaching
  • to develop and share a coaching register where staff can self-serve and book a coach to help with personal and career development
  • to grow the confidence of coaches  through regular coaching practice
  • suitable for existing formally and informally trained coaches who want to refresh their skills and gain confidence to start coaching again on a regular basis.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 January 2018 09:30 - 12:45 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G108 Map

Code: BH/17/207 Creating Opportunities with communities and volunteers

This is a new training course that has been developed to help you work with communities and volunteers. By enabling and collaborating we can unlock opportunities to benefit the city.

Want to enhance or gain new skills?

This is a three-day group action learning set developed by the Trust for Developing Communities and Community Works in discussion with the Council's Volunteer Forum and commissioned by The Communities, Equality and Third Sector Team.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 October 2017 09:30 - 15:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map
2 01 November 2017 09:30 - 15:30 Hove Town Hall - Meeting Room G79 Map
3 10 January 2018 09:30 - 15:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G106 Map

Code: BH/17/607 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Briefing (EVENT FULL)

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are an addendum to the Mental Capacity Act. They build upon the principle of least restrictive intervention and are a set of safeguards that apply to people who are being, or may need to be detained of their liberty, in an acute hospital or registered care home.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 January 2018 09:30 - 12:00 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map

Code: BH/18/097 Life Story Work

An in-depth understanding of the Life Story process and how this work helps children to make sense of their past so that what has happened to them does not dominate, control, or inhibit the present. Based on Richard Rose’s book, ‘Life Story Therapy with Traumatised Children - A Model For Practice’, attendees will be shown at least 15 techniques which have been successfully utilised to assist children in communicating their trauma.

 

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 January 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Brighthelm Centre - Hanover Room Map

Code: BH/17/180 LSCB - Safeguarding Children 1: Developing a Core Understanding (EVENT FULL)

This is the first of three core courses to provide staff from all agencies, (within the statutory and voluntary sectors), with an introduction to how agencies work to keep children and young people within the city of Brighton & Hove safe.

This safeguarding training is implicit in keeping children and young people safe from all aspects of abuse, be they sexual, physical, neglect or emotional.

It will develop your understanding of how the inter-agency working arrangements are put in place and how early help interventions can be utilised within safeguarding procedures. It will also raise your awareness of the issues with regard to all elements of abusive behaviour toward children and young people.

It is recommended that anyone new to safeguarding undertakes this training in conjunction with the other two days of “working together”, and that all three days are completed, before moving on to attending any of the more specialised training provided by the LSCB

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 January 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Great Hall, Moulsecoomb Hub North Map

Code: BH/17/1308 PROACT-SCIPr-UK Refresher for children's residential & outreach staff

PROACT-SCIPr-UK is an organisational approach to understanding behaviour and supporting individuals to manage their own behaviour using Positive Behaviour Support.

This one day training is an annual refresher of both the Introduction and Foundation training. All participants should have already attended the original training.  

During the course we will include:

  • philosophy of PROACT-SCIPr-UK ®
  • understanding behaviour
  • beliefs, values and attitudes
  • the whole approach
  • understanding the individual
  • reaction to crisis
  • calming techniques
  • legal issues and risk assessment
  • health & safety around physical interventions taught
  • record, reporting, record keeping documentation

Audit based physical interventions:

  • assertive commands
  • stance
  • protective stance (stage 1)
  • touch support
  • protective stance (stage 2)
  • front approach prevention
  • front arm catch
  • two person touch support

The course includes a short written test to assess participants' understanding of course content and an assessment of the Keeping Safe interventions taught during the course.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 January 2018 09:15 - 15:30 Hillside School, Portslade Map

Code: BH/17/551 Safeguarding Adults - Basic Awareness

This course looks at the main principles of adult safeguarding in line with the Care Act and the Making Safeguarding Personal approach. It explores practice issues regarding abuse or neglect to service users, including the responsibilities of staff in preventing and reporting. The course focuses on the role of frontline staff who support adults.

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 January 2018 13:00 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall, Bloomsbury Room Map