Cultural Intelligence – How to Work Inclusively with Diverse Children and Families (EVENT FULL)
Brighton & Hove is comprised of a diverse community with a range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. It is crucial that practitioners are skilled and competent in engaging with families from different cultural backgrounds, to work in an anti-discriminatory way and ensure that issues of race and culture are integrated into assessment and decision-making. Please note that after the first morning session with the facilitator, you will be expected to complete a short practical exercise in the afternoon either on your own or in small groups. You will then get the opportunity to review this with the facilitator, in the morning on the second day.
This course will be delivered via Microsoft Teams and will provide participants with a range of skills and knowledge to work effectively with children and young people who may be in crisis and displaying behaviour which may be challenging. This course is mandatory training for foster carers.
Assessing Staff Competence to Administer Medication (Adult social care) 2 days (Zoom) (EVENT FULL)
This course is aimed at managers and seniors that look at the process by which medicines are managed.
This practical workshop provides the knowledge, materials and skills to care providers to create and manage a formal system to assess staff competence.
Care Quality Commission (CQC) requires care providers to have a formal system to assess staff competence to administer medication. In this workshop we will assess your competence to administer medicines against a structured competence assessment checklist.
We will then assess you as competent to assess others (against this same checklist). You will be assessed through a combination of 1:1 direct observation with actual medicines, simulated medicines rounds, video assessments and a theory assessment.
Please note: you must complete and pass the pre-course elearning modules, two virtual sessions and summative assessment before being awarded the certificate of completion.
Communicating with Impact (EVENT FULL)
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic the popular Communicating with Impact workshops will be delivered remotely instead of face to face for the rest of 2020.
This has given us the opportunity to review its success and identify different ways to deliver the training, as well as the further embedding of the learning. We have commissioned 6 pilot remote sessions to support your continual development as a manager.
Please note that this learning consists of pre course work (approximately 30mins), two, (2 hour) online workshops, 2 weeks apart. Please ensure that you are available to attend both sessions.
This workshop is a course about presenting with confidence, and delivering an impactful message. You will be expected to deliver a presentation via video, and get feedback from other delegates. If you are unwilling to deliver a presentation to improve your practice, this isn't the learning that will support you now.
What is personal impact and who has it?
When do we need to communicate with impact?
Your impact and communication styles, plus feedback
Skills and strategies to communicate with impact
Communication: persuading and influencing, assertion, transactional analysis, confidence …
Charisma: “the shadow we cast”, neuroscience, strategies for managing nerves/stress, being authentic …
Putting it into practice on “real” issues
Learning points: action planning, next steps and evaluation
Food Safety Level 2 Award (Priority Children's Services) (Zoom & face to face)
This training will be delivered via Zoom between 9.30am-12.30pm and then participants will need to go to The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton, to undertake an examination, face to face, starting at 3.00pm.
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.
Motivational Interviewing: Working Skilfully with People Using Substances
This practical skills-based online course can also be taken as refresher.
The zoom sessions are complemented by a webpage of resources and a comprehensive workbook.
This is what some of last month’s attendees have said:
“It's hard to see how this training could possibly be improved. It was, without doubt, one of the best courses I have ever attended and the knowledge I have gathered up will be extremely useful to me in my role as mentor and recovery coach.”
“The training has allowed me reflect on my own communication styles, and the traps I tend to fall in to. I have lots of new ideas, and resources for making positive changes in my communication skills with clients.”
“ so many useful skills in how to put MI into practice, my clients are going to LOVE this”
“Pretty much everything on the course has been of such value! The handouts and resources provided are extremely helpful and I will use in the future to consolidate learning an apply in the workplace.” “I will definitely be able to apply this in my current role, and on a personal level. Thank you SO MUCH”
“This was excellently adapted to zoom with real effort to keep the pace going and avoid zoom fatigue. I learnt a lot more than I thought I would”
Paediatric First Aid (2 days) (EVENT FULL)
This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to prepare the learner to develop the skills and knowledge needed to provide effective first aid to children and infants.
It is mandatory for those working with children from birth to five years. It is also suitable for those working with children from birth to puberty, including foster carers, schools and CVS practitioners.
Assessment There are seven Practical assessments, observed by the trainer throughout the course. There are two Theory assessment/multiple choice question papers. The pass mark is 11 out of 15 for Unit 1 and 18 out of 25 for Unit 2.
In addition, the trainer will carry out on-going assessment to assess the learners’ knowledge, skills and understanding related to the assessment criteria.
To assess competence and gain certification, the learner will need to demonstrate, without assistance from a third party, practical tasks such as CPR with the casualty on the floor to simulate a real-life situation. If the learner is unable to carry out this practical assessment, for example because they cannot kneel, then they will not pass the course and will not gain the qualification. In exceptional circumstances, learners who are not able to kneel may be able to carry out the task from a standing position, and this is acceptable.
Each learner is provided with a course manual.
Re-Certification This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years. The learner needs to re-take the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified by attending a full two day/twelve hour Paediatric First Aid course.
The programme has been amended due to the Covid-19 outbreak and infection prevention control measures and special instructions for attending this course are detailed below in the additional information. Please ensure these are read and understood before applying and attending the programme. Delegates can also request a full copy of the risk assessments that cover this training course.
Early Years staff should attend the course listed in the CEYC training guide. www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/childcaretraining
Presenting and Managing Effective Meetings Online
After many months of home working for many, we probably all have experience of the good, the bad and the ugly of meetings using Skype or Teams. For some these have been working well, but for others the experience could best be described as ‘painful’!
This two-hour on-line course looks at the essentials of presenting material and engaging participants confidently and successfully.
The session runs for two hours, with a break, and our trainer presenting the training live and interactively, as usual, with Q & A and summary at the end of the session.
Resilience for Managers (Microsoft Teams) (EVENT FULL)
Coronavirus has changed the way almost all of us work now. It has also affected all aspects of our lives. Whether you are working from home, needing to continue your usual work in the community with social distancing safety measures, or unable to work right now, there is a need to be aware of your personal resilience.
This highly interactive session will give you the opportunity to reflect on your current resilience levels, learn some tips on looking after yourself during the COVID19 crisis, and discuss with others aspects of resilience that are particularly important in these difficult times.
Being resilient can help you bounce back in tough times, cope with additional pressures and stay healthy in times of change. Learning habits that build your resilience, ready for more turbulent times, will prevent you becoming over-whelmed by circumstances and keep you healthier in body and mind.
This short session will introduce you to a resilience model against which you will self-assess against your current state of resilience, show you how a stronger base of resilience will help you cope with changes at work and home.