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.
Commissioning and Purchasing for Public Care
This four day course is aimed at commissioners. It supports commissioners to achieve better outcomes and deliver value for money services. Participants will work through each stage of the IPC framework for commissioning and purchasing. You will have the opportunity to consider your contribution in the context of the national agenda; take stock and reflect on current practice. You will work with a series of realistic exercises designed to illustrate the techniques and tools for effective commissioning.
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.
First Aid at Work (3 day) (EVENT FULL)
This course is for those that will be acting as lead first aiders and will provide candidates with a recognised first aid at work qualification.
Upon completion of the course, First Aiders will be able to take control and provide assistance in an emergency situation at their workplace Candidates will be able to respond to an accident or illness promptly, effectively and safely.
Topics covered include: resuscitation and CPR, dealing with wounds, bleeding, burns, scalds, heart conditions and minor injuries.
Attendees will undertake a practical and written assessment on the final day of the course. On successful completion, you will be a recognised First Aider for 3 years; you are not required to attend the one day emergency first aid training as well.
NB: Suitable clothing taking some physical activity into account should be worn.
Introduction to Making Every Contact Count (MECC) (EVENT FULL)
Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is a national Public Health initiative encouraging and helping people to make healthier choices to achieve positive long-term behaviour change by providing ‘very brief interventions’.
Very Brief Interventions are pro-actively introducing the idea of lifestyle change and motivating individuals to start making changes to their lifestyle behaviour(s). They are usually given opportunistically and are a short intervention (usually from 30 seconds to 3 minutes).
In this participatory session on MECC, we shall introduce the concept behind it and offer the tools and resources to deliver it, including resources and the key messages behind the new Public Health campaign ‘One You’.
This second of the core courses, is aimed specifically at increasing the understanding, of all categories of abuse, around making assessments, and making appropriate quality referrals, thus preventing further harm/abuse. It will increase your knowledge of how agencies investigate jointly, and provide a better awareness of the purpose of a child protection investigation, how it can be conducted and how this may vary dependant of the type of harm. It should also help clarify your role as an individual and that of the other professionals involved. It is recommended that this training is undertaken by anyone new to a safeguarding role, and that it is completed in conjunction with the other core programme modules, prior to undertaking any specialised course.
This training is provided by the Local Safeguarding Children's Board (LSCB)
Practice Development Group: Understanding the concept of Objection - identifying and acting on this in the context of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
This Practice development Group is an opportunity for Practitioners to explore their practice in relation to understanding and working with Objections in the context of The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
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.
Safer People Handling - Basic Awareness (EVENT FULL)
This one day course is designed to increase staff awareness of the possible injuries to themselves and to enable them to carry out transfer operations safely. The course includes informal discussions and practice in transfer techniques. Numbers on the course are strictly limited to allow time for all participants to practice the various transfer techniques and use of the transfer aids.
Participants will receive an attendance certificate to show that they have received training under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.