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Code: BH/17/980 Care and Control of Medicines - PM (EVENT FULL)

This 3-hour interactive course is for private and independent care homes.  The course is delivered by experienced community pharmacists and covers all aspects of administration and handling of medicines in the care home setting following the Skills for Care knowledge set for medication. It is accredited by The Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

At the end of the course the delegates are awarded a certificate on successful completion of a short assessment.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 October 2017 13:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G106 Map

Code: BH/17/152 Coaching skills for managers and senior social workers (EVENT FULL)

The aim of this practical programme is to introduce a coaching approach into the supervision practice of social work supervisors in order to:

Improve the quality of supervision for social workers.

Embed the role of the 'supervisor as coach’ to develop reflection and  resilience in social workers and enable them to better cope with the emotional demands of the role.

Achieve accountable decision-making through supervision.

Improve social worker practice leading to improved outcomes for the people you provide a service to.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 October 2017 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map
2 20 October 2017 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map

Code: BH/17/343 Emergency First Aid - Adult Social Care

The course, for Adult Social Care Staff, enables first aiders to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill. It includes both theory and practical sessions and is designed to boost confidence. There is no final exam however delegates are assessed throughout the course and certificates, valid for three years, are issued to those who have reached the required standard.

Each delegate will be provided with a first aid manual.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 October 2017 09:30 - 16:30 Montague House Manual Handling Training Room Map

Code: BH/17/367 Food Safety, Nutrition and Hydration

This course covers the essential elements of food safety to enable you to safely prepare and handle food and to support people with their nutrition and hydration needs.

Course attendees will be given a certificate of attendance. There is a multiple choice assessment at the end of the course which will be marked and given to participants to discuss with their manager upon return to work. The Workforce Development Team will contact the managers of participants who do not pass the assessment.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 October 2017 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map

Code: BH/17/1342 Medication, Management and Audit - AM

This half-day course is for senior staff who are accountable for the management of medication in care homes

This course includes interactive exercises, group work and case studies covering various problem areas encountered with medication management in care homes. An in-house audit tool will be issued to participants on completion of the course.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 October 2017 09:30 - 12:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G106 Map

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.

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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 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/17/862 Children's CPD Module - Human Rights Abuses: The Social Work Role

NB: This module is provided by the University of Sussex but will take place in Croydon.

To express and interest for this module please click 'request a place' by 30th June 2017.

‘Human Rights Abuses’ is an exciting 30 credit module helping professionals
devise strategies to tackle current complex social issues. You will explore a
variety of human rights abuses against children and young people, and consider the ways in which social workers respond to, advocate for, and work towards
mitigating the impact of these abuses in the UK.

This module can be studied as a stand-alone 30 postgraduate credit CPD module, or as part of a CPD learning pathway. See the attached application information document for further details of modules, awards and pathways.

This module is taught by experienced academics and practitioners with expertise in the relevant fields. You will learn through group lectures, workshops, small group discussion, and independent study. Lectures and workshops take place at Croydon College [College Road, Croydon, London, CR9 1DX]

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 September 2017 09:30 - 16:30 Croydon College Map
2 19 October 2017 09:30 - 16:30 Croydon College Map
3 16 November 2017 09:30 - 16:30 Croydon College Map
4 08 February 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Croydon College Map
5 01 March 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Croydon College Map
6 29 March 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Croydon College Map