Adults CPD Module - Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: Skills and Assessment
To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place".
This 20 credit module enables practitioners to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to be appointed as Best Interest Assessors, under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. You will learn to apply the relevant law and codes of practice to best interest assessments as well as how to complete the necessary documentation and follow statutory procedures. The module also explores issues of disadvantage and oppression in the context of Deprivation of Liberty.
Learning is supported by formal lectures and other presentations; simulated case material; and small group discussions. Input is from practitioners, lawyers, service users and carers and other professionals, such as IMCAs. There is focus also upon the development of skills in the use and application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, related Codes of Practice and Regulations to assessments for Deprivation of Liberty. Students are supported by module teaching staff who are available in person during the intensive teaching phase and via email and prearranged tutorials after it, during the preparation for the Open Book examination.
The assessment for this module is a 3500 word Take Home Examination Paper (i.e. the Examination Paper is accessed electronically and a number of days are given to complete the questions, based on a case study), which explores critically the application of relevant knowledge, theory and research to Best Interest Assessments.The assessment will be both a Take Home Examination paper and completion of appropriate relevant statutory paperwork. Students must pass both parts of the assessment to pass the module.
This module can be taken as part of a PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module. This module + Enabling Learning + ASYE module make up the PGCert. There is further information about modules and awards in the attached document.
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 30th June 2017.
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.
Buccal Midazolam and Epilepsy Awareness
This course examines the classification and management of seizures in the context of adults with a learning disability. It considers therole of staff in supporting people with epilepsy and the psychosocial impact on the person. The afternoon covers the theoretical and practical administration of buccal midazolam. Delegates will have the opportunity to practice administration in a simulated environment.
Medicines Management Training for Care Workers (EVENT FULL)
This 3-hour interactive course is for private and independent care homes/domiciliary carers. The course will look at the critical aspects for medicines management using a practical approach. The course is delivered by pharmacists and technicians from the local Clinical Commissioning Group who have a wealth of experience in both hospital and the community. The course has been developed locally based on local training needs and links into the Brighton and Hove City Council and Clinical Commissioning Group medicines management policies.
Personal Safety Leads Briefing Session
There is a mandatory requirement for services or teams to have a designated ‘Personal Safety Lead’ if there are significant personal safety risks associated with work activities.
This Personal Safety Briefing Session is recommended for you if you have been nominated as the designated lead for your work area. It will provide you with an overview of your responsibilities and the actions required to ensure that personal safety issues are managed effectively.
Those people selected to be Leads in their work areas will have an opportunity to update their knowledge on the management of personal safety risks, consider current practices, discuss any issues and concerns and share good practice with others.
To prevent pressure damage wherever possible and to raise awareness and recognition of pressure and moisture related skin damage. To highlight the importance of good skin care, skin observation, repositioning and moisture management for patients who are immobile. Training will be provided by a nurse specialist from the Tissue Viability service from Sussex Community NHS Trust
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.
WRAP ( Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent) and Far Right Aware - Children, Families and Learning (EVENT FULL)
Prevent is one of the four strands of CONTEST, the Government’s Counter Terrorism Strategy. The ‘Prevent’ Strategy is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism and aims ‘to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism’. Prevent addresses all forms of terrorism.
The WRAP - ‘Workshop To Raise Awareness Of Prevent’ - training provides an introduction to ‘Prevent’ aimed at objective two of the Prevent strategy - supporting vulnerable people. It has been developed by the Home Office to raise awareness of and explain Prevent within the wider safeguarding context. The workshop will develop your knowledge of support available and skills to recognise when someone may be becoming involved in or supporting terrorism, to help them make a decision not to carry on that path, before any crime is committed.
The Far Right Aware section in the workshop is designed to augment existing WRAP training on extremism issues, focusing on how they relate to the extreme right. It will enable professionals in their role to challenge extremist and terrorist ideology.