Children's CPD Module - Practice Education Stage 2
To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by 30th June 2017.
This 30 credit module is for qualifed social workers and primarily those who wish to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to take full responsibility for the teaching and assessing of a student social worker up to and including the student's final social work placement. In order to apply for this module you must have discussed and agreed with your manager to take responsibility for a Social Work Student on placement.
Practice Education Stage 2 will assume prior knowledge of, and build expertise in, the critical analysis and application of, the following issues:
building solid foundations for the learning relationship - induction, using networks, learning contracts
models of supervision, including reflective supervision
analysing and applying theories of learning
using research to enhance practice teaching and direct practice
organising, pacing and managing learning experiences of others
promoting anti-oppressive practice in practice education
developing and operating equitable and robust systems of assessment
teaching and facilitating critical reflection and reflexivity
teaching and facilitating the effective use of knowledge in social work practice
working with students in challenging situations
As part of this module you will be observed undertaking different tasks of the practice educator role on at least two separate occasions, including the presentation of video-recorded material to the module student group.
This module can be taken as part of a PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module. See application information in 'attached document' for further details of modules, pathways and awards.
First Aid at Work 2 Day Recertification (EVENT FULL)
This two day recertification course is solely for those who currently hold a First Aid at Work Certificate, which is nearing expiry, they last three years, in order to renew their qualification for a further three years without the need to complete the full course again.
This course will enable candidates to revisit their responsibilities and the essential skills needed to be a designated lead First Aider at work. Eligibility - Important: If you do not have a current (in date) full First Aid at Work Certificate at the time the course is run this course is not for you. If your certificate does not expire for another 6 months or more please, where possible, book onto a later date. Contact for additional support.
It is strongly recommended that requests are made between three and six months prior to your First Aid at Work Certificate expiring.
NB: Suitable clothing taking some physical activity into account should be worn.
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.
LSCB - Safeguarding in a Digital Age - A Practical Guide to Keeping Children Safe Online (EVENT FULL)
This half day course from the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) will equip you with information and practical safeguarding guidance to help safeguard children and young people in the digital age. It will help you understand how they communicate on the internet and through apps, how offenders may exploit this and other risks, and what steps parents/carers can take to prevent online abuse and exploitation. Participants will also learn different sources of support from which they/children can seek information and advice. This course is run is association with Safety Net.
This course is suitable for anyone who works with children, young people, or families in Brighton & Hove, especially those who may supervise them whilst they using the internet. This training is highly recommended for those working in children's residential homes.
Mindfulness - Housing - INVITE ONLY
This 8 week programme is aimed at individuals with no or limited experience of mindulness. Particpants need to be willing to practice mindfulness meditations, engage in guided experiential practices and commit to home practice in between sessions. It is offered as a development programme to support staff wellbeing.
There is a growing base of evidence about the positive contribution mindfulness can bring to mental health. This values based mindfulness course is informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: a mindfulness based cognitive behavioural approach that promotes the use of mindfulness and acceptance skills as a route to developing psychological flexibility.
Note: This is not group therapy and does not require you to share personal information or talk about past experiences. People engaged in counselling and/or mental health services are encouraged to seek advice from their relevant health professional prior to enrolling.
Mindfulness Programme for Health and Adult Social Care BY INVITE ONLY
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an approach developed in the 90’s by three cognitive therapy specialists in an internationally linked programme of research into the prevention of depression. It is recommended by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence as a means to prevent depressive relapse but is being used increasingly widely with people who experience anxiety and stress.
MBCT aims to help people build their own strategies for staying well based upon skills and practices that are best taught in a group rather than a one to one context.
The core of the MBCT approach is practice and experiential learning, developed over an eight week programme of weekly 2 hour sessions. Participants are also expected to commit to 30 – 40 minutes of daily mindfulness practice.
Note: This is not group therapy and does not require you to share personal information or talk about past experiences, although you will reflect on how your mindfulness practice is developing. People engaged in counselling and/or mental health services are encouraged to seek advice from their relevant health professional prior to enrolling.
If you work in Sussex Partnership Trust / Section 75 services please do not apply for this programme. There are a wide range of opportunities open to you from the Sussex Mindfulness Centre.
Resilience Series: Staying Focused in Social Work (EVENT FULL)
This practical workshop series offers an opportunity to begin developing a simple to-do list system to help manage competing priorities in challenging and busy work settings. We will use an adaptation of the Bullet Journal1, a notebook based system, to explore the latest thinking on effective systems and habits which support focus and work-life balance.
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
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.
Working with People affected by Prescription and Over the Counter (OTC) Medicine Abuse and Dependency
The abuse of, and dependence on, prescription and Over the Counter (OTC) medicines presents a growing problem both in our city and around the country.
Whether dependency has arisen over time following initial legitimate prescribing or the abuse of the medicine is intentional and non-medical to exploit its side effects, professionals might find themselves at a loss as regards to how best identify and support those affected by these issues.
This course will help you better understand the needs of prescription/OTC medicines users, and explore ways of supporting them more effectively.
We suggest you complete the two day Drug & Alcohol Basic Awareness course before attending any of the more specialised full day courses such as this one. This is to equip you with more general knowledge and skills in preparation for learning about the more in depth topics. Don’t hesitate to contact the Health Promotion Team on 01273 731900 if you would like to discuss this further.