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.
Children's CPD Module - Observing, Communicating & Engaging with Children & Young People
To log your interest for this module please ensure you click on “request a place" by 30th June 2017.
This 30 credit postgraduate-level module offers opportunities to social workers and other professionals working in early years, education, health and young people’s services, to further develop their understanding and capacity to work effectively with infants, children and young people. To undertake this module you must be in a professional role where you are regularly engaging and communicating with children and young people. You may have previously undertaken child observation exercises in a training context, but this module offers a more in-depth and critical experience designed to underpin specialist practice.
Please note - there is a requirement to observe a child not known to you on six occasions as part of this module. You need to factor this in to your planning and discuss with your manager before applying.
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.
Emergency First Aid - Adult Social Care (EVENT FULL)
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.
LSCB - Safeguarding Children 3: Child Protection Conferences & Core Groups
This is the third instalment of our core courses which explores how agencies across the city work together to keep children safe through the Child Protection Conference, and Core Group processes. This includes a presentation by the Youth Advocacy Project which works with children & young people to ensure that their voice is taken into consideration. This course has recently been reviewed and updated by the CPRO (Child Protection Review Officers), in line with their restructured service. It will help you understand the aims, purpose and process of a Child Protection Conference and Core Group and to become a more effective participant in that process.
This training is provided by the Local Safeguarding Children's Board (LSCB)
Making Change Happen - Building Resilience during Change (Safer Communities) (EVENT FULL)
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 course 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, and give you a taste of mindfulness exercises that can keep you calm and focused in stressful times.
Motivational Interviewing: Facilitating Behaviour Change around Drugs and Alcohol (EVENT FULL)
We suggest you complete the two day Drug & Alcohol Basic Awareness course before attending any of the more specialised full day courses. 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.
Professionals can play a crucial part in determining whether clients change or maintain their problem behaviour. Engaging and building service user’s motivation for change is one of the key challenges workers face. Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, highly effective, evidence based and deeply client centred approach aimed at helping people achieve positive behaviour change. This course will present the opportunity to enhance existing knowledge and skills as well as provide a comprehensive introduction to those with little or no experience of Motivational Interviewing.
Person Centred Risk & Minimising Restrictive Practices for front line staff
This course updates and replaces ‘Managing Risks & Behaviours Safely with the least Restrictive Practices’ with a focus on risk and restrictive practices for front line staff including those new to adult social care
Working with risk and supporting service users with complex needs to live their chosen lifestyles can feel difficult. Getting the balance right in respecting individual rights whilst also fulfilling our duty of care is important.
This course will look at the principles of person centred risk and care and will help people support and promote good risk assessment and care planning. The course will also look at how to work with restrictive practices procedures to ensure that people are not unnecessarily restricted in our desire to manage risks.
A two-day creative and participatory course, the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Level 2 Award provides the learner with the knowledge, skills and confidence to offer opportunistic brief advice to, or engage in, brief interventions with individuals which could improve their health and wellbeing.
Participants will develop skills in reflective listening and be introduced to the principles which underpin motivational interviewing, whilst also considering what helps and hinders the change process, including dealing with resistance and reluctance.
By the end of the course participants will have developed a toolkit of strategies they can apply when working with individuals to facilitate behaviour change.
PLEASE READ: The accreditation is optional. In order to gain the Award candidates are required to complete a 45-minute multiple-choice exam which will be assessed. Successful candidates will receive an RSPH certificate. This costs £20, which will automatically be added to your basket on booking. If you do not wish to take the exam, please specifiy this under 'special intructions' when requesting a place.