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Code: BH/17/887 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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 March 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 15 March 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 19 March 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 20 March 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 21 March 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/17/866 Children's CPD Module - Risk & Decision Making in Children's Services

To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by 30th June 2017.

This 30 credit module is designed to enable senior practitioners and managers in children’s services to develop their knowledge and skills in current law, policy and research relating to risk analysis and decision-making and consider how these can be applied in day-to-day practice and/or management across a range of work place settings and roles.

You will learn about key perspectives, theory and the evidence base for risk and you will be taught in large groups. Additional smaller seminar groups provide a space for practitioners and managers to consider role-related challenges. Both inform work-based action learning projects, as well as critical reflection and the development of risk management practice. Peer feedback through ‘sharing’ progress on risk projects in seminars and via the virtual learning environment is an assessment requirement, and evidence of learning is incorporated into your portfolio.

Themes covered include:

Key concepts and challenges in decision-making
The legal, policy and practice context
Perspectives on Risk
Supervision, accountability and working in a political environment
Risk and risky situations: safe and creative strategies
Learning from serious case reviews
Working with Denial

This module can be taken as part of a PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module. See application information under 'attached document' for further details of modules, pathways and awards.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 February 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 28 February 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 07 March 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 21 March 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 11 April 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
6 25 April 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
7 16 May 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
8 06 June 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/17/966 RSPH Level 2 Supporting Behaviour Change (Health & Wellbeing)

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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 March 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map
2 21 March 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map

Code: BH/18/079 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
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Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 March 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Montague House Manual Handling Training Room Map

Code: BH/17/687 Working in a Political Environment (EVENT FULL)

As staff working in local government this is your chance to develop your understanding of the political nature of local government and increase your understanding of the role and aims of elected councillors; how they work, who they are, what their relationship is to the running of the Council and delivery of services.

The course is your chance to ask questions, explore issues and gain a better understanding of the relationships with and between councillors and officers. It’s an open door to explore what you want to know.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 March 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G106 Map