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Code: BH/18/1236 Adults CPD Module - Critical Reflection on Practice

To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by 30th June 2018.

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 18 October 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 08 November 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 06 December 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 09 January 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 06 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
6 06 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
7 24 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/18/1237 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 2018.

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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 October 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 08 November 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 06 December 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 09 January 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 06 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
6 06 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
7 24 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/18/1242 Adults CPD Module: Decision Making and Partnership Working in Health, Social Work and Social Care; Practice with Older People

To log your interest for this module please 'request a place' by the 30th June 2018.

The 20 credit module enables students to analyse and critically reflect upon the dilemmas in practice with older people, alongside colleagues undertaking similar or related roles.  The module addresses current law and policy, theoretical perspectives, good practice and research findings in working with older people, with a focus upon critical application to own practice and agency context.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 January 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 10 January 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 13 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 13 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 24 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/18/1220 ASYE Children's CPD Module - Compassionate Practice: Addressing the Relationship Challenges in the Social Work Role

To log your interest for this module please click on “request a place" and then, if you have not already done so, please complete the BHCC ASYE application form available in the documents attached to this course.  This must be returned to learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk by the13th February 2019.

Compassionate Practice: Addressing the Relationship Challenges of the Social Work Role is the new 30 credit CPD module that will support the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) and is referred to, in this application pack as the ‘ASYE Module’. The module is taught by the University of Sussex.

This six week module, run in the Summer Term, is delivered via a series of seminars and lectures given by professionals, practitioners and service users in children's services to help develop the skills and knowledge of newly qualified workers.

Taught sessions run from 1-4pm. Students spend morning in the University Library, or working on research-based studies to complement their learning.

The sessions integrate current theory with practice, and will help you to consider the challenges and dilemmas of contemporary practice whilst you get to grips with your daily responsibilities.

You will explore your learning in relation to your practice experience and relevant Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) domains, and the course will enable you to meet requirements of Knowledge and Skills statements. During your period of study, you will benefit from access to the University’s library, various social work materials, and from peer support.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 April 2019 13:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
2 01 May 2019 13:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
3 08 May 2019 13:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
4 15 May 2019 13:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
5 22 May 2019 13:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
6 05 June 2019 13:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/18/1177 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 2018.

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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 27 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 06 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 20 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 03 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
6 24 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
7 22 May 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
8 12 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/19/0134 Dementia - Basic Awareness

This is an introductory course ideal for people who have not attended any training on dementia.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map

Code: BH/19/0257 First Aid at Work (3 day) - for council employees and schools ONLY

This course is for those that will be acting as lead first aiders and will provide candidates with a recognised first aid at work qualification.

Upon completion of the course, First Aiders will be able to take control and provide assistance in an emergency situation at their workplace Candidates will be able to respond to an accident or illness promptly, effectively and safely.

Topics covered include: resuscitation and CPR, dealing with wounds, bleeding, burns, scalds, heart conditions and minor injuries.

Attendees will undertake a practical and written assessment on the final day of the course. On successful completion, you will be a recognised First Aider for 3 years; you are not required to attend the one day emergency first aid training as well.

NB: Suitable clothing taking some physical activity into account should be worn.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map
2 24 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map
3 25 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map

Code: BH/18/1628 Introduction to Apprenticeships - Bite-Size sessions (for Managers)

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes for all ages that provide opportunities for existing staff to acquire new skills, knowledge and behaviours in their existing roles or enable new apprentices to be recruited in the council.  

The Government has implemented a number of reforms; to increase quality and quantity of apprenticeships. The reforms include new employer driven Apprenticeship Standards, Public Sector Targets and an Apprenticeship Levy.

This bite-size session will be an opportunity for managers to;

  • meet the Apprenticeship Team,
  • explore opportunities and issues,
  • ask questions and gain a better understanding of new apprenticeship landscape
  • understand your role in supporting the apprenticeship strategy
  • cover some of The Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) rules that the council are governed by
  • support you in your journey in recruiting an apprentice or supporting existing staff.  
     

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 April 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Hove Town Hall - Meeting Room G91 Map

Code: BH/19/0177 Joint Investigations for Social Workers (EVENT FULL)

This is a four-day course for Social Workers and Police Officers who take part in Joint Investigations.
It promotes understanding of multi agency working and the roles and responsibilities of agencies involved in Section 47 investigations.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Jubilee Library - Conference Room 2 Map
2 24 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Jubilee Library - Conference Room 2 Map
3 25 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Jubilee Library - Conference Room 2 Map
4 26 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Jubilee Library - Conference Room 2 Map

Code: BH/18/0954 Safeguarding for Lead Enquiry Officers (EVENT FULL)

This two day course is aimed at all social work staff who carry out the role of a Lead Enquiry Officer (LEO) or who supervise staff carrying out this role. It will cover the principles that underpin safeguarding work with adults and the practice needed to undertake an enquiry. Throughout the course we will be focusing on Making Safeguarding Personal and working with individuals and their identified outcomes to ensure their safety.

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Meeting Room G10 Map
2 24 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Meeting Room G10 Map