Adults CPD Module - Critical Reflection on Practice
To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by 10th July 2020.
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.
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 10th July 2020.
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.
BHSCP - Child Sexual Exploitation
These virtual session shave been created to encompass exploitation in it's many forms.
They are being run as a set of four events.
Session One - Child Sexual Exploitation Session Two - Child Criminal Exploitation Session Three - Consent, Sex and Young People. Session Four - Supporting Young People who have experienced Exploitation.
BHSCP - Improving Outcomes for Children who are looked After (EVENT FULL)
Course Aims: Attendees will have an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that enhance their contribution to improving outcomes (both emotional and physical) for those children that they are responsible for or in their care. It will highlight the essential partnership working required across health, education, social care, police and other partners to achieve optimum health.
Target Group: This multi-agency training opportunity is aimed at all practitioners and carers working or caring for looked after children or care leavers. This includes foster carers, residential workers, GPs, Health Visitors, School Nurses, Independent Reviewing Officers and Supervising Social Workers.
Messages from practice and research highlights that children and adults who are care experienced have higher rates of physical, emotional, social, and educational need, and are more likely to experience homelessness, teenage pregnancy, prison and problems with their mental and emotional health. They are also more likely to die younger. The majority of children who enter care have suffered significant harm, neglect and trauma, and some are children who have travelled alone from their country of origin to seek asylum in UK.
Emergency First Aid at Work - for council employees and schools ONLY
Who is this course for?
This training is for those people employed by Brighton and Hove City Council or Brighton and Hove Schools who have a specific responsibility at work, to provide basic first aid to people in a range of first aid situations.
If however, you are taking a lead in first aid in your workplace, the three day First Aid at Work course may be more appropriate for you.
Please note: there are specific courses for staff who that work in Adult Social Care or Children Services.
What is the purpose of this course?
The course aims to enable delegates to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed, to deal with a range of first aid situations and/or take on the role of first aider in the workplace.
How are delegates assessed?
There are four practical assessments that delegates will have to complete throughout the course and these will be observed by the trainer. During the course the trainer will also carry out on-going assessment to assess the delegates’ knowledge, skills and understanding related to the assessment criteria. As there is an element of physical activity on this course suitable footwear and clothing should be worn. There is also a theory assessment/multiple choice paper at the end of the course to assess competence and gain certification.
The delegate will need to demonstrate, without assistance from a third party, practical tasks such as CPR with the casualty on the floor to simulate a real-life situation. If the delegate is unable to carry out this practical assessment, for example, because they cannot kneel, then they will not pass the course and will not gain the qualification. In exceptional circumstances, delegates who are not able to kneel may be able to carry out the task from a standing position, and this is acceptable.
This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years and will be issued to those who have met the required standard. The learner needs to re-take the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified by attending a full day Emergency First Aid at Work course.
IMPORTANT: The First Aid Training Programme has been amended due to the Covid-19 outbreak and infection prevention control measures and special instructions for attending this course are attached. Please ensure these are read and understood before applying and attending the course. Delegates can also request copies of the risk assessments that cover this training course.
Please note: Whilst the course is delivered in a covid secure way, please consider with your manager whether it is essential for you to attend as the delegates will be a mix of staff from different workplaces.
You are warmly invited to the next BHCC Manager Network session.
This is part of our channel shift of how we deliver management development opportunities for you. Over the past year, we’ve successfully transferred our offer from face to face delivery, to remote sessions, delivered by Microsoft Teams. And to further support you manage and lead remotely we’ve introduced the Manager Network.
Please note that you don’t need to have attended any of the previous sessions to be able to come to this one.
The manager network meetings are 120 minute sessions, introduced and facilitated by your management peers. Each standalone session covers a different topic relevant to managers to help you develop and offer a chance to get together, albeit virtually. This session focusses on reviewing the 21st January session on the F&I briefings; next steps for managers.
NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) is a package of care arranged and funded by the NHS. This supports care outside of hospital for individuals who are assessed as presenting with a primary health need rather than primary social care needs. The course looks at the CHC assessment process, key principles and eligibility criteria in order to develop a basic understanding of CHC.
Safer People Handling - Practical Session Only - Afternoon - BHCC staff only (EVENT FULL)
Before attending this practical session you must have completed either:
‘Safer People Handling – Knowledge and Theory Session’ via Teams or ‘Safer People Handling - Adults – Interim COVID-19 Distance Learning’ elearning.
This session follows on from the Teams session / distance learning and covers transfer techniques and the use of transfer aids. Due to Covid-19 this training session will only be covering the practical element.
This practical session is only for Brighton and Hove City Council Adult Social Care staff. This practical session is open to both new starters and staff refreshing. The programme has been amended due to the Covid-19 outbreak and infection prevention control measures and special instructions for attending this course are detailed in the attached document. Please ensure these are read and understood before applying and attending the programme. Delegates can also request a full copy of the risk assessments that cover this training course.
Please note: - this course is open to adult social care staff across the council. Whilst the course is delivered in a covid secure way, please consider with your manager whether it is essential for you to attend as the delegates may be a mix of staff from different workplaces. Where possible, if you are able to attend with another member of staff in your organisation you will be placed together.
The practical training session will take place with a maximum of 4 delegates and will last for 3 hours. If you are unable to participate in the practical training session please do not book on this training session as you must be fit and well to participate.
During these current times reception at Montague House is closed so delegates will need to enter Montague House by using the wooden gate on Somerset Street. This will be open on the day, behind the wooden gate you will find the back door into the manual handling training training room.
Note: To access the distance learning you will need to go on to the learning gateway and click on the box that says - Covid-19 - Deployment and New Starters, then click on the box that says online learning and elearning, then scroll down to Covid-19 Elearning Category, then click on "click here to see Covid-19 elearning section" then scroll down to the Safer People Handling – Adults – Interim Covid-19 Distance Learning. Delegates need to click on full details and then click on Continue. You will then be able to start this online course which covers the knowledge and theory in Safer People Handling.