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Code: BH/19/0735 Building Your Resilience

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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 February 2020 09:30 - 13:00 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G90 Map

Code: BH/20/0358 Embedding One Council approach - Customer Experience Ambassadors Awareness Raising Session for Repairs & Maintenance Staff (invitation only)

The ‘One Council Approach’ will raise awareness about a way of working where customers experience a response which is similar in ‘style’ and consistently helpful regardless of any service customers approach. This will contribute to the Council achieving its vision for customer services “Getting things right first time, every time!”

This course is for those who are identified as Customer Experience Ambassadors.  

Participants will be expected to deliver similar awareness raising sessions to other Council colleagues. We will continue to refine the key messages based on feedback from you and your colleagues during this sessio

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 February 2020 10:00 - 12:00 Housing Centre - Conference Room Map

Code: BH/19/0604 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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Montague House Manual Handling Training Room Map

Code: BH/20/0072 Making the Most of Your 121's (EVENT FULL)

To help all employees make the most of their 1:1s for the benefit of themselves, their manager and their department's service delivery.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 February 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G70 Map

Code: BH/20/0312 Personal Safety Awareness Refresher (Regulatory Services staff ONLY)

This refresher training has been developed specifically for Regulatory Services staff that carry out lone working activities and/or deal with the public and potentially confrontational situations at work.

Violence and agression at work is one of the highest causes of reported incidents. This course aims to increase your awareness of personal safety risks and different ways of controlling them.

Topics covered include: forms of violence and agression and tolerance levels, potential triggers, early warning signs, personal safety tips and methods to diffuse/calm confrontational situations.

Information will also be provided on procedures, systems and models to manage personal safety issues at work and the support services available for staff affected by violence and agrression at work.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 February 2020 13:00 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map

Code: BH/19/0573 Risk Assessor Refresher Workshop

This workshop is for previously trained Risk Assessors

It will provide an opportunity for you to:

  • Refresh/improve existing knowledge and risk assessment skills.
  • Complete a risk assessment in line with legislation and council policy
  • Know how to assess the effectiveness of controls
  • Discuss issues and share good practice
  • Know how to access further support and guidance

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 February 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map

Code: BH/20/0071 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.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Meeting Room G70 Map
2 05 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G108 Map

Code: BH/22/001 Safer Lifting & Handling of Loads (***Royal Pavilion Staff Only***)

This course will help you to identify any manual handling issues within your area of work. You will be shown the correct way to move, lift and carry loads in order to reduce your risk of injury.  
 
The course will show you how to carry out a risk assessment for load handling activities and teach you about the anatomy of the body and the mechanics of the back and spine, with a practical session to suit the delegates.
 
Duration: 1 x half day session
Refresher? Recommended 3 yearly.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 February 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Seminar Room, Northgate House, Royal Pavillion Estate Map

Code: BH/19/1156 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 28th June 2019.

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 16 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 06 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 04 December 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 08 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 05 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
6 03 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
7 27 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/17/854 Adults CPD Module - Critical Reflection on Practice

To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by 24th June 2019

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 16 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 06 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 04 December 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 08 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 05 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
6 03 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
7 29 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map