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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/18/1221 Adults CPD Module - Enabling Learning and Assessment of Practice in Social Work (Practice Education Stage 1)

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

Learning on the module supports social workers and other work based practitioners in their continuing professional development and in developing the knowledge, skills and values to plan, support and enable the learning of a social work student. Learning on the module also supports the development of knowledge and skills in the assessment of the students’ practice.

Topics covered include understanding the different roles in Practice learning; preparing placements; induction programmes; developing learning opportunities for students; the place of critical reflection in the learning process; theories of assessment; understanding Fitness to Practise and the role of HCPC Guidance on Conduct and Ethics for Students; working with students who are struggling or failing; developing student portfolios of evidence;

The module is delivered over 4 days using a range of learning and teaching methods including presentations, structured discussions and exercises designed to draw on participants’ practice and personal experience. Students are encouraged to share their perspectives, critique the concepts which are presented to them and apply learning to their own specialist social work context.

There are two elements to the assessment of this module. These are:
Part 1: A portfolio of Practice Evidence (Pass/ Fail)
Part 2: A 2500 word Reflective Commentary, a critical, analytical and reflective account of your own practice in enabling the learning and assessment of the student.

The module can be taken as part of the PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module. Students who complete this module + the Deprivation of Liberty module (+ ASYE Module or equivalent) will be able to gain the PGCert. Please indicate on your application whether you are applying for this module as part of the PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module. Further information is available in the attached document.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 October 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 15 November 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 06 December 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 10 January 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.

Essential Information
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/18/1184 Children's CPD Module - Working with Vulnerable Young People

To express and interest in this module please 'request a place' by the 30th June 2018.

This 30 credit module explores a variety of key topical issues relevant to contemporary social work practice with young people. It incorporates the most recent research and emerging best practice on these key topical issues and draws on professionals from a range of disciplines to deliver subject-specific content.

The module covers:

Trauma-informed practice principals
Contextual safeguarding theory and emerging best practices
Human trafficking, FGM, Gangs, gender-based violence and forced marriage, radicalisation
Youth justice theories and relevant legislation

This module is taught by experienced academics and practitioners with expertise in the relevant fields. The module includes presentations from survivors and young experts-by-experience who deliver dynamic and interactive sessions.

PLEASE NOTE: Lectures and workshops take place at Croydon College [College Road, Croydon, London, CR9 1DX].

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 October 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 01 November 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 06 December 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 31 January 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 28 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
6 21 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/18/1578 Effective Supervision of Staff – Safeguarding

The EYFS Statutory Framework places a requirement on providers to put appropriate arrangements in place for the supervision of staff who have contact with children and families. Effective supervision provides support, coaching and training for the practitioner and promotes the interests of children. Supervision should foster a culture of mutual support, teamwork and continuous improvement, which encourages the confidential discussion of sensitive issues.

This course is designed to support managers in developing their supervision to promote safe effective  practice in a children’s service or organisation, in line with their supervision policy. There will be opportunities to build on existing skills and deepen understanding.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Friends Meeting House - Lecture Room (see map) Map

Code: BH/18/0522 First Aid at Work (3 day)

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 05 December 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map
2 06 December 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map
3 07 December 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map

Code: BH/18/1457 Menopause Demystified (AM session)

Are you curious about how the menopause can affect you?

Would you like to understand this part of your life, know how to manage it and be confident with your choices?

This course is for individuals who may experience menopause symptoms or already are.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 December 2018 09:30 - 13:00 Jubilee Library - Conference Room 3 (Learning Centre) Map

Code: BH/18/1458 Menopause Demystified (PM session) (EVENT FULL)

Are you curious about how the menopause can affect you?

Would you like to understand this part of your life, know how to manage it and be confident with your choices?

This course is for individuals who may experience menopause symptoms or already are.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 December 2018 13:30 - 17:00 Jubilee Library - Conference Room 3 (Learning Centre) Map

Code: BH/18/0487 Safeguarding Adults - Basic Awareness

This course looks at the main principles of adult safeguarding in line with the Care Act and the Making Safeguarding Personal approach. It explores practice issues regarding abuse or neglect to service users, including the responsibilities of staff in preventing and reporting. This course is aimed at frontline staff who support adults. 

If you require refresher training, please book a place on Safeguarding Adults Update instead.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 December 2018 09:30 - 13:00 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G106 Map

Code: BH/18/1028 Safer People Handling - Basic Awareness (EVENT FULL)

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
.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 December 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Montague House Manual Handling Training Room Map