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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.

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/18/1167 Children's CPD Module - Practice Education Stage 1

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

This 30 credit module is for practitioners with minimal experience of teaching and assessing others who wish to develop their skills. You must either be a registered social worker with a minimum of two years’ post-qualifying experience or another experienced social care practitioner.

You will be a practice supervisor assigned to a social work student while undertaking the course, but you will not have full responsibility for the assessment of the student as you will work alongside a Stage 2 qualified Practice Educator. The module has been designed to meet Practice Educator Professional Standards(PEPS) for Social Work.

You will learn via a range of teaching methods, including e-learning, workshops, lectures and group discussion. A range of tutors will lead sessions based on their areas of specific expertise.

You must also be in a position where you can be observed fulfilling practice assessments and teaching on at least one separate occasion by an experienced Practice Educator.

This module can be taken as part of a PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module. Please indicate on your application whether you are undertaking the module as part of an award (and which award) or as stand alone.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 October 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 03 October 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 30 October 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 31 October 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 05 December 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
6 06 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
7 13 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 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/19/0012 Drug & Alcohol Basic Awareness (2 day course) (EVENT FULL)

A two-day course on substance misuse related issues and interventions. This course is essential for anyone who comes into contact with drug or alcohol users in their work. This is an ideal introduction to current substance use issues in Brighton and Hove, equipping you with the knowledge and tools you will need to support your service-users, including signposting to specialist services.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 9 The Drive Map
2 07 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 9 The Drive Map

Code: BH/18/0365 Effective Complaints Handling for Adult Social Care Managers

Complaints are a valuable source of information telling us what people in general think about our services. Complaints that are responded to in a meaningful way can improve the way services are viewed. This short course will help managers produce effective responses and will demonstrate how to identify and implement service improvements.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 February 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map

Code: BH/18/0355 First Aid - Paediatric (2 days) (EVENT FULL)

This course is mandatory for those working with children from birth to five years.

It is also suitable for those working with children from birth to puberty, including foster carers, schools and CVS practitioners.

Early Years staff should attend the course listed in the CEYC training guide.
www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/childcaretraining 


This two day course and certification is dependent upon successful continuous assessment of the delegate. There is no final examination. Participants must attend both days to achieve the Certificate in Paediatric First Aid, a recognised qualification valid for three years.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map
2 06 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map

Code: BH/19/0783 Key Coaching Skills for Managers

The skill of coaching is a key area for managers.  If you haven’t had any experience of coaching, this development is essential. 

It's not enough to tell people what you want them to do and expect they'll do it, you need to be able to understand what it takes to get the best out of each individual. One size doesn't fit all. This is true whether you are a manager or someone working alongside peers - you will probably have to use coaching skills as part of your everyday communication.

Key Coaching Skills begins to develop your skills, knowledge and insight, which you can use immediately for personal and team effectiveness.  The half-day session uses a combination of input, activities, group work and individual reflection; building your confidence, skills and helping  you to identify the next steps for your own development.

 

Benefits to you, as a manager:

·         Following up when someone hasn't done what you've asked

·         Working with a colleague who may be at odds with your approach

·         Handling conflict between colleagues

·         Ensuring goals are met

·         Helping and supporting when someone is struggling or having a difficult time

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 February 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Jubilee Library - Conference Hall Map

Code: BH/18/1694 Medicines Management for Senior Staff (PM)

This 4-hour interactive course is for senior council adult social care staff and private and independent care homes/domiciliary senior staff.  The course will look at supporting senior staff to develop and implement a medicines policy and associated audits, as well a general update on any new local/national legislation and guidance.  In addition it will focus on examples of good practice guidance for assessing staff’s medicines administrations competencies.  The course is delivered by a senior pharmacist from the local Clinical Commissioning Group and has been developed locally based on local training needs and links into the Brighton and Hove City Council and Clinical Commissioning Group medicines management policies.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 February 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Brighton Town Hall - Bloomsbury Room Map

Code: BH/18/1388 Overview - Health & Safety Roles & Responsibilities of Head Teachers

Head teachers must ensure adequate resources are identified, allocated and deployed for the management of health and safety in their school.  Whilst Head teachers can delegate certain safety functions to others, they cannot delegate their responsibility for health and safety. 

This course will provide you with an overview of:

  • Your legal responsibilities
  • An outline of your responsibilities for health and safety
  • Details of how to manage your significant risks proportionately through a ‘safety management system’ (including the need for policies and procedures,  risk assessment; incident reporting, premises management etc)
  • Where to find the support and resources that are available to you

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 February 2019 09:30 - 12:00 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G108 Map