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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 30th June 2017.

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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 October 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 09 November 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 07 December 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 10 January 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 07 February 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
6 07 March 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
7 25 April 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/17/855 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 2017.

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 19 October 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 09 November 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 07 December 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 10 January 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 07 February 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
6 07 March 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
7 25 April 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/18/0218 Building Resilience (55 Drove Road staff only)

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 07 February 2018 09:30 - 13:00 55 Drove Road Map

Code: BH/17/863 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 2017.

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. The module has been designed to meet Practice Educator Professional Standards 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 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 03 October 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 31 October 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 01 November 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 06 December 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
6 07 February 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
7 14 February 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/17/866 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 2017.

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 07 February 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 28 February 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 07 March 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 21 March 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 11 April 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
6 25 April 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
7 16 May 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
8 06 June 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/17/1352 Commissioning and Purchasing for Public Care

This four day course is aimed at commissioners. It supports commissioners to achieve better outcomes and deliver value for money services. Participants will work through each stage of the IPC framework for commissioning and purchasing. You will have the opportunity to consider your contribution in the context of the national agenda; take stock and reflect on current practice. You will work with a series of realistic exercises designed to illustrate the techniques and tools for effective commissioning.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 January 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Jubilee Library - Conference Room 3 (Learning Centre) Map
2 18 January 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Jubilee Library - Conference Room 3 (Learning Centre) Map
3 07 February 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Jubilee Library - Conference Room 3 (Learning Centre) Map
4 08 February 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Jubilee Library - Conference Room 3 (Learning Centre) Map

Code: BH/17/237 Communicating with Service Users and Good Recording

This course is open to all staff in adult social care who would like to focus on exploring and developing their own communication skills with a view to improving the service user experience. Staff may participate in the course as part of QCF Development or as a general enhancement for their training profile.


This in an interactive one day course with a focus on verbal communication but also covering non verbal communication, and recording skills. This is not a specialist course aimed at communicating with any particular group of services users.

This course considers the relevance to the Accessible Information Standard.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 February 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map

Code: BH/17/125 Mental Capacity Act in Practice (EVENT FULL)

This course is aimed at staff who have a basic understanding of the Mental Capacity Act. The course aims to deepen understanding of the Act and the Code of Practice and to develop skills in assessing capacity. This course is mandatory for staff in assessment services involved in supporting people with complex decisions.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 February 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall, Committee Room 1 Map

Code: BH/18/013 Risk Assessment

This course is designed to provide candidates with the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to conduct risk assessments in line with legislation and council policy
 
The training will consist of practical and theoretical exercises, which will assist candidates to identify work related hazards, assess the level of risk and implement practical control measures

Examples of what makes a suitable and sufficient risk assessment will be discussed and good practice tips and guidance will be provided

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 February 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map

Code: BH/17/521 Safeguarding Adults - Basic Awareness (EVENT FULL)

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. The course focuses on the role of frontline staff who support adults.

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 February 2018 09:30 - 13:00 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G106 Map