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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/17/871 Children's CPD Module - Practice Education Stage 2

To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by 30th June 2017.
 

This 30 credit module is for qualifed social workers and primarily those who wish to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to take full responsibility for the teaching and assessing of a student social worker up to and including the student's final  social work placement. In order to apply for this module you must have discussed and agreed with your manager to take responsibility for a Social Work Student on placement.

Practice Education Stage 2 will assume prior knowledge of, and build expertise in, the critical analysis and application of, the following issues:

  • building solid foundations for the learning relationship - induction, using networks, learning contracts
  • models of supervision, including reflective supervision
  • analysing and applying theories of learning
  • using research to enhance practice teaching and direct practice
  • organising, pacing and managing learning experiences of others
  • promoting anti-oppressive practice in practice education
  • developing and operating equitable and robust systems of assessment
  • teaching and facilitating critical reflection and reflexivity
  • teaching and facilitating the effective use of knowledge in social work practice
  • working with students in challenging situations

As part of this module you will be observed undertaking different tasks of the practice educator role on at least two separate occasions, including the presentation of video-recorded material to the module student group.

This module can be taken as part of a PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module. See application information in 'attached document' for further details of modules, pathways and awards.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 November 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 15 November 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 30 January 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 20 February 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 07 March 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/18/042 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 March 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Montague House Manual Handling Training Room Map

Code: BH/18/025 Emergency First Aid at Work (EVENT FULL)

This course aims to train delegates to be an initial point of contact in taking immediate action to deal with a casualty at work.

Candidates will be provided with the knowledge and skills required to preserve a life until more qualified personnel arrive to take over. 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.

NB: Suitable clothing taking some physical activity into account should be worn.

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

Code: BH/18/004 Legionella Awareness

Important: This course is mandatory for all those responsible and accountable for management of Legionella.

This course has been organised by the Premises Team and provides an essential introduction to issues relating to Legionella and Legionnaires Disease. The course will cover:

• overview of terminology
• background to Legionella
• legislation, including general requirements and monitoring requirements
• roles and responsibilities and how to comply with current legislation

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 March 2018 09:00 - 13:00 Jubilee Library - Conference Room 3 (Learning Centre) Map

Code: BH/17/483 Recruitment & Selection - 1 day course (EVENT FULL)

To deliver high quality services, it is essential that the council attracts recruits and subsequently retains high calibre employees. It is, therefore, crucial that managers involved with this process comply with current Recruitment Policy and other related policies, strategic initiatives and the current employment legislation.

This has an elearning module, plus a course focusing on the skills and knowledge that managers require to successfully recruit to post. There is also an emphasis on diversity, and the benefits this brings; and the importance of recruiting the best person for the job.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 March 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G106 Map

Code: BH/17/507 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 March 2018 13:00 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G108 Map

Code: BH/17/1387 Setting up care leavers to succeed (Research in Practice Tailored Support) (EVENT FULL)

As part of our Research in Practice membership, we are entitled to a one day tailored support session each year. This year, the topic for our support is "supporting care leavers to succeed". During the session, we will cover

  • What are our statutory duties towards care leavers?
  • Lessons from DfE, Ofsted, and young people on what “good” looks like?
  • Practice dilemmas
  • Pathways to independence – helping young people move on
  • Accommodation pathways
  • What does SMART planning look like?

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 March 2018 09:30 - 16:15 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map