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Code: BH/19/1277 ASYE Children's CPD Module - Knowledge & skills for child-centred communication (2019-20 cohort) (EVENT FULL)

To log your interest for this module please click on “request a place"   

This module is the first level of continuing professional development (post-qualification) for social workers. The focus is on consolidating participants’ knowledge and skills in communicating with children, acquired during their professional qualifying programmes.

The module is delivered in a workshop format (8 x 3 hour monthly sessions) with an explicit emphasis on pedagogical approaches that encourage learning from experience.

The Talking and Listening to Children research project’s web-based digital resources provides the framework for the module, with practitioners equipped with a ‘Kitbag’ for use in their interactions with young children and their families.

This module enables you to meet the requirements of the relevant Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) domains and the Knowledge and Skills Statements.

You will have access to the University’s Library and will benefit from peer support throughout the programme

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 October 2019 10:00 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
2 11 November 2019 10:00 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
3 16 December 2019 10:00 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
4 20 January 2020 10:00 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
5 17 February 2020 10:00 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
6 16 March 2020 10:00 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
7 20 April 2020 10:00 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
8 18 May 2020 10:00 - 14:00 University of Sussex 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/19/1157 Adults CPD Module - The Dissertation: Research in Advanced Social Work Practice

To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by 28th June 2019. 

You can find further details about CPD modules and awards in the document attached to this course. 

The 60 credit Dissertation offers students the opportunity to carry out an in-depth inquiry into an area of their advanced social work practice (relating to advanced practice, education, management) which is of particular interest to them; to develop an understanding of, and skills in, research planning in relation to advanced professional practice and to develop further self-directed skills in advanced scholarship.

To apply for the Dissertation you must have completed the PGDip (120 credits). Completion of the Dissertation + the PGDip will result in the Advanced Masters in Social Work (MSc).

You can find further details about CPD modules and awards in the document attached to this course.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 24 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 25 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 26 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 11 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
6 12 December 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
7 06 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
8 27 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/20/0063 Children's CPD Module - Professional Learning Review / Professional Learning Review: Extended

To apply for this module please register your Expression of Interest before the 17th May 2019.

A 15 or 30 credit Masters level module for those wanting to bring prior learning and experience into a CPD award pathway.

The module comprises an individually tailored delivery of tutorials and, dependent on participant numbers, group tutorial sessions. These will assist the candidate to review previous learning against current learning outcomes, plan work and critically reflect on past and current practice in relation to contemporary reading and research relevant to role and award pathway.

The module would particularly suit those practitioners who gained practice teaching qualifications under a previous award structure and who now want to show how they have maintained currency and developed expertise and to bring those awards and credits into an existing framework. It may also be used as a stand-alone module providing an opportunity for candidates to bring previous study (for example the Practice Teacher’s Award) up to date, and refresh skills and knowledge.

NOTE: This module is primarily self study. Teaching will focus on the use of relevant knowledge and research for role (mapped against PCF) and the development of professional leadership in the role.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 25 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 28 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/19/1162 Adults CPD - Decision Making and Partnership Working in Health, Social Work and Social Care; Practice with Older People



This module offers learning and further professional development opportunities for health, social work and social care professionals who work with older people. The module enables students to analyse and critically reflect upon the dilemmas within their own work-based contexts, alongside colleagues undertaking similar or related roles. The teaching will include current law and policy, theoretical perspectives, good practice and research findings in the field of practice with older people, with a focus upon critical application to own practice and agency context. A reflective, analytic and evaluative approach will be central to learning.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 09 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 12 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 11 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 29 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.

Essential Information
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

Code: BH/20/0904 First Aid Half Day Annual Refresher - for council employees and schools ONLY

Recommended for certified First Aiders - this training consists of practical demonstrations and information sharing and will enable delegates to update their skills, provide an opportunity to ask questions and improve their confidence.

IMPORTANT - Please note that this course does not allow attendees to renew their qualification or certificate.

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

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 July 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map

Code: BH/20/0781 Harmful Practices: Forced Marriage (FM) and so called ‘Honour’ Based Abuse (HBA)

This workshop will focus on forced marriage and so called ‘honour’ based abuse placing these within a wider context of Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG). Other types of harmful practices will also be discussed. The session will focus on the multiple barriers experienced by survivors, how to manage disclosures and what support is available locally and nationally for survivors.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 July 2020 09:30 - 13:00 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G70 Map

Code: BH/20/0126 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

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 July 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Hove Town Hall - Meeting Room G90 Map

Code: BH/20/0777 RSPH Level 2 Supporting Behaviour Change (Health & Wellbeing)

A two-day creative and participatory course, the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Level 2 Award provides the learner with the knowledge, skills and confidence to offer opportunistic brief advice to, or engage in, brief interventions with individuals which could improve their health and wellbeing.

Participants will develop skills in reflective listening and be introduced to the principles which underpin motivational interviewing, whilst also considering what helps and hinders the change process, including dealing with resistance and reluctance.

By the end of the course participants will have developed a toolkit of strategies they can apply when working with individuals to facilitate behaviour change.

PLEASE READ: The accreditation is optional. In order to gain the Award candidates are required to complete a 45-minute multiple-choice exam which will be assessed. Successful candidates will receive an RSPH certificate. This costs £20, which will automatically be added to your basket on booking. If you do not wish to take the exam, please specifiy this under 'special intructions' when requesting a place.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 July 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map
2 02 July 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map