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Code: BH/22/0224 Self esteem, older people and wellbeing (EVENT FULL)

This course will be useful for anyone working with older people and anyone with an interest in enhancing their understanding of self esteem and wellbeing. 
The course explores the concept of self esteem and draws on thinking in psychology to look in depth at what self esteem might consist of.

It goes on to explore the impact of ageing on self esteem and things that are important to consider when working with older people.

The course also draws on participative research with older people into what contributes to or detracts from wellbeing,  and focusses on how relationships and good practice can make a big contribution to enhancing self esteem and wellbeing in later life.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 September 2022 09:30 - 15:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0659 Dementia - Basic Awareness (EVENT FULL)


This one day course is an introductory course ideal for people who have not attended any training on dementia. The course looks at the medical and social models of dementia and considers the attitudes and behaviours that can contribute to a person centred, strengths-based approach to supporting people with dementia.
The course is informed by Skills for Care Standards and is also mapped to the Dementia Core Skills, Education and Training Framework.

  This course is for Adult Social Care Providers / Assessment Services (BHCC) / Care Homes / Care Managers / Carers / Health / Home Care Providers / Housing Services / Learning Disability Services / Mental Health Services / Occupational Therapists / Social Workers

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 September 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/22/0322 Emergency First Aid - Adult Social Care

This course is for Adult Social Care staff and enables first aiders to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill. The objective of the qualification is to benefit delegates by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations and/or take on the role of first aider in the workplace.

This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic first aid to people in a range of first aid situations.

The programme has been amended due to the Covid-19 outbreak and infection prevention control measures and special instructions for attending this course are attached.  Please ensure these are read and understood before applying and attending the programme. Delegates can also request a full copy of the risk assessments that cover this training course.

Please note: - this course is open to adult social care staff across the council and across the Independent Voluntary Sector. Whilst the course is delivered in a covid secure way, please consider with your manager whether it is essential for you to attend as the delegates may be a mix of staff from different workplaces.

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Please note, this room is accessed via a number of stairs and is therefore not accessible to wheelchair users and people who may have difficulty using stairs . If this will affect your ability to attend this course, please email the Learning and Development Team by email to - learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk so alternative arrangements can be made for you to attend first aid training.

There are four practical assessments that delegates will have to complete throughout the course, and these will be observed by the trainer.   During the course the trainer will also carry out on-going assessment to assess the delegates’ knowledge, skills and understanding related to the assessment criteria.  As there is an element of physical activity on this course suitable footwear and clothing should be worn. 
There is also a theory assessment/multiple choice paper at the end of the course to assess competence and gain certification. 

The delegate will need to demonstrate, without assistance from a third party, practical tasks such as CPR with the casualty on the floor to simulate a real-life situation. If the delegate is unable to carry out this practical assessment, for example, because they cannot kneel, then they will not pass the course and will not gain the qualification.  In exceptional circumstances, delegates who are not able to kneel may be able to carry out the task from a standing position, and this is acceptable.

This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years, and will be issued to those who have met the required standard.. The learner needs to re-take the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified by attending a full one day/six hour Emergency First Aid at Work course.

Delegates will be provided with a course manual to keep.

This course is mandatory for care providing staff in HASC provider services.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 September 2022 09:30 - 17:00 Old Ship Hotel - Boardroom Map

Code: BH/22/0975 Person Centred Active Support

This course explains an approach to meaningfully involve people with learning disabilities in day to day activities and how to support people in developing life skills.

This training is provided by the Behaviour Support Team, (Psychology Service), Community Learning Disability Team.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 September 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Committee Room 2 Map

Code: BH/22/0938 CPD - Practice Education Stage 1

To apply for this module please request a place before the 29th July 2022

Practice Education learning is based on the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) which are an ‘employer endorsed’ set of standards meaning employers can endorse whether professionals have met the standards.

Social work professionals who Practice Supervise a social work student on placement need to complete the relevant Practice Education learning, in this case: Practice Supervisors – Practice Education Stage 1.

This will be a five day programme of workshops and reflective group supervision led by our Practice Education Consultants (PECs).

The programme will run between September 2022 and March 2023 - Dates are subject to change

The in-house Practice Education Stage 1 programme is not accredited and does not carry PG level credits or count towards post-graduate awards at the Universities.

The course is for practitioners with minimal experience of teaching and assessing others who wish to develop their skills. 

  • You will be a Practice Supervisor assigned to a social work student while undertaking the course.
  • 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 workshops and group discussion. 

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.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 September 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Brighthelm Centre - Auditorium Map
2 13 October 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Brighthelm Centre - Auditorium Map
3 05 December 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Brighthelm Centre - Auditorium Map
4 09 February 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton. Map
5 23 March 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton. Map

Code: BH/22/1185 Foundation Workshop in Medicines Administration - Adults

A practical face to face course teaching how to administer medicines (in original packs) in a systematic way to reduce the chance of errors. It covers the Care Certificate and CQC requirements for medication training.

The course includes a competence test (3 simulated medicines rounds) with a follow-on online assessment if learners do not pass the test on the day.

This course is open to all Adult Social Care staff across the council and the Independent Voluntary Sector working in: -

  • care homes
  • home care
  • reablement
  • day services
  • short break service.
The latest Government Guidance is being followed to ensure that face to face training is delivered in the safest possible way to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19 . The attached COVID-19 Risk Assessment Guidance for Training Participants sets out the arrangements and what you are required to do when attending the training course. Please ensure these are read and understood before applying and attending the course.

If you have any concerns about attending this training please contact the Learning and Development team - learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 September 2022 12:45 - 17:00 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map

Code: BH/22/0971 Intensive Interaction

Intensive Interaction is an approach to encourage communication with people who maybe difficult to reach or who are withdrawn, in particular people who have severe learning disabilities (SLD), profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and/or autism.  The aims of Intensive Interaction are:

  • to enjoy the wonder, joy and fulfilment of communication and relationships
  • to teach the fundamentals of communication
  • to open up a variety of other experiences
  • to be with someone in a non-demanding way on their terms, without an agenda or a fixed task to achieve
  • to increase happiness

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 September 2022 10:00 - 12:30 Microsoft Teams Map
2 27 September 2022 10:00 - 12:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0869 Positive Behaviour Support (3 day course)

The positive behaviour support course aims to equip staff, parents and carers with the skills and knowledge to support adults with learning disabilities whose behaviour can challenge. This course is for Learning Disability Services who provide support to individuals who display high risk challenging behaviours.

This is an accredited course and your attendance is required on 3 days during a 4 week period.  Days 1,2 & 3 must be completed in order. The day timings are 09.30am - 4.30pm. 

The assessment and intervention workbook involves work between each day and must be completed appropriate to the needs of the individual that has been focused on for a certificate to be awarded. This course contains a multiple choice theory test on day 3 and presentations to the rest of the group.

If for any reason a delegate misses a day then they should attend the next available course to complete the day(s) missed within a 6 month period.

Please note: Priority places will be allocated to services who are signed up to the PBS Sussex model or services who support individuals who display the most complex, high risk challenging behaviours.

Places on this course are not allocated automatically.  To be considered for this course you need to add your reasons in the special requirements box as to why you need to attend this training course.  This information will be used in determining whether you get a place or not. 

The programme has been amended due to the Covid-19 outbreak and infection prevention control measures and special instructions for attending this course are attached. Please ensure these are read and understood before applying and attending the programme. Delegates can also request a full copy of the risk assessments that cover this training course.

Please note: - this course is open to adult social care staff across the council and across the Independent Voluntary Sector. Whilst the course is delivered in a covid secure way, please consider with your manager whether it is essential for you to attend as the delegates may be a mix of staff from different workplaces.

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Please note,
this room is accessed via a number of stairs and is therefore not accessible to wheelchair users and people who may have difficulty using stairs . If this will affect your ability to attend this course, please email the Learning and Development Team by email to - learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk so alternative arrangements can be made for you to attend this training.

Certificate information: -
After attending and completing the evaluation for this course you will receive a certificate of your attendance on this course. Only once your workbook has been submitted and you have passed will you receive your PBS Sussex certificate.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 September 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Old Ship Hotel - Boardroom Map
2 07 October 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Old Ship Hotel - Gresham Room Map
3 21 October 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Old Ship Hotel - Gresham Room Map

Code: BH/22/1155 RSPH Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement (for Workplace Health Champions ONLY)

This Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement online course will equip you with all the information you need to promote health improvement schemes and initiatives. You will learn how to encourage others to look after their health, understand what a healthy lifestyle looks like and appreciate why people make the choices they make about their health. By the end of the course, you will also know how to inspire individuals looking to learn about health improvement and motivate others to make healthy lifestyle choices. This course is delivered with a focus of promoting health in the workplace.

The Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement Online Course is targeted at those involved in setting up health promotion / public health initiatives in the workplace and / or becoming ‘Workplace health champions.’ This course will equip ‘Workplace Health Champions’ with the tools and resources they need to help make themselves and their colleagues healthier.

Number of sessions: 3 plus bespoke action planning session with the Healthy Workplace Lead.

There are additional Understanding Health Improvement courses also running on the Learning Gateway.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 September 2022 10:00 - 12:30 Zoom Map
2 03 October 2022 10:00 - 12:30 Zoom Map
3 05 October 2022 10:00 - 12:30 Zoom Map

Code: BH/22/1215 Sound and Secure - Unpacking Early Phonics for 3 and 4 year olds

This whole day, online course is for practitioners working with 3 and 4 year olds in the pre-school sector. Please note, it is not aimed at those working with under threes.

This highly interactive and enjoyable Enable Children course is designed to support you in ensuring that playful approaches to phonics are woven naturally throughout everyday practice and to maximise the phonological progress of 3 and 4 year olds. 

Content fully aligns with the revised EYFS (2021).

The session explores enjoyable and educational low-cost games, rhymes and songs with minimum preparation and maximum impact.

We will consider the expectations of schools and parents as children approach their reception year and will focus on some specific elements of professional knowledge that challenge many practitioners.

These include when and how to introduce letter sounds, correct letter pronunciation and “sounding out” words as well as when letter formation is best introduced (NB No previous knowledge of phonological concepts or terminology is required.)

The aims of this course are:

  • to provide a secure understanding of effective pre-school teaching of early phonics for 3 and 4 year olds
  • to explore and embed professional knowledge and practices which underpin children’s early phonological development

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 September 2022 09:30 - 15:30 Zoom Map