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

To apply for this module please request a place before the 11th 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/22/0698 Dementia - Assessing Needs

This one day course is for social workers, care managers and occupational therapists involved in assessing the needs of people living with dementia and their carers. Prior to attending this course you will already have an understanding of dementia and its psycho-social impact upon individuals and may have attended the Dementia Basic awareness course. The Dementia Advanced skills course offers some of the same material but is primarily for those who are working longer term with people with dementia. This course will equip all those involved in assessing the needs of people living with dementia and their carers to undertake person-centred needs assessments.

Participants will be expected to have read:

A Manual for good social practice practice: supporting adults who have dementia


Audience: Assessment Services (BHCC) / Care Managers / Mental Health Services / Occupational Therapists / Social Workers

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 September 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/1006 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  11th July 2022. 

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 flyer attached to this course.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 September 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 03 October 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 12 December 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 13 February 2023 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 27 March 2023 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/22/0332 An Introduction to Parkinson's for Care Staff

The learning module is designed for health and social care staff, and anyone else where relevant to their role.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 September 2022 14:00 - 15:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/22/1003 Section 117 Mental Health Aftercare

After a person has been treated in a mental health hospital under section 3 of the Mental Health Act, they can be eligible for section 117 mental health after care.

Delivered by the Sandra O’Brien, Senior Solicitor specialising in social care law, this briefing will look at:

-       What the Mental Health Act says about section 117 aftercare

-       Eligibility criteria

-       What is and isn’t covered

-       Case Law and challenges to section 117 decisions

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 September 2022 10:00 - 11:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0334 Hoarding Case Management Workshop

  This course is for housing staff and social workers who work for Brighton and Hove City Council and other practitioners who manage cases of Hoarding &/or Self Neglect. Whilst it is not mandatory for the learner to have completed the Hoarding Awareness &/or Self Neglect Course, the learner is expected to have good knowledge of this very complex condition. 
The course will be delivered online via Zoom and will be interactive, offering the learner the opportunity to share their experiences of working in a multi-agency setting whilst learning what is required to manage a hoarding case.  Collaboration and sharing resources will be just some of the creative thinking on the day.

 Each case is unique and the support that can be provided will be tailored to the challenges of an individual situation. You will learn more about this, along with the complexities of hoarding & self-neglect throughout the course. The focus is very much on a Supportive Intervention, how to adopt a strength-based approach, harness strengths and weaknesses within a multi-agency setting whilst mitigating the risks of enforced action and/or homelessness.
 
Delegates will be encouraged to contribute throughout the day in a fun and relaxed way, sharing knowledge and experience, what challenges they face and what steps they might take to overcome any barriers with creative problem solving.  The trainer will contribute with his or her own experience and will share best practice from around the country & overseas.

 


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 October 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/22/0624 AMHP Study Day - Relatives and the Nearest Relative for AMHPs

This one day course gives Approved Mental Health Professionals an opportunity to update their legal knowledge and skills regarding the role of the nearest relative as defined under the Mental Health Act 1983. Participants will be encouraged to identify legal and practice issues for discussion during the day.

The Course will

·         Provide guidance on identification of nearest relatives in complex situations.

·         Provide guidance on what constitutes effective and lawful consultation.

·         Establish what grounds there must be not to consult.

·         Present case law relevant to NR role and consultation

·         Detail the grounds for displacement of nearest relatives

·         Provide guidance on what evidence should be provided for a displacement hearing and how AMHPs should prepare for a hearing, including applications to the RCJ out of hours.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 October 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/1004 Adults CPD Module - Critical Reflection on Practice

To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by 30th June 2022.

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. 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 October 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 02 November 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 07 December 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 11 January 2023 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 08 February 2023 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
6 08 March 2023 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
7 26 April 2023 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/22/1005 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 2022.

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/flyer for further details about the modules that make up the PGDip

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 October 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 02 November 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 07 December 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 11 January 2023 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 08 February 2023 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
6 08 March 2023 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
7 26 April 2023 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/22/0835 Autism Spectrum and Sensory Awareness

This course looks at experiences of sensory perception amongst autistic people.

Participants will have the opportunity to consider how these issues can affect the people they support and how modifications to the environment can reduce some of the difficulties faced by autistic people.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear the first hand experience of autistic people through written accounts, video or presentations. 

This course is suitable for staff who have regular contact with adults on the autism spectrum who have already completed the basic awareness course.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 October 2022 09:30 - 13:00 Microsoft Teams Map