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Code: BH/23/0040 Accessible Information

The course is delivered by members and supporters of a local learning disability advocacy project, Speak Out.

The course aims to increase your confidence and to dispel the myth that providing accessible information is the province of specialists. You will have the opportunity to hear what helps and what doesn’t help in producing accessible information.

Using readily available resources you will try your hand at improving the accessibility of your written material. Whilst the focus of this course is producing written information that is accessible for people with learning disabilities the tips and techniques you will learn will help you to produce materials accessible to other groups.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 February 2023 10:00 - 15:30 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map

Code: BH/22/0977 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Intensive Interaction is an approach to encourage communication with people who maybe difficult to reach or who are withdrawn, in particular people who have severe learning disabilities (SLD), profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and/or autism.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 22 February 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Committee Room 2 Map

Code: BH/22/0876 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.

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 06 March 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Committee Room 2 Map
2 17 March 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Committee Room 2 Map
3 31 March 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Committee Room 2 Map

Code: BH/22/0832 Makaton - Level 3 Workshop

This course is suitable for staff and carers working with people with learning disabilities who want to develop skills in using Makaton.

Level 3 training helps you to improve and develop your signing and symbol skills and how to use them effectively every day. You will revise the signs and symbols you learned in your Level 1 and 2 training, and learn the signs and symbols for Stages 5-8 of the Core Vocabulary.

Entry criteria
Participants must have completed Level 2 training prior to attending the Level 3 workshop.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 March 2023 09:30 - 16:00 Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room Map

Code: BH/22/1074 Epilepsy Awareness, Seizure Management and Buccal Midazolam - Adults

This face to face course examines the classification and management of seizures in the context of adults with learning disabilities.  It also covers the role of staff in supporting people with epilepsy, the risks and the psychosocial impact on the person living with epilepsy, first aid for seizures and the administration of emergency medication buccal midazolam.

The guidelines around buccal midazolam/emergency medication administration training state that clear face to face training is best practice. 

The teaching resource will be led by an experienced trainer who is able to answer any bespoke questions around epilepsy and who can facilitate conversations around specific issues relating to the people the delegates will be supporting in their roles.

The learning gained during the session will be supported by an Epilespy Handout (workbook) which must be read by all learners prior to attending the session.  This pre-reading should take you about 30-60 minutes.  The Epilepsy Handout will be attached to the confirmation of a place email.  

At the end of the session there are 2 exercises around areas of competence. 

1. We perform a practical simulation where the process of providing seizure first aid and administering of buccal midazolam is performed by delegates in groups of 3 or 4 at a time under the supervision of the trainer (there is no need to get on the floor for this simulation). 

2.   Is an “open book” assessment meaning that learners are allowed to refer to the Epilepsy Handout (workbook) during a paper based theory test assessment. This will be completed whilst the delegates are not performing in their simulation. 

For successful completion of this course and to be awarded a certificate of completion delegates must take part and pass the practical simulation and theory test according to the trainers assessment.  Delegates can re-do the theory test 3 times before needing to re-attend the course and any specific learning support can be arranged and worked with as required to ensure all people have a fair and objective assessment of their ability. 

Once the delegates have passed and the register has been marked certificates will be issued.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 March 2023 09:30 - 13:00 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map