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Code: BH/19/1148 Adults CPD Module - Social Work Practice Education, Assessment and Supervision (Practice Education Stage 2)

To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by the 24th June 2019.

Learning on the module supports social work practitioners in developing the knowledge, skills and values to plan enable and assess the learning of a social work student. Learning on the module covers the requirements of Stage 2 of the College of Social Work’s Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS).

The module is delivered over 5 days using a range of methods including presentations, structured discussions and exercises designed to draw on participants practice and personal experience.

Small groups of students will be encouraged to share their perspectives, critique the concepts which are presented to them and apply learning to their own specialist social work context.

Whilst on the module you must have a Stage 2 qualified practice educator allocated to support you and assess your practice (via Direct Observations) in meeting your responsibilities towards your allocated student. Learning on the module reviews Stage 1 learning and introduces the additional requirements for Stage 2 of the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS)

There are two elements to the assessment of this module. These are:
Part 1: a portfolio of Practice Evidence
Part 2: A 3000 word Reflective analysis of Practice and development as a Practice Educator

This module can be taken as part of a PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module. Students who complete this module + the Enabling Learning (Stage 1) module will be able to gain the PGCert in Practice Education. See attached document for further information.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 October 2019 09:30 - 16:00 University of Brighton Map
2 09 December 2019 09:30 - 16:00 University of Brighton Map
3 27 January 2020 09:30 - 16:00 University of Brighton Map
4 17 February 2020 09:30 - 16:00 University of Brighton Map
5 24 February 2020 09:30 - 16:00 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/19/1149 Adults CPD - Practice Education Stage 1

To apply for this module please register your Expression of Interest before the 24th June 2019.

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.

What’s changing?

From 2019/20 Practice Education Stage 1 will no longer be taught through the Universities and will instead be an employer endorsed in-house programme.

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 2019 and April 2020 (dates TBC shortly).

The new in-house Practice Education Stage 1 programme will not be accredited and so will no longer carry PG level credits or count towards post-graduate awards at the Universities.

The workshops are 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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Brighthelm Centre - Hanover Room Map
2 23 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Friends' Meeting House - Meeting Room (see map) Map
3 04 December 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Friends' Meeting House - Meeting Room (see map) Map
4 07 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Friends' Meeting House - Meeting Room (see map) Map
5 25 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Friends' Meeting House - Meeting Room (see map) Map

Code: BH/19/1163 Adult CPD - Attachment Theory Informed Practice Across the Lifespan

Register your interest in this 20 Credit, Masters Level 7, by the 31st July 2019

This standalone module aims to equip social workers in all fields, and professionals within related health and social care services, with an in-depth critical awareness of contemporary attachment theory and research. It is designed to inform their practice with vulnerable groups across the lifespan particularly when thinking about longer-term intervention work and trauma-informed approaches. This module will also consider developments within neuroscience, developmental trauma and related theories of attachment such as mentalisation

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 06 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 07 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 22 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 23 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
6 19 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
7 20 February 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/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.

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 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.

Essential Information
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/19/1172 AMHP PG Dip Approved Mental Health Practice (EVENT FULL)

Applications are invited to train as an Approved Mental Health Professional January – June 2020

The prospective applicants must be:

·        Employed by B&HCC and,

·        HCPC registered social worker, or,

·        Registered mental health or learning disability nurse with the NMC, or,

·        HCPC registered Occupational Therapist, or,

·        BPS registered Psychologist.

You will need the support from your line manager to apply, in the knowledge this is a 5-6 month full time course with a 40 day placement in the dedicated AMHP team.

On successful passing of the course you will be considered for approval (warranting) under the Mental Health Act 1983 to carry out the roles and responsibilities of an AMHP on behalf of Brighton & Hove City Council.

There is an annual market supplement payable to warranted AMHPs who undertake 30 days on the AMHP rota each year (pro rata days and payment for part-timers). In addition you will need to undertake a minimum of 18 hours (3 days) AMHP related training to comply with the Regulations every year.

To apply please click on 'request a place' and complete and return the University of Brighton application form which can be found in the 'attached documents' by Friday 23rd August. Application forms to be returned to learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Brighton & Hove City Council will interview applicants prior to selecting the applicant(s) who will be put forward to the University of Brighton for their round of interviews. Internal Interviews planned for 27th August.

(Alternative date of 19th August can be offered application forms will need to be submitted By Thursday 15th August)

Additionally prospective applicants  are invited to contact the AMHP Practice Manager, Judith Matthews, on 0300 304 0075 for an informal discussion and to arrange for some pre-application shadowing experience in the AMHP team based at Millview Hospital.

Please see attached 'AMHP Applicant Information' flyer for further course details.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/19/1165 Adult CPD - Ethics, Values and Equalities in Mental Health

Register your interest in this 20 Credit, Masters Level 7, course by the 28th June 2019. 

The module offers an in-depth exploration of issues in relation to ethics, values and equalities in the field of mental health.  The overarching aim is to enable students to reflect critically upon the contested nature of mental health and the debates in relation to ethics and values that this engenders.  An exploration of service users’ experiences of stigma, discrimination and inequality will be central to the module, as well as a critical perspective on power.  Students will also examine the development of users and carers as consumers and researchers of mental health interventions, and what this means for social inclusion.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 15 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 20 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 21 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 22 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
6 27 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
7 28 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/20/0058 CPD Module - Authentic Leadership, Management and Reflective Supervision for Change

A 30 credit module at University of Sussex for newly appointed managers in Social Work Teams wishing to develop their reflective supervision skills.

This module aims to develop skills in reflective supervision as a vehicle for ensuring best practice and leading change in Social Work, social care, health and community settings for service users of all ages.

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

Short Listing: A CPD application form will be automatically emailed to you, complete this and return to learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk by the 17th May 2019.

Applicants will be invited to an interview between the 17th June and the 28th June 2019. 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 02 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 06 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 11 May 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 01 June 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
6 22 June 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/19/1166 Adult CPD - Social & Psychological Contexts of Mental Health

Register your interest in this 40 Credit, Masters Level 7 Course by the 28th June 2019. 

This module takes a critical approach to the contested nature and origins of mental health, mental illness and mental disorder, with an emphasis on social perspectives. Through the examination of a range of models of mental disorder and interventions, students are encouraged to reflect on the nature of diagnosis and treatment. In particular, they will be supported to gain a greater understanding of the implications of mental disorders and treatments for service users, families and carers.

5000 word essay which explores different perspectives on, and interventions for, a particular form of mental disorder, and considers the relevance of this knowledge for practice. 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 25 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 26 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 02 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 03 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
6 04 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map