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Code: BH/20/0758 Excel 2010 Foundation - Level 1 (for BHCC Children's Services staff)

This course will help you with entering, managing and presenting data in Excel 2010.

If you are new to Excel and want an overview of basic techniques, such as enter, edit and format data and perform simple calculations, plus create, save and print workbooks, then this course is for you.

A handout covering the main course topics will be provided.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 September 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Revs and Bens Training Room (1st Flr) Map

Code: BH/20/1101 Children's CPD Module - Practice Education Stage 2

To apply for this module please 'request a place' and download the FCL Social Work CPD Funding Application Pack from Attached Documents, complete this and return to learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk by the 13th July 2020.

You must have previously completed ‘Practice Education Stage 1 (or its equivalent).

This 30 credit module is for qualifed social workers, experienced practice educators and assessors who are involved in the teaching, supervising and assessing of trainee social workers.and primarily those who wish to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to take full responsibility for the teaching and assessing of a student social worker up to and including the student's final social work placement.

In order to apply for this module you must have discussed and agreed with your manager to take responsibility for a Social Work Student on placement.

Practice Education Stage 2 will assume prior knowledge of, and build expertise in, the critical analysis and application of, the following issues:

  • building solid foundations for the learning relationship - induction, using networks, learning contracts
  • models of supervision, including reflective supervision
  • analysing and applying theories of learning
  • using research to enhance practice teaching and direct practice
  • organising, pacing and managing learning experiences of others
  • promoting anti-oppressive practice in practice education
  • developing and operating equitable and robust systems of assessment
  • teaching and facilitating critical reflection and reflexivity
  • teaching and facilitating the effective use of knowledge in social work practice
  • working with students in challenging situations

As part of this module you will be observed undertaking different tasks of the practice educator role on at least two separate occasions, including the presentation of video-recorded material to the module student group.

This module can be taken as part of a PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module. 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 October 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 03 November 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 08 December 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 12 January 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 09 February 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
6 09 March 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/20/1111 Children's CPD Module - Practitioner Research

To apply for this module please 'request a place' and download the FCL Social Work CPD Funding Application Pack from Attached Documents, complete this and return to learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk by the 13th July 2020.

This 15 credit module is only available on request to practitioners undertaking the PGDip.  It provides experienced staff with the opportunity to develop their professional role through practice-based research.  Applications will be looked at on a case by case basis.

You will identify an issue, challenge, knowledge gap or service need relevant to your professional role for which you, your organisation and/or service users would benefit from further exploration or development.

You will learn how to critically examine what is already known (through a literature review) and to apply this knowledge through research informed practice, enabling you to develop your professional role and improve your practice.

You will participate in research methodology seminars, and a virtual learning environment for additional learning support and resources. You will be able to discuss your plans, present your work – issues, dilemmas, critical incidents - and share your learning in conversation with your peer group. You also will be expected to engage in self-directed learning, critical self-reflection, and practice development through research.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 October 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 27 October 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 10 November 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 12 January 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 02 February 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/20/1117 Children's CPD Module - Working with Young People at Complex Safeguarding Risk

To apply for this module please 'request a place' and download the FCL Social Work CPD Funding Application Pack from Attached Documents, complete this and return to learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk by the 13th July 2020.

This 30 credit module explores a variety of key topical issues relevant to contemporary social work practice with young people. It incorporates the most recent research and emerging best practice on these key topical issues and draws on professionals from a range of disciplines to deliver subject-specific content.

The module covers:

Trauma-informed approaches.
Adolescent development.
Youth justice: theories and legislation.
Working with extra familial risk.
Sexual and criminal exploitation.
Human trafficking.
Gender-based violence, including FGM and forced marriage.
Radicalisation.
Gang activity and county lines.

The module includes presentations from survivors and young experts-by-experience who deliver dynamic and interactive sessions.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 October 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 12 November 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 10 December 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 21 January 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 11 February 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
6 18 March 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/20/1110 Children's CPD Module - Observing, Communicating & Engaging with Children & Young People

To apply for this module please 'request a place' and download the FCL Social Work CPD Funding Application Pack from Attached Documents, complete this and return to learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk by the 13th July 2020.

This 30 Masters credit level module for social workers and other professionals who need to deepen their capabilities for understanding, engaging and communicating with children and young people in complex, contested and sensitive situations.

You must be in a role where you are regularly engaging and communicating directly with children and young people as the assignment requires reflection on, and evidence from, actual practice. Applicants may have previously undertaken child observation exercises in their qualifying training, but this module offers a much more in-depth and critical experience designed
to underpin specialist practice.

Please note - there is a requirement to observe a child not known to you on six occasions as part of this module. You need to factor this in to your planning and discuss with your manager before applying.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 October 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 17 November 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 15 December 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 12 January 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 02 February 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
6 23 February 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
7 23 March 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/20/1112 Children's CPD Module - Promoting Anti-oppressive and Inclusive Practice

To apply for this module please 'request a place' and download the FCL Social Work CPD Funding Application Pack from Attached Documents, complete this and return to learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk by the 13th July 2020.

A 30 Masters credit level module - aims to further social workers’ skills for working with diversity, and enable them to develop more inclusive practices that promote social change, human rights, social cohesion and empowerment.

Respect for diversity and a commitment to anti-oppressive practice are core values in the social work profession, but practitioners continue to struggle with this area of their work - in part because of the wide range of issues and experiences faced by the children, young people and families they encounter. This module aims to further social workers’ skills for working with diversity, and enable them to develop more inclusive practices that promote social change, human rights, social cohesion and empowerment.

Please note some or all of this module will be delivered virtually due to the University’s Covid-19 restrictions. The published dates may be amended or shortened and further dates added to spread this module out. Further details will be available nearer the time.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 November 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 09 December 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 13 January 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 10 February 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 10 March 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
6 31 March 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/20/1100 Children's CPD Module - Communicating and Engaging with Children and Young People

To apply for this module please 'request a place' and download the FCL Social Work CPD Funding Application Pack from Attached Documents, complete this and return to learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk by the 12th June 2020.

This module can only be taken by those who have previously undertaken the 15 credit CPD module ‘Understanding Children’ as it builds on the specialist knowledge of observing and understanding children and the enhanced understanding of ‘use of self’ developed in that module.

This 15 credit Masters level module is for social workers and other professionals wanting to deepen their knowledge, skills and qualities for practice with children and young people in complex, sensitive and contested contexts.

Please note some or all of this module will be delivered virtually due to the University’s Covid-19 restrictions. The published dates may be amended or shortened and further dates added to spread this module out. Further details will be available nearer the time.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 January 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 02 February 2021 09:30 - 13:00 University of Sussex Map
3 23 February 2021 09:30 - 13:00 University of Sussex Map
4 23 March 2021 09:30 - 13:00 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/20/1113 Children's CPD Module - Risk & Decision Making in Children's Services

To apply for this module please 'request a place' and download the FCL Social Work CPD Funding Application Pack from Attached Documents, complete this and return to learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk by the 13th July 2020.

This 30 credit module is designed to enable senior practitioners and managers in children’s services.

Teaching and learning will take place in larger group sessions and smaller practice development discussion groups.

Themes covered include:

• Key concepts and challenges in risk decision-making
• The legal, policy and practice context
• Critical perspectives on risk
• Organisational risk
• Machine learning and risk decision-making
• What works in Children’s Services?
• Learning from serious case reviews

Early on, you will identify a key challenge in risk-analysis and decision-making within your professional role, along with a goal you would like to achieve in relation to this. You will undertake an action learning project, enabling you to develop your practice and/or that of your team. Peer discussion within small groups, and peer feedback through sharing progress on your project (including via the virtual learning environment) will help you frame effective risk management practices.

Evidence of learning is incorporated into your portfolio.

This module can be taken as part of a PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module. 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 February 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 24 February 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 03 March 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 17 March 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 31 March 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
6 28 April 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
7 19 May 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
8 02 June 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/20/1115 CPD Module - Understanding Autism and Learning Disability for Social Work, Health and Social Care

To express and interest in this module please 'request a place' by the 10th July 2020.

Practitioners in FCL must also download, complete and return the FCL CPD Funding Application Pack to complete their expression of interest. Forms should be sent to learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk 


Knowledge is changing rapidly around the experiences and capabilities of those who are autistic or have a learning disability, many changes coming from within these communities themselves.

This module takes a research and rights focused approach to working with autistic people, learning disabled people, and those who are both autistic and learning disabled.

You will look at these challenges from a family perspective across the lifecourse, considering work with autistic/LD parents, children, teenagers and adults.

This will be taught through 3 full-day sessions over a five week period during the University’s spring term.

You can choose to take the module at an undergraduate or postgraduate level. Whilst both will receive the same taught content, the module assessment will be tailored to meet either BA year 3 standards or MA standards.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 February 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 17 February 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 03 March 2021 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/20/1116 Children's CPD Module - Work-based Research

To apply for this module please 'request a place' and download the FCL Social Work CPD Funding Application Pack from Attached Documents, complete this and return to learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk by the 13th July 2020.

This 45 credit module is aimed at practitioners and managers from a range of agency and community services who are keen to design and undertake a work-role related research project.

Applicants are expected to have previous research training, for example through the University of Sussex 15 credit Practitioner Research module which runs in the autumn term.

You will learn how to conduct ethical, well-formulated research within a local service. Teaching is undertaken through a combination of supervision and targeted research method seminars aimed at building research skills.

Peer supervision groups enable the sharing of experience and the development of knowledge in a like-minded group setting. Individual supervision provides the support and knowledge base you need to develop your own research strategy and practice, to collect and analyse your data, and to present it in a way that provides recommendations to the agency where appropriate.

You will create a critical literature review as part of your report, guided by your supervisor, which will help to build your contextual knowledge and skills.

The module is assessed by a research report and a reflective research journal - both cultivating and demonstrating your researcher identity alongside your normal role.

On completion of the module you should feel ready to continue conducting research in your workplace, to inform practice and make recommendations for improvements to services for individuals or the community.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 TBA 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map