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Code: BH/19/1037 Children's CPD Module - Communicating and Engaging with Children and Young People

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

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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 21 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 11 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 25 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 17 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/20/0061 Children's CPD - Practice Education Stage 1

To apply for this module please register your Expression of Interest before the 21st 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/19/1038 Children's CPD Module - Observing, Communicating & Engaging with Children & Young People

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

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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 28 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 26 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 10 December 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 21 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
6 11 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
7 25 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
8 17 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/19/1033 Children's CPD Module - Practitioner Research

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

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.

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 22 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 12 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 14 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 04 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/18/1176 Children's CPD Module - Professional Learning Review / Professional Learning Review: Extended

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

A 15 or 30 credit Masters level module for those wanting to bring prior learning and experience into a CPD award pathway.

The module comprises an individually tailored delivery of tutorials and, dependent on participant numbers, group tutorial sessions. These will assist the candidate to review previous learning against current learning outcomes, plan work and critically reflect on past and current practice in relation to contemporary reading and research relevant to role and award pathway.

The module would particularly suit those practitioners who gained practice teaching qualifications under a previous award structure and who now want to show how they have maintained currency and developed expertise and to bring those awards and credits into an existing framework. It may also be used as a stand-alone module providing an opportunity for candidates to bring previous study (for example the Practice Teacher’s Award) up to date, and refresh skills and knowledge.

NOTE: This module is primarily self study. Teaching will focus on the use of relevant knowledge and research for role (mapped against PCF) and the development of professional leadership in the role.

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/19/1277 ASYE Children's CPD Module - Knowledge & skills for child-centred communication

To log your interest for this module please click on “request a place"   

This module is the first level of continuing professional development (post-qualification) for social workers. The focus is on consolidating participants’ knowledge and skills in communicating with children, acquired during their professional qualifying programmes.

The module is delivered in a workshop format (8 x 3 hour monthly sessions) with an explicit emphasis on pedagogical approaches that encourage learning from experience.

The Talking and Listening to Children research project’s web-based digital resources provides the framework for the module, with practitioners equipped with a ‘Kitbag’ for use in their interactions with young children and their families.

This module enables you to meet the requirements of the relevant Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) domains and the Knowledge and Skills Statements.

You will have access to the University’s Library and will benefit from peer support throughout the programme

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 October 2019 10:00 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
2 11 November 2019 10:00 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
3 16 December 2019 10:00 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
4 20 January 2020 10:00 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
5 17 February 2020 10:00 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
6 16 March 2020 10:00 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
7 20 April 2020 10:00 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
8 18 May 2020 10:00 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/19/1030 Children's CPD Module - Practice Education Stage 2

To log your expression of interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by the 21st June 2019.

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. 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 05 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 26 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 10 December 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 21 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
6 11 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
7 03 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/19/1035 Children's CPD Module - Working with Young People at Complex Safeguarding Risk

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

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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 14 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 12 December 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 23 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 20 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
6 18 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/18/1220 ASYE Children's CPD Module - Knowledge & skills for child-centred communication (EVENT FULL)

To log your interest for this module please click on “request a place"   

This module is the first level of continuing professional development (post-qualification) for social workers. The focus is on consolidating participants’ knowledge and skills in communicating with children, acquired during their professional qualifying programmes.

The module is delivered in a workshop format (8 x 3 hour monthly sessions) with an explicit emphasis on pedagogical approaches that encourage learning from experience.

The Talking and Listening to Children research project’s web-based digital resources provides the framework for the module, with practitioners equipped with a ‘Kitbag’ for use in their interactions with young children and their families.

This module enables you to meet the requirements of the relevant Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) domains and the Knowledge and Skills Statements.

You will have access to the University’s Library and will benefit from peer support throughout the programme

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 October 2019 09:30 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
2 02 December 2019 09:30 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
3 27 January 2020 09:30 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
4 24 February 2020 09:30 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
5 23 March 2020 09:30 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
6 05 May 2020 09:30 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
7 08 June 2020 09:30 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map
8 13 July 2020 09:30 - 14:00 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/19/1039 Children's CPD Module - Promoting Anti-oppressive and Inclusive Practice

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

Note: This module is delivered at the Sussex Innovation Centre, Croydon

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.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 11 December 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 15 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 12 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 11 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map