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Code: BH/18/1157 CPD Module - Authentic Leadership, Management and Reflective Supervision for Change

A new 30 credit module at University of Sussex for new and experienced managers in Social Work Teams wanting to develop and demonstrate practice as laid out in Practice Supervisor and Practice Leader Knowledge and Skills Statements.

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 request a place by 30th June 2018. Expressions of interested will be shortlisted and, if successful, a University of Sussex application form will be sent with your confirmation email.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 04 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 01 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 13 May 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 03 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
6 24 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/19/1002 Excel 2010 Foundation - Level 1 (for BHCC Children's Services staff) (EVENT FULL)

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 27 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Revs and Bens Training Room (1st Flr) Map

Code: BH/19/1003 Excel 2010 Intermediate - Level 2 (for BHCC Children's Services staff) (EVENT FULL)

This course will help you develop your skills, in particular performing calculations in Excel using formulas and functions and managing and presenting data.

If you are familiar with basic Excel techniques, including entering and editing data, saving and printing 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 04 July 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Brighton Town Hall - Revs and Bens Training Room (1st Flr) Map

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/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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 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. 

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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/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.

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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