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Code: BH/21/1031 Children's CPD Module - Practice Education Stage 2

To apply for this module please 'request a place' by 30th July 2021 and complete and return the attached FCL CPD Application form to learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk

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

This 15 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. For further details of CPD modules, awards and pathways at Sussex University see: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/socialwork/pgstudy/cpd

Module dates are draft at the moment to be confirmed ASAP. The majority of teaching on this module will be in the Spring 2022 term but candidates will attend the induction in October and another check-in in December to assist with the Practice Education of their student. 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 October 2021 10:00 - 13:00 Zoom Map
2 08 December 2021 14:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
3 09 February 2022 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
4 09 March 2022 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
5 23 March 2022 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
6 18 May 2022 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
7 08 June 2022 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/22/0912 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 24th June 2022.

This 30 credit module is for senior practitioners and managers in children’s services.

Teaching and learning will take place in face-to-face workshops and smaller practice development discussion groups, supplemented by some online lectures and other virtual learning resources.

Themes covered include:

• Key concepts and challenges in risk decision-making
• Subjectivity, evidence and outcomes
• Critical perspectives on risk, risk management and evidence
• Organisational risk and lines of power and accountability
• What data can('t) tell us about value, benefit and impact
• The voice of children and families

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. For further details on CPD modules, awards and pathways at Sussex University see: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/socialwork/pgstudy/cpd

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 September 2022 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
2 05 October 2022 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
3 19 October 2022 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
4 02 November 2022 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
5 16 November 2022 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
6 07 December 2022 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
7 11 January 2023 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/22/0904 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 lindsey.cockram@brighton-hove.gov.uk by the 24th June 2022

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:

  • Developmental trauma in adolescence
  • Youth Justice Theory and legislation
  • Working with extra-familial risk and harm, including sexual and criminal exploitation
  • Transitional safeguarding
  • Gender-based violence and radicalisation
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 21 September 2022 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
2 19 October 2022 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
3 16 November 2022 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
4 07 December 2022 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
5 18 January 2023 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map
6 15 February 2023 10:00 - 16:00 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/22/0938 CPD - Practice Education Stage 1

To apply for this module please request a place before the 24th June 2022. 

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.

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 2022 and March 2023 - Dates are subject to change

The in-house Practice Education Stage 1 programme is not accredited and does not carry PG level credits or count towards post-graduate awards at the Universities.

The course is 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 26 September 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Brighthelm Centre - Auditorium Map
2 13 October 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Brighthelm Centre - Auditorium Map
3 05 December 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Brighthelm Centre - Auditorium Map
4 09 February 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton. Map
5 23 March 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton. Map

Code: BH/22/0905 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 24th June 2022.

This 15 credit module 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.

For more details on CPD modules, awards and pathways at Sussex University see: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/socialwork/pgstudy/cpd

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 October 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 18 October 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 15 November 2022 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 10 January 2023 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 07 February 2023 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/22/0914 Children's CPD Module - Practice Education Stage 2

To apply for this module please 'request a place' by 24th June 2022 and complete and return the attached FCL CPD Application form to lindsey.cockram@brighton-hove.gov.uk

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

This 15 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. For further details of CPD modules, awards and pathways at Sussex University see: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/socialwork/pgstudy/cpd

The majority of teaching on this module will be in the Spring 2023 term but candidates will attend the induction in October and another check-in in December to assist with the Practice Education of their student. 

The course will run predominantly online with a mixture of live lectures and seminars. Digital resources will be available to you throughout.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 October 2022 10:00 - 13:00 Zoom Map
2 07 December 2022 14:00 - 16:00 Zoom Map
3 08 February 2023 10:00 - 16:00 Zoom Map
4 08 March 2023 10:00 - 16:00 Zoom Map
5 22 March 2023 10:00 - 16:00 Zoom Map
6 17 May 2023 10:00 - 16:00 Zoom Map
7 07 June 2023 10:00 - 16:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/22/0935 CPD Module - Understanding and Engaging with Trauma-Informed Practice - Autumn

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 lindsey.cockram@brighton-hove.gov.uk by the 24th June 2022

This module is delivered online in November 2022. Dates are TBC - seminars will be every Thursday morning. (It is also delivered again in the Spring 2023 - this is a separate event on Learning Gateway).

This online module introduces trauma-informed practice as a framework for understanding the impact of trauma, and how professionals can work effectively to facilitate safety and stability for the traumatised children, adults and families they encounter in their work.

Drawing upon the most recent research and examples from practice, the module enables both those in direct practice and service management to better facilitate safety and wellbeing throughout their organisations - for staff and service users alike.

Delivered entirely online over a seven week period, the module affords a high level of flexibility, enabling you to fit learning around existing jobs and personal commitments.

Module assessments include weekly reflective activities and a final paper focused on applying principles of trauma-informed practice in direct work and/or organisational contexts.

Further details on CPD modules, awards and pathways at Sussex University available here: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/socialwork/pgstudy/cpd

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 November 2022 10:00 - 11:30 Online Learning Session Map
2 10 November 2022 10:00 - 11:30 Online Learning Session Map
3 17 November 2022 10:00 - 11:30 Online Learning Session Map
4 24 November 2022 10:00 - 11:30 Online Learning Session Map
5 01 December 2022 10:00 - 11:30 Online Learning Session Map
6 08 December 2022 10:00 - 11:30 Online Learning Session Map
7 15 December 2022 10:00 - 11:30 Online Learning Session Map

Code: BH/22/0934 CPD Module - Understanding Autism and Learning Disability for Social Work, Health and Social Care

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 lindsey.cockram@brighton-hove.gov.uk by the 24th June 2022

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 15 credit 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 module will be taught online through a combination of prerecorded resources and live seminars during the University’s spring term. Teaching includes input from autistic presenters and from parents. It focuses on developing knowledge to support practice for those in social work, social care, or health, in order to facilitate fresh approaches to working with families and individuals.

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 25 January 2023 10:00 - 13:00 Online Learning Session Map
2 01 February 2023 10:00 - 13:00 Online Learning Session Map
3 09 February 2023 10:00 - 13:00 Online Learning Session Map
4 22 February 2023 10:00 - 13:00 Online Learning Session Map
5 01 March 2023 10:00 - 13:00 Online Learning Session Map
6 08 March 2023 10:00 - 13:00 Online Learning Session Map

Code: BH/22/0936 CPD Module - Understanding and Engaging with Trauma-Informed Practice - Spring

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 lindsey.cockram@brighton-hove.gov.uk by the 24th June 2022.

This module is delivered online and starts in March 2023 and runs for 7 weeks. The live seminars will be on Thursday monrings. published dates are subject to change/TBC.

This online module introduces trauma-informed practice as a framework for understanding the impact of trauma, and how professionals can work effectively to facilitate safety and stability for the traumatised children, adults and families they encounter in their work.

Drawing upon the most recent research and examples from practice, the module enables both those in direct practice and service management to better facilitate safety and wellbeing throughout their organisations - for staff and service users alike.

Delivered entirely online over a seven week period, the module affords a high level of flexibility, enabling you to fit learning around existing jobs and personal commitments. There will be one live seminar session per week and the rest of the teaching will be recorded so that you can access this at the most convenient time for you each week.

Module assessments include weekly reflective activities and a final paper focused on applying principles of trauma-informed practice in direct work and/or organisational contexts.

Further details on CPD modules, awards and pathways at Sussex University available here: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/socialwork/pgstudy/cpd

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 March 2023 10:00 - 11:30 Online Learning Session Map
2 16 March 2023 10:00 - 11:30 Online Learning Session Map
3 23 March 2023 10:00 - 11:30 Online Learning Session Map
4 30 March 2023 10:00 - 11:30 Online Learning Session Map
5 06 April 2023 10:00 - 11:30 Online Learning Session Map
6 13 April 2023 10:00 - 11:30 Online Learning Session Map
7 20 April 2023 10:00 - 11:30 Online Learning Session Map

Code: BH/22/0932 Children's CPD Module - Professional Learning Review / Professional Learning Review: Extended

A 15 or 30 credit Masters level module for experienced practitioners or managers wanting to bring prior learning and experience into a CPD award pathway. Practitioners must have at least 30 credits gained from stand-alone CPD modules. 

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.

This module particularly suits experienced practitioners needing 15 or 30 credits to complete a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma award, though it can be undertaken as a stand-alone module providing an opportunity for you to bring previous study (for example the Practice Teacher’s Award) up to date
and refresh your 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.

 Dates for the tutorials are TBC but will start spring 2023.

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