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Code: BH 20/027 An Introduction to Brighton & Hove City Council

This is part of Brighton & Hove City Council's Induction Programme.
 
This course will give you an understanding of Brighton & Hove, the city council and the way it works as well as a feel for the diversity and range of services we offer.

This course is mandatory for all new staff and councillors and staff are advised to review it at least once every three years.

Code: BH 17/034 Care Certificate: Information and Knowledge Checks

The Information and Knowledge Checks are aimed at

  • staff who are new to working in Adult Social Care and have to complete the Care Certificate as part of their workplace induction. 
  • staff who have started working for a new employer.
  • staff in a new role who already have experience and / or a qualification in Adult Social Care and are required, through management assessment, to complete parts of the Care Certificate.
  • staff to refresh knowledge or to help identify areas for development. 

 

Code: BH 17/042 Families, Children & Learning e-Induction (LearningPool)

This course is aimed at staff who are new to working in Families, Children and Learning services at Brighton & Hove City Council.

 

All staff should also complete the full council induction.

Code: BH 19/015 Fraud Awareness

All staff should complete this course

 

Brighton & Hove City Council has a zero tolerance towards fraud and is committed to stamping out fraud and corruption. 

We all need to know what fraud is and need to be vigilant inside and outside of work to prevent, tackle and report fraud wherever we may encounter it.

This course will:

  • explain what fraud is and the importance of tackling it
  • encourage you to think about the fraud risks in your service
  • discuss your role in preventing, detecting and reporting fraud
  • tell you how suspected fraud can be reported

 

This is part of the mandatory e-learning induction for all new starters and should be revisited by all staff every three years to refresh knowledge and be kept up to date with any developments.

 

 

Code: BH 20/130 HTST – Behaviour on HTST

This module is aimed at Drivers and Vehicle Passenger Assistants (VPAs) employed by the HTST service. 

This module introduces what behaviour is and underlines the fact that all behaviour is a form of communication.

 Details of the types of behaviours that drivers and VPAs might experience are described. The module reinforces the need for drivers and VPAs to have reasonable expectations of CYP's behaviour and particularly those with SEND. 

The module describes why CYP with SEND may show a wider range of behaviours than other CYP, and provides examples of why this is the case. The module concludes with advice and practical strategies for drivers and VPAs in dealing and managing the behaviour of CYP on their journeys to and from school. 

This module is essential to ensuring that children and young people are happy, safe and well supported on their journeys.




Code: BH 20/101 HTST – Equalities and The Equality Act

This course is aimed at HTST drivers and VPAs who should complete this course every two years

Brighton and Hove is a cosmopolitan and diverse community. Children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities attending schools and colleges come from this diverse community and have a wide variety of needs. 

The Equality Act legally protects people from harassment, victimisation and discrimination in the workplace and in wider society on the grounds of certain 'protected characteristics'.

This module introduces the Equality Act and your role, as drivers and Vehicle Passenger Assistants (VPAs), in supporting children and young people in relation to equalities.

Code: BH 20/104 HTST – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Children and Young People who use the Home to School Transport service in Brighton and Hove will all have a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND).  



This module introduces the breadth and range of special educational needs and disabilities that drivers and VPAs might come across when transporting children and young people to school or college. It emphasises that children and young people may have more than one type of need and that some needs are either less visible or not visible at all. The need for respect and tolerance of those with these needs is acknowledged and reinforced throughout the module.



By the end of this E-learning module you will be able to: 



  • Describe the term special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and what it means. 
  • Review the broad range and categories of need of children and young people with SEND 
  • Recognise that some children and young people will have more than one type of special educational need and/or disability. 
  • Explain what respect and tolerance means for those with special educational needs and disabilities.  


We will ask drivers and VPAs to complete this course every two years. 


Code: BH 20/134 HTST Autism – support for Children and Young People on Home to School Transport

This module introduces autism and emphasises that not all CYP with autism respond in the same way. The common features of autism are described along with some facts and figures about how common autism is in CYP. The module describes how CYP with autism can struggle with social communication, have rigid ways of thinking, may have heightened senses and high levels of anxiety. The module suggests ways in which drivers and VPAs can help support CYP with autism and also includes some videos which help you understand what it might be like to have autism. This module is essential to ensuring that children and young people are happy, safe and well supported on their journeys.

Learning Objectives 

·List the common features of Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and what this might look like.

·Demonstrate an awareness of how people with ASC think and experience the world including how they process sensory information.

·Demonstrate some key strategies that can be used when supporting an autistic Child or Young Person (CYP).


Drivers and Vehicle Passenger Assistants (VPAs) employed by the HTST service. 


We will ask drivers and VPAs to complete this course every two years


Code: BH 21/002 HTST –Epilepsy – support for Children and Young People on Home to School Transport

This course aimed at HTST drivers and VPAs at Brighton & Hove City Council. 

It will help you :

  • Understand what Epilepsy is and what causes it.
  • Recognise the different types of seizures.
  • Identify an Epilepsy Care Plan and where to find relevant information for you as an HTST driver or VPA.
  • Be able to take appropriate action if a child or young person you are transporting has a seizure.

We ask drivers and VPAs to complete this course every two years


Code: BH 20/146 HTST- Language and Communication - Support for Children and Young People on Home to School Transport

This module provides information and guidance on working with Children and Young People (CYP) with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) who have a language and/or communication difficulty or disability. The course is aimed at supporting the work of drivers or Vehicle Passenger Assistants (VPAs) working with the Brighton and Hove Home to School Transport (HTST) service. 

Code: BH 20/125 HTST- Safeguarding on Home to School Transport

The module is aimed at Drivers and Vehicle Passenger Assistants (VPAs) employed by the HTST service.

The module introduces important responsibilities that drivers and VPAs have for safeguarding the children and young people they transport to and from school in their vehicles. 

It introduces the key differences between safeguarding and child protection and drivers and VPAs are provided with clear instructions as to what they should do if they have any safeguarding concerns about a child or young person. The content also underlines the council's code of conduct for HTST drivers and VPAs. Finally, the module provides information about the council's whistleblowing policy. 

This module is essential to ensuring that children and young people are happy, safe and well supported on their journeys.


Code: BH 20/138 Information Governance, GDPR and Cyber Security 2022

This module must be completed by all staff. Checks will be made that this module has been completed.   

If you have taken and completed this course before, please use the Retake Course button if it is available. 

In the course you will learn how to:

  • Identify personal data and special category data
  • Understand what is different about criminal offence data
  • Understand the use of Data Protection Impact Assessments
  • Create strong passwords and keep them safe
  • Keep information safe when using technology
  • Manage records using BHCC best practice

In order to complete this module you will need to complete the Quiz with a score of at least 80%. 


Code: BH 15/061 Introduction to Health and Safety for new council staff, councillors and schools staff

This module is a simple introduction to Health and Safety at Brighton & Hove Council. It will help you understand
 •Health and Safety legislation
 •Our Health and Safety policies
 •Where to get further advice and guidance
 
All staff must complete this module every three years and new staff must complete it within the first three months of their employment.

Code: BH 15/085 OLID- Housing Customer Service Team Induction

This course is in development. Please ignore it for now.

 

This course is aimed at new Housing Services Advisors.

This course will also assist other Housing Services Advisors who may want a refresher on any of the modules. This course is currently being built and will cover:

  • Alterations
  • Gas Access
  • Neighbourhood Team
  • Tenancy Enforcement Team
  • Leaseholders
  • Car Parks and Garages
  • Discretionary Schemes
  • Homemove

This course has eight modules for you to access. You can complete any modules that are relevant to your role in any order. Each module should take about 30 minutes to complete. Following each module is a short quiz.

 

 

Code: BH 15/044 Policies and Support

This module is part of the Brighton and Hove City Council's Induction Programme.
 
This course will give you an understanding of Brighton and Hove, the city council and the way it works as well as a feel for the diversity and range of services we offer.

This course is mandatory for all staff new to Brighton & Hove City Council. 
 

Code: BH 17/024 Prevent Elearning

This course is for all councillors and local authority staff who engage with the public. All such staff are expected to complete this elearning if you have not attended the face to face Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP).

 

It is also relevant to other public facing services in Brighton & Hove. 

  

Note: This is an external course. Gateway cannot mark it as complete or provide a certificate of completion.

 

 

Code: BH 20/126 Safer Handling of Children - Interim COVID-19 Distance Learning

This course is suitable for Children’s Services and CVS practitioners and carers whose role involves lifting and handling of children and must be completed before undertaking any handling of children in the workplace.

 

It is an introductory course offered as a partial replacement to the suspended face to face Safer Handling of Children basic awareness training. The course covers the knowledge and theory elements of the basics of safer handling of children & young people, the importance of safe practice for your own health and wellbeing and for the children & young people you support. It gives an overview of what not to do and descriptions of correct safer handling of children & young people procedures.

 

There is a multiple choice assessment to be completed at the end of the course. You must obtain 80% in order to pass the course and can take the assessment multiple times.

 

After completing this elearning course and passing the online assessment you must not undertake a safer handling of children task in your workplace until you have been assessed as competent to do so by a suitably experienced and trained member of staff in your workplace.

 

 

 

Code: BH 20/036 Welcome to Brighton & Hove City Council - eLearning induction for all new staff

We would like to welcome our new staff which includes an induction programme for you all.  As we cannot run a face to face session at the current time. This eLearning has been developed using the content from the face to face session and is for all new staff.  The eLearning is called - Induction - Welcome to Brighton & Hove City Council 

Code: BH 20/128 Welcome to Orbis

This course is aimed at those Brighton & Hove City Council Staff who are part of Orbis. 

 

A short eLearning module, designed to provide new starters with a virtual induction to the Orbis partnership.

 

Similar versions of this course are available on Orbis partner learning management websites.