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Code: SGC/20/144 Introduction to First Line Management May 21 - Nov 21

This management development programme is for managers and aspiring managers from South Gloucestershire Council, neighbouring Local Authorities, and other organisations operating in the area. It provides an opportunity to reflect on your experience and working practices and is equally suitable for new managers making the transition from staff member to manager, existing managers who wish to build on their experience and aspiring managers who are preparing to make their first step into a management role. It sets out the foundations of knowledge and skills needed for development within a management role, and enables managers to identify further training and development needs. This blended online programme will be delivered as a series 6.5 days over a seven month period supported with 10 hours of self-directed learning. It will be delivered through a blended solution including online training, psychometric assessment, 360 review, action learning sets, individual coaching, individual reflection, skills practice and e-learning. The facilitators are Emma Ford (01454 864447), Deb Parsons (01454 868273) and Sharon Johnson (01454 863089). If you have any questions about whether this is the right programme for you please contact Emma, Deb, or Sharon.


Please note there is a charge to attend this course for external delegates of £600. South Gloucestershire Council employees will be recharged £150 to cover costs.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 May 2021 09:30 - 11:30 Online Learning Map
2 09 June 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map
3 14 September 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map
4 13 October 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map
5 17 November 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map
6 08 December 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/21/0796 Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School

This course is designed for those who would like to develop, set up and deliver Forest School programmes. This will enable leadership of Forest School Programmes linked to child development.
Through a combination of practical outdoor learning and indoor teaching, we will explore the benefits for children as child led learners for lifelong skills. This will enable you to deepen your knowledge and understanding, looking at the philosophy and the ethos behind the Forest School approach.
All delegates must be over 21.
Have a relevant Level 2 qualification.
Have a current DBS check.
Have an appropriate First Aid qualification.
Have an established link with a client group and a Forest School site.

Subjects and modules we will cover include –
Supporting Learning, Play and Development in the Outdoors
Forest School Leader
Observation and Evaluation of Outdoor Learning
Sustainable use of Natural Resources
Teaching Outdoor Practical Skills

This is a QCF accredited course through Cambium and Agored. (QCF) 19 credits

Training includes-
• Face to face training and teaching with 5 units of study at Level 3 including –
Theory of play; coordination and delivery of Forest School Programme; holistic development; impact of Forest School on behaviour; emotional intelligence ; play and development; observation and assessment; historical use of woodlands and sustainability and management of natural resources; identification and ecology; risk benefit and management; fires; tool use and cooking.
• Skills assessment.
• Complete a portfolio of work for assessment
• Tutorial
• Practical work based assessment.
• Access to South Glos Skills Share Network
• Start-up gift package

• You will need to source and attend an appropriate two day First Aid training to cover you for working Outdoors (not included in course cost)
• The course equates to 70 hours of taught time and requires, on average, a further 120 hours of self-study time from the student.

“ Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better” Albert Einstein

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 September 2021 09:00 - 17:00 St Helen's CE VC Primary School Map
2 23 September 2021 09:00 - 17:00 St Helen's CE VC Primary School Map
3 24 September 2021 09:00 - 17:00 St Helen's CE VC Primary School Map
4 27 September 2021 09:00 - 17:00 St Helen's CE VC Primary School Map
5 28 September 2021 09:00 - 17:00 St Helen's CE VC Primary School Map
6 29 September 2021 09:00 - 17:00 St Helen's CE VC Primary School Map
7 20 October 2021 09:00 - 17:00 St Helen's CE VC Primary School Map
8 21 October 2021 09:00 - 17:00 St Helen's CE VC Primary School Map

Code: SGC/21/0108 Therapeutic Parenting Pick 'n' Mix

Butterflies and Bees is changing its name to Therapeutic Parenting Pick 'n' Mix
As many of you will be aware, Butterflies and Bees has been running for a number of years now. It has seen many changes during this time, not least due to the varying knowledge and experience that our Thinking Aloud Team bring to the courses, but also as further research into trauma continues to develop our understanding of how to support and respond to children and young people therapeutically. As a result Kirsty Fraser, feels that the course has changed quite dramatically from what it originally was and feels that now is the time to update and rename the intervention so that it better describes the outcomes that Thinking Aloud are hoping to provide. As a result they will be using the time between now and September to develop their new intervention. They are hoping to offer some focus groups/workshops for carers and young people over the Summer to help develop the course. This will be called Therapeutic Parenting Pick 'n' Mix, based on the recognition that both young people and carers have individual needs and responses to strategies and techniques. As I receive more details about this course so these shall be shared with you. For the moment, carers who had registered their interest on the April Butterflies and Bees course have been ransferred across to this course that will begin in September.


More details will follow


Please note: By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer. This is so they can send the Zoom invitation to you.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 September 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Zoom Map
2 29 September 2021 10:00 - 12:00 TBC Map
3 06 October 2021 10:00 - 12:00 TBC Map
4 13 October 2021 10:00 - 12:00 TBC Map
5 20 October 2021 10:00 - 12:00 TBC Map
6 03 November 2021 10:00 - 12:00 TBC Map
7 10 November 2021 10:00 - 12:00 TBC Map
8 17 November 2021 10:00 - 12:00 TBC Map
9 24 November 2021 10:00 - 12:00 TBC Map
10 01 December 2021 10:00 - 12:00 TBC Map

Code: SGC/21/0182 Women in Leadership

This woman’s leadership development programme seeks to address the under representation of women in management roles. Women in Leadership builds confidence, informal networks and develops an understanding of women as future leaders. 

This three day programme will provide participants with an opportunity to focus on your personal and professional goals and give ongoing support to achieve them. The workshop is fun and interactive, and considers themes such as self-awareness, personal impact and influence, and leadership styles As an online course it will contain a mixture of discussions and self-study as well as essential pre-course work. It is written so people at all stages of their careers can benefit from it.

This inspiring and engaging programme is for existing female managers who wish to progress in their careers or aspiring managers and leaders and covers self-leadership, personal impact and influence as a leader and inspirational women and leadership.
 
Please note: This is a women only programme.

This course is free to South Gloucestershire Council staff.  For all external delegates there is a charge of £300.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 September 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
2 24 September 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
3 07 January 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/21/1046 Introduction to First Line Management Oct 21 - March 22 (EVENT FULL)

This management development programme is for managers and aspiring managers from South Gloucestershire Council, neighbouring Local Authorities, and other organisations operating in the area. It provides an opportunity to reflect on your experience and working practices and is equally suitable for new managers making the transition from staff member to manager, existing managers who wish to build on their experience and aspiring managers who are preparing to make their first step into a management role. It sets out the foundations of knowledge and skills needed for development within a management role, and enables managers to identify further training and development needs. This blended online programme will be delivered as a series 6.5 days over a seven month period supported with 10 hours of self-directed learning. It will be delivered through a blended solution including online training, psychometric assessment, 360 review, action learning sets, individual coaching, individual reflection, skills practice and e-learning. The facilitators are Emma Ford (01454 864447), Deb Parsons (01454 868273). If you have any questions about whether this is the right programme for you please contact Emma or Deb.

By accepting a place on this course you are confirming that your manager has approved your attendance and your team will be recharged the course fee.

Please note there is a charge to attend this course for external delegates of £600. South Gloucestershire Council employees will be recharged £150 to cover costs.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 October 2021 09:30 - 11:30 Online Learning Map
2 02 November 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map
3 15 December 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map
4 18 January 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map
5 16 February 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map
6 22 March 2022 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/21/0982 Why And How? Attachment and Emotional Health For Young People Looked After

Core Skills 6: This is a training course for Foster Carers and Adopters that will build on your knowledge and understanding of attachment. Training includes:- Introduction to attachment theory, its significance in normal infant development The impact of attachment experiences on brain development The impact of trauma on child development Different attachment styles The meaning behind children's behavior, understanding and responding to complex emotions and behaviours such as the need to be in control, pervasive shame and extreme anger Interventions in managing family atmosphere The impact of children's behaviour on parents and carers. Looking after yourself and your emotions. This course will help you to understand, survive and facilitate change in the behaviours of the children you care for.

Please note: By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer. This is so they can send the Zoom invitation to you.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 October 2021 20:00 - 21:30 Webinar: Zoom Map
2 14 October 2021 20:00 - 21:30 Webinar: Zoom Map
3 21 October 2021 20:00 - 21:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/20/1435 Understanding the Context of Supporting People with Learning Disabilities (2 day) (EVENT FULL)

This course is aimed at staff working in agencies in the Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sector in South Gloucestershire, who are working with adults with learning disabilities, particularly (but not only) staff who are new to this area of work. DAY 1 This course has replaced Principles of Learning Disabilities Support. This unit introduces the principles that are fundamental in supporting people who have learning disabilities and it provides underpinning knowledge towards the relevant aspects of the Care Certificate. DAY 2 This unit has replaced "Your Role as a Learning Disabilities Worker". This unit introduces understanding of a learning disability worker’s job role and responsibilities, including an awareness of the roles of others and how to work in partnership with them.

The standard charge for this course is £160. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 October 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 03 November 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/1012 Court Skills for Children's Social Workers (SGC Staff)

Delegates attending this course are called upon to prepare statements and reports for use in court proceedings involving children and to, potentially, attend court to give oral evidence based upon those reports. The course will provide the necessary skills to enable delegates to produce concise, accurate and compelling written evidence and give guidance as to how to present that evidence to best effect in the courtroom. The second day of the course enables delegates to practise giving oral evidence in a formal setting and to be cross examined by our experienced barrister-trainer.

Please consider the use of the attached resources to read prior to the course to further your understanding and support your learning on the training.

Who is the Course aimed at?
Social Workers in Children & Family social care

YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND BOTH DAYS.  YOU CANNOT SWAP BETWEEN COURSES.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 October 2021 09:00 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
2 22 October 2021 09:00 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/21/0994 Administration of Medication

Seminar Room 16

This half day course follows CQC requirements on the administration of medication. It includes trainer presentation, discussion, and a short multiple-choice assessment at the end to check the information has been retained by participants. Relevant handouts/paperwork will be provided. This course is aimed at any adult social care staff in South Gloucestershire, working in domiciliary, residential and day care services (statutory sector AND IVP sector agencies).

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 October 2021 09:00 - 12:30 Southmead Hospital Learning Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/1159 EYFS Assessment Network (FOR SCHOOLS)

This network is for all Teachers who are working within Reception classes or Nursery Classes in South Gloucestershire Schools.

The removal of age bands and the EYFS reforms aim of reducing paperwork has led to many questions about how to track progress and ensure provision is meeting the needs of all learners.
This network will support participants to:
• ensure their assessment systems from September 2021 are robust and meet the statutory requirements for assessment.
• identify next steps in learning.
• analyse data and discuss methods of assessment to develop good practice and improve provision in early years.

We will also address current concerns and challenges that arise throughout the year and keep you informed of local and national initiatives and opportunities.
There will be a theme for each session and there will also be time for questions. We would like this training to be responsive to the needs of those attending, so please bring along your ideas and suggestions.

The theme for session 1 (18th October 2021) is:

Baseline and On-entry assessment

This network is facilitated by the Early Years Advisers.


Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 October 2021 16:00 - 17:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map