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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.

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

Code: SGC/21/1171 First Aid For Carers

CS1 .This course has been tailored to suit the needs of Foster Carers, Adopters and Family Link Carers who look after children on a 24 hour basis. This is a certificated course, so please ensure you can arrive on time and attend all of the course.


Acorn have continued to review their risk assessments throughout the pandemic- this can be accessed by visiting their website: Acorn Health and Safety ( or by clicking here updated risk assessment.

Please can you read through the updated risk assessment and read the attached self-declaration form prior to your attendance at the First Aid Training Course. You will be asked to complete this on arrival at the training venue. If you have any covid symptoms do not attend the course.

All participants attending these courses will be required to bring a paper disposable 3 ply face mask - fabric masks / scarves will not be acceptable. This mask will be mandatory to wear for all practical elements of the training.

Finally, in line with the government’s recommendation that all adults should be doing two lateral flow tests a week, we would ask that you do one of these, prior to your attendance at this course. This is not only reassuring for yourself but also for others attending the course. By doing this we are doing all that we can to stop the spread of this virus. Acorns Trainers and Office Staff are also all doing these tests twice weekly.

If you have any questions you would like to discuss with the trainer, Acorn are happy to take phone calls on 0117 958 2070 option 1, prior to the course.

At the time of putting this together (July 2021) I also enquired as to whether there had been any known incidents of Covid 19 having been passed on through their courses, and was told that they were not aware of any incidents. Delegates and trainers alike had taken a very responsible approach to cancelling their places if there was any chance that they could be positive.

Tea and coffee will be available, but please note that lunch is not included. 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 October 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Acorn Health & Safety Ltd Map

Code: SGC/21/0797 Level 2 Award in Outdoor Learning Practice (QCF) 5 credits (£)

Target Audience -
Anyone with an educational background wanting to develop outdoor teaching skills.
The Outdoor Learning Practitioner training course fits the needs of educational professionals in the EYFS & National Curriculum.

Entry requirements -
You must be working in an educational establishment and have a relevant DBS.

This training focuses on developing practical hands-on skills & a bank of activities. It will enable you to build confidence and your ability in using the outdoor environments, learning how to manage and improve these for teaching & learning. It is designed to be as practical, accessible & supportive as possible in helping you to make a success of implementing a programme of Outdoor Learning.
• This is a QCF accredited course through Cambium.
• You will have a work book to hand in to complete the course.
• This will approx. take 3 months to complete.

What next? Once this course is completed, if you would like to develop your knowledge and work towards embedding outdoor learning as a whole school strategy, you can top up and book onto Level 3 Award in Co-ordinating an Outdoor Curriculum

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 October 2021 09:30 - 15:30 Elm Park Primary School Map
2 19 October 2021 09:30 - 15:30 Elm Park Primary School Map
3 03 November 2021 16:30 - 18:30 Elm Park Primary School Map

Code: SGC/21/1189 The Route to Resilience: Developing Trauma Informed Practice in your Setting (EVENT FULL)

The Early Years team would like to invite setting practitioners and Childminders to develop their trauma informed practice and its impact on the emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing of people, to be equipped to support the development of emotional resilience and regulation in their communities.

Participants MUST attend three training sessions.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 October 2021 19:00 - 20:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
2 30 October 2021 10:00 - 15:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
3 15 November 2021 18:30 - 19:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/21/1198 Wellbeing Coaching - South Glos staff only (Debra Parsons) (EVENT FULL)

These 50 minute coaching sessions with coaches will assist council staff in coming up with strategies and action plans to maintain and build their wellbeing and resilience. Unlike counselling which provides a safe space to explore worries and concerns, these confidential coaching sessions will help staff come up with individual plans to help them build their resilience, understand what they can do to enhance their wellbeing and overcome current and future obstacles. There are activities and exercises that wellbeing coaches can also give people to work through in their own time if they would find it useful.

Please note these sessions will be delivered by skype or telephone.  Your coach will contact you to confirm the best method for you.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 October 2021 10:00 - 11:00 Skype/Telephone Map