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Code: SGC/21/013 Level 2 Award in Food Safety (Basic Food Hygiene) (Cancelled)

This award (formerly the Basic Food Hygiene certificate) is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). All food handlers are required by law to receive appropriate food hygiene training. This is relevant for anyone in contact with food preparation and service, such as Catering Staff, Care/Support staff (adult social care/housing-related services), Teaching staff, Lunchtime Supervisors, Classroom Assistants and Students. The standard charge for this course is £80 per day. Payment can be made via payments and selecting Adult Social Care 1 day Training.  Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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1 22 March 2021 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/0615 Makaton - Level 2

Your workshop manual will be posted to you prior to the workshop start date and you will be sent a link to join this event online

This training will be delivered online so you will need access to a PC with webcam, laptop or tablet to take part. Places are limited to you will need to book ASAP.

You must be able to attend both sessions.

Participants must complete Level 1 before they can attend Level 2 or 3 training, be aged 16 or over, and be resident in the UK at the time of training.

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1 22 March 2021 09:30 - 13:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
2 29 March 2021 09:30 - 13:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/21/0206 Motivational Interviewing (Council Adult Care Staff only) (Cancelled)


This will be delivered via Zoom and hosted by Phil Harris (Training Exchange). You will be sent a Zoom invite nearer the time.

If you don't already have a Zoom license, please see attached information.

(Please note - following this initial 1-day training, half-day Motivational Interviewing: Refresh & Practice Development sessions are avilable to help practitioners further develop their skills - see the website for dates and details.)

Motivational interviewing is a leading approach to increase motivation and commitment to change. It was first developed in the alcohol field, but as they had identified that there was no specific addiction psychology, it has been developed in a wide range of areas including social work, offending, mental health and homelessness fields. It has proven particularly effective with stuck or entrenched people from a wide range of backgrounds.
This course maps the key factors that elicit change and demonstrates how Motivational Interviewing works alongside these forces. Drawing on both person centred and directive techniques, it offers practical skills to assist the workers to helps people articulate and recognise the need for change. As such, it is an effective primer to increase engagement with people who have not yet achieved a sufficient level of commitment and move them into action with confrontation. As such, it can inform and develop the 3 conversations approach by increasing engagement, develop potential people strengths and create self-directed motivation for change.

Who is the Course For?: Motivational Interviewing is useful for a wide range of social issues. Its primary focus is on igniting motivation to change, and so it is helpful when people are stuck in problems and not advancing in change. As such it is helpful in all change and recovery based services such as mental health, substance misuse, offending social work, domestic violence, supported housing, young people’s services, family work and more besides.

Method of Delivery: The training programme comes with an extensive booklet for each participant. The training course is highly interactive, even during presentations. It uses a wide variety of learning approaches including presentations, pairs and small group work exercises and self-assessment. The course is also supported with free e-learning and further resources to re-cap, review and refresh learning.

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1 22 March 2021 09:30 - 16:45 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0660 Wellbeing Coaching - South Glos staff only (Sharon Johnson) (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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1 22 March 2021 11:00 - 12:00 Skype/Telephone Map