This half day course is aimed at people working in a variety of settings and will provide information and greater understanding about anxiety and depression, including how these link to loneliness and isolation for people. The course will incorporate a number of evidence-based strategies and raise delegates' awareness about services that can help promote wellbeing. The standard charge for this course is £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.Essential Information
Joanne Bocko, who is the Cyber Protect Officer in Avon and Somerset Police, is going to come and deliver a presentation that will give an outline about apps, the risks, highlighting online offences and how they’re committed and providing advice and signposts to further support.Essential Information
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).Essential Information
This 1-day course should only be attended once you have completed the Advanced-level Domestic Violence & Abuse training. It will build on the learning and skills gained through completing previous Domestic Abuse courses (e.g. at Intermediate and Advanced-levels).Essential Information
This course is aimed at practitioners and childminders working with babies and toddlers who are interested in understanding how children develop their mark making skills and want inspiring ways to encourage children to enhance and extend their mark making.
“The benefits of mark making in the early years are clear: a child’s physical skills are developed, their creative skills and imagination grows further, children are given a new output to express their feelings and also given a stepping stone into writing.”
Early Years Careers, 2018
This course will take a deeper look at why mark making is important and how developing mark making skills can support children in other areas of learning and development. There will be an opportunity to look at examples of children’s early writing and assess how these skills progress from birth, including a deeper look at Early Years Outcomes.
This course will help you to recognise the key role the adult plays in recognising and valuing when young children are making marks and how we can enhance and extend this in the moment. There will be an opportunity to explore some inspiring and practical ideas for making marks with babies and toddlers in your environment, both inside and outside.
Children naturally go through loss and change but for some, especially those bereaved, it can be very difficult.
When children come into care or are adopted, it is only natural that they will feel a sense of loss, and if the separation from the birth family is looking to be over a longer period of time, it is likely that they will feel a sense of bereavement too. Having an understanding of this can help you to better cope with the difficult emotions that our young people are trying to deal with as well as give you strategies for how to communicate with your child or young person.
This overview of loss links to children of different age groups and provides suggestions for working with children and families.
|Session||Session Date||Session Time||Session Venue||Map|
|1||06 February 2019||13:15 - 15:15||Baileys Court Activity Centre||Map|
|2||27 February 2019||13:15 - 15:15||Baileys Court Activity Centre||Map|
|3||13 March 2019||13:15 - 15:15||Baileys Court Activity Centre||Map|
|4||03 April 2019||13:15 - 15:15||Baileys Court Activity Centre||Map|
Who am I? The role of a key person is vital in nurturing a child’s sense of self. As they grow they develop all sorts of ideas about themselves with regard to abilities, attributes and appearances. These are acquired and influenced by their perceptions of how they are accepted and valued by significant others.
We will discover ways in which we can support and nurture a child’s sense of belonging and identity, through your role as a key person within your early years setting.
“There is in every child at every stage a new miracle of vigorous unfolding, which constitutes a new hope and a new responsibility for all.”
“In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.”
This course is for all childminders who want to develop their understanding of mathematics and how to use mathematical language to support children’s mathematical learning at home and when out and about. We will focus on maths within early years.
“Learning maths is an adventure into the unknown. The ideas we adults take for granted are a wild, unexplored country to our children.”
Are you struggling with ideas to support Maths in your home and when out and about? Would you like to find out more about maths but wonder how you can extend children’s development through your resources? Don’t panic! You are not alone. Mathematics is often the most challenging area for all practitioners to observe, assess and plan for.
As a childminder you can make a real difference to ensure every child has a chance to become a confident learner and user of mathematics. This workshop will give you confidence to use mathematical language which can ‘significantly increase children’s growth in understanding mathematical concepts’ (Klibanoff 2006).
We will help you in understanding that maths is everywhere and we will consider ideas which you can easily replicate in the home, exploring all aspects of this area of learning from Number, Space, Shapes and Measure, and storytelling to stimulate their thinking and enrich their learning.
Please note you have to do this training programme in order.
South Gloucestershire Council has launched a new interactive training programme that gives Health and Social Care Workers the skills, knowledge, confidence and practice to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The programme is made up of interactive learning workshops. The new skills and knowledge gained from the workshops are then applied in the workplace and you will send us evidence. You'll be given feedback as you acheive the required good practice and compliance standard of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The programme is designed for Care Provider managers, Social Worker and Occupational Therapy staff and managers, nurses and all other professionals working in health and social care. You can select from a series of modules as relevant to your job which are listed below.
How the programme works -
You attend a module workshop
You then submit evidence of what you have learned in the workplace (usually within six weeks)
You receive feedback which may be shared with your employer.
Once you have achieved the required standard for compliance and good practice in line with the MCA code of practice you will be awarded a certificate for that module.
Continuing Professional Development
This programme can be used by Social Workers as a basis for Accredited Learning under the South Gloucestershire Council/ University of the West of England Integrated Professional Development Programme.
The standard charge for this course is £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.