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Code: SGC/23/0175 Making the most of your Outdoor Area

This network is for all Subject Leaders in South Gloucestershire Primary Schools.

This 2-part course, with an interim visit from an adviser, will support you to reflect on your current outdoor practice and provision and look at ways of developing this creatively.

We will explore how areas can be used to maximise learning outside and reflect on high quality resourcing that is developmentally appropriate. A focus of this training will be to look at essential provision that can be achieved without the need of a huge investment in time and money.

The role of the adult in facilitating play outdoors will be discussed and there will be time to plan and implement your future outdoor area developments.

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1 18 January 2023 09:00 - 12:00 Early Years Training Room - Parkwall Primary Map
2 10 May 2023 09:00 - 12:00 Early Years Training Room - Parkwall Primary Map

Code: SGC/23/0023 Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Training Programme - Mod 4: Planning Ahead (EVENT FULL)


IF YOU ARE A SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE EMPLOYEE YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE CONTACT WITH IT REGARDING A ZOOM LICENSE.



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 £47.50. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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1 18 January 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/23/0080 Raising Safeguarding Concerns - Adults (AM) (EVENT FULL)


The multi-agency South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board oversees the Joint Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Adults in this area. It is essential that a wide range of staff working in local authority, health and social care agencies are fully aware of the key issues in safeguarding vulnerable adults and of how the policy affects them in their front-line roles. The half-day Raising Safeguarding Concerns course is essential training for all front-line staff and managers who are involved in providing services to adults at risk and who work directly with service users. The course content is mapped to the learning outcomes in the local Safeguarding Adults Training Standards (published Dec 2017) as well as to relevant national occupational standards including the Care Certificate (Standard 10). Course attendance is monitored by the Safeguarding Adults Board. The standard charge for this course is £47.50. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

We are restricting numbers from each organisation to 4 individuals per course.

If you organisation require a large number of individuals to complete this course, then it maybe possible for in house training to be organised.
Please contact hrworkforcedevelopment@southglos.gov.uk with your requirements.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 January 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/23/0081 Raising Safeguarding Concerns - Adults (PM) (EVENT FULL)

The multi-agency South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board oversees the Joint Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Adults in this area. It is essential that a wide range of staff working in local authority, health and social care agencies are fully aware of the key issues in safeguarding vulnerable adults and of how the policy affects them in their front-line roles. The half-day Raising Safeguarding Concerns course is essential training for all front-line staff and managers who are involved in providing services to adults at risk and who work directly with service users. The course content is mapped to the learning outcomes in the local Safeguarding Adults Training Standards (published Dec 2017) as well as to relevant national occupational standards including the Care Certificate (Standard 10). Course attendance is monitored by the Safeguarding Adults Board. The standard charge for this course is £47.50. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

We are restricting numbers from each organisation to 4 individuals per course.

If you organisation require a large number of individuals to complete this course, then it maybe possible for in house training to be organised.
Please contact hrworkforcedevelopment@southglos.gov.uk with your requirements.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 January 2023 13:00 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/23/0058 The First Line Management Programme January 2023 - June 2023 (EVENT FULL)

This programme is for line managers only. 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. The programme consists of 5.5 days over a six month period with ten hours of self-directed learning. It will be delivered through a blended solution including face to face and online training, psychometric assessment, 360 review, action learning sets, individual coaching, individual reflection, skills practice and e-learning. The topics included are personal development as a manager, leadership and communication, developing individuals and teams, managing employee performance, decision making and managing change, resources and stakeholder relationships. This six month First Line Management Programme provides participants the opportunity to go through the following topics with a cohort of council peers, rather than as standalone training days. The benefit of this can be enhanced networks and greater learning as reflection and improvement is an integrated part of the programme. Participants also benefit from a 360-degree feedback to inform their development and a MBTI psychometric profile.

Please note there is a charge to attend this course for external delegates of £680. South Gloucestershire Council employees will be recharged £175 to cover costs.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 January 2023 09:30 - 11:30 Online Learning Map
2 14 February 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map
3 22 March 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map
4 25 April 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map
5 24 May 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map
6 27 June 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/23/0130 Bitesize SEND: Supporting Early Communication

This course is for Early Years Practitioners and SENDCOs who are supporting children with identified needs.

This course will explore the importance of supporting Early Communication through good inclusive practice and specific interventions in Early Years. A back to basics look at a range of SEND strategies and interventions that can be implemented to meet the needs of all children in everyday practice.


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1 19 January 2023 16:00 - 17:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/23/0102 Signs of Safety - Bitesize session - words and pictures

A 1 hour 30 minute bitesize session for people working with children and families in South Gloucestershire to be able to explore and gain confidence in creating words and picture explanations for children and families.

Please note: All attendees must have already attended Signs of Safety Awareness session or Signs of Safety 2 day training to be able to attend this course.

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 324 759 157 917
Passcode: VAYgrn

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1 20 January 2023 09:30 - 11:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/23/0131 Bitesize SEND: Visuals

This course is for Early Years Practitioners and SENDCOs who are supporting children with identified needs.

This course will enhance your understanding of how and when visuals can be used through your inclusive practice to support all children and specific augmented communication systems to support individual children. We will be looking at and sharing visual resources and how to implement these in your setting.


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1 23 January 2023 16:00 - 17:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/23/0035 Part 3: Understanding And Responding to Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse (Cancelled)

Test your knowledge before you attend the training (SGC employees only): https://adults.ccinform.co.uk/knowledge-hubs/supported-learning-tools/

Suitable For: All health and social care professionals who work with individuals on an
ongoing basis who are or may be perpetrating domestic abuse.

Please note: We will send your joining instructions (including the link to join this session) via email closer to the time of this event.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 January 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/23/0123 Assertiveness Skills Workshop

At certain times, most people find it difficult to communicate honestly, directly and openly with other people. This course will help you to understand different ways of relating to other people, how to identify assertive, passive and aggressive communication and how you can communicate more positively with others. Assertiveness involves being clear about what you feel, what you need and how it can be achieved. It allows you to engage respectfully with other people, whilst also respecting your own needs and ensures that you don't feel taken advantage of through setting appropriate professional and personal boundaries.

In this course we will look at rights and responsibilities in communication, communications styles, motivation and intent in communication and the impact of assertive and non-assertive behaviour. It will give you an opportunity to think about how you relate to others and changes you can make to communicate clearly and assertively.

Please note: You must complete the Assertiveness Skills e-module before attending this course. 




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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 January 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map