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Code: SGC/19/312 Manual Handling - Induction (EVENT FULL)

This one day course provides adult social care staff who are responsible for moving people, with basic information and skills at an introductory level.The course is designed for anyone working in a care setting who are required to move people within their role. Please make sure you wear suitable clothing and footwear as there is a practical aspect to this training.

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1 28 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Acorn Health & Safety Ltd Map

Code: SGC/19/219 Fun with Phonics for 3 and 4 year olds (cf)

This course is for practitioners working with 3 and 4 year olds who would like to develop their knowledge of supporting phonics and early reading through the use of the Letters and Sounds programme.

This course will explore the importance of phonics in supporting young children’s language and communication skills and enhancing emerging reading skills through the Letters and Sounds programme.

We will explore the key features of a language rich environment and the role of the adult in supporting all children to enjoy a lifelong love of language.

“Energetic games, songs and rhymes that provide repetition are the most likely ways to keep your pre-schooler involved and excited about learning to read.”
Ways to Teach Phonics to 3 and 4 Year Olds, Pamela Harvey Bates,
Demand Media

PLEASE NOTE: This course is also available as an e-learning module on the VLE.

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1 29 March 2019 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/18/228 Connecting with People who have Dementia

Delegates should attend Dementia Awareness before attending this course. This session is appropriate for everyone who works in social care and whose role requires them to interact and communicate with people who are living with dementia. We consider approaches and practices that will enable us to connect effectively with people who live with dementia. The standard charge for this course is £80 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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1 01 April 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/176 Creative Ways to use the Inclusion Fund (cf)


Have you heard of the Inclusion Fund? Do you know how to use this fund to develop exciting and inspiring learning opportunities for children in your setting?

Come along to this session to find out how other settings have used this funding. Consider how this could be used in your setting to support children in their learning.

 Delivery will involve the use of:

· Case studies drawing on real scenarios

· Discussions with colleagues to explore creative and practical ideas to use the funding

· The application and review process


This course is suitable for any practitioners working with children receiving NEG funding.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 April 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/434 Level 2 Award in Food Safety (Basic Food Hygiene)

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

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1 01 April 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/337 Raising Safeguarding Concerns - Adults (Prev Alerter)

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 £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions..

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1 01 April 2019 13:15 - 16:15 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/18/199 Promoting positive youth mental health

This is an introductory course for people working with children and young people. It aims to increase knowledge and understanding of mental health and emotional wellbeing, mental health problems, how to respond to emotional distress, and promoting resilience in all young people.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/123 Women in Leadership (South Glos Staff Only) (EVENT FULL)

This woman’s leadership development programme seeks to address the under representation of women in management roles within the council through a women’s only programme which builds confidence, informal networks and develops an understanding of women as future leaders. This inspiring and engaging programme is for existing female managers who wish to progress in their careers or aspiring managers and leaders. If this programme interests you but you aren’t sure if it is right for you please give Emily Proom (4213), Emma Ford (4447) or Debra Parsons (8273) a call to discuss this further. Please note: This is a women only programme. If you are interested in management development you may also be interested in our Introduction to First Line Management programme which sets out the foundations of knowledge and skills needed for development within a management role. Course details are on the website.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 02 July 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 01 October 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/184 Developing Phonics in a Home-based Environment (cf)

This course is aimed at childminders who are interested in developing their knowledge of how to support children’s language development through the Letters and Sounds phonics programme.

This course is a fun and interactive way to learn about Phase 1 of the Letters and Sounds programme and define the importance of phonics to enhance your children’s emerging reading skills from birth.

You will learn through first-hand experiences ways to support children’s language and communication through the seven aspects of Letters and Sounds. Through each aspect we will discuss ways to further parental engagement and home learning. 

We will discuss opportunities for supporting phonics and early reading when out and about as well as in your setting.

“Energetic games, songs and rhymes that provide repetition are the most likely ways to keep your pre-schooler involved and excited about learning to read.”

Ways to Teach Phonics to 3 and 4 Year Olds,

by Pamela Harvey Bates, Demand Media

PLEASE NOTE: this course is also available as an e-learning module on the VLE.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 April 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/648 Emotional dysregulation - Primary and secondary

A 3 hour workshop providing an understanding of emotional dysregulation in children and young people and

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 April 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Brook Way Activity Centre Map