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Code: SGC/20/142 Introduction to First Line Management Feb 20 - Oct 20 (EVENT FULL)

This Chartered Management Institute (CMI) recognised management development programme is for managers and aspiring managers from South Gloucestershire Council, neighbouring Local Authorities, and other organisations operating in the area. It provides an opportunity to reflect on your experience and working practices and is equally suitable for new managers making the transition from staff member to manager, existing managers who wish to build on their experience and aspiring managers who are preparing to make their first step into a management role. 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 6.5 days over a seven month period with 10 hours of self-directed learning. It will be delivered through a blended solution including face to face training, psychometric assessment, 360 review, action learning sets, individual coaching, individual reflection, skills practice and e-learning. You will receive CMI membership and a CMI certificate of completion of a recognised programme. The facilitators are Emma Ford (01454 864447) and Deb Parsons (01454 868273). If you have any questions about whether this is the right programme for you please contact Emma or Deb.

Please note there is a charge to attend this course for external delegates of £600. South Gloucestershire Council employees will be recharged £75 to cover costs.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 February 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 31 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 07 May 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
4 16 June 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
5 15 July 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Hydra Management Training Suite Map
6 03 September 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
7 09 October 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/335 Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School (QCF) – 14 Credits (£) (Cancelled)

This course is designed for those who would like to develop, set up and deliver Forest School programmes. This will enable leadership of Forest School Programmes linked to child development.

Entry requirements: All delegates must be over 21, have a relevant Level 2 qualification, have a current DBS check, have an appropriate First Aid qualification and have an established link with a client group and a Forest School site.

Through a combination of practical outdoor learning and indoor teaching, we will explore the benefits for children as child led learners for lifelong skills. This will enable you to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the philosophy and the ethos behind the Forest School approach. This is a QCF accredited course through Cambium and Agored. Subjects and modules we will cover include:
· Supportive Learning, Play and Development in the Outdoors
· Forest School Leader
· Observation and Evaluation of Outdoor Learning
· Sustainable use of Natural Resources
· Teaching Outdoor Practical Skills

Further details on what this training includes can be found on page 109 of this booklet. The course equates to 70 hours of taught time and requires, on average, a further 110 hours of self-study time from the student. Learners must complete a portfolio of work for assessment. 

You will need to source and attend an appropriate two day First Aid course to cover you for working outdoors (not included in course cost).

Please bring a packed lunch as lunches will not be provided.

£825 for South Gloucestershire delegates
£825 for non-South Gloucestershire delegates
Your place is not reserved until payment is received




We are part of the Cambium Trainers Network. The Cambium Network has trainers in many parts of the UK. We cooperate in Continuing Professional Development, standardisation of assessment and feedback, submission of work to Agored Cymru (Formerly OCN Wales) awarding body and internal and external quality assurance.

Trainers meet regularly to discuss the latest developments, and to exchange ideas, skills and techniques and to play for the future. Most members of the Cambium Network provide services directly to schools and other bodies wishing to engage with the expanding use of Forest School, Outdoor Learning and Coastal School techniques in early years, primary and secondary education.
www.cambiumsustainable.co.uk

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 March 2020 09:00 - 17:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 19 March 2020 09:00 - 17:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 20 March 2020 09:00 - 17:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
4 02 April 2020 09:00 - 17:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
5 03 April 2020 09:00 - 17:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
6 23 April 2020 09:00 - 17:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
7 24 April 2020 09:00 - 17:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/20/311 New to the Early Years: Empowering Individuals, Enhancing Practice (cf) (Cancelled)

This course is aimed at apprentices and level 2 practitioners as well as those new or returning to the early years.

With four focussed sessions this collaborative four-part course will further practitioners’ knowledge, skills and confidence in supporting young children.

Part 1: A Unique Child – This session will explore and enhance your knowledge of child development as a sequence of physical, communication and emotional changes.

Part 2: Positive Relationships – This session will be an opportunity to reflect on attachment and the importance of key people in the child’s life. You will deepen your knowledge of how to promote positive behaviour through self-regulation and emotional literacy.

Part 3: Enabling Environments – Play underpins learning and all aspects of children’s development. The role that adults have is crucial. This session will delve deeper into how you can provide playful experiences including practical examples that support children’s characteristics of effective learning.

Part 4: Learning and Development – The final session will consolidate your learning through the importance of understanding and analysing your observations and assessments of children in order to tailor your planning.

This course will be an opportunity to network with other practitioners who are new to early years as well as mentorship and support. This course includes a support visit to your setting from one of the trainers which will be personalised to your learning experiences.


No charge for Ofsted registered South Glos delegates
£150 for others
Subject to ‘no-show’ policy


NO-SHOW POLICY
It is important to note that the majority of our early years courses are subject to a ‘no-show’ policy. Payments made for chargeable courses are non-refundable unless cancellation is received at least five working days prior to the start of the course. For centrally funded courses, if a delegate fails to attend, or fails to cancel at least five working days prior to the start of the course, the setting will be invoiced for a no-show charge – this charge will be £30 if the course is 3 hours or less, or £50 if the course is more than 3 hours.
By booking on to any course directly run by the Early Years Team there is an assumption that you accept the terms and conditions of the no-show policy

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 March 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 01 May 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Jubilee Centre Map
3 10 July 2020 09:15 - 12:15 To Be Advised Map
4 18 September 2020 09:15 - 12:15 To Be Advised Map

Code: SGC/20/0534 Court Skills - Adult Social Care (South Glos Internal Employees) (Cancelled)

This is a half-day workshop specifically designed for practitioners in the council's adult social care division.

It aims to give an overview of
• court room etiquette and processes.
• recording techniques for the recording of essential evidence
• key court forms , providing a guide to completion of the Court of Protection forms to increase worker skills and confidence in writing court documents.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 31 March 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/338 Learning through the Seasons - Spring (£) (Cancelled)

This course is aimed at anyone new or developing their outdoor skills, or those who have knowledge and want further inspiration to develop an all year round outdoor practice. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to look at how play and learning outdoors links in with the seasons. Spring is such an exciting season to explore and discover. 

We will look at different types of play and learning to support child development. We will introduce basic outdoor and woodland skills, simple tools, identifying risks, hazards and benefits to help you starting to develop your own practice in the natural environment.

We will explore ideas to develop your confidence and knowledge working with children outdoors in the elements that the great British weather throws at us.

We will be outside whatever the weather. Waterproofs, stout walking boots/welly boots and warm clothing are advised.

This is the third of four standalone sessions offered throughout the academic year, based on the seasons.

£30 for Ofsted registered South Gloucestershire settings
£60 for others
Your place is not reserved until payment has been received

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 31 March 2020 09:30 - 12:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/20/298 Looking at your Curriculum – What do you offer? (cf) (Cancelled)

This course is for experienced Ofsted registered childminders and those new to the role who would like to develop their knowledge of the EYFS curriculum to ensure learning takes place across the whole EYFS age range for the children in their care.

Is your curriculum ambitious and sufficiently challenging for all children you care for? Is your curriculum flexible, broad and balanced? Are all your children accessing that curriculum? Can you talk confidently about the curriculum?

This practical course will explore some activities you offer children and support you to identify learning across the EYFS age range. We will look at the role of the childminder in adapting activities and using careful questioning and language to differentiate expectations for all learners, while promoting the characteristics of effective learning.

We will look at:
INTENT – the curriculum planning you do before the children arrive – what knowledge and understanding do you want to share and why?
IMPLEMENTATION – how are you going to deliver learning to the group of children today?
IMPACT – what is the impact of your curriculum? What did the children learn, and remember they have learnt, today?


No charge for Ofsted registered South Glos childminders

£60 for others
Subject to ‘no-show’ policy

NO-SHOW POLICY
It is important to note that the majority of our early years courses are subject to a ‘no-show’ policy. Payments made for chargeable courses are non-refundable unless cancellation is received at least five working days prior to the start of the course. For centrally funded courses, if a delegate fails to attend, or fails to cancel at least five working days prior to the start of the course, the setting will be invoiced for a no-show charge – this charge will be £30 if the course is 3 hours or less, or £50 if the course is more than 3 hours.

By booking on to any course directly run by the Early Years Team there is an assumption that you accept the terms and conditions of the no-show policy.

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1 31 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/20/0477 Parenting Teenagers Forum: Focus TBC (Cancelled)


 
This support group has been set up specifically for carers of teenagers, who may be struggling, or would like to better cope with some of the behaviours that their young people are showing. 


The group will be facilitated by Thinking Aloud and will aim to meet once every 6 weeks during term time. The programme will very much be determined by yourselves, as this series of support groups has been set up with you in mind to meet your current needs.



It would be helpful if you could email catherine.charlton@southglos.gov.uk  any particular issues that you would perhaps like covered in advance, as a more detailed programme could be drawn up ahead of the sessions, if we know what the issues are.

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1 31 March 2020 10:00 - 12:00 The Batch Community Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/313 AIS Advanced

This half day advanced session is designed to take you through each section of the Care Management Process step by step to give you valuable hands on experience with what you will be doing within AIS.


 There will be computers or laptops available for you to use in the training room so there is no need to bring your own laptop with you.

This event will be held in the ICT Training Room (F38) on the First Floor at the Kingwood Civic Centre which is accessible by both stairs and lift and there is an accessible toilet on the same floor as the training room.

If you have any other accessibility needs for example printed handouts in a certain sized font or on coloured paper please contact CAHSupportDesk@southglos.gov.uk in advance so that the materials can be made available for you to use.

Refreshments are not provided but can be purchased at the onsite café. Please bring a travel mug with you for hot drinks.

Parking

If you have been issued with a South Glos building entry pass you can arrange to be given access to the car park at the Civic Centre for the times of your training. Make sure that your training is in your outlook calendar and send an email to staffcarparking@southglos.gov.uk at least 24 hours prior to your training, giving your vehicle registration and the details of the training you are attending. They will arrange access to the car park for you.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 April 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/326 AIS Intermediate

This half day session is designed for all users of AIS that are required to input/add/amend data.  It is a pre-requisite that the e-learning module is passed prior to booking onto this session

You must have completed the AIS e-learning prior to attending this session but apart from this no preparation is required.

There will be computers or laptops available for you to use in the training room so there is no need to bring your own laptop with you.
This event will be held in the ICT Training Room (F38) on the First Floor at the Kingwood Civic Centre which is accessible by both stairs and lift and there is an accessible toilet on the same floor as the training room.

If you have any other accessibility needs for example printed handouts in a certain sized font or on coloured paper please contact CAHSupportDesk@southglos.gov.uk in advance so that the materials can be made available for you to use.

Refreshments are not provided but can be purchased at the onsite café. Please bring a travel mug with you for hot drinks.

Parking
If you have been issued with a South Glos building entry pass you can arrange to be given access to the car park at the Civic Centre for the times of your training. Make sure that your training is in your outlook calendar and send an email to staffcarparking@southglos.gov.uk at least 24 hours prior to your training, giving your vehicle registration and the details of the training you are attending. They will arrange access to the car park for you.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 April 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/205 Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery: 90 minute awareness session (Cancelled)

This training aims to provide attendees with a greater knowledge of human trafficking and slavery and explore the issues facing individuals who have been trafficked, how to correctly identify and spot the signs of potential exploitation and how to report suspected incidents. This course is suitable for staff who have regular contact with suppliers; contractors; the public and families (including adults and children and young people; AND/OR regular involvement in safeguarding issues; and managers who manage these services). The training will cover: • What trafficking and slavery are • Nature and scale of the issue – nationally, regionally, locally • Types of trafficking and slavery • How to recognise the signs • National and local examples of the issue • The National Referral Mechanism – what it is • South Gloucestershire Council employee responsibilities This is a 90 minute awareness session available at both KCC and BMR. This is a condensed version of the 3-hour Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery training which is available at KCC only, on a quarterly basis.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 April 2020 10:00 - 11:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map