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This 2 hour course from LGSS is suitable for Headteachers who wish to

Gain an understanding of situations Governors may face in relation to employment in schools and ensure they know what their role would be in these situations.

No entry requirements for this course

Please note that if the course does not reach minimum numbers we will rearrange

[£70.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Dates Available


15/05/2018 - 18:30-20:30 - 1 Angel Square, Northampton NN1 1ED


HR OverviewFace to Face (Classroom)

This 1 day course from LGSS is suitable for team managers and practice managers who wish to gain a greater knowledge of public law in relation to permanency.


  • Decide on the best permanence option
  • Negotiate the legal process

  • To understand the changes to NCC’s procedure in respect of the PLO process and ‘ stage 2’ panel

[0.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Improving Work within the Public Law OutlineFace to Face (Classroom)
This is a 4 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development for Fostering, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers and Adopters.By the end of the course you will:Have an introduction to the Northamptonshire County Council's Heritage Planning framework Have an opportunity to challenge own values, beliefs and explore ideas surrounding heritage, culture and racial identity whilst parenting Black minority ethnic children Be introduced to the legislative framework and principles, underlying the effective work with Black minority ethnic families and communities Consider underpinning knowledge to change and improve the quality of life for those children and young people we work with particularly those who are black or dual-heritage Gain practical skills and knowledge to address identity developmentIntegrating Race EqualityFace to Face (Classroom)
This 2 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Foster Carers and Adopters.By the end of the course you will:Have explored the popular technologies and websites that children and young people are using (e.g. Moshi Monsters, Facebook, Xbox and mobile phones) Have discussed the risks posed to young people through modern technologies, including cyber bullying, grooming and inappropriate content Have discussed the realities of social networking sites and explore the associated privacy issues and digital footprint Have been offered strategies for dealing with unpleasant cyber bullying incidents should they occur Have looked at free online resources and materials for parents and carers which can be shared with young people to raise awareness of e Safety Introduction to Internet Safety and Cyberbullying Face to Face (Classroom)

This one day face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is for those people supporting adults with social care needs in a variety of settings including front staff from residential homes, domiciliary care, supported living, nursing homes, personal assistants, day services, informal carers and other similar roles.

This course combines three areas critical to providing good care for the adults we support in Northamptonshire:Safeguarding, Mental Capacity Act,  Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. This course is a fully funded for adult social care providers in Northamptonshire however £75.00 will be charge for cancellation/non attendance.

Keeping Adults SafeFace to Face (Classroom)

The Keys to Happier Living Toolkit for Primary Schools (KS2) is an evidence-based resource for teachers to support children to learn, develop and embed the core skills for emotional wellbeing and resilience. It is based on the ‘GREAT DREAM’ model by Action for Happiness – a movement for positive social change, with the goal of happiness for everyone. The Keys to Happier Living toolkit has received the PSHE Association Quality Mark indicating that it meets the requirements of their ten principles for effective Personal, Social and Health Education.
“Provides a wide variety of stimulating and creative ideas for developing skills that support happier living and wellbeing into the lives of pupils and parents/carers" ~ PSHE Association
"A fantastic toolkit which has been shown to bring considerable benefits. Teachers will especially appreciate the huge array of ideas and creative resources. This program fills a vitally important gap in our schools and I highly recommend it" ~ Sir Anthony Seldon (Co-founder of Action for Happiness, Headteacher & Author).
The programme consists of an assembly and 11 subsequent lessons, reinforced throughout the school year. A Children’s Journal is used each session to embed learning and an information leaflet is available for parents and carers. The programme is more effective when staff integrate the ‘keys’ into their own lives and an Adult Journal helps staff to achieve this and thereby to teach the ‘keys’ to pupils from the perspective of personal experience, knowledge and greater integrity.
Peter Harper, Clinical Psychologist and Val Payne, Teacher used their wealth of career experience locally to jointly devise and pilot the programme. The training has been organised and will be delivered by members of the Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Service.
At least one person from each participating school needs to be a qualified teacher.

Keys to Happier Living Toolkit - Resilience Building for 7 - 11 years esp. Y5Face to Face (Classroom)

This 2 day face to face leadership course from LGSS Learning and Development is for First Line Managers / Supervisors and Middle Managers.

This course is interactive in style and relates directly to your work. It will have a high impact on your personal and transformational leadership; concentrating on leadership behaviours. It combines developing strong relationships, building capacity, problem solving and leading change. This leads to the creation of ownership and empowement in those you lead as a result.

Course entry requirements: Agreement from your Line Manager to attend the programme. You do not have to be managing people to attend.

[£600.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Leading an Empowered Organisation: First Line and Middle Managers (LEO)Face to Face (Classroom)

This 1 day workshop from LGSS is suitable for Team Managers of Social Care Teams. This course will provide a practical and interactive workshop to enable reflection and and learning:

  • Develop a shared understanding of evidence-informed practice (EIP), and why it is important;
  • Introduce exercises so they can assess how evidence-informed current practice is and what support they may need to embed a culture of consistent EIP;
  • Identify ways to use research and Research in Practice resources effectively within their job roles and progress their professional development;
  • Provide a forum in which delegates can develop peer support and ways to collaborate to embed EIP within their organisation.
  • There are no entry requirements for this course.

Leading and Championing Evidence-informed PracticeFace to Face (Classroom)
TBCLearning Disabilities Training ASCFace to Face (Classroom)

This page is solely for learners who have booked a place on the Leading and Empowered Organisation (LEO) course. Before you can access this page, you will need to have been provided with an Enrollment Key (Password). This password is supplied after a course booking has been confirmed.

LEO Learner workbookFace to Face (Classroom)

This 2.5 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Adopters. By the end of the course you will:Consider the value of 'Letterbox' information sharing for Adopted Children, Adoptive Parents and Birth Family Explore Adopters' experiences and issues in relation to 'Letterbox' and look at ways of making it more meaningful for all





Letterbox TrainingFace to Face (Classroom)

Course now discontinued.  Please see Level 3. This 1 day course from LGSS and is suitable for everyone in the workplace to enable them to obtain an Emergency First Aid at Work certificate. This includes anyone who has responsibility for taking control of an emergency situation.

Entry requirements

Please be aware that this course is formally assessed throughout, it will involve some practical exercises which will require you to work on the floor, so a good standard of physical ability is required.  Please ensure footwear and clothing is appropriate, as delegates will be required to take part practical tasks that may involve laying on the floor.

Please bring with you photographic ID on thefirstsession. - This is a requirement by our awarding organisation - Highfield ABC

[£75.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at WorkFace to Face (Classroom)

This 2 day face to face course Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid from LGSS Learning and Development is for individuals who are responsible for children and/or babies, who wish to gain knowledge of emergency procedures and attain a recognised qualification in First Aid specifically for babies and children.

Course entry requirements

Comfortable loose fitting clothing must be worn e.g. trousers or tracksuit and polo shirt. Appropriate covered in footwear must be worn for this training e.g. trainers or shoes with no heel. It is recommended that jewellery be kept to a minimum e.g. no large hoop earrings or long necklaces.  This guidance is for your own protection whilst undertaking practical/physical activity within this course. You will be required to sign a medical declaration stating you are physically able to undertake practical/physical elements of the course.

[£125.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Level 3 Award - Paediatric First AidFace to Face (Classroom)

This NEW Level 3 1 day course from LGSS and is suitable for everyone in the workplace to enable them to obtain an Emergency First Aid at Work certificate. This includes anyone who has responsibility for taking control of an emergency situation.

Entry requirements

Please be aware that this course is formally assessed throughout, it will involve some practical exercises which will require you to work on the floor, so a good standard of physical ability is required.  Please ensure footwear and clothing is appropriate, as delegates will be required to take part practical tasks that may involve laying on the floor.

Please bring with you photographic ID on thefirstsession. - This is a requirement by our awarding organisation - Highfield ABC

[£75.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance

Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at WorkFace to Face (Classroom)

This four hour face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is suitable for all new LGSS colleagues, ideally within their first 3 months in post, who wish to:

•    Appreciate how LGSS is managed day to day
•    Know who your Senior Management Team are and where you fit into the Organisational Structure
•    Understand and contribute to the LGSS Vision, Mission, Strategy, Values and Ethos
•    Understand and demonstrate the LGSS Competencies
•    Know what’s in it for you in working for LGSS - LGSS Vision and Values - how will you live the LGSS Values

[£75.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Previously known as "LGSS Induction"

LGSS Introduction & Welcome Event Face to Face (Classroom)

This day course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Fostering, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers and Adopters. By the end of the course you will: Identify what Life Story work is and what it is not. Have knowledge of a way of working with children and young people from the perspective of the adoptive parents and carers. Understand what adopters and foster carers do with this information in the short and long term. Gain ideas for integrating Life Story work into everyday life.



Life Story Face to Face (Classroom)

This one day course is for anyone who is living or working with people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and who have not received any formal training in this area previously.

This course will enable you to recognise the difficulties commonly associated with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD):

- Triad/Diad of Impairments

- Recent diagnostic changes 

- Sensory problems

- The Iceberg Approach

- Visual supports

hear from a person with Aspergers syndrome about how ASD affects them

[£75.00] Advertised price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

Living & Working with AutismFace to Face (Classroom)

This 3 hour course is for Northamptonshire County Council elected members

The session will provide councillors with an overview of the financial environment in which the Council operates and the process of developing and delivering the Medium Term Financial Plan.

Local Government FinanceFace to Face (Classroom)

This 3 day course from LGSS  is suitable for those who wish to support student Social Workers e.g. Care Managers, Residential Workers, Social Workers, Practice Managers and Team Managers who are planning, as part of their Professional Development, to take a student on placement in their team.  This course offers a good foundation for those who wish to continue with their professional development and go on to undertake their Practice Educator training, if a qualified Social Worker.


To provide an introduction to managing and supervising learners who are undertaking their social work training.

• Be able to identify and organise learning opportunities for the demonstration of assessed capability and Knowledge and Skill Statements in the workplace 
• Identify and plan effective inductions for learners
• List factors that contribute towards effective supervision
• Apply critically reflective supervision to practice
• Describe feedback methods to improve performance
• Explore the supervision process and understand the links to the learning experience
• Be able to guide a student through the requirements of the portfolio
• List  evidence and understand the use of standards for assessment of practice at both student levels.

 [£0.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Managing and Supervising LearnersFace to Face (Classroom)
This course is two x 2 hour sessions over 2 evenings from LGSS Learning and Development for Foster Carers and Adopters. By the end of the course you will: Be able to look at the important developmental and neurological issues to consider when dealing with teenagersIdentify potential factors that may influence behaviour including early childhood experiencesConsider attachment needs, trust and personal behaviourProvide techniques and strategies to help manage behaviourIdentify when additional support may be neededRecognise the importance of selfcare for parents and carers and strategies to aid this.Managing Behaviour for Over 10s Face to Face (Classroom)

This 4 hour course from LGSS Learning and development is for Foster Carers and Adopters.By the end of the course you will:

  • Consider potential factors that may influence behaviour including early childhood experiences and attachment
  • Learn techniques and strategies to help manage behaviour
  • Identify when additional support may be needed
  • Give a clear understanding of the potential causes and triggers for children's behaviours
  • Develop confidence in delivering clear strategies for managing behaviour
  • Recognise the importance of selfcare for parents and carers and strategies to aid this
Managing Behaviour for Under 10's Face to Face (Classroom)

This 4 hour course from LGSS is suitable for Foster Carers and Adopters who wish to:


  • Be able to look at the important developmental and neurological issues to consider when dealing with teenagers
  • Identify potential factors that may influence behaviour including early childhood experiences
  • Consider attachment needs, trust and personal behaviour
  • Provide techniques and strategies to help manage behaviour
  • Identify when additional support may be needed
  • Recognise the importance of self care for parents and carers and strategies to aid this

 

There are no entry requirements for this course.

[£0.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Managing Behaviours for Over 10'sFace to Face (Classroom)
This one day course from LGSS is suitable for team managers and supervisors who will be involved with leading and supporting their staff through change who wish to
• Understand change and how you might lead and manage it more successfully
• Identify why organisations need to change
• Use a technique for planning change effectively
• Identify the human and financial aspects of change
• Explain how to effectively communicate change
[£150.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.
Managing Change SuccessfullyFace to Face (Classroom)
This half day course from LGSS is suitable for practicing First Line and Middle Managers who wish to appreciate and understand their responsibility in relation to managing the disciplinary/grievance process. Enabling them to feel more confident and competent to deliver an effective, professional process - appreciating that the start of this process may form the basis of a formal process both internally and externally. It is designed to help them to manage their team effectively if a team member is involved in a grievance or disciplinary procedure, and to communicate with the team effectively and appropriately, understanding the parameters of the communication.
This course is only open to those who will be responsible for managing people and monitoring their performance.
[£150.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation (if less than 15 working days' notice) or non-attendance.
Managing Grievance and DisciplineFace to Face (Classroom)

Functional Skills equips learners with the fundamental applied skills needed to succeed in all aspects of life, work and learning.

This course from LGSS is suitable for employees from NASS and Children's Services who wish to gain their maths and English to allow them to meet the requirements to apply for the social work degree in the future.

Maths and English Functional Skills Level 2 Face to Face (Classroom)

This half day face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is for anyone who is expected to safely administer medication within an Adult Social Care setting. You will be equipped to administer medication and monitor the effects on individuals. If you are new to medication administration, or if you just want to update your knowledge and competency in the workplace, then this course is for you.

Course entry requirements: You will need to be working in an Adult Social Care setting to attend this course.

[£40.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Medication - Best PracticeFace to Face (Classroom)

Mental Health First Aid gives an overview of what Mental Health is, how to recognise the symptoms, how to provide initial help, and where to guide people for further help and advice.

This two day course will help anyone who manages people or anyone who deals face to face with the public or customers to:

  •  Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
  •  Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health problem
  •  Provide help on a first aid basis
  •  Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  •  Help stop a mental illness from getting worse
  •  Help someone recover faster
  •  Guide someone towards the right support
  •  Reduce the stigma of mental health problems



Mental Health First AidFace to Face (Classroom)

This half an hour spotlight session, aimed at any Northamptonshire staff member working for NCC, LGSS, First for Wellbeing, Childrens Trust or NASS, is designed to give a brief introduction into some of the common mental health conditions that can affect employees and how to recognise the signs.

By attending the spotlight session, it is hoped that people will want to find out more and also to identify those colleagues who may like to take further training in both the half day awareness course Mental Health First Aid Lite and the full 2 day Mental Health First Aider.


What you can expect to learn

  • Enable staff to recognise signs and symptoms within their colleagues/families/friends
  • By recognising a potential mental health condition the support to colleagues can be effective and helps to reduce stigma & discrimination
  • Line Managers will be able to recognise the need for supporting staff on a return to work programme after a period of absence due to poor mental health


Mental Health First Aid - Spotlight SessionsFace to Face (Classroom)


This half day course designed to raise awareness of mental health, is aimed at any Northamptonshire staff member working for NCC, LGSS, First for Wellbeing, Childrens Trust or NASS.


What you can expect to learn

  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health
  • Confidence to interact with someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue
  • Insight into the two day course and the benefits of becoming a Mental Health First Aider


Mental Health First Aid LiteFace to Face (Classroom)

This course is for any staff working in schools to support the inclusion of children and young people where there are concerns about their mental health, behaviour or social skills.The aims of the course are to:Increase mental health awareness for you, children and young people Provide you with tools to help children and young people.

[£87.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Mental Health Using the Northamptonshire ShoeboxFace to Face (Classroom)

This full day face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is suitable for delegates with knowledge of Microsoft Excel to a level equivalent to having completed the Microsoft Excel Intermediate course who wish to:

  • Gain the skills necessary to create macros
  • Collaborate with others
  • Audit and analyse worksheet data
  • Create pivot tables and pivot charts and incorporate multiple data sources.
  • Delegates will need to have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and have a working knowledge of the Intermediate functions of Excel.

[£150.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

Microsoft Excel 2013 - AdvancedFace to Face (Classroom)

This 90 minute face to face session from LGSS Learning and Development is designed for delegates with knowledge of Microsoft Excel Basic Formulas and Functions or to a level equivalent to having completed the Microsoft Excel Intermediate course and who wish to gain the skills necessary to further their knowledge in Advanced Formulas and Functions Session.

[£75.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

Please note that if you are booking onto more than one Microsoft Excel bite size session, there maybe some duplication of course material, please check the course description.

Microsoft Excel 2013 - Advanced Formulas and Functions Bitesize SessionFace to Face (Classroom)

This 90 minute face to face session from LGSS Learning and Development is designed for delegates with working knowledge of Microsoft Excel to a level equivalent to having completed the Microsoft Excel Introduction course and who wish to gain knowledge on the Basic Formulas and Functions feature.

[£75.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

Please note that if you are booking onto more than one Microsoft Excel bite size session, there maybe some duplication of course material, please check the course description.

Microsoft Excel 2013 - Basic Formulas and Functions Bitesize SessionFace to Face (Classroom)

This 90 minute face to face session from LGSS Learning and Development is designed for delegates with working knowledge of Microsoft Excel to a level equivalent to having completed the Microsoft Excel Introduction course and who wish to gain further knowledge of the more advanced Charts feature.

[£75.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

Please note that if you are booking onto more than one Microsoft Excel bite size session, there maybe some duplication of course material, please check the course description.

Microsoft Excel 2013 - Creating and Formatting Charts Bitesize SessionFace to Face (Classroom)

This 90 minute face to face session from LGSS Learning and Development is is designed for delegates with working knowledge of Microsoft Excel to a level equivalent to having completed the Microsoft Excel Introduction course and who wish to gain further knowledge of the more advanced Database feature.

[£75.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

Please note that if you are booking onto more than one Microsoft Excel bite size session, there maybe some duplication of course material, please check the course description.


Microsoft Excel 2013 - Database Features Bitesize SessionFace to Face (Classroom)

This one day face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is suitable for delegates with working knowledge of Microsoft Excel who wish to gain further knowledge of the more intermediate features such as:

  • data handling tools
  • charting options 
  • how to use more in-depth functions of Microsoft Excel.

Delegates will need to have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and have a working knowledge of the basic function of Excel.

[£150.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

Microsoft Excel 2013 - IntermediateFace to Face (Classroom)

This one day face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is suitable for anyone with a basic understanding of Microsoft Windows who wishes to gain the skills necessary to create, edit, format and print basic Microsoft Excel Worksheets.

You will need to have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and be familiar with Excel.

[£150.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

Microsoft Excel 2013 - IntroductionFace to Face (Classroom)

This 90 minute face to face session from LGSS Learning and Development is designed for delegates with a working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook who would like to learn how to customise outlook, use the rules functions, advance use of contacts and apply headers and footers.

[£75.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Please note that if you are booking onto more than one Microsoft Outlook bite size session, there maybe some duplication of course material.

Microsoft Outlook 2013 - Customising, Rules, Contacts, Headers - Bitesize SessionFace to Face (Classroom)

This 90 minute face to face session from LGSS Learning and Development is designed for delegates with a working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook who would like to learn how to manage messages and tasks, the use of advanced calendar features and enable integration.

[£75.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

Please note that if you are booking onto more than one Microsoft Outlook bite size session, there maybe some duplication of course material.

Microsoft Outlook 2013 - Handling Messages, Tasks, Calendar and Integrating Bitesize SessionFace to Face (Classroom)

This 90 minute face to face session from LGSS Learning and Development is designed for delegates with a basic understanding of Microsoft Windows who have little or no experience using Microsoft Outlook and would like to have an introduction into using email, tasks and calendars.

[£75.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

Please note that if you are booking onto more than one Microsoft Outlook bite size session, there maybe some duplication of course material.  

Microsoft Outlook 2013 - Introduction to Email, Tasks, Calendars Bitesize SessionFace to Face (Classroom)
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