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Due to Covid-19 face to face course dates for this course, scheduled between 1st June – 31st August will not be running in a classroom setting.

Please either book onto a future face to face course date, available from September onwards, or alternatively, we are developing a new online blended course which will be delivered via a blend of online eLearning and webinar.  If you would prefer to book onto the new blended course, please go to: 1:1 Coaching Session - remote

This 90 minute session from LGSS is suitable for anyone who would benefit from some time with a coach to work through an issue or concern. Coaching sessions are focused on bringing out the best in you and helping you to realise your potential by ensuring you have the skills, knowledge, understanding and motivation to succeed.

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

1:1 Coaching SessionFace to Face (Classroom)

This bitesize training from LGSS has been a collaborative development between Northamptonshire Health Foundation Trust (NHFT), LGSS Learning and Development, Specialist Support Service (SSS) and Educational Psychologists (EPs) from Children First Northamptonshire.

Do you want to feel more confident in using Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), structure and interaction in building relationships with ‘hard to reach’ individuals on the autism spectrum? This session will help you recognise and understand the impact of communication and interaction difficulties experienced by autistic people and to make reasonable adjustments through considering developmental theory and strategies, sensory needs, environment and echolalia.

 

2a. Autism Bitesize - Communication and Interaction of (autistic individuals who may be non-verbal                                                                                        or have limited language) Face to Face (Classroom)

This bitesize training from LGSS has been a collaborative development between Northamptonshire Health Foundation Trust (NHFT), LGSS Learning and Development, Specialist Support Service (SSS) and Educational Psychologists (EPs) from Children First Northamptonshire.

This session explores how to recognise communication differences for autistic people and what factors impact upon successful communication. Considering your own communication style you will develop your ability to use a range of support strategies to aid an autistic individual’s communication, participation and reduce anxiety.

2b. Autism Bitesize - Communication & Interaction (autistic individuals with spoken language)Face to Face (Classroom)

This bitesize training from LGSS has been a collaborative development between Northamptonshire Health Foundation Trust (NHFT), LGSS Learning and Development, Specialist Support Service (SSS) and Educational Psychologists (EPs) from Children First Northamptonshire.

Do you want to feel more confident in using your knowledge of autism and the individual to ascertain what they perceive as a positive outcome for themselves? This session will develop your ability to enable participation in assessment and direct work with an autistic individual by approaching interaction in alternative ways capitalising on their strengths, taking into account the impact of environment and activities presented.

3. Bitesize Autism - Direct Work & Voice of the Autistic PersonFace to Face (Classroom)

This bitesize training from LGSS has been a collaborative development between Northamptonshire Health Foundation Trust (NHFT), LGSS Learning and Development, Specialist Support Service (SSS) and Educational Psychologists (EPs) from Children First Northamptonshire.

This session covers the impact of living with autism on the whole family, including milestones, transitions and re-visiting loss. You will consider developing the autistic individual’s independence, their vulnerabilities, aging, crisis, equality and inclusion, criminal justice, employment and reduced life expectancy as well as building resilience in the family. By the end of the session you will be able to signpost to appropriate support at any life stage that will be meaningful for the autistic person and enable them to progress

4. Bitesize Autism - Understanding the Journey & Developing ResilienceFace to Face (Classroom)
 About UsOnline

This 5 day course from LGSS is for Social Workers within Childrens Social Care who are required to undertake Section 47 investigations and will provide staff with:

The knowledge and skills necessary for planning and conducting enquiries and interviews with children and young people, as well as gathering evidence for social care and criminal assessments and proceedings, in accordance with Section 47 of The Children Act (1989) and Achieving Best Evidence in Criminal Proceedings (2011)

Staff will be required to to complete a nomination form which must be endorsed by their line manager

 [£450] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Achieving Best Evidence - CambridgeshireFace to Face (Classroom)

Due to COVID-19, this course will not be delivered in a classroom setting. A new digital version of the course has been developed, to book your place now, please follow this link Achieving Best Evidence - Webinar

This 5 day face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is targeted at Northamptonshire County Council Children’s Services Qualified Social Workers, who may be required to undertake interviews with children as part of a criminal investigation who wish to

  • Develop skills in working with other agencies to investigate allegations of child abuse and to explore issues which impact on this process.
  • Understand the complementing roles and responsibilities of social workers and police officers working together to achieve best evidence
  • Develop skills in information gathering for Achieving Best Evidence interviews and Section 47 investigations
  • Develop skills in planning and conducting interviews of children and young persons in accordance with Achieving Best Evidence and improve the standard of interviewing child victims and witnesses in legal proceedings.

This course is only open to Qualified Social Workers with at least 2 years of post qualification experience

[£1500.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Achieving Best Evidence - NorthamptonshireFace to Face (Classroom)

A cognitive behavioural approaches programme to promote resilience and coping skills in children and young people

Date:

23rd February and 9th March 2021

Time:

9.30am to 12.30pm

Location:

This training will be delivered virtually due to Covid-19

Cost:

Free as part of the LA response to Covid-19

Activating Resilience and Coping (ARC)Face to Face (Classroom)

These half-day face-to-face workshop sessions from LGSS and Cambridgeshire County Council are suitable for Cambridgeshire County Council Social Workers and Adult Support Coordinators and Cambridge and Peterborugh Foundation Trust Social Worker

This is an opportunity for CCC & CPFT social care practitioners to participate in some group reflective practice sessions and learning events, facilitated by the CCC Principal Social Worker for Adults.

These workshops will be interactive and an opportunity for delegates to critically analyse their decision making, draw on theory and relate it to what they do in day-to-day practice.

This will be an opportunity for delegates to learn from each other, generate new ideas and increase their knowledge. This is also an opportunity to reflect on the complex nature of spcial care practice and how this may impact on ourselves, the importance of peer support and building resilience.

This course is only open to Social Workers from CCC & the CPFT and to CCC Adult Support Coordinators.

There is no charge for attending this course.

Adult Principal Social Worker Workshops & Reflective Practice SessionsFace to Face (Classroom)

This course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers who offer a Foster Care Progression Scheme offering an opportunity to progress to the Advanced Level within the Fostering Service. 

If the Applicants meet the pre requisite Advanced Level Requirements, then one aspect of the Supporting Evidence includes a Case Study that should be structured as follows:

• The Case Study should present a brief description and detailed critical analysis of at least 1 child or young person the Foster Carer/s has looked after.

• Links will also need to be made to training undertaken in relation to the child/young person

• Referencing linked to relevant research and literature is to be completed

Please note: you will be required to complete homework between the two sessions.

Before booking please ask your Supervising Social Worker to advise if you are eligible to apply for this Level. You must have completed TSD and be 2 years post approval.

Advanced Level - Foster Carers OnlyFace to Face (Classroom)

Due to COVID-19, this course will not be delivered in a classroom setting. A new digital version of the course has been developed, to book your place now, please follow this link Virtual Allegations for Foster Carers & Adopters Only

This 3 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Adopters, Family Link and Connected Person Carers.

Who wish to:

  • Undertake a general review of allegations made against foster carers to provide perspective, to identify the differences between complaints, causes for concern, allegations and to discuss why allegations are made
  • Understand what happens at Northamptonshire County Council when an allegation is made and details of the National Minimum Standards 2011 as they relate to allegations
  • Consider the key activities foster carers can undertake to help protect themselves as much as possible.
Allegations - Foster Carers & Adopters - 2020/21Face to Face (Classroom)

Due to COVID-19, this course will not be delivered in a classroom setting. A new digital version of the course has been developed, to book your place now, please follow this link Virtual Introduction to Attachment for Adopters only

This 3 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development for Northamptonshire Adopters.

Who wish to:

  • Look at the environmental and neurological context of attachment formation
  • Examine how early childhood trauma has long term effects
  • Identify some of the recognised symptoms of attachment difficulties and their effect on Adopters Explore parenting and therapeutic approaches
An Introduction to Attachment - Adopters OnlyFace to Face (Classroom)

Due to COVID-19, this course will not be delivered in a classroom setting. A new digital version of the course has been developed, to book your place now, please follow this link Virtual - An Introduction to Attachment for Foster Carers Only

This 3 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Family Link and Connected Person Carers.

Who wish to:

• Look at the environmental and neurological context of attachment formation
• Examine how early childhood trauma has long term effects
• Identify some of the recognised symptoms of attachment difficulties and their effect on Foster Carers
• Explore parenting and therapeutic approaches

An Introduction to Attachment - Foster Carers onlyFace to Face (Classroom)

This full day face to face course from LGSS is suitable for staff who support service users with multiple and complex physical and learning disabilities and who wish to:

  • Start to examine what life may be like for people with complex needs
  • Consider the impact of sensory loss and the importance of environment
  • Have knowledge of some different methods of communication
  • Discuss participants’ experiences of working with this group of people and have shared knowledge and ideas
  • Think about ways of promoting choice and empowerment for this group of people

There are no entry requirements for this course

Fully funded for: Cambridgeshire County Council and Northamptonshire County Council, Adult Social Care staff. 

A charge of £55 per person applies to Private, Voluntary and Independent Organisations and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

An Introduction to working with People with Profound and Complex NeedsFace to Face (Classroom)

Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Service Training


Anxiety: What Do You Do With It?


Date: 20th April 2021

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: This training will be delivered virtually due to Covid-19

Cost: £33

Anxiety: What To Do With It?Face to Face (Classroom)

This 1 day workshop from LGSS is suitable for frontline social workers and student social workers. This course is to help apply professional judgement and decision-making in social work.

• Explore what is meant by defensible decision-making in the context of social work with children and families;
• Explore intuitive and analytical approaches, and the importance of gaining a balance between the two;
• Examine evidence-informed practice and why it is important;
• Provide an overview of structured professional judgement and present ways of applying structured professional judgement in practice.

Applying Professional Judgement and Decision-making in Social WorkFace to Face (Classroom)

Interested in completing an Apprenticeship? We’ve got you covered!

If you’re interested in completing an apprenticeship and would like to know more about the different courses available, then put some time aside in your diary to talk to one of our Learning and Development Advisors.

We will discuss your career progression with you, advise which Apprenticeships are available, the time it will take, and what you will need to do to complete it. They will also discuss the application process with you and answer any other questions you may have.

If you’d like to take the next step in your career, you can book to see or speak to an Advisor on the following dates in the Learning Hub, One Angel Square, Northampton:

  • Tuesday 4th February – between 1pm and 4pm
  • Friday 7th February – between 10am and 4pm

See the course booking section to book your preferred time slot

Apprenticeship Information SessionsFace to Face (Classroom)

Due to COVID-19, this course will not be delivered in a classroom setting. A new digital version of the course has been developed, please see Assertiveness Webinar.


This half day face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is suitable for any grade, level or staff group who wish to enhance their professional toolkit with the core skill of assertiveness.  The course will help colleagues to utilise assertive behaviour and communication skills to build effective working relationships. The course will enhance your ability to communicate your views in the workplace whilst developing an assertive response ‘tool kit’ to support better outcomes when faced with challenging people or situations.

Short Pre Course learning to be completed PRIOR to attending.

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

AssertivenessFace to Face (Classroom)
This half day webinar course from Learning and Development is suitable for any grade, level or staff group who wish to enhance their professional toolkit with the core skill of assertiveness. The course will help colleagues to utilise assertive behaviour and communication skills to build effective working relationships. The course will enhance your ability to communicate your views in the workplace whilst developing an assertive response tool kit to support better outcomes when faced with challenging people or situations.[£75.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.Assertiveness - Webinar - CCCFace to Face (Classroom)
This half day webinar course from Learning and Development is suitable for any grade, level or staff group who wish to enhance their professional toolkit with the core skill of assertiveness. The course will help colleagues to utilise assertive behaviour and communication skills to build effective working relationships. The course will enhance your ability to communicate your views in the workplace whilst developing an assertive response tool kit to support better outcomes when faced with challenging people or situations.


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

Assertiveness - Webinar - NCCFace to Face (Classroom)

This one day course from LGSS is suitable for Workers employed by Cambridgeshire County Council in Children Services who work directly with children and adolescents and who wish to:
• Be able to identifying signs and symptoms of sexual abuse in children;
• Understand related behaviours and responses to child sexual abuse;
• Be aware of the current research around child sexual abuse that impacts on social work with children and families;
• Understand the skills needed to complete assessments of children who are thought to be at risk of sexual abuse;
• Have a greater understanding of the complexities of intra-familial abuse;
• Have knowledge of grooming behaviours in perpetrators
There are no entry requirements for this course
[£55] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

Assessing and Responding to Child Sexual AbuseFace to Face (Classroom)

This one day course from LGSS Learning and Development is suitable for anyone carrying out moving and handling of people who wish to refresh with the best practice skills and knowledge necessary to remain competent in assessing the moving and handling needs of those in your care.

 By the end of the course you will:

  • Acquire up to date knowledge and understanding of your legislative requirements.
  • Ensure you have the competence to continue to identify unsafe or incorrect handling and be able to advise on current best practice in moving and handling
  • Refresh your knowledge of hazards, risks and the use of control measures when risk assessing
  • Complete an up to date Personal Moving and Handling Risk Assessment Plan align with current best practice
  • Developed your knowledge and confidence in the safe use of current moving and handling equipment including sling selection, sling fitting and hoisting
  • Developed awareness of your spine and how best to protect it

Course entry requirements

You will have a desire to continue to undertake and review Personal Moving and Handling Risk Assessment Plans.

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

Assessors Refresher Course in Safer People HandlingFace to Face (Classroom)

This half day course is aimed at people working in Adult Care Management to raise their awareness of considering Assistive technology as part of their assessments. What you will learn:

• What Assistive Technology is and the importance of embedding in practice (linked to Care Act 2014, Council Plan etc.)

•  The cultural shift needed to achieve the outcomes

•  Ethical considerations

•  Barriers to uptake

•  Return on investment/value for money for citizens

•  The notion of ‘hard to access’

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

Assistive Technology TrainingFace to Face (Classroom)

Progression programme for Newly Qualified Social Workers through the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) 2018 - 2019

ASYE 2019/20 CCC & PCC - Cohort 3 - Start Sep 19Blended

Progression programme for Newly Qualified Social Workers through the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) 2020

ASYE 2019/20 CCC & PCC - Cohort 4 - Start Feb 2020Blended

Progression programme for Newly Qualified Social Workers through the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) 2020

ASYE 2020/21 CCC & PCC - Cohort 5Blended

These informal 1.5 hours webinars are for ASYE Assessors supporting Newly Qualified Social Workers in CCC!  

We want to increase the support we offer you in this role.  One of the ways we would like to do that is by inviting you to join our new, monthly ASYE assessor hub. 

These informal sessions will offer a safe space for you to come and discuss your experiences, get support and promote best practice.  You are also welcome to just drop in.


ASYE Assessor Support Hubs CCCFace to Face (Classroom)

This course is currently being run as a webinar due to Covid 19 - please go to https://lgss.learningpool.com/course/view.php?id=2981


This half-day course from LGSS is suitable for Consultant and Senior Social Workers, and Team Managers, in Cambridgeshire Children’s and Adults’ Services, who will be taking on the role of Assessor with a Newly Qualified Social Worker.

Delegates will:

  • Have an understanding of the background to the ASYE at a local and national level
  • Have an overview of the ASYE programme that is provided for NQSWs within Cambridgeshire and be familiar with the portfolio paperwork that is completed by NQSWs and their Assessors
  • Understand the role of the Assessor
  • Be familiar with appropriate assessment criteria as set out within the Knowledge and Skills Statements and Professional Capabilities Framework
  • Be able to recognise when a NQSW is making sufficient progress within the ASYE and what steps to take to address lack of progress
  • Be confident in the most effective way to share constructive feedback with a NQSW in order to best aid future learning and development

There are no entry requirements for this course

This course is only open to: Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, CORAM and Inclusion.

There is no charge for attending this course.

ASYE Assessor: Assessing a Newly Qualified Social Worker During Their ASYEFace to Face (Classroom)

This half-day webinar course from LGSS is suitable for Consultant and Senior Social Workers, and Team Managers, in Cambridgeshire Children’s and Adults’ Services, who will be taking on the role of Assessor with a Newly Qualified Social Worker.

Delegates will:

  • Have an understanding of the background to the ASYE at a local and national level
  • Have an overview of the ASYE programme that is provided for NQSWs within Cambridgeshire and be familiar with the portfolio paperwork that is completed by NQSWs and their Assessors
  • Understand the role of the Assessor
  • Be familiar with appropriate assessment criteria as set out within the Knowledge and Skills Statements and Professional Capabilities Framework
  • Be able to recognise when a NQSW is making sufficient progress within the ASYE and what steps to take to address lack of progress
  • Be confident in the most effective way to share constructive feedback with a NQSW in order to best aid future learning and development

This course is only open to: Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, PCC.

There is no charge for attending this course.


ASYE Assessor: Assessing a Newly Qualified Social Worker During Their ASYE - WebinarFace to Face (Classroom)

This half day course is for Managers/Assessors supporting Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW) on the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme, and will cover:

What Makes a Good Direct Observation

ASYE for ASC (Managers/Assessors) - What Makes a Good ObservationFace to Face (Classroom)
Sessions for CCC & PCC NQSWs on the ASYE ProgrammeASYE Portfolio Development Session Webinars CCC & PCCBlended

This two-day face-to-face course from LGSS is suitable for social care practitioners working within Cambridgeshire County Council and the Cambridge & Peterborough Foundation Trust

The course will provide participants with an introduction to Attachment theory, the different attachment based behavioural strategies and systemic practice.

Delegates will be able to:

•             Understand and apply key concepts of developmental attachment theory to their practice

•             Purposefully adapt their practice based on an understanding of a person’s individual attachment behavioural strategies

•             Work with an understanding of the two-speed brain and the five different memory systems

•             Apply attachment and systems based thinking in holistic based practice.

This course is only open to Employees from Cambridgeshire County Council & the Cambridge & Peterborough Foundation Trust

There are no entry requirements for this course

This course is fully funded for social care practitioners working within Cambridgeshire County Council Adult Social Care, Northamptonshire County Council Adult Social Care & social care practitioners working within the Cambridge & Peterborough Foundation Trust.

However, a cancellation charge will apply if you cancel your place on the course within 15 working days of the course date or if you fail to attend this course

Attachment-based Systemic Practice in Adult Social CareFace to Face (Classroom)

Baby Brain training is a 3x3 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development and is available for Northamptonshire Foster Carers accompanied by their Supervising Social Worker (unless the SSW has previously attended this training then carers can attend without a worker) and who have a baby in placement or a toddler under the age of 2 years.

You will learn:

  • Babies' Brain Development
  • Babies' Emotional Development
  • Babies' Playing and Laughing

You will need to complete all 3 sessions.

Please speak with your Supervising Social Worker before booking onto this training.

To book a place please email Linda Cohen lcohen@childrenfirstnorthamptonshire.co.uk / northantsbabyroom@northamptonshire.gov.uk

 

Baby Brain Training - Foster Carers OnlyFace to Face (Classroom)

Back to Basics is a series of monthly sessions that will focus on core skills or tasks, giving practitioners the chance to refresh their knowledge, think about skills and core social work tasks and refocus on what really makes a difference in the work we do every day.

By the end of the course you will:

  • Look in more depth at core social work tasks and skills
  • Think about your own practice and how you can develop it
  • Find out about learning from audit and case reviews and how this impacts on your work day-to-day
  • Have time to discuss practice issues and share helpful tips and strategies
  • Brush up your knowledge, apply it to the KSS and support your preparation for accreditation

Back to Basics Briefings Face to Face (Classroom)

This half day face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is suitable for all employees and new starters. It is designed to give you a basic understanding of Health and Safety legislation and regulations.

There are no entry requirements for this course

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

Basic Health and SafetyFace to Face (Classroom)

This 1 hour session from LGSS Learning and Development on behalf of Northamptonshire Fostering and Adoption is delivered by Blue Cross Training with 2 temperament assessed education dogs present and is for Foster Carers and Young People.

This session is a general overview of the needs of pets and is aimed at under 5's, this session introduces about being responsible for our dog and teaches young people about pet welfare, staying safe around dots and responsible pet ownership from an early age.

Foster Carers - when booking a place on this course, can you please also send a separate email to state how many children are going to be attending with you and their ages - lgsslearning@northamptonshire.co.uk Thank you.


8th April 2020 - 11am-12pm - One Angel Square, Northampton NN1 1ED

Being Safe Around Dogs - Foster Carers & AdoptersFace to Face (Classroom)

This Bitesize training from LGSS Learning and Development on behalf of Public Health on Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is suitable for all Children First Northampton staff.

  What you can expect to learn:

  • MECC is an evidence-based approach that encourages us to use the millions of day to day interactions that we have with the families we are working with to encourage healthy behaviours.

  • Topics covered include smoking, alcohol, weight management, mental health and emotional wellbeing, oral health, sexual health, screening, the NHS Health Check and blood pressure and adverse childhood experiences and fuel poverty.



Bitesize - Making Every Contact Count (MECC)Face to Face (Classroom)

Bitesize Learning for Children's Workforce in CFN

This bitesize session of CPD has been developed for the Children's Workforce and will provide short bursts of learning that is informative, impact on practice and provoke curiosity to learn further at future points.

Section 20 and Section 17 Good Practice Guidance

Bitesize - Section 20 and Section 17 Good Practice GuidanceFace to Face (Classroom)

This 90 minute bite size session from LGSS Learning and Development is interactive training that will encompass CSE, gangs, county lines and how gangs are using social media and YouTube.

You will gain a greater understanding of what a gang is, risk indicators, warning signs, what is the local picture, what support in Northamptonshire is available and lots of resources to take away to safeguard young people and vulnerable adults in the real world and online world.

These bite size session will be led by a specialist nurse and an online safety and wellbeing officer.

Bitesize - Social Media and GangsFace to Face (Classroom)
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