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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development

Our programme of CPD courses will develop your practical and professional knowledge and skills. You will be able to interact with leading academics and practitioners/trainers and you will be brought up to date with latest developments.

We have a reputation for innovative course design and delivery and this expertise underpins our CPD opportunities. We develop highly relevant, practical and reflective sessions, underpinned by cutting edge evidence. We deliver CPD at all levels to address lifelong learning needs.

Our courses are delivered in attractive learning spaces at the University of Nottingham either on University Park or Jubilee Campus. The courses are delivered by lecturers/trainers drawn from the University and practice, reflecting our globally-renowned expertise.

Upcoming courses

Music Care Training - Level 1

Date
21 (09:00) - 22 November 2018 (17:00)
Location:
Jubilee Campus
Description
The Fundamentals of Music Care: Theory and Context. Part of our Continuing Professional Development programme.

Advanced Practitioner Workshops - Understanding Mental Distress: the Power, Threat, Meaning Framework

Date
28 November 2018 (13:30-16:00)
Location:
Jubilee Campus
Description
Speaker: Professor John Cromby, University of Leicester.

Advanced Practitioner Workshops - Defensible Decision-Making in Child Protection

Date
16 January 2019 (13:30-16:00)
Location:
Jubilee Campus
Description
Speaker: Dr Andrew Whittaker, London South Bank University.

Advanced Practitioner Workshops - Home or Care? Pathways and Outcomes for Children

Date
13 February 2019 (13:30-16:00)
Location:
Jubilee Campus
Description
Speaker: Professor Nina Biehal, University of York.

Music Care Training - Level 1

Date
13 (09:00) - 14 March 2019 (17:00)
Location:
Jubilee Campus
Description
The Fundamentals of Music Care: Theory and Context. Part of our Continuing Professional Development programme.

Advanced Practitioner Workshops -Thinking about how to give and receive reflective supervision

Date
13 March 2019 (13:30-16:00)
Location:
Jubilee Campus
Description
Speaker: Dr Jagwida Leigh, University of Sheffield.

CPD for social workers

Below is an outline of the courses we offer, but if you would prefer to commission a bespoke course, tailored to your specific requirements, please contact us at for more details.

Our courses

For newly qualified/assessed and supported year in employment

We offer short courses for newly qualified social workers in Child and Family Social Work which build knowledge of a variety of different elements of social work, especially developing skills and knowledge for practice, managing the pressures and responsibility of the profession, and developing an awareness of self as a qualified practitioner.

These full day courses will be delivered through two themed inputs (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) which address core practice challenge and skills, and include communicating with children and parents; uses of authority, working with resistance and professional assertiveness; meeting the needs of children in care.

For specialist services - Fostering and Adoption, Children's Mental Health and Well-Being, Looked After Children

We offer full day courses in specific areas of social work practice and legislation such as adoption, risk management, life story, and working with carers. Delivered as lectures and interactive seminars, these courses will ensure that you are up-to-date with the latest legislation, evidence and practice.

For everyone - our open programme

Suitable for all levels and all experience (including family support and preventative services), the Open Programme series of full day courses are delivered by the University and experienced academics and practitioners/trainers on various aspects of children's social work practice and society.

Topics include: meeting the needs of disabled children and their carers; forced marriage; child sexual exploitation; working effectively with highly vulnerable multi-service use families; and engaging fathers.

For practice educators

We offer a range of full day courses in specific areas of Practice Education, focusing on observation, theory and providing reflective supervision. Delivered as lectures and interactive seminars, these courses will ensure that you are continuing to develop and practice skills post Practice Educator Stage 2.

For managers and leaders

These are customised courses to meet local needs and priorities. We can offer 360 appraisals, one-to-one consultations and mentoring, work-based feedback and the opportunity to undertake a small piece of academic evidence research to underpin your service reviews.

Contact us

For further information about our CPD training and learning events, or to discuss a bespoke event designed around your own service specific needs, please contact us.

Prices are available on request. Discounts are available for block bookings.

 

 

School of Sociology and Social Policy

Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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