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  • Gain the latest in training, facilitating and teaching adults qualifications with our Level 3 and 4 Education and Training Qualifications.

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Emergency First Aid at Work Level 3 accreditied - NFSTG1910

Date: 06/08/2019

Price (Voluntary Sector/Social Enterprise): £80.00

Price (Statutory/Business): £115.00

Venue: St John's Church Hall Rowlands Castle

This course is intended for smaller workplaces where the appointed person will be able to take charge in the event of an illness or accident. At the end of the course attendees will have demonstrated competence in basic life support skills and increased their awareness in managing a first aid incident in the workplace.

A certificate will be issued which will be valid for 3 years. No prior knowledge is necessary.

Trainer: MCG staff

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Level 2 Safeguarding Adults in Health and Social Care - NFSTG1920

Date: 20/08/2019

Price (Voluntary Sector/Social Enterprise): £75.00

Price (Statutory/Business): £90.00

Venue: Winnall Community Centre Small Hall

This qualification is intended for those that are working in, or are looking to start work in health and social care. The qualification introduces the key principles associated with safeguarding adults at risk in a health and social care setting.

Learning Aims:

* Define safeguarding and outline relevant legal frameworks
* Identify how to recognise types of abuse
* Demonstrate essential characteristics related to effective reporting in relation to abuse
* Show awareness of local and other relevant policy related to safeguarding
* Consider your role in relation to prevention of abuse

Duration: One half day classroom tuition
Assessment: Multiple choice exam at the end of the session (ID required)
Pre-requisite: Working or planning to work or volunteer with adults

Trainer: Karen Murrell

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Level 3 Management Programme

Date: 05/09/2019

Price (Voluntary Sector/Social Enterprise): £985.00

Price (Statutory/Business): £1,185.00

Please note there are 4 days to attend this Management course - 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th September

The Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management is ideal for individuals who have management responsibilities but no formal training, and are serious about developing their abilities, leaders seeking to move up to the next level of management, and managers who need to lead people though organisational change, budget cuts or other pressures.

This interactive, insightful and practical management programme will take you on a learning journey discovering and exploring the fundamentals of Leadership and Management for the aspiring or new to management first line manager.

By the end of the course developing managers will:

* Understand leadership styles, leadership qualities and review own leadership qualities and potential
* Know how to develop self and others to achieve organisational objectives
* Apply effective decision making techniques
* Understand conflict management in the workplace and effective resolution techniques
* Understand the dynamics of change and managing it effectively

Services Included:

* 4 full days of teaching, facilitated workshops
* All program materials and access to on line learning platform
* One free re-take for any referred sections of assignments
* Student Membership of ILM free for 6 months – includes access to “learningzone”
* ILM Certificate and opportunity to become full member of ILM with professional recognition letters

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Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Access to Legal Advice

Date: 16/09/2019

Price: POA

Venue: St Peter's Room - Saint Peter's Catholic Church

This qualification is aimed at part-time staff and volunteers who support the provision of legal information and advice to clients.

It is competence based and involves the assessment of skills, knowledge and understanding in the real working environment. It is suitable for learners of any age who have current work experience within providing information, advice and guidance Learners will need to demonstrate they can carry out a number of important functions including communicating effectively with legal advice clients, supporting clients to make use of services and helping them to access signposting and referral opportunities.

Learners will complete 5 modules selected from a range including:

* Communicating with legal advice clients
* Supporting clients to make use of the legal advice service
* Enabling legal advice clients to access signposting and referral opportunities
* Providing legal information and advice using the telephone
* Reflective practice in a legal advice context

Benefits for Individuals:

* Support of experienced Assessor

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Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Date: 18/09/2019

Price (Voluntary Sector/Social Enterprise): £750.00

Price (Statutory/Business): £945.00

Venue: Spurgeon Meeting Room - Alton Maltings

This course runs over 5 days.
Dates: Wednesday's 18th September 2nd, 23rd October, 6th and 13th November

An opportunity to learn new skills and techniques in teaching and training. You will be working in a small group with experienced tutors providing tailored support.
This short programme is designed for those who wish to teach, train, assess or facilitate learning. This may be in the classroom or in your workplace

Learning Aims:
* Be able to state the roles and responsibilities of the facilitator, and be aware of the boundaries in relation to teaching.
* Show awareness different teaching and learning approaches
* Be able to plan and deliver inclusive training sessions which motivate learners
* Demonstrate how to assess and provide learners with constructive and developmental feedback

Costs for groups are:
£945 for Businesses and Individuals
£860 Housing Associations, Statutory Sector, CIC's and social enterprises
£750 Voluntary Groups

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Level 3 Certificate in Management

Date: 23/09/2019

Price (Voluntary Sector/Social Enterprise): £995.00

Price (Statutory/Business): £1,195.00

This Level 3 Certificate in Management course is currently due to start on the following dates: 23rd September and 17th of October, both in 2019.

Managers play an integral role in supporting organisational objectives through a wide range of functions, such as planning, allocating and monitoring the work of a team, supporting team members, managing conflict, resolving problems, project management, agreeing budgets and managing customer service.

The sessions are designed to be interactive, engaging and fun whilst achieving the core learning aims of:

* Understanding own role, responsibilities and management of personal development
* Developing working relationships with colleagues
* Being able to plan, allocate and monitor work of a team
* Setting objectives and provide support for team members
* Effective communication

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Level 3 Award in Principles of Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People or Vulnerable Adults - NFSTG1921

Date: 23/09/2019

Price (Voluntary Sector/Social Enterprise): £99.00

Price (Statutory/Business): £115.00

Safeguarding is how we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from abuse or neglect by the actions, or lack of actions, of another person. In order to safeguard and protect persons from abuse or neglect we need to learn how to identify vulnerable individuals and take necessary steps to stop abuse and neglect.

Everyone has the right to be safe and live without the fear of abuse, neglect or exploitation and this course aims to teach you how to recognise the signs of abuse and neglect and what actions you can take to stop this from happening and occurring again in the future. Abuse, neglect and exploitation can occur anywhere and by anyone, quite often being a person of trust.

This course is designed for all persons, no matter what field they are directly involved in, to give them the tools and knowledge to make a difference to a vulnerable person’s life. It will also let the practitioner reporting the abuse know how they can safeguard themselves in every day work, while seeking help and reporting the incident identified.

Learning aims:

* Consider the safeguarding legislation and guidance
* Look at indicators of abuse and neglect
* Make sound judgements
* Consider the communication needed to take action
* State your role and responsibilities as a safeguarding lead
* Be aware of how to and how not to share information
* Deal effectively with and reporting of allegations and complaints
* Have an understanding of assessment and marking in safeguarding reports

Duration: Full day classroom tuition
Assessment: A short exam, with multiple choice and short answer questions at the end of the day
Pre-requisite: You must be a minimum of 18 years upon course commencement

Trainer: Karen Murrell

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Emergency First Aid at Work - NFSTG1905

Date: 26/09/2019

Price (Voluntary Sector/Social Enterprise): £80.00

Price (Statutory/Business): £115.00

Venue: Winnall Community Centre Small Hall

* Gain knowledge of First Aid at Work regulations and roles
* Learn how to manage a scene and carry out a primary survey
* Manage unresponsive casualty not breathing, demonstrate CPR, AED pad placement, use of infection control barriers
* Manage unresponsive casualty who is breathing – demonstrate the recovery position and airway maintenance
* Respond to and treat other emergencies including choking, wounds and burns
* Study common conditions and how to treat including heart attack, epilepsy and shock

A certificate will be issued which will be valid for 3 years.

Trainer: Claire Morgan

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