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Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Date: 15/01/2020

Time: 09:30 - 16:00

Price (Voluntary Sector/Social Enterprise): £750.00

Price (Statutory/Business): £945.00

Venue: Beech Room, Lyndhurst Community Centre

This course runs over 5 days.
Dates: Wednesdays 15th and 29th January, 5th and 19th February, 4th March 2020

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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Emergency First Aid at Work - CF20PC001

Date: 16/01/2020

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Price (Voluntary Sector/Social Enterprise): £80.00

Price (Statutory/Business): £125.00

Venue: Future Skills Centre (Bordon)

This course is intended for 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.

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Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health in the Workplace - CF20PC015

Date: 20/01/2020

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Price (Voluntary Sector/Social Enterprise): £220.00

Price (Statutory/Business): £250.00

Venue: Dickinson Centre - Park Community School

Please note: this is a 2 day course, you willl need to attend both dates on 20th and 27th January.

Mental Health First Aid won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and potentially stop a crisis from happening.
This two-day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider at Work, giving you:
* An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
* Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
* Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
* Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
* Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

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Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Date: 21/01/2020

Price (Voluntary Sector/Social Enterprise): £575.00

Price (Statutory/Business): £675.00

This qualification replaces the CIEH Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Want to be part of the ‘in crowd’? This is your chance to gain the latest qualification in Education and Training.

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:

* Understanding own role, responsibilities and boundaries of role in relation to teaching
* Understanding teaching and learning approaches
* Being able to plan and deliver inclusive training sessions which motivate learners
* Understanding how to assess and provide learners with constructive and developmental feedback.

This 5 day course.

(To attend this course you must have submitted your interest by the 6th of September 2019 closing date.)

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Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health - CF20PC031

Date: 04/02/2020

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Price (Voluntary Sector/Social Enterprise): £120.00

Price (Statutory/Business): £150.00

Venue: Cowplain Family Practice

Mental Health First Aid won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and potentially stop a crisis from happening.

In this Level 2 Mental Health First Aid course you’ll learn how to:
* recognise the warning signs of mental ill-health
* develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe
* gain skills and knowledge to empower people to access the support they need for recovery or successful management of their symptoms
* process create a more mentally supportive workplace
gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.

Content
* Factors affecting mental health and the impact of poor mental health on individuals
* Stress – signs and symptoms, factors which increase the risk of stress, it’s impact and how it can be managed
* Starting the conversation about mental health and providing safe advice
* Ways to improve mental health and wellbeing, and signposting to professional services
* Potential impact of drug and alcohol misuse on mental health
* Creating a first aid action plan for mental health

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Mental Health First Aid

Date: 04/02/2020

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Price (Voluntary Sector/Social Enterprise): £220.00

Price (Statutory/Business): £250.00

Venue: Cowplain Family Practice

Mental Health First Aid won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and potentially stop a crisis from happening.

In this Level 2 Mental Health First Aid course you’ll learn how to:
 recognise the warning signs of mental ill-health
 develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe
 gain skills and knowledge to empower people to access the support they need for recovery or successful management of their symptoms
 process create a more mentally supportive workplace
gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.

Content
• Factors affecting mental health and the impact of poor mental health on individuals
• Stress – signs and symptoms, factors which increase the risk of stress, it’s impact and how it can be managed
• Starting the conversation about mental health and providing safe advice
• Ways to improve mental health and wellbeing, and signposting to professional services
• Potential impact of drug and alcohol misuse on mental health
• Creating a first aid action plan for mental health

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Level 3 Award in Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

Date: 05/02/2020

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Price (Voluntary Sector/Social Enterprise): £99.00

Price (Statutory/Business): £115.00

Venue: Future Skills Centre (Bordon)

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

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Emergency First Aid at Work - CF20PC002

Date: 19/02/2020

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Price (Voluntary Sector/Social Enterprise): £80.00

Price (Statutory/Business): £125.00

Venue: The Beacon - Portsdown Community Church

This course is intended for 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.

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