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Learning from Serious and Fatal Fires

This is a continuing professional development opportunity for managers and front line practitioners.  It aims to promote the lessons learned from serious and fatal fires, for the benefit of the citizens you work with.

As a reflective event this will focus on:

  • Serious incident data
  • Case studies
  • Safe and Well referral mechanisms
  • New online learning opportunities

Booking is via Eventbrite, the password required is ‘Safeandwell’
There is the option of attending either morning or afternoon on the day.  The event being held in Sandwell is on 25th September 2019.


Charity Risk Seminar – Birmingham

In partnership with Zurich, NCVO is pleased to introduce a series of Charity Risk Seminars in 2019. Their half day seminar will cover three key areas in risk management; risk assessment, data and security management and safeguarding.

The Charity Risk Seminar will take place on Tuesday 26th November 2019, 9am till 1pm at BVSC, 138 Digbeth, Birmingham , B5 6DR.

Join Sharon Kearns, Casualty Risk Consultant at Zurich as she discusses the importance of risk assessments and the vital role they play for key stakeholders and the facilities you own and manage. In addition, Sharon will discuss how effective risk assessments can enable organisations to put resources in the right place to manage risk.

Data and Security
Information risk is often managed in a piecemeal way without an overall view of how the risk should be managed. Matthew Hardwick, Strategic Risk Consultant at Zurich, will explain ‘what data is’ whilst considering tools and best practices to ensure the safe management of your data.

Safeguarding
The final part of the seminar will look at safeguarding.  Now, more than ever, the topic of safeguarding is high profile and any organisation that has contact with vulnerable people must have appropriate safeguarding arrangements in place.   In this session, we will explore the basic principles of safeguarding and how safeguarding impacts insurance and what you as risk managers can do to play your part.

Costs:

NCVO Members – £35.00

Non Members – £50.00

Email training@ncvo.org.uk or phone (020 7520 2587) if you’ve any questions or queries for NCVO’s training team.

To book your place click here.

Source: NCVO


Fircroft College Partner Update

Fircroft College of Adult Education has finalised a timetable which compiles a list of new English courses in Birmingham and Sandwell that will be available from September. Extra courses will be added in October so if you are interested in hosting a course please do get in touch.

The next free teacher training programme is on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th September at Fircroft College. The training is for anyone who is interested in delivering an English course.  You can apply here, including for dates in October, November 2019 and January 2020. The course outline is attached along with the volunteer application form.

Please note the College now accept students who have been in the UK less than 12 months.

Contact Fircroft College on 0121 472 0116

 


Free Level 2 Qualifications with Orangebox

Orangebox is currently offering free training for a Level 2 vocational related qualifications. The courses are funded by the Adult Education Budget and qualifications are accredited by the NCFE and CACHE.  Eligibility criteria for the courses states that all learners must:

• Be aged 19+
• Have lived in the EU for 3 or more consecutive years and be a resident in England
• Not have completed the course before.

If there is a group of 8 or more learners, Orangebox will ask for a list and then book a suitable date and time to induct learners onto their chosen courses. The group do not have to do the same course but can only complete one course at a time. Learners have to be completely finish one course before another can be started.

Anyone at all can enrol on a course so long as they meet the criteria: parents/guardians/carers/families/friends. For example, if a child suffers from Autism and their parent or guardian wanted to enrol on the Understanding Autism course, this would be possible.

The courses are Flexible/Distance Learning which means the learners do the work in their own time from a location of their choice, including from the comfort of their own homes, they do not have to attend a classroom.

The marking, support and feedback is given remotely by a dedicated tutor.

For further information please call 01429 874 530 or email distance.learning@orangeboxtraining.com


Learning From Serious and Fatal Fires

This is a continuing professional development opportunity for managers and front line practitioners.  It aims to promote the lessons learned from serious and fatal fires, for the benefit of the citizens you work with.

As a reflective event this will focus on:

  • Serious incident data
  • Case studies
  • Safe and Well referral mechanisms
  • New online learning opportunities

Booking is via Eventbrite, the password required is ‘Safeandwell’
There is the option of attending either morning or afternoon on the day.  The event being held in Sandwell is on 25th September 2019.

Who should attend?

If you are a manager or practitioner working in the following sectors, this event is for you:

  • Voluntary and Community Sector
  • Heath (Mental and Physical)
  • Social Care
  • Housing
  • Safeguarding

For further information contact CSPartnership.Team@wmfs.net


Dementia Pathfinders FREE Training Day

There are still spaces available on the Dementia Pathfinders free training day, part of the Kingfisher Buddies project. The project is run in partnership with Agewell CIC and Dementia Pathfinders CIC. The project is funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.

The Dementia Training Day is on Tuesday, 23 July 2019, at Rounds Green Library, Martley Road, Oldbury B69 1DZ. The time is  9.30 am to 3.30 pm (registration from 9.15 am).

Learning Outcomes:
➢ Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
➢ Understand how a person-centred approach may be used to encourage positive communication with individuals with dementia
➢ Understand the factors which can affect interactions with individuals with dementia.

Click here to book via Eventbrite

Places are limited, therefore apply now to avoid disappointment.


2020 GSK IMPACT Awards – funding and free training for health charities

The GSK IMPACT Awards provide core funding, training and national recognition for charities doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Up to 20 awards will be made ranging from £3,000 to £40,000. To be eligible organisations must be at least three years old, a registered charity, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £80,000 and £2.5 million.

Winning organisations will have a film made, receive support with press and publicity and be given a set of promotional materials. They will also be offered free training and development valued at a further £9,500.

In 2020 there will be three days of training leading up to the GSK IMPACT Awards ceremony in London. After this participants will be invited to join the GSK IMPACT Awards Network which connects past award winners both online and at meetings, to get and give support, share best practice and continue their professional development.

Many participants have commented that the training, the new ideas and enthusiasm that they take away, and the connections they make is even more important than the award money.

To apply go to: www.kingsfund.org.uk/gskimpactawards

Closing date for applications: 23 September 2019


The ABC of ACESs – Full Day Training

The Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands have secured funding through the Home Office Early Intervention Fund to support approaches aimed at supporting Young People and preventing youth violence.  

ABCs of ACES (1 day)  – 15th and 16th July 2019. Booking can be made directly on the BVSC website – https://www.bvsc.org/sector-training-courses

The Police and Crime Commissioner in partnership with the Violence Prevention Alliance is working with Rock Pool, the leading provider of training for trauma-informed interventions, to roll out a programme of training to professionals and practitioners who work with children, young people and adults, helping them to understand how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and Early Trauma impact on them.

This training is aimed at practitioners with direct contact with service users, patients, clients or the general public.

The training will cover:
• What is trauma? – Definitions and explanation of the differences in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex Trauma and Vicarious Trauma.
• Developmental trauma and its impact on individuals.
• The ACEs Study – an exploration of the Felitti study and the implications for health and social care.
• Impact of ACEs on behaviour – how to understand peoples triggers.
• Resilience – what this is and the consequences of not having it.
• Trauma Informed Practice -explanation and opportunity to examine own workplace.
• Introduction to some activities to use directly with clients to address their distress.
• How to use a psychoeducational approach to teach emotional regulation.
• Increasing understanding of protective factors for vulnerable individuals and suggested intervention.
• Exploring working with client’s protective factors to develop resilience.
• Increasing understanding of vicarious self-care and personal resilience.
• An increasing level of job satisfaction when working with vulnerability.

This training will provide delegates with the confidence to identify ACEs. This session will build on the half-day session and continue to examine what works when working with individuals with ACEs and, how to employ skills using an ACE aware trauma-informed approach.

There will be opportunity throughout the training to link evidence to practice and look at how delegates may develop protective factors with clients to promote resilience, mitigate further ACEs and aim for recovery.

 


Black Country Technical Assistance ERDF Workshops

Places are still available for the three workshops taking place in July:

Financial Management: 2 July at Himley Hall
Summative Assessment: 4 July at Walsall Village Hotel
Project Closure: 18 July at Wolverhampton Race Course

If you have not already registered and wish to attend the workshops, please complete the attached booking form and return to bcta@walsall.gov.uk

Please direct any enquiry to Craig Perry, Black Country ERDF Programme Manager, External Funding, Walsall MBC on
01922 652544. Email craig.perry@walsall.gov.uk


Career Events – Grow your skills and boost your earnings

Thousands of new jobs are coming to the West Midlands, offering opportunities, at all levels, in the region’s fastest growing industries. The West Midlands Combined Authority is launching a new adult education and training offer, in partnership with local colleges and providers, to help you get the right skills for these opportunities.

You could learn new skills in some of the fastest growing industries including:

• Digital
• Construction
• Advanced manufacturing and engineering
• Business and professional services including administration and finance

Go along to one of the events to find out more. Staff from local colleges and training providers will be able to advise you on:

• Training to help you get a job if you’re unemployed
• Improving your skills to give you better career opportunities if you’re working
• Specialist training to give you the skills for a particular job or trade

Unsure what to do? Advisors will be on hand to discuss your options or to arrange additional support if needed.

Click here to get details of the skills event in your area.


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