Social work and social care CPD courses

Our social work and social care short courses offer experienced social workers the stimulating environment and support to develop their practice.

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September 2018


Best Interests Assessor (BIA)

The Mental Capacity Act provides a frameworks for decision making for people aged over 16 years who may lack capacity to make some decisions for...

Video-intervention to promote positive parenting and sensitive discipline (VIPP-SD)

We are offering an exciting opportunity for staff from across the children’s workforce to undertake training in the use of this extremely well...

Working with Psychotherapy Groups

Whilst group therapy has long been established as a highly effective form of treatment, services are increasingly utilising group work as a means...


October 2018


Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of...

Neuroscience and psychoanalysis

Now in its third year, and building on the success of 2017’s event, this course addresses the growing consilience between psychoanalysis and...

Safeguarding Adults: Level 3 Training

This one-day training is based on the Level 3 Safeguarding Adults Intercollegiate document and will offer an understanding of the legal and policy...

Training in The Mental Capacity Act 2005

Understanding and awareness of the principles of The Mental Capacity Act is an essential requirement for all staff involved in the care, treatment...

Workshops for named child protection professionals

These workshops are intended to develop the skills and understanding of the named professionals working in the complex and demanding field of child...


November 2018


Intermediate motivational interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based approach based on a person-centred counselling style for addressing the common problem of...

An introduction to compassion focused therapy

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) was developed by Professor Paul Gilbert to work with people with severe and enduring mental health problems, many...

BIA Refresher

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) is a complex scheme and the role of Best Interests Assessor (BIA) is a challenging one. There is a...


January 2019


Reflective practice group for independent social workers

The work of Independent Social Workers is stressful and emotionally demanding and the emotionally painful dynamics engendered by the work can make...

Video interaction guidance

The 2 day training course will provide an introduction to Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) and its theoretical origins.


February 2019


Supervision for staff working in schools and community contexts: working relationally and reflectively

Supervision is a work-based learning relationship, characterised by relating and reflecting. It is a critical component of safe and effective...


May 2019


Motivational interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centred counselling style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change.


June 2019


Motivational interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centred counselling style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change.


Bespoke courses


Reflective mental health practice today short course

This is a bespoke 10-week short course for mental health nurses, which develops the capacity to understand, process and thoughtfully respond to...


Coming soon


Risk: A relational perspective

This eight week course, delivered in both London and Leeds, offers you an innovative framework for understanding the complex and subtle issues...

Safeguarding Children: Level 3 Training

The objectives of this one-day course are to help professionals involved with safeguarding children to:

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