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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March 2017


Advanced motivational interviewing

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

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...


April 2017


Relating to self-harm and suicide in adolescents and young adults

This 10-week course will focus on how to understand self-harm and suicidal behaviour in adolescence and early adulthood.

Still overlooked? Seen but not heard? Understanding children's needs when parents separate

How can parents and professionals in different contexts keep children in focus during the process of separation and divorce? How can children’s...


June 2017


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...

Managing risk and complexity in social care practice: A relational approach

Social workers and other professionals working in the field of child protection are faced with particular challenges in assessing and managing the...

Safeguarding children: level 3 training

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

Video interaction guidance

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


July 2017


Systemic approaches to working with trauma (CPD73)

Trauma and healing are important challenges for those involved in mental health and therapeutic work. This workshop provides a systemic perspective...


September 2017


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...

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...

Eight-Week Mindfulness Course

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a very effective way of training our attention. In our fast-paced world, we are increasingly reacting...

Talking to children about difficult things: understanding emotional communication in challenging and turbulent contexts

Healthcare workers such as social workers and others in allied professions frequently need to talk to children and young people about difficult and...

Understanding the emotional needs of care leavers

Children leaving public care are some of the most vulnerable in our society. While many care leavers are resilient and lead successful lives, there...


October 2017


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 2017


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

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


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...

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