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Common Core of Skills and Knowledge

This is a Virtual Course

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This Virtual College course coincides with the government’s ‘Help Children Achieve More’ strategy and is designed to be inclusive of all staff, paid and voluntary, which comes into contact with children, young people and families. It is based around the CWDC induction standards. On completion of this course learners will have covered several learning objectives including: An overview of Every Child Matters and Integrated Working, Principles and values, Equality, inclusion and anti-discriminatorypractise. Person-centred approaches. Confidentiality, information sharing and record keeping.

Description

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Understanding Principles and Values
  • An overview of Every Child Matters and integrated working
  • Principles and Values
  • Equality, inclusion and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Person-Centred approaches
  • Confidentiality, information sharing and record keeping
  • Understanding Your Role
  • Work Role
  • Legislation, policies and procedures
  • Relationships with carers, parents and others
  • Team Working
  • Complaints and Compliments
  • Supervision and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Health and Safety
  • Health and Safety Laws, Policies and Procedures
  • Moving, lifting and handling people and objects
  • Premises
  • Medication, Healthcare and Food Handling
  • Personal Safety and Security
  • Risk Assessment
  • Effective Communication
  • Key skills, knowledge and characteristics of an effective communicator •Some of the barriers to communication
  • The importance of professional relationships and the boundaries to these
  • Understanding Development
  • Theories on why children and young people may behave in certain ways
  • The importance of play to learning and development
  • How a child or young person is part of a number of different but connected systems
  • What 'transition' means in relation to children and young people
  • Safeguarding
  • The various types of child abuse and neglect
  • The signs and what to look for
  • Steps to take if a child or adult discloses abuse
  • The importance of keeping records

Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Certification

On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

Duration

Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course. Target Audience Individuals who work with children, young people and families, this includes: teachers, midwives, social workers, GP's, school nurses, social workers, youth offending service, police officers and early years workers.

Target Audience

Individuals who work with children, young people and families, this includes: teachers, midwives, social workers, GP's, school nurses, social workers, youth offending service, police officers and early years workers.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Interview Process

No interview required.

Questions & Answers

Who is the course for?

Individuals who work with children, young people and families, this includes: teachers, midwives, social workers, GP's, school nurses, social workers, youth offending service, police officers and early years workers.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

This is a virtual course. You can view more details, or purchase the course online.

Course details

  • Attendance: Virtual Course
  • Start Date: Flexible
  • Hours per week: Flexible
  • Days: Flexible
  • Start Time: Flexible
  • End Time: Flexible
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Course Fees: £30 + VAT (discounts for block bookings) No fee remission available on this course.
  • Venue: E Learning - Online learning -You can do your course from home or work
  • Faculty:
  • Department Manager: .

Qualifications

  • Level:
  • Qualification Name: Common Core of Skills and Knowledge
  • Awarding Body: The content of this Virtual College course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Contact Information

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This is a virtual course. You can view more details, or purchase the course online.

You can also download a printable application form (PDF 209KB).

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