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Training round up for practitioners

Welcome to the practictioners training round up.  

Round up of February and March 2024 Training

 

To book training 

Autism Bedfordshire 

Email enquiries@autismbeds.org to book a place 


Speech and language service

Visit their page by clicking here


Early Help Workforce Development Offer 

FREE Training is available for professional’s supporting children, young people and families in Bedford, 

To view the training offer please click here

 

The Early Help Workforce development service will be moving to an Online-booking platform in the near future however in the short term, please to ensure that all bookings for training, wherever possible, are booked directly with EHTraining@bedford.gov.uk

Training will be delivered over a virtual platform. Links and password will be sent out prior to the training taking place. 

All courses offered are free of charge to those Professionals working within the Bedford Borough Locality. There is a £50 charge for professionals outside the BBC Locality or from the Private sector.

 

Please complete the below form and email to EHTraining@bedford.gov.uk . Confirmation will be sent within 10 days

 

Name:

Date of Birth:

Organisation and Job role:

Organisation Address:

Course applied for:

Date of Course:

Email address:

Contact Phone number:

 

Would you consider yourself to have a disability (Y/N)? if yes please state and specific alternations we may need to make:

 

 

Attendance at any training event is subject to this application process.

 

 

Non-attendance\cancellations without 48hrs prior notice will result in you/your organisation being charged a £50 fee.

 


 

 

Date and Time

Course

Thursday 1st February

9:30am to 12:30pm

 

 

Autism Bedfordshire

 

ONLINE Autism & Eating Disorders Cost £50 per delegate

A tier 2 workshop to understand the complicated relationship autistic individuals may have with food and eating, due to both sensory processing and thinking differences.

To explore

  • the impact of autism on the way autistic individuals experience food and eating
  • sensory processing differences and how these specifically relate to eating challenges
  • anxiety and its impact on autistic individuals (including demand avoidance)
  • some resources and strategies that may be helpful to support autistic individuals with eating challenges

On booking you will receive a confirmation email and the week before the training you will be emailed the zoom link and handouts.

 

Monday

5th February 2024

9.30am to 12:30pm

Autism Bedfordshire

 

ONLINE Autism Women & Girls  Cost £50 per delegate

A tier 2 workshop providing an understanding of how autism may present in a more internalised way in females (and some males!)

To explore:

  • the way autism may present more subtly in females and why this may delay diagnosis
  • how to adapt environments and practices to meet the specific needs of autistic females
  • resources and strategies for supporting autistic females

On booking you will receive a confirmation email and the week before the training you will be emailed the details to join and course handouts.

 

Monday 5th February 2024

9.30am to 12:30pm

Early Help Workforce Development

ONLINE Making Sense of Autism

Please see the Early Help Workforce Development Offer section above for information on the course and how to book.

 

Tuesday 6th February 2024

 

9.30am to 12:30pm

Autism Bedfordshire

 

ONLINE Autism & Demand Avoidance for Practitioners  Cost £50 per delegate

A tier 2 workshop to increase understanding of the demand avoidant presentation of autism, with advice on how to support those with this challenge.

To explore:

  • what is meant by ‘demand avoidance’ in relation to autism and the controversy over the ‘PDA’ diagnosis
  • the role of anxiety in creating demand avoidant behaviour
  • how to work collaboratively with children and young people to minimise demand avoidant behaviour

On booking you will receive a confirmation email and and the week before the training you will be emailed the zoom link and handouts.

 

Tuesday 6th February,

 

10.30am-12noon

ONLINE Oral Health Improvement Team for early years settings and childminders in Bedford Borough

 Find out how to ‘promote the good oral health of children attending your setting

 

To book email ccs.oralhealthbeds@nhs.net

 

Tuesday 6th February,

 

4pm to 4pm

Face to Face SENCo Collaboration meeting.

Networking opportunity for SENCo's.

Venue will be emailed to SENCo's.

 

Wednesday 7th February,

 

1pm – 3pm

Bedfordshire and Luton Speech and Language Therapy Service

ONLINE Speech Sounds

This is a workshop for staff working with children with speech sound difficulties in both Early Years and School Age.

Wednesday 7th February, 1pm – 3pm, book here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/758999697527 

Please note bookings for all courses will close 2 working days before the date of the training.

 

Tuesday 13th February 2024,

 

9:30am to 12:30pm

 

Autism Bedfordshire

ONLINE Autism & Communication for Practitioners Cost £50 per delegate

A tier 2 workshop looking into communication differences that may be experienced by some autistic individuals and how to meet their needs.

To explore:

  • what we mean by communication
  • how and why autistic communication may differ from non-autistic communication
  • some possible ways to support autistic individuals with communication

On booking you will receive a confirmation email and the week before the training you will be emailed the zoom link and handouts.

 

 

Tuesday 13th February 2024,

 

4pm to 4.30pm

 

ONLINE Oral Health Improvement Team Teachers Have you got half an hour to talk about oral health and children with SEND?

 

To book email ccs.oralhealthbeds@nhs.net

 

Wednesday 14th February,

 

1pm-3pm

Bedfordshire and Luton Speech and Language Therapy Service

ONLINE Storytelling & Narrative Skills

This is a workshop for staff working with school age children. Telling stories, sharing news, relaying events are all essential communication skills that form part of our everyday interactions. To  book visit  www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/739256043727

Please note bookings for all courses will close 2 working days before the date of the training.

 

Thursday 15th February 2024

 

10am to 3pm

Early Help Workforce Development

ONLINE Five to Thrive

Please see the Early Help Workforce Development Offer section above for information on the course and how to book.

 

Friday 16th of February

 

6pm to 9pm

Autism Bedfordshire

FREE online Autism Women & Girls

To book please telephone 01234 214871 or email enquiries@autismbeds.org

 

Monday 19th to Friday 23rd of February

 

HALF TERM BREAK

 

Wednesday 21st February

 

1:30pm to 3:30pm

ONLINE Meeting the Needs of Every Child National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN) 

The training session will provide practitioners with a thorough understanding of inclusive practice for SEND in Early Years settings. To book visit https://nasen.org.uk/events/meeting-needs-every-child-21stFeb

 

Tuesday 27th February-

10am to 1pm

 

Autism Bedfordshire

FREE online Autism & Eating Disorders 

To book please telephone 01234 214871 or email enquiries@autismbeds.org

 

Thursday 29th February, 1pm-3pm

Bedfordshire and Luton Speech and Language Therapy Service

 

Understanding & Using Vocabulary

This is a workshop for staff working with school age children. Lots of research shows that good vocabulary skills are linked to all areas of communication including understanding, speaking, reading and writing.

To book visit  www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/739261289417

Please note bookings for all courses will close 2 working days before the date of the training.

 

Tuesday 5th March

9:30am to 12:30pm

 

Early Help Workforce Development

ONLINE Autism and Anxiety

Please see the Early Help Workforce Development Offer section above for information on the course and how to book.

 

Wednesday 7th March,
9:30 am-3:30 pm

 

 

Autism Bedfordshire

 

Autism in the Classroom – Kings House Bedford

This tier 2 course is designed for practitioners working in a school environment who work with autistic children of all ages: particularly useful for SEN Coordinators, class teachers and other professionals directly supporting autistic children in the classroom.
To explore:
• the main differences experienced by autistic children – and some of their strengths
• practical strategies that all staff can implement to support autistic children
• knowledge to cascade to colleagues to ensure your school is/remains an autism-friendly setting

Number of delegates: A maximum of 15

Pre-requisites: Basic autism knowledge or practical experience

Cost: Total of £1,000 for a group or £100 on a pay per place basis if booked through our training programme

 

To book visit https://www.autismbedfordshire.net/events/autism-in-the-classroom-parts-1-2-4/

 

 

 

Tuesday 12th March

9:30 to 12:30 

 

 

Autism Bedfordshire

 

ONLINE Autism & Sensory Processing for Practitioners

 

A tier 2 workshop explaining the relationship between autism and sensory processing differences, in autistic people of all ages.

To explore:

  • the impact of sensory processing differences on the lives of autistic individuals
  • resources and strategies to support health and wellbeing due to sensory challenges
  • when to ask for professional input

On booking you will receive a confirmation email and the week before the training you will be emailed the course handouts and zoom link.

Cost: £50 per delegate

To book visit https://www.autismbedfordshire.net/events/autism-sensory-processing-11/

 

Tuesday 12th March

10am to 3pm

 

Early Help Workforce Development

ONLINE Solution Focussed Therapy Intermediate

Please see the Early Help Workforce Development Offer section above for information on the course and how to book.

 

Thursday 14th March

9:30am to 12:30pm

 

Early Help Workforce Development

ONLINE Protective Behaviours Introduction Course

Please see the Early Help Workforce Development Offer section above for information on the course and how to book.

 

Monday 18th March

9:30am to 11:30am

 

Early Help Workforce Development

ONLINE Early Help Assessment Workshop

Please see the Early Help Workforce Development Offer section above for information on the course and how to book.

 

Tuesday 19th March, 2024
 9:30 am-12:30 pm

 

Autism Bedfordshire

 

ONLINE  Autism & Mental Health for Practitioners

A tier 2 workshop explaining the impact of poor mental health on autistic individuals, particularly useful for practitioners working with autistic individuals who have co-existing mental health conditions and/or dual diagnoses.

To explore:

  • an overview of co-existing mental health and some neurological conditions commonly experienced by autistic people and how these affect their individual needs
  • how to proactively adapt environments and practices to prevent needs escalating
  • resources and strategies for supporting individuals

On booking you will receive a confirmation email and the week before the training you will be emailed the zoom link and handouts.

Cost: £50 per delegate

To book visit https://www.autismbedfordshire.net/events/autism-mental-health-for-practitioners-5/

 

 

 

Thursday 21st March 9:30am to 12:30pm

 

Autism Bedfordshire

 

Autism, puberty and relationships for Practitioners

 21st March, 2024
 9:30 am-12:30 pm

A new, tier 2 course, designed for those who support autistic individuals as they grow and develop into young adults.

Delegates will explore:

  • the impact of physical and sensory changes during puberty
  • establishing a positive self-identity during this stage of growing independence
  • developing positive and healthy relationships with an understanding of staying safe
  • when and who to ask for additional support
  • some resources and approaches which may be helpful

 

Cost: £500 or £50 per place if booked through our rolling programme

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To book visit

https://www.autismbedfordshire.net/events/autism-puberty-and-relationships-for-practitioners/

 

 

 

26th March, 2024
 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Autism Bedfordshire

 

Autism & Ageing for Practitioners

 

Autism & Ageing for Practitioners

A new, tier 2 course, designed to address some of the issues being faced by those who were diagnosed with autism as children who are now entering their senior years; and those of late diagnosed older autistic individuals. Suitable for social care and health practitioners and anyone with an interest in autism and ageing.

Delegates will explore:

  • why ageing for autistic people may suggest an increased risk than those who are neurotypical
  • how we might disentangle differences due to age and those due to diagnostic criteria
  • how we might best meet the needs of our ageing autistic population and what safeguards we might put in place for them to lead fulfilling lives

 

Cost: £500 or £50 per place if booked through our rolling programme

 

To book visit https://www.autismbedfordshire.net/events/autism-ageing-for-practitioners/

 

Tuesday 26th March

9:30am to 1:30pm

 

Early Help Workforce Development

ONLINE Teen Brain Matters  

Please see the Early Help Workforce Development Offer section above for information on the course and how to book.

 

5 FREE online CPD units as part of government-funded SEND-training,

5 FREE TO ACCESS online CPD units as part of government-funded SEND-training, helping practitioners address common learning barriers. 

https://www.wholeschoolsend.org.uk/page/online-cpd-units

NEW SENCO Advice Line is a new phone line for SENCOs and other school professionals to call, to get advice about meeting the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.