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Open Training

Convenient and easy to sign up to, see our stimulating courses below. If you can't make the open courses talk to us and we can bring these to you in house. Our open courses will benefit:

  • Providers who have only a few delegates requiring training e.g. new or developing staff
  • Providers who want to train up to 20 staff away from their premises
  • Those who value the opportunity to network with others in the same field
  • Individuals purchasing training independently e.g. considering working in a new field or looking for career progression
  • Those keen on maintaining their Continuing Professional Development

NB Lunch is included on each training day

We are running open courses throughout 2019 and 2020, as follows:

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Early childhood experiences have lasting, measurable consequences later in life, we therefore need to foster emotional well-being from the earliest stages of life, enhancing resilience and the importance of relationships. This will build solid foundations for overall health and well-being. See more on this course and its learning outcomes here. 

Child Development & Developmental Delay

The course will help you to understand child development milestones relating to play, communication, physical, behavioural, cognitive and emotional stages and apply this knowledge through enhanced skills and the use of tools.

It is designed to help you to make more accurate decisions within the time frame of the child. It will enhance your assessment skills, direct work skills and decision-making ability as they relate to child development.  See more on this course and its learning outcomes here.

Level 4 Certificate - Working with Children, Individuals and Families.

The course will equip workers with the understanding, ability and confidence to go out and work effectively with children, individuals and families with complex and multiple needs.

It is a 15 credit Level 4 qualification which consists of 3 units.  It is THE qualification that fits latest policy and practice and meets the needs of the current workforce. We have developed a comprehensive professional guidance resource and a reflective workbook to support and embed learning. It is a 6-day face to face training course delivered by an experienced training professional followed by a comprehensive assessment process over 6 months. See more on this course and its learning outcomes here..

Level 5 Leadership and Management Certificate - Working with Children, Individuals and Families.

This course leads to a qualification which is regulated by OFQUAL. It is a 22 credit Level 5 qualification consisting of 3 units. It is run as a 6-day face to face training course followed by a comprehensive assessment process over a 6 month period.

The course is designed to develop effective leaders enabling them to use strategies to influence and provide  challenge to ensure organisational objectives are met whilst enhancing stakeholder relationships and understanding and responding to a variety of national/local agendas around working with children, individuals and families. View more details about this and what the key learning outcomes are.

Motivational Interviewing.

Working effectively with individuals and families with multiple and complex needs requires staff to bring about change and improvements in outcomes. Motivational interviewing is a powerful technique in bringing about behaviour change. This course will provide you with knowledge and awareness how to use motivational interviewing as a technique. You will consider the cycle of change and consider how to work with ambivalence. There will be opportunities to practice the techniques as well! View more details about this and what the key learning outcomes are

Parental Substance Misuse: Impact, Children and Change.

This one-day course provides professionals working with families where there is substance misuse the skills and knowledge to assess risks and the impact on children and young people as well as to support parental behaviour change. See more on this course and its learning outcomes here.

Professional Curiosity and Critical Thinking Skills.

This one-day course is suited to social workers and partner professionals working with vulnerable children and families. It focuses on helping delegates to develop their professional curiosity and ‘thinking in practice’ skills in all forms of assessment, monitoring plans and decision-making.  Research and messages from serious case reviews underpin this practical approach to improving information synthesis, evaluation and the drawing of conclusions.    See more on this course and its learning outcomes here.

Restorative Approaches Overview.

This training focuses on enhancing the Restorative culture within the operating environment, from frontline officers to senior leadership to ensure sustainability and resilience of the approach. See more on this course and its learning outcomes here.

Staff Support and Supervision.

Supervision is a vital part of effective working with individuals and families with multiple and complex needs.  It enables the manager and organisation to identify risks in cases, manage worker stress and reflective practice and address worker competence and gaps in learning.  We have developed and deliver a two day programme based on our work with multiple organisation and practitioner feedback   The course develops managers who feel able to address issues and support workers to meet the needs of vulnerable children and families.

The course receives excellent feedback. See more about the course and the learning outcomes. 

Tools to support work with families.

This practical programme will provide staff with knowledge and understanding of a variety of tools to support this. Staff will learn about genograms, chronologies, timelines, Eco maps and the family star. There will be opportunities to practice the techniques as well! See more on this course and its learning outcomes here.

Trauma Informed Practice.

To provide trauma-informed care to children, young people and families, professionals need to have an awareness and understanding of the impact of trauma on child development and learn how to effectively minimize its effects without causing additional trauma. This course provides the essentials of what practitioners need to know. See more on this course and its learning outcomes here.

Unconscious Bias.

This course supports learners to develop their own awareness and understanding of how unconscious bias can impact on individuals, services and decision making,  It will support them to be able to promote a fair and reasonable approach with all stakeholders. See more on this course and its learning outcomes here.

Understanding Baby, Child and Teenage Brain Development.

The course is essential learning for any professional working with children and teenagers and will build confidence, knowledge and an ability to work more effectively on outcomes.  It is suitable for all staff working directly with children and families including health staff, those based in schools and nurseries as well as staff working in children’s social care, the Early Help and Troubled Families arena. See more on this course and its learning outcomes here.

Please read our cancellation policy before making a booking.

London

Course Date(s) Duration Cost per person
Unconscious Bias October 15th 2019 1 day £145 + vat
Restorative Approaches Overview November 8th 2019 1 day £145 + vat
Tools to support work with families November 27th 2019 1 day £145 + vat
Supervision and Staff Support 4th & 5th February 2020 2 days £290 + vat
Motivational Interviewing February 11th 2020 1 day £145 + vat
Level 4 Certificate - Working with Children, Individuals and Families 24th & 25th Feb, 23rd & 24th March and 27th & 28th April 2020 6 days From £1,995 + vat
Understanding Baby, Child and Teenage Brain Development March 16th 2020 1 day £145 + vat

Manchester

Course Date(s) Duration Cost per person
Motivational Interviewing October 22nd 2019 1 day £145 + vat
Restorative Approaches Overview November 5th 2019 1 day £145 + vat
Unconscious Bias November 26th 2019 1 day £145 + vat

Norwich

Course Date(s) Duration Cost per person
Level 5 Leadership and Management Certificate - Working with Children, Individuals and Families Nov 6th & 7th and Dec 2nd & 3rd 2019 & Jan 30th & 31st 2020 6 days From £1,850 + vat
Motivational Interviewing February 5th 2020 1 day £145 + vat
Understanding Baby, Child and Teenage Brain Development March 9th 2020 1 day £145 + vat

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Interface are trusted by…

Clare was very knowledgeable and excellent deliverer of the subject and I feel Clare was excellent in regards to ensuring I understood the material.

Learner on the Think Family course (London)

It really has been an absolute pleasure to know you! I love your teaching style and cannot express how much I got out of the sessions. It was a therapeutic and extremely positive experience. I feel it will benefit my practise/ approaches with families so very much. I actually did not want it to end!

Level 4 Course, Tower Hamlets

We approached Interface to discuss the delivery of their Supervision training in-house for our organisation. Their proposed solution allowed for us to tailor the training to exactly meet our needs. The trainers delivery was engaging and inclusive. She used lots of relevant and practical examples imparting her extensive knowledge. Delegates left the training with specific individual plans which should have a positive impact on their practice of supervision.

Wendy Such (Parenting Coordinator, Bracknell Forest)

Thank you! The trainer was extremely knowledgeable, the course was really useful to me and I learnt a great deal that will be of use.

Ashmead Primary School Teacher

Interface were very flexible in meeting our organisation’s needs. The trainer’s style was particularly effective in holding, supporting and gently challenging staff during a period of significant change and subsequent uncertainty. Her training style is clear, warm, appropriately challenging and encourages reflection. She has fed back regularly to managers on any wider issues that have been raised during the training and that we should be considering which is particularly helpful. Feedback from participants has been consistently positive about the quality of the delivery of the training.

Kirsten Carr, Early Help Transformation and Impact Manager (London Borough of Haringey)

Our approach to early help was inadequate as was our Troubled Families programme, overall we were not fit for families and as a result we were failing. Interface worked alongside us as we built our new Early Help offer, enabling external trouble shooting, facilitation of the identification of solutions and growing practitioners that had all the skills but were lacking in confidence and application. Interface worked alongside us. They were excellent and professional throughout. The outcomes were excellent with a recent Ofsted inspection praising within our Early Help teams.

Elizabeth Broadhurst, Troubled Families Coordinator (Norfolk)

It was very comprehensive. The course was adapted as it progressed. The trainer great at thinking on her feet and amending course content.

Learner on Staff Support and Supervision Course