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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 2020, as follows:

Contextual Safeguarding

This course, run on a virtual basis in 2 interactive group sessions, provides an introduction to contextual safeguarding covering:

  • Where and when young people face the risk of harm and exploitation

  •  The five inter-related contextual safeguarding themes
  • The research underpinning contextual safeguarding
  • The importance of the weighting and interplay of the contextual safeguarding themes
  • The importance of mapping hotspots (schools, neighbourhoods etc)
  • Testing out a range of tools to help with contextual safeguarding mapping
  • Using evidence to strengthen contextual safeguarding assessments

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 & 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 and 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. See more on this course and its learning outcomes here.

Understanding Baby, Child and Teenage Brain development

This course provides learners with an understanding of the function of early brain development and its impact on children and young people’s life chances. The programme will explore the impact of poverty and complex needs in families on baby brain development. 

Professionals will learn the key elements of teenage brain development which will underpin their ability to support parents and young people to ensure plans and interventions take into account the developmental needs of the child/young person. See more on this course and its learning outcomes here.

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.

Please read our cancellation policy before making a booking.

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Course Date(s) Duration Cost per person
Level 4 Certificate - Working with Children, Individuals & Families Starting early November 2020 Virtual sessions over several months £1,500 + vat
Level 5 Leadership and Management Certificate - Working with Children, Individuals and Families Starting mid October 2020 Virtual sessions over several months £1,795 + vat
Contextual Safeguarding 10th & 17th December 2020 Morning Cohort - COURSE NOW FULL £165 + vat
Contextual Safeguarding 10th & 17th December 2020 2 virtual sessions from 1pm to 3.30pm £165 + vat

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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.

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