Working With Children and Young People - Group Training
Working With Children and Young People - Group Training
Our working with children and young people training course is an entry level programme that will provide a basic understanding of the principles for working with children and young people. The course is made up of four discrete units of learning, each of which can be purchased separately. Each unit consists of five hours of training over a single day (four days for all four units). As such, you are free to book the four days of training either consecutively, or in blocks, to suit your group's personal requirements and schedule. However, we would recommend that participants who wish to access all four units should do so over a period of no longer than six months in order to ensure continuity within the training themes.
We will provide you with all the knowledge and skills potential employers and organisations that work with children, young people and families will be looking for in their employees and volunteers. Our course is suited to those already in the children's workforce and those completely new to it, such as:
- School support staff
- Parents and carers
- Those leaving the armed forces
- Those looking to volunteer or gain employment in the charity sector
- Those running community groups
- Those looking to work in the childcare sector
Unit 1 - The Children's Workforce
This unit is all about the national landscape for children and young peoples services and the different types of roles and opportunities that exist. We also explore some of the basic policy and principles that people who are looking to enter the children's workforce will need to be aware of. The unit covers:
- The different types of organisations that work with children, young people and families
- What employers working in this sector will be looking for in prospective employees and volunteers
- The basics around the legislation and policy that affect all organisations and people working with children and young people
- The practicalities of working with children, young people and families - communication, understanding needs and outcomes.
This unit provides the fundamental basics about working in the children's workforce. Participants attending the course will have a firm grasp of the different roles available to them as well as an understanding of the key considerations when working with children, young people and families.
Unit 2 - Managing Challenging Behaviour
This unit is all about understanding the causes of challenging behaviour in the context of child development and exploring strategies for working with children and young people that display challenging behaviours.
- Identifying positive and challenging behaviours
- Ages and stages - child development in context
- Rules, rewards and sanctions
- Effective behaviour management strategies
- Skills for working with children and young people
- Developing a career working with children and young people
The Managing Challenging Behaviour course will provide participants with new skills and equip you with the basic understanding you need to enter into a role (paid or voluntary) working with children and young people.
Unit 3 - Dealing With Trauma and Attachment
This unit is all about understanding the basics of how attachment works in the context of child development and the implications for this for people working or volunteering in the children's workforce. The training also explores the different types of trauma that can occur in the lives of children and young people and its effect of attachment and child development.
It is important to note that this unit is not about providing treatments for children that have experienced trauma. It is more about understanding how attachment works, so that participants can engage with children and young people in a safe and supportive way. As such the unit covers the following:
- The basics of child development
- The attachment cycle
- Maintaining professional distance
- Dealing with difficult circumstances
The Dealing with Trauma and Attachment Unit will leave participants with an understanding of the principles of child development and how to engage with children and young people in a safe and supportive way.
Unit 4 - Essential Skills for Working with Children and Young People
This unit provides participants with an overview of the six sets of key skills that are essential for working with children and young people across a wide range of different settings. This includes:
- Effective communication and engagement
- Child and young person development
- Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child
- Supporting transitions
- Multi-agency working
- Sharing information
This unit will leave participants with a basic understanding of the skills necessary to work or volunteer in the children's workforce as well as how they can continue to develop these skills.
Our training prices are highly competitive. The same pricing applies to each of the four units:
- £750 for 5-10 Participant Places (£75 per place)
- £1,200 for 10-15 Participant Places (£80 per place)
- £1,750 for 15-20 Participant Places (£87 per place)
- £2,250 for 20-25 Participant Places (£90 per place)
Use the drop down menus below to add to your shopping cart the group training session you want to purchase. For example if you would like to purchase 5-10 places on Unit 1 then select Unit 1 from the first drop down and then select the 5-10 option. Then click place booking and that selection will be added to your shopping cart which will appear in the top right hand side of your screen. If you then want to purchase any other units simply repeat these steps.
Once you have added all of the units you want to purchase to your cart, click on the cart tab in the top right hand corner of your screen and follow the payment instructions.
We also run open training sessions for individuals not in a group. To book on one of these sessions click here.
Group Booking Instructions and T&C's
- Please note that minimum number of participants to run a group training session is five.
- Refreshments will usually be provided by BrightSparks at no additional cost. Lunch can be provided by BrightSparks and is an optional extra that can be selected above.
- Individuals or organisations booking this course must provide a suitable venue for the training to commence. If you are unable to provide a venue, BrightSparks will source one near to your preferred location. However, please note that you will be charged (prior to the training) the costs of the training venue we have sourced plus a £50 administration fee.
- Full payment must be made within 30 days prior to the agreed date of the training.
- Any cancellations made within 30 days prior to the agreed date of training will be non-refundable.
- If the course is cancelled by BrightSparks due to unforeseen circumstances, a future booking will be offered.