The Lioncare Diploma in Therapeutic Child Care and Education
Accredited by Laser Learning Awards and can be used as evidence of prior learning leading to achievement of the Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) (QCF)
The programme is a collaborative partnership between The Lioncare Group and Laser Learning Awards. It provides introductory training in therapeutic child care for managers, workers, teachers, classroom support assistants, social workers, and fosters carers in a range of settings including therapeutic communities, residential children’s homes, special needs schools, social work departments, and foster agencies. Students are assessed at the end of the 21-week taught course, and if successful, are awarded The Lioncare Diploma in Therapeutic Child Care and Education and a Level 3 Laser Learning Award that has 38 credits.
By relating relevant theory to day-to-day practice, the course is relevant to Students from a variety of academic and education backgrounds. Although there is an important taught element and work-place assessment, the greater emphasis is on exploration of practice on a reflective and experiential basis; examining the underlying meaning of behaviour in terms of unconscious and conscious communication. Students are encouraged to examine underlying meanings for them self as well as for the children they care, educate, and support. The core foundation principles of the learning model used are Reflective Practice and Experiential Learning as presented in the Group Relations Approach developed through the Tavistock Institute and The Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust.
The Lioncare Diploma in Therapeutic Child Care & Education (the Course) has been developed in response to the statutory requirement for a relevant qualification for the child care workforce, and the very real need for quality learning and training for those seeking to work therapeutically with children. The course is provides introductory accredited training in this specialist field, taught at Level 4 but assessed at Level 3, in partnership with Open College Network South East Region Ltd (known as Laser Learning Awards).
The course is delivered over 21 weekly sessions, one day a week (on a Monday) and is validated by the national accrediting organisation, Laser Learning Awards. The 21-week taught course is assessed through submission of three pieces of work, and results in award of The Lioncare Diploma in Therapeutic Child Care and Education and the Laser Learning Award at Level 3 with 38 credits. Students that have successfully completed the Lioncare Training Programme and achieved the Lioncare Diploma in Therapeutic Childcare and Education and the Laser Learning Level 3 Award are considered as having a Licence to Practice therapeutic principles in a care and education setting.
Achievement of the Lioncare Diploma in Therapeutic Childcare and Education and the Laser Learning Level 3 Award is considered to be public endorsement and recognition that they have the Core Therapeutic Competencies to work effectively in our therapeutic community, and offers them opportunities for further developing areas of particular interest in therapeutic practice through their work in residential children’s homes, therapeutic communities for children, and schools, and through possible promotion to positions of greater responsibility.
Achievement of the Level 3 Award should encourage the Student to consider applying for higher level qualifications in relevant fields of study, for example, CPD and Level 4 and 5 courses offered by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust such as ‘Understanding children’s communication and its meaning’, ‘Working with Children, Young People and Families: a psychoanalytic observational approach’, or ‘Robust-Ed: Promoting Resilience in Young People, Staff and Communities’, and the courses and training offered by the Institute of Group Analysis such as the ‘National Foundation Course in Group Analysis’, ‘National Diploma in Groupwork Practice’, ‘Diploma in Group Supervision’, and ‘Reflective Practice in Organisations’.
The Lioncare Diploma in Therapeutic Childcare and Education can open up opportunities for Students to consider attending one of the various forms of Groups Relations and Experiential Learning events being offered by organisations such as Group Relations conferences facilitated by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust (http://www.tavinstitute.org/what-we-offer/professional-development/group-relations-programme/) and The Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy [NSCAP] (http://www.nscap.org.uk/index.php), and the Living-Learning Experiential Residential Training run by Growing Better Lives (http://growingbetterlives.org/).
Successful Students acquire a significant proportion of the assessment requirements for the statutory QCF Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) qualification and similar Level 3 Diplomas. They can build upon the knowledge and experiences gained by achievement of the Lioncare Diploma in Therapeutic Childcare and Education and the Laser Learning Level 3 Award, and use their submitted assessment work from our course to begin developing a portfolio of evidence to achieve the Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) qualification.
In this way, the submitted assessed work can be carried over into the statutory Qualification Assessment Framework, where it is used to provide evidence of achieving many of the required learning outcomes. Additional practice based assessment (observation of practice, internal and external reports, and other work based evidence) is required to achieve the National Level 3 Diploma. Specific requirements and details of submitted work from our course that qualifies for inclusion in the Qualification Assessment Framework would need to be discussed with individual external providers of the National Level 3 Diploma.
For further information or to obtain an application form:
T: 01273 720424
W.A.V.E. (Working with Aggression & Violence Effectively) Restrictive Physical Intervention Training
Aimed at individuals and organisations wishing to develop a comprehensive understanding of challenging behaviour and how to manage it safely and effectively.
The 1, 2, and 3-day programmes make this ideal training for a range of candidates including those with little or no previous training in restraint methods, those needing to refresh their skills and techniques, and those wishing to advance their knowledge and skills mix.
Fixed and optional modules in de-escalation techniques, full intervention, and physical restraint allow flexibility to meet the individual needs of participants.
The program aims to provide a firm understanding of how to remain safe, calm and compassionate when faced with challenging behaviour. Participants will further their understanding of the psychological and emotional needs of their clients, their organisation, and themselves.
The programme allows plenty of opportunity for learning and practising the ‘last resort’ physical aspects of restraint and intervention, focusing on the need to keep the worker and the child safe. Participants will be guided through the complex legal issues surrounding self-defence, restraint and physical intervention, and the key principles of best practice, using proven techniques that promote appropriate and safe practice.
For further information or to book a training course:
T: 01273 720424
Maintaining a Safe Environment
This one day training focuses on the need for health & safety, risk assessment, and fire safety training at work. Combining all three statutory requirements in to one training course makes ‘Maintaining Safe Environments’ extremely cost effective.
Areas covered include current health and safety legislation, risk assessment, care of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) and fire prevention and control.
A range of practical and awareness exercises help participants understand the impact of poor health and safety as well as highlighting the benefits of a positive health and safety culture. This course is surprisingly lively, interactive and enjoyable. It is accredited by the British Safety Council (BSC).
- Understand the need for the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- Understand what constitutes health and safety legislation
- Understand the skills required for a positive health and safety culture
- Understand the basic steps of fire prevention and control
T: 01273 720424