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Supporting Families in the Community (Units 300, 304, 309)

COURSE LENGTH

7 day training programme

AWARDING BODY

Level 3 Award City and Guilds Units 300, 304, 309

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course has been developed specifically for Practitioners working in Children’s centres or
extended schools

LEARNER OUTCOMES

The course covers three units of the Level 3 Work with Parents qualification and provides an
opportunity for practitioners to achieve the Level 3 Award in Work with Parents (12 credits)
accredited by City and Guilds:

  • Unit 304 Effective Communication with Parents (three credits).

  • Unit 309 Provide Services that meet Parents’ needs (three credits).

  • Unit 300 Build and Maintain Relationships in Work with Parents (six credits)

OVERVIEW

Supporting Families in the Community is a course which provides an opportunity for practitioners to achieve the full Level 3 Award in Work with Parents. The course is for practitioners working with parents and families who do not hold a Level 3 or 4 Award in Work with Parents.

It is a seven day training course that explores the following topics:

  • The National Occupational Standards for Work with Parents.

  • Partnership working: strengths based and evidence based practice

  • Working with diverse families in an inclusive and non-judgemental way.

  • Understanding the socio-economic factors that impact on families.

  • Reflecting on how to identify family strengths, needs and concerns within a community context.

  • Understanding change and transitions theory.

  • Supporting families through traumatic and stressful life events.

  • Working with families in high emotion states.

  • Building on the knowledge needed and practical skills required in engaging effectively with families: contracting through creating clear boundaries and expectations; identifying strengths and needs; creating goal based action plans; coaching families to overcome obstacles and challenges; reviewing and celebrating change and progress and effective completion and closure.

  • Effective signposting within a multi-agency environment.

APPLICATION PROCESS

On line application via Family Matters website www.familymatters.org.uk