Working With Parents Level 4

This is an advanced course suitable for staff or volunteers who work with parents; eg a family support or early intervention worker. This Course is for practitioners with knowledge and understanding around their roles who wish to develop their practice through reflection and research. The Course requires learners to have safeguarding knowledge and an understanding of child development as a pre-requisite for the Course. Learners will develop an appreciation of what reflective practice it and how this can help them to develop. This is supported by exploring how effective partnership with parents are developed and sustained. 

What is the time commitment?

50 hours - 28 hours taught time (usually over 4 full days) with a minimum of 22 hours home study.
Optional tutorial support is available to complete the portfolio.

How is the course assessed?

During the course learners develop a portfolio from class work and work between sessions.  This is the basis for the assessment against the learning objectives outlined below.

By the end of the course learners will have developed the following competencies:

  • Define what is meant by reflective practice and demonstrate how this improves outcomes for families
  • Explain the principles and values which underpin their work with parents
  • Identify the what makes an effective relationship with parents
  • Demonstrate that they can develop effective relationships with parents
  • Explain how they sustain effective relationships with parents
  • List key challenges when working with parents and how these can be overcome

Feedback from past courses

  • Really good reflections on Family Partnership Working
  • Good visual information and it was good to share ideas with the group activities.
  • Lots of relevant information to support the tasks we need to complete in the training
  • Learnt the importance of setting boundaries and expectations when starting working with a family
  • Really found talk and concept of boundary setting important for my role.

The next course starts in September in the Halifax, West Yorkshire, area. More details.

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