The Eddystone Trust is pleased to present a new training programme for September 2014-2015.
We have a new model, new courses and all new times and venues. All courses across Plymouth, Devon and Torbay are now streamlined and the content is the same with a few minor geographical variations across the area. The training is aimed at professionals working with people across education, health, social care and youth sectors.
So, its a two step process; first pick a half-day module.. see one of the eight below.
If you want an Award in Sexual Health Promotion from ITOL, then complete all eight.
After doing one, you can go ahead on to a one day specialist course – chose from ‘She Said’ or ‘He Said’, our revised one day gender courses, ‘Working with people with learning disabilities’, ‘HIV and the over 50s’, ‘skills on sexual health’ or many more.
How do I book on?
See the ‘Eventbrite’ calendar just to the left of this article? Well, click on there and fill in the details. It is a basic system, and when the course is full, it will let you know. Courses are being run in Paignton, Exeter, Barnstaple, Ivybridge and Plymouth so there should be something near to you. All courses are ‘free’ (unless you fail to turn up, there there is a charge) so make the best of this excellent offer, tell your colleagues and come along! If you don;t see what you want, contact us with your enquiry and we will do what we can.
In future, if you want to be one of the first to find out about training, sign up to our mailing list below for early bird information and deal with our events.
Download the full brochure here: 2014-15 Training brochure
Specialist course ‘She said’
Sexual Health and people with learning disabilities
Let’s talk about sex
Training standards and feedback:
All of our training courses meet the Recommended Quality Standards for Sexual Health Training.
“All training, whether for clinical staff, other professionals or volunteers, provides a consistently high-quality experience. This experience should enable and equip those participating to deliver sensitive and appropriate sexual health advice, education, information, services and support”
(Striving for Excellence in Sexual Health Training) Department of Health 2005
We follow the National Framework for Sexual Health Improvement in England 2013 and the UK national guidelines on Safer Sex 2012 written by BASHH (British Association for Sexual Health and HIV)
Sessions include opportunities for both personal and professional development alongside space to address relevant issues, sharing of good practice and the development of practical skills and strategies for effective sexual health work.
“I will be able to talk more confidently on these matter – very interesting with plenty of food for thought” School Nurse, Devon June 2013
As a training provider we believe that:
- individuality and diversity should be celebrated
- people learn more if they feel safe and supported
- sexual health promotion training should encourage personal as well as professional development and
- trainers and participants should act and speak with respect towards others.
We are committed to continual improvement and actively use the information gathered from participant evaluations in the development of our training courses. This way we are able to utilise practical experiences gained ‘in the real world’ alongside learning and knowledge gleaned from research and policy development.
We understand that each agency has different needs and can deliver the courses in this programme directly to your workforce or develop a bespoke package for you that meets the specific needs of your workers and area of service delivery.
We also believe that our training should have a real impact on the sexual health and well being of people in the South West. We work with individuals and agencies to assist in policy development, service design and quality assurance measures related to HIV and sexual health, helping people to make the most of the learning gained from our training.
“I will review the literature and websites (we use) and definitely apply this knowledge to practice” School Nurse; Devon June 2013
The courses are open to anyone who feels their practice would benefit from our training. They have been designed to meet the needs of a wide range of participants across the health, social care and education workforce. Our training style is participatory, aiming to build on the knowledge and experience of group members within a safe and supportive learning environment.
“Great course!” “Good information” “excellent course – will recommend to all carers” “The best course I’ve had as a foster carer – very inspiring and thought provoking” Devon Foster Carers June 2013