education COURSES

Explore our learning offer for education

Antser Learning engages within sectors where human feelings, vulnerabilities and safeguarding will always be priority. We believe we can change the face of the education sector by changing behaviours, challenging “the standard responses” and ultimately the outcome. We innovate, think outside of the parameters, continually change and progress, whilst always keeping human sensitivity at the heart of what we do. 

We provide learning and development that enables positive change by focusing on the everyday challenges for those working with children, families and adults. This includes social work professionals, occupational therapists, other social care practitioners, provider services and partner agencies within the education, social care and health sectors. 

All In-House Open VR-Enabled

Bespoke, responding to the current needs of your school ·  VR-enabled

We are able to offer you bespoke courses, specifically designed to your unique requirements, using virtual reality to deepen the learning experience for all participants.

Designated Safeguarding Lead ·  in-house, open

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)  course gives delegates a firmer understanding what the role involves and will help them to understand the safeguarding levels of needs and referral process in more detail. It ensures that delegates can work more collaboratively with key agencies, and that the DSL will be able to support colleagues in making decisions in relation to Safeguarding concerns.

The course uses a variety of interactive exercises and tools to help delegates review and apply their child protection procedures within the organisation are able to keep detailed, accurate, secure written records of concerns and referrals.

The DSL course focuses on roles and responsibilities with regards to safeguarding, the importance of effective communication across agencies, and contributing to assessments. The difficult issue of challenging colleagues and how to escalate concerns would also be explored using local procedures and scenario-based exercises

Open course prices are £60+VAT per person as an introductory offer
Time and dates available for open courses:

20th May 2021  | 09.30am – 15.30pm

Improving outcomes for all children ·  VR-enabled 

This course aims to offer participants the opportunity to use new methods of understanding the impact that adverse childhood experiences can have on a
child and explores methodologies that can improve outcomes for children in schools. 

Improved behaviour management using VR ·  VR-enabled

This course aims to help educationalists understand the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on children and young people. Throughout this course, learners will develop life-changing qualities, such as empathy and compassion. By fully understanding where children are ‘coming from’ and having the opportunity to ‘walk in their shoes’, our behaviour towards children can change as a result. Consequently, the management of behaviour within schools will change, making schools trauma-informed by focusing on the wellbeing of children. This course is designed to take educationalists through a process  that shows how behaviour management through a better understanding of ACEs can continue to improve school and child wellbeing as well as children’s mental health. 

Level 3 training multi-agency child protection (MACP) ·  open

Our Level 3 training is a multi-agency child protection course that will provide an opportunity for participants from various agencies to gain and share knowledge, explore feelings and increase confidence in relation to child protection. 

Open course prices are £60+VAT per person 
Time and dates available for open courses:

23rd June 2021  | 09.30am – 15.30pm

19th October 2021  | 09.30am – 15.30pm

Level 3 training multi-agency child protection (MACP) with a focus on child abuse ·  open

The course covers prevalence of child sexual abuse, appropriate/inappropriate sexual behaviours for different age groups, and has brief sections on forced marriage, female genital mutilation and child sexual exploitation.

We provide participants with research and practice-based information that will help them to effectively identify the sexual abuse of children and young people.

Open course prices are £60+VAT per person 
Time and dates available for open courses:

7th September 2021  | 09.30am – 15.30pm

The course is aimed at staff who have previously attended Multi-Agency Child Protection training. The course aims to give you a deeper understanding of the impact of sexual abuse on children and young people growing up.

Level 3 training multi-agency child protection (MACP) with a focus on neglect ·  open

Neglect is the leading cause of child abuse. This is a Level 3 course raising awareness and exploring the issues relating to Neglect and to help you to spot the signs and develop your skills in practice.  

The course is aimed at staff who have previously attended Multi-Agency Child Protection training, but no specialist knowledge is required. The course aims to give you a deeper understanding of the impact on children and young people growing up. 

Open course prices are £60+VAT per person 
Time and dates available for open courses:

22nd April 2021  | 09.30am – 15.30pm

23rd September 2021  | 09.30am – 15.30pm

Level 3 training multi-agency child protection (MACP) with a focus on child sexual exploitation (CSE) ·  open

A Level 3 course raising awareness and exploring the issues relating to Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). This course considers the different models of CSE, vulnerability and resilience factors in young people, what the evidence says, and what we have learnt from serious case reviews.

The course aims to give you a deeper understanding of the impact of sexual exploitation on children and young people growing up. No prior specialist knowledge of the subject is required.

Open course prices are £60+VAT per person 
Time and dates available for open courses:

13th July 2021  | 09.30am – 15.30pm

14th December 2021  | 09.30am – 15.30pm

Level 3 training multi-agency child protection (MACP) with a focus on domestic abuse ·  open

This is a Level 3 course raising awareness and exploring the issues relating to Domestic abuse and violence and to help you to spot the signs and develop your skills in practice.

The course is aimed at staff who have previously attended Multi-Agency Child Protection training, but no specialist knowledge is required. The course aims to give you a deeper understanding of the impact on children and young people growing up. 

Open course prices are £60+VAT per person 
Time and dates available for open courses:

7th July 2021  | 09.30am – 15.30pm

24th November 2021  | 09.30am – 15.30pm

Level 3 training multi-agency child protection (MACP) with a focus on parental mental illness ·  open

Parental mental illness was a significant factor in 40% of Serious Case Reviews. This course explores values and attitudes, identification and working together, thus helping you understand the experience and voice of children and young people. It will conclude with an emphasis on analysis and joint planning for effective intervention with these families.

The course is aimed at staff who have previously attended Multi-Agency Child Protection training, but no specialist knowledge of mental illness is required. The course aims to give you a deeper understanding of the impact of parental mental ill health on children and young people growing up. 

Open course prices are £60+VAT per person 
Time and dates available for open courses:

11th May 2021  | 09.30am – 15.30pm

28th September 2021  | 09.30am – 15.30pm

7th December 2021  | 09.30am – 15.30pm

Motivational interviewing ·  VR-enabled

This course aims at exploring Motivational Interviewing as a directive, person-centred
structured approach to working directly with children and young people. Its goal is
for the individual (not the practitioner) to identify and express concerns about their current
behaviour, thus generating their own arguments in favour of change. Experts agree that
Motivational Interviewing can effect real change in behaviour within a social care and education context.

Safeguarding level 2 ·  VR-enabled 

This course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of general safeguarding practice
for children and young people. All Antser Learning courses equip practitioners to better support vulnerable children and young people by encouraging them to understand the  context and events surrounding the child, their wishes and feelings, and by encouraging children to take part in the processes that may surround them. We also encourage participants to consider not only their individual role and responsibilities in relation to the subject, but also to look at the subject from a multi-agency perspective. We use best practice and research examples throughout and encourage participants to develop a reflective and safe approach to their practice.

Safeguarding level 3 ·  VR-enabled

The aim of this course is to provide participants with a better understanding of some of the key specific and complex safeguarding issues, such as child exploitation and FGM. Participants will explore effective multi-agency responses to concerns that might arise, including assessment frameworks and the full range of child protection meetings, prior to reflecting on a number of practice messages from serious case reviews. 

Safer recruitment ·  in-house, open

This aim of this course is to provide all those involved in recruitment to help spot warning signs that a candidate may be unsuitable to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults, helping to mitigate the risk when hiring new personnel, and to create safer workforce processes.

Open course prices are £60+VAT per person 
Time and dates available for open courses:

8th June 2021  | 09.30am – 15.30pm

6th October 2021  | 09.30am – 15.30pm

The impact of child sexual exploitation in the education setting ·  VR-enabled

The aim of this course is to assist staff working with children and families to feel confident in recognising the signs of child sexual exploitation and equip them to act on them appropriately. This specialist course provides a comprehensive overview of the subject and gives participants the tools they need to use to identify and work with CSE victims, particularly in the education setting. Throughout this course we will also look at how we can support and help young people in schools to secure better outcomes and improved life chances as a direct result of the improved understanding of teams surrounding the pupils. 

The impact of Domestic Abuse on our children and young people ·  VR-enabled

The aim of this course is to explore the impact that domestic abuse can have on children and young people and look at how, within the education setting, we can better support them to improve their mental health and opportunities for a better life. Virtual Reality will be used as a tool to help learners walk in the shoes of children and, as a result, build enhanced empathy for them,  thus changing the way educationalists support children and young people through education. This powerful course can be life-changing for children and young people in school settings. By completing this course, learners will become more knowledgeable about the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and their professional ability improve outcomes for all pupils. 

The Impact of Gangs and Serious Youth Violence In the Education Setting  ·  VR-enabled

The aim of this course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of gang culture and how this might impact the education of the children and young people involved. Throughout the course, learners will be able to recognise risks, vulnerabilities and early warning signs of young people’s involvement in gangs. As well as this they will be able to consider the links between youth violence, gangs and child sexual exploitation, trafficking and drug culture. 

Trauma and Attachment training for schools – part 1 ·  VR-enabled

This course is designed for all members of the school community. In order to become fully trauma-informed as a school, it is essential that everyone in the  school setting is provided with access to this course. Throughout the course, learners will develop a more detailed understanding of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on the life of a child, beginning with the start of a child’s life, pre-birth. As a result of this course, empathy for the child will strengthen significantly which will enable learners to better understand the individual needs of children and, as a result, appreciate the importance of their efforts to improve the life chances of all children in a school setting. 

Trauma and Attachment training for schools – part 2 ·  VR-enabled

This course builds directly on Trauma 1 and is designed for the professionals who work more intensively with the children and young people in supporting their educational needs within a school setting. This course would also be suitable to school leaders and those who are in a position to bring about cultural change within their school. The course will include more specialised content linked to understanding brain development and the long term impact of ACEs on a child or young person’s life, if not addressed. We will also explore effective ways of addressing the needs of a child who has suffered from trauma, in order to improve their outcomes at school.

Working with difficult dangerous and evasive behaviours   ·  VR-enabled

The aim of this course is to provide practitioners with a range of tools and techniques that support communication and de-escalation models to engage service users in positive change. This highly interactive and engaging training is one of our ‘flagship’ courses and routinely receives exceptional feedback from participants. It is ideal for mixed groups of educationalists as well as partner agencies that have to regularly deal with difficult situations where adults may behave in ways which are hostile and un-cooperative.

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