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Wellbeing & Inclusion

In this section you'll find resources to help you protect and support learners, relevant for all college staff.

Wellbeing at college is affected by a wide range of things. Mental health, promoting positive behaviour in class, care experience even cyber security are some of the needs we must address. Our courses can help you to develop strategies to respond proactively.

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Description
This course is a continuing professional development resource for staff in colleges designed to raise awareness of the needs of student carers and how their caring roles may impact on their learning. It offers a range of practical strategies and approaches that staff can implement to improve the experience and outcomes for student carers.

Audience/Level
All staff.

Duration
4 hours.

Prerequisites
None.

Description
This course will provide you with a better understanding of the legislative and policy background to safeguarding; how to take a person-centred approach to safeguarding and how to identify and respond to any issues and concerns that arise in the college environment. It is about safeguarding learners in the broadest sense, not just about protecting and detecting abuse and neglect.

Audience/Level
College lecturing and support staff.

Duration
3 hours.

Prerequisites
None.

Description
In this course, you will gain an understanding of key factors that influence student mental health, and of strategies that help to support good mental health. We will also look at ways of responding to crises and pro-actively combatting stigma. This course will not qualify you to be a mental health practitioner, or counsellor.

Audience/Level
College lecturers and tutors

Duration
Approximately 10 hours.

Prerequisites
None.

Description
Cultural Intelligence is the capability to learn and work effectively in culturally diverse contexts, be that in relation to domestic or international cultural diversity.

Audience/Level
Relevant for all staff.

Duration
Approximately 2 hours.

Prerequisites
None

Description
This self-study, online course provides an overview of a number of strategies to prevent and deal with low-level disruption in the classroom.

Audience/Level
College lecturers and tutors.

Duration
3-4 hours.

Prerequisites
None.


Description
This course will introduce strategies that colleges can use to ensure that students who are deaf and/or visually impaired have equality of access to further education. In an inclusive college every member of staff has a part to play and something valuable to contribute. Inclusion is not solely the responsibility of the support for learning team.

Audience/Level
In an inclusive college, every member of staff has a part to play and something valuable to contribute. 

Duration
2 hours.

Prerequisites
None.

Description
These resources are designed to support colleges in enabling care-experienced students to come to college, build a positive relationship with education and move them onto higher education and work.

Audience/Level
All college staff

Duration
Approximately 1 hour.

Prerequisites
None.

Description
These 2 modules are about keeping you and your family safe in today’s ever-changing digital world. What do institutions get out of it? Being cyber aware at home translates to being cyber aware at work. We all benefit.

Audience/Level
Suitable for all/Beginner

Duration
Each module should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

Prerequisites
None

Description
This resource is a continuing professional development tool for staff in colleges involved in guidance activities, including interviewing. It includes notes for trainers and a video case study drawn from the testimony of an adult student carer.

Audience/Level
College lecturers and support staff.

Duration
Approximately 45 minutes.

Prerequisites
None.


Description
This demonstration short course is aimed at student carers and enables them to identify and use skills they have developed when applying for jobs and attending interviews, as well as introducing them to their rights at work. You can request a copy of this Moodle course.

Audience/Level
Student carers.

Duration
3 hours.

Prerequisites
None.