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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 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.

Prequisites

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.

Prequisites
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.

Prequisites
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.

Prequisites
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.

Prequisites
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.

Prequisites
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.

Prequisites
None

Description
These resources, developed with the help of student carers, colleges and national carer organisations, are intended for use by colleges in order to better understand the needs of student carers and to ensure that student carers are able to both access and succeed in college.

Audience/Level
College lecturers and support staff.

Duration
Approximately 2 hours.

Prequisites
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.

Prequisites
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.

Prequisites

None.