Last week our blog told you that if you’ve studied with us on any of our courses you were eligible to be nominated for the Hennell Award, so this week we thought we’d tell you a bit more about the courses themselves! Using the list from last week:
Postgraduate Certificate in Person-Centred Dementia Studies
Hopefully it won’t be a surprise to any of you that we offer a fully online Postgraduate Certificate in Person-Centred Dementia Studies, as we’ve mentioned it just a few times in previous blogs! We’ve got a range of modules available covering different aspects of dementia, and different ways to study.
- You can do the whole Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
- You can do the Postgraduate Award, which is a double module (30 credits)
- You can study an individual module that particularly takes your interest (15 credits). If you enjoy it, you can always go on to do other modules or complete the Certificate, so it’s a non-committal way to see how you get on.
Our new cohort of students has just started, but the next modules will begin in September. If it’s the sort of thing you’ve been considering, or maybe you’ve got a few questions to work out if it’s right for you, please have a look at our website and get in touch. You’re not committing to anything, so it won’t hurt to ask, and there’s no such thing as a silly question!
Courses for professional groups and organisations
It’s actually quite difficult to tell you much about these courses as there isn’t a ‘standard’ course and any education would be tailored to the requirements and particular areas of interest of the target audience. Our courses are delivered using a combination of online and face-to-face options. It’s worth noting though that we are pretty much fully-booked for 2023, so while we welcome enquiries we would be unlikely to look at course delivery for a good few months. It’s always good to plan ahead though!
Meeting Centres online training
Anyone looking to initiate and run a Meeting Centre – or anyone who works or volunteers at one – should take a look at this 5-week online course. It will support you to consider the different elements that make up a Meeting Centre and explore the practicalities of implementing it. This will include looking at:
- The Meeting Centre ethos
- The Essential Features of a Meeting Centre
- The Adjusting to Change model and how this model can be used in practice to support both members with dementia and family carers
- The physical, social and psychological effect of movement on individuals, with the opportunity for staff/volunteers to start to consider how this can be incorporated into the Meeting Centres programme.
We’ve got dates set up throughout 2023, with the next course starting at the beginning of April. You can find out more about the course and the dates on our website.
Championing Physical Activity for People Affected by Dementia
This fully online course will develop your knowledge and confidence in facilitating physical activity for people affected by dementia. You will have the opportunity to learn from experts in the dementia and physical activity fields, as well as hear directly from the those with lived experience of dementia. It’s suitable for anyone working with people living with dementia or family carers, whose role involves the provision of physical activity. You might work or volunteer in care, health, housing, sport, leisure, or community-based services.
The course will enable you to:
- Deliver physical activities and exercise which best suit individual wishes, as well as those of everyone in the group.
- Understand the benefits for people affected by dementia taking part in physical activity and exercise.
- Encourage and support people to participate, and know how and why to involve family carers in physical activities.
The next iteration of the course will be starting in April, with live sessions taking place on Tuesday mornings. Please see the flyer below for more information, and use the contact details within it to ask any questions.
Hopefully that gives you a flavour of our education and training, and maybe even encourages you to think about studying with us.
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