Events & Training
Welcome to the Centre for Professional Practice Training Programme. The programme has been tailored to meet the needs of the service as well as supporting our staff in their own professional development and wellbeing.
We aim to be a “one stop shop” for Children’s Services where you will be able to access a range of training opportunities available internally from the CPP team; the Safeguarding Board and Research in Practice.
Each service area has differing training needs and this is promoted within the programme by identifying a target audience for each training course.
Our online training brochure provides a comprehensive list of all of our available courses up until January 2020 - you can also book your place using the online links within it. You view this online by clicking on the image below.
For those of you who are interested in attending attending any of our training courses and do not work internally in Dudley Children's Services; you are still able to attend any of the courses available. Our training aims to be a Multi-Agency approach to key topics of practice in working with Children and Families.
If you would like to attend a course and are not listed as the target audience please contact the CPP team inbox to discuss this in more detail.
Please note for courses that say 'Book via PIMS' please use the following guide.
Our training programme is set up to provide a variety of learning techniques, from full day training to half day workshops. You will also be able to access a range of online training courses to do in your own time. Using differing styles of learning you will also be able to attend Peer Supervision Groups on set topic areas to explore practice in a reflective journey.
Team training sessions are also on offer, which cover a range of day-to-day basic practice issues that can be tailored to the need and approach of the individual teams.
The training programme will be continuously updated and more courses and training opportunities will be added throughout the year! Subscribe to receive updates at the bottom of this page.
Ward House, Himley: Training Venue
The majority of the training is located at Ward House, Himley Park, DY3 4DF. When attending any training please be aware that parking permits are needed and can be collected from reception on the day of training. Lunch is not provided (and there are no food-warming facilities), there is a Cafe based on the Himley grounds for those requiring to purchase food. Tea/coffee shall be provided in training sessions.
Learning or access needs
When booking the training courses you are asked to inform us of any learning needs or access requirements you may have that we can support you with. Please ensure that you notify of any issues at the time of booking to ensure that your needs are met.
For any special learning requirements we will need at least 1 weeks notice prior to the training.
We look forward to seeing you in the training sessions!
Courses are subject to change and cancellation dependent on level of interest
Online 'self-serve' training
We have put together a selection of online courses from other providers that you may find useful in your practice.