- “ Transformative. ” Scott Purdie, North Lanarkshire Council – January 2014
- “ An excellent balance between statistical information and data alongside personal knowledge and experience. ” Patricia Tucker, Salford City Council – July 2012
- “ Fantastic course so useful ” Natasha Smith, South East – May 2017
- “ Really good presentation and very approachable and passionate ” Shannon Ryder-Garrett, Cornwall – May 2017
- “ Very accessible in spite of it being a difficult topic. ” Patricia Tucker, Salford City Council – July 2012
- “ Best course I have attended for a long time. ” Beverley Bromage, Abbey Hulton Primary School – November 2012
- “ I really enjoyed this course, I felt there were a lots of things that I can implement and I like the way it was delivered - having lots of discussions ” Shannon Ryder-Garrett, Cornwall – May 2017
- “ We will ensure that the excellent practice outlined during the course does not stop when the children leave our setting... It is essential that this is a whole school approach. ” Gabrielle Doherty, Teacher, North West – June 2012
- “ All parents should have access to this! ” Participant, Cornwall – May 2017
- “ Excellent course. Very interesting and useful. Presentation by Sue was inspiring and motivating. ” Participant, Scotland – May 2017
We are consistently told that the way our associates share their knowledge and experience and facilitate group learning makes an enormous difference to practice.
Our face-to-face training starts with an in-depth look at the development needs of an organisation and the way in which training will contribute to practice outcomes. Once we have a clear understanding of the training needs and the target audience, the commissioner will arrange the venue and any refreshments, while KCA delivers everything else required to make this a transformative learning experience, including:
- One or more of our expert associates to lead the session
- A training pack for every participant
- Access to relevant resources after the event, which may include e-learning as well as practice tools and reference materials
- Online evaluation and attendance certificates
In addition, we are increasingly providing extra support to organisations by offering further learning management services, such as event registration, promotional design or longitudinal impact evaluation.
KCA training can cater for:
Conference style events
If a large venue is available training costs can be reduced by inviting others to participate, sharing the learning and sharing the cost
Whole staff group training
Training staff from across an organisation promotes consistency of purpose and integrated practice development
Bite-size sessions engage hard-to-reach learners by providing relevant and inspiring training at a time and a venue appropriate to their needs
Training events/case clinics for the network around a child
Develop a shared understanding and shared language around the needs of a child or young person by engaging the network, including family members if appropriate
In the last twelve months, we have facilitated 425 training events, with a target audience of more than 18,000 participants. Of the 124 different courses delivered, the most requested were:
Attachment Awareness in Practice: Supporting learning through promoting optimal brain developmentSchool staff · Foster carers · Social care staff A one-day course to explain the concepts and introduce the approaches that underpin the development of attachment awareness in schools and settings for staff at all levels. This may be whole school training, or school clusters, or representatives from schools and settings who will then take this back to cascade the training to their own settings.
Building Resilience: Attachment Awareness and Emotion CoachingSchool staff · College staff · Early years workers · Foster carers · Residential workers · Youth workers A course to introduce the importance of relationships in healthy brain development and the practice of emotion coaching
Foetal Alcohol Exposure: Working with children with organic brain damageTeachers · School support staff · Social care staff · Foster carers An introduction to working with children with foetal alcohol spectrum disorders for anyone working with vulnerable children and families
Secondary trauma in work with children and young people: Caring for Others, Caring for OurselvesSchool staff · Foster carers · Adoptive parents · Social workers · Early years managers and staff A course for anyone who cares for vulnerable and traumatised children and young people, exploring the impact of living and working with children and young people who have lived through toxic stress, and setting out practical approaches to preventing and managing secondary trauma among those in the network supporting the child or young person.
Secondary Trauma Workshop: Caring for Others, Caring for OurselvesSchool staff · Foster carers · Adoptive parents · Social workers · Early years managers and staff A short workshop for anyone who cares for vulnerable and traumatised children and young people, exploring the impact of living and working with children and young people who have lived through toxic stress, and setting out practical approaches to preventing and managing secondary trauma among those in the network supporting the child or young person.
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latest case studies
- ERW (Education through Regional Working) — Attachment Awareness in Schools project…
- The Grange School, Runcorn — Attachment Awareness in Schools: working quickly to introduce…
- Tri-Borough Virtual School — Our Lady of Dolours and Oxford Gardens Primary Schools…
- Tri-Borough Attachment Awareness in Schools Project – Virtual School project overview —…