Courses

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

To support you to reflect on your CPD investment and ensure you gain maximum impact from the training we provide, you may wish to use our CPD toolkit resource which is available here.

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Level 2 Award: Principles of Manual Handling | 8th December 2021 | 9:30am - 12:30pm

08-12-2021

This half day course is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, designed to cover the basic principles of manual handling. Course facilitated by, and booked with the Learning and Development Team.

Early Years Communication and Language Development Surgery | 8th December 2021 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm

08-12-2021

This virtual surgery is open to all professionals working with children and their families in the early years sector, including Public Health Nurses, and is an opportunity to discuss any element of communication and language practice or concerns and any questions following communication and language training.

Safeguarding Policy into Practice | 13th December 2021 | 9:30am - 11:00am

13-12-2021

This interactive online session will provide the opportunity to look at the recent changes to the Bolton Safeguarding Guidance document. We will focus on how policy is put into practice in your EYFS setting and reflect on safeguarding in general, through discussion and activities.

Level 2 Award: Health and Safety in the Workplace | 13th December 2021 | 9:30am - 4:30pm

13-12-2021

This course helps candidates develop a greater understanding of health and safety issues and the role that everyone plays in maintaining a safe working environment. Course facilitated by, and booked with the Learning and Development Team.

Safeguarding Policy into Practice | 13th December 2021 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

13-12-2021

This interactive online session will provide the opportunity to look at the recent changes to the Bolton Safeguarding Guidance document. We will focus on how policy is put into practice in your EYFS setting and reflect on safeguarding in general, through discussion and activities.

Introduction to the Role of the Communication Champion

31-12-2021

Learn more about the role of the Communication Champion and ways to embed communication and language in your setting.

Introduction to the Role of a Childminder

31-12-2021

Interested in becoming a Childminder? Find out all you need to know to get started. This course is held online via Moodle and you can register and complete this training module at any time during the term.

WellComm Speech and Language Toolkit for Public Health Nurses | E-learning

31-12-2021

This interactive E-learning course will help Public Health Nurses to learn how to identify young children at risk of speech, language or communication difficulties and support them to improve their language skills.

Childminder Pre-Registration Course

31-12-2021

This practical online course will support delegates to understand and implement the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and to register their role as a Childminder with Ofsted. This course is held online via Moodle and you can register and complete this training module at any time during the term.

Supporting Children with English as an Additional Language (EAL)

31-12-2021

Explore essential knowledge and tools to support families and children for whom English is an additional language.

Teaching Maths in the Early Years | E-Learning Package

31-12-2021

Bolton Start Well in collaboration with The Turing North West Maths Hub have developed this interactive E-learning package. This package includes four modules: 1. Number Journey 2. Counting and Cardinality 3. Subitising 4. Spatial Awareness

Phase 1 Phonics Pre-Recorded Training

31-12-2021

This 1 hour pre-recorded session is available to view any time during the term, booking is essential. A session focused on developing phonological awareness, the building blocks for reading and writing.

WellComm Speech and Language Toolkit

31-12-2021

Learn how to identify young children at risk of speech, language or communication difficulties and support them to improve their language skills.

Mark Making to Writing Journey | E-learning

31-12-2021

This interactive E-learning course is designed to help practitioners to support children in early years education to develop the physical skills needed to become confident writers. Please allow up to 2½ hours to complete the full course, although you can stop and restart at any point.

The Early Communication and Language Journey Pre-recorded Training

31-12-2021

This pre-recorded session is available to view any time during the term, booking is essential. The session is designed to help practitioners understand typical communication and language development of children aged 0-7 years. Once completed, please attend a Communication and Language Surgery if you require any follow up training support.

Level 2 Award: Principles of Risk Assessment | 5th January 2022 | 9:30am - 4:30pm

05-01-2022

This 1-day course is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed to provide candidates with a greater awareness of risks within the workplace and the measures that can be taken to control them. Course facilitated by, and booked with the Learning and Development Team.

Fire Safety - Awareness | 12th January 2022 | 9:15am - 12:15am

12-01-2022

This course helps candidates develop a greater understanding of fire risks within the workplace and the measures that can be taken to control them. Course facilitated by, and booked with the Learning and Development Team.

Level 2 Award: Safe Handling and Administration of Medications for Children, Including Ofsted Requirements | 17th January 2022 | 9:30am - 4:30pm

17-01-2022

The Learning and Development team offers Safe Handling and Administration of Medication L2 for Children, including Ofsted requirements as a full day course. It is a face to face session that gives delegates the knowledge required to administer medicines safely and efficiently to children, in line with policies, legislation, safety practice and Ofsted standards.

Effective Observation, Assessment and Individual Planning for Children with SEND | 18th January 2022 | 9:30am - 11:30am

18-01-2022

Supporting practitioners to effectively set targets and assess progress for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Early Years Communication and Language Development Surgery | 19th January 2022 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm

19-01-2022

This virtual surgery is open to all professionals working with children and their families in the early years sector, including Public Health Nurses, and is an opportunity to discuss any element of communication and language practice or concerns and any questions following communication and language training.

Effective Observation, Assessment and Individual Planning for Children with SEND | 24th January 2022 | 3:30pm - 5:30pm

24-01-2022

Supporting practitioners to effectively set targets and assess progress for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

SENCo Briefing | Spring 2022

01-02-2022

This hour long recorded briefing will be made available for you to view in your own time. Booking is essential. The briefing will update all Early Years SENCo Leads on all national and local developments around SEND and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), to support their professional development and leadership of the EYFS.

Level 2 Award: Safe Handling and Administration of Medications for Children, Including Ofsted Requirements | 7th February 2022 | 9:30am - 4:30pm

07-02-2022

The Learning and Development team offers Safe Handling and Administration of Medication L2 for Children, including Ofsted requirements as a full day course. It is a face to face session that gives delegates the knowledge required to administer medicines safely and efficiently to children, in line with policies, legislation, safety practice and Ofsted standards.

Effective Observation, Assessment and Individual Planning for Children with SEND | 14th February 2022 | 3:30pm - 5:30pm

14-02-2022

Supporting practitioners to effectively set targets and assess progress for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Early Years Communication and Language Development Surgery | 17th February 2022 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm

17-02-2022

This virtual surgery is open to all professionals working with children and their families in the early years sector, including Public Health Nurses, and is an opportunity to discuss any element of communication and language practice or concerns and any questions following communication and language training.

EYFS Briefing for EY Leads in Schools | 23rd February 2022 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm

23-02-2022

This briefing will update early years leads and managers on national and local developments in the EYFS. This briefing will be held online.

EYFS Briefing for EY Leads in Schools | 24th February 2022 | 9:30am - 10:30am

24-02-2022

These hour long briefings will update early years leads and managers on national and local developments in the EYFS.

EYFS Out of School Settings (OOSS) Network Briefing | 2nd March 2022 | 10:00am - 11:30am

02-03-2022

An opportunity for managers and owners of Out of School Settings to network and discuss the latest developments in Bolton and nationally. This session will be held online.

EYFS Briefing for EY Leads in Daycare Settings | 3rd March 2022 | 9:30am - 11:00am

03-03-2022

This briefing will update early years leaders and managers in daycare settings about national and local developments in the EYFS. This briefing will be held online.

Effective Observation, Assessment and Individual Planning for Children with SEND | 4th March 2022 | 9:30am - 11:30am

04-03-2022

Supporting practitioners to effectively set targets and assess progress for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

EYFS Briefing for Childminders | 7th March 2022 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

07-03-2022

Keeping you up to date on all the latest developments in the Early Years Foundation Stage to support your professional development. This session will be held online.

EYFS Briefing for Communication Champions | 10th March 2022 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

10-03-2022

These hour long briefings will update Communication Champions on all national and local developments in the EYFS. This session will be held online.

Level 2 Award: Health and Safety in the Workplace | 17th March 2022 | 9:30am - 4:30pm

17-03-2022

This course helps candidates develop a greater understanding of health and safety issues and the role that everyone plays in maintaining a safe working environment. Course facilitated by, and booked with the Learning and Development Team.

Early Years Communication and Language Development Surgery | 17th March 2022 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm

17-03-2022

This virtual surgery is open to all professionals working with children and their families in the early years sector, including Public Health Nurses, and is an opportunity to discuss any element of communication and language practice or concerns and any questions following communication and language training.

Level 2 Award: Principles of Risk Assessment | 21st March 2022 | 9:30am - 4:30pm

21-03-2022

This 1-day course is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed to provide candidates with a greater awareness of risks within the workplace and the measures that can be taken to control them. Course facilitated by, and booked with the Learning and Development Team.

Childminders - Are you ready for your Ofsted inspection? | 21st March 2022 | 6:15pm - 8:45pm

21-03-2022

Childminders - time to explore the new Ofsted inspection handbook in preparation for your next inspection.

Out of School Clubs - Are you ready for your Ofsted inspection? | 22nd March 2022 | 10:00am - 12:00pm

22-03-2022

Out of School Clubs - time to explore the Early Years Inspection Handbook in preparation for your next inspection. This session will be held at Harvey Start Well Centre.

Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) Workshop | 22nd March 2022 | 4:00pm - 6:30pm

22-03-2022

A workshop for the Ages and Stages Questionnaires. Parent-led assessments which enable parents to understand their children’s learning and development.

Level 2 Award: Safe Handling and Administration of Medications for Children, Including Ofsted Requirements | 24th March 2022 | 9:30am - 4:30pm

24-03-2022

The Learning and Development team offers Safe Handling and Administration of Medication L2 for Children, including Ofsted requirements as a full day course. It is a face to face session that gives delegates the knowledge required to administer medicines safely and efficiently to children, in line with policies, legislation, safety practice and Ofsted standards.

Daycare - Are you ready for your Ofsted inspection? | 24th March 2022 | 9:30am - 12noon

24-03-2022

Take time to explore your inspection handbook in preparation for your next inspection.

Fire Safety - Awareness | 25th March 2022 | 9:15am - 12:15am

25-03-2022

This course helps candidates develop a greater understanding of fire risks within the workplace and the measures that can be taken to control them. Course facilitated by, and booked with the Learning and Development Team.

Level 2 Award: Principles of Manual Handling | 25th March 2022 | 9:30am - 12:30pm

25-03-2022

This half day course is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, designed to cover the basic principles of manual handling. Course facilitated by, and booked with the Learning and Development Team.

Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) Workshop | 31st March 2022 | 10:00am - 12:30pm

31-03-2022

A workshop for the Ages and Stages Questionnaires. Parent-led assessments which enable parents to understand their children’s learning and development.

Early Years Communication and Language Development Surgery | 21st April 2022 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm

21-04-2022

This virtual surgery is open to all professionals working with children and their families in the early years sector and is an opportunity to discuss any element of communication and language practice or concerns and any questions following communication and language training.

SENCo Briefing | Summer 2022

05-05-2022

This hour long recorded briefing will be made available for you to view in your own time. Booking is essential. The briefing will update all Early Years SENCo Leads on all national and local developments around SEND and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), to support their professional development and leadership of the EYFS.

Early Years Communication and Language Development Surgery | 11th May 2022 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm

11-05-2022

This virtual surgery is open to all professionals working with children and their families in the early years sector, including Public Health Nurses, and is an opportunity to discuss any element of communication and language practice or concerns and any questions following communication and language training.

EYFS Briefing for EY Leads in Schools | 19th May 2022 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm

19-05-2022

This briefing will update early years leads and managers on national and local developments in the EYFS. This briefing will be held online.

EYFS Briefing for EY Leads in Schools | 20th May 2022 | 9:30am - 10:30am

20-05-2022

These hour long briefings will update early years leads and managers in schools on national and local developments in the EYFS. This session will be held online.

EYFS Briefing for EY Leads in Daycare Settings | 24th May 2022 | 9:30am - 11:00am

24-05-2022

This briefing will update early years leaders and managers in daycare settings about national and local developments in the EYFS. This briefing will be held online.

EYFS Out of School Settings (OOSS) Network Briefing | 25th May 2022 | 10:00am - 11:30am

25-05-2022

An opportunity for managers and owners of Out of School Settings to network and discuss the latest developments in Bolton and nationally. This session will be held online.

EYFS Briefing for Childminders | 6th June 2022 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

06-06-2022

Keeping you up to date on all the latest developments in the Early Years Foundation Stage to support your professional development. This session will be held online.

EYFS Briefing for Communication Champions | 8th June 2022 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

08-06-2022

These hour long briefings will update Communication Champions on all national and local developments in the EYFS. This session will be held online.

Early Years Communication and Language Development Surgery | 9th June 2022 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm

09-06-2022

This virtual surgery is open to all professionals working with children and their families in the early years sector, including Public Health Nurses, and is an opportunity to discuss any element of communication and language practice or concerns and any questions following communication and language training.

Early Years Communication and Language Development Surgery | 6th July 2022 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm

06-07-2022

This virtual surgery is open to all professionals working with children and their families in the early years sector, including Public Health Nurses, and is an opportunity to discuss any element of communication and language practice or concerns and any questions following communication and language training.

Early Years Communication and Language Development Surgery | 29th September 2022 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm

29-09-2022

This virtual surgery is open to all professionals working with children and their families in the early years sector, including Public Health Nurses, and is an opportunity to discuss any element of communication and language practice or concerns and any questions following communication and language training.

Early Years Communication and Language Development Surgery | 19th October 2022 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm

19-10-2022

This virtual surgery is open to all professionals working with children and their families in the early years sector, including Public Health Nurses, and is an opportunity to discuss any element of communication and language practice or concerns and any questions following communication and language training.

Early Years Communication and Language Development Surgery | 24th November 2022 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm

24-11-2022

This virtual surgery is open to all professionals working with children and their families in the early years sector, including Public Health Nurses, and is an opportunity to discuss any element of communication and language practice or concerns and any questions following communication and language training.

Early Years Communication and Language Development Surgery | 14th December 2022 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm

14-12-2022

This virtual surgery is open to all professionals working with children and their families in the early years sector, including Public Health Nurses, and is an opportunity to discuss any element of communication and language practice or concerns and any questions following communication and language training.

Early Years Communication and Language Development Surgery | 19th January 2023 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm

19-01-2023

This virtual surgery is open to all professionals working with children and their families in the early years sector, including Public Health Nurses, and is an opportunity to discuss any element of communication and language practice or concerns and any questions following communication and language training.

Early Years Communication and Language Development Surgery | 15th February 2023 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm

15-02-2023

This virtual surgery is open to all professionals working with children and their families in the early years sector, including Public Health Nurses, and is an opportunity to discuss any element of communication and language practice or concerns and any questions following communication and language training.

Early Years Communication and Language Development Surgery | 16th March 2023 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm

16-03-2023

This virtual surgery is open to all professionals working with children and their families in the early years sector, including Public Health Nurses, and is an opportunity to discuss any element of communication and language practice or concerns and any questions following communication and language training.