CPD Saturday

CPD Saturday is a unique opportunity for working professionals to continue their development with short courses that enhance their knowledge and skill base, but in a way that fits in with busy schedules and lifestyles. That’s why we have developed CPD Saturday – our way to provide flexible, relevant and purposeful development.

CPD Saturday 29 June 2024

Our academics and experts have designed a range of CPD courses, with contemporary and valuable outcomes, aimed at tackling issues across multiple sectors including education, health and social care and mental health and well-being, all delivered on Saturday 29 June 2024 at our Waterside Campus.

CPD Saturday Prices

  • Early Bird full day courses: £120 (until 31 May 2024)
  • Standard full day courses: £150
  • Early Bird half a day courses: £65 (until 31 May 2024)
  • Standard half a day courses: £80

Further discount may apply for group bookings, please contact Jo Shaul via cpd@northampton.ac.uk for more details.

What’s included:

A chance to participate in a range of current, evidence informed CPD, delivered by experts, to support your upskilling and development as well as providing an opportunity to explore further Post Graduate study at the University of Northampton. Also included within the price is:

  • Lunch
  • On-Campus Parking
  • University of Northampton CPD Certification
  • Membership to our ‘CPD Connect’ network

We have a range of CPD offerings at our CPD Saturday in Northampton. Please fully explore across all the subject areas below as some CPD courses are relevant to all professions:

  • Dyslexia Awareness Day

    This study day is for anyone working in schools who wishes to develop their knowledge and understanding of the nature of dyslexia and how to meet the needs of learners presenting with dyslexic difficulties in school.

    This study day will provide you with an overview of how dyslexia is defined, particularly in schools, how this can impact on individuals, and strategies that could be used to informally assess and support children and young people.

    Mental Health, Restorative Practices and Healthy Relationships in Education

    Aimed at all staff engaged in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in education settings, this workshop will look at the evidence-base that supports and enables children and young people to cope with the stresses of life, to realise their abilities, to learn well and to contribute to their communities.

    The CPA Approach to teaching Mathematics (Morning) and Addressing Misconceptions in Science (Afternoon)

    This CPD course can be accessed as a full or half a day course.

    The morning is aimed at TA’s and unqualified teachers in Primary settings who teach using schemes for mathematics such as White Rose, Power Maths or other associated schemes.  The course will focus on the use of different resources that are accessible in schools to develop deep conceptual understanding in mathematics.

    The afternoon is aimed at primary teachers and TA’s who teach or provide support for science teaching.
    The course will focus on how common misconceptions in science might occur, how we can identify these misconceptions in the classroom, and how we can use Working Scientifically to address these.

    • The CPA Approach to Teaching Mathematics: 9.30am – 12.15pm
    • Addressing Misconceptions in Science: 1pm – 3.30pm
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    Embracing AI: Practical Advice for Getting Started & Active Learning and Inclusion in the Digital Age

    Aimed at all teaching staff within primary, secondary and higher education settings, this AI workshop offers an opportunity to explore the challenges and benefits associated with the rapidly evolving field of artificial intelligence (AI).  It provides a critical introduction to the principles and practises of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as understood in relation to Active Digital Education (ADE).

    Teaching in the Outdoors

    Aimed at teaching staff, early years practitioners, SENCO’s and childcare providers, this outdoor learning session will aim to develop skills, knowledge and confidence for using outdoor learning spaces.

    You will address the ‘need to knows’ for safe working and take part in practical activities that you can use with learners to develop fine and gross motor skills and confidence, and explore the versatility of an outdoor space. You will also learn how outdoor learning spaces can be used to support specific areas of the EYFS and national curriculums.  This will be a practical day, largely taught outdoors, so you will need suitable weatherproof clothing and footwear.

    This course will develop your confidence and skills to take learning outdoors in a variety of contexts.  You will take away practical ideas around how to teach in outdoors spaces and enhance children’s learning and development opportunities in a range of outdoor environments.

  • Introduction to Counselling

    Aimed at anyone wanting to explore counselling as a profession, this one-day CPD course will equip you with some practical skills within the scope of counselling that you will be able to apply both in your everyday life and to support those around you. You may be in a supporting role, want to be a better manager or just interested in hearing more about the counselling profession.  Whatever the reason, this course will provide you with the introductory elements to counselling and some take away skills that will positively impact your wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around you.

    Introduction to Infant Mental Health & Wellbeing (half a day)

    This half a day CPD workshop provides an overview of the importance of early childhood development and the impact of early experiences on infant mental health and wellbeing. The course covers key concepts and theories related to infant mental health, including attachment theory, brain development, and the impact of adverse childhood experiences.

    The recent development in the NHS’s ‘Perinatal Mental Health Care Pathway’ has highlighted the need for this training as specialist expertise are required to manage complex or severe perinatal health problems.

    This ½ day CPD workshop offers an opportunity to explore Infant Mental Health & Wellbeing and the training pathways that are available for you to develop high quality skills within your professional practice to support the healthy development of infants and young children and promote positive outcomes for families and communities.

    Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) (1/2 Day)

    This 1/2 day CPD is an introductory course designed to increase mental health awareness, challenge stigma and give an understanding of how to look after wellbeing in both yourself and others.  Delivered by qualified Mental Health First Aid instructors, the course is fully endorsed by Mental Health First Aid England and contains evidence-based content for quality CPD.

    Preventing the Wheels from Falling Off: Children & Young People’s Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing

    Aimed at a wide range of health, social care and education professionals including, but not limited to,  registered nurses, Nursing Associates, Healthcare Assistants, Social Workers, SENCO’s and Teachers, this interactive and interprofessional workshop explores child and adolescent mental and emotional health and what constitutes wellbeing. It provides participants with an opportunity to take part in exploring the impact of childhood experiences and issues affecting young peoples’ emotional health including the ever growing, all-encompassing digital world.

  • Assessment and Management of the Paediatric Patient for Paramedics

    This CPD workshop is an opportunity to consider the variations in assessment and communication techniques needed to manage the paediatric patient presenting in the pre-hospital environment. The study day will also cover adjustments to advanced life support for the paediatric patient, safety of pharmacological interventions, common paediatric conditions and their evidence-based management before finishing with some application to practice using clinical scenarios and case-based discussions.

    Dementia care

    This tier 1 training day is relevant for the entire health and social care workforce, including voluntary and third sector organisations, as it aims to raise awareness and enhance the skills of caregivers working with dementia patients.

    Caring for someone with dementia can be challenging and stressful, but with the right support it can be highly rewarding.

    Key skills and a Critical Problem-Solving Approach in Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy

    This CPD day aims to provide a contemporary overview of the key skills in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy, utilising a problem solving, evidence-based approach to apply to your inpatient or community setting.

    This day will be particularly suited to newly qualified, or 18 months post qualification, physiotherapists wanting a refresher in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy practice, or physiotherapists working in speciality areas treating patients with concurrent respiratory conditions.

Further information

If you have any further questions, please contact cpd@northampton.ac.uk.

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