Training and Consultations

Training

This is a list of agencies who provide training with links to their provision – many providers already offer online courses and others are adapting their services to meet social distancing requirements.


Mental health training for youth workers

A flexible 5-week online programme from Youth Scotland and Place2Be.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-introduction-to-mental-health-registration-of-interest-tickets-112087484684?mc_cid=e6e5cca239&mc_eid=8e0f3416e2


Children in Scotland training

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the agency is transforming its training programme to be delivered as digital webinars.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/children-in-scotland-20206726841


Professional Learning from CALL Scotland

CALL offers a wide range of Professional Learning in the use of assistive technologies to support pupils with additional support needs to achieve their full potential.  Training can be delivered in school or via an online learning workshop.
https://www.callscotland.org.uk/professional-learning/in-school-training/


Connect professional learning

Connect offers educators and family learning practitioners a comprehensive programme with sessions that provide a pathway to those who want to make family engagement as good as it can be, for the benefit of children. 
https://connect.scot/teacher-professional/training-courses


The Gambling Education Hub

Free CPD sessions throughout the year and across the country on the topic of youth gambling and problem gambling. The training is open to youth workers and CLD practitioners who work with young people.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fast-forward-9788362240


Youth Scotland accredited pathways for youth workers and volunteers

Core training for youth work practitioners.
https://www.youthscotland.org.uk/training-events/youth-scotland-accredited-pathway-for-youth-workers-and-volunteers/


Royal Blind Learning Hub

Free teacher training seminars to gain new skills and knowledge about teaching pupils with vision impairment, including practical support and advice on a wide range of teaching techniques and skills. 
https://learninghub.royalblind.org/


Early Years Scotland

Early Years Scotland offers a range of professional learning opportunities to inspire, encourage and support your practice.
https://earlyyearsscotland.org/professional-learning


Scottish Child Law Centre

The Scottish Child Law Centre’s Training Programme is available.
http://www.sclc.org.uk/news/training.html


Training from CELCIS

Providing the best possible learning and professional development support for anyone working with and caring for Scotland’s children and young people, and their families.
https://www.celcis.org/our-work/services/learning-and-development/training/


Respectme training

Scotland’s anti-bullying service offer a one-day generic anti-bullying training and two-day Training for Trainers programme, and new dates have recently been added to the calendar.
https://respectme.org.uk/training/


Scotland’s Artificial Intelligence strategy

Resources for schools will support children and young people to connect with considerations of the use of data and AI technologies
https://www.scotlandaistrategy.com/for-schools


Freedom to Learn online Forum August 2020

A space for those interested in human-centred and rights-respecting practice in education to share and learn from one another.https://freedomtolearn.uk/index.php/what-s-on/freedom-to-learn-forum-2020


Consultations

Consultation on the revised National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland

The aim of the consultation is to seek views on the tone, level of detail and approach in the revised guidance, in particular in relation to the description of new or significant aspects, and whether there are any omissions or aspects that have not been adequately addressed.

https://consult.gov.scot/child-protection/consultation-on-the-revised-national-guidance/


Consultation on free bus travel for people resident in Scotland aged under 19

Closing date: 7th December 2020
A statutory national concessionary travel scheme providing free bus travel for young people resident in Scotland up to their 19th birthday is being proposed.

https://consult.gov.scot/transport-scotland/consultation-free-bus-travel-for-people-under19/user_uploads/free-bus-for-under-19s—final-consultation-pdf-version—23-october-2020.pdf


Consultation: Support for disabled young people

Closing date: 11th January 2021
The Education and Skills Committee is consulting on a Bill that aims to improve opportunities for disabled children and young people as they grow up.

https://yourviews.parliament.scot/education-and-skills/support-for-disabled-young-people/