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Loddon Training Courses

Person-centered
approaches training

We deliver a proactive and therapeutic training model (PROACT-SCIPr-UK®) for professionals and carers of children and adults with complex needs and challenging behaviour.

Our model is based on the real-life delivery of the Loddon Approach pioneered and developed by the Loddon School, which helps staff, parents and carers to deliver a whole person approach that is informed by each individual’s needs.

We operate a structure of certification that allows organisations to develop an in-house training programme of the highest standards.

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Introductory Course for Parents, Carers and Foster Carers

Introductory Course for Parents, Carers and Foster Carers

This course is an online self-directed course designed to provide Parents, Carers and Foster Carers a basic understanding of how to support an individual with a diagnosis of Autism and Behaviours of concern using the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Whole Approach, in addition there are some useful downloadable resources.

DURATION: Estimated time for completion – 3 hours This is a self-paced course which can be taken in your own time
TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents, Carers, and Foster Carers
PRE-REQUISITE KNOWLEDGE: None – just login and enjoy!
On completing the course participants will be able to:
  • An introduction to the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Philosophy
  • What Challenges do You Face?
  • What behaviour that challenges is
  • Understanding Behaviour
  • Internal & External Antecedents
  • The Behaviour Cycle
  • The Law and Duty of Care
  • Positive Behaviour Support / Proactive Strategies
  • Awareness of Proactive, Active and Reactive Strategies
  • Record and Plan
  • Supportive and Functional Environments
  • Active Interventions
  • Calming Techniques
  • Gateways to Proactive Management
  • Risk Assessment
  • Helpful resources
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PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Awareness Course E-learning

PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Awareness Course E-learning

This course is designed for employees of approved PROACT-SCIPr-UK® organisations as part of their induction programme and is designed to equip them with an awareness of PROACT-SCIPr-UK® the Whole Approach Curriculum.

DURATION: Estimated time for completion – 3 hours
TARGET AUDIENCE: Employees of PROACT-SCIPr-UK® organisations providing support to adults or children with autistic spectrum disorders, intellectual disability, mental health conditions, or dementia.
PRE-REQUISITE KNOWLEDGE: There are no pre-requisite knowledge and skills requirements.
On completing the course learners will be able to:
  • Understand the context of PROACT-SCIPr-UK®.
  • Define the terms proactive, active, and reactive.
  • Identify the elements of PROACT-SCIPr-UK® the Whole Approach.
  • Identify Proactive, Active and Reactive strategies within the whole approach.
  • Describe the concept of the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Gradient.
  • Describe the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® philosophy.
  • Identify where a person’s beliefs, values and attitudes originate.
  • Identify issues within the workplace which may impact upon those receiving support.
  • Identify how a person’s beliefs, values, and attitudes impact upon their performance at work.
  • Define the terms ’Duty of Care’, assault and battery, and false imprisonment.
  • Explain how risk assessment helps professionals to meet a Duty of Care whilst ensuring the progressive development of an individual.
  • Identify strategies to manage risk.
  • State that unforeseen risks of unplanned interventions should be reported, recorded, risk assessed and reviewed.
  • Explain how to raise areas of concern.
  • Understand the importance of knowing the individual.
  • Understand behaviour and challenging behaviour.
  • Identify possible functions of behaviour and how to recognise them.
  • Understand what we mean by Behaviour support and the importance of the Positive Behaviour Support Plan.
  • Understand the elements of PROACT-SCIPr-UK® the Whole Approach and how to implement it.
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Understanding Behaviour

This course will enable participants to have an increased understanding of behaviours that cause concern (behaviours that challenge) and the reason for these with a view to putting in place supportive strategies to reduce their impact and increase the well-being of the individual and those around them. 

DURATION: One day
TARGET AUDIENCE: This course is designed for those who provide support in circumstances where the behavioural challenges of children or adults has significant impact, or where a service is looking for practical strategies to reduce the instances of behaviours that concern.
PRE-REQUISITE KNOWLEDGE: There is no pre-requisite of prior knowledge required for this course which is practically focussed.
On completing the course participants will be able to:
  • Understand the definition of behaviour and how this links with the communication of unmet needs 
  • Explore commonly used terminology and recognise that many terms are “value-laden”
  • Understand the difference between “challenging” and “restrictive” behaviour and recognise the impact of behaviour on self and others
  • Understand that each person’s view of behaviour is influenced by personal belief’s values and attitudes
  • Understand a range of functions of behaviour
  • Explore how the teaching of “alternative” and “replacement” skills can reduce behaviours of concern
  • Understand how intrinsic and extrinsic motivation can be used to enable the teaching of alternative and replacement skills
  • Explore the importance of consistency in planning and implementation of strategies.  
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PROACT-SCIPr-UK® – The Whole Approach Curriculum Introductory and Foundation Course

This course is designed to provide participants with the practical skills and knowledge to enable them to apply the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® approach whilst supporting individuals with challenging behaviour.

The curriculum is certificated by Bild Association for Certificated Training (Act) against the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards (RRN). 

DURATION: Minimum of 12 hours taught time usually delivered over two consecutive days
COURSE AIM: Upon completion of the course, participants will have acquired sufficient skills and knowledge to use PROACT-SCIPr-UK® in their practice.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents, carers, or professionals who provide support to adults or children with any of the following conditions: autism, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, emotional, behavioural and social difficulties, mental health conditions or dementia.
PRE-REQUISITE KNOWLEDGE: There are no pre-requisite requirements for this course. This course is delivered once a training needs analysis is completed.
On completing the course participants will be able to:
  • Identify that behaviour serves a purpose
  • Name the four functions of behaviour
  • Identify the elements of the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® whole approach
  • Identify the health and safety issues associated with the use of audit-based physical interventions
  • Demonstrate competence in the physical interventions taught in a training environment
  • Identify how relevant legislation and guidance influence working practice
  • Describe the difference between behaviour support and behaviour control
  • Identify and define active interventions that will reduce the risk of behaviour escalation
  • Identify proactive, active and reactive strategies as part of the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® whole approach
  • Describe responsibilities when implementing PROACT-SCIPr-UK®

 

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PROACT-SCIPr-UK® – The Whole Approach Curriculum Instructor Refresher / Update

This is a mandatory course for qualified PROACT-SCIPr-UK® instructors designed to provide annual refresher, standardisation, and updates.

The curriculum is certificated by Bild Association for Certificated Training (Act) against the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards (RRN) 

DURATION: One day
COURSE AIM: Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to continue to teach PROACT-SCIPr-UK® introductory and foundation courses and support the effective implementation of the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® approach within their organisation.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Qualified PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Instructors who require their 12 month mandatory refresher.
PRE-REQUISITE KNOWLEDGE: PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Instructor
On completing the course participants will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the philosophy by passing a theoretical assessment to the required standard
  • Demonstrate three audit-based interventions, including the key health and safety points and teaching points to the required standard
  • Demonstrate effective presentation skills through the delivery of a timed presentation to the required standard
  • Demonstrate the successful implementation of the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® philosophy through the assessment of a portfolio to the required standard
  • Have an awareness and understanding of all updates in PROACT-SCIPr-UK®, including guidance and legislation and how they will affect the training and implementation of PROACT-SCIPr-UK®. 
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PROACT-SCIPr-UK® – Whole Approach Curriculum – Instructor Course

This course is designed for those who are required to teach PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Introductory & Foundation courses to staff within their organisation. 

The curriculum is certificated by Bild Association for Certificated Training (ACT) against the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards (RRN).

 

DURATION: Five days over 6 months comprising of an initial four-day intensive block culminating in a final assessment day at the end of the 6 months.
COURSE AIM: Upon completion of the course, participants will have extended their knowledge of positive behaviour supports based on the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® whole approach curriculum in order to enable them to coach and mentor others within their practice.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Carers or professionals who provide support to adults or children with any of the following conditions: autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, emotional, behavioural and social difficulties, mental health conditions or dementia.
PRE-REQUISITE KNOWLEDGE: Participants must have successfully completed a PROACT-SCIPr-UK® introductory & foundation course and at least one annual refresher, or hold a relevant Positive Behaviour Support qualification.
On completing the course participants will be able to:
  • Understand that behaviour serves a purpose
  • Name the four functions of behaviour
  • Implement positive behaviour supports as defined in the elements of the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® whole approach curriculum
  • Identify the health and safety and risk assessment associated with the use of audit-based physical interventions
  • Demonstrate competence in the audit based physical interventions taught in a training environment
  • Understand the importance of relevant legislation and guidance to working practice
  • Provide an overview of the key elements of active support and understand how this facilitates learning
  • Discuss the importance of quality assurance
  • Understand the importance of staff support and incident debrief
  • Have a practical understanding of coaching and mentoring and how it supports learning into practice
  • Understand their responsibilities when implementing positive behaviour supports and/or PROACT-SCIPr-UK®
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Loddon School

Wildmoor Lane
Sherfield-on-Loddon
Hook
Hampshire
RG27 0JD

The Loddon Foundation Ltd is a registered charity. Charity Registration Number: 802188 Patron: Her Grace the Duchess of Wellington. Company Registration Number: 02448785 A company, limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales The Loddon Foundation Ltd, Wildmoor Lane, Sherfield-on-Loddon, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 0JD. PROACT-SCIPr-UK® is the registered trademark of Marion Cornick and used under license by The Loddon Foundation Ltd. The Loddon School®, The PLLUSS Curriculum® and the pathway logo are registered trademarks of The Loddon Foundation Ltd. Powered by Greenpoint Computer Services.

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