As one of the country’s leading special needs training providers, Concept Training are currently working with Bolton Council Play Services to deliver a programme of courses to their staff.
Becoming an approved trainer for the council in 2009, Concept Training have already provided a number of courses covering different aspects of Autism, Music, Rhythm and Movement, ADHD and Self Esteem. The training will be completed by the end of 2011 with all Bolton Play Service team members having completed each course. This year staff are taking part in workshops looking at Autism, Intimate Care, Play and Leisure, Safeguarding, Behaviour Strategies, Medical Conditions, Multi Sensory Sessions and Anger Management.
Having already sent a number of staff on a variety of Concept’s successful one day “open” courses the Council were confident that the team of highly skilled trainers would be able to produce a more bespoke “In house” programme for their large number of staff.
After looking in depth at what was needed, Concept Training worked to tailor their courses uniquely to the needs of the groups of people involved. Catering for children of all ages, Bolton Play Services needed to make sure all their staff from day care services, playgroups, kids clubs and youth services were getting the best possible training in order to support the diverse group of children in their care.
The ongoing training sessions which are held at various
Sharon Bates, Special Educational Needs Development Support Officer for Bolton Play Service said, ‘The training has been brilliant and we are looking forward to all the staff gaining new skills. We cannot fault the training in anyway and would definitely recommend Concept Training to others. Their professional approach and willingness to adapt course content to suit everyone is excellent.’
Play is essential to every child's development, happiness and wellbeing. The role of the Play Service is to work together with children and their families to help them access play and childcare opportunities. All of the schemes provide a variety of fun activities including arts, crafts, sports and games as well as day trips and outings. All Bolton Council play schemes are inclusive and the new training will help to reinforce this.
‘All the trainers are extremely professional and so approachable. Their “hands on” experience is invaluable and we can definitely take the skills back to our clients’, praised one delegate.
As a proud approved trainer for Bolton Council, Concept Training are keen to work with other local authorities to improve the quality of care and promote total inclusion. They are already training providers for North West Sure Start Partnership, the Borough of Warrington, City of
Providing special needs training since 1998, Concept Training has built up an unrivalled reputation within their field. Their bank of highly experienced trainers offer training in all aspects of Autism, Behaviour, ADHD, Multi Sensory, Intensive Interaction, PMLD, Inclusive Play, Dyslexia and many more. A number of Concept Training’s courses are already accredited by the Open College Network and other courses can also lead to qualifications. Delivering open courses all around the
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