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Code: PCC/20/1297 ECDL Extra Workshop (10am - 12pm) - Virtual Platform

This course requires delegates to be enrolled on the ECDL programme before booking on this course and charges may apply. Please email ECDL@Portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

ECDL Extra is a recognised qualification at Level 2 and is deemed to be equivalent with GCSE grades A* to C.

ECDL Extra builds on the users basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and improves their understanding of Word, Excel and PowerPoint

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1 11 February 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Mary Rose Training Room Map

Code: PCC/21/76 Healthy Conversation Skills - Behaviour Change

Hi ! How are you?

There seems to be a misconception around 'helping people' and a tendency to move towards specific training that is overly complicated, sometimes daunting and often ends up sitting on the 'shelf' - The Healthy Conversation Skills training aims to de-mystify the art of 'giving help' and build confidence in everyone.

This 3 hour, fully interactive virtual training is designed to encourage and support the philosophy behind Making Every Contact Count (MECC) with added peer support, networking opportunities and a desire to implement what they learn in their daily lives


We all have a shared responsibility to be healthy in the conversations we have with our residents/customers and each other. We need to invest time in the development of our skills now while there is a collective consideration of health and inequality made so evident in the current pandemic.

If people are empowered to be proactive and opportunistic in their approach to helping others with more complex issues like mental health and sexual health: they will need to be confident in having a basic conversation; using reflection, open discovery questions and a person centred, asset based approach.

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1 11 February 2021 10:00 - 13:00 Virtual Learning Platform Map

Code: PCC/21/98 Healthy Conversations - Alcohol

Alcohol! That’s right the legal drug that can be so difficult to talk about! We spend the evening on tailoring those conversations around helping someone to make changes in their drinking with expert advice on hand from specialist alcohol practitioners - limited places NHS protected

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1 11 February 2021 17:00 - 20:00 Virtual Learning Platform Map

Code: PCC/20/345 MCA for Practitioner and Provider Services Part 3 DoLs /Awareness of LPS new legislation (Virtual Online)

MCA for Practitioner and Provider Services Part 3 DoLs /Awareness of LPS new legislation delivered by St Thomas Training



The training session to give participants an overall understanding of how the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (“DoLS”) apply to their day-to-day work settings.

NB: participants need to understand that a House of Lords report, followed by a Supreme Court judgement, both of which were published in March 2014, have fundamentally altered what DoLS are all about. Therefore this session is relevant even if you have previously attended DoLS training.


To give participants an understanding of how the new Liberty Protection Safeguards will apply to their work settings, and to examine what changes they need to make in order to manage the transition from DoLS to LPS. NB: At the time of writing this outline the Code of Practice, and various regulations, are still to be finalised with the implementation of LPS now delayed until April 2022.

Who should attend?

Social workers, care managers, independent support assistants and occupational therapists. It is essential for all participants to have a good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 prior to attending part 3.

This course is a virtual course run via Zoom or Teams - joining instructions will be sent to via diary invite a week before the course date. Please note, this course will have regular breaks for participants so please ensure you take yourself away from the screen. The course is aimed to be interactive.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 February 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Virtual Learning Platform Map
2 15 February 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Virtual Learning Platform Map

Code: PCC/20/818 Mental Capacity Act Refresher: Learning Lessons from Court of Protection Cases (Virtual Online)

Course Outline: Mental Capacity Act Refresher: Learning Lessons from Court of Protection Cases delivered by ST Thomas Training

This is a one-day course is split into part 1 on the 11th February 2021  & part 2 on the 15th February 2021 enables you to  refresh your knowledge on the Mental Capacity Act

Mental Capacity Act cases go to the Court of Protection either where there is conflict amongst the people involved, and/or where the issue is so serious or complicated that it cannot be resolved through meetings and negotiation. The rulings of the Court, and the reasons for those rulings, can be invaluable in helping health & social care practitioners deal with similar issues in their own practice. So this session will look at a range of cases which have been considered by the Court of Protection, to see what lessons can be learnt for our everyday practice.

Who should attend?
Anyone who works in a health and/or social care setting (eg hospitals, social work teams, residential or community care, GP surgeries etc). Participants should already be familiar with the Mental Capacity Act and the Code of Practice, because this is not an awareness session.

Delegates must attend parts 1 & 2 to complete the course.

This course is a virtual course run via Zoom or Teams - joining instructions will be sent to via diary invite a week before the course date.
Please note, this course will have regular breaks for participants so please ensure you take yourself away from the screen. The course is aimed to be interactive.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 February 2021 13:30 - 16:30 Virtual Learning Platform Map
2 15 February 2021 13:30 - 16:30 Virtual Learning Platform Map

Code: PCC/19/1007 Risk assessment - work activities (health and safety) (Cancelled)

Practical course aimed at understanding and completing work-activity risk assessments using the corporate risk assessment forms and guidance document

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1 11 February 2021 09:00 - 09:30 Nelson Training Room Map