We offer training and CPD events focussed on Safeguarding, Child Protection and Pastoral Care with a special emphais on working with professionals in the Education sector.
There are 4 ways to access our events, Online, Facilitated, In-house or Virtual. Some clients use one others use a variety, mixing delivery styles to suit the training need, audience size, availability and budget. if you are based in an Education setting, whatever training need your're looking for, it's likely that we have something to suit you.
From here you can browse our course portfolio using the menu above, find out more about how we deliver courses by selecting the options below or complete the form at the end of this section and we'll contact you to discuss how we might be able to help.
Why not start a conversation? Don't worry - if you ask us to contact you, there's no cost, no obligation, and no pushy sales pitch. Take afew minutes to explain what you're looking for and we'll do our best to provide a solution.
Our experienced team members are very familiar with the pressures and training requirements expected of today's schools and colleges. We specialise in effective training, made accessible, achieving better outcomes and helping you to reduce your training budget without compromising quality.
Probably the most familiar and traditional style of training and CPD for professionals. We offer a range of topics which we cover through a hosted event, usually in London or other major city throughout the UK.
These are whole or half day courses, dependent on the topic, and held with small groups of up to 12 delegates. Headteachers, Senior Lead Teams, DSL's, Governors and Admin and Ancillary staff all attend events on topics relevant to their duties and responsibilities.
Small groups ensure at everyone is able to ask questions and get involved in discussions and debate. It also allows time for queries that are specific to their setting. Everyone attending gets a comprehensive pack, lots of resources and a certificate of attendance for them and their setting to record and evidence for inspection if required.
Similar to our facilitated courses and using the same process of delivery, with a specalist trainer leading the course. The difference with these events is that they are commissioned and delivered, usually, to a single setting.
We offer the same range of topics, but we can design a course specifically to the needs of an individual setting. Whether it's providing some guidance with addressing the needs of a particular pupil cohort or there is an issue or training need that would be better exploered with the guidance of a specialist trainer, without the distraction of delagates from other settings with different expectations and learning requirements.
Everyone attending gets a comprehensive pack, lots of resources and a certificate of attendance for them and their setting to record and evidence for inspection if required.
Bespoke training for your team is the key element of this offering from Positive Learning Ltd.
Online training has moved on massively since the early days of computer based training. Gone are the simple, but rather ineffective slide style boxes and monotone narratives.
Our courses now introduce a wide mix of interactive screens, helping to keep the learner engaged all the way through the course. They are designed to be informative and provide lasting knowledge of a subject, achieved using a combination of video, audio, imagery, quizzes, demonstrations real-life cases, quotes,and real world scenarios.
What is a course Licence?
A licence allows one named learner 12 months access to the course content, any refresher guides, supporting materials and the CPD certified certificate awarded upon completion.
How do I buy courses for other people?
Simply order and pay for as many licences as you require. All we need is the name and email address of each 'Learner'. You can provide these details at the checkout point or if you have a number of licences you can send us a spreadsheet with course title, and the correspondng name and email address. We will open the e-learning account and send the log in details to the relevant individuals. When they access the account the course will be there ready to start.
Once a learner has an account with us. If they or you want to order additional training, just book the course and we'll add it to the same account, ready to start when they next log in.
What do I need to run a course?
You’ll need a desktop, laptop or tablet device with internet access, some learners use mobile phones, whilst our course will run well on all these devices. We recommend something with a reasonable screen size that you can use comfortably for periods of study. Our courses run well on all the most popular web browsers, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Edge.
Are your courses accredited?
Yes. Our courses are independently assessed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service.
Do you need to complete a course in one sitting?
No – you can save your progress at convenient points and return to the course later on continue where you left off. You have access to the course and materials for 12 months
How long does it take to complete a course?
You’ll find a ‘CPD hours’ value listed on each online course page on this site ; this is how long we estimate the course will take to complete.
Do I get a certificate when I complete my course?
Yes – we automatically generate a personalised certificate when you pass the course, this is emailed to you as a PDF. You can also access your certificates from your account portal page.
Our range of virtual facilitator-led skillls development courses is rapidly expanding. As teams and individuals are becoming accustomed to using these platforms for other tasks, they are beginning to see that they can be every bit the equal to venue hosted skills development sessions.
Virtual training, via Zoom or other shared video platforms have added advantages of easy access, offer time and cost saving benefits whilst retaining the same opportunity for open dialogue, questions, debate and discussion engaged in at traditional venue hosted learning events.
Travel costs and any concerns about social distancing are avoided, with delegates retaining the opportunity to interact with our course leaders and learn in a live face to face environment.
What do I need to join a virtual course?
You’ll need a desktop, laptop or tablet device with stable internet access, we recommend something with a reasonable screen size that you can use comfortably for periods of study. Our courses run well on all the most popular web browsers, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Edge. Built in camera's and microphones are usually sufficient but a dedicated webcam may offer a better sound quality and higher resolution video.
Invitations with links to join are sent by email and you must use the email address associated with the original booking for your place.
How do I join a virtual course?
Once your booking has been processed, we send a pre-registration invitation to every delegate. Clicking on the link in this email and then entering your name will ensure that your place is reserved. With this process complete you will be sent a confirmation email with full event joining details and a link to use on the day to join the course.
On the day of the event and shortly before the course start time click on the link in the confirmation email and follow the instuction to join the 'room'. You will initially join a 'waiting room' - don't worry, the course facilitator or one of our team will quickly invite you into the course space. We have added this extra step to ensure that our courses are secure and remain uninterrupted for the duration of the session.
I'm new to video conferencing and not confident about the technology
We do understand that for every veteran video caller there are others who will have just downloaded or are accessing Zoom because circumstances mean that this new way of working has become a necessary part of our lives. You don't need to have a registered account to join our courses. If you are put off booking a place because you are concerned about how the system works, contact our team and we can set up a short 'test' meeting so that you can try it out before joining a course.