Training & Qualifications
Our training and development team, Cloverleaf Connect, is an innovative training provider offering high quality and creative courses.
We run courses for individuals and organisations wanting to improve their skills and understanding in areas such as advocacy, mental health, and communication. Our training includes CPD accredited courses, and we are a national training centre for City & Guilds and First Aid Awards Ltd.
With over 30 years of combined experience, our training team has developed a range of interactive courses that maximise the learning environment, whether training is delivered face-to-face or online. Each course is built around the needs of each participant, or organisation when delivered in-house. As a result, they will gain the skills and experience needed to carry out their role or progress within their career successfully.
Cloverleaf Connect is offering the Introduction to Advocacy training which will be accredited with Continuous Professional Development Certification (8 CPD Points). There is also an option for learners to continue on to the City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Independent Advocacy.
- Tuesday 15th and Thursday 17th June 2021 9.30am - 12.45pm
- Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th October 2021 9.30am - 12.45pm
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards training (DoLS) 2 sessions
The Mental Capacity Act allows restraint and restrictions to be used – but only if they are in a person's best interests. Extra safeguards are needed if the restrictions and restraint used will deprive a person of their liberty. These are called the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. This training course aimed at increasing knowledge of frontline professionals of DoLS.
Monday 21st and Wednesday 23rd June 2021 9.30am-12.45pm
Principles and Practice of Independent Advocacy training - supports level 4 C&G
City & Guilds Aim: The unit aims to support learners to develop the practical skills and knowledge required to provide Independent Advocacy support.
This is a mandatory unit
Cloverleaf Connect provides CPD accredited training to support Unit 401, enabling you to build upon your knowledge base for the submission of a portfolio of evidence, share experience from practice and effectively support your advocacy partner.
27th, 28th and 29th September 2021
Level 4 - Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (Unit 404)
City and Guilds Aim: The unit aims to support learners to develop the practical skills and knowledge required to provide Independent Advocacy support within current mental capacity legislation. This is a statutory role in England.
Cloverleaf Connect provides training to support the Level 4 qualification by guiding the learner through the advocacy roles, responsibilities and decisions related to the IMCA role. This is under-pinned by knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act (2005).
5th, 6th, 12th and 14th of July 2021 9.30am- 1.00pm
City and Guilds Aim: The unit aims to support learners to develop the practical skills and knowledge required to provide Independent Advocacy support within current mental health legislation. This is a statutory role in England.
Cloverleaf Connect provides training to support the role of the IMHA within the context of key legislation and environmental/socio-economic factors which influence the prevalence of mental ill health and use of advocacy services.
3 sessions 8th, 9th and 16th June 9.30-12.30pm
Level 4 Independent Advocacy within Adult Social Care (406)
City and Guilds Aim: The unit aims to support learners to develop the practical skills and knowledge required to provide Independent Advocacy support within current adult social care legislation. This is a statutory role in England.
Cloverleaf Connect provides training to support the delivery of advocacy under the Care Act (2014) by using key aspects of legislation to reflect upon the practice of the advocate within focused areas of responsibility.
22nd and 29th June 9.30am-12.45pm
Level 4 - Independent Complaint Advocacy NHS Complaints Advocacy (Unit 408)
City and Guilds Aim: The unit aims to support learners to develop the practical skills and knowledge required to provide independent complaints advocacy. Cloverleaf Connect offers training to guide the learner through the NHS and social care complaints service, exploring how an advocacy partner may be best supported, whilst also using standard complaints procedures.
4th October 2021 9.30am–1.00 pm
Training courses offered include
- Active Listening Skills for Professionals (CPD accredited)
- Understanding the Care Act -for carers
- Conflict Management
- End of Life (CPD accredited)
- Independent Advocacy Support Under the Care Act
- Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)
- Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)
- Level 2 Award in Independent Advocacy
- Self Advocacy Skills (CPD accredited)
- City and Guilds National Advocacy Qualification (all modules)
- Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (FAA)
- Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (FAA)
- A wide range of bespoke training to meet your organisation’s needs
Virtual training courses
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