On this page we’ll collect Free Online training for Play & Childcare Workers that have been picked out by BAND staff.
Safeguarding and Child Protection, update 02/04/20. Sign up for a free learning account will be required with some of these:
Protecting Children from Sexual Exploitation
Training related to disabled children
Domestic Violence and Abuse Awareness
Awareness About Forced Marriage
Adverse Childhood experiences (ACEs): https://www.acesonlinelearning.com/
To access the courses you need to sign up with an email address and create an account, you can then click on one of the free courses to begin learning.
At the end of the course you get a ‘Free statement of participation’.
Below are some relevant courses picked out by our staff.
You can find the full list of all courses here: https://www.open.edu/openlearn/education/free-courses
Children’s perspectives on play
In this free course, Children’s perspectives on play, you are asked to put yourself in the place of young children and to think about their view of play and their reasons for playing. When children have personal freedom to choose and make decisions about what and who they want to play with, as well as where they want to play, they are highly self-motivated and active in their engagements with everything around them. In this course you will think about how you listen to children’s perspectives, why it is important and also consider the choices children make about where they play and why
Making sense of mental health problems
Over the past century there has been a radical shift in responses to people who experience mental health problems. In this free course, making sense of mental health problems, you will learn about how key perspectives in the field have made sense of mental health problems.
Childhood in the digital age
The amount of technology available to children today is greater than in any previous generation, and it is more specifically designed to capture their imaginations. There is heated debate as to how the digital influx is shaping children’s development and experience.
Attachment in the early years
This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the area of attachment in early childhood.
Early years team work and leadership
This free course, Early years team work and leadership, explores aspects of teamwork and leadership for early years practitioners
Thinking about how I work with other professionals
It explores beliefs about teamwork, examines frameworks for professional communication and concludes with identifying possible changes in practice.