PATA Courses

Latest Training Programme: Spring 2017 here 

Booking form: short courses

Artemis Children's Workforce Induction Programme: details here

Upcoming training courses

    • 13 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 10

    Planning for OFSTED

    Course Aim: To support settings and practitioners in preparing for inspection in order to help raise or maintain current Ofsted ratings.

    Course Information: This updated course will provide you with an overview of the Common Inspection Framework 2015 as well as to consider the current practice within your own setting in line with the four inspection categories and the self-evaluation process.

    On completion of this course you will:

    • be able to identify the significant changes to the inspection framework
    • gain an understanding of the four inspection areas
    • reflect on your setting's current provision and identify areas for development
    • have an awareness of Ofsted's requirements regarding safeguarding, Prevent Duty and Fundamental British Values.

    Suitable For: Anyone working within an early years setting and/or responsible for ensuring the quality of provision within an early years environment, including Staff, Committee members and Childminders as well as individuals seeking career development opportunities.      

    Date: Friday 13 October from 10.00am-2.30pm

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre 

    Cost: £45 for members / £80 for non members

    • 17 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 16

    Roles and Responsibilities: Key facts for your Committee

    Course Aim: To provide committee members with the confidence to manage, influence, challenge, and support their pre-school or out-of-school setting.

    Course Information: This relaxed and informative session is ideal for all new and experienced committee members and/or setting managers to exchange ideas and feel more confident in their role..

    This session will

    • Give an overview of a committee’s roles and responsibilities.
    • Provide the tools needed to tackle unexpected and/or challenging issues - for instance: management concerns, complaint handling, safeguarding issues, Ofsted visits.     
    • Have a chance for questions and answers from an HR consultant with extensive experience as a committee chairperson and from PATA's CEO who has extensive Early Years working knowledge.     

    Suitable ForThose involved in managing and leading settings – parents, committee members and managers.      


    Date: Tuesday 17 October from 7.00pm-9.00pm

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £25 for members / £35 for non members

    • 07 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 16

    Introduction to Autism in Children

    Course Aim: To develop understanding of how autism can present itself in young children and to explore ways of managing the child's need positively.       

    Course Information: During the session we will consider the following:

    • What is autism?
    • Communication: Theirs and ours.
    • Sensory Issues: how these can affect the child's behaviour.

    Suitable For: Anyone who works or volunteers with children and would like a better understanding of what to look out for and how to support children with autism.

    Date: Tuesday 7th November 7:00pm - 9:30pm

    VENUE: Chequers Bridge Centre

    COST: £25.00 for members / £35.00 for non members

    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 15

    Using Signs to Support Communication

    Course Aim: To support carers, settings and early years practitioners in understanding the benefits of using signs to support and aid children's language development and communication.          

    Course Information: This introductory course will provide you with an overview of the benefits of using signs alongside spoken language for key words to support children's understanding of language and communication.  Learners will be taught a good number of signs relevant to children's everyday lives in the home and educational settings.   

    On completion of this course you will have gained an overview and understanding of:

    • the different signing systems used with children and their similarities and differences
    • the benefits of using signs with spoken language to support communication and language
    • those children who may benefit from the use of signing to support their language and communication
    • key words and the different levels of understanding
    • a vocabulary of Signalong signs that you can take away and use to support children's communication.

    The course fee includes a Signalong manual with over 200 signs which normally retails at £16

    Suitable For: Those working with children with speech, language and communication difficulties in Early Years and Key stage 1, including Early years practitioners and school support workers (Teaching Assistants/Lunch Time supervisors/Classroom volunteers/OOSC staff)

    Delivered by: Naomi Webber - registered Signalong Tutor and Speech and Language Therapist with experience working with children aged 0-7 years with and without complex needs.  

    Date: Wednesday 8 November from 10.00am-2.30pm

    VENUE: Chequers Bridge Centre

    COST: £55.00 for members / £90.00 for non members

    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 16

    Autism in Children - Managing Behaviour

    Course Aim: This is a top-up course for those who attended the Introduction to Autism in Children course on 7th November.         

    Course Information: During the session we will consider the following:     

    • Managing challenging behaviour.
    • Going on trips.
    • Supporting the family.

    Suitable For: This course is only available to those who attended the previous course on 7th November.

    Date: Tuesday 14th November 9:30am - 1:00pm

    VENUE: Chequers Bridge Centre

    COST: £35.00 for Members / £55 for Non-Members

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