The CALM Associate Programme offers you the opportunity to develop an internal resource able to flexibly and independently deliver the CALM Core Theory Course within your organisation.
The value of having a CALM Associate lies not just in the cost savings but in the strategic advantage it brings your organisation. Your CALM Associate can function as an internal consultant available to advise, mentor and support local services as well as contribute to the development and evaluation of policy initiatives. A CALM Associate is also able to customise the CALM Core Theory Course – integrating key organisational policies and procedures and core organisational values and objectives into course delivery.
A key aim of the CALM Associate Programme is to ensure that CALM Associates develop an understanding of the research evidence on the most effective strategies within the field of behaviour support.
The programme provides participants with an in-depth knowledge of key policy and practice issues, which will enable a CALM Associate to respond knowledgeably and sensitively to the concerns of course participants. Critically, it enables them not just to provide training but provide expert mentoring to individual staff and teams in the design, delivery and evaluation of services. The CALM Associate programme is designed to enable participants to undertake and further develop their role as an internal resource according to the needs of their organisation.
The overall programme invites candidates to explore a sequence of modules and a series of key themes that underpin how CALM conceptualises how we should respond to behaviours that challenge and why. The course commences with an induction workshop designed to enable participants to make connections with other programme participants as well as explore the requirements of assessments and the mechanisms in place to support their studies.
Each module has been structured around a specific topic, the approach to learning will include identified essential reading, online recorded PowerPoints, work based reflective practice and online tutorials.
Assessments include written essays, reports and reflective accounts. Throughout the assessment process participants will be required to examine their organisational context in relation to each topic and develop an outcome focused report of recommendations which can be utilised within their organisation in their future role as a CALM Associate.
Module Topics of Study:
The 1-year standard programme runs over the course of approximately 10 months covering 1 module every 9 weeks.
With our flexible option, you can complete each module at a pace that suits your organisation. With no fixed submission deadlines your Associate can complete each module at intervals that fit with their work commitments and personal circumstance. This option also allows you the flexibility to pay module by module rather that for all modules at one time.
Mainstream schools, ASN (Additional Support Needs) schools, SEN (Special Educational Needs) schools, SEBN (Social, Emotional, Behavioural Needs)
CALM Core Theory Online is a whole sector approach that can benefit anyone working in Education Services.
Roles: Pupil Support Assistants, Teachers, Catering and Facilities staff, Principal Teachers, Head Teachers, Class-room Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Special Needs Assistants, Early Childhood Educators, Educational Psychologists, anyone in a Learning and Development role, anyone in a supervisory or senior management role.
Residential Childcare, Supported Living, Housing Support Services, Respite Care, Day Supports
CALM Core Theory Online is a whole sector approach that can benefit anyone working across the Social Care Sector.
Roles: Support Assistants, Support Workers, Senior Support Workers, Team Leaders, Project Managers, Operational Managers, Social Workers, addiction workers, workers with homeless, anyone in an L & D role, anyone in a supervisory or senior management role.
Nursing Homes, in patient dementia and older adult services, adolescent and young people in patient settings, Addiction services, Homeless services, forensic services
CALM Core Theory Online is a whole sector approach that can benefit anyone working in Health Services.
Roles: Health Care Assistants, Registered Nurses, Doctors, addiction workers, project workers, Reception/Admin staff, Community Health staff, Multi-disciplinary roles such as Speech and Language therapists, OT’s, anyone in an L & D role, anyone in a supervisory or senior management role.