Fathers for life

Fathers for life

Positive Fathering course to enhance relationship and parenting sk

Positive fathering, a course to enhance relationships and parenting skills

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Course details

This course is targeted at biological fathers, paternal relatives and men who encounter similar issues as carers or significant father-figures in the lives of their partner’s or relatives’ children. 

It’s primary target is fathers from African Caribbean and other Black or Minority Ethnic (BME) communities, and this is reflected in the nature of some of the activities. However, it can be used or adapted with men from all social or ethnic groups, including:

  • Natural, adoptive and foster fathers
  • Guardians and carers
  • Grandfathers, uncles and other paternal relatives
  • Single parent fathers
  • Men who are acting ‘in loco parentis’ (on behalf of a child’s biological parents)

The aim of this course is to:

How does the course work

Group Training

The course consists of four learning modules for groups of up to sixteen fathers, paternal relatives or male carers working with one of our expert Institute of Wellbeing facilitators.

Practice

The activities are designed to highlight the importance and practice of positive fathering.  The activities can be completed with men from a variety of different social or ethnic backgrounds, although some of the activities will be of particular relevance to BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) fathers.  

Participants engage in focussed discussions and small group tasks, using images, case studies, scenarios, checklists and quotes about fatherhood to stimulate their ideas, encourage debate, raise individual awareness and promote learning.  A comprehensive list of web-links provides considerable scope for research and follow-up. 

Duration

Each module takes at least two hours to complete.  The modules can be completed over:  

  • One day 
  • Two half days  
  • Four consecutive sessions at a time to suit the employer

What you will learn

By taking this course you should:

Course outline

Module 1 - Exploring Fatherhood

Participants are encouraged to explore their childhood experiences and role models; review the positive qualities they bring to fatherhood; identify aspects of their fathering they would like to change or improve; and consider the importance of seeing themselves through their children’s eyes.

Module 2 - Fathering Skills

Participants explore some essential parenting skills; consider the benefits of pro-active fathering from the moment of conception; focus on the challenges and requirements of respectful co-parenting and explore the benefits of passing on positive cultural traditions.

Module 3 - Fathering Challenges

Participants consider the challenges of raising children; explore how well they communicate with them; consider issues of discipline, behavioural boundaries and sexuality; and identify ways of encouraging honesty and trust.

Module 4 - Trials and Rewards

Participants are encouraged to share the trials and rewards of fatherhood, and their hopes and fears for their children; explore ways of coming to terms with being a ‘weekend dad’; thought about ways of improving their communication with teachers and ex-partners; and reflected on the meaning of unconditional love.

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Life Choices

Life Choices

A course in personal growth

Course details

This course is designed to explore aspects of personal growth focusing on self-management, self-assertion, coping with stress and self-acceptance. Participants are encouraged to take part in focussed discussions, self-leadership and personal reflections, using the resources to consider ways to develop a more positive self-image and explicit life goals/plan.

The aim of this course is to:

How does the course work

Group Training

The course consists of four 2-hour modules for groups of no less than ten participants who will be working with one of our expert Institute of Wellbeing facilitators.

Practice

The activities are designed to explore aspects of personal growth focusing on self-awareness, self-assertion, coping with stress and self-acceptance. 

Individuals are encouraged to take part in focussed discussions, small group tasks and personal reflection, using the resources provided to consider ways to develop a more positive self-image and explicit life goals.

The activities are designed to explore aspects of personal growth f

ocusing on

self-awareness, self-assertion, coping with stress and self-acceptance.

Individuals are encouraged to take part in focussed discussions, small

group

tasks and personal reflection, using the resources provided to consider

ways

to develop a more positive self-image and explicit life goals.

Duration

The modules can be completed over:

  • One day
  • Two half days
  • Four consecutive sessions at a time to suit the employer

The activities are designed to explore aspects of personal growth f

ocusing on

self-awareness, self-assertion, coping with stress and self-acceptance.

Individuals are encouraged to take part in focussed discussions, small

group

tasks and personal reflection, using the resources provided to consider

ways

to develop a more positive self-image and explicit life goals.

What you will learn

By taking this course you should have:

Course outline

Module 1 - Self-Awareness

Participants are encouraged to explore issues of identity, self-awareness and positive self-esteem

Module 2 - Saying what you mean

Participants are given opportunities to practice self-assertion and effective communication

Module 3 - Life Challenges

Participants consider ways to overcome the challenges in their lives and manage their stress

Module 4 - Life Choices

Participants are helped to identify available life choices and develop individual goals

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Introduction To Counselling Skills

Introduction To Counselling Skills

How to develop your interpersonal skills

Course details

Being able to provide guidance, advice and counselling is a valued asset for any career, especially when it involves helping others to improve the quality of their life. Introduction to Counselling Skills will enable that process by offering a well-informed foundation into this successful and rewarding discipline.

What you will learn

By taking this course you’ll gain imperative knowledge on some key counselling skills and how to use them.

*Know your limits: this course will not train you to be a counsellor.

Course outline

Module 1 - What is Counselling ?

What is counselling and what is the counselling process?

Module 2 – Conducting Interviews

Explore how to conduct interviews showing the use of a wide variety of counselling skills.

Module 3 – Setting clear boundaries

Learn why observation is important and how to set clear boundaries and structure.

Module 4 - Walking the Walk

Being able to provide guidance, advice and counselling is a valued asset for any career, especially when it involves helping others to improve the quality of their life. Introduction to Counselling Skills will enable that process by offering a well-informed foundation into this successful and rewarding discipline.

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Increase wellbeing and inclusion

Increase wellbeing and inclusion in early years

An online course for practitioners teaching the benefits of wellbeing, how to develop wellbeing in themselves, the children in their care and their parents

Course details

This new e-Learning programme from the Institute of Wellbeing will help you learn how to work with parents and their community to improve life outcomes in children and families

How does the course work

Online Modules

The course is divided into eight online modules. With an additional two refresher modules at the end of the course. You will have access to content, all from the comfort of your own home allowing you to establish an expert level of understanding, at your own pace.

Practice

You’ll take what you’ve learned in the modules and be encouraged to put them into practice. Using the latest messages from research with the information, tasks, homework and practical resources you will have the chance to document your experiences and thoughts in your own unique online course diary.

 

What you will learn

By taking this course you’ll gain imperative knowledge on how to work with parents and their community to improve life outcomes in children and families.

Your complete online learning toolkit

Each unique stage contains everything parents and carers need to learn about the importance of creating both a positive home learning environment and a balanced sense of wellbeing.

Interactive Activities

Engaging case studies and quizzes.

check lists

Get the key steps necessary for effective results

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Designed to underpin your knowledge and practical skills

Knowledge Tests

To challenge everyday practices

tasks

Supporting your reflective practice-based learning

Action planning tips

Creating link between your learning and its impact

Taken by hundereds of practioners across the UK

Course outline

Module 1

What wellbeing is and why early years professionals need to understand it.

Module 2

Looking at your own wellbeing and how that affects your practice.

Module 3

Your role in supporting parents’ and children’s wellbeing in the early years.

Module 4

Working with parents to help them improve the Home Learning Environment​.

Module 5

How to identify children with a special educational need, support them and their families, and apply the 2014 SEND code of practice

Module 6

How to make your setting a place of wellbeing and what you and your colleagues can do to make it welcoming for families​

Module 7

Reaching out into the community to ensure all parents take up their early education free entitlement​

Module 8

Review of learning and working with parents checklist

Additional Features

Each unique stage contains everything parents and carers need to learn about the importance of creating both a positive home learning environment and a balanced sense of wellbeing.

Interactive Activities

Engaging case studies and quizzes.

check lists

Get the key steps necessary for effective results

Knowledge Tests

To challenge everyday practices

tasks

Supporting your reflective practice-based learning

Increase wellbeing and inclusion in early years

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Frequently asked Questions

Parents for Life

Parents for Life

The online course for mums, dads and carers of babies and children upto the age of 5

Course Details

Our course is designed to support  parents and carers in engaging with learning activities around literacy and communication in a positive home learning environment.

What you will learn

By taking this course you’ll gain imperative knowledge on how to improve life outcomes in children and families.

Here is what others are saying

Taken by mums, dads and carers all over the UK

How does the course work?

The new e-learning programme from the Institute of Wellbeing which supports parents and carers in engaging with learning activities around literacy and communication in a positive home learning environment.

Our online course is divided into 10 mini-modules lasting approximately 10/20 minutes each.  Each module contains the latest messages from research with the information, tasks, homework and practical resources you will need to understand and digest before moving on to the next module. Once you have completed the course, you will be able to download your certificate.

*Not all aspects of the course are mobile friendly so we strongly recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best user experience.

Our online course is divided into 10 mini-modules lasting approximately 10/20 minutes each.  Each module contains the latest messages from research with the information, tasks, homework and practical resources you will need to understand and digest before moving on to the next module. Once you have completed the course, you will be able to download your certificate.

*Not all aspects of the course are mobile friendly so we strongly recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best user experience.

Your complete online learning toolkit​

Each unique stage contains everything parents and carers need to learn about the importance of creating both a positive home learning environment and a balanced sense of wellbeing.

Interactive Activities

Designed to help measure your learning journey

surveys

Designed to help you measure your learning journey

Knowledge Tests

Unique tools to assess positive mental health, wellbeing and confidence

Action planning tips

Reflective home-based learning activities

Course Outline

By taking this course you’ll gain imperative knowledge on how to improve life outcomes in children and families.

Module 1

Getting it right from the start

Module 2

Learning at home is easy and fun​

Module 3

Nurturing your child’s language skills​

Module 4

Getting it right for their age​

Module 5

Your child and the wider world

Module 6

When English isn’t your first language

Module 7

Help your child to be a good talker

Module 8

Children and technology​

Module 9

Don’t forget yourself​

Module 10

Maintaining your own wellbeing

Give your child the right start today

Imagine what it would feel like to improve your mental and emotional wellbeing. The good news is that you can, make it a priority today.

£30

You are one step away from giving your child the right start

We believe that parents, carers and families are the most important influence on outcomes for children and young people. We want all children to benefit from confident, positive and resilient parenting, from birth right through to the teenage years.

The Institute of Wellbeing recognises the importance of actively involving parents in the development of children and young people’s education and wellbeing by helping parents to understand what they can do at home to work with the school.

We believe this course can help you improve the future life outcomes of your child.

Dr Mike Kelly
CEO & Founder