Improving Subject Literacy: Unlocking the Curriculum for All (Modular Programme)

A modular programme based on the EEF’s guidance and rooted in the latest research, this professional development programme will enable your teachers to make confident decisions that will help your pupils access the complexities of the new curriculum in every subject.

Over nine modules, some synchronous and some asynchronous, participants will develop a deep understanding of what the research says makes for effective teaching of disciplinary (subject-specific) literacy, and apply this in their schools.

Participants will be given a wealth of strategies for vocabulary instruction, reading and writing in every subject discipline.

Launch date: APRIL 23rd (9:30 – 13:30), face-to-face or online

Event Date 23-04-2021 9:30 am
Event End Date 23-04-2021 1:30 pm
COVID-19: Psychological First Aid

Get psychological first aid (PFA) training and help people with different needs to cope with the emotional impact of COVID-19.


Learn how to give practical and emotional support to individuals using PFA

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is the globally recommended training for supporting people during emergencies and offers guidance on delivering psychosocial care in the immediate aftermath of the emergency event.

On this 3-week course, you’ll explore the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and what you can do to help people cope.

This course has been produced by Public Health England and is based on international guidance from the World Health Organisation, United Nations and partners.


What topics will you cover?

  • What is psychological first aid?

  • How do emergencies impact mental health?

  • The psychological first aid stages: Prepare, Look, Listen, Link

  • Supporting yourself and your colleagues

  • Example scenarios

Anyone can use this approach. The following is what you will need to use PFA:

  • Be a good listener. An important part of PFA is identifying what help and support each person requires.

  • Be well informed about the COVID-19 pandemic, so you can give people accurate information. It is important that people can trust you.

  • Have the ability to encourage active coping by, for instance, helping people make decisions about the next steps they will take.

  • Encourage and help people to connect with their loved ones, or community and spiritual supports. Be aware of people’s cultural preferences and needs, and adopt a non-judgemental approach.

  • Know how to look after their own wellbeing and access support through friends, family, supervision or managers.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Demonstrate an understanding of what Psychological First Aid is

  • Identify for whom it is suited and how to help them

  • Identify how to better support yourself and peers in such crises

  • Engage with further reading into psychosocial support during emergencies.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at frontline or essential workers and volunteers dealing with the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. You do not have to be a specialist to deliver PFA.

Those who may benefit from this training include health and social care staff, first responders, frontline public-sector staff, essential workers, volunteers, supervisors and managers supporting staff or volunteers.

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