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Training | Training from Birmingham Virtual School | Birmingham City Council

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Training

Birmingham Virtual School are dedicated to delivering high quality training to all professionals involved in the education of children in care.  We regularly deliver specific training to:

  • Designated Teachers / Persons in schools, colleges and early years settings
  • Social Workers
  • Foster Carers  
  • Independent Reviewing Officers
  • Residential Care Staff

We also develop bespoke training for any of the above and other interested parties.

We pride ourselves on a professional but approachable style and training is generally rated as good or excellent.

However due to the current restrictions we are not delivering any face to face sessions but have adapted our well-received training into hour long webinars.

The summer Designated Teacher webinars received an overall rating of 4.6/5 around how well the course fulfilled the objectives and 4.4/5 for how useful it was to the professionals attending.

Feedback from these webinars:

I really enjoyed doing the remote training it was very clear and concise, along with the chat facility. You could still access answers to all questions that you may have.

 (DT July 2020)

Thank you for making this refresher course interesting and useful. Although I have been doing PEPs for some years now it really helps to hear things again.

(DT July 2020)

Very comprehensive and clear training.

(DT July 2020)

It was great and really-well presented.

(DT July 2020)

I could have listened to this for longer. I thought the trainer was really engaging.

(DT July 2020)

I enjoyed this training very much - it gave plenty of information and links to further resources; the training was delivered at just the right level.

(DT July 2020)

I have been inspired to get lots of bits put together over the summer for our staff and governors.

(DT July 2020)

Similarly our new social worker webinars have been equally well received, with an overall rating of 4.5/5 around how well the course fulfilled the objectives and 3.9/5 for how useful it was to the professionals attending.

Individuals commented:

Trainer was really good and informative.

(SW July 2020)

I found the training was useful and saved time by webinar.

(SW July 2020)

The lecture was really engaging and I thought that it was very well explained.

(SW July 2020)

I found this interesting and informative and liked that I was able to have a copy of the power point prior to the session.

(SW July 2020)

Once it is safe to do so we will look at delivering both face to face as well as webinar training to try and meet all needs.