Portage Initial Training
This four day course combines Hampshire’s Popeye course with the National Portage Association’s (NPA) Portage Basic Workshop curriculum (2004). Supporting the recommendations of the Tickell review of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), this training develops good practice in identifying and meeting the special educational needs of young children, primarily through careful observation and playful adult-directed learning. It describes effective partnerships with parents and demonstrates how to assist a child’s development through carefully sequenced teaching targets towards individualised learning goals. It promotes inclusion by showing practitioners how to apply Portage principles and skills to their Early Years Foundation Stage setting, whether a reception class, child-minder’s home, pre-school or nursery group. The National Portage Association’s Basic Workshop certificate is awarded upon full attendance and successful completion of all individual assignments. Participants may choose to undertake some additional assignments to gain the BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Portage skills. Further details of this will be given at the start of the course. This course is suitable for EYFS practitioners with at least a relevant level 3 qualification who have day-to-day or overall responsibility for including children with special educational needs in their setting. It is also essential training for new Portage Home Visitors working under supervision in accredited Portage services. The cost of the course for those outside Hampshire is £160, for Portage Parents the cost is £40. For those in a Hampshire setting with a Training Subscription it is free.
Requirements of the course are full attendance and satisfactory completion of all course assignments.
|Course Code||Dates||Time||Location||Closing date for applications||Bookings through|
|1213PITHR01||Friday 18, Friday 25 January and Friday 1 and Friday 15 February 2013||9.00am to 4.00pm||Fleet (Details to be confirmed to successful applicants)||Friday 14 December 2012||
Please contact Helen Tustin to request booking form:
Tel: 01962 876217
Fax: 01962 870495