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LEVEL 6 ONLINE COURSE

ADVANCED PAEDIATRIC SLEEP PRACTITIONER TRAINING - 

MOVING THEORY INTO PRACTICE

This is a 14 week OCN London accredited online course and is open to all child and health care professionals, whether working privately, for a statutory organisation or a charity. 

 

The course is evidence based and all research is fully referenced so that attendees have the opportunity to further expand their knowledge.

The course covers childhood sleep problems in children aged six months to sixteen years. Course material includes sleep problems in both typically developing children as well as children with complex additional needs.

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COST & TIME COMMITMENT

Please note that places on this course are limited.

Full price £1695. 

£1395 for those who have already completed  previous training with EDS Training.

Payments can be made in instalments. 

4th March - 21st June 2024

Course is now underway

9th September - 13th December 2024

Course now open for booking

Prices includes access to online course, printed course manual containing all online material posted to your home, personal tutor support as required, access to weekly group meeting, feedback on assignments from your personal tutor and level six OCN accredited course certificate.

There will be three assessments during the course, one of which will be an oral assessment conducted via Zoom with your personal tutor, and two written assessments.  All assessment criteria must be met in order to gain the level six certificate. Learners will be supported by their personal tutor.


On average 7-8 hours per week is required to complete the course.

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WHO IS THE COURSE FOR

The course is designed for child and healthcare professionals who are wanting to develop their knowledge in the field of understanding and managing paediatric sleep disorders.

School Nurses

Paediatricians

Maternity Nurses

Nannies

Teachers

Social workers

Health Visitors

Psychologists

Occupational Therapists

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Workers

Learning Disability Nurses

GPs

Those working with children's charities

Other professionals working with children and families etc.

It is not suitable for anyone who is not an experienced child or healthcare professional.

 

 

PREREQUESITES

A good base level of previous sleep knowledge is required i.e. completion of one of our other courses or completion of a course of a similar standard.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE COVER

MODULE 1

The science of sleep

how does sleep develop, what are the key points that parents need to know and how do we share that information?

 

Identifying and managing 

common sleep disorders; 

Behavioural Insomnia, Circadian Rhythm Disorders and Parasomnias, comparing sleep managements options

 

Factors influencing parental choice; 

the importance of offering parents sleep management choices, what do we and they need to consider? 

MODULE 2

Completing sleep assessments 

what exactly do we need to know and why? How to prepare yourself and a family for a sleep assessment

 

Creating sleep programmes 

what makes a good sleep programme and what doesn’t? What choices do parents have? How much information do parents want and need? What additional information and tools can we use to help families in the successful implementation of sleep programmes? 

 

The Importance of Safe Sleep Practices 

MODULE 3

A practical week working with a family

reviewing sleep paperwork, completing a real sleep assessment, agreeing a sleep management programme with your family and creating that programme.

MODULE 4

Sleep and Sensory Issues in Children with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

 

Sleep and Postnatal Depression

 

Sleep and Anxiety

 

Sleep and Thermoregulation in Babies and Children with Cerebral Palsy

MODULE 5

Sleep and Trauma

 

Sleep, Shift Work and Self-care

 

Sleep and Adolescents

 

Sleep in Special Populations 

Sleep in children with ADHD. ASD, Cerebral Palsy, sleep in children with epilepsy, sleep in children with allergies and eczema, sleep and reflux 

MODULE 6

Sleep and Attachment

The Importance of Sleep Research

 

The Importance Developing Reflective Practice

 

Professional Responsibilities and 

Ongoing Support

​Using Social Media to Promote your Business.

S​leep Positions in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy and Increased Risk of Stillbirth

Sleep and Emotions

Sleep and School Start Times for Adolescents ​

Sleep Regression - What is the Evidence?

Tears Not Fears

​Parenting in the Age of Social Media

Sleep and Ramadan

Sleep, yoga and massage

ADDITIONAL UNITS

 

MENTORING AND CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Once you have completed your training with us, you will be able to book mentoring sessions

(for a small fee per session).

These sessions can be booked either on a regular basis, or on an as and when required basis.

These sessions will enable you to work with families with confidence, and should you or your families have any difficulties, then these sessions will enable you to unpick the complexities of the case with a highly skilled and experienced sleep professional.

 

You will also be invited to join a closed Facebook group of other professionals who have trained with us, so that as a community we can all continue to learn from each other, share ideas, and share new research as it becomes available.  

 

Continuing professional development is a key part of what EDS Training is able to offer, and on completion of the course you will be eligible to attend our annual Sleep Update Day. This will enable you to continue to advance your learning and help you to stay up to date with latest research. 

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BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU SHOULD...

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  • Be confident in assessing and identifying behavioural insomnia disorders in babies, children and adolescents.

  • Be confident in discussing sleep management options with parents and know the evidence for the efficacy of these options.

  • Understand the importance of the collaborative process between parent and sleep practitioner.

  • Be confident in the writing of sleep management programmes to support a variety of sleep disorders in babies, children and adolescents.

  • Understand the different sleep disorders more commonly found in certain populations of children and adolscents.

  • Understand the latest research into safe sleep practices and be confident in advising new parents.

  • Understanding the impact that Post Natal Depression can have on sleep problems.

  • Understand the impact that trauma can have on sleep problems.

  • Understand the importance of developing a professional reflective practice.

  • Understand the importance of reviewing latest sleep research.

  • Understand your professional responsibilities.

  • Understand the importance of caring for yourself as a professional and knowing how to obtain ongoing support.

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