Education and training

Undertake a MASc in Creative Health at UCL – launch event 9 February 2021

The MASc in Creative Health is the first of its kind in the world, both in terms of the qualification (Masters in Arts & Sciences) and the academic field of study (Creative Health). The course aims to create a new generation of socially engaged scholars and practitioners to meet the needs of a changing health, social care and voluntary third sector, where personalised care, social prescribing, health inequity and the patient experience are mainstreamed into public health.

Learning Together – deadline 25 January 2021

The National Academy for Social Prescribing is offering a flexible programme of regional learning and development activities for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations to maximise and enhance the support they can offer their communities through Covid-19. Participants in the Learning Together programme will be able to take part in a series of online workshops and virtual peer-to-peer learning sessions organised regionally, (known as action learning sets), as well as exclusive opportunities to network with others from their area.

Trinity Laban’s free online action learning set for learning managers – deadline 14 December 2020

Six learning and participation project managers have the opportunity to take part in an Action Learning Set with the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. The sessions will be delivered via Zoom from January-July 2021. To apply for this opportunity, you should be a mid-career learning and participation arts project manager or producer with around 3-5 years professional experience working in any art form.

Applications open for Clore Leadership Fellowship and Courses – deadline 26 October 2020

Clore Leadership is inviting applications for the 2021 Fellowship and the next Emerging Leaders and Leadership Pulse Courses. The closing date for all applications is 12pm, Monday 26 October 2020.

Applications invited for MSc Creative Arts and Mental Health

Queen Mary University of London is inviting applications for its MSc Creative Arts and Mental Health for the academic year 2020-21. The MSc is a partnership between the Drama Department (School of English and Drama) and the Centre for Psychiatry (School of Medicine and Dentistry) at Queen Mary.

Gain a certificate in the practice of music-making – October 2020

The Trinity Laban Conservatoire is running a one-year distance learning programme, in partnership with the Open University, designed to support all musicians from a wide range of musical backgrounds who wish to develop their practical music-making and performance skills.

Alongside a community of online peers, you will expand your skills as musical collaborators, developing your skills and confidence.

Further information can be found here

Dementia and the arts: sharing practice, developing understanding and enhancing lives – 20 April 2020

Explore, challenge and shape your perceptions of dementias through science and the creative arts. In this online course you will discover how the arts can create common ground between people, and in doing so, learn what we can all do to improve the quality of life and care for people living with different dementias.

MA in Arts, Health and Social Change, Manchester Metropolitan University

This Masters brings those working in or interested in developing their skills in arts, health and social change together to learn from leaders in the field in the context of research and practice.

The course stems from the research-informed direction of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University, a leading research, advocacy and education centre, and is led by Clive Parkinson, Arts for Health’s Director.

Reminiscence Arts in Dementia Care Training Course and Apprenticeship Scheme, ERN – March 2020

The European Reminiscence Network is hosting a new Training Course and Apprenticeship Scheme in Reminiscence Arts in Dementia Care - in partnership with the University of Greenwich. This training course and apprenticeship scheme will be of interest to arts practitioners, community arts workers, occupational and arts therapists, group workers, reminiscence practitioners, staff from health and social care services who are interested and/or experienced in positive approaches to dementia care.

The Many Faces of Dementia, UCL – 20 January 2020

In this free online course, you’ll gain a unique insight into dementia through the stories, symptoms and science behind four less common diagnoses. You’ll explore key issues in dementia care and research through the eyes of people affected by four less common conditions. World-leading experts at UCL show how research into the signs, stages, symptoms and causes of these forms can bring us closer to defeating dementia.

This course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles.

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