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Advanced Communications Skills Course for senior health or social care professionals' band 6 or above

Compton Hall, Compton, Wolverhampton, WV3 9DH
17th October 2023

Course Overview

This Advanced Communication Skills Course is multi-professional, and participant centred, including the use of a participant generated agenda. It is led by experienced facilitators with clinical backgrounds in healthcare.

During the course you will have the opportunity to explore the evidence base relating to professional communication, examine the challenges for health care professionals involved in complex interactions and consider the impact for patients and families. You will have time to reflect on your current skills, examine specific approaches, practice new skills and receive positive and constructive feedback in a safe and supportive environment. Teaching methods include the use of role play with simulated patients using an actor, which is digitally recorded, played back and analysed. You will be part of a small group and will be expected to participate in all aspects of the course.

A mix of teaching methods (lectures, discussions, interactive exercises etc) are employed throughout the course but the emphasis is on role play. Due to its experiential content this can by its nature trigger strong personal emotions. In view of this we would suggest that you consider any recent significant or stressful life events, such as a close bereavement or current mental health issues, prior to attendance. If you have any specific concerns about attending the course or are unsure, please contact the learning team at Compton Care in the first instance.

This 2-day course is designed as a safe but intensive learning experience using the Connected© model.

Things to note:

Course Details

2023 available dates*: 

  • Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th October (limited places)
  • Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th November
  • Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd November (limited places)
  • Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th December (limited places)
*Last chance to benefit from the 2023 introductory ACST price

2024 available dates:

  • Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th January
  • Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th January
  • Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th February
  • Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st March

Who should attend:

Senior health or social care professionals’ band 6 or above.

Venue address:

  • Compton Hall,
  • Compton,
  • Wolverhampton,
  • WV3 9DH


How to book:

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Cost: £600 per person

Get in touch

If you require any additional information or require assistance with submitting your booking, please do get in touch: learning@comptoncare.org.uk or 0300 323 0250 and ask for a member of the learning & development team.

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