Sleep Scotland offers a two-day Sleep Awareness course, equipping professionals with the skills to support families, carers, children & young people, by giving advice on sleep hygiene. As Sleep Advisors, delegates who attend this course will be able to offer support to children with sleep hygiene issues, while referring complex cases to a fully trained sleep counsellor.
Who can apply?
Professionals working with typically developing children.
Professionals working with children with additional support needs alongside a colleague who is a trained sleep counsellor.
What are the objectives of the Sleep Awareness training course?
The aims of the course are as follows:
- to give participants a good knowledge of sleep hygiene and sleep processes.
- to gain an introduction to the principles of cognitive behavioural management
What are the expected outcomes of the Sleep Awareness training course?
At the end of the course, participants will be able to do the following:
- provide help and advice to families, carers, children and young people in order to establish and maintain a good night-time routine for their children.
- help parents to understand the importance of sleep and what constitutes a good sleep routine.
- give parents techniques to help them put the routines in place at bedtime, in the middle of the night and in the early morning.
Sleep Scotland believes that the two-tier model is the best way of providing a sleep service.
In the two-tier model a small number of your team will attend five-day Sleep Counsellor Training. As trained sleep counsellors, they’ll then go on to provide intensive sleep counselling to families of children with additional support needs and complex sleep problems.
A larger number of the team will attend two-day Sleep Awareness Training. As sleep support workers, they’ll be trained to provide sleep interventions to families of mainstream children or those with less complex sleep problems with the support of the fully-trained sleep counsellors. In this way all families will be able to access the level of support they require.
The two-tier model can be implemented through commissioned training or, on a smaller scale, through individuals attending our open Sleep Counsellor and Sleep Awareness courses.
The cost of attending this two-day course is £250 (including VAT).