Welcome to SCIL

We provide a range of high quality training opportunities for those who work or volunteer in children and young people’s services. Our aspiration is to establish a workforce that embraces a culture of lifelong learning, where everyone feels valued and is able to reach their full potential. Whatever their role, we aim to ensure that the workforce has the skills and knowledge necessary to help every child and young person stay safe, develop and succeed.


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Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning (SCIL)
Cheddon Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 7QP
P: 01823 348 268
E: SCIL@somerset.gov.uk



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Upcoming Courses

ITPA (Intervention Training: Positive Approaches)

4th September 2014 - 3rd March 2015

This course looks at de-escalation, breakaway and restraint techniques within the child residential sector.

Assessment, Observation and Recording Skills

5th September 2014 - 16th January 2015

Different observation and recording styles and methods (the recording methods need to be in line with Somerset's policy, we use an electronic recording system).This course will run in September 2014

Children and Young People's Workforce Level 3 Diploma for Childminders in Somerset 2014-15

6th September 2014 - 11th April 2015

This level 3 Diploma is for childminders in somerset who wish to gain a full level 3 qualification.

ITPA (Intervtion Training: Positive Approaches) for Somerset Supporters

6th September 2014 - 7th February 2015

This course looks at refresher techniques of de-escalation, breakaway and restraint techniques.

Restorative Justice: Introduction

8th September 2014 - 12th February 2015

This course consists of three consecutive days training. It will equip staff working in residential settings, with the knowledge and skills to effectively use restorative approaches to manage conflict and restore relationships.

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