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Bookbug for the Home training

Find course details, information on application dates and how to apply below.

Bookbug for the Home training is designed to help practitioners and volunteers working in the community to support individual families enhance their work with songs, rhymes and stories.

Bookbug for the Home is a flexible approach that can be used to support mums, dads and carers with sharing songs, rhymes and stories with their children (0-5 years old), particularly where they face barriers to participation due to their personal circumstances.

The course provides all of the theoretical and practical knowledge, and resources you need to deliver Bookbug activities while working one to one with a family, either in a family’s home or digitally. This course is aimed at practitioners and volunteers who do not have a lot of experience with sharing songs, rhymes and stories.

Our interactive training is a balance of practical exercises and researched-based theory about book sharing, music and child development.

Although delegates will participate in songs and rhymes in the group, you will not be asked to sing on your own.

Please note that this training course is not for those who wish to run Bookbug Sessions with groups of families. If you are interested in delivering Bookbug Sessions, please see our page on Bookbug Session Leader Training.

If you are already a trained Bookbug Session Leader, we may not be able to offer you a place on this training course as our funding is limited and we may need to prioritise those who have received no previous training with Bookbug.

If you have already attended Bookbug for the Home training, and are looking for a refresher, please register for Bookbug for the Home Refresher training.

Course details

The course will offer a range of learning opportunities to:

Format

Online

Interactive online, trainer-led sessions combining theory and practical work. This course takes 8 hours and 30 minutes of learning time, comprised of:

Note: Attendance is required at both sessions to complete Bookbug for the Home training. There will be a comfort break halfway through each session.

Blended

Our blended training is a mix of a trainer-led online theory session, and a hands-on in-person practical session. This course takes 8 hours and 30 minutes of learning time, comprised of:

Note: Attendance is required at both sessions to complete Bookbug for the Home training. There will be a comfort break halfway through each session.

Cost

Funded at no cost for participants

Eligibility and how to apply

Due to high demand, spaces on our public Bookbug for the Home training is awarded through an application process.

Applicants must:

This training course is aimed at family support workers, early years workers, social workers and social work assistants, members of health visiting teams, speech and language therapists, prison visitor centre staff and other family outreach workers, as well as volunteers who work in such capacities.

If you have any questions or you need additional support with the application process, please contact the Bookbug team at bookbugtraining@scottishbooktrust.com(this link will open in a new window) or 0131 524 0179.

What are we looking for in your application?

Upcoming training

Applications are open between Monday 26 February, 12pm and Wednesday 13 March, 12pm. We will be notifying everyone on or before Monday 15 April about the outcome of their application.

Blended Bookbug for the Home training sessions

Online Bookbug for the Home training sessions

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Notes:

Claiming a place

If your application is successful, you will receive an email offering you a place on a particular training date. You must accept by registering on Eventbrite within two weeks of receiving your offer.

Places on our training are not transferable - they are for the named applicant only. Unsuccessful applicants will be contacted once all the places have been filled.

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Accessing the online training session

Technical requirements

What to expect