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BSA/HIEDA Certificate in Professional Practice: Non Healthcare Practitioners on Medical Matters

15 January 2025 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


  • Non-registered medical practitioners who have a responsibility for medical issues in the school setting and who wish to gain a professional certificate in medical matters

Course outline:

Medical conditions, both physical and mental, are often related and form a key part of the safeguarding and pastoral care framework within our schools. However, staff CPD opportunities seldom focus on these key areas.

 As part of a refocus of the training available through the BSA Group and Hieda, we can now offer a standalone Professional Practice Certificate for school staff on medical matters.

This course will link professional practice with current research and best practice to provide a unique opportunity for non-registered medical staff, whether working in relative isolation or as part of the medical team, to development their knowledge, skills and practice across a wide range of the key current themes/topics most relevant to their role. In addition, there will be a linked project which will provide the chance to focus on a specific aspect in more detail.

The course is tutor-led and will consist of three separate live online study days spread over a full academic year. The sessions on each study day will be a mixture of presentations often with an external expert, and group discussions.

Study Days for This Module Are:

  • Day 1:  January 15th, 2025
  • Day 2:  February 26th, 2025
  • Day 3:  March 20th, 2025


Timings for each study day – 10.00 to 15.45

Training topics will include:

  • The role of a medical co-ordinator in a school setting
  • Medical issues in the wider context: inspection planning, managing medicines
  • Working with children with ASD and ADHD
  • Common illnesses and infection control
  • Managing common injuries
  • Delivering health education in a school setting
  • Working with asthma anaphylaxis
  • Mental health risk assessment/working with a mental health lead/pastoral team
  • Policy writing
  • Managing children from overseas with medical conditions
  • Working with external agencies
  • Course assignment and reflection.

Course assignment:

The course assignment provides course students with an opportunity to focus on a specific area of particular relevance to their school/role. This can range from ‘supporting a student with a complex medical condition; a review of the medical provision in the school; the management of medical records across a whole school; health promotion models; to a student guide to accessing specific support for an emotional health issue.

The purpose is for the delegate to explore and compare their practice to guidance and whether it meets the needs of the child.

The assignment will take the form of a 2,000+/-10%  word written essay  which must be submitted by July 2024. These will be assessed by the course tutor and the results published/certificates issued in the early Autumn.

Learning outcomes:

  • To gain confidence in the role of medical management
  • To evaluate and reflect on current practice with a view to improving standards of care
  • To understand and be aware of current guidance that influences the practice we deliver
  • To network and develop awareness of the support available
  • To be able to work within the guidance safely.

Study Days for This Module Are:

  • Day 1:  January 15th, 2025
  • Day 2:  February 26th, 2025
  • Day 3:  March 20th, 2025


NB: Please be aware that it is crucial to remain on your assigned course path and tutor group to gain the very best out of your training. Of course, we understand some things are unavoidable however we cannot guarantee alternative placement days, and this may incur an admin charge


15 January 2025
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


The Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA)
The Health in Education Association (Hieda)


Online – Zoom