Healthy Body Image and Body Confidence
This short introductory level module is suitable for all practitioners, parents, community groups, support staff or volunteers who work with or for children and young people and their families.
Body image is defined as the way we feel about our body: how it functions, and our appearance (for example, our size, shape, skin colour and weight). Research shows that if we feel good about our body we are more likely to take care of it and having a healthy body image has a positive influence on emotional, social and physical wellbeing.
Through interactive content, including animations, links to current research and guidance and a few simple tasks and questions to help consolidate your learning, this module supports adults to support children to have a positive body image and reach their full potential.
This module complements the ‘Smart Start’ and ‘How We eat’ modules which also can be accessed free the in the ‘courses’ page. Both modules provide further tools to support children to develop healthy eating and physical activity.
Throughout the module you will have opportunity to download key documents and any notes you make to refer to as you wish. On completion of the module you will be issued with a certificate for you Continuous Professional Development records
Training Provider Overview
Care and Learning Alliance, known as CALA have over 25 years’ experience of developing and delivering training and quality assurance as the largest third sector childcare organisation in Highland and Moray. Our course content and delivery include interactive and collaborative strategies to meet all learning styles. All CALA course contribute to Continuous Professional Development and participation certificates are provided.
We have a comprehensive suite of 2 day, full or half day courses to choose from.
Through discussion, we can also create bespoke learning and development days or packages to meet your needs – whether face-to-face or via e-learning.
CALA employs a small team of experienced trainers who work closely with members, providers and local authority colleagues and input to a range of local and national working groups to bring current and relevant learning and development opportunities for ELC practitioners and others working with and for children and families. (E.g. out of school care staff, children’s services workers, childminders, volunteers, parents/carers, health visitors, teachers, youth workers, foster carers.)
A key aim of our work is to increase learner’s knowledge, confidence and engagement in reflective practice to support high-quality provision for children and families and continuous improvement.
Training Provider Contact Details
CALA have developed and established termly Quality Assurance across our organisation through robust and systematic monitoring and self-evaluation, which is overseen by key members from the Senior Management Team and the Improvement Coordinator.
CALA Training Quality Assurance methods ensure:
- All training materials and course content meet appropriate standards
- Monitoring of all training delivery and training environments meet appropriate standards
- The effectiveness of training is monitored, evaluated and client information used to influence in the planning of training and improvement.