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Time Out for Parents Facilitator Training

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Our high-quality training will equip you to deliver our popular and accessible Time Out for Parents courses.

Being a parent can be both rewarding and challenging, and all parents at times will benefit from others coming alongside them as they bring up their children. Through our Time Out for Parents courses, we want every parent in the UK to have access to high-quality parenting courses that will equip, encourage and support them through the various stages of parenthood. We are passionate about helping mums and dads not only survive, but to thrive as parents.

Our Time Out for Parents Facilitator Training will enable you to both support parents and help them build strong and secure relationships with their children.

“I always believed that parenting doesn’t come with an instruction manual – until I found the Time Out for Parents resources.” – Licenced Facilitator

To run our core range of parenting courses you will need to gain a core Facilitator Licence by completing our Time Out for Parents Facilitator Training which is split into two parts. Part One looks at and develops the skills to facilitate a course with a group of parents. Part Two looks in depth at the underpinning theory behind our parenting courses.

On successfully completing these training sessions, we will license you to deliver all of our core Time Out for Parents courses.

You can find more information about all of our Time Out for Parents courses here.

The training

We have recently launched our online Time Out for Parents Facilitator Training which includes a combination of online learning and live group sessions with the trainers. We are looking forward to our popular face-to-face training returning later this year. See below for more information:

Online training

Online Training

Find out more about our online Time Out for Parents Facilitator Training.

Face-to-face training

Face-to-face training

Find out more about our face-to-face Time Out for Parents Facilitator Training.

More information

Facilitator Licence

Once you have completed your training you will be issued with a Facilitator Licence for a period of twenty-four months. This will be renewed for a further twenty-four months when you register at least one course within this time period and return course documentation to Care for the Family.

We provide our licensed facilitators with on-going support by phone, a facilitator-only Facebook group, dedicated webpages and e-newsletters.

Approved Prior Learning

We may be able to approve your prior learning if you have already successfully completed training with a recognised provider. Your training would have to be at a minimum of Level 3 and cover the essential topics in this training course.

If you think you may qualify for approved prior learning, please complete our Approved Prior Learning form.

Our trainers

We are widely experienced with a range of backgrounds in social work, education, health education and special needs education. We meet a minimum standard, qualified to the Training Parent Educators (TPE) Award or equivalent, and have practical experience of working with groups, supporting parents and couples and running parenting courses.

Time Out for Parents: Children with Special Needs

In addition to our core courses we also have a specialist course, Children with Special Needs, which contains additional sessions on both ASD and ADHD. To be licenced to deliver this specialist course, you need to attend an additional one-day training. For more information, click here.

“I’m excited! I feel more prepared after today’s training to go and deliver the course in my school” – Training Delegate

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