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Face-to-face facilitator training

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We want all our Time Out for Parents courses to be delivered well by our licenced facilitators.

We are aware of the Government guidelines regarding COVID-19. We are not currently delivering any face-to-face training. We have developed online training – find out more information here.

Our practical and interactive, high-quality training is designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to work effectively in groups with parents.

To become a licenced facilitator to run our core range of Time Out for Parents courses, you will need to gain a core facilitator licence by attending three days of training which is split into two parts. To gain a facilitator licence, you must attend both Part One and Part Two of the training.

Part One

This training focuses on the skills to run a group well by giving you the knowledge, skills and confidence to work with groups of parents.
What does it cover?
  • Key underpinning theory and knowledge about group dynamics and the facilitator role
  • An understanding of different learning styles and their place in delivering course material
  • An opportunity to practise facilitating in a small group
Price list
  • Statutory sector/individuals: £245
  • Voluntary sector/churches: £195

The price includes two days training with lunch and refreshments and a comprehensive learner handbook.

This training is run with a maximum of 14 participants.

Our day begins with refreshments at 9.00 am, with training starting promptly at 9.30 am and finishing by 4.30 pm.

2021 dates

These are not currently available due to Covid-19.

To be kept informed, please email us.

Part Two

In this training we focus on equipping you to work in partnership with parents.

What does it cover?
  • Giving you an opportunity to reflect on your own beliefs, values and attitudes
  • Providing underpinning knowledge of key theories on the parent-child relationship
  • Exploring practical and positive parenting strategies
Price List
  • Statutory sector/individual rate: £150.00
  • Churches and Voluntary sector: £100.00

The price includes the one day training with lunch and refreshments and a comprehensive learner handbook.

Our day begins with refreshments at 9.00 am, with training starting promptly at 9.30 am and finishing by 4.30 pm.

Included in the price of attending Part Two, for those who become licensed facilitators, is a choice of one free Facilitator Manual and Parent Handbook from one of our core courses.

2021 dates

These are not currently available due to Covid-19.

To be kept informed, please email us.

More information

In-house Training

Along with the option of coming to one of our training centres to train as an individual or with others, our high-quality training is available in-house allowing you to make the arrangements for your workforce or volunteers at a time and place convenient for your organisation.

Please contact us to find out more about our in-house training.

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.

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 would need to attend an additional 1-day training. For more information, click here.

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