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Our high-quality Time Out for Parents Facilitator Training is now available online.

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.

In response to COVID-19, while our face-to-face facilitator training is unavailable, Care for the Family has developed a new online facilitator training. The training is a combination of online learning, as well as live group sessions with the trainers.

To run our core range of parenting courses you will need to gain a core Facilitator Licence by first completing the online learning, and then attending three days of live group sessions with our trainers. The training will be split into two parts. In order to attend the live sessions, you will first need to have completed the online learning.

The live group sessions will be conducted using Zoom. If you have not used Zoom before, it will really help to become familiar with this software before attending the live sessions. We’ve put together a handy guide which will be sent out prior to the training.

For the best training experience, we strongly recommend that you access the live sessions via a PC or laptop. Please note that it is not possible to undertake day two of the Part One training using a mobile device.

Care for the Family’s primary purpose is to strengthen family life in the UK and the Isle of Man. Whilst this event is available online, unfortunately, on this occasion, we are unable to take bookings from anyone who is residing outside the UK and the Isle of Man. For more details please click here

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
How will it work?

Online learning to be completed prior to live sessions

  • Learners will have two weeks to complete the online learning

Live group sessions with the trainers over two days

  • Day One – 9.30 am-2.30 pm
  • Day Two – 9.30 am-12.45 pm

For more details click here.

Price list
  • Statutory sector/individuals: £155
  • Voluntary sector/churches: £125
Please see below for available dates and to book your Part One place.
Part One – Online Learning
  • To complete the online learning, learners will have between 27 May – 14 June 2021
Part One – Live Sessions
  • Tuesday 15 June 2021 – 9.30 am-2.30 pm
  • Thursday 17 June 2021 – 9.30 am-12.45 pm

This training is fully booked. Please contact our Customer Care team on 029 2081 0800 to be added to a waiting list in case places become available. We will be advertising autumn term training dates soon.

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
How will it work?

Online learning to be completed prior to live sessions

  • Delegates will have two weeks to complete the required online learning

Live group session with the trainers

  • Day One – 9.30 am-2.30 pm

For more details, click here.

Price list
  • Statutory sector/individuals: £95
  • Voluntary sector/churches: £55
Please see below for available dates and to book your Part Two place.
Part Two – Online Learning
  • To complete the online learning, learners will have between 27 May – 9 June 2021
Part Two – Live Session
  • Thursday 10 June 2021 – 9.30 am-2.30 pm

There are limited places available on this training, so please contact our Customer Care team on 029 2081 0800 to confirm availability and book.

Part Two – Online Learning
  • To complete the online learning, learners will have between 10 June – 30 June 2021
Part Two – Live Session
  • Thursday 1 July 2021 – 9.30 am-2.30 pm

There are limited places available on this training, so please contact our Customer Care team on 029 2081 0800 to confirm availability and book.

More information

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 run this specialist parenting course you will need to gain a core facilitator licence as detailed above and following this, attend an additional familiarisation day. Find out more information here.

Approved Prior Learning

If you have completed appropriate prior training with a recognised provider, and have facilitated courses, it may not be necessary for you to attend both parts of our training events to receive a licence to facilitate our core Time Out for Parents courses. Your training would have to be at a minimum of Level 3 and cover the essential topics in this course. Find out more about Approved Prior Learning.

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