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How can I facilitate Positive Parenting courses?

We want all our Positive Parenting courses to be delivered well by our licensed facilitators.

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 run our core range of parenting courses you will need to gain a core Facilitator Licence by attending three days of training. These are ‘Facilitating Groups’, a two-day training course that looks at and develops the skills to facilitate a course with a group of parents, and alsoWorking with Parents’, a one-day training course that looks in depth at the underpinning theory behind our parenting courses. Click on the buttons below for more information about each of the trainings.

To become a licensed facilitator to run our Positive Parenting courses you will need to complete both Working with Parents and Facilitating Groups training.

On successfully completing these training sessions we would license you to deliver all of our core Positive Parenting courses.

Our core range of Positive Parenting courses include:

Time Out for Parents: The Early Years

Early Years

Helping parents negotiate the early years.

Time Out for Parents: The Primary Years

Primary Years

Focusing on children from 5-11 years.

Time Out for Parents: The Teenage Years

Teenage Years

Navigating the challenges of the teenage years.

Time Out for Parents:


Helping dads build even better relationships with children.

Handling Anger in the Family

Handling Anger

Helping families handle anger safely and healthily.

How to Drug Proof Your Kids®


Steering children away from the harmful use of drugs.

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.

Time Out for Parents: Children with Special Needs

Children with Special Needs

Supporting parents of children with special needs.

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

How to book

Our latest training dates and venue information are available on the training dates page. You can book your place to attend our training below.

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.

Facilitator licence

Once you have completed your training you will be issued with a facilitator licence for a period of 24 months. This will be renewed for a further 24 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.

* 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 our training events to receive a licence to facilitate our core Positive Parenting courses. Find out more about Approved Prior Learning.

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