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Herts Work with Parents (WWP)

In accordance with Hertfordshire County Council’s Minimum Standard for Parenting Support the Childhood Support Service has funded access a number of courses, which help practitioners who work with parents to achieve units from the Level 3 Work with Parents qualification.

The courses are being delivered FREE to practitioners between October 2013 and March 2014, in a multi-agency environment.

What courses are available?

You need to gain 12 credits for a full Award although this is optional and additional credits can be gained in the future.

(Please click on a Unit title below for more information including outcomes, skills and assessments)

There is 1 enhanced core unit:

  • Unit 300 Enhanced - Build and maintain relationship in work with parents (6 credits) is a core unit for your Level 3 Award in Work with Parents. This enhanced course means you will also complete Unit 304 – Effective Communication with Parents (3 credits) at the same time. This will give you +9 credits overall towards your Award.

If you have booked onto or completed Unit 300 previously, you can then select any of the folllowing optional units:

Further information

  • Study days run from 9.30am to 4.30pm usually held fortnightly or weekly (see specific courses for number of study days)
  • About 5 hours of home study is required between sessions, with interim deadlines for submisison of portfolio work
  • Optional workshops will be offered to support portfolio building and accreditation
  • Courses are delivered in cohorts of 16 learners by experienced parenting practitioners / tutors
  • Facilitated by supportive trainers with extensive experience of working in partnership with parents and delivering evidence based parenting interventions
  • There are a limited number of places available so full charges will apply if learners drop-out of the course


Demand for these training opportunities is expected to be high. For this reason priority will be given to:

  1. Practitioners who are working with parents and families in universal and targeted services (level 1 and 2 of Hertfordshire’s Meeting the Needs document)
  2. Practitioners in a role, where there is at least 14 hours per rata per week direct contact with parents / families
  3. Practitioners who are not already level 3 qualified in relevant subject
  4. Practitioners who are working in geographic areas with high levels of social care referrals and economic disadvantage, according to 2011 Indices of Multiple Deprivation and Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index
  5. Practitioners who are trained in an evidence based parenting programme e.g. Incredible Years, Family Link’s Nurturing Programme, Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (for practitioners accessing unit 308)

To apply for your place, please use our online booking system: