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Parent Facilitator Training (Unit 308)


3 days training programme


Level 3 Award & Certificate Optional Unit (Unit 308)


This course has been developed specifically for Practitioners working in Children’s centres or
extended schools


The course covers one unit of the Level 3 Work with Parents qualification and provides an opportunity for practitioners to achieve the Level 3 Award in Work with Parents (12 credits) build towards a Level 3 Certificate in Work with Parents (30 credits) accredited by City and Guilds:

  • Unit 308 Work with Groups of Parents (three credits).


This course is generally delivered over 3 days and also requires learners to observe an experienced parenting facilitator, and complete a portfolio of evidence compiled whilst gaining hands on practice facilitating a parenting group.

Are you wanting to run a parenting course in your area? Don't know where to start? Don't know which course to use? We can give you answers and resources. There is now a lot of emphasis on qualification and quality standards in parent education so it is vital that parenting facilitators gain accreditation.

  • Key skills for facilitating group work, icebreakers, case studies, skills practice, quick think, energizers & discussion

  • Group Theories that support effective and sensitive leadership of a developing group

  • Understanding different Learning Styles and how to support them

  • Understanding responsibilities & timescales, handling conflict & reviewing progress

  • Evidence-based parenting courses versus developing bespoke materials

  • Evaluation & feedback

  • Reflective practice and developing listening skills

  • A 40-minute micro-teach skills practice

Where learners have already completed Unit 300 - Build and Maintain Relationship with Parents, this three-day course can be adapted to also support learners to achieve one of the following units:

  • Unit 304 - Effective Communication with Parents (three credits) OR Unit 306 - Reflect on and update own knowledge and practice (three credits).


On line application via Family Matters website