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Parent Facilitator Training (Unit 308)

COURSE LENGTH

3 days training programme

AWARDING BODY

Level 3 Award & Certificate Optional Unit (Unit 308)

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

LEARNER OUTCOMES

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).

OVERVIEW

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).

APPLICATION PROCESS

On line application via Family Matters website www.familymatters.org.uk