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Facilitating Training National Programme

Over two months, trainers from across the country will come together online to explore a wide range of vital facilitation topics and hone their training skills. This in-depth programme will provide time for you to not only learn new techniques, but also put them into practice, so you become a more confident facilitator.

How does the programme work?

The programme includes four three-hour online workshops led by our facilitation leads, Joe Blunden and Robin Davis. You can find out more about the content they will cover below.

You will also be able to access a wide range of resources during the programme, including a bespoke technical guide, and connect with other participants throughout.

1. Session design

3rd October 2024, 9.30-12.30

We'll explore the key principles of effective design, examine different learning styles and their relevance to session creation, and highlight some of the most important elements of effective training workshops.

2. Engaging effectively

17th October 2024, 1.30-4.30

Find out what tools to use to make your training sessions interactive and engaging. You'll learn how to effectively use breakouts, self-reflection, whiteboard activities, and other techniques to bring your sessions to life.

3. Common challenges

31st October 2024, 9.30-12.30

What are the common challenges that trainers and facilitators face? We'll discuss managing disengaged groups, dealing with disruptive delegates, and handling technical issues. You'll also learn how to make your training more inclusive too.

4. Facilitation in action

13th November 2024, 1.30-4.30
Find out about the teachback technique for learning, which has become a firm favourite here, and take away tips for managing your time effectively. We'll wrap up with our special version of a popular TV gameshow.

What does the programme cost?

This programme is available to staff at both member and non-member organisations. The cost for staff at member organisations is either two tokens or £600 per participant. Staff at non-member organsiations can join this programme for £800 per person.

Register your interest

To apply to join this programme, please complete our registration form.

If you would like to find out more about the programme, please email