Next 5 week course: Fridays 15th, 22nd, 29th Sept and 6th, 13th Oct 2017. 9:30am-3pm.
Next Intensive 5 Day Course: Monday 15th Jan to Friday 19th Jan 2018. 9:30am-3pm
NEW! Intensive, Modules 6-10, 3 Day Course: Tue 23rd to Thur 25th Jan 2018 9:30-3:30pm (only available to graduates of the 5 day/5 week course)
Module 1-5, 5 week or 5 day course, £1,500+VAT per person
Module 6-10 course 3 day course £900+VAT per person
Price includes all materials and refreshments. Lunch is included.
Training and certification in the delivery of parenting courses is a key part of what we do. We’ve been training many of the UK’s parenting professionals, teachers, counsellors and therapists since 2008. This ensures that the expert knowledge held within The Parent Practice is passed on to help more parents and families. No previous experience of our programmes is required to take the training.
Professionals who complete the Training for Trainers Courses receive a Certificate at the end of the course and may be eligible to become a Parent Practice Licensee.
The Training for Trainers Programme is delivered by Melissa Hood, Head of Training and Design, and is offered over 5 weeks (one class per week, 9:30am-3pm) or as an Intensive Training for Trainers Programme over 5 consecutive days, (9:30am-3pm). A class size is usually between 6 and 10 people.
This training is also available to parents who’ve taken a course with us and want to take their skills and understanding to a more advanced level, whether for the benefit of their own families or to use professionally.
Trainees learn the skills and strategies taought on our Positive Parenting Core Skills Course at an advanced level, and will also be trained in facilitation skills. The content of the Positive Parenting Cores skills course is as follows:
Descriptive Praise: How to develop your child's motivation, co-operation and confidence using Descriptive Praise.
Module 6 - Fostering independence and encouraging good habits.
Module 7 - Being in Charge: Explore how to authoritative without being over controlling and how to discipline effectively in positive ways which encourage children to learn, not to fear.
Module 8 - Fostering good relationships between siblings and other children.
Module 9 - Keeping Calm: How to structure life so that you can access positive parenting skills when faced with provocative behaviour. Understand that expectations of your children are realistic by reference to stages of development and temperament.
Module 10 - What to do when your children push your buttons.
Utilising a wide variety of presentation methods and skills, including analysis of what works in different situations for different purposes.
Making use of advanced non-verbal communication skills, including deeper understanding of skills you might already have, and why these work to allow you to use them more consistently and strategically.
Specific facilitation skills for
- understanding and facilitating good group dynamics
- managing participants' who are either dominant or withdrawn
- understanding individual participants' needs
- facilitating each participant's learning - being aware of what makes parents feel uncomfortable and making sure they feel safe, being aware of different learning styles and responding to them accordingly.
To apply please complete this form and we will be in touch with you.
Becoming a licensee
Licences to deliver The Parent Practice programmes may be available for trainers who are interested in running parenting programmes.
Licences relate to a specific geographical territory so licensees are able to practice within a defined area. Licensees do not trade as 'The Parent Practice' but trade under their own business name. Licensees may teach The Parent Practice methodology and may use The Parent Practice materials. Facilitators Notes, Parents' Notes and Supporting Materials are included with the Licence.Upon the successful completion of the training for trainers programme and purchase of a licence, licensees may designate themselves ‘Parent Practice Certified Educators.’
The Parent Practice offers different levels of ongoing business, administration and training support to Licensees. We offer promotional help including recommendations via our website.
We have licensees all over the world. View Here
About our Licensees:
Carol from Worthing about our licensee Camilla Miller:
Camilla and her course were recommended by a colleague at work... I have learnt that my daughter's behaviour was a reaction to how she was being treated, and all the emotions behind it. With Camilla's experience and guidance I learnt how to be connected with my daughter and encourage her in a positive way. Within two weeks I noticed the changes and how good she was responding to all techniques learnt. I am so delighted to see my daughter shining and willing to help without being asked to. Our course lasted five weeks, which went so quick and I could not be more grateful with Camilla and her help.
Rachel Vecht, Licensee in North West London
Yesterday I delivered week 2 of the course and I wanted to thank you - I am just loving it!!! You get true feedback from parents each week and they all attest to the fact that it really works. One father who started off a bit sceptical the first week said last night that "descriptive praise works like magic". Another dad who came for the first time yesterday (under duress) said "I learnt more in the first 45 minutes than I have in 13 years of being a parent".
For more details about becoming a licensee please call or email the office.
train trainers who want to add further skills and programmes to an existing professional repertoire
teach parenting skills and parenting strategies at an advanced level
train trainers in specific skills:-
accelerated learning techniques
non-verbal communications skills
group mastery techniques
professionals working with children, teenagers and families
professionals who want to add parenting skills to a cv
professionals who want to refresh and enhance their parenting skills
professionals who want to move into parenting facilitation
local authority employees who work with families and children
clients who have taken a course with us who want to take personal skills and understanding to a more advanced level for the benefit of their own families or professionally
Course certification is by attendance, written assignments and a practical presentation. Licences may be available for those who are interested in running parenting programmes. Licensees may designate themselves 'Parent Practice certified educators'.
I truthfully can't thank you all enough for everything you have taught me. As a result we have a very very happy household and kids who are free, loving and balanced and just incredible little people. I remain inspired by your work and in turn I try to inspire others and help others. A very long time ago I said to my family at a family lunch that I believed that the world is still largely run by men however it is (mainly) us women who raised those very men, so as women we should help each other and support each other in raising future generations and help create a world we are all happy to live in. The Parent Practice has set me on a path to help make that happen.
Kristina, attendee 2015
I have to admit that with this homework I am having the biggest "wow" moments since I started my journey with The Parent Practice! Words are not enough to say how much I appreciate this knowledge! Hat off !!! and A BIG Thank You for your amazing job and all the written materials! I do believe that every single mum should read it to make her motherhood absolutely enjoyable! Thanks to your "parenting manuals" my children's needs are so easy to be understood and fulfilled!!!!! ;)
Joanna, attendee 2015
I'd like to thank you most sincerely from the bottom of my heart for such a well crafted and organised course, that has taught me so much. It has served to deepen my fascination with the vital subject of parenting and has really got me thinking about all the issues on a whole new level, as well as giving me concrete ways to develop my communication and facilitation skills. I was very inspired by your excellent role modelling of everything that you were teaching us, and by your warmth and genuine care for everyone on the course. I am looking forward to building on everything that I have learnt and taking my new knowledge and skills forward
Daisy, attendee autumn 2016